As an update to the flooding article I posted Tuesday, severe weather continues in Hawaii. Supercellular thunderstorms with rotation and large hail are currently moving through the island chain, per the radar I captured below at noon ET (see also this one from earlier):
We have a story with more information on the severe weather setup and flooding forecast. Hail to 3 inches in diameter was sighted near Honolulu:
The Waikane Stream rose from 2 to 8 feet in a matter of minutes and Waiahole Stream doubled in height from 7 to 14 feet in little time -- more than it did earlier this week with the flooding!
@EverythingWX writes: "The HFO WFO has issued 7 severe thunderstorm warnings this month...the same amounts as the last 2 years combined!" The rain gauge at Hanalei is now at 45.95 inches of rain this month (59.99" for 2012)!
Here are some photos of the hail and a note that it could be a state record:
Today I'm pleased to announce a new suite of world radar maps and advisories from the national weather services of several countries on AccuWeather.com.
There's much ado this week about the polar vortex visiting the U.S. this week, but it wasn't long ago that we set over 7,800 cold records in July.
I caught an awesome lightning storm on the Dropcam at AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' office in downtown Wichita Wednesday night.
Hurricane Arthur set a number of records and caused damage across eastern North Carolina. View the storm through maps, webcams and more.
Meteorologically, Hurricane Arthur is a beautiful storm -- almost a textbook example of a hurricane, especially when the right color palettes are applied.
What other Tropical Storms have threatened the U.S. on July 4th, or the days leading up to it? Very few since 1980. Here's a list.