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SPC Tornado Watch 365 Status Reports

6:26 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WW 0365 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 365 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 40 NNW MGM TO 10 W ANB TO 25 N CHA TO 50 SW LOZ. ..BROYLES..06/23/17 ATTN...WFO...BMX...HUN...FFC...JAN...MRX...OHX... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 365 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS ALC019-232340- AL . ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE CHEROKEE GAC047-055-115-129-213-295-313-232340- GA . GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE CATOOSA CHATTOOGA FLOYD GORDON MURRAY WALKER WHITFIELD TNC001-007-009-011-013-025-035-049-057-065-093-105-107-121-123- 129-139-143-145-151-173-232340- TN . TENNESSEE COUNTIES INCLUread more »

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 366 Status Reports

6:25 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WW 0366 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 366 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 20 SSW LUK TO 20 E UNI TO 25 S LBE TO 10 ESE AOO TO 25 NE UNV. ..BROYLES..06/23/17 ATTN...WFO...RLX...ILN...PBZ...CTP... STATUS REPORT FOR WS 366 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS KYC019-023-043-089-135-161-201-232340- KY . KENTUCKY COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BOYD BRACKEN CARTER GREENUP LEWIS MASON ROBERTSON MDC023-232340- MD . MARYLAND COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE GARRETT OHC001-015-053-079-087-105-145-232340- OH . OHIO COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ADAMS BROWN GALLIA read more »

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 366

6:25 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WW 366 SEVERE TSTM KY MD OH PA WV 231820Z - 240200Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 366 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 220 PM EDT Fri Jun 23 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Northeast Kentucky Western Maryland Southern Ohio Southern Pennsylvania Northern West Virginia * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 220 PM until 1000 PM EDT. * Primary threats include... Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible A tornado or two possible SUMMARY...Amid cloud breaks and relatively rich low-level moisture, the air mass across the region will continue to gradually destabilize with an expected increase and intensread more »

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

6:00 pm Eastern | World

The President’s Weekly Address is now available to watch on YouTube. read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 368

5:52 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WW 368 TORNADO KY 231930Z - 240200Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 368 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 330 PM EDT Fri Jun 23 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of South-central and Eastern Kentucky * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 330 PM until 1000 PM EDT. * Primary threats include... A few tornadoes possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...Strong low-level/deep-layer shear and a moist environment ahead of the remnants of Cindy will result in a potential for some supercells capable of a tornado risk and damaging winds. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles east and west of a line read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 368 Status Reports

5:52 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WW 0368 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 368 THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SEE MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1141 ..GLEASON..06/23/17 ATTN...WFO...LMK...JKL... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 368 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS KYC001-003-009-011-013-017-021-025-045-049-051-053-057-063-065- 067-069-071-079-087-095-097-109-113-115-119-121-125-129-131-133- 137-147-151-153-155-165-167-169-171-173-175-181-189-193-197-199- 203-205-207-209-217-229-231-235-237-239-232240- KY . KENTUCKY COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ADAIR ALLEN BARREN BATH BELL BOURBON BOYLE BREATHITT read more »

SPC MD 1141

5:51 pm Eastern | U.S. News

MD 1141 CONCERNING TORNADO WATCH 368... FOR KENTUCKY...FAR WESTERN VIRGINIA...SOUTHWESTERN WEST VIRGINIA...FAR SOUTHERN OHIO Mesoscale Discussion 1141 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0450 PM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017 Areas affected...Kentucky...Far Western Virginia...Southwestern West Virginia...Far Southern Ohio Concerning...Tornado Watch 368... Valid 232150Z - 232345Z The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 368 continues. SUMMARY...An isolated tornado threat should continue for a few more hours across parts of central and eastern Kentucky. The threat is expected to remain mostly confined to the area covered by WW 368 and no additional weather watch issuance is expected. DISCUSSION...The remnants of Cindy are currently moving into the Ohio Varead more »

Remarks by Vice President Pence to Troops

5:39 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Schriever Air Force Base Colorado Springs, Colorado 2:06 P.M. MDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much.  Thank you.  How about a big round of applause for General Raymond.  He is a remarkable leader.  (Applause.)  We couldn’t be more honored to be here in Colorado with the men and women of Schriever Air Force Base where every day you are evolving the force, driving innovation, and mastering space.  Give yourselves a round of applause, would you please.  (Applause.)   I bring greetings this afternoon from your Commander-in-Chief, a champion of the Armed Forces of the United States, the 45th President of the United States, President Donald Trump.  (Applause.) And I also brought my commander-in-chief with me --(laughter) -- my wife of 32 years, who also is a Marine Corps mom.  Would you give a rousing welcome to the Second Lady of the United States, Karen Pread more »

