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July 7

Another Round Of Heavy Rain For Parts Of The South

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). As has been the story a lot recently, the potential of flooding rains takes center stage across potions of the U.S. over the next few days. Already we saw reports of it over the past 24 hours from the upper Midwest into the south and southwest, with more expected into the middle of the week. Flooding Monday into Early Tuesday A wide swath of heavy rain has fallen within the past day from the panhandle of Texas all the way to the Great Lakes – with some...

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July 6

Cooler Weather Filtering Into The Midwest… For Now

A cool down is coming for parts of the upper Midwest over the next few days after a warm and sticky-feeling Fourth of July weekend. Highs made it into the 90s as far north as South Dakota on Sunday, but you could already see the cool down coming across portions of Montana, where some areas only saw highs in the 50s! Check out some of these crazy temperature swings this weekend across Montana. The capital of Montana, Helena, went from 99 degrees on Saturday (a record for the day) all the way down to 65 on Sunday. Great Falls didn’t...

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July 3

Fourth of July Forecast

Happy Friday! It’s almost the Fourth of July. The weather will be quiet for some and active for others. Here’s a look at the holiday forecast for several regions across the country. Northeast High temperatures will be in the 70s and low 80s across the Northeast on Saturday. Scattered showers and storms are likely for much of the region. Things will begin to dry out for the evening hours. Rain chances will still linger in NYC during the Macy’s Fireworks Display. Southeast The weather will stay fairly unsettled across the Southeast this weekend as a front slowly meanders southward. There will...

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July 2

Fourth of July 2015: What Does Your Forecast Hold?

Fourth of July is always a busy period across the country with people traveling and numerous firework displays. AAA estimates 41.9 million will travel at least 50 miles from home over the period of July 1st through the 5th. If that were to happen, it would be the most to travel since 2007. Approximately 85% will drive to their location with the lowest early July gas prices in at least five years. So what weather can you expect for your Independence Day festivities? Friday Forecast We’re still watching a stationary front across the Mid-Atlantic and Tennessee Valley that will bring...

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July 1

Record Wet June for Some

This was the view from Washington University in St. Louis, MO where the first day of July looked once again a little gloomy. Here are some of the all-time June rain records that fell this year including St. Louis, MO with more than 13″ of rain! Interestingly, the state of Illinois saw its wettest June on record and Peoria, IL had its second wettest June on record! This is radar estimated rainfall over the past 30 days, which virtually ecompasses all of June. Note how much rain fell across parts of the Midwest/Ohio Valley; estimates suggests nearly 10″ or more!...

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June 30

June 2015: A Story Of Record Heat For Some, Rain For Others

While today is the last day of June, it’s not too early (I think) to take a look back at the month that was June of 2015. Some of the highlights I could find was record heat out west and heavy rains across portions of the Ohio Valley – thanks, in part, due to tropical moisture from Bill. Let’s take a look at some of the new records that have been set this month. New All-Time June Records Out West It has been a hot month across the Northwest, but no more than this past weekend, when many locations tied...

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June 29

Smoky Sunrises

Smoky Sunrise Folks across the Midwest woke up to an interesting glow earlier today thanks to wildfires across parts of Canada. Here’s a picture from the National Weather Service out of Aberdeen, SD “Hazy conditions this morning as smoke from Saskatchewan and Alberta wildfires continues streaming south. #sdwx“ See more HERE: Here’s another shot from Minneapolis, MN thanks to @dkayserwx “Smoky #sunrise in the Twin Cities this morning. #mnwx“ Vertical Smoke Analysis This was the latest smoke analysis as of 7AM EDT from the National Weather Service. Note the thick plumes moving into the middle part of the country from...

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June 26

Northwest Heat Wave

Happy Friday Everyone! The heat is building across much of the Northwest as temperatures surge well above average. 100° readings are possible this weekend and into early next week! Also, we are watching the potential for some severe weather this afternoon for parts of the Ohio Valley. Elsewhere across the nation, things will stay relatively quiet through this weekend. Here’s a round-up of the biggest weather events over the next few days: Northwest Heat As a ridge continues to build across the western half of the U.S., temperatures will steadily climb for parts of the Northwest. A Heat Advisory is...

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June 25

Potentially All-Time Record Heat In The Northwest

We’re tracking a change in the jet stream over the next few days, one that will build a ridge over the western United States. This will bring record temperatures to parts of the Northwest as we head into the weekend. In some areas, the highs will potentially rival June and all-time record temperatures! The Northwest already saw record heat earlier this month, with Yakima, WA, tying their June all-time temperature. (MAP: Latest Watches/Warnings/Advisories) Already Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Watches are in place as numerous areas are expected to reach the 90s and even 100s, and nighttime temperatures may not...

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June 23

Severe Threat Across The Northeast – Including Boston, NYC and Washington, D.C.

We’re watching the threat of severe weather across potions of the U.S. today – but the largest risk of seeing a severe storm today will be across portions of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, where an Enhanced Risk is in place. Zooming in, we can see some large population centers are within this Enhanced Risk, including New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. #Severe T-storm Watches already in place in the Northeast from NYC to Maine until 4 PM ET – PA & NJ until 7 PM ET. pic.twitter.com/79rcuEixVh — AerisWeather (@AerisWeather) June 23, 2015 Already this morning we have been...