Complete coverage on

National Weather Service

Tens of millions in the central and eastern United States are bearing the full brunt of summer, in all its sweltering and stormy fury.

Latest Stories

Heat wave sweeps across U.S. Northeastupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 19:22:00

The first major heat wave of the summer blanketed the U.S. East Coast on Wednesday with scorching temperatures that swept across the region.

Heat expected to fry mid-Atlantic statesupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 14:04:00

A heat wave is expected to form over the mid-Atlantic region this week as forecasters warn heat indices could reach the triple digits.

Weather Service improperly shifted government funds updated: Mon May 28 2012 19:45:00

The director of the National Weather Service announced his sudden retirement last week after an internal investigation found the agency shifted some of its funding internally without asking Congress, according to officials familiar with the situation.

Damaging tornadoes fail to materialize in upper Mississippi Valleyupdated: Sun Apr 15 2012 23:26:00

Threats of another perilous outbreak of tornadoes appeared to fizzle Sunday, a day after powerful storms tied to the same weather system tore through the Midwest and Plains states.

Plains states could see tornado outbreakupdated: Sat Apr 14 2012 13:56:00

A tornado touched down late Friday afternoon in Norman, Oklahoma, bringing scattered structural damage and a taste of more severe weather -- including a tornado outbreak -- expected Saturday in the Plains.

Weather Service tests graphic tornado warningsupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 18:33:00

Perhaps one of these will get your attention:

Tornado leaves truck trailers in pilesupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 18:33:00

A tornado sweeps through a tractor-trailer complex in Texas leaving a pile of debris.

Tornadoes strike Kentucky, Indianaupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 19:30:00

A strong storm system blowing through the upper South and Midwest spawned at least two rare January tornadoes, the National Weather Service said on Tuesday .

6 killed as storms sweep across Southupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 15:48:00

Search teams combed through rural South Carolina on Thursday morning, a day after strong storms swept through the Southeast, killing at least six people and causing injuries in several states.

Storms kill several across the Southupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 15:48:00

Search teams combed through rural South Carolina after a storm swept through the Southeast U.S.

Suspected tornadoes, storms sweep South; at least 4 deadupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 22:48:00

Severe weather -- including suspected tornadoes -- swept through the South on Wednesday, killing at least four people and injuring others, officials said.

CNNMoney: Rash of deadly tornadoes sends storm shelter sales soaringupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 10:06:00

The tornado season of 2011 will go down as one of the most destructive and dangerous in U.S. history.

Extreme heat settles over portions of East Coastupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 21:13:00

With this summer's heat already blamed for at least 22 deaths, the recent heat wave continues to claim victims as it settles over portions of the East Coast this weekend.

What makes this heat wave so hot?updated: Fri Jul 22 2011 21:13:00

HLN meteorologist Bob Van Dillen explains the science behind a deadly heat wave spreading across the eastern U.S.

'Flirting' with 100 degreesupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 22:25:00

Half-naked anchors cover "heat dome" while reporters cook steak and eggs in it. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

Record highs broken in slew of citiesupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 22:25:00

The blistering heat wave that has brought stifling conditions to much of the United States broke 55 record highs on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said Thursday. That's more than 1% of all temperature records in the country.

'Dangerous' heat wave creeps eastwardupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 22:07:00

Take me out to the ball game? For some dealing with this relentless heat wave, that idea could make you think twice.

Sweltering in the Midwestupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 22:07:00

CNN's Ted Rowlands reports on a heat wave making life miserable from Texas to Minnesota.

Heat bakes Midwestupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 15:51:00

The heat didn't stop people in Minnesota from catching a ballgame. KARE reports.

With no end in sight, record heat to move eastupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 02:45:00

Much of middle America baked in a heat wave Sunday, with little respite in sight for Monday as temperatures and humidity are expected to make it feel warmer than 100 degrees Fahrenheit through much of this week.

Upper Midwest swelters with high temperatures, humidityupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 23:01:00

Much of middle America baked in a heat wave Sunday, with little respite in sight as temperatures and humidity are expected to make it feel warmer than 100 degrees Fahrenheit through much of this week.

Heat advisories issued to states dwindles to 15updated: Tue Jul 12 2011 22:37:00

The number of states under heat advisories diminished to 15 Tuesday evening.

Record temperatures seen as heat wave plagues 23 statesupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 20:31:00

A heat wave is building and could reach dangerous levels in parts of the Midwest, the Plains and the Southeast this week.

Tornado neared nation's Storm Prediction Centerupdated: Tue May 24 2011 23:00:00

Talk about steep odds. The building that houses the nation's Storm Prediction Center lay, for a while at least, in the predicted path of a tornado that raked across Oklahoma.

