Extreme storms and extreme heat hit the U.S.

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 5:50 PM GMT on June 30, 2012

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A violent line of organized severe thunderstorms called a derecho swept across the U.S. from Illinois to Virginia on Friday, damaging houses, toppling trees, bringing down power lines. The storms killed six people in Virginia, two in New Jersey, and one in Maryland, and left at least 3.4 million people without power. The thunderstorms in a derecho (from the Spanish phrase for "straight ahead") create violent winds that blow in a straight line. The traditional definition of a derecho is a thunderstorm complex that produces a damaging wind swath of at least 240 miles (about 400 km), featuring a concentrated area of thunderstorm wind gusts exceeding 58 mph (93 km/hr.) A warm weather phenomenon, derechos occur mostly in summer, especially June and July in the Northern Hemisphere. They can occur at any time of the year and occur as frequently at night as in the daylight hours. As seen on our wundermap with the "go back in time" feature turned on, Friday's derecho began near Chicago in the early afternoon, then marched east-southeast, peaking in intensity over Virginia and Washington D.C. on Friday evening. The derecho was unusually intense due to the extreme heat, which helped create an unstable atmosphere with plenty of energy to fuel severe thunderstorms.


Figure 1. Radar image from our wundermap with the "go back in time" feature turned on for 11 pm EDT Friday June 29, 2012, showing the derecho over Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Click on the "hour" button above the wundermap to advance the time by one hour to watch the progress of the derecho across the country.


Figure 2. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC) logged 871 reports of damaging winds on Friday. Twenty one of these reports were for winds over 80 mph. The highest wind gust was in Oswego, Illinois: 92 mph.



Figure 3. A dramatic change in the weather in Buckeye land: the temperature at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio dropped from 97°F to 68° after passage of Friday's derecho. The storm brought a wind gust of 82 mph to campus, and 0.86" of rain.

Historic heat wave topples Dust Bowl-era extreme heat records
A historic heat wave on a scale and intensity not seen in the U.S. since the great heat waves of the 1930s Dust Bowl era set new all-time heat records for at least ten major cities Friday. According to wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt, fifteen of the 303 major cities he maintains records for on the wunderground extremes page have set all-time heat records in the past four days. The only year with more all-time heat records is 1936, when 61 cities set all-time heat records. In 2011, which had the 2nd warmest summer in U.S. history, only ten of the 303 cities set all-time heat records during the entire summer. With the the hottest month of the year (July) still to come, 2012 threatens to rival the great Dust Bowl summer of 1936 for extreme heat.

All-time records for any date tied or broken on Friday:

109° Nashville, TN (old record 107° 7/28/1952
109° Columbia, SC (old record 107° on two previous occasions)
109° Cairo, IL (old record 106° on 8/9/1930)
108° Paducah, KY (ties same on 7/17/1942
106° Chattanooga, TN (ties same on 7/28/1952)
105° Raleigh, NC (ties same on 8/21/2007 and 8/18/1988)
105° Greenville, SC (old record 104° 8/10/2007 although 106° was recorded by the Signal Service in July 1887)
104° Charlotte, NC (ties same on 8/9 and 10/2007 and 9/6/1954)
102° Bristol, TN (ties same on 7/28/1952-this site now known as `Tri-State Airport')
109° Athens, GA. This is just 1° shy of the Georgia state record for June of 110° set at Warrenton in 1959.

All-time state June heat records set Friday:

113° Smyrna, TN (old record 110° in Etowah in June 1936)
109° Cairo, IL (old record 108° in Palestine in June 1954)

Also of note: Atlanta, GA hit 104° (its all-time June record), and just 1° shy of its all-time record of 105° set on 7/17/1980. The forecast for Atlanta on Saturday calls for a high of 105°F, which would tie for the hottest day in the city's history.

Wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt has a new post called The Amazing June Heat Wave of 2012 Part 1: The West and Plains June 23 - 27 summarizing the early portion of this week's historic heat wave. He plans to make a follow-up post on Sunday summarizing the records set on Friday and Saturday.

