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Tornado Damage and Injuries in Oklahoma: More Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding Into Next Week

By weather.com meteorologists
May 26, 2019

Tornadic storms produced damage and injuries across central Oklahoma on Saturday night, as a stuck weather pattern will continue to bring severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, and tornado threats across the Plains and Midwest into next week.

Memorial Day Weekend Heat Wave Expected to Smash May Records in the Southeast

By Jonathan Erdman
May 25, 2019

It may only be Memorial Day weekend, but 90s and even 100s are possible in the Southeast.

Memorial Day Weekend Forecast Includes Potential Record Heat and More Storms

By Brian Donegan
May 25, 2019

Find out where the unofficial start to summer will feel like it and where showers and storms could put a damper on holiday weekend plans.

Tornado That Ripped Through Jefferson City, Missouri, Rated EF3; Nearly 2 Dozen Injured

By Jonathan Erdman
May 24, 2019

The capital city of Missouri was one of several areas hit by tornadoes late Wednesday night.

Near-Average Hurricane Season Expected in 2019, NOAA Says

By Jonathan Erdman and Brian Donegan
May 23, 2019

Here's what this pre-season hurricane outlook means and what we can't predict this far out.

Siege of Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes and Flash Flooding to Continue Into Next Week

By weather.com meteorologists
May 23, 2019

There's no end in sight to the current severe weather siege. Here's our latest forecast.

2019 Mississippi River Flood the Longest-Lasting Since the Great Flood of 1927 in Multiple Locations

By Brian Donegan
May 22, 2019

Places along the Mississippi River have been in flood stage since the beginning of the year, the longest such stretch since 1927.

Cold Air Funnels Spotted in Kansas, Utah This Week. What Are They and Should You Be Concerned?

By Linda Lam
May 22, 2019

Cold air funnels typically form in the spring and fall when temperatures are unusually chilly in the upper levels of the atmosphere.

Severe Thunderstorms and Flash Flooding to Remain Threats in Plains and Midwest Into Late Week

By weather.com meteorologists
May 22, 2019

The Plains and Midwest will see more rounds of stormy weather into later this week.

Stormy Weather to Continue in Central U.S. From Extreme Weather Pattern That Will Also Bake South and Keep West Cool

By Chris Dolce
May 22, 2019

The weather pattern into the last week of May will remain largely the same from coast to coast.

The Strange Places It's Still Snowing in Late May

By Linda Lam
May 22, 2019

The calendar says late May but the weather seems to indicate that it is still winter in some unusual areas of the U.S.

Plains Drenching Could Boost Number of U.S. River Locations in Flood to Near 400

By Jonathan Erdman
May 22, 2019

Yet another deluge has expanded flooding in the nation's midsection.

Andrea Kicks Off Hurricane Season Early for the Fifth Consecutive Year

By Jonathan Erdman
May 21, 2019

The June 1 start of hurricane season is misleading. That's especially true so far this century.

Subtropical Storm Andrea Fizzles Less Than 24 Hours After Formation (RECAP)

By weather.com meteorologists
May 21, 2019

The first Atlantic named storm of 2019 was short-lived.

First Atlantic Tropical or Subtropical Depression or Storm of 2019 Could Form South of Bermuda Early This Week

By Chris Dolce
May 20, 2019

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area south of Bermuda for possible development.

Moore and Oklahoma City's Terrible Tornado History, Particularly Since 1999

By Jonathan Erdman
May 20, 2019

Even for tornado-prone Oklahoma City, the past 20 years have been particularly destructive.

Earth Just Experienced Its Second Warmest April on Record

By Jonathan Erdman
May 20, 2019

Despite stubborn cool weather for some in the U.S., it was clearly a warm April globally.

What 'High Risk' Severe Weather Outlooks Mean and a Brief History

By Jon Erdman
May 20, 2019

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center doesn't often issue these, but when they do, it's a serious situation.

Snow, Cold Air Could Remain Parked in West the Rest of May

By Linda Lam
May 20, 2019

It's May, right? Don't tell that to parts of the West right now.

Tornado Outbreak, Flash Flooding Expected in Texas, Oklahoma, Damaging Winds, Hail Likely in the Central Plains

By Jonathan Erdman
May 20, 2019

Here's what you need to know about this latest long-lived severe weather siege.

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