Updated: 08/01/2013 - Whizzing through 213 trillion calculations per second, newly upgraded supercomputers of NOAA’s National Weather Service are now more than twice as fast in processing sophisticated computer models to provide more accurate forecasts further out in time. And as the hurricane season ramps up, forecasters will be armed with an enhanced hurricane model that will improve track and intensity forecasts.
Updated: 06/26/2013 - NOAA's National Weather Service has discovered that 64 percent of lightning deaths since 2006 occurred while people were participating in leisure activities, with fishing topping the list at 26 deaths. John Jensenius, a lightning safety specialist with the National Weather Service, conducted the study by examining demographic information for 238 deaths attributed to lightning over the last seven years. NOAA released these findings on the first day of National Lightning Safety Awareness Week to call attention to the danger of outdoor activities during a thunderstorm.
Posted: 05/29/2013 - The Storm Prediction Center says a severe weather outbreak is possible in the Southern Plains on Wednesday as more storms take aim at the area.
Updated: 05/21/2013 - More severe weather is in the forecast for parts of the central United States already reeling from powerful tornadoes this week.
Posted: 05/16/2013 - Forecasters say portions of the central United States could see severe weather this weekend and Monday.
Updated: 05/02/2013 - A thunderstorm outbreak isn't something that typically goes unnoticed in a forecast. The big questions to meteorologists is normally "do these storms have the potential to become severe?" That is the question the Storm Prediction Center hopes to answer, hours before storms fire up.
Updated: 04/30/2013 - April, May, and June are typically referred to as Severe Weather Season. As the winter chill begins to thaw and warmer spring air moves in from the south, severe thunderstorms are not uncommon across tornado alley, the southern United States and the Brazos Valley.
Updated: 01/29/2013 - As a cold front / dry line combination moves through Texas and towards the Brazos Valley, a chance of showers and thunderstorms is in the forecast this Tuesday. By late this afternoon / early evening, a few thunderstorms could bring a brief round of severe weather.
Posted: 01/10/2013 - The National Weather Service has started the upgrade to Dual-Pol technology on the KHGX radar site as of Thursday, January 10th.
Updated: 12/25/2012 - Multiple reports were submitted to the National Weather Service this Christmas Morning of a Tornado in Houston County, while a warning was in place. Damage was reported along Hwy. 287.