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Tornado risk to increase over storm-ravaged Tennessee Tuesday

Following storms capable of producing large, damaging hail over the southern Plains during Monday night, all forms of severe weather, including tornadoes, are possible over portions of the Tennessee and lower Mississippi valleys on Tuesday.As warm and more humid air begins to flow northward over portions of Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas after dark on Monday, big storms are likely to erupt. "With this particular severe weather threat, it looks as though the storms will be 'elevat...
Tags: Science, Mississippi, Kentucky, Virginia, Alabama, Atlantic, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kansas, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Accuweather, Nashville Tennessee, Carolinas, southern Plains


AccuWeather providing free weather forecasting and warning services to hospitals and COVID-19 test centers

Wes Thrift, with Roper St. Francis Healthcare is reflected in a car window wearing a protective mask as he talks to a possible coronavirus patient at the hospital's North Charleston office Monday, March 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Mic Smith) In order to reduce the risk to vulnerable structures, AccuWeather, Inc., is donating its severe weather and local storm-warning services to hospitals, medical institutions and public health agencies that are working against the coronavirus pandemic, the compa...
Tags: Florida, New York, Science, New York City, Pennsylvania, United States, Andrew Cuomo, Accuweather, Lvmh, North Charleston, Tito, Tornado Alley, Jonathan Porter, AccuWeather Inc, DirecTV Frontier, COVID


Relentless storms continue to soak Golden State with rain, mountain snow

A storm system that brought locally gusty thunderstorms and heavy rain to the Southern California coastline to end the weekend will continue to bring along beneficial moisture early this week. As the week progresses, the next round of moisture to target the state will not be far behind.As the storm system came ashore Sunday evening across Southern California, moderate to heavy rain targeted included places like Los Angeles, Santa Maria, and San Luis Obispo. Moderate to heavy rain tracking acr...
Tags: Science, California, Las Vegas, West Coast, Lake Tahoe, Accuweather, Pacific Northwest, Southern California, Northern California, San Joaquin Valley, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Golden State, Sequoia National Forest, DirecTV Frontier, Los Angeles Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo Moderate


Storm to bring beneficial moisture to Golden State as 'March Miracle' continues

A storm system that brought locally gusty thunderstorms and heavy rain to the Southern California coastline to end the weekend will continue to bring along beneficial moisture early this week. As the week progresses, the next round of moisture to target the state will not be far behind.As the storm system came ashore Sunday evening across Southern California, moderate to heavy rain targeted included places like Los Angeles, Santa Maria, and San Luis Obispo. Moderate to heavy rain tracking acr...
Tags: Science, California, Las Vegas, West Coast, Lake Tahoe, Accuweather, Pacific Northwest, Southern California, Northern California, San Joaquin Valley, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Sequoia National Forest, DirecTV Frontier, Los Angeles Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo Moderate, Coastal Range of California


Stormy pattern to ramp back up across Northwest following early March dry spell

Following a drier than normal start to March for much of the Pacific Northwest, stormy weather will return to the region through midweek."A series of weak storms is expected to push onshore and move through the Pacific Northwest through the middle of the week," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alan Reppert.The increased stormy activity is expected to begin early Monday, as the first storm brings rain to the coastal region and dumps snow across the Cascades and the higher elevations of the n...
Tags: Science, California, Washington, Oregon, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Accuweather, Pacific Northwest, Cascades, Northwest, Rockies, Northern California, Spokane Washington, Medford Oregon, DirecTV Frontier, Alan Reppert


Pair of storms to bring snow to the Midwest, Northeast into early week

After a chilly start to spring across the Great Lakes and Northeast this weekend, a pair of storm systems will usher in wintry weather and snow to the regions early this week. The snowy weather will first target portions of the Midwest during the day on Sunday as a storm system lifts northeastward out of the South Central states.An expansive area of high pressure in place across the Great Lakes and Northeast is expected to keep just enough cold air in place for precipitation to fall as a wet ...
Tags: New York, Science, Washington, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Indiana, Chicago, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Maine, Iowa, Michigan, Great Lakes, Illinois


