Hurricane Harvey Expected to Become A Major Hurricane Impacting Texas

Hurricane Harvey has reformed over the Gulf of Mexico after previously dissipating as a tropical depression.  Harvey is in a location that is currently very favorable for rapid hurricane intensification: low wind shear and warm ocean waters.  Right now,  on the current forecast track,  Harvey is expected to make landfall along the Texas coastline late Friday night or early Saturday … Read More

Heavy Rain, Flooding Threatens Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes

Missouri state patrol officers rescue residents from their flooded homes.

Flooding will be a concern across a corridor stretching from Missouri to Ohio. In anticipation of locally heavy rainfall amounts, flood and flash flood watches have been posted. Some locations could see total accumulations reaching five inches. Many forecast models are pointing to a swath of two inches or more of rain, with some locations approaching five inches. The axis … Read More