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