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Former Treasurer Of Henderson, Kentucky, Church Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Embezzling Funds

2:22 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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Reduced US Air Pollution Will Boost Rainfall In Africa's Sahel, Says Study

11:14 am Eastern | U.S. News

Falling sulfur dioxide emissions in the United States are expected to substantially increase rainfall in Africa's semi-arid Sahel, while bringing slightly more rain to much of the U.S., according to a new study.read more »

Federal Court Orders More than $1 Million in Restitution and Civil Monetary Penalties and Permanently Bans Andrew Kurzbard and His Florida-Based Company, Guardian Asset Group, LLC, for Engaging in Illegal, Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions

10:21 am Eastern | U.S. News

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SPC Tornado Watch 257 Status Reports

10:10 am Eastern | U.S. News

WW 0257 Status Updates STATUS FOR WATCH 0257 HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET Read more read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 257

10:10 am Eastern | U.S. News

WW 257 TORNADO AL FL GA 231410Z - 232200Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 257 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1010 AM EDT Tue May 23 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of southeastern Alabama northern Florida southwestern and central Georgia * Effective this Tuesday morning and evening from 1010 AM until 600 PM EDT. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...In the presence of strengthening wind fields, thunderstorms now developing are expected to continue to intensify and spread east northeastward through this afterread more »

Remarks by President Trump at the Israel Museum

9:02 am Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Jerusalem 2:28 P.M. IDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  It's very nice.   And thank you to Prime Minister Netanyahu.  And I also want to thank Sara for hosting us last night in really a very unforgettable dinner.  We had a great time.  We talked about a lot of very, very important things.  And thank you to Ambassador David Friedman and Mrs. Friedman for joining us, along with a number of very good friends who have come from our country to yours, as we reaffirm the unshakable bond between the United States of America and Israel.  Thank you.  (Applause.)   I'd like to begin my remarks today by sending the thoughts and prayers of the entire American people to the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester.  You know -- you've all been watching.  You've seen just a horrible thing going on.  I want to send our condolences to the many fread more »

Remarks by President Trump at Yad Vashem

8:36 am Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Jerusalem 1:27 P.M. IDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Sara Netanyahu, Chairman Avner Shalev, and Rabbi Israel Meir Lau for hosting us for this moving wreath-laying ceremony. We are here at Yad Vashem to honor the memory of six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust.  Two-thirds of the Jews in Europe were sent to their deaths.  Words can never describe the bottomless depths of that evil, or the scope of the anguish and destruction. It was history’s darkest hour.  Millions of innocent, wonderful and beautiful lives -- men, women and children -- were extinguished as part of a systematic attempt to eliminate the Jewish people.  It was the most savage crime against God and his children.  And it is our solemn duty to remember, to mourn, to grieve and to honor every single life that was so cruelly and viciously taken. As Elie Wiesel said: “For the dead and tread more »

Remarks by President Trump and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority in Joint Statements

8:35 am Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Presidential Palace Bethlehem 11:05 A.M. IDT PRESIDENT ABBAS:  (As interpreted.)  In the name of God, the most gracious, the most merciful -- Your Excellency, Mr. President and dear friend, Donald Trump, it's my pleasure to welcome you here in Palestine and receive you as a great guest of our people here in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus -- peace be upon Him -- from which the message of love, peace, and tolerance has spread out all across the globe. Allow me at the beginning to condemn the horrible terrorist attack that occurred in Manchester city -- the British city of Manchester -- leaving tens of casualties and innocent people.  I do offer my warm condolences to the Prime Minister of Britain, families of victims, and the British people. Your Excellency, meeting you in the White House early this month has given us and our Palestinian people, as well as also giving all the nations acread more »

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Phone Call with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom

8:10 am Eastern | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump spoke this morning from Jerusalem with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom about the apparent terrorist act in Manchester, England. The two leaders agreed that this attack—which targeted teenage children and their friends at a joyous event—was particularly wanton and depraved.  The President reassured the Prime Minister that Americans stand with the people of the United Kingdom and that our resolve will never waiver in the face of terrorism. He offered American aid in the United Kingdom’s investigation and vowed to continue the mutual fight against terrorism. Both leaders commended the courage, speed, and professionalism of those who responded to the wounded, secured the innocent, and tended to the survivors and their families.  The President said he looks forward to seeing Prime Minister May in person this week and discussing America’s unbreakable commitment to the United Kingdom andread more »