Relatively quiet in the Atlantic
An area of heavy thunderstorms, associated with an upper level low pressure system, has developed in the Gulf of Mexico along the Texas coast. This disturbance will probably move ashore over Texas before development into a tropical depression can occur, and NHC is giving it a 0% chance of development. The tropical wave approaching the Lesser Antilles (Invest 97L) has dissipated due to dry air, and is no longer a threat. None of the reliable computer models are developing anything during the next seven days.

Jeff Masters

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I'm not sure I like Coronal Holes
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Five months, 20 days till we get to put away the Mayan craze.

I wonder what the whack-jobs will come up with next after this one fails?

Probably just return to Nostradamus or some other loon. You can always make anything you want, or don't want, out of his rambling quatrains.
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Skyepony please tell me I don't need to be terribly worried about that. JK I'll google it, but that doesn't look good.
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Quoting Skyepony:
Full on Coronal Hole..


What the hell does that mean? Looks bad? Are we doomed?..............lol
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Quoting Tribucanes:
How about the derecho looking feature in the North Atlantic just off shore. It's the size of the Eastern Seaboard. What in world kinda weather are the Western Europeans going to be getting. That looks very dangerous.

It's just clouds?

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Looks like after a West-Based La Nina(La Nina Modiki) we're headed for an East-based El Nino(Traditional El Nino)!!!

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Will check back later today or this evening as the severe weather unfolds..... Have a safe day for those in the US; drink plenty of water if you have to be exposed to the heat and check on kids and elderly in your family if you need to.
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Quoting AussieStorm:










Thank You for those!
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How about the derecho looking feature in the North Atlantic just off shore. It's the size of the Eastern Seaboard. What in world kinda weather are the Western Europeans going to be getting. That looks very dangerous.
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644. Skyepony (Mod)
Full on Coronal Hole..
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Quoting yqt1001:
Today's tropical activity:

96W:



97W:









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Quoting Tribucanes:
Really hope we're not seeing another derecho set up, this time across Southern Minnesota and further east and south east. Iowa and Illinois should keep their guard up. Not liking how this is potentially setting up. It shouldn't be long before whatever's going to happen there starts to fire up.


That upcoming peak daytime heating later today is going to cause major instability in the SPC watch areas....While the Spring severe weather threat season (fueled by Spring frontal passages) is over, this recent round of several weather across CONUS fueled by the intense heat is another animal (bigger tornado threat in the Spring season and bigger straight line wind threat with this event). That 70-90 wind gust threat, and all of the damage so far in parts of the US over the past several days, is pretty mind boggling.
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Quoting presslord:


don't be surprised if I show up

Just knock and I'll hand you the bottle.
Goodnight all.
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Today's tropical activity:

96W:



97W:

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Quoting weathermanwannabe:
Good Morning Folks. Hopefully Puerto Rico will get some needed rain from the undeveloped wave that has entered the Caribbean. So far so good in accordance with the general timeline from the Friday NCEP Caribbean discussion below so PR should get some rain by tomorrow.

TROPICAL DISCUSSION - INTERNATIONAL DESKS
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD
1201 PM EDT FRI JUN 29 2012

A TROPICAL WAVE ALONG 50W AND TO THE SOUTH OF 20W HAS LOST SOME ORGANIZATION COMPARED TO PREVIOUS DAYS. THE WAVE IS FORECAST TO ENHANCE CONVECTION OVER FRENCH GUIANA LEADING TO ACCUMULATIONS OF 10-15MM/DAY AND MAXIMA OF 20-35MM/DAY. ACROSS SURINAME...IT WILL FAVOR RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 10-15MM/DAY AND MAXIMA OF 20-40MM/DAY BY 36-60 HRS. THIS WAVE IS FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE LESSER ANTILLES DURING SUNDAY...AND ACROSS PUERTO RICO/USVI DURING MONDAY. AT IS CROSSES THE CARIBBEAN ISLES...IT WILL PRODUCE ACCUMULATIONS OF 05-10MM/DAY AND MAXIMA OF 15MM/DAY.