The aftermath of the tornadoupdated: Mon May 23 2011 22:20:00

Photojournalist Jaime Green helped shield a child from the tornado, then photographed the storm's aftermath.

Tornado outbreak is 2nd deadliest on recordupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 15:37:00

With the official state death toll now at 337, the Wednesday through Thursday tornado outbreak is the second-deadliest single day for tornadoes since recordkeeping began, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

Tornadoes slash through Southern statesupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 14:21:00

The National Weather Service had already received more than 100 reports of tornadoes by Wednesday night.

Severe weather across South could set tornado record, experts sayupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 14:21:00

A widespread outbreak of severe weather across the Deep South may be one for the record books, as the National Weather Service received reports of more than 150 tornadoes.

Midwesterners brace for possible record floodingupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 22:25:00

Sandbag walls were beginning to rise Tuesday across parts of the Midwest against what the National Weather Service warned could be record flooding in the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys over the next week.

Heavy rains in Missouri lead to flooding, airport closureupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 19:05:00

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the state's National Guard to the southeastern corner of the state to help combat rising rivers as parts of the lower Mississippi and Ohio river valleys braced for what the National Weather Service said could be record flooding.

Deep South and Northeast threatened by severe weatherupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 20:55:00

The threat of severe thunderstorms continued Wednesday to hang over portions of the Deep South and into the Northeast, after another round of violent weather swept through the country the day before.

Missouri tornado caught on videoupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 20:55:00

Home video shows a tornado that swirled through northeast Missouri. WGEM has more.

Storms, tornadoes carve a path of destruction through the Southupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 22:08:00

Powerful storms and tornadoes barrelled through Mississippi, Alabama and moved into Georgia on Friday, toppling trees, snapping power lines and ripping off roofs.

Congress wants to cut tsunami warning centers? Really?updated: Thu Mar 17 2011 08:12:00

Buried deep inside the GOP House of Representatives plan to trim the 2011 budget is a line item that will take $454 million away from the agency running the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Western states facing 'all-day onslaught' from massive winter stormupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 00:08:00

A huge winter storm was affecting the West Coast on Sunday, poised to dump up to 10 feet of snow in some higher elevations, and causing flooding and potential mudslides in lower spots while impacting driving conditions and air travel, forecasters said.

Inside the collapsed Metrodomeupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 20:32:00

Snow covers the field of the Metrodome in Minneapolis after wintry weather caused the ceiling to collapse.

Bitter cold lingers as storm moves to Canada, strands hundredsupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 20:32:00

Canadian police and military teams were working Tuesday afternoon to rescue about 300 people stranded after what a local official termed the most brutal storm to hit the Ontario region in 25 years.

Pre-winter storm pounds Midwestupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 14:21:00

Much of the upper Midwest battled blizzard conditions Saturday, with a combination of heavy snow, fierce winds and subzero temperatures pummeling the region 10 days before the official start of winter.

Thundersnow caught on cameraupdated: Sat Dec 04 2010 23:49:00

Meteorologist Bonnie Schneider tells HLN's Robin Meade what it takes to cause this rare phenomenon.

Snow, cold stretches from upper Midwest to Virginiaupdated: Sat Dec 04 2010 23:49:00

Accompanied by unusually cold temperatures, snow fell late Saturday from Minnesota east to Virginia, prompting a series of warnings but few major headaches.

Heavy snow strands New York drivers for over 12 hoursupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 17:36:00

Heavy snow has shut down Interstate 90 near Buffalo, New York, leaving motorists stranded for more than 12 hours as of Thursday morning, with more snow on the way.

Families pick up pieces after stormsupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 22:23:00

A series of dangerous storms roll through the Southeast, leaving residents of several states without homes.

Strong winds, rain close Statue of Libertyupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 22:23:00

A strong storm system Wednesday brought rain and winds that shut down the Statue of Liberty and delayed flights for more than four hours at airports in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Tornadoes rip through southern Wisconsin, Illinois sees strong stormsupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 13:12:00

At least one tornado ripped through Wisconsin, officials said Tuesday, as severe storms moved throughout the region, leaving significant damage.

Early snow hits Minnesota, Wisconsinupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 18:43:00

While winter's start remains more than a month away, much of Minnesota and Wisconsin were under a winter storm warning Saturday, with some areas seeing almost a foot of snow.

Minnesota's first snow of the seasonupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 18:43:00

Kids are making the most of Minnesota's first snow of the season by building snowmen and having snowball fights.

