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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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Hail storm hit Los Angeles amid cold blast

Parts of Los Angeles saw hail coming down as a big blast of cold air moves into Southern California. The National Weather Service also confirmed sightings of a few snowflakes.
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Winter weather isn't just battering the eastern US. It's even snowing in Las Vegas

While winter weather has battered the east for the past couple days, the National Weather Service said up to 3 inches of snow will fall in the outskirts of the Las Vegas Valley.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for National Weather Service

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

Winter Storm to Hit U.S. Northeast With Up to Two Feet of Snow [Video]Winter Storm to Hit U.S. Northeast With Up to Two Feet of Snow

According to Reuters, a winter storm that has covered the U.S. Midwest with snow advanced on the U.S. Northeast on Saturday, forcing the cancellation of flights and train service. The Weather Service..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Winter Storm Slams U.S. From The Midwest To The Northeast [Video]Winter Storm Slams U.S. From The Midwest To The Northeast

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, forecasters said that a major winter storm is expected to slam a large portion of the northern United States with heavy snow, gusty winds and frigid..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast [Video]Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast

A major winter storm was expected to clobber a large swath of the northern United States with heavy snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures making travel difficult and dangerous starting on Friday...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

California Blizzard: Clouds Form Over Tehachapi Mountains As Winter Storm Harper Develops [Video]California Blizzard: Clouds Form Over Tehachapi Mountains As Winter Storm Harper Develops

Residents in parts of California have been told to brace themselves for a potentially life-threatening blizzard. The National Weather Service said the severe winter storm which has been hammering the..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:15Published

D.C. dogs undeterred by snowy shutdown [Video]D.C. dogs undeterred by snowy shutdown

Neither snow nor a government shutdown could stop dogs or their people from enjoying the winter wonderland that blanketed Washington, DC on Monday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Deadly snowstorm pummels Midwest, marches East [Video]Deadly snowstorm pummels Midwest, marches East

A winter storm that dumped heavy snow on the U.S. Midwest, causing several roadway deaths, stranding some motorists in Missouri and cancelling dozens of flights, marched east toward Washington on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Huge snowstorm to blanket more than half of United States [Video]Huge snowstorm to blanket more than half of United States

A massive winter storm has hit the U.S. Rockies and Plains, with snow set to assault a 1,800-mile corridor through the weekend. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

 

9.4 inches of rain soaks San Bernardino Mountains in 48 hours

National Weather Service says more than 4 inches fell over 48 hours near a wildfire burn scar close to the city of Lake Elsinore in the Santa Ana Mountains
CBS News - Published

Mudslide forces evacuations in San Francisco area

At least 50 homes have been evacuated after a mudslide struck a neighborhood in Sausalito, north of San Francisco. National Weather Service forecasters say Sausalito has received nearly 5 inches (13..
USATODAY.com - Published

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