Pair of storms to bring snow to the Midwest, Northeast into Monday night

After a chilly start to spring across the Great Lakes and Northeast this past weekend, a pair of storm systems will usher in wintry weather and snow to the regions into Monday night.One storm first targeted the Midwest to end the weekend, bringing a narrow swath of accumulating snowfall from northeast Missouri to southeast Iowa, northern and central Illinois and the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.Chicago's O'Hare airport picked up 2.2 inches of snowfall as of early Monday morning.Detroit is...
Tags: New York, Science, Washington, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, Maine, Iowa, Great Lakes, Illinois, Detroit, Accuweather, Cape Cod, New England


Threat of widespread storms, rain to deter outdoor breaks amid social distancing

An active weather pattern looks to deliver wet weather, and even severe thunderstorms through parts of the country, all before the conclusion of the first week of spring.A storm that will spread a spring snowstorm from the Midwest into the Northeast through Tuesday, will also be responsible for starting off the train of wet weather in the mid-Atlantic."For those looking to take a break from being in their homes by taking a walk around the block or at a neighborhood park, unfortunately, Monday do...
Tags: Texas, Science, NYC, Washington, Boston, Atlantic, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Accuweather, New England, Richmond, Midwest


Wintry chill to grip Northeast for the first weekend of spring

Chilly air that surged into the Northeast behind thunderstorms on Friday is set to stick around into the first weekend of spring.The cold air is courtesy of a powerful cold front which moved into the eastern United States behind a storm system on Friday, erasing the springlike temperatures.Locations where the mercury soared into the 70s and 80s F on Friday will likely be replaced with afternoon highs some 20 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit lower on Saturday. In a matter of only 10 hours, the tempera...
Tags: Science, Washington, Boston, United States, Accuweather, Northeast, Philadelphia Baltimore, Boston New York City, Syracuse New York, interior Northeast, DirecTV Frontier


Why some say they're comfortable exercising outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Amid the sweep of COVID-19 across the world and United States, hundreds of millions of Americans are finding themselves with far more time indoors than ever before. While officials and experts continue to urge citizens to isolate and practice social distancing, the value of exercise may be more important than ever.However, as many states move toward closing non-essential businesses, workout enthusiasts are finding gyms with locked doors, pushing more exercisers outdoors.In New York, the country&...
Tags: New York, Science, California, Boston, New York City, Indianapolis, Brooklyn, United States, Manhattan, University Of Virginia, Staten Island, Anthony Fauci, Accuweather, Wall Street Journal, Gavin Newsom, Henry


The impact of the new coronavirus could lead to the longest flu season in decades

Wes Thrift, with Roper St. Francis Healthcare, is reflected in a car window wearing a protective mask as he talks to a possible coronavirus patient at the hospital's North Charleston office Monday, March 16, 2020, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith) The new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has created a third spike in influenza-like illness (ILI) activity across the United States, as researchers working with AccuWeather predicted, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
Tags: Science, Cdc, United States, Accuweather, North Charleston, Virginia Tech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Marr, Peter Palese, DirecTV Frontier, Bill Waddell, Madhav Marathe, Wes Thrift, Roper St Francis Healthcare, Mic Smith, Linsey Marr


ICYMI: A look back at America's worst tornado, weather and the spread of COVID-19, and BIG snow out west

What's the link, if any, between weather and the spread of COVID-19 cases in the Northern Hemisphere? Some new research shows that high temperatures and other factors may reduce the disease's spread.As spread of the new coronavirus illness exploded in the U.S., anxiety also grew this week. Officials issued extreme measures in attempts to slow cases, including in California, where Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered all Californians to stay home. A bit of good news came during this surreal time...
Tags: Science, Milan, California, China, US, America, Indiana, Missouri, Hawaii, Italy, Illinois, Detroit, Accuweather, Sierra, Sierra Nevada, Orlando


