Much Needed Rain Continues…
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Severe thunderstorms blew up across Montana Monday on the northern periphery of a large dome of hot air in the eastern two-thirds of the country. Take a look at the tornado pictures below out of Montana!
The storms eventually blew into North Dakota with some nasty looking clouds. Thanks to Kristen Jenson for the picture below from near Alamo, ND
More Storms This Week
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a SLIGHT RISK of severe weather for Wednesday across the international border, but the threat continues over the next several days into the weekend as a cool front sags southeast through the Great Lakes region.
Severe Threat Wednesday
Severe Threat Continues…
The severe threat continues then through the upcoming weekend as the front sags south. The main threat with these storms would be damaging winds and heavy rainfall.
Heavy Rainfall Potential
Take a look at NOAA’s HPC 5 day rainfall forecast, note the heavy rainfall potential across the Great Lakes region and also in the South Central/Southwestern part of the country.
Much Needed Rain Continues
Much needed rain continues across parts of of the nation that are under extreme and exceptional drought conditions. Thanks to an upper level low pressure system, we’ll continue to see rain chances in areas that need more rain, through the end of the week.
Rainfall Past 7 Days
Radar rain estimates over the past 7 days suggests 1″ to 5″ of rainfall across parts of the South/Southwest.
U.S. Drought Monitor
It certainly is nice to see rain in these areas as extreme and exceptional drought conditions continue. It’ll be interesting to see what the U.S. drought monitor update shows on Thursday.
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