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Severe Storms & Heavy Rainfall Possible in the Plains; Critical Fire Weather Conditions for Parts of the West

Scattered severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall are possible across portions of the Plains today. Meanwhile, dry weather and gusty winds will result in critical fire weather conditions across the Great Basin and northern Rockies. Elsewhere, tropical storm Dorian in the Atlantic is expected to slowly strengthen and will likely approach the Lesser Antilles by Tuesday. Read More >

Local Research

The Six Tornadoes of May 24, 2017 -- PNG -- PDF
  Andrew Hatzos, NWS Wilmington Ohio.
  Presented at the National Weather Association 43rd Annual Meeting in August 2018.

Weak Tornadoes in the Ohio Valley: A Pre-Storm Environment Assessment -- PNG -- PDF
  Kristen Cassady, NWS Wilmington Ohio.
  Presented at the National Weather Association 43rd Annual Meeting in August 2018.

Ensuring Effective Snow Squall Messaging and Action by Decreasing False Alarms -- PNG -- PDF
  Ashley Novak, NWS Wilmington Ohio.
  Presented at the National Weather Association 42nd Annual Meeting in September 2017.

TDWR Detection of QLCS Tornadoes -- PNG -- PDF
  Andrew Hatzos, NWS Wilmington Ohio.
  Presented at the National Weather Association 41st Annual Meeting in September 2016.

Snow Squalls: An Observed Sounding Perspective -- PNG -- PDF
  Brian Haines and Michael Kurz, NWS Wilmington Ohio.
  Presented at the National Weather Association 41st Annual Meeting in September 2016.