Tornado outbreak results in 18 deaths in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kentucky

Tornado outbreak results in 18 deaths in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kentucky

At least 18 people were killed in a severe weather outbreak that affected Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kentucky from late Saturday into Sunday, May 26, 2024. Severe weather is expected to continue into the new week with risks shifting east from Alabama to near New York City by Monday.

Major flooding and mandatory evacuations in southeast Texas

Major flooding and mandatory evacuations in southeast Texas

Southeastern Texas experienced severe flooding this week, affecting areas from College Station to Houston. The flooding has led to the overflowing of rivers, including the Trinity and San Jacinto, causing significant disruptions and leading to urgent evacuations. Heavy rain and flooding continued into Friday, May 3, 2024.

Severe thunderstorms in northwest Texas

Severe thunderstorms in northwest Texas

Severe thunderstorms are forecasted for northwest Texas this afternoon and evening, April 23, 2024, with the potential for large hail and damaging wind gusts. This weather shift comes as part of a broader pattern affecting the Great Plains and Midwest, initiated by a developing upper trough over the western U.S. and a series of cold fronts impacting the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Slight Risk alert for northwest Texas today due to these conditions.

Smokehouse Creek Fire becomes largest wildfire in Texas history and second-largest in U.S.

Smokehouse Creek Fire becomes largest wildfire in Texas history and second-largest in U.S.

On Thursday, February 29, 2024, the Smokehouse Creek Fire expanded beyond 404 686 ha (1 million acres) in Texas, marking it as the largest wildfire in the state’s history. The blaze, which also extended into Oklahoma, has claimed the lives of at least two individuals and continues to pose a significant threat to homes, cattle, and livelihoods in the Texas Panhandle.