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.
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
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
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..
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
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.. USATODAY.com - Published
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
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
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
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
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 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
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