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

5:03 am Eastern | U.S. News

Day 4-8 Outlook Day 4-8 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0400 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017 Valid 261200Z - 311200Z ...DISCUSSION... A low-amplitude mid-level flow pattern will develop at the beginning of the Day 4-8 time frame across much of the central/eastern U.S., gradually evolving into a broadly cyclonic regime around an upper low between the Great Lakes and Hudson Bay by Tue/May 30th. ...Day 4/Friday... Rich gulf moisture returns to the central/southern Plains and western gulf coast in advance of a cold front from the upper Midwest into the southern High Plains, and east of a dryline over Oklahoma/north Texas. A plume of steep mid-level lapse rates and attendant capping inversion will also likely be in place,read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Tue May 23 09:04:02 UTC 2017

5:03 am Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Tue May 23 09:04:02 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Tue May 23 09:04:02 UTC 2017

5:03 am Eastern | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Tue May 23 09:04:02 UTC 2017.read more »

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

3:30 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 0730Z Day 3 Outlook Day 3 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0229 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017 Valid 251200Z - 261200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS... ...SUMMARY... Isolated severe storms will be possible Thursday and Thursday night across portions of the central High Plains. ...Synopsis... A seasonably strong upper-level trough will lift northeast across the eastern U.S. Thursday, while upper-level ridging over the central U.S. becomes more zonal by Thursday night. A low-amplitude shortwave trough will move through the central High Plains late in the day. Southerly low-level flow will become established over the central/southern Plains resulting inread more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

3:05 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0200 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...Synopsis... Upper trough covering much of the central and eastern CONUS at the beginning of the period is expected to shift eastward into more of the eastern CONUS while the embedded upper low moves across the middle MS Valley into the TN Valley. Upper ridging is expected across the Plans in the wake of the upper trough with another shortwave trough following behind the upper ridge across the northern Rockies and Canadian prairie provinces. At the surface, a large area of low pressure will drift across the eastern CONUS while lee troughing deepens across the High Plairead more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

3:01 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0155 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017 Valid 231200Z - 241200Z ...NO CRITICAL AREAS... ...Synopsis... Cold front currently moving southward across the Plains will continue southward throughout the day. By 00Z Wednesday, the cold front will likely extend from a surface low over the middle OH Valley southwestward to deep south TX. At the same time, upper low currently over MN will drop southward into the middle MS Valley as the flow aloft through its base strengthens. Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected across portions of the Southeast and mid-Atlantic and ahead of the cold front across the southern Plains. High surfaread more »

SPC May 23, 2017 0600 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

2:08 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 0600Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0100 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER MUCH OF FLORIDA...CENTRAL AND EASTERN GEORGIA...AND SOUTHERN SOUTH CAROLINA... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SURROUNDING THE SLIGHT RISK OVER PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST AND MID-ATLANTIC STATES... ...SUMMARY... Severe storms will be possible Wednesday and Wednesday night across much of Florida, central and eastern Georgia, and southern South Carolina. More isolated severe storms will be possible from portions of eastern Alabama northeast into North Carolina. ...Synopsis... An upper-level low will move southeast over the read more »

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

22 May 19:46 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Annie Caputo of Virginia to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2021. Ms. Caputo currently serves as senior policy advisor for Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. She also held this position for previous Chairman James Inhofe (R-OK) from 2007 to 2012. From 2005 to 2006 and from 2012 to 2015, Ms. Caputo worked for the House Committee on Energy & Commerce handling nuclear energy issues. Prior to working for the Congress, Ms. Caputo worked as an executive assistant and congressional affairs manager for Exelon Corporation. Ms. Caputo has more than 20 years of experience advising the United States House of Representatives and Senate, and industry on nuclear energy regulation, policy development, legislaread more »

Off-camera Briefing of the FY18 Budget by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney

