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Active Weather Through Memorial Day

Severe thunderstorms are expected the next two days from the northern and central Plains into the Upper Midwest. These storms will be capable of producing large hail, damaging wind gusts, heavy rain and a few tornadoes. Meanwhile, the dry and parched conditions with gusty winds continue across New Mexico into the southern High Plains and critical fire weather threats are likely. Read More >

A tornado started one mile southeast of Darlington and moved through Beaver Falls, Zelienople, Evans City and Saxonburg, to one mile south of Sarver.  There were nine deaths:  two in Evans City, one in New Sewickley, two at a shopping center in Beaver Boro, and four in Saxonburg.  Over 300 structures were damaged or destroyed.  All fourteen shops at the shopping center were damaged extensively.  More than 100 cars in the parking lot were damaged or destroyed.  Golf ball size hail was reported at Midland and Monaca (both Beaver County).
Source: NCDC Storm Data: May 1985; Volume 27, Number 5