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Stormy start to May

2 May 2012, 3:42 pm

We’re following up on a stormy Tuesday plus preparing for more storms tonight, Wednesday May 2nd.

A confirmed tornado touchdown in Mount Pleasant, Indiana. 


Damage Type: Tornado & Straight-Line Winds

Date: May 1, 2012

Begin Time: 4:45 PM EDT

End Time: 4:47 PM EDT

Begin Point: 1 mile SSE of Mount Pleasant

End Point: 3 miles E of Mount Pleasant

EF Scale: 0

Wind Speed: 65 MPH

Path Length: 1.9 miles

Path Width: 15 yards

The tornado did tree damage as it briefly touched down along Mount Pleasant Road northwest of Bedford.  Read more here…

via Public Information – NOAA’s National Weather Service.


Here are a couple of storm photos shared by the National Weather Service in Louisville.

This is Madison, Indiana on May 1 by Courtney Buchanan, and forwarded to the NWS by Monty Webb of WHAS-TV.

The photo below was taken near Paoli, Indiana, and may show a wall cloud or shelf cloud, along with some low-hanging scud clouds (courtesy Gary Fritz):



You can see more photos in the link from the National Weather Service Louisville. Storm Photos from May 1.

Folks in North Dakota are used to snow covering this ground… but hail covered streets is much more unusual.  The National Weather Service in Grand Forks says:

Hail 1 to 2 inches deep in Crystal ND in Pembina county about 6:20pm Tuesday.

The photo below is from WDAZ News thanks to Tom Engelmann.



April Showers were more common than usual in the Southern California.

The National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard says:

We experienced a wet April at nearly all locations within our forecast area. In some cases it was more than 200 percent of normal! This followed an above normal March as well. Still from a seasonal perspective, we are well below normal for the water year which ends June 30th. Thankfully we had a wet March and April otherwise think where we would be…

via Facebook.

Looking back at April in the Twin Cities Region.

After a record breaking warm March, April was a more typical month for the region, with the observed average temperatures for the month slightly above normal.  In fact, the average temperatures for the month of April were only a couple of degrees warmer at St. Cloud and the Twin Cities than the were in March.  In fact, at Eau Claire, the average temperature of 47.2 degrees for April was two tenths of a degree colder than the average temperature for March (48.4)!

via Climate Summaries for April 2012.

Today in Duluth, MN the mercury is climbing.

From the US National Weather Service Duluth Minnesota:

As of 300 pm this afternoon the Duluth Airport recorded a high temperature of 78 F. This is the warmest day of the year so far! The last time Duluth saw a 75 degree day was March 17th.

via Facebook.



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