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National Weather Service:
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.


Scant progress against two new California wildfires [Video]

Scant progress against two new California wildfires

[NFA] More than 750 firefighters using 14 helicopters managed to contain only 5% of the Silverado fire, while a second fire, the Blueridge fire, charred roughly 8,000 acres. This report produced by..

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More than 200 evacuated in California wildfires [Video]

More than 200 evacuated in California wildfires

More than 200 people were airlifted to safety overnight after a fast-moving wildfire cut off the only road out of the Mammoth Pool Reservoir, a popular recreational site in California's Sierra National..

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National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for nearly all of Northern California after two new fires wreak burning havoc.  
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"Zombie" storm regains strength in bizarre 2020 season

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards warns Tropical Storm Sally represents a "significant threat"

Tropical Storm Sally is headed toward Louisiana, where it is expected to make landfall as a hurricane and could produce "life-threatening" storm surge, according to the National Hurricane Center. Watch..
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Wildfire smoke plumes morphs San Francisco's skyline into eerie Martian orange

The National Weather Service said wildfires burning across Northern California caused unprecedented smoke clouds.
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California Heat Wave: The Latest on the State's Weather

Los Angeles County set a new high temperature as a cooling sea breeze remained trapped offshore, according to the National Weather Service.
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Scorching heat hits California, leaving some areas without power

Widespread highs Sunday were expected to be between 105-115 degrees, and in some areas could top 120, according to the National Weather Service.
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Powerful waterspout churns ashore in Miami, dissipates with no injuries

The National Weather Service in Miami preliminarily classified a giant white funnel as a waterspout, but later confirmed it moved on land.
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Rare 'firenado' warning issued for Loyalton Fire near California-Nevada border

The National Weather Service called "firenadoes" an "extreme weather phenomenon that can occur with rotating fire columns."
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Wildfires and a "firenado" plague the West Coast

Several wildfires are burning out of control on the West Coast, fueled by dry brush and extreme heat. For the first time ever, the National Weather Service issued a warning for a fire tornado. Lilia..
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Fire Tornadoes Reported in Northern California Wildfire

The National Weather Service issued an unusual warning on Saturday about the possibility of “a fire-induced tornado.”
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'Dangerous' heat wave scorches western U.S., raising fire threat and coronavirus concerns

A "dangerous" and long-duration heat wave will build across the West this weekend through much of next week, the National Weather Service said.
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Huge waves expected at Hawaii beach

Top surfers are expected to flock to Sunset Beach in Oahu as the National Weather Service is forecasting waves to reach 40 to 50 feet high in the area. Scott Pelley reports.
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'Oh My God': Possible tornado sighted in Litchfield County, Connecticut

The National Weather Service reported a possible tornado in Connecticut, during storms that downed trees and caused damage to property on August 2.
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Tornado hits 3 west Minnesota farms, crosses I-94

A powerful tornado damaged farms and injured at least two people in western Minnesota on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. (July 9)  
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'That thing is definitely cooking': Tornado touches down in Kismet, Kansas

A tornado formed near Kismet, Kansas, on July 1, with the National Weather Service confirming the funnel hit the ground.
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New Orleans man gives stranded neighbor much needed lift in canoe through flooded streets

A man came to his stranded neighbor's aid after more than five inches of rain fell in the area, the National Weather Service reported.
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Live Updates: Michigan Dam Breaks and Flooding Force Thousands to Evacuate

The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning for areas near the Tittabawassee River. The disaster was compounded by the effects of the coronavirus.
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Severe Weather Tears a Destructive Path in Parts of the South

A tornado touched down in northeastern Louisiana, damaging houses and commercial buildings. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for parts of Alabama and Tennessee.
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'Falling iguana' alert issued in Florida due to cold temperatures: 'Don't assume that they're dead'

The National Weather Service in Miami has issued an unofficial warning for falling iguanas tonight due to an unusual cold snap in the Sunshine State.
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Massive winter storm packing 'heavy' snow targets Upper Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast

The National Weather Service says the storm could produce widespread hazardous conditions across much of the northeastern quarter of the nation.
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Winter storm slams Midwest

The National Weather Service says a winter storm will create hazardous travel conditions from the Plains into the Northeast through the weekend. (Jan. 17)  
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Students scatter as 'microburst' rips hole in school gym

The National Weather Service confirmed a microburst came through Clinton, North Carolina, creating wind speeds of up to 85 mph.
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Tornado, storms strike North and South Carolina

A small tornado tossed around cars outside a South Carolina high school on Monday, the National Weather Service said. School officials in Sampson County, North Carolina say a storm caved in part of a..
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Residents survey Alabama tornado damage

Residents of Pickens County, Alabama returned on Sunday to survey damage done by a tornado one day earlier. The National Weather Service said a tornado packing winds of at least 134 mph hit Pickens..
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Drone video of South Carolina tornado damage

The National Weather Service confirms that an EF-2 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 130 mph struck Kershaw County in northern South Carolina on Saturday night, doing extensive damage to a high..
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Snow, Tornadoes and Freezing Rain Are Coming to a Wide Swath of the Country

More than 60 million people were under winter weather advisories and warnings, according to the National Weather Service.
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Sloppy mix of wintry weather plows its way toward northeastern U.S.

A wintry weather zone stretching from the middle of the United States to the Atlantic Ocean will bring locally heavy snowfall, freezing rain and a potentially slippery morning commute to the northeast,..
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Millions are bracing for the impact of dangerous weather

The National Weather Service warns travel could become "impossible" in some places
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Powerful storms threaten travel plans for millions

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Winter storms threaten to snarl US holiday travel

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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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"
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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