April 27

Softball Sized Hail Hits Texas, More Severe Weather Possible

Sunday Severe Recap Severe storms struck parts of Texas Sunday into early Monday morning, leaving approximately 100 storm reports in their wake. Numerous tornado touchdowns were reported, including numerous reports in Johnson County, TX. Large tornadoes were reported near Rio Vista and Grandview, potentially 3/4th of a mile wide or larger. A large cone tornado was also reported east of Stephenville, and a tornado with debris was reported near Comanche. Very large hail also occurred with these storms, including hail of 4.50″ in diameter – that’s softball sized! This easily busted car windshields yesterday afternoon and evening. I guess what...

April 27

Miami: Warmest Day Since July of 2011!

It was a hot day across across the southern half of Florida yesterday, as temperatures soared into the 90s. Check out some of these high temperatures observed Sunday. The warmest was in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, which both made it up to an astounding 99 degrees! Numerous record highs were tied or broken yesterday across southern Florida in this quick heat blast. Note: the Ft. Lauderdale temperature listed here was at the International Airport, the official reporting site for Ft. Lauderdale. Miami, FL, made it up to 96 during the day Sunday. This not only broke the previous...

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April 24

Severe Storm Potential Ahead

National Weather Outlook A storm system moving through the middle of the country will be responsible for a couple of days of heavy rain and strong to severe thunderstorm potential. Meanwhile, another storm system will into the Western U.S. with some additional moisture and high elevation snow. Severe Threat Friday …SUMMARY… SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT FROM THE SOUTHERN PLAINS INTO THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. OTHER SEVERE STORMS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS. SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF LARGE HAIL…DAMAGING WINDS…AND PERHAPS A COUPLE STRONG TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN BOTH AREAS. …SYNOPSIS… PROGRESSIVE SPLIT-FLOW PATTERN WILL SOMEWHAT...

April 23

Continuing Severe Threats – Frosty Friday Morning Expected

National Overview Taking a look nationwide, we’ll be watching the threat of some severe storms over the next few days across the central and southern Plains into the southeast, as well as the potential of flooding rains. Frost and freeze concerns are likely tonight in parts of the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic as lows dip into the 20s and 30s. Meanwhile, a storm system will be pushing onshore the west coast the next few days, bringing the chance of rain and snow for parts of California into the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies. Severe Weather Today the severe threat exists...

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April 22

Western Storm System Brings More Severe Weather Chances

National Weather Outlook Nice to see that stubborn, slow moving, large upper level low moving east of the Great Lakes Region through the end of the week. Weather conditions will slowly improve for folks in the northeast quadrant of the nation, but another storm sytem will quickly develop behind it and move into the middle part of the country through the 2nd half of the week. Widespread showers and storms will be possible with mountain snow, strong/severe storms in the Plains and pockets of heavy rain. Severe Threat Thursday …SUMMARY… ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS…WITH SOME PRODUCING LARGE HAIL AND WIND...

April 21

Severe Threat Moves Back South – Northern Frost/Freeze Concerns

National Overview We’ll be watching the threat of some severe storms once again the next few days over parts of the Southern Plains as disturbances moving in from the west meet up with Gulf moisture. Up in the Northern Plains, however, it’s a different story as some snowflakes are possible along with frost and freeze conditions. Rain is possible in parts of New England today, and some storms could produce flooding rains. More rain is expected in the Northeast during the day Wednesday. Out west, some rain showers are possible over the Rockies and Sierra Nevada range, with snow at...

April 18

HAMweather Is Now AerisWeather

MediaLogic Group, the parent company of HAMweather, has rebranded as AerisWeather, and all of the existing HAMweather products will continue. This change brings HAMweather together with MediaLogic Group’s other weather-related broadcast and consulting businesses to create a single location where customers can come for all of their weather data and content needs. Also, note that this rebranding was not due to an acquisition, so HAMweather and Media Logic Group are still the same company, just with a different name and brand. “At least a third of America’s GDP is weather-dependent.” said meteorologist and AerisWeather president, Paul Douglas. “From media and transportation to...

April 17

Unsettled Weather Continues Across the Plains

Heavy Snow in April Take a look at the image below from the Wyoming Highway Patrol Facebook page… Heavy snow and high speeds led to this near 50-car pile up along highway I-80 on Thursday. *Update for I 80 multi-vehicle crash between Cheyenne and Laramie* 33 commercial vehicles and 12 passenger vehicles is the latest estimate that were involved in one of the three crash sequences along with multiple other vehicles that were not part of an actual crash, but became stranded in the event due to road blockage. 16 motorists were transported by ambulance and 11 motorists were transported...

April 16

Enhanced Severe Threat – Heavy Mountain Snow

National Look We’re watching a upper level low over the Four Corners that is helping to drive much of the weather over the next few days, with heavy snow in the mountains, severe storms in the Central Plains, and even more flooding threats as it helps drive moisture from the Gulf of Mexico northward to interact with a warm front. Numerous Severe Threats Let’s jump right into the severe threat today. An Enhanced Risk of severe storms is present over parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas (in the orange shaded area), surrounded by a Slight Risk (in yellow). A Marginal...

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April 15

Snow, Severe, Flooding, Fire and a Rare Oregon Tornado

Oregon Tornado? On Tuesday, April 14th, a fairly rare tornado was reported near Eugene, OR! Here was the report: “At 405 pm a small tornado of unknown intensity briefly touched down on the campus of lane county community college. a lane county community college official witnessed a rain and hail wrapped tornado that damaged three vehicles significantly.” . Rare OR Tornado… There have only been 102 documented tornadoes in the state of Oregon between 1950-2011. Interestingly, the state averages only 3 tornadoes  per year, 0 of which typically occur in April. National Weather Outlook The same storm system that produced...