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Severe Weather and Flood Potential for the East; Fire Weather Concerns for the Southwest and Alaska

Severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall will affect the eastern portions of the country today. Across the Pacific Northwest and northern Plains, showers with the chance for severe thunderstorms later today. For the Southwest and southern portions of Alaska, fire weather concerns expected today and could extend into the holiday weekend. Rip currents are possible for the east coast and Puerto Rico. Read More >



The Weather Ready Nation Ambassador Program strives to connect the National Weather Service and the community in the hopes of creating a weather ready nation. Students at the Donald E. Long School in Portland, OR have done just that! Check out these 'weather slaps' written, performed and produced by two students at the school.


With these performances, they hope that they can help prepare their communities for weather related emergencies.

The Donald E. Long School is a justice involved school within the Multnomah Education Service District (MESD). MESD is an educational cooperative that provides a wide variety of programs and services on a regional basis to school districts in Multnomah County and beyond. Donald E. Long school is not only a WRN Ambassador, but also is a CoCoRaHs reporter. The students submit temperature and precipitation data daily to the NWS.

We are so incredibly proud of these students and thank them for their hard work to promote the mission of the National Weather Service.

Do you want to be a WRN Ambassador? Visit for more information.