The bulk of the story today is the intense heat and severe weather potential over parts of the US.


Here is the latest discussion by NWS San Juan. So far not a drop where I am in San Juan,but I hope things change later today going thru Monday.

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1102 AM AST SUN JUL 1 2012

.UPDATE...ESSENTIALLY NO CHANGE TO GRIDS/FORECASTS.

&&

.DISCUSSION...MIMIC/TPW SHOWS THAT PRECIPITABLE WATER IS
INCREASING DRAMATICALLY ACROSS PR/USVI THOUGH 12Z TJSJ RAOB ONLY
SHOWED 1.39 INCHES. EXPECT A NARROW BAND OF 2.00 PW TO PASS OVER
THE ISLANDS...WITH THE MAXIMUM PRESUMABLY OVER ST. CROIX ATTM
WHERE THE MOST SHOWERS CURRENTLY ARE (MAINLY OVER THE SURROUNDING
WATERS). STRONG SUNSHINE THIS MORNING CAUSED SUFFICIENT WARMING ON
PR SO THAT NUMEROUS SHOWERS STILL SEEMS LIKELY TO DEVELOP...AND
SATELLITE INDICATES CUMULUS QUICKLY DEVELOPING. HOWEVER...RADAR
CURRENTLY SHOWS CONDITIONS ON LAND TO BE DRY.

COMPARISON OF TJSJ AND MACM RAOBS ALONG WITH CIRRUS BLOWING OFF
THE TOP OF THUNDERSTORMS NE OF ST. CROIX SHOWS THAT 12Z NAM HAS A
BETTER HANDLE ON CURRENT LOCATION OF THE 250 MB TROUGH...WHICH IT
EXPECTS TO BE OVER PR BY LATE AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING. BUT THERE
IS NOT A SIGNIFICANT JET AT THAT LEVEL THAT WOULD ENHANCE
CONVECTION TODAY.
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Quoting Grothar:


Hey, PR. I just thought the blog needed a map.


Yes,I know. There is no TC around the world now,imagine that.There are two wimpy invests in WPAC.
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Quoting AussieStorm:

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

I have a full bottle of Jim Beam Black if you want to come get it.


don't be surprised if I show up
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Quoting RTSplayer:


Yeah, that would be great. That's when you just open all the windows and let the cold air come in all night long.

I could get some sleep then.

are you serious... my hands are almost frozen. I'm just waiting for my carbon producing blanket to warm up so I can snuggle into my bed. 2am and I'm off to bed, Night all, stay hydrated, stay cool, stay safe.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
The temperature is already up to 96 °F with a dewpoint of 80 °F.


93F dewpoint 66F
RH 41%
You really have the humidity.
We are at 97-99 at my house now.
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Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:

I bet you are evenly concerned with manipulated gas prices or climate change (see current events). Or maybe not, because you work in the fossil energy sector or maybe you are just uninformed.

A carbon tax is the best way to get off of greenhouse gases.


The carbon tax in Australia is based on every industrialized nation lining up to do the same. Not likely. In addition, strict regulation and massive development of clean energy technology is really the only way to go. Carbon tax, cap and trade, simply gives the polluter an out...its a cost of doing business, like the BP settlement on the Gulf coast. BP is still gonna drill in the Gulf, despite their worse safety record than any other company in the nation.
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Quoting RTSplayer:


Nothing.

No circles.

No invests.

Heck, not even an area of interest.

Score 1 again for the GFS model I guess.


There isn't even anything in the WPac. :/ Guess the tropics are taking a break after the streak of storms in mid-June. The only suspect area in the whole world is a regeneration notice of 21P in the South Pacific.
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


Hi Grothar. The trade winds are blowing at a rather fast pace in the MDR and that doesn't help waves to start convergence and organize.