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 6/23/2017, #56

5:12 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:51 P.M. EDT  MR. SPICER:  I want to start with some good news.  We continue to see great progress by Congressman Steve Scalise, but additionally, it’s great to note that just a few minutes ago George Washington Hospital has announced that Mike Mika, who was also involved in that shooting, has been upgraded to good condition.  So we continue to keep an eye on the situation and wish him a speedy recovery on his way to getting out of the hospital.  And so that’s a great way to start this. Back to business here.  This morning, after a series of meetings with Secretary of State Tillerson, Homeland Security Secretary Kelly, and Secretary of Defense Mattis, the President was honored to sign the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act surrounded by a group of our nation’s great veterans and their brave families. As we all know, the VA scandals exread more »

Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Focus on the Family 40th Anniversary Celebration

4:37 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Focus on the Family Colorado Springs, Colorado 11:50 A.M. MDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  And thank you, Jim.  Thank you, Jim, for the kind introduction and for the warm welcome of our family to Focus on the Family.  Jim, you’re a strong voice for timeless values and families across America, and this country, our President, and our little family are grateful for you and the leadership you’ve provided.  (Applause.) Thank you, Jim.  You know it really is an honor to be here today in this beautiful chapel, with so many men and women of faith and such stalwart advocates for family, now for four decades across America. I’m grateful that were here to enjoy the music -- (laughter) -- of one of the most inspiring Christian artists in the world --Steven Curtis Chapman.  (Applause.)  Steve and I met not long ago at the White House.  He read more »

Study examines gun policy preferences across racial groups

3:18 pm Eastern | U.S. News

In the wake of recent mass shootings in Alexandria, Virginia, and elsewhere in the U.S., a new study from two University of Illinois at Chicago political scientists looks at factors that drive support for gun control among whites, Latinos and blacks.read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 365 Status Reports

2:33 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WW 0365 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 365 THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA. ..DEAN..06/23/17 ATTN...WFO...BMX...HUN...FFC...JAN...MRX...OHX... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 365 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS ALC009-019-033-043-049-055-057-059-071-073-075-077-079-083-089- 093-095-103-107-115-125-127-133-231940- AL . ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BLOUNT CHEROKEE COLBERT CULLMAN DEKALB ETOWAH FAYETTE FRANKLIN JACKSON JEFFERSON LAMAR LAUDERDALE LAWRENCE LIMESTONE MADISON MARION Mread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 365

2:33 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WW 365 TORNADO AL GA MS TN 231715Z - 240100Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 365 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1215 PM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Western and Northern Alabama Northwest Georgia Eastern Mississippi Middle and Eastern Tennessee * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 1215 PM until 800 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... A few tornadoes possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...Preceding the east/northeastward-moving remnants of Cindy, a very air mass and strong low/mid-level winds will support both organized bowing structures and some line-preceding or embedded supercellread more »

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 366 Status Reports

2:20 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WW 0366 Status Updates STATUS FOR WATCH 0366 HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET Read more read more »

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 366

2:20 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WW 366 SEVERE TSTM KY MD OH PA WV 231820Z - 240200Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 366 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 220 PM EDT Fri Jun 23 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Northeast Kentucky Western Maryland Southern Ohio Southern Pennsylvania Northern West Virginia * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 220 PM until 1000 PM EDT. * Primary threats include... Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible A tornado or two possible SUMMARY...Amid cloud breaks and relatively rich low-level moisture, the air mass across the region will continue to gradually destabilize with an expected increase and intensread more »

The High Five: sun’s out, man buns out

1:45 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Winter and summer. George and Amal. Barbie and Ken. These classic duos were among the top searches from this week.Changing of the seasonsThis Wednesday was summer solstice in the northern hemisphere—which means in other parts of the world, winter is coming. The cities searching the most for “first day of summer” are in Southern California (don’t they have good weather all year?), while New Zealanders are searching the most for “first day of winter.” And around the world, people are searching 3,200 percent more for summer than winter.Is it hot out here, or is it just me?For some, summer was a little too much this week. It was so hot in Phoenix, AZ that planes couldn’t take off safely, prompting searches like “too hot to fly in Phoenix, “Phoenix airport delays,” and “Phoeniread more »

