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A composite image shows NWS head Louis Uccellini and gathered weather staff giving a standing ovation during his keynote speech at the NWA Annual Meeting on September 9.

The head of the National Weather Service led a standing ovation for staff who corrected Trump after he said Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama

"They quickly acted to reassure their partners, the media and the public — with strong language — that there was no threat," Louis Uccellini said.
President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, receives a briefing update on Hurricane Dorian as it approaches the U.S. mainland Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in the Oval Office of the White House.

A brief history of how Trump came up with the false claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama

President Trump falsely claimed that Alabama was in the path of Hurricane Dorian, and has been doubling down since. Here's the timeline of his mishap.
US President Donald Trump receives a briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) on Hurricane Dorian in Washington, DC, on September 1, 2019.

The National Weather Service corrected Trump after he falsely claimed that Hurricane Dorian was expected to hit Alabama

President Donald Trump continued to describe Alabama as likely to be hit even after a rebuttal from the National Weather Service in Birmingham.
Tropical Storm Barry approaches Louisiana on Friday morning.

Unusually high water levels could cause life-threatening flooding in New Orleans from a tropical storm likely to become a hurricane

Tropical Storm Barry will likely test New Orleans' defenses and the Mississippi River's levees as the water already in the river is unusually high.

Powerful tornadoes rip through Ohio, blowing entire houses away, injuring at least 7, and leaving almost 80,000 without power

Tornadoes hit Dayton, Ohio, and surrounding towns and cities on Monday. Images on social media show collapsed homes and damaged businesses.
A composite image showing the cabin of a Delta Airlines flight after turbulence caused by the 'atmospheric river' in the Western US and a delta airlines flight.

Video shows chaos on Delta flight that made an emergency landing after ‘crazy turbulence’ as an ‘atmospheric river’ storm batt...

Three people were taken to the hospital after the flight operated by Compass Airlines, a regional Delta carrier, made an emergency landing in Reno.
A graphic showing high temperatures forecast for Sunday.

The frigid polar vortex that killed 21 people is on the way out — and temperatures are due to spike by up to 80 degrees

The polar vortex is ending, and temperatures will rapidly rise. But the thaw creates new problems, and some areas could get winter weather next week.
A composite image showing a NOAA satellite image of the polar vortex over the US on Wednesday, and a man in Chicago taking a picture at frozen shores of Lake Michigan.

The polar vortex ravaging the US with extreme cold has killed at least 21 people

Deaths have been recorded in Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois, where temperatures in some places have plunged to their lowest recorded levels.

How to keep food safe if your power goes out during Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael's strong winds are expected to hit the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday afternoon. Power failures are a major risk — here's how to keep items in your refrigerator fresh.

Employees at a National Weather Service office in Maryland were startled when a random message suddenly blared over the intercom in Chinese

The voice of a woman speaking Chinese blared unexpectedly over the intercom system at a National Weather Service office in Maryland on Wednesday. A similar message reached phones at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Officials are trying to figure out what happened.