Round two of storms slows airport travelupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 19:30:00

A system of ferocious storm cells is delaying flight travel at key airports. CNN's Chad Myers reports.

Storm system spurs tornado sightings, airport delaysupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 19:30:00

A system that was pushing ferocious storm cells in a track from Mississippi to the mid-Atlantic states brought reports of tornado sightings and delays at several large airports on Wednesday.

High temperatures forecast to continue to the weekendupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 09:56:00

Large portions of the United States were expected to continue to experience temperatures at or near the triple digits Tuesday, with no relief in sight until at least the weekend.

Blistering heat expected in Northeastupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 06:57:00

A heat wave of historic proportions could strike some Northeast states, with prolonged triple-digit temperatures possibly creating "a dangerous situation," the National Weather Service advised Monday.

Weather service confirms Connecticut storm was tornadoupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 13:44:00

An EF1-scale tornado briefly touched down Thursday in Bridgeport, Connecticut, knocking out windows and ripping signs and awnings off buildings, the National Weather Service confirmed Friday.

Massive fireball reported across Midwestern skyupdated: Sat Apr 24 2010 11:41:00

Authorities in several Midwestern states were flooded Wednesday night with reports of a gigantic fireball lighting up the sky, the National Weather Service said.

Mysterious fireball lights up skyupdated: Sat Apr 24 2010 11:41:00

A flash of light, later explained to be part of a meteor shower, was spotted over Iowa and Wisconsin. (No audio)

Snow, rain falls in Southeast; winter weather warnings remainupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 15:38:00

Some southern states were getting a second round of unseasonal snow Tuesday, prompting airlines to cancel flights and schools to close for the day.

Weather causes massive accidentupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 09:53:00

Winter weather is being blamed for a multi-car pile up in Wyandotte County, Kansas.

South's rare snow could be ice by morning, forecasters warnupdated: Sat Feb 13 2010 21:59:00

Forecasters are warning that the melt from Friday's rare snowfall across much of the South could freeze overnight Saturday, creating dangerous conditions.

Where does snow go?updated: Fri Feb 12 2010 21:10:00

CNN's Reynolds Wolf explains where dump trucks take the snow after it's plowed from the roads.

Vermonters embrace record snowfallupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 14:51:00

Chris Giard's kids figured school was going to be closed. After all, a 40-year-old snowfall record was shattered over the weekend, as Burlington, Vermont, saw some 33.1 inches of snow -- the greatest in its history.

Water up to reporter's chestupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 16:29:00

WTKR reporter Kurt Williams describes the scene at a flooded area in Norfolk, Virginia.

Californians get flood warning as rain moves southupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 15:33:00

Rain poured across parts of California early Wednesday, prompting a flash flood warning for southern acreage already torched by wildfires.

Deadly June opens season of lightning strikesupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 13:02:00

One 12-year-old Virginia boy was playing baseball when it happened.

Man vs. waterupdated: Fri May 01 2009 16:19:00

North Dakota residents brace for major floods.

Mayor says Fargo faces 'uncharted territory' with floodingupdated: Fri May 01 2009 16:19:00

North Dakota's most populous city fortified dikes and braced itself Thursday as the National Weather Service said the Red River could crest as high as 43 feet, two feet higher than earlier predicted.

Drivers warned to stay off roads amid threat of more snowupdated: Sat Dec 20 2008 23:04:00

Drivers across the country were warned Saturday to stay off roads and hunker down indoors as night falls, bringing more heavy snow and blizzard conditions in parts of the country.

Icy cold covers much of U.S.updated: Tue Dec 16 2008 12:53:00

A blast of Arctic air Tuesday morning has much of the nation -- from the Great Lakes to Oregon and down to Texas -- in its cold, icy grip.

'White out' conditionsupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 12:53:00

Blizzards shut down eastern North Dakota.

Time.com: Thousands Lack Power After US Northeast Stormupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 10:00:00

Thousands of utility customers around the Northeast awoke without power Wednesday morning, a day after the season's first big snowstorm blew through the region

Time.com: Remnants of Hurricane Ike Drench Midwest updated: Sun Sep 14 2008 19:00:00

The remnants of Ike dumped as much as 6 to 8 inches of rain in parts of Indiana, Illinois and Missouri Sunday

Tracking stormsupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 10:16:00

CNN meteorologist Reynolds Wolf tracks severe weather from Norman, Oklahoma's Storm Prediction Center.

Rains swamp Missouriupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 20:03:00

Heavy rains caused many parts of Missouri to flood. CNN's T.J. Holmes reports.

Extreme floodingupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 20:03:00

CNN's Sean Callebs shows CNN.com's Melissa Long flood damage from South Lebanon, Ohio.

