Miami Flooding, Wave Clouds and a Wet Memorial Day?
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Thanks to @nikmartinezzz for this picture out of Miami, FL. An incredible 9.7″ of rain fell yesterday, which shattered the old record of 3.44″ set in 1901.
Heavy Rain Potential Continues
Unfortunately for folks in southern Florida, the heavy rain potential continues across south Florida through the next couple of days.
This is the rainfall forecast over the next 3 days. It suggests an additional 1″ to 3″ or more.
Heavy Rainfall Forecast
A slow moving front across the Upper Mississippi Valley will focus heavy rain and isolated severe thunderstorms across the region. The 3 day rainfall forecast shows over 3″ or rain with the potential of flash flooding.
Flash Flood Watch
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch through PM Thursday for rainfall amounts that could be in excess of 3″
Severe Risk Today
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a SLIGHT RISK of severe weather across parts of the High Plains and even across the Mid-Atlantic states for the potential of hail and high winds.
Thunder Thursday Risk
The same, slow moving front, will kick out another chance of severe weather across parts of Wisconsin Thursday. Hail and high winds will likely be the primary threats with any of the strong storms that develop, but heavy rain is looking more significant.
There’s an old saying about rain on your wedding day means good luck, but what about tornadoes? This video is CRAZY!
“This is my nephew and his beautiful brides wedding ceremony. A perfect country wedding complete with wheat, cowboy hats, boots,and tornados. The tornadoes were about 4 miles away and were not moving”
What’s Up Bud?
The National Hurricane Center continues its advisories on Tropical Storm BUD in the Eastern Pacific.
Kelvin-Helmholtz Wave Clouds spotted in Upstate New York yesterday. The NWS Office says these only lasted a few minutes before falling apart. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=370621029667214&set=a.189673474428638.52073.189063081156344&type=1&theater
Wave clouds sure look cool, but how are they formed? Meteorologist Todd Nelson explains.
It certainly was a warm day yesterday for a few locations… some may have even called it HOT!
Scottsbluff, NE made it 100° (Record)
Denver, CO made it to 93° (Record)
Forecast Highs Today
The bubble of heat is getting squished a little by the front moving into the High Plains/Upper Mississippi Valley, but it is also pushing the heat a little farther east. High temps today across west Texas should reach the century mark or better.
Memorial Day Outlook
I know a lot of folks probably have plans to fire up the BBQ. This is an early look at weather conditions for Monday, May 28th… Memorial Day!
Memorial Day High Temps
Thanks for checking in and have a great rest of your week!
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