22 May 17:23 | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:35 P.M. EDT MR. CZWARTACKI:  Good afternoon, everyone.  We are here to announce -- proudly announce -- the fiscal year 2018 presidential budget.  I just want to remind you that this is an on-the-record briefing, but it is embargoed until 9:00 p.m. tonight.  That includes all audio.  And folks on the phone, it includes you guys, too. So without any further ado, let me introduce Director Mulvaney. DIRECTOR MULVANEY:  Hello, hello.  Thank you all for coming out today to talk about the budget.  Before I start, I want to thank -- I don't usually come with such a large crowd, but this is like 1/100 of the budget team.  There’s about 500 people across the street who worked on this, so I wanted to have them come and see this live, see what it’s like, and maybe even help me answer some questions later on. But here’s where we areread more »

Off-camera Briefing on FY18 Budget by OMB Director Mulvaney

22 May 17:03 | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:35 P.M. EDT MR. BAKER:  Good afternoon, everyone.  We are here to announce -- proudly announce -- the fiscal year 2018 presidential budget.  I just want to remind you that this is an on-the-record briefing, but it is embargoed until 9:00 p.m. tonight.  That includes all audio.  And folks on the phone, it includes you guys, too. So without any further ado, let me introduce Director Mulvaney. DIRECTOR MULVANEY:  Hello, hello.  Thank you all for coming out today to talk about the budget.  Before I start, I want to thank -- I don't usually come with such a large crowd, but this is like 1/100 of the budget team.  There’s about 500 people across the street who worked on this, so I wanted to have them come and see this live, see what it’s like, and maybe even help me answer some questions later on. But here’s where we are. &nbread more »

SPC May 22, 2017 2000 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

22 May 16:01 | U.S. News

SPC 2000Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0257 PM CDT Mon May 22 2017 Valid 222000Z - 231200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS EASTERN NEW MEXICO INTO WESTERN AND WEST-CENTRAL TEXAS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SURROUNDING THE SOUTHERN PLAINS SLIGHT RISK... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE NORTHERN GULF COAST INTO THE CAROLINA PIEDMONT... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FOR PORTIONS OF NEBRASKA AND IOWA... ...SUMMARY... Severe thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon and evening from parts of eastern New Mexico into west Texas. Other strong to briefly severe storms may occur across theread more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Mon May 22 20:02:08 UTC 2017

22 May 16:01 | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Mon May 22 20:02:08 UTC 2017.read more »

One In 5 Cancers Diagnosed In The United States Is A Rare Cancer

22 May 15:09 | U.S. News

About one in five cancer diagnoses in the United States is a rare cancer, according to a new American Cancer Society report. read more »

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 255 Status Reports

22 May 15:00 | U.S. News

WW 0255 Status Updates STATUS FOR WATCH 0255 HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET Read more read more »

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 255

22 May 15:00 | U.S. News

WW 255 SEVERE TSTM NM TX 221900Z - 230200Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 255 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 100 PM MDT Mon May 22 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of East Central and Southeast New Mexico West Texas * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 100 PM until 800 PM MDT. * Primary threats include... Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are developing over the higher terrain of eastern new Mexico within the low-level moisture axis. The storms are likely to intensify as they movread more »

SPC May 22, 2017 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

22 May 14:17 | U.S. News

SPC 1730Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0115 PM CDT Mon May 22 2017 Valid 231200Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTH TEXAS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTH-CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTHEAST TEXAS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER A PORTION OF THE GULF COASTAL STATES... ...SUMMARY... A FEW STRONG STORMS REMAIN POSSIBLE TUESDAY FROM SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE GULF COASTAL STATES INTO NORTHERN AND CENTRAL FLORIDA. OTHER ISOLATED STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS MIGHT OCCUR OVER SOUTH TEXAS. ...Synopsis... A BROAD SYNOPTIC UPPER LOW WILL PERSIST OVER THE EASTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE COUNTRY TUESDAY. SEVERAL EMBEDDread more »

