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.
A gargantuan heat wave sat itself right down over the central and eastern United States on Saturday. Reuters reports the heat has sent residents to cooling centers and inflicting on Washington a heat..
Hurricane Barry was churning off Louisiana on Saturday, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019 in a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive..
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency in the D.C. metropolitan area on Monday as roads and backyards flooded and a rush of water poured through the ceiling of the Virginia Square..
The National Weather Service has issued flash flood warnings across the state of Louisiana as Barry continues to move inland. Broussard, Louisiana Mayor Ray Bourque joined CBSN on the phone to discuss.. CBS News - Published
You wouldn't normally associate Anchorage, Alaska with record heat, but that's been the case for the last 11 days, The National Weather Service says there have been nine new daily high temperature.. USATODAY.com - Published
The National Weather Service says a "wall of dirt" passed over Lubbock, Texas on Wednesday. It says strong thunderstorms picked up a large amount of dust, which moved across that region of North Texas.. USATODAY.com - Published
A dangerous tornado system spared the Kansas City metropolitan area on Tuesday following the National Weather Service's warning of a "tornado emergency" but injured at least 11 people in a neighboring.. USATODAY.com - Published
The National Weather Service says a tornado has been confirmed in eastern Pennsylvania. Damaged homes are reported in Berks and Chester counties but there were no immediate reports of injuries. (May.. USATODAY.com - Published
The National Weather Service office in Kansas City says a large and dangerous tornado is on the ground on the western edge of Kansas City, Kansas, and the NWS is telling residents to take shelter now... USATODAY.com - Published
The National Weather Service confirmed Monday night that a "large and dangerous tornado" hit near Trotwood, Ohio, 8 miles northwest of Dayton. It said early Tuesday that more than 70,000 outages across.. USATODAY.com - Published
Millions are at risk from severe flooding in the Midwest, especially around the Arkansas River. CBS News national correspondent Manuel Bojorquez joined CBSN for more on what the National Weather.. CBS News - Published
About 10 million people in the Central U.S. may be about to see the worst flooding in recorded history. The biggest threat is along the Arkansas River, where the National Weather Service warns of a.. CBS News - Published
A weekend tornado devastated El Reno, Oklahoma, tearing through a mobile home park and killing at least two people. The National Weather Service says it was an EF3 tornado packing winds up to 165 miles.. CBS News - Published
The National Weather Service is warning of a "dangerous and life-threatening situation" along the Arkansas River. The river is expected to rise another three feet in the next few days. Manuel Bojorquez.. CBS News - Published
The National Weather Service confirms that an EF1 tornado touched down near Columbia, Maryland on Thursday. It came as severe storms rumbled through the Baltimore area, toppling trees, causing power.. USATODAY.com - Published
A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, according to the National Weather Service, but there were no immediate reports of fatalities. There is heavy damage, including in a.. USATODAY.com - Published