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Fire Weather Threat Waning in Southern California; Early Season Winter Storm Impacting the Ohio/Mississippi Valleys and the East Coast States

Elevated to locally critical fire weather threats persist for southern California, before hopefully subsiding on Friday. An early winter storm is producing heavy snow from the Mid MS Valley through the OH Valley and Interior Northeast, potentially significant icing in the south-central Appalachians and heavy rain from the Southeast to Mid-Atlantic coast the next few days. Read More >


A strong storm system tracked through the region during the evening hours on Friday April 13, 2018. A few super cell thunderstorms and several line segments developed across the Missouri Ozarks, that produce large hail, damaging winds, and four tornadoes. One supercell occurred across southern Taney County, which produced large hail of golf ball to tennis ball size and straight line winds around 70 mph. Line segments then developed producing four tornadoes, one EF-2 and three EF-1 tornadoes. The severe weather generally occurred east of Highway 65 and south of Interstate 44. Localized minor flooding also occurred across portions of south central Missouri will training of storms occurred.

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