Link


Hey, PR. I just thought the blog needed a map.
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Really hope we're not seeing another derecho set up, this time across Southern Minnesota and further east and south east. Iowa and Illinois should keep their guard up. Not liking how this is potentially setting up. It shouldn't be long before whatever's going to happen there starts to fire up.
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Quoting presslord:


I used to like you...

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

I have a full bottle of Jim Beam Black if you want to come get it.
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Quoting ernesto2012:
anything happening in the tropics this morning



nop
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Quoting ernesto2012:
is there anything happening in the tropics...any circles anywhere...


Nothing.

No circles.

No invests.

Heck, not even an area of interest.

Score 1 again for the GFS model I guess.
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Good Morning Folks. Hopefully Puerto Rico will get some needed rain from the undeveloped wave that has entered the Caribbean. So far so good in accordance with the general timeline from the Friday NCEP Caribbean discussion below so PR should get some rain by tomorrow.

TROPICAL DISCUSSION - INTERNATIONAL DESKS
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD
1201 PM EDT FRI JUN 29 2012

A TROPICAL WAVE ALONG 50W AND TO THE SOUTH OF 20W HAS LOST SOME ORGANIZATION COMPARED TO PREVIOUS DAYS. THE WAVE IS FORECAST TO ENHANCE CONVECTION OVER FRENCH GUIANA LEADING TO ACCUMULATIONS OF 10-15MM/DAY AND MAXIMA OF 20-35MM/DAY. ACROSS SURINAME...IT WILL FAVOR RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 10-15MM/DAY AND MAXIMA OF 20-40MM/DAY BY 36-60 HRS. THIS WAVE IS FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE LESSER ANTILLES DURING SUNDAY...AND ACROSS PUERTO RICO/USVI DURING MONDAY. AT IS CROSSES THE CARIBBEAN ISLES...IT WILL PRODUCE ACCUMULATIONS OF 05-10MM/DAY AND MAXIMA OF 15MM/DAY.


The bulk of the story today is the intense heat and severe weather potential over parts of the US.
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Quoting Grothar:


Hi Grothar. The trade winds are blowing at a rather fast pace in the MDR and that doesn't help waves to start convergence and organize.

Link
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The MJO has technically left, but is coming back again soon. Guess it doesn't want to leave.

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Quoting AussieStorm:

psssstttt...... Now at my place here in Sydney 42.6°F Updated at 01:40 EST
going for an overnight low of 41°F.


Yeah, that would be great. That's when you just open all the windows and let the cold air come in all night long.

I could get some sleep then.
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Quoting jamesrainier:
1120 AM EDT SUN JUL 1 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHWESTERN PATRICK COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
SOUTHERN PULASKI COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
EASTERN WYTHE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
CITY OF GALAX IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
GRAYSON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
CARROLL COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
CENTRAL BLAND COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

* UNTIL 1215 PM EDT.

* AT 1116 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL...AND
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 80 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 9
MILES NORTHWEST OF CRIPPLE CREEK...OR NEAR RURAL RETREAT...AND
MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CRIPPLE CREEK...
BYLLESBY...
GALAX HILLSVILLE AIRPORT...
HILLSVILLE...
GLADESBORO...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...AND DEADLY CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE...SEEK SHELTER FROM THE WEATHER IN A STRONG
BUILDING. DAMAGING WIND...LARGE HAIL...VERY HEAVY RAIN...AND DEADLY
LIGHTNING ARE ALL POSSIBLE IN SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. STAY INSIDE AWAY
FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED.

THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS AND LARGE
DAMAGING HAIL. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY
AWAY FROM WINDOWS!

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO...PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF QUARTER OR
LARGER SIZED HAIL...AS WELL AS WIND DAMAGE...INCLUDING TREES OR LARGE
LIMBS DOWNED BY CALLING THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOLL FREE AT...
1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM EDT SUNDAY
AFTERNOON FOR NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
AND SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA.


