A potent storm system emerging from the Rockies has not only caused this August to end with another round of severe weather but also an early appearance of snow.
Severe Weather Threat
Intense thunderstorms ignited Wednesday afternoon across northeastern Montana, then tracked into western North Dakota Wednesday evening.
These powerful thunderstorms will target more of the northern Plains through early Thursday morning.
A front, being followed by noticeably cooler air, slicing into the hot air surging across the Plains has fueled the severe weather.
The strongest thunderstorms will be capable of unleashing damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes.
The remains of tonight's activity will shift even farther east across northern Minnesota and neighboring Ontario on Thursday, producing gusty winds and downpours.
Snow to Making an Early Appearance
Montana will be experiencing its first snow of the season into Thurday. Snow already started falling during the day Wednesday in the Canadian Rockies and will continue in some areas across the northern Rockies of the U.S. into Thursday.
So far this year California has seen 1,569 wildfires, 85 percent more than in an average year.
The Memorial Day weekend will begin cool, windy and rainy in New England and part of the mid-Atlantic.
GOES-East failed again late Tuesday. It is one of the main satellites meteorologists use for the eastern part of the United States and the tropical Atlantic.
The tornado tore through a path 17 miles long on Monday and had wind speeds as high as 200 mph.
On the two-year anniversary of the EF-5 tornado that leveled Joplin, Mo., the town has deployed assistance to Moore, Okla.
Severe weather has finally died down in the Northeast following more than 100 damage reports from Tennessee to New York.
Late May snowstorm blanketed eastern part of state with 4 to 6 inches.
Fresno, CA (2001)
Six 100+ degree days this month. This broke the old May record of five days set in May 1889.
More rain in an already wet month. Monthly totals topped 11 inches at New York City, 9 inches at Bridgeport, CT and 8 inches at Baltimore (all three records for May).