EPA Awards Multi-Million Dollar Grant to North Carolina to Protect Water Quality

22 May 13:51 | U.S. News

** EPA Awards Multi-Million Dollar Grant to North Carolina to Protect Water Qualityread more »

Foreign Buyers And Immigration Expected To Drive Future Demand For U.S. Housing

22 May 11:14 | U.S. News

U.S. real estate markets are increasingly becoming international, and changing demographics brought forth by immigration and growing interest from foreigners are positioned to bolster home sales activity and prices, according to experts.read more »

SPC May 22, 2017 Day 4-8 Severe Weather Outlook

22 May 04:58 | U.S. News

Day 4-8 Outlook Day 4-8 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0355 AM CDT Mon May 22 2017 Valid 251200Z - 301200Z ...DISCUSSION... As the upper low moves off the Atlantic seaboard Thursday, a low-amplitude upper pattern will evolve upstream across the Plains. A series of low-amplitude shortwave troughs will traverse this region as moisture returns northward, resulting in increasing severe potential days 4-5 over the central/southern Plains region. However, predictability remains too low to introduce a categorical risk area this update. Day 4 (Thursday) Partially modified Gulf air will begin returning through the southern and central Plains as a lee trough evolves over the High Plains. In wake of shortwave ridgingread more »

SPC May 22, 2017 0730 UTC Day 3 Severe Thunderstorm Outlook

22 May 03:16 | U.S. News

SPC 0730Z Day 3 Outlook Day 3 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0215 AM CDT Mon May 22 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER A PORTION OF THE GULF COASTAL STATES... ...SUMMARY... Isolated strong to severe storms will be possible across Florida Wednesday and Wednesday night. A more marginal risk for severe storms will exist farther north from southern Georgia into the eastern Carolinas. ...Florida through southern Georgia and the eastern Carolinas... Models continue to indicate a significant shortwave trough will move into base of the synoptic upper low and continue through the Gulfread more »

SPC May 22, 2017 0730 UTC Day 3 Severe Thunderstorm Outlook

22 May 03:16 | U.S. News

SPC 0730Z Day 3 Outlook Day 3 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0215 AM CDT Mon May 22 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER A PORTION OF THE GULF COASTAL STATES... ...SUMMARY... Isolated strong to severe storms will be possible across Florida Wednesday and Wednesday night. A more marginal risk for severe storms will exist farther north from southern Georgia into the eastern Carolinas. ...Florida through southern Georgia and the eastern Carolinas... Models continue to indicate a significant shortwave trough will move into base of the synoptic upper low and continue through the Gulfread more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Mon May 22 07:17:01 UTC 2017

22 May 03:16 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Mon May 22 07:17:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Mon May 22 07:17:01 UTC 2017

22 May 03:16 | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Mon May 22 07:17:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

22 May 02:21 | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0117 AM CDT Mon May 22 2017 Valid 231200Z - 241200Z ...NO CRITICAL AREAS... ...Synopsis... Upper troughing will cover much of the central and eastern CONUS at the beginning of the period. A shortwave trough will move through the base of this upper trough from the southern Plains through the lower MS valley and into the Southeast. The progression of this shortwave trough will encourage a southward shift and modest deepening of the parent upper trough. At the surface, a cold front is expected to move through the southern Plains and much of the MS valley while high pressure remains centered over the central Rockies. Some bread more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

22 May 02:14 | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0109 AM CDT Mon May 22 2017 Valid 221200Z - 231200Z ...NO CRITICAL AREAS... ...Synopsis... Large cyclone currently centered over northwest Ontario will expand throughout the period, encouraged by several shortwave troughs rotating through its eastern and western periphery. One such shortwave trough is expected to move through the northern Plains and central Plains. Cold airmass associated with this southward progressing shortwave trough will more through much of the region with the attendant cold front likely stretching from the upper MS Valley southwestward to the central High Plains by 00Z Tuesday. Elsewhere, widesprearead more »