Domestic weather forecastupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 20:20:00

CNN meteorologist Bonnie Schneider has your Tuesday evening forecast.

Snow clobbers Northwestupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 06:40:00

Heavy snow smothers Washington state, shutting schools and cutting power to thousands. Affiliate KREM reports.

Rare snow disrupts travel in the Southeastupdated: Sat Jan 19 2008 22:35:00

Rain and snow fell Saturday across the Southeast, causing slippery roads, triggering flight cancellations and setting the stage for icy conditions as temperatures continued to drop.

Tornado raises the roofupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 14:14:00

A couple awakens to a tornado ripping the roof off of their home.

Californians left in dark as heat wave continuesupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 07:42:00

Parts of Southern California sweltered in triple-digit temperatures on Monday as a heat wave stretched into the seventh day and contributed to power outages that left thousands with without air conditioning.

Severe weather in NYupdated: Wed Aug 08 2007 22:59:00

Severe weather in NY

Storms kill one, disrupt travel around New York Cityupdated: Wed Aug 08 2007 22:59:00

Strong winds and heavy rainstorms tore through the Big Apple early Wednesday, killing one person and wreaking havoc on the region's transit system and causing delays at two major airports.

Possible tornado tears through Arkansas townupdated: Sat Feb 24 2007 18:56:00

A possible tornado shredded several businesses and homes in a small Arkansas town Saturday, injuring about a dozen people, some of them seriously, police told a local TV station.

Northeast digs out from snowupdated: Mon Feb 13 2006 00:36:00

Residents were digging out Monday from a winter storm that dumped more than two feet of snow on some parts of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states, forcing travelers around the country to change their plans.

Record snowfall buries New York Cityupdated: Sun Feb 12 2006 06:29:00

A raging nor'easter howled up the East Coast on Sunday, breaking a snowfall record in New York, shutting down airports and dumping more than two feet of snow on parts of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states.

Business 2.0: Stormy Weatherupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 00:01:00

"Happy weekend, everybody!" chirps the bubbly weatherman in wire-rimmed glasses and a gray suit, facing the cameras in a television studio in State College, Pa. "I'm AccuWeather.com's meteorologist...

Boston's airport reopens after blizzardupdated: Mon Jan 24 2005 10:04:00

Boston's Logan International Airport reopened for flights Monday morning after closing for more than 24-hours due to the weekend blizzard that dumped more than two feet of snow across parts of southern New England.

Snowstorm socks Northeastupdated: Sun Jan 23 2005 04:27:00

Howling winds and blinding snow blasted the Northeast on Sunday, closing Boston's airport and forcing airlines to evaluate whether to cancel flights in other cities slammed for a second day by blizzard conditions.

Wicked weatherupdated: Wed Jan 12 2005 16:38:00

Southern California's most devastating rainfall since records have been kept has resulted in deadly mudslides that have swallowed subdivisions, and the floods are catching motorists and even rescue workers by surprise.

No 'November surprise' in Election Day forecastupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 16:56:00

Over much of the United States, bad weather won't be available as a handy excuse for not voting Tuesday.

Snowstorm skirts Northeastupdated: Wed Feb 18 2004 07:36:00

A snowstorm passed over the Northeast on Wednesday morning, but most of the precipitation fell offshore, according to the National Weather Service.

Storm pounds NYC, spares New Englandupdated: Wed Jan 28 2004 13:26:00

A fast moving snowstorm failed to reach New England as predicted, but squatted over New Jersey and New York, dumping more than a foot of flakes in one area.

Heavy snow forecast for New Englandupdated: Tue Jan 27 2004 11:14:00

The East Coast braced Tuesday for another beating from the winter storms that glazed roads, delayed flights and caused deadly car crashes across the eastern half of the United States.

More snow and ice head eastupdated: Mon Jan 26 2004 08:21:00

A major winter storm is taking aim at central New York and Pennsylvania, according to the National Weather Service, and some mid-Atlantic states are bracing for another day of dangerous icy conditions Tuesday.

Snow predicted for New Hampshire primaryupdated: Sun Jan 25 2004 13:40:00

The New Hampshire presidential primary may be the first of the 2004 campaign, but the National Weather Service said Sunday it also may be among the snowiest, forcing some potential voters to stay home instead of schlepping through the snow to get to the polls.

Fortune: METEOROLOGY AS A HOT CAREERupdated: Mon Aug 10 1992 00:01:00

Battling an inclement job market? Consider weather forecasting, where the extended outlook is bright. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 40% more civilian meteorologists by the year 2005, twic...

We recommend