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Three-Day Siege of Severe Thunderstorms With Damaging Winds, Tornadoes, Hail Underway in the South and Midwest

By Jonathan Belles
April 18, 2019

It's April, so here we go again. We have the latest on another severe weather threat.

Four Things to Know About the Severe Weather Threat This Week

By Linda Lam
April 18, 2019

The threat of severe thunderstorms will spread from the central U.S. to the East into late-week and will include the risk of tornadoes, hail and flooding. There is also the risk of severe weather overnight, and behind this system, cooler conditions will return.

After Recent Severe Weather Outbreaks, Expect a Quieter Pattern Next Week

By Jonathan Erdman
April 17, 2019

We have good news. A change in the jet stream will calm things down next week.

Hail: The Most Underrated Costly Weather Disaster

By Jon Erdman
April 17, 2019

Tornadoes and hurricanes get more attention, but hail costs billions of dollars every year.

Why Large Hail Is an Underrated Danger and Poses a Major Threat to People and Property

By Chris Dolce
April 17, 2019

Tornadoes are certainly one of the most destructive forms of severe weather, however large hail packs a major punch.

Why Large Hail Is an Underrated Danger and Poses a Major Threat to People and Property

By Chris Dolce
April 17, 2019

Tornadoes are certainly one of the most destructive forms of severe weather, however large hail packs a major punch.

NOAA Research Finds East Coast is Hit by 25 Meteotsunamis Each Year

By Brian Donegan
April 16, 2019

Meteotsunamis are a type of tsunami, but instead of being generated by an underwater earthquake, the source is meteorological, which gives them their unique name.

It's the Most Favorable Time of Year For the Most Violent Tornadoes in the U.S.

By Jonathan Erdman
April 16, 2019

The nation's worst tornadoes have a distinct seasonal peak.

No Tornadoes Have Struck Oklahoma and Kansas So Far in 2019, But the Streak May Soon End

By Linda Lam
April 16, 2019

Kansas and Oklahoma are off to another quiet start to the year in terms of tornado activity.

Storms Leave Damage in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Delaware After Tornadoes Roar Across the South

By Pam Wright
April 15, 2019

Violent storms with dangerous tornadoes hit the South this weekend. Here's the latest.

Caribou, Maine, Sets Record for Most Consecutive Days With at Least an Inch of Snow on the Ground

By Linda Lam
April 15, 2019

One Northeast city has seen an extreme winter and has set a new record for the longest time with at least an inch of snow on the ground.

Alaska Rivers Smash Records for Earliest Spring Ice Breakup

By Chris Dolce
April 15, 2019

Ice has broken apart on two rivers in recent days, setting new records for so early in spring.

Severe Thunderstorms With Damaging Winds and a Few Tornadoes Spreading Through the Eastern States

By weather.com meteorologists
April 15, 2019

A significant severe weather threat will continue to move eastward into Monday morning.

Weekend Snow Spreads From Midwest to Great Lakes

By Jonathan Erdman
April 14, 2019

We're just the messengers. More snow is expected this weekend.

Cold Blast Behind Winter Storm Wesley May Delay Flooding

By Linda Lam
April 12, 2019

Colder-than-average temperatures will be in place in much of the central U.S. through mid-April, which may help slow melting of the snowpack and reduce river flood concerns until temperatures warm again.

Winter Storm Wesley Will Bring Snow, Gusty Winds to Upper Midwest Friday

By Jonathan Erdman
April 12, 2019

Wesley will continue to impact the Plains and upper Midwest with snow and high winds Friday.

Drought Coverage in the Continental U.S. Drops to a 21st Century Record Low

By Jonathan Erdman
April 12, 2019

This is great news, however, there are some caveats.

Winter Storm Wesley Could Smash Snowfall Records

By Brian Donegan
April 11, 2019

Wesley may plant its flag in the history books. Here are the records that could fall.

Weekend Storm Could Bring More Severe Weather to the South and April Snow to the Plains and Upper Midwest

By Jonathan Erdman
April 11, 2019

Next up in the April storm parade is a weekend system. Here's what may be in store.

5 Reasons Wesley Is an Example of a Classic 'Kitchen Sink' Spring Storm

By Chris Dolce
April 11, 2019

Wesley is an example of how early-spring storms can introduce many different types of changing weather conditions all at once.

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