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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 touched down just south of Salem and had a hit-skip path east-southeast to southeast of New Waterford where the funnel went back into the clouds.  This same storm complex produced a tornado at Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.  Many homes and farm buildings were destroyed, with damage estimates $5 to $6 million.
Source: NCDC Storm Data: May 1985; Volume 27, Number 5