SPC May 22, 2017 0600 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

22 May 02:09 | U.S. News

SPC 0600Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1254 AM CDT Mon May 22 2017 Valid 231200Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTH TEXAS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTH CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTHEAST TEXAS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER A PORTION OF THE GULF COASTAL STATES... ...SUMMARY... A few strong storms remain possible Tuesday from southern portions of the Gulf coastal states into northern and central Florida. Other strong to severe storms might occur over south Texas. ...Synopsis... A broad synoptic upper low will persist over the eastern two thirds of the country Tuesday. Several embedded vorticiread more »

SPC May 21, 2017 2000 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

21 May 15:59 | U.S. News

SPC 2000Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0254 PM CDT Sun May 21 2017 Valid 212000Z - 221200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PORTIONS OF FAR SOUTH TEXAS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO TO THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND EXTREME NORTHEAST GEORGIA... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY... ...SUMMARY... A few strong/severe storms will remain possible across far southern Texas througread more »

President Donald J. Trump's Speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit

21 May 13:16 | World

Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you. I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit.  I am honored to be received by such gracious hosts. I have always heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens, but words do not do justice to the grandeur of this remarkable place and the incredible hospitality you have shown us from the moment we arrived. You also hosted me in the treasured home of King Abdulaziz, the founder of the Kingdom who united your great people.  Working alongside another beloved leader – American President Franklin Roosevelt – King Abdulaziz began the enduring partnership between our two countries.  King Salman: your father would be so proud to see that you are continuing his legacy – and just as he opened the first chapter in our partnership, today we begin a new chapter tread more »

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

21 May 13:15 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump met today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt to build on their recent engagements and continue efforts to strengthen the United States-Egypt strategic partnership. President Trump reaffirmed America’s deep and abiding commitment to Egypt’s security, stability, and prosperity. The President emphasized his support for Egypt’s fight against terrorism and underscored the benefits of the longstanding military cooperation between the two countries. The President also encouraged deeper cooperation to address the root causes of terrorism and extremism and applauded President Al Sisi’s strong calls to reform ideologies that inspire violence. The United States and Egypt stand fully committed to addressing critical bilateral and international issues in a renewed spirit of mutual respect and open cooperation. read more »

SPC May 21, 2017 1630 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

21 May 12:35 | U.S. News

SPC 1630Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1129 AM CDT Sun May 21 2017 Valid 211630Z - 221200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF TEXAS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM SOUTHWEST TEXAS TO THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE SOUTH-CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER NORTHEAST GEORGIA INTO NORTHWEST SOUTH CAROLINA... ...SUMMARY... A few strong-to-severe thunderstorms will be possible from southwest Texas to the central Gulf Coast region read more »

SPC May 21, 2017 0730 UTC Day 3 Severe Thunderstorm Outlook

21 May 03:36 | U.S. News

SPC 0730Z Day 3 Outlook Day 3 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0234 AM CDT Sun May 21 2017 Valid 231200Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM SOUTHERN GEORGIA THROUGH NORTHERN AND CENTRAL FLORIDA... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTH TEXAS... ...SUMMARY... A few strong storms will be possible Tuesday from southern Georgia into Florida. Other strong storms may occur over south Texas. ...Synopsis... A broad synoptic upper low will persist over the eastern two thirds of the country Tuesday. Several embedded vorticity maxima will move through this feature including a minor impulse forecast to advance through the northern Gulf, and a more significant shoread more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

21 May 02:26 | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0121 AM CDT Sun May 21 2017 Valid 221200Z - 231200Z ...NO CRITICAL AREAS... ...Synopsis... Large cyclone centered over the upper MS valley and adjacent northwest Ontario will expand throughout the period as one shortwave trough moves through its eastern periphery and another moves its western periphery. By the end of the period, the now expansive cyclone will cover much of the central and eastern CONUS. Farther west, upper ridging will build along the West Coast. Shortwave trough moving through the western periphery of upper MS valley cyclone will encourage a cold airmass southward through the Plains. Tightened surface read more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

21 May 02:09 | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0104 AM CDT Sun May 21 2017 Valid 211200Z - 221200Z ...NO CRITICAL AREAS... ...Synopsis... Upper low currently moving north-northeastward into the upper MS Valley will continue to progress northward towards southeast Manitoba/northwestern Ontario while maturing. Attendant surface low will take a similar path while occluding. Cold front associated with this system will continue eastward from the mid/lower MS valley through much of the OH and TN valleys. Showers and thunderstorms are anticipated along and ahead of this frontal boundary while high pressure moves into the Plains in its wake. Westerly flow aloft across the read more »

