Sunday, June 25, 2017

Flash Flooding and Strong Winds Possible in Parts of the Ohio Valley and Northeast

Jonathan Belles
Published: June 23,2017

The remains of Cindy will keep the threat of flash flooding and damaging winds alive into early Saturday for portions of the Northeast.

Current Radar, Watches and Warnings
A surge of deep tropical air will bring dew points in the 60s and 70s to much of the eastern seaboard and South with very moist winds out of the Gulf of Mexico. Dew points are a measure of moisture in the air – the higher the number, the easier storms can tower and grow.
A cold front pushing southeastward toward the Appalachians will amplify the moisture content well into eastern Canada.
Flash flooding is likely in parts of the Ohio Valley, especially in spots where heavy rain has fallen in the last few days.
An additional 1-3 inches of rain is likely through Saturday morning from southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky through eastern Pennsylvania and southern New York.

Flood alerts

Recap: Severe Storms and Flooding in the Ohio Valley and South Friday

Heavy rain fell in portions of Lower Michigan Friday morning, with multiple roads closed throughout Bay, Midland and Gladwin counties. Near Mount Pleasant, Michigan 6.67 inches of rain was reported through early Friday morning.
On Friday morning, water rescues were reported in a small trailer park near Nead, Indiana due to high water.
A flash flood emergency was declared in Indiana, Pennsylvania following more than six inches of rainfall in the valley town in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Flash flooding closed portions of I-70 in eastern Ohio near Kipling. Additional flooding was reported near Cincinnati and across the Ohio River valley.
Two strong lines of thunderstorms impacted parts of the South late Friday afternoon into the evening.
One of the lines pushed through southern Missouri and northern Arkansas with damaging winds. In Branson, Missouri, a tree landed on a car. Numerous power outages were reported in northern Arkansas.
Another line, associated with the remnants of Cindy, brought gusty winds of northern Alabama. In Rogersville, Alabama, structural damage was reported to homes and powerlines. Trees were reported down across the Huntsville metro area.

Recap: Severe Storms in the Midwest Thursday

Early Thursday morning, hail up to 2 inches in diameter was reported near Marshall, Minnesota, and golf ball-size hail broke windows near Lynd, Minnesota.
Thursday evening, damaging winds knocked out power to communities near and south of Detroit. A wind gust of 74 mph was measured in the town of Millbury, Ohio.
In Bowling Green, Ohio on Thursday evening, a tree was toppled during a thunderstorm at a golf course and fell on a golf car, injuring one person.

Recap: Severe Storms in the Plains and Upper Midwest Wednesday

Severe storms Wednesday produced wind gusts up to 70 mph in parts of southwest Kansas and the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles. Several telephone poles were blown down near Montezuma, Kansas, Wednesday afternoon.
A possible tornado was also reported near Foxhome, Minnesota, Wednesday evening, and a wind gust of 74 mph was measured in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Recap: Severe Weather in the Central Plains Tuesday

Scattered hail was commonplace across western Kansas from severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon. Hail larger than lime size was reported in Scott, Logan and Kearny counties in Kansas. Strong winds were also reported, with wind gusts estimated to be around 70 mph near Lincoln, Kansas.
MORE: Severe Weather May 27, 2017

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