Remarks by President Trump at Signing of the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

1:10 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

East Room 11:57 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)  Thank you very much, everybody.  That's really greatly appreciated. And thank you to Secretary Shulkin for that introduction and for your really tireless efforts, David, to protect those who have really been protecting all of us for so long.  There great, great people.  And you know I'm talking about, right?  Congratulations. In just a short time, we’ve already achieved transformative change at the VA -- and believe me, we’re just getting started.  We have so many people that have been so helpful right here in the room -- Tom and all my friends.  It's been fantastic.  The enthusiasm for the Veterans Administration and for making it right for our great veterans has been incredible.  And I want to thank all of them.    One of my greatest honors and joys read more »

Libraries across the U.S. are Ready to Code

1:00 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Editor’s Note: Alan Inouye leads public policy for the American Library Association, and today he tells us about a new partnership with Google that will equip librarians to offer coding programs for kids in their communities Emily Zorea is not a computer scientist. She’s a Youth Services Librarian at the Brewer Public Library in Richland Center, Wisconsin, but when she noticed that local students were showing an interest in computer science (CS), she started a coding program at the library. Though she didn’t have a CS background, she understood that coding, collaboration and creativity were  critical skills for students to approach complex problems and improve the world around them. Because of Emily’s work, the Brewer Public Library is now Ready to Code. At the American Library Association, we want to give librarians like Emily the opportuniread more »

Libraries across the U.S. are Ready to Code

1:00 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Editor’s Note: Alan Inouye leads public policy for the American Library Association, and today he tells us about a new partnership with Google that will equip librarians to offer coding programs for kids in their communities Emily Zorea is not a computer scientist. She’s a Youth Services Librarian at the Brewer Public Library in Richland Center, Wisconsin, but when she noticed that local students were showing an interest in computer science (CS), she started a coding program at the library. Though she didn’t have a CS background, she understood that coding, collaboration and creativity were  critical skills for students to approach complex problems and improve the world around them. Because of Emily’s work, the Brewer Public Library is now Ready to Code. At the American Library Association, we want to give librarians like Emily the opportuniread more »

Media Accreditation Open for Launch of NASA’s Newest Communications Satellite

11:37 am Eastern | U.S. News

Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-M. Liftoff on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida is targeted for 9:02 a.m. EDT Aug. 3, at the opening of a 40-minute launch window.read more »

Mortgage Rates Nudge Higher, But Remain Near 7-Month Lows

11:10 am Eastern | Business

Mortgage rates were slightly higher this week, as the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to 4.05 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Fri Jun 23 09:03:01 UTC 2017

23 Jun 05:02 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Fri Jun 23 09:03:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Fri Jun 23 09:03:01 UTC 2017

23 Jun 05:02 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Fri Jun 23 09:03:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Fri Jun 23 09:03:01 UTC 2017

23 Jun 05:02 | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Fri Jun 23 09:03:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Fri Jun 23 09:03:01 UTC 2017

23 Jun 05:02 | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Fri Jun 23 09:03:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC Jun 23, 2017 Day 4-8 Severe Weather Outlook

23 Jun 05:02 | U.S. News

Day 4-8 Outlook Day 4-8 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0357 AM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017 Valid 261200Z - 011200Z ...DISCUSSION... On D4/Mon, a large upper trough will remain in place across the northeastern quarter of the CONUS with high pressure centered over the Plains and Mississippi Valley. While a few afternoon storms are possible across the central and southern High Plains, the overall threat appears minimal due to weak shear. On D5/Tue, the upper trough will lift east, with a brief period of shortwave ridging before a low-amplitude wave emerges into the northern High Plains. Moisture will be in the process of returning north, and, midlevel flow looks to be marginal, but perhaps minimally supportive of a feread more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

23 Jun 02:55 | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0150 AM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...NO CRITICAL AREAS... ...Synopsis... Upper troughing expected to cover much of the central and eastern CONUS at the beginning of the period will gradually shift eastward throughout the day as upper ridging expands west of the Rockies. At the surface, high pressure will spread southeastward across the Plains and mid/lower MS valley. Slight westward shift of the upper ridging across the western CONUS will allow more mid-level moisture into NM with scattered thunderstorms anticipated during the late afternoon across much of the state. Precipitable water over an inch and read more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

