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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.


Tornado rips through Dallas, destroying homes and businesses

The National Weather Service said a tornado that ripped through the Dallas area was a powerful EF3, with winds of about 140 miles an hour. It blasted apart homes and left thousands without power. Omar..
CBS News - Published

Reagan Library threatened by dangerous California wildfires

The National Weather Service issued an "extreme red flag warning" as powerful winds caused a fire to explode in Simi Valley, California. The flames threatened thousands of homes and the Ronald Reagan..
CBS News - Published

Videos for National Weather Service

75% Of US Will Be Impacted Frigid Record-Breaking Temperatures [Video]75% Of US Will Be Impacted Frigid Record-Breaking Temperatures

Approximately 3/4 of the US will experience freezing temperatures this week. CNN reports that weather forecasters are predicting that an Arctic blast will impact two-thirds of the country. By Tuesday..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Arctic Blast Expected to Break More Than 300 US Records [Video]Arctic Blast Expected to Break More Than 300 US Records

Between Monday and Wednesday, the National Weather Service is predicting record breaking cold temperatures from the Great Plains to the East Coast.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:08Published

Dangerous Desert Winds Whips Up More LA Area Fires [Video]Dangerous Desert Winds Whips Up More LA Area Fires

Firefighters in Southern California prepared for another day of gusty winds as they continue to battle wildfires. The region’s Santa Ana winds have been so dry and powerful that the National Weather..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Thousands ordered to flee wildfire near L.A.'s Getty Center [Video]Thousands ordered to flee wildfire near L.A.'s Getty Center

Thousands of people in Los Angeles were ordered to evacuate after a fast-moving brush fire ignited early on Monday morning near the Getty Center museum. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Ferocious CA fires prompt statewide emergency [Video]Ferocious CA fires prompt statewide emergency

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency Sunday as high winds and low humidity continue to fan devastating wildfires. Lisa Bernhard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:46Published

Homes destroyed after Dallas tornado [Video]Homes destroyed after Dallas tornado

Aerial views of Dallas County, Texas Monday morning revealed damaged homes from Sunday night's tornado that knocked out power for more than 175,000 homes and businesses. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:36Published

Winter-like weather hits U.S. Rockies [Video]Winter-like weather hits U.S. Rockies

Record snowfall hit the U.S. Rockies over the weekend, dumping up to four feet of snow in some areas. Gavino Garay reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Tropical Depression Imelda Pounds, Floods Houston Area [Video]Tropical Depression Imelda Pounds, Floods Houston Area

All flights into Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport were halted on Tuesday. The move came as Topical Depression Imelda inundated southeastern Texas with heavy rains and triggered flash..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published


Historic winds expected in Northern California amid wildfires

The National Weather Service says Northern California could experience a potentially historic wind event this weekend. Jeff Berardelli gives the latest forecast.
CBS News - Published

Hundreds of records could fall as cold, snow, ice sweep across nation

148 daily record lows are forecast to be broken, tied, or come within 1 degree between Tuesday and Thursday, the National Weather Service said.
USATODAY.com - Published

Easy Fire near Los Angeles spared the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. It's still threatening 7,000 homes

Hurricane-strength winds could fan the Easy Fire that is threatening 7,000 homes in California's Ventura County, the National Weather Service warned.
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Lighter winds help firefighters in N. California

The National Weather Service says an improved weather outlook should help firefighters battling a wind-driven wildfire in Northern California's wine country that's forced the evacuation of several..
USATODAY.com - Published

Floods receding in western Washington state

The National Weather Service's Seattle office said heavy rains this week had tapered off and most of Western Washington's rivers crested Tuesday and receded below flood stage. Flooding is expected to..
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Gulf Coast braces for a possible tropical storm

The National Weather Service warned that "strong winds, heavy rainfall, storm surge flooding, and dangerous rip currents are likely"
CBS News - Published

Powerful September snowstorm slams northwestern Montana

A winter storm warning is in effect until Monday morning for portions of north central Montana, the National Weather Service said
CBS News - Published

Puerto Rico, still recovering from Hurricane Maria, braces for Tropical Storm Karen

The National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Karen's exact path was not yet undetermined.
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Radar picks up huge swarm of dragonflies in parts of southeast U.S.

The National Weather Service radar showed the large blob extending from Virginia to North Carolina
CBS News - Published

Swarms of dragonflies are so big they're popping up on weather radar

Last week, the National Weather Service reported swarms of dragonflies on radars in Ohio.
USATODAY.com - Published

All Was Quiet at the Birmingham Weather Office. Until a Trump Forecast Brought a Storm.

