AccuWeather.com MapSpace depicted a terrifying-looking MCS (Mesoscale Convective System) moving through Tennessee and into North Carolina this morning. Click on the images below for larger, more detailed versions.
In fact, one roof was ripped off a house in Kentucky overnight, with trees and powerlines downed along the storm's bow-echo track, which also dropped hail to 1.75" in diameter:
Counting storms to the Northeast which formed overnight, over 45,000 lightning strikes hit the ground between midnight and 11 a.m. today:
The storm also looked decent on IR satellite, although I'm sure Scott @ CIMSS will have some more incredible images.
Snow was reported in Pennsylvania and New York on May 24, as viewers looked forward to temperatures in the 20s on Memorial Day Weekend.
The damage from the Moore, Okla., tornado of May 20, 2013, is incredible. These radar loops show the immensity of the tragic storm.
When I saw that Google had created a 30-year satellite time-lapse of Earth, I knew where the most impressive weather-related animations would be.
Whatever you call them -- "Ice Needling," "Ice Surges," or "Ice Shoves," or "Ice Heaves" -- a phenomenon that I first blogged about in 2009 is back -- with a vengeance!
17 years ago on this date, while I was taking my freshman exams at UNCA, a "cut-off" low was rumored to dump 57" of snow at nearby Mount Pisgah... but is that reading reliable?
Tornado reports and warnings are down for 2013 so far, and the last 12 months, but what about severe-thunderstorm-warned areas and lightning strikes?