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SPC - No watches are valid as of Thu Mar 23 10:55:01 UTC 2017

6:54 am Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Thu Mar 23 10:55:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Thu Mar 23 10:55:01 UTC 2017

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No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Thu Mar 23 10:55:01 UTC 2017.read more »

March 16 (3 fatalities)

5:40 am Eastern | U.S. News

On March 16, 3 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 19 (8 fatalities)

5:40 am Eastern | U.S. News

On March 19, 8 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 21 (9 fatalities)

5:40 am Eastern | U.S. News

On March 21, 9 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 18 (12 fatalities)

5:40 am Eastern | U.S. News

On March 18, 12 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 17 (5 fatalities)

5:40 am Eastern | U.S. News

On March 17, 5 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 20 (7 fatalities)

5:40 am Eastern | U.S. News

On March 20, 7 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 22 (3 fatalities)

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On March 22, 3 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

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

5:01 am Eastern | U.S. News

Day 4-8 Outlook Day 4-8 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0358 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 261200Z - 311200Z ...DISCUSSION... An active severe weather pattern should continue across parts of the CONUS though the forecast period, although predictability decreases substantially Day 6/Tuesday and beyond. ...Day 4/Sunday - Day 5/Monday... An upper trough/low is forecast to move eastward across the southern/central Plains Day 4/Sunday. Latest model guidance remains in reasonable agreement with the placement of this trough, and its corresponding surface low position over western OK and the eastern TX Panhandle by Sunday evening. The degree and quality of low-level moisture return across the southern Plains remains read more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

4:02 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0257 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO...PORTIONS OF WEST AND NORTH TEXAS...SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL OKLAHOMA... ...Synopsis... A strong deep-layer cyclone over the central High Plains on Friday morning is expected to weaken somewhat as it moves slowly eastward through the period. A dryline associated with the cyclone will move into portions of central OK/north-central TX during the afternoon, as a trailing cold front sweeps through portions of New Mexico and West Texas. Critical conditions are possible in the wake of the dryline and cold front. ...New Mread more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

4:01 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0253 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 231200Z - 241200Z ...EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO...TRANS-PECOS REGION OF TEXAS...AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO... ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF WEST TEXAS AND THE SOUTHERN/CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS... ...Synopsis... A strong upper trough is expected to move from the Southwest into the Plains region by Friday morning. As this trough moves eastward, an associated surface low will deepen across portions of the central High Plains. A substantial fire weather risk is expected to evolve as very windy and dry conditions develop behind a dryline acrread more »

SPC Mar 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 0228 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 251200Z - 261200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND SOUTHEAST... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE LOWER TO MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND SOUTHEAST... ...SUMMARY... An isolated severe thunderstorm threat may develop across parts of the lower to mid Mississippi Valley into the Southeast on Saturday. ...Synopsis... An upper low over eastern KS/western MO will move east-northeastward across the mid MS Valley Saturday, likely reaching the IL/IN vicinity by the end of the period. A surface low initially over MO should read more »

2017-03-23 05:44:00 (m4.6) Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. -5.2 145.7 (29192)

2:07 am Eastern | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Thu Mar 23 06:00:02 UTC 2017

1:59 am Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Thu Mar 23 06:00:02 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Thu Mar 23 06:00:02 UTC 2017

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No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Thu Mar 23 06:00:02 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC Mar 23, 2017 0600 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

1:54 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 0600Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1252 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS...ARKLATEX...AND LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN/CENTRAL PLAINS...OZARKS...AND LOWER TO MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY... ...SUMMARY... Wind damage, isolated large hail, and a tornado threat is forecast Friday and Friday night across parts of the southern and central Plains, Arklatex, and lower to mid Mississippi Valley. ...Synopsis... An upper trough/low with an embedded and cyclonically curved 80-100 kt upper jet will move eastward across tread more »

SPC Mar 23, 2017 0600 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

1:39 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 1200Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1234 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 231200Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE HIGH PLAINS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SURROUNDING AREAS OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PLAINS INTO THE MIDDLE MISSOURI VALLEY... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TODAY ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA... ...SUMMARY... Strong thunderstorms are expected from parts of the central and southern Plains into the mid Missouri Valley late this afternoon into tonight, accompanied by potential for severe hail and damaging surface read more »

March 21 (9 fatalities)

1:10 am Eastern | U.S. News

On March 21, 9 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 22 (3 fatalities)

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On March 22, 3 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 19 (8 fatalities)

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On March 19, 8 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 20 (7 fatalities)

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On March 20, 7 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 17 (5 fatalities)

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On March 17, 5 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 18 (12 fatalities)

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On March 18, 12 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 16 (3 fatalities)

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On March 16, 3 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

