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  • How your green business will benefit from the new Sustainable Purchasing Council
    How your green business will benefit from the new Sustainable Purchasing Council
    Looking to establish an eco-purchasing program at your business, but don’t know how or where to start? The task is about to get a lot easier with the creation of the Sustainable Purchasing Council (SPC), which will be officially launched at...
  • SPC EXP Thunderstorm Outlook
    Forecast for Wednesday April 4, 2012
    Good Morning Central Virginia! Looks like a pleasant end to the work week. Best chance of precipitation will be today as another front approaches the area.Wednesday - Starting off the day on the warm side with southerly flow of moisture increasing...
  • 4km NMM Forecast
    Line of storms this evening with slightly cooler weather
    We will have another hot day today with temperatures likely in the low to mid 90s for most areas, around 95 or so here in the Triangle. Heat Index values will likely be around 105 for many areas of the eastern half of the state as dew points climb...
  • SPC Day 1 Outlook
    Cooler and unsettled weather ahead, severe weather possible west of Triangle
    I am having some technical issues today with my computer, so I am not going to produce a 6 day forecast graphic, but I thought I would write a short discussion.The Storms Prediction Center has most of the western half of NC in a slight risk for...
  • Mississippi on guard for tornadoes more than any other state in 2010
    Mississippi on guard for tornadoes more than any other state in 2010
    The threat for tornadoes put the state of Mississippi on watch more than in any other state in 2010. According to the Storm Prediction Center, much of the state was placed under 10 to as many as 16 tornado watches during the year, which is the...
  • Severe weather threat: damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes possible
    Severe weather threat: damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes possible
    Severe weather is an increasing concern for the state of Mississippi and surrounding areas late Sunday afternoon into Sunday night as a strong upper level disturbance and jet stream combine with an warm, moist and unstable air mass in place across...
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    Severe storms possible this afternoon
    SPC SevereWeather Outlook Thursday 15 July All of West Michigan has the potential to see severe weather today. The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of the area in a slight risk for severe storms. The very warm and humid air mass remains in...
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    More severe storms possible this afternoon
    SPC Severe Weather Outlook Wednesday 23 JuneAfter the storms Wednesday morning, another round of stronger and possibly severe storms should develop along a cold front later this afternoon and evening. A slight risk of severe storms is in effect...
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    Severe weather round two for West Michigan
    The storms Monday were more bark than bite for West Michigan. Lightning and thunder were the biggest hazards and made for a sleepless night for many. If that didn’t wake you up then the tornado sirens might have. Remember a NOAA all hazards...
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    Strong to severe storms Friday night
    Skywarn Alerts 4:30 PM FridayThere is a slight chance for thunderstorms thisearly thisevening across West Michigan. If thunderstormsdevelop, they would most likely occur over far southwest Lower Michigan, mainly along and south of I-94. The Storm...
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    Strong storms possible for West Michigan Friday night
    HPC Surface Forecast for 8 PM ThursdayAstrong stormin the northern plainsThursday(see map above) should push into West Michigan Friday night.SPC Severe Weather Outlook 8AM Fri-8AM SatThe Storm Prediction Center (SPC) places most of Michigan in the...
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    Friday storms and weekend rain
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms will dominate the weekend weather for West Michigan. It will not be a complete wash out, Friday afternoon and evening will likely be the wettest part of the weekend.HPC forecast map 8 PM FridayA warm front will...
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    Latest measurable snow and hail
    Latest measurable snow and hail top the list of West Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives and Storm Prediction Centerhere are the events that happened on May 18. 1915 - Lansing records their...
  • Significant tornado outbreak struck Oklahoma on Monday - more stormy weather on tap
    Significant tornado outbreak struck Oklahoma on Monday - more stormy weather on tap
    Forecasters at NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC) keyed on Monday’s Oklahoma-Kansas tornado outbreak in their Day 3 (for Monday, May 10 - prepared on May 8) severe weather outlook. They continued the onslaught with a greater sense of...
  • Significant tornado outbreak possible on Monday
    Significant tornado outbreak possible on Monday
    Climatologically, May is the most active tornado month. According to statistics from NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC), May has averaged more than 300 tornadoes during the latest 3-year period (Fig. 1). That is almost 25 percent of all...