Look out Northern N.C. as well, especially Mount Airy.
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Quoting AussieStorm:

psssstttt...... Now at my place here in Sydney 42.6°F Updated at 01:40 EST
going for an overnight low of 41°F.


:) One of these day most of us will see 41 F again!
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Quoting AussieStorm:

psssstttt...... Now at my place here in Sydney 42.6°F Updated at 01:40 EST
going for an overnight low of 41°F.


I used to like you...
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+++++++++++++++++1,000,000
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Quoting presslord:
It's hotter than Hell!!!! And that ain't swearin'.....it's an analogy...

psssstttt...... Now at my place here in Sydney 42.6°F Updated at 01:40 EST
going for an overnight low of 41°F.
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Quoting Neapolitan:
Back at the socialists-are-out-to-get-me paranoia again, are you? Dr. Hansen is an extremely well-qualified scientist; he's superbly educated, highly experienced, and held in the highest regard around the world of science. He as much as anyone--and in some cases more--sees what is happening, and how fast. His "alarmism" isn't based on anything remotely related to conservative fantasies that the commies are coming; it's that he knows that A) the world is rapidly spinning out of environmental control thanks to entrenched and deep-pocketed interests, so B) unless he and other like-minded individuals make themselves heard above the profit-over-people mewling on the right, the spiral will get tighter and tighter, deeper and deeper.

It's past time for the let's-all-just-make-as-much-money-as-we-can-and-ho pe-we're-dead-before-the-bill-comes-due types to stop stonewalling and let the scientific truth be known.
1,000,000
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It's hotter than Hell!!!! And that ain't swearin'.....it's an analogy...
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Quoting Tribucanes:
Florida one of the cooler places to be, go figure.


Not quite.... Night time lows in Florida are well into the 70s - pretty much the norm for Florida.
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1120 AM EDT SUN JUL 1 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHWESTERN PATRICK COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
SOUTHERN PULASKI COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
EASTERN WYTHE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
CITY OF GALAX IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
GRAYSON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
CARROLL COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
CENTRAL BLAND COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

* UNTIL 1215 PM EDT.

* AT 1116 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL...AND
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 80 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 9
MILES NORTHWEST OF CRIPPLE CREEK...OR NEAR RURAL RETREAT...AND
MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CRIPPLE CREEK...
BYLLESBY...
GALAX HILLSVILLE AIRPORT...
HILLSVILLE...
GLADESBORO...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...AND DEADLY CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE...SEEK SHELTER FROM THE WEATHER IN A STRONG
BUILDING. DAMAGING WIND...LARGE HAIL...VERY HEAVY RAIN...AND DEADLY
LIGHTNING ARE ALL POSSIBLE IN SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. STAY INSIDE AWAY
FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED.

THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS AND LARGE
DAMAGING HAIL. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY
AWAY FROM WINDOWS!

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO...PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF QUARTER OR
LARGER SIZED HAIL...AS WELL AS WIND DAMAGE...INCLUDING TREES OR LARGE
LIMBS DOWNED BY CALLING THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOLL FREE AT...
1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM EDT SUNDAY
AFTERNOON FOR NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
AND SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA.
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The death toll from the derecho was sad, does anyone know the rough fatalities caused so far by this heat wave? Gotta be pushing 100plus easy I would think. Severe Weather has really shot up here very recently after almost a record two month lull. Destructive, to very destructive kind of Severe Weather too, wonder if this is trending now and this heat will super intensify it in the coming months. Hope not, whole country needs a break right now. Florida one of the cooler places to be, go figure.
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606. flsky
Quoting Tygor:
I for one, am pretty happy to see June go away. Statistics for the month:

High Temp = 110.1
Avg. High Temp = 98.81

Low Temp = 68.4
Avg. Low Temp = 76.21

Total Rainfall = 0.09"
Highest Rainfall Date = June 20th (0.07")
Days Since Rainfall Event (>.10") = 46 days

So where is this?
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we have two air conditioners...and a fifth of Jim Beam....working hard to fight the heat... aboard m/v Lady Bug
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