Colorado, Nebraska smacked by blizzard as spring began

Spring officially began on Thursday, in the earliest start to the season in 124 years for the United States, but for Americans living in parts of the Central states, it felt more like the first day of winter as a blizzard swept across the region.Wind-whipped snow caused major disruptions from the Colorado Rockies through Nebraska with as much as 23 inches of snow accumulating near Nederland, Colorado. A shopper loads groceries into her sports-utility vehicle as a spring storm envelopes Colora...
Tags: Science, Colorado, United States, Wyoming, Nebraska, Denver, Accuweather, Avalance, Colorado Rockies, Nederland Colorado, David Zalubowski, Denver International Airport, North Platte Nebraska, Colorado Nebraska, AINSWORTH NEBRASKA, DirecTV Frontier


'March Miracle:' The gift that keeps on giving for parts of the West Coast

A new series of storms taking aim at California will not pack the punch of the mega storm being called a 'March Miracle' from early this week in terms of Sierra Nevada snowfall, but it is expected to provide more beneficial rain and mountain snow to the region.Aside from potentially slowing travel and possibly shutting down Donner Pass in California early next week, few problems are anticipated with the new storm series. "The long-term benefits from the upcoming storms are likely to o...
Tags: Science, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Arizona, San Diego, Nevada, West Coast, Lake Tahoe, Pacific, Costco, Accuweather, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Sierra Nevada, Anderson


Rain in Spain, Portugal to alleviate drought conditions as spring gets underway

A storm traveling through Spain and Portugal with rain may be the last chance for the area to avoid a dangerous drought going into summer.Wet weather will return to much of Spain and Portugal in time for the weekend."A storm will dive southward through Portugal into southern Spain through Sunday, bringing rounds of rain for the Iberian Peninsula," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys.The heaviest rainfall will spread from northwestern Spain and northern Portugal to southeastern parts of bot...
Tags: Science, Spain, Portugal, Accuweather, Iberian Peninsula, Roys, Spain Portugal, DirecTV Frontier, Iberian Peninsula Keep


What the massive locust swarm in Africa and the Middle East means to the US

In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, young desert locusts that have not yet grown wings jump in the air as they are approached, as a visiting delegation from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) observes them, in the desert near Garowe, in the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) Amid worldwide concerns over the new coronavirus, an age-old but now "extremely alarming" problem is developing in several countries that represents "an unprecedented threa...
Tags: Science, California, India, Africa, US, Cotton, United States, Egypt, Pakistan, Middle East, United Nations, Oman, Kenya, Somalia, Accuweather, New York Magazine


As a powerful storm system departs, one final round of thunderstorms expected

A storm system responsible for producing multiple days of severe weather across the south-central and Midwest states, as well as blizzard conditions across the Front Range and central Plains, will bring along one more day of potentially life-threatening weather on Friday.As the storm continues to lift northeastward into Canada, the threat for strong to severe thunderstorms will also shift eastward. As residents in the Northeast enjoy a warm and unseasonably humid first full day of spring Friday,...
Tags: New York, Science, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Alabama, Canada, Pennsylvania, United States, Tennessee, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana, East Coast, Accuweather, South


As a powerful storm system departs, one final round of feisty storms expected

A storm system responsible for producing multiple days of severe weather across the south-central and Midwest states, as well as blizzard conditions across the Front Range and central Plains, will bring along one more day of potentially life-threatening weather on Friday.As the storm continues to lift northeastward into Canada, the threat for strong to severe thunderstorms will also shift eastward. As residents in the Northeast enjoy a warm and unseasonably humid first full day of spring Friday,...
Tags: New York, Science, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Alabama, Canada, Pennsylvania, United States, Tennessee, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana, East Coast, Accuweather, South