SPC May 21, 2017 0600 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

21 May 01:57 | U.S. News

SPC 0600Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1235 AM CDT Sun May 21 2017 Valid 221200Z - 231200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER A PORTION OF THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER A PORTION OF THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS INTO THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM SOUTHEAST TEXAS THROUGH THE GULF COAST REGION... ...SUMMARY... Isolated strong to severe storms may occur from a portion of the southern High Plains to the central Plains and upper Mississippi Valley Monday. Other strong storms are possible from south Texas to coastal Louisiana. ...Synopsis... Broad synoptread more »

SPC May 21, 2017 0600 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

21 May 01:56 | U.S. News

SPC 1200Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1251 AM CDT Sun May 21 2017 Valid 211200Z - 221200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND DEEP SOUTH TEXAS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE TEXAS BIG BEND AREA EAST TO THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS... ...SUMMARY... A few strong/severe storms will be possible from southwest Texas to the central Gulf Coast, with the highest likelihood near the Rio Grande Valley. Elsewhere, a few strong storms are possible across the southern high Plains. ...Synopsis... An upperread more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Sun May 21 03:02:01 UTC 2017

20 May 23:01 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Sun May 21 03:02:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Sun May 21 03:02:01 UTC 2017

20 May 23:01 | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Sun May 21 03:02:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC May 21, 2017 0100 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

20 May 20:47 | U.S. News

SPC 0100Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0744 PM CDT Sat May 20 2017 Valid 210100Z - 211200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST OHIO/CENTRAL KENTUCKY VICINITY... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE MIDWEST/CENTRAL APPALACHIANS AREA SOUTH TO THE GULF COAST...AND WEST INTO SOUTHERN AND EASTERN TEXAS... ...SUMMARY... Strong to severe thunderstorms may continue this evening over parts of south Texas. Other strong to locally severe storms will linger through the evening from the Indiana/Ohio vicinity across parts of the central and southern Appalaread more »

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 254 Status Reports

20 May 20:00 | U.S. News

WW 0254 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 254 THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA. ..BROYLES..05/20/17 ATTN...WFO...LMK...OHX... STATUS REPORT FOR WS 254 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS INC019-025-043-061-077-117-123-143-175-202240- IN . INDIANA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE CLARK CRAWFORD FLOYD HARRISON JEFFERSON ORANGE PERRY SCOTT WASHINGTON KYC003-009-027-029-031-061-085-087-091-093-099-111-123-141-163- 169-171-179-183-185-213-215-223-227-202240- KY . KENTUCKY COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ALLEN BARREN BRECKINRIDGE BULLITT read more »

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 254

20 May 20:00 | U.S. News

WW 254 SEVERE TSTM IN KY TN 202020Z - 210300Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 254 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 320 PM CDT Sat May 20 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Southern Indiana Central Kentucky Middle Tennessee * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 320 PM until 1000 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible A tornado or two possible SUMMARY...A line of strong storms is moving slowly eastward from southern Indiana into middle Tennessee. Some storms are expected to intensify into the evening hread more »

SPC MD 803

20 May 20:00 | U.S. News

MD 0803 CONCERNING SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 254... FOR FAR SOUTHEAST INDIANA...CENTRAL KENTUCKY...MIDDLE TENNESSEE Mesoscale Discussion 0803 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0542 PM CDT Sat May 20 2017 Areas affected...Far Southeast Indiana...Central Kentucky...Middle Tennessee Concerning...Severe Thunderstorm Watch 254... Valid 202242Z - 210045Z The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm Watch 254 continues. SUMMARY...Isolated wind damage and hail will be possible across the eastern part of WW 254 over the next couple of hours. The severe threat is expected to gradually decrease later this evening as the storms move eastward into a less favorable environment. For this reason, weather watch issuance is not expected to the east of the cread more »

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