23 Jun 02:55 | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0150 AM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...NO CRITICAL AREAS... ...Synopsis... Upper troughing expected to cover much of the central and eastern CONUS at the beginning of the period will gradually shift eastward throughout the day as upper ridging expands west of the Rockies. At the surface, high pressure will spread southeastward across the Plains and mid/lower MS valley. Slight westward shift of the upper ridging across the western CONUS will allow more mid-level moisture into NM with scattered thunderstorms anticipated during the late afternoon across much of the state. Precipitable water over an inch and read more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

23 Jun 02:51 | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0145 AM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017 Valid 231200Z - 241200Z ...Synopsis... Cyclonic flow aloft currently in place across the northern third of the CONUS will be maintained throughout the period as a series of shortwave troughs -- one currently moving through the northern Rockies and the other moving through the upper midwest -- progress through its base. Upper ridge extending from the Southwest northwestward to off the Pacific Northwest coast will remain largely unchanged. At the surface, a cold front will sweep southeastward/southward into the southern Plains and middle MS valley. Remnant of Tropical Storm Cindy will move into tread more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

23 Jun 02:51 | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0145 AM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017 Valid 231200Z - 241200Z ...Synopsis... Cyclonic flow aloft currently in place across the northern third of the CONUS will be maintained throughout the period as a series of shortwave troughs -- one currently moving through the northern Rockies and the other moving through the upper midwest -- progress through its base. Upper ridge extending from the Southwest northwestward to off the Pacific Northwest coast will remain largely unchanged. At the surface, a cold front will sweep southeastward/southward into the southern Plains and middle MS valley. Remnant of Tropical Storm Cindy will move into tread more »

SPC Jun 23, 2017 0730 UTC Day 3 Severe Thunderstorm Outlook

23 Jun 02:10 | U.S. News

SPC 0730Z Day 3 Outlook Day 3 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1235 AM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017 Valid 251200Z - 261200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS NEW MEXICO INTO SOUTHEAST COLORADO... ...SUMMARY... General thunderstorms are expected on Sunday mainly from the southern Rockies across the Gulf Coast and into the Southeast. An isolated strong storm with hail is possible over New Mexico or southeast Colorado. ...Synopsis... A large area of cyclonic flow aloft will remain situated from the northern Plains eastward to the Atlantic coast, with upper high centered over northern Baja. This high is forecast to weaken over time, with afternoon thunderstorms over New Mexico into west Texas. A read more »

SPC Jun 23, 2017 0730 UTC Day 3 Severe Thunderstorm Outlook

23 Jun 02:10 | U.S. News

SPC 0730Z Day 3 Outlook Day 3 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1235 AM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017 Valid 251200Z - 261200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS NEW MEXICO INTO SOUTHEAST COLORADO... ...SUMMARY... General thunderstorms are expected on Sunday mainly from the southern Rockies across the Gulf Coast and into the Southeast. An isolated strong storm with hail is possible over New Mexico or southeast Colorado. ...Synopsis... A large area of cyclonic flow aloft will remain situated from the northern Plains eastward to the Atlantic coast, with upper high centered over northern Baja. This high is forecast to weaken over time, with afternoon thunderstorms over New Mexico into west Texas. A read more »

SPC Jun 23, 2017 0600 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

23 Jun 02:08 | U.S. News

SPC 0600Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1153 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS GEORGIA INTO THE CAROLINAS... ...SUMMARY... Isolated strong storms with gusty winds are possible over portions of the Southeast on Saturday, with isolated hail or wind over parts of New Mexico. ...Synopsis... A broad area of cyclonic flow aloft will stretch from the upper Mississippi Valley into the Northeast, with an upper ridge across the Pacific coast and upper high over Arizona. At the surface, high pressure will spread southeastward across the read more »

SPC Jun 23, 2017 0600 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

23 Jun 02:08 | U.S. News

SPC 0600Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1153 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS GEORGIA INTO THE CAROLINAS... ...SUMMARY... Isolated strong storms with gusty winds are possible over portions of the Southeast on Saturday, with isolated hail or wind over parts of New Mexico. ...Synopsis... A broad area of cyclonic flow aloft will stretch from the upper Mississippi Valley into the Northeast, with an upper ridge across the Pacific coast and upper high over Arizona. At the surface, high pressure will spread southeastward across the read more »