How to prepare for severe weather in the age of social distancing

The coronavirus pandemic has changed life on Earth dramatically the last several months. Countries have completely closed their borders, businesses have shuttered, schools have emptied and major cities have turned into ghost towns as millions self-quarantine in their homes to help reduce the spread of the disease.But one thing that hasn't changed in the U.S. is that the return of spring comes a spike in severe weather, and in turn, an increase in tornadoes.Many communities across the country...
Tags: Science, Earth, Accuweather, Woods, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Chris Higgins, Springfield, Greene County, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Tornado Alley, Bedard, Joplin airport, DirecTV Frontier, Springfield Greene County Missouri, Larry Woods, Carl Junction Missouri


COVID-19 disruptions could last for months, researcher tells AccuWeather

Researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia warn that major interruptions to daily life and businesses related to the COVID-19 pandemic could last for several months.Doctors at the institute like Madhav Marathe, a director and distinguished professor of biocomplexity, have been tracking flu infections and projecting the spread of influenza across the United States all winter -- and they are now monitoring the new coronavirus. The scientists are busy developing comput...
Tags: Science, United States, University Of Virginia, Accuweather, Lewis, Waddell, Sandy, Johns Hopkins University, Marathe, Bryan Lewis, DirecTV Frontier, Bill Wadell, Biocomplexity Institute, Joel N Myers, COVID, Bill Waddell


1st weekend of spring will look more like winter across southeastern Europe

After little to no widespread snow across much of Europe, the first weekend of spring is forecast to bring the first accumulating snowfall to some cities in southeastern Europe.A storm system will move across northern Europe through the end of the week. As the system moves over eastern Europe over the weekend, it will begin to slow down and strengthen.Precipitation is expected to spread east from southern Germany to Ukraine and south into northern Romania through Saturday. As the storm streng...
Tags: Europe, Science, Greece, Germany, Ukraine, Romania, Alps, Scandinavia, Accuweather, Budapest Hungary, Prague Czech Republic, Munich Germany, BUCHAREST Romania, Carpathian Mountains, Zartman, DirecTV Frontier


Snow may be headed for Northeast just days after spring arrives

Friday, March 20, marks the first full day of spring, but Old Man Winter may pay a visit to the northeastern United States in the form of snow during the first part of the coming week.Millions of Americans might think the idea of winter weather is just a joke after the snow drought that parts of the Northeast have experienced this year. However, there's even a chance, if a storm materializes, that some cities could end up getting more snow during spring than the entire winter season."The old...
Tags: New York, Science, Virginia, New York City, West Virginia, Ap, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, United States, Philadelphia, North Carolina, Accuweather, New England, Anderson, Big Apple, Brett Anderson


Temperatures to crash following record-challenging warmth in eastern US

A potent storm, responsible for severe weather and blizzard conditions in the central United States will also send a surge of warmth northward, followed by a blast of chilly air in the East during the first days of spring, which officially begins at 11:50 p.m. EDT Thursday.Temperatures are not likely to breach record high levels on a mass scale, but a few locations in the Eastern states could come within a few degrees, tie or break levels not experienced for several decades to as far back as the...
Tags: Science, Washington, New York City, US, United States, New England, Anderson, Rockies, National Park Service, Midwest, Brett Anderson, East, Ohio Valley, Northern Plains, Bradford Pennsylvania, interior Northeast


AccuWeather's predicted US temperatures for the next three months 'may be a first'

People enjoy some warmer weather and a view of Manhattan in Hoboken, N.J., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) The historically higher-than-normal temperatures this winter appear to have been just the start. AccuWeather is predicting higher-than-normal temperatures over the next three months throughout the United States.Places such as Orlando (3.5 degrees Fahrenheit above the long-term normal temperature), Cincinnati and Washington, D.C., (both 2.8 F above) and Atlanta, Memphis and...
Tags: Florida, Science, Minneapolis, California, Washington, US, West, United States, Manhattan, Nevada, Portland Oregon, Detroit, Accuweather, Orlando, Rockies, Cincinnati


