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National Weather Service: United States weather agency
The National Weather Service (NWS) is an agency of the United States federal government that is tasked with providing weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, and other weather-related products to organizations and the public for the purposes of protection, safety, and general information. It is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) branch of the Department of Commerce, and is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, within the Washington metropolitan area. The agency was known as the United States Weather Bureau from 1890 until it adopted its current name in 1970.

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Flooding will go on in storm-ravaged U.S. Midwest

The flooding that devastated the U.S. Midwest is likely to last into next week, as rain and melted snow flow into Kansas, Missouri and Mississippi, the National Weather Service said.
Reuters - Published

Historic Mississippi River basin flooding forecast

The National Weather Service forecasts major to historic flooding along portions of the Missouri and Mississippi River basins for the rest of this week. The flooding started after a massive late-winter..
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for National Weather Service

Midwest flooding likely to last into next week [Video]Midwest flooding likely to last into next week

Drone footage shows the devastation from flooding in Bellevue, Nebraska. Officials say the floodwaters in the U.S. Midwest are likely to last into next week. The storms and floods have killed at least..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:29Published

At least three dead in U.S. Midwest flooding [Video]At least three dead in U.S. Midwest flooding

Floodwaters in the Midwestern United States after last week's "bomb cyclone" have left at least three people dead with further evacuations possible. Gavino Garay reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Nebraska hit with worst flooding in 50 years [Video]Nebraska hit with worst flooding in 50 years

Nebraska is dealing with the worst flooding its seen in 50 years after a powerful, late-winter 'bomb cyclone' storm pushed into the U.S. Midwest. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

Midwest Struck By 'Biblical Flooding' After Bomb Cyclone [Video]Midwest Struck By 'Biblical Flooding' After Bomb Cyclone

According to a report by Huffpost, on Friday, a powerful 'bomb cyclone' tore through the Midwest, bringing extreme flooding to parts of Nebraska, Iowa, and Wisconsin. The National Weather Service..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Blizzard Pounds Central U.S. Plains, Grounding Flights & Cutting Power [Video]Blizzard Pounds Central U.S. Plains, Grounding Flights & Cutting Power

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, a late-winter blizzard hit the US central plains states with high winds and an expected 2 feet of snow. The storm has disrupted air travel, caused power..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Dozens hurt by turbulence on flight headed to JFK [Video]Dozens hurt by turbulence on flight headed to JFK

More than two dozen people were injured and at least 10 were taken to a hospital after a Turkish Airlines flight encountered severe turbulence on its approach to New York's John F. Kennedy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:29Published

Hail and heavy flooding shuts roads in California's Sonoma [Video]Hail and heavy flooding shuts roads in California's Sonoma

Amateur video shows floodwater gushing through a street in California's Sonoma County. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Late Winter Snow Storm [Video]Late Winter Snow Storm

According to Reuters, New York faced its biggest snowstorm of the winter on Monday as snow spread across the northeastern United States, infuriating commuters who juggled canceled planes and trains and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Tornadoes Kill at Least 23 in Eastern Alabama [Video]Tornadoes Kill at Least 23 in Eastern Alabama

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones told reporters that the death toll is expected to rise as rescue crews resume their search for survivors Monday morning.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Meteorologist In Montana Conducts Boiling Water Challenge In Subzero Temperatures [Video]Meteorologist In Montana Conducts Boiling Water Challenge In Subzero Temperatures

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service headed outside in Glasgow, Montana to demonstrate the boiling water challenge as temperatures hovered below zero due to a blast of arctic air.

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:19Published

Snow in the Arizona desert [Video]Snow in the Arizona desert

A snowstorm that swept through the hills of Scottsdale, Arizona left an unusual -- and beautiful -- visual of snow on the state's iconic saguaro cactus plants as seen from a helicopter. Rough Cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Massive winter storm hits Midwest, East Coast [Video]Massive winter storm hits Midwest, East Coast

A massive winter storm is sweeping across the Midwest and East Coast, causing major travel delays and forcing schools and federal offices to close. Colette Luke has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Slip-Sliding Away: California Battles Flash Floods, Mudslides, Torrential Rains [Video]Slip-Sliding Away: California Battles Flash Floods, Mudslides, Torrential Rains

Gizmodo's Earth reports California was hit this week with a massive atmospheric river. By Thursday, multiple counties were reporting record rainfall amid road closures and flash floods. Palm Springs..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Extreme Cold Kills At Nine And Threatens 'Instant Frostbite' [Video]Extreme Cold Kills At Nine And Threatens 'Instant Frostbite'

According to CNN, As millions grapple with the frigid temperatures, at least nine deaths have been linked to the extreme weather this week. Officials in Iowa said there have been four deaths there this..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Arctic blast halts GM operations [Video]Arctic blast halts GM operations

GM halted operations at 11 Michigan plants after a utility appealed to users to conserve natural gas amid the Arctic blast. As Fred Katayama reports, even postal delivery was suspended in certain..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Polar vortex strikes U.S. Midwest [Video]Polar vortex strikes U.S. Midwest

A large swath of the United States was gripped by brutal cold and wind chills on Wednesday as record-low temperatures caused by a blast of Arctic air moved across the Midwest and into Eastern states,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Extreme Cold Halts US Mail Delivery In Over 100 ZIP Codes [Video]Extreme Cold Halts US Mail Delivery In Over 100 ZIP Codes

Extreme cold in multiple states is forcing the US Postal Service to halt deliveries to more than 100 ZIP codes. Business Insider reports some places could see wind chill readings as low as 60 below..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Dangerous Sub-Zero Temps To Grip U.S Midwest And Northeast [Video]Dangerous Sub-Zero Temps To Grip U.S Midwest And Northeast

Reuters reports that a blast of frigid arctic air will bring dangerous sub-zero temperatures to the US midwest and northeast. Forecasters are predicting that during the period of Tuesday night through..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

How The Government Shutdown Is Effecting The Weather [Video]How The Government Shutdown Is Effecting The Weather

Business Insider reports the US government shutdown is 34th day. The shutdown has left some NOAA staff in limbo. Day-to-day weather forecasting is not affected. The shutdown could impede long-term..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

 

Residents rescued amid historic flooding across Midwest

"Flood warnings and advisories remain in effect, mainly across parts of the eastern Nebraska, Iowa, and southern Wisconsin," the National Weather Service said
CBS News - Published

Tornado damages dozens of Michigan homes

Authorities say a tornado swept through mid-Michigan, damaging homes and knocking out power to thousands. The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down Thursday night around the..
USATODAY.com - Published

Blizzard, fierce winds expected to clobber U.S. Plains states

A late-winter blizzard is expected to clobber the U.S. Central Plains states Wednesday with up to two feet of snow and fierce winds and bring floods in the Upper Midwest, the National Weather Service..
Reuters - Published

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