SPC Mar 23, 2017 0100 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

8:59 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 0100Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0755 PM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017 Valid 230100Z - 231200Z ...NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST... ...SUMMARY... The risk for severe thunderstorms tonight appears generally negligible across the U.S., but areas of scattered thunderstorm activity remain possible, particularly across parts of the Southwestern deserts into southern Great Basin, portions of the lower Missouri Valley, and near the Florida Atlantic coast. ...Pacific Coast into Rockies and high Plains... Upper troughing within the southern branch of split westerlies emanating from the mid-latitude Pacific is forecast to continue to progress inland of the California coast, and across the Siread more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Thu Mar 23 01:00:03 UTC 2017

8:59 pm Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Thu Mar 23 01:00:03 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Thu Mar 23 01:00:03 UTC 2017

8:59 pm Eastern | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Thu Mar 23 01:00:03 UTC 2017.read more »

March 16 (3 fatalities)

8:42 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 16, 3 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 18 (12 fatalities)

8:42 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 18, 12 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 19 (8 fatalities)

8:42 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 19, 8 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 21 (9 fatalities)

8:42 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 21, 9 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 20 (7 fatalities)

8:42 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 20, 7 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 17 (5 fatalities)

8:42 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 17, 5 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 15 (11 fatalities)

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On March 15, 11 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

2017-03-22 14:47:22 (m4.1) Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan 36.7 141.1 (29192)

22 Mar 18:19 | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANread more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Wed Mar 22 20:58:02 UTC 2017

22 Mar 16:57 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Wed Mar 22 20:58:02 UTC 2017.read more »

President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Wyoming

22 Mar 16:37 | U.S. News

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SPC MD 308

22 Mar 16:32 | U.S. News

MD 0308 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH UNLIKELY FOR NORTHERN UTAH...NORTHEAST NEVADA...SOUTHEAST IDAHO...SOUTHWEST WYOMING Mesoscale Discussion 0308 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0330 PM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017 Areas affected...Northern Utah...northeast Nevada...southeast Idaho...southwest Wyoming Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely Valid 222030Z - 222230Z Probability of Watch Issuance...5 percent SUMMARY...An increase in thunderstorm coverage and intensity is expected through about 00Z, with small to marginally severe hail possible. DISCUSSION...Sporadic weak thunderstorm activity has been noted ahead of a cold front over central NV and within a surface trough from southern NV across UT. Strong heating along with cooling tempread more »

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Wyoming

22 Mar 16:24 | U.S. News

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Trump's disaster declaration issued for the State of Wyoming.  Assistance for State, Tribal, and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: Language English read more »

President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Wyoming

22 Mar 16:15 | U.S. News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Wyoming to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm and straight-line winds from February 6 to February 7, 2017. Language English read more »

March 21 (8 fatalities)

22 Mar 16:09 | U.S. News

On March 21, 8 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 19 (8 fatalities)

22 Mar 16:09 | U.S. News

On March 19, 8 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 20 (7 fatalities)

22 Mar 16:09 | U.S. News

On March 20, 7 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 15 (11 fatalities)

22 Mar 16:09 | U.S. News

On March 15, 11 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 18 (12 fatalities)

22 Mar 16:09 | U.S. News

On March 18, 12 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 16 (3 fatalities)

22 Mar 16:09 | U.S. News

On March 16, 3 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 17 (5 fatalities)

22 Mar 16:09 | U.S. News

On March 17, 5 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

SPC Mar 22, 2017 2000 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

22 Mar 15:44 | U.S. News

SPC 2000Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0240 PM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017 Valid 222000Z - 231200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ... ...SUMMARY... Thunderstorms capable of isolated damaging wind gusts and small to marginally severe hail remain possible over a portion of the Great Basin this afternoon and evening. ...Great Basin area... No significant changes to current forecast, and will maintain a marginal risk for a few strong to severe storms this evening, but overall threat will remain limited by limited moisture and instability. ..Dial.. 03/22/2017 .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1042 AM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017/ ...Great Basin... Morning water vapor loop shows a well-deread more »

HVO Kilauea ORANGE/WATCH - Eruption continues at summit and East Rift Zone. Flows pose no threat to nearby communities.

22 Mar 15:40 | SciTech

Mar 22, 2017 19:07 - Activity Summary: Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and at the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on its East Rift Zone. The episode 61g lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō continues to enter the ocean at Kamokuna and surface flows from a March 5 breakout are still active above the pali. These lava flows pose no threat to nearby communities at this time. The summit lava lake was about 18 m (59 ft) below the Overlook crater rim when measured this morning. Summit Observations: Deflationary tilt was recorded by summit tiltmeters throughout most of yesterday, consistent with ...read more »

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