India Power Outage, Severe Storms, Extreme Heat and Monsoonal Flooding
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Thanks to our Facebook friend Brad Birkholz for this picture out of Wisconsin from Monday evening… BEAUTIFUL!
“Colorful sunset mummatus clouds following a hail storm as seen near the Valders area in Wisconsin Monday evening.”
Crazy Colorado Hail
Thanks to Copper Gerrard for this video out of Colorado Springs, CO showing a hail storm yesterday!
Freaky Clouds over Florida
Thanks to Scott Young AKA @ESYtiger for this picture out of Panama City Beach, FL. These clouds look like unsettled weather is on the way. In fact, there were reports of Power Lines down in Panama City, FL.
Great Lakes From Space
“From the vantage point of the International Space Station (ISS), astronauts observe many spectacular phenomena, including aurora, noctilucent clouds, airglow, and sunglint on Earth’s water bodies. Sunglint is light reflected off of a water surface towards the observer, such that it creates the appearance of a mirror-like surface.
If the viewing and lighting conditions are ideal, that mirror-like surface can extend over very large areas, such as the entire surface of Lake Ontario (approximately 18,960 square kilometers). This astronaut photograph was taken while the ISS was located over a point to the southeast of Nova Scotia, approximately 1,200 kilometers (740 miles) ground distance from the centerpoint of the image. Lake Ontario, Lake Huron, the Finger Lakes of New York, and numerous other bodies of water appear brilliantly lit by sunglint. To the west, Lake Erie is also highlighted by sunglint, but less light is being reflected towards the astronaut observer, resulting in a duller appearance.”
One of the Biggest Power Outage in the World’s History
(CBS/AP) NEW DELHI – India’s energy crisis spread over half the country Tuesday when three of its electricity grids collapsed, leaving some 670 million people without power in one of the world’s biggest-ever blackouts.
The power failure has raised serious concerns about India’s outdated infrastructure and the government’s inability to meet an insatiable appetite for energy as the country aspires to become a regional economic superpower.
“An off-duty flight attendant from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines browses a dark shop in Janpath Market, a popular tourist shopping area, during a power outage in New Delhi, July 31, 2012. (Getty)“
Looks at this tweet and picture from @russian_market! It shows the difference between a ‘normal’ night vs. a dark night over India.
Mt. Evans Colorado Tornado
Take a look at the incredible tornado image below courtesy 28storms.com Facebook page:
“Best pic of the Mt. Evans, Colorado, Tornado (credit: Karen Goodwin) #cowx“
Saturday Tornado Report From Colorado
Here are the official reports:
2051 1 SE MT EVANS CLEAR CREEK CO 3958 10563 TORNADO SPOTTED AT SOUTHEAST CORNER OF MT. EVANS NEAR LINCOLN LAKE AT 12,500 FT. TORNADO WAS BRIEF WITH NO DAMAGE. TORNADO BECAME A FUNNEL CLOUD AND DISSIPATED. (BOU)
2051 2 NE MT EVANS CLEAR CREEK CO 3961 10562 TORNADO ELEVATION ESTIMATED NEAR 11,900 TO 12,000 FT. TORNADO WAS BRIEF WITH NO DAMAGE. TORNADO BECAME A FUNNEL CLOUD AND DISSIPATED.
More Mt. Evans Tornado Pictures
Take a look at these neat pictures of the Mt. Evans tornado shared by the:
Large Wisconsin Hail
Thanks to Laura Albers for this picture out of Howard, WI. Thunderstorms on Monday afternoon created updrafts strong enough to produce tennis-ball sized hail.
Today’s Severe Weather Outlook
Today’s severe weather outlook looks a little dicey on to outer edge of some extreme heat yet again setting up in the central part of the country. Areas highlighted in yellow below are considered to be in a SLIGHT RISK where severe weather may be more likely. Hail and high winds will be the primary threat.
Flash Flood Potential
Monsoon season continues in the Southwest with pockets of heavy rain. In fact, the National Weather Service continue Flash Flood Watches for areas highlighted in green below. The potential of heavy rain, flash flooding and minor debris flows can’t be ruled out in these areas.
Flooding in Arizona
Thanks to Sara Schlueter Hersha for this picture out of Arizona where locally heavy rainfall from monsoonal thunderstorms was found on this appropriately named street of River Road.
NOAA’s HPC 5 day rainfall forecast suggests nearly 2″ of rain in isolated spots in the Southwest through AM Sunday. The other thing to note is the arc-like shape to the precipitation as it curls around the dome of heat in the south central part of the country. Thunderstorms in these areas will also be capable of producing locally heavy downpours.
The National Weather Service continues heat headlines across the Deep South with heat index values topping the century mark into the afternoon hours. Dangerous heat, unfortunately, looks to stick around for much of the week and will even bubble north a bit through the middle and end of the week. I expect to see these headlines expanding north a bit during that time frame.
Thanks for checking in on this Tuesday, have a great rest of your week!
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