Severe thunderstorms to threaten nation's Heartland Thursday

A multifaceted storm system slated to bring blizzard conditions to parts of the northern Plains and record-challenging heat to portions of the mid-Atlantic will continue to bring the threat of severe weather across the center of the country on Thursday.Winter will go out with a bang in terms of severe weather over the Central states as spring officially arrives at 10:50 p.m. CDT on Thursday.The same storm system that will pose a threat for severe weather on Thursday has already brought rounds of...
Tags: National Weather Service, Texas, Science, Indiana, Atlantic, Missouri, Iowa, Dallas, Nebraska, Michigan, Great Lakes, Illinois, St Louis, Accuweather, Midwest, Mississippi River


New study says 'high temperature and high relative humidity significantly reduce' spread of COVID-19

A transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. The image was captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH) A team of researchers unveiled the results of a new study last week that looked at how temperature and humidity may affect the transmission of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coron...
Tags: Science, China, Iran, Thailand, Tokyo, Accuweather, FRANKFURT Germany, Northern Hemisphere, Ferrell, Southern Hemisphere, Tsinghua University, Hong Kong University, Korea Japan, Nicholls, Singapore Malaysia, Beihang University


Increased UV exposure may limit spread of new coronavirus

Efforts to combat the growth of SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19, are ubiquitous: quarantines, social distancing and the countless activities that have been suspended or cancelled to help limit COVID-19's spread throughout the world.Now increased sunshine could help in the Northern Hemisphere. Data compiled by AccuWeather of the ultraviolet energy received from the sun from Jan. 1, 2019, to the present is a reminder that substantial increases of UV rays has begun and will ...
Tags: Science, Milan, China, New York City, Los Angeles, Earth, World Health Organization, Tokyo, Seattle, Msnbc, Seoul, Accuweather, Wuhan, Fair, Seoul South Korea, Northern Hemisphere


'March Miracle' continues as several storms queue up for California

After an absence of major storms for much of the winter, the 'March Miracle,' in terms of wet weather, seems likely to continue next week in California.The storm that brought drenching rain and yards of snow to the Sierra Nevada early this week was still lingering as of Wednesday but will diminish over the next couple of days.A lull in storms is forecast late this week to this weekend, but a new series of storms is destined to impact much of the West next week with more rain and mountain...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Ap, West, United States, San Diego, Noaa, CalTrans, Lake Tahoe, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Accuweather, Reno, Sierra Nevada, Anderson


Major storm system to spread snow, trigger severe weather across Middle East

It's been a stormy March for the Middle East, and that trend will continue as another storm threatens the region with disruptive weather later this week.The next storm will emerge from the Mediterranean Sea and move into the Middle East on Friday with another dose of wet weather."Cold, unstable air moving in with the storm will allow snow to fall across parts of Turkey, as well as showers and thunderstorms from southern Turkey to northern Saudi Arabia," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist ...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Middle East, Oman, Damascus, Accuweather, Uae, Persian Gulf, Mediterranean Sea, Houk, JERUSALEM BEIRUT, DirecTV Frontier


Gusty winds whip across eastern China, produce sandstorm in Beijing

An uptick in gusty winds triggered a sandstorm across portions of eastern China Wednesday evening.Winds in Beijing, China, started picking up around 4 p.m. local time Wednesday, with gusts peaking at 80 km/h (50 mph) around 6 p.m.> If things couldn't get any more apocalyptic strong winds have just started blowing an old fashioned Spring sand storm into Beijing. 北京 传统春季沙尘暴 中国 China pic.twitter.com/LhNzj5drqe> > -- Stephen McDonell (@StephenMcDonell) March 18, 2020The winds picked up sand, cau...
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, Accuweather, Tianjin, Beijing China, Tianjin Tianjin, Stephen McDonell, DirecTV Frontier, Langfang Wuqing Air Base



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