Tornadoes are the most challenging tempests that the National Weather Service workers in Alabama typically handle. But all that changed with a faulty Hurricane Dorian tweet by the president.
NYTimes.com - Published

NOAA chief defends Alabama office after Trump Dorian tweet

The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday defended a regional National Weather Service (NWS) office in Alabama that told residents the state was not at risk from..
Reuters - Published

NOAA scientist looking into "potential violations" with Trump's hurricane claims

There are new accusations the Trump administration may have tried to pressure the National Weather Service to change an advisory for Hurricane Dorian, to cover up a mistake by the president. Weijia..
CBS News - Published

Trump's feud with weather officials over Alabama tweet ramps up

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a statement Friday to say the information they gave the president over the weekend did in fact include Alabama in their Hurricane Dorian..
CBS News - Published

A Presidential Storm Leaves Forecasters Rebuked

The parent agency of the National Weather Service’s Birmingham, Ala., office issued a statement admonishing it for challenging President Trump’s claim about a hurricane threat to Alabama.
NYTimes.com - Published

Big waves amid Dorian storm surge warnings

Big waves were seen on US East Coast beaches as Hurricane Dorian drew near. The National Weather Service said a storm surge warning was in effect from Sebastian Inlet, Florida to Surf City, North..
USATODAY.com - Published

Heat wave across central U.S. prompts health warnings

The National Weather Service's heat warning covers most of Missouri and eight other states
CBS News - Published

Rare lightning strikes 300 miles from North Pole amid hot summer in the Arctic

In an unusual event Saturday evening, multiple lightning strikes were detected within 300 miles of the North Pole, the National Weather Service said.
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Cape Code tornado rips off roofs, wrecks beach

A tornado struck Yarmouth, Massachusetts, according to the National Weather Service.
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National Weather Service bakes biscuits in a car

The agency performed the hilarious experiment to warn locals of the dangerous heatwave this weekend
CBS News - Published

D.C. will be as hot as Death Valley as record-breaking heat wave scorches most of the US

Record hot temperatures are likely, says National Weather Service. Heat index is forecast to surge past 100 degrees and near the 110s in many areas.
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Why overnight temps make heat wave even more excruciating

National Weather Service says about 120 record-high minimum temperatures could be set – meaning there will barely be any relief at night
CBS News - Published

A heat wave will scorch the central and eastern US this week. Here's how you can stay cool and survive

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for large swathes of the country where temperatures will reach triple digits this week.
USATODAY.com - Published

In Hurricane Barry's wake, here are the worst floods in American history

24/7 Wall St. used data compiled by government agencies, including the National Weather Service, and consulted sources to develop this list.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Flooding threatens Louisiana as Barry moves inland

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

New Orleans, already hit by floods, prepares for arrival of a potential Hurricane Barry

The weather disturbance in the Gulf is expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Barry by nightfall and hit as a hurricane Saturday, NWS says.
USATODAY.com - Published

Shorts in Alaska? Residents, tourists cope in heat

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

Washington Area Hit by Heavy Rains and Floods

The National Weather Service declared a flash flood emergency for the nation’s capital and surrounding areas on Monday.
NYTimes.com - Published

D.C. area deluged by rain as floodwaters strand drivers

This is one of the most severe flood warnings that can be issued by the National Weather Service
CBS News - Published

Alaska hit with record high temperatures and wildfires

According to the National Weather Service, the temperature hit 90 degrees at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
CBS News - Published

Anchorage reached 90 degrees on the 4th of July, shattering previous all-time record

The National Weather Service confirmed that the temperature in Anchorage reached 90 degrees, breaking an all-time high that was set 50 years ago.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Unidentified flying objects had Kansas City locals, weather service puzzled

Unidentified flying objects were spotted in Kansas City, Missouri, Locals and even the local National Weather Service were puzzled by the objects.  
USATODAY.com - Published

'No explanation': Flying objects over Kansas City leave locals suspecting aliens

Two flying objects in Kansas City, Missouri, left locals suspecting aliens and the National Weather Service with "no explanation."
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'Merits some investigation': Weather service says massive ladybug swarm spotted. One expert is skeptical

The National Weather Service reported a massive swarm of ladybugs flying over the Inland Empire. One ecologist said it requires more investigation.
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"Wall of dirt" moves across Lubbock, Texas

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

Ladybug swarm so large it registers on radar in Southern California

"The large echo showing up on SoCal radar ... is not precipitation, but actually a cloud of lady bugs ..." a tweet from the National Weather Service in San Diego read
CBS News - Published

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