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Frigid Temperatures for Parts of Central and Western U.S.; Heavy Rain and Flooding for Gulf Coast and Hawaii

An arctic cold front will continue to plunge southward through the Plains, Mississippi Valley and the Northwest quadrant of the U.S. through tonight. Well below normal temperatures are expected along with dangerous wind chills. A wintry mix will develop over the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. Meanwhile, heavy rain, flooding and thunderstorms are forecast over much of the Gulf Coast and Hawaii. Read More >

Local Research

A Messaging Conundrum: High Wind Events In The Ohio Valley -- PNG -- PDF
  Kristen Cassady, Brian Coniglio, & Scott Hickman, NWS Wilmington Ohio.
  Presented at the National Weather Association 46th Annual Meeting in August 2021.

Tornado Outbreak on Memorial Day 2019 -- PNG -- PDF
  Andrew Hatzos, NWS Wilmington Ohio.
  Presented at the National Weather Association 44th Annual Meeting in September 2019.

Significant Hail in the Ohio Valley: An Event-Driven MRMS Perspective -- PNG -- PDF
  Kristen Cassady, NWS Wilmington Ohio.
  Presented at the National Weather Association 44th Annual Meeting in September 2019.

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.