SPC Jun 23, 2017 0600 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

23 Jun 02:08 | U.S. News

SPC 0600Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1153 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS GEORGIA INTO THE CAROLINAS... ...SUMMARY... Isolated strong storms with gusty winds are possible over portions of the Southeast on Saturday, with isolated hail or wind over parts of New Mexico. ...Synopsis... A broad area of cyclonic flow aloft will stretch from the upper Mississippi Valley into the Northeast, with an upper ridge across the Pacific coast and upper high over Arizona. At the surface, high pressure will spread southeastward across the read more »

SPC Jun 23, 2017 0600 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

23 Jun 02:06 | U.S. News

SPC 1200Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0100 AM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017 Valid 231200Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE CENTRAL GULF COAST STATES...TENNESSEE VALLEY...OHIO VALLEY AND SOUTHERN TO CENTRAL APPALACHIANS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OUTSIDE OF THE SLIGHT RISK AREA IN PARTS OF THE CENTRAL GULF COAST STATES...TENNESSEE VALLEY...OHIO VALLEY...SOUTHERN TO CENTRAL APPALACHIANS INTO THE NORTHEAST... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS... ...SUMMARY... Thunderstorms associated with a tornado, wind damage and isolated large hail threat will be possible this afterread more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Fri Jun 23 04:16:01 UTC 2017

23 Jun 00:15 | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Fri Jun 23 04:16:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Fri Jun 23 04:16:01 UTC 2017

23 Jun 00:15 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Fri Jun 23 04:16:01 UTC 2017.read more »

Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence at the Congressional Picnic

22 Jun 22:01 | US Politics and Govt

South Lawn 7:27 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  To all the members of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate, to all of the families of those who serve, to all of the friends who are gathered here, on behalf of the First Family, Karen and I are honored to welcome you to the 2017 White House Picnic in the Park.  (Applause.)  It’s Central Park on the South Lawn.   We especially are grateful to the leadership -- the House and Senate in both parties that are so well represented here today.  Would you join me in thanking Senator John Cornyn and Senator Dick Durbin for representing the Senate leadership tonight?  (Applause.)  We’re honored you’re here.  And thank you to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Kevin McCarthy, and Speaker Paul Ryan from the House of Representatives for joining us.  Thank you so much.  (Applause.)    As a matter of fact, could we read more »

SPC Jun 23, 2017 0100 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

22 Jun 20:57 | U.S. News

SPC 0100Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0751 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017 Valid 230100Z - 231200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE CENTRAL GULF COAST STATES AND TENNESSEE VALLEY... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OUTSIDE OF THE SLIGHT RISK ACROSS PARTS OF THE CENTRAL GULF COAST STATES...GEORGIA AND THE TENNESSEE VALLEY... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OUTSIDE OF THE SLIGHT RISK AREA FROM PARTS OF THE HIGH PLAINS EAST-NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE SOUTHERN GREAT LAKES... ...SUMMARY... Thunderstorms will persist across paread more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

22 Jun 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Maria E. Brewer of Indiana to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Sierra Leone. Ms. Brewer, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, has served as an American diplomat since 1996. She is currently the Deputy Director of the Career Development and Assignments Division of the Bureau of Human Resources at the Department of State. She has served at six United States Missions abroad and in senior leadership positions at the Department of State. Ms. Brewer earned a M.S. from the National Defense University Industrial College of the Armed Forces and a B.A. from Valparaiso University. She speaks Spanish. James Byrne of Virginia to be General Counsel of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Byrne mostread more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Serbia to Attend the Inaugural Reception of His Excellency Aleksandar Vučić

22 Jun 17:32 | World

President Donald Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Belgrade, Serbia to attend the Inaugural Reception of His Excellency Aleksandar Vučić, President of the Republic of Serbia on June 23, 2017. Mr. Hoyt Yee, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable Kyle Scott, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia Mr. Mark Tervakoski, Director for Balkans, Black Sea, and Caucasus Affairs, National Security Council read more »

Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Wilson Center

22 Jun 17:08 | US Politics and Govt

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, D.C.  1:00 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you all for that warm welcome, and thank you to Jane Harman for that very kind introduction and those stirring words.  And thank you for your leadership at the Wilson Center.  I served in the Congress of the United States with Jane Harman and it was always better to be with her than against her.  (Laughter.)  Do join me in thanking Jane Harman for her great leadership here at the Wilson Center.   Let me also mention someone, who, as Jane noted, is not here today but may well be looking on.  When I grew up in a small town in Southern Indiana, there was a fixture in that town -- someone who was actually elected to the Congress from Columbus, Indiana, but he was no stranger to anyone in the town.  On any given week it would be easy to find Congressmaread more »

The Financial Times Reports on President Trump’s LNG Export Push

22 Jun 16:35 | World

FINANCIAL TIMES REPORTS ON PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP’S EFFORTS TO EXPAND LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS EXPORTS “Donald Trump is engineering a sharp shift in US energy policy by using natural gas exports as an instrument of trade policy, championing sales to China and other parts of Asia in an effort to create jobs and reduce US trade deficits. In an attempt to unleash US energy resources, Mr. Trump is trying to promote more liquefied natural gas exports and not just use LNG as a geopolitical weapon aimed at nations such as Russia, as was the stance of his predecessor Barack Obama.” Trump looks to lift LNG exports in US trade shift By Barney Jopson, Demetri Sevastopulo and Ed Crooks Financial Times June 22, 2017 Donald Trump is engineering a sharp shift in US energy policy by using natural gas exports as an instrument of trade policy, cread more »

Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

22 Jun 16:14 | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:26 P.M. EDT MS. SANDERS:  Good afternoon.  This morning, the President continued his week of events highlighting technology and how it will continue to contribute to the economy of the future by bringing leaders in the industry to the White House to discuss emerging technologies.  The President met with them after they participated in working groups separated by topic -- unmanned aircraft systems, 5G wireless connectivity, and financing -- where he saw firsthand how these important technologies are reshaping modern life. Throughout this week, the administration has been putting the spotlight on the technologies that will improve the lives of every American, from cell towers as small as pizza boxes, to data analysis that helps our farmers and ranchers get their biggest yields, and having productive discussions with the industry on how government can both help them get there read more »

Corn Better Used As Food Than Biofuel, Study Finds

22 Jun 15:16 | U.S. News

Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether corn is better utilized as food or as a biofuel has persisted since ethanol came into use.read more »

BREAKING: Greater Yellowstone Grizzly bears delisted!

22 Jun 14:51 | U.S. News

Breaking! Greater Yellowstone grizzly delisted! Tell DOI Secretary Zinke to stop the attacks on wildlife!

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SPC MD 1123

22 Jun 14:13 | U.S. News

MD 1123 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN CO Mesoscale Discussion 1123 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0112 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017 Areas affected...Portions of eastern CO Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible Valid 221812Z - 222015Z Probability of Watch Issuance...40 percent SUMMARY...Some increase in the threat for large hail and strong to damaging winds should occur with thunderstorms developing this afternoon. Watch issuance is possible. DISCUSSION...Recent visible satellite imagery shows towering cumulus building along the Front Range of eastern CO near Boulder as a surface cold front provides the low-level convergence needed to support convective initiation. Even though low-level moisture remread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 363 Status Reports

22 Jun 13:45 | U.S. News

WW 0363 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 363 THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA. WW 363 WILL BE ALLOWED TO EXPIRE AT 221800Z. NEW WATCH ISSUANCE IS LIKELY TO REPLACE WW 363. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SEE MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1121 ..DEAN..06/22/17 ATTN...WFO...BMX...MOB...LIX...LCH...JAN... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 363 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS ALC001-003-013-023-025-035-039-041-047-053-063-065-085-091-097- 099-101-105-119-129-131-221800- AL . ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE AUTAUGA BALDWIN BUTLER CHOCTAW CLARKE CONECUH COVINGTON CRENSHAW DALLAS ESCAMBIread more »

SPC Jun 22, 2017 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

22 Jun 13:32 | U.S. News

SPC 1730Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1230 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017 Valid 231200Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY EVENING ACROSS PARTS OF THE TENNESSEE VALLEY INTO THE CUMBERLAND MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE ALLEGHENY PLATEAU... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SURROUNDING AREAS OF THE MID SOUTH INTO THE APPALACHIANS...UPPER OHIO VALLEY INTO WESTERN NEW ENGLAND... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS... ...SUMMARY... Thunderstorms may impact portions of the Mid South and Tennessee Valley eastward into the Cumberland Mouread more »

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