Coldest Temps Of Season Expected, Snow Possible Overnight In W. Pa. « CBS Pittsburgh

Coldest Temps Of Season Expected, Snow Possible OvernightNovember 9, 2017 2:03 PM By Ron Smiley

Friday afternoon will see a slight warm-up with afternoon temperatures in the mid-to-upper 20s. Friday’s highs will likely be reached at midnight as temperatures continue to fall behind the cold front. Friday afternoon and evening will both be dry.

Source: Coldest Temps Of Season Expected, Snow Possible Overnight In W. Pa. « CBS Pittsburgh

U.S. Winter Outlook: NOAA forecasters predict cooler, wetter North and warmer, drier South | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA produces seasonal outlooks to help communities prepare for what’s likely to come in the next few months and minimize weather’s impacts on lives and livelihoods. Empowering people with actionable forecasts and winter weather tips is key to NOAA’s effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation.

Drought likely to persist in northern Plains

Source: U.S. Winter Outlook: NOAA forecasters predict cooler, wetter North and warmer, drier South | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Farmers’ Almanac: Rougher Winter Expected For Western Pa. « CBS Pittsburgh

The 2018 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac is now available and it predicts a rougher winter than we had last year.

Peter Geiger, the editor of the Farmers’ Almanac, tells the KDKA Morning News: “I think you’re going to get at least your average [snowfall], which I think is 42 or 45 inches of snow. Cold and average snowfall is what we are saying as an overall.”

Geiger says they are predicting five major East Coast storms during the winter, but isn’t sure how many, if any, will reach Western Pennsylvania.

Source: Farmers’ Almanac: Rougher Winter Expected For Western Pa. « CBS Pittsburgh

Maria regains strength as it pulls away from Puerto Rico, approaches Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos

The storm is expected to turn north parallel to the East Coast — but just how close it will come, while enormously consequential, is not clear.

Hurricane Maria tore across Puerto Rico Wednesday unleashing destructive winds, which knocked out power to the entire island, and “catastrophic” flooding.

Source: Maria regains strength as it pulls away from Puerto Rico, approaches Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos

Hurricane Irma: Hundreds of thousands of homes in South Florida without power | Miami Herald

About 1.8 million homes and businesses in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties were without power Sunday afternoon as Hurricane Irma’s winds thrashed South Florida. As of 3:30 p.m. in Miami-Dade, 845,100 customers didn’t have power, according to FPL’s data. In Broward, 608,070 were without power.

Source: Hurricane Irma: Hundreds of thousands of homes in South Florida without power | Miami Herald

Hurricane Irma: Mandatory South Florida evacuations begin | Miami Herald

Miami-Dade County ordered a mandatory evacuation, its first in 12 years, for more than 100,000 residents of mobile homes, barrier islands and low-lying mainland areas. The orders, which take effect at 9 a.m. Thursday, affect areas considered particularly vulnerable to storm surge, including Key Biscayne and Miami Beach.

Source: Hurricane Irma: Mandatory South Florida evacuations begin | Miami Herald

Irma intensifies to an ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 5 hurricane on its track toward the U.S.

It’s becoming less likely that Irma will escape out to sea, and the chances of a U.S. landfall have increased.

Tuesday morning, NOAA Hurricane Hunters found the storm’s maximum wind speeds are 175 mph. It now ranks among the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. Forecasts suggest it will reach southern Florida and the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

Source: Irma intensifies to an ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 5 hurricane on its track toward the U.S.

Explosions reported at flooded Crosby chemical plant – Houston Chronicle

The Harris County Emergency Operations Center reported explosions and black smoke coming from the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby early Thursday, the company said in a statement.

Arkema said Harris County officials notified the company about the explosions around 2 a.m. Thursday, adding that residents may hear additional explosions because the product is stored in multiple locations within the plant, which is 25 miles northeast of downtown Houston.

Source: Explosions reported at flooded Crosby chemical plant – Houston Chronicle

Harvey again makes landfall, this time as a tropical storm, in western Louisiana

Authorities in Louisiana and up the Mississippi Delta braced for more rain from the storm as Texas began its long and painful recovery.

Now a tropical storm, Harvey’s immediate effects are not expected as devastating as a Category 4 hurricane that first blasted Houston and other parts of Texas beginning last Friday. But it still packed potentially deadly and disastrous torrents of rain that have left Texas with a punishing toll: at least 22 people known dead and possibly more, tens of thousands left homeless and storm-ravaged areas that could take months or longer to bounce back.

Source: Harvey again makes landfall, this time as a tropical storm, in western Louisiana

How To Apply For FEMA Help After Harvey Disaster « CBS Houston

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) — People affected by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent storms in the Houston area can apply for federal assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced.

According to a statement from FEMA, applicants could possibly receive rental payments for temporary housing, unemployment payments, loans to cover residential losses not covered by insurance, and grants for home repairs and replacement of personal property, as well as other disaster-related needs.

Source: How To Apply For FEMA Help After Harvey Disaster « CBS Houston

Worst is Still to Come as Catastrophic, Historic Flooding Continues for Houston

Catastrophic flooding is ongoing in the Houston metro area.

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Two people were reportedly killed in flooding in Houston, raising the death toll from Harvey to three.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott activated 3,000 federal and state guard members and said 18 counties are now under the disaster declaration Sunday.

The White House announced President Donald Trump plans to travel to Texas Tuesday.

Houston’s Hobby airport will be closed until at least Wednesday due to flooding on the runways and roads.

All of the Houston Independent School District’s schools and offices will be closed for the week.

Dallas is preparing its convention center to become a “mega shelter” for evacuees.

Source: Worst is Still to Come as Catastrophic, Historic Flooding Continues for Houston

Harvey drops nearly two feet of water on Houston area, causing deadly floods

The National Weather Service warned of “catastrophic” and potentially “historic” flooding in the metropolitan area of the country’s fourth-largest city.The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched five helicopters and Houston is expecting about 40 additional boats to find those in need of help, Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a news conference. More than 66,000 homes were without electricity.

Source: Harvey drops nearly two feet of water on Houston area, causing deadly floods