With help of spotter reports & EMA/public safety partners, the NWS confirmed an EF-0 tornado occurred in/near Minooka on Sat. Also confirmed were a series of strong downburst winds peaking 75-95 mph in Shorewood & across Joliet causing damage. #ILwx
At 630 pm, NWSBrownsville radar detected t-storms over NE Mexico west of Zapata and Starr Counties. We'll be closely monitoring the progress of these storms over the next couple of hours. A Severe T-Storm Watch remains in effect for Zapata, Starr, Jim Hogg and Brooks Co. #RGVwx
Flood Advisory issued May 24 at 5:47PM EDT until May 27 at 3:30PM EDT by NWS
Severe Weather Statement issued May 24 at 5:04PM EDT until May 27 at 3:30PM EDT by NWS
Flood Advisory issued May 24 at 4:47PM EDT until May 27 at 3:30PM EDT by NWS
Qual order & pit-road chart for 600. Qualifying 2:05p ET on FS1. One lap. #NASCAR Race Hub at 5:30pm ET on FOX, followed by race coverage with invocation at 6:05, engines 6:16, green 6:28. Stages 100-100-100-100. Competition caution TBD. NWS: temps low-80s to mid-70s. 55% shower
UPDATE: Tsunami waves reaching 1-3 feet above tide level are possible for some coasts of Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Cayman Islands and Jamaica following powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake in Caribbean Sea, NWSTsunami Warning Center says.
On Fri., Trump got a briefing on Dorian and was shown this projected path (left). On Sun., Trump tweeted Ala. would be among states "most likely [to] be hit" (NWS said that wasn't correct) Today, Trump showed the same map — but looks like someone added Alabama to the track.
NWS director Louis Uccellini received standing ovation at weather conference #NWAS19 for backing its forecasters (who said Alabama was not at risk from #Dorian ) rather than @NOAA political appointees, who sided with the President.
CNN has obtained the message from a National Weather Service Sept 1 email that was sent to NWS staffers after Trump’s Alabama tweet and the Birmingham NWS tweet. It advised staff “should not provide any opinion about the national level posts...”
Landfall of #HurricaneMichael is imminent. THIS IS A WORST CASE SCENARIO for the Florida Panhandle!! Listen to your local emergency officials. Stay Inside & Survive!" --NWS Director Dr. Louis Uccellini
I'm just going to say it. The NWS is calling #Florence "the storm of a lifetime". If you live on the NC/SC coast, tomorrow is your last chance to leave. Go. Please. Guys, please, do not mess with this storm. If you have loved ones there, call them now.