The National Weather Service has confirmed that the storm complex that pushed across the Midwest to the East Coast June 12 through June 13 met the qualifications for a low-end derecho. The widespread wind damage and heavy rain resulted in power outages, damaged property and downed trees. As of Friday morning, early reports from 911 call centers and emergency managers state at least three fatalities and several injuries as a result from the storms.
NOAA lists 659 wind damage reports concentrated in the mid-Atlantic and parts of the South from Thursday.
This video shot by Joey Lax-Salinas shows a shelf cloud in the derecho from Dyer, Ind., Wednesday evening:
Photo by Eric Hunsaker
Matthew will become a hurricane in the Caribbean by this weekend and may approach the U.S. during next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
Persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic into Friday, while rain will spread over the balance of the northeastern United States into the weekend.
The final day of September will bring a rare lunar event that hasn’t occurred since March of 2014, a Black Moon.
The holiday weekend will start on an unsettled note, but the weather should improve by Day of German Unity celebrations on Monday.
Improving weather over the next several days will aid officials in battling wildfires across California.
Violent thunderstorms along a cold front. 2-4 inches of rain and 60-mph winds in places. Lawrence, KS, had golf ball-sized hail and winds to 80 mph.
Orange Park, FL (1991)
A total of 8.00 inches of rain at Argyle, FL near Orange Park. Orange Park had 5 inches.
Green Mts., VT (1991)
Snow flurries briefly whitened the ground and automobiles.