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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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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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Texans Demand The Most From Their Power Grid As Heat Wave Bakes Southeast [Video]Texans Demand The Most From Their Power Grid As Heat Wave Bakes Southeast

Reuters reports demand for electricity in Texas hit a record on Monday. Residents cranked up their air conditioners to escape a heat wave that is baking much of the U.S. Southeast. The U.S. National..

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National Weather Service: Massive Heat Wave On Its Way Out [Video]National Weather Service: Massive Heat Wave On Its Way Out

Reuters reports a heat wave has blanketed about a third of the population of the United States in recent day. But the National Weather Service says the heat is due to break on Monday, in a burst of..

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Central, Eastern US More Than Toasty In Massive Heat Wave [Video]Central, Eastern US More Than Toasty In Massive Heat Wave

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..

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Massive heat wave bakes central, eastern U.S. [Video]Massive heat wave bakes central, eastern U.S.

A gargantuan heat wave hunkered down over the central and eastern United States on Saturday, sending residents to cooling centers and inflicting cities with a heat index over 100 degrees Fahrenheit...

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Heat wave scorches eastern, central U.S. [Video]Heat wave scorches eastern, central U.S.

Forecasters are predicting temperatures to reach into the 90s on Saturday, with a massive heat wave blanketing across the eastern and central U.S. Nathan Frandino has more.

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NYC mayor warns of potentially 'dangerous' weather [Video]NYC mayor warns of potentially 'dangerous' weather

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio warned residents on Friday to take the massive heat wave 'seriously' as it is expected to get worse this weekend. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Brutal Heat Grips More Than Half Of The United States [Video]Brutal Heat Grips More Than Half Of The United States

More than half of the mainland United States has been engulfed by extreme temperatures and high humidity this week. The National Weather Service has said the “widespread and dangerous” heatwave..

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Barry, upgraded to hurricane, heads to Louisiana [Video]Barry, upgraded to hurricane, heads to Louisiana

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..

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White House Leaks After DC Gets Hit With Record-Breaking Rain [Video]White House Leaks After DC Gets Hit With Record-Breaking Rain

Rain came storming down on parts of Washington, D.C., breaking a daily record in just an hour. It fell 3.3. Inches at Reagan National Airport, breaking the previous record of 2.2. Inches in 1958...

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Flash flooding hits D.C. area [Video]Flash flooding hits D.C. area

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..

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Mayflies Invade Ohio [Video]Mayflies Invade Ohio

Residents of northeastern Ohio are battling a crazy amount of mayflies that are hatching and invading parts of the state. The swarm has been so dense that it has been detected by a National Weather..

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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
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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
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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.
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Heat wave across central U.S. prompts health warnings

The National Weather Service's heat warning covers most of Missouri and eight other states
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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.  
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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
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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
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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.  
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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.  
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'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..
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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
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More than 400 tornadoes in the US in May? It may take months to know for sure

The National Weather Service has logged more than 400 eyewitness accounts of tornadoes in May, but it will likely take months to verify those reports.
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Reports of tornadoes differ from the actual recorded number

USA TODAY's Doyle Rice explains how reports of tornados differs from the actual recorded number by the National Weather Service.
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Tornadoes rip through Kansas after one killed, scores hurt by Ohio twisters

Several tornadoes reportedly touched down on Tuesday evening in Kansas to damage homes, uproot trees and rip down power lines, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.
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Supercell moves through Kansas

The National Weather Service issued a tornado emergency alert on Tuesday, as a large tornado moved through parts of Kansas.
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'Slow-motion disaster' along Arkansas River: Every large community will see major flooding within 7-10 days

The National Weather Service says every large community along the Arkansas River will see major or record flooding within the next week to 10 days.
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Kansas tornado carves path of destruction

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..
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Tornado confirmed in eastern Pennsylvania

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..
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Tornado on ground in Kansas City area

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...
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Large, dangerous tornado touches down in Kansas City

The NWS issues a “tornado emergency” for the area known as the Legends Outlets for shopping near where the Kansas Speedway hosts NASCAR races.
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'Large and dangerous' tornado slams southwest Ohio

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..
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Midwest flooding rises amid concerns levees may not withstand high water levels

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..
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Arkansas residents "anxious" as swollen river strains levees

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..
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Trump says China wants to make a trade deal; National Weather Service says twister in Reno, Okla. had winds up to 165 mph; more
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Deadly tornado shreds part of mobile home park in Oklahoma town

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..
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Arkansas River could cause catastrophic flooding

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..
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EF1 Tornado confirmed outside Baltimore

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..
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Central Missouri tornado wrecks car dealership

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..
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