Severe thunderstorms will rattle northern Texas and southwestern
Oklahoma Thursday night. Rain and thunderstorms will soak the
Northeast while some rain dampens the Northwest as well. Periods of
rain and thunderstorms will soak a chilly Northeast on Friday as a
slow-moving storm crosses the region.
Rain will encompass areas from Pennsylvania eastward to New Jersey,
New York state and New England most of the day. Breezy and cool
weather will also be found across the Southeast from Alabama into
Georgia, but sunshine will make it feel warmer. Clouds along with a
few showers will be in the Carolinas and Virginia. High pressure will
provide sunshine and cool weather in the Great Lakes and Midwest.
However, as warmer, more humid air makes a return to the Plains,
showers and thunderstorms will blossom from Texas to the Dakotas.
Showers will dot the Northwest as a chilly storm weakens over the
Powerful Missouri Tornado
On this date in 1946, a dangerous supercell thunderstorm spawned a
massive tornado that tracked across Missouri from Craig to Pickering.
Aside from snapping trees like tooth picks, smashing windows and
blowing roofs and walls away from houses, this tornado was noted for
hurling a roast from a refrigerator into a family car, which had been
tossed into a tree.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
--Severe thunderstorms early Thursday morning rattled the Oklahoma
City area, including the tornado-ravaged city of Moore, Okla.,
slowing cleanup efforts. The storms produced large hail, damaging
winds, and flash flooding in the vicinity of the the two cities.
Severe Reports so far on Thursday:
--65-mph wind gust in Newcastle, Okla.
--65-mph wind gust in Dickson, Okla.
--Hail from golf ball-sized to quarter-sized in Pauls Valley, Okla.
--Quarter-sized hail in Davis, Okla.
--Quarter-sized hail in Yukon, Okla.
--Flash flooding in Tarrytown, N.Y., Thursday afternoon buckled a
roadway leaving Route 9 closed at McKeel Avenue.
--Flash flooding 3 miles north of Mustang, Okla., Thursday morning
flooded roadways and stranded cars.
24-hour Rainfall Totals (in inches) Through 8 p.m. EDT ...
Oklahoma City, OK 2.92
Tillamook, OR 2.51
Kenansville, N.C. 2.50
Washington/Warren Field, NC 2.40
Danbury, CT 2.37
Williamsburg, VA 2.32
Hatteras, N.C. 2.22
Caldwell, N.J. 2.19
New York Central Park, N.Y. 1.81
Conway, S.C. 1.76
Snyder, TX 1.72
Rocky Mt.-Wilson Airport, NC 1.61
Astoria, OR 1.61
Anderson, OR 1.56
Shelby, OR 1.50
Windsor Locks, CT 1.48
White Plains, N.Y. 1.27
Westfield, MA 1.36
Teterboro, N.J. 1.33
Charlottesville, VA 1.26
Norman, OK 1.22
Blackwell, OK 1.20
Macon, GA 1.18
Laurens, S.C. 1.16
National High Today (through 9 pm) 103 at Pecos, Texas
National Low Today (through 9 pm) 6 at Bodie State Park, California
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