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Major Ice Storm Continues in Southern U.S.

A solid core of cold air with well-below normal temperatures continues to interact with increasing moisture for an extensive stretch of ice with some sleet. This regime will continue through Wednesday with the potential for additional and significant ice accretion, especially in portions of Texas. Meanwhile, heavy to excessive rain is also coming into frame for Wednesday near the Arklatex. Read More >

YEAR HISTORY OF THE NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE
1849 Weather alerts and information are distributed via telegraph wire.
1890 Weather services transferred from the Signal Service to the newly formed U.S. Weather Bureau under the Department of Agriculture.
1928 Teletype replaces telegraph for weather distribution.
1940 U.S. Weather Bureau transferred to Department of Commerce.
1970 U.S. Weather Bureau renamed National Weather Service (NWS).
1999 NWS develops and implements leased NOAA Weather Wire Service (NWWS) using satellite distribution to States and television and radio broadcasters.
2003 NWWS implements Internet access for all user subscriptions (both public and private).
2015 NWS enterprise architecture NWWS replaces the leased legacy NWWS.