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Severe Thunderstorm Threat From the Central Plains to the Northeast; Extreme HeatRisk for the East Coast

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible from the central Plains to the Northeast through this evening. Widespread damaging winds are the primary threat but hail and a tornado or two is also possible. Extremely dangerous heat continues across the Eastern U.S. Warm overnight low temperatures will provide little to no relief. Read More >

The National Weather Service depends on accurate reporting of severe weather in its mission to protect lives and property. We would like to hear of any significant weather phenomena that you observe, though we are particularly interested in receiving timely reports of tornadoes, one inch (quarter-sized) and larger hail, wind gusts of 58 mph or more, and flash flooding.

For life-threatening and imminent severe weather threats, please contact local law enforcement immediately (even if you also contact us by social media or email) and ask that they relay your report to the National Weather Service

Email: boise.weather@noaa.gov - A great way to include pictures & video.

Online: https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/report/ - Able to use on a mobile device or home computer.

Telephone: NWS Boise Severe Weather 800 Number - Must have been through severe weather spotter training and belong to a spotter network to use this line! Refer to materials received during spotter training.

Facebook: Visit our Facebook page and post a severe weather report to our wall.

Twitter: Tweet us your reports by including the #idwx or #orwx hashtag or send them directly to @NWSBoise.

mPing: Send reports from your location via a smartphone app

When posting weather reports to social media, it is helpful to include the hashtag #IDWX for Idaho reports or #ORWX for Oregon reports.

When timeliness is not an issue, you may send weather reports and photos to our webmaster at boise.weather@noaa.gov.  From time to time, we receive weather photos that would enhance our severe weather training, outreach, and other education efforts. If we may use the photos that you send us for non-profit purposes, please let us know. We strive to include photo credits whenever possible.