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Excessive Rainfall in Southeast Texas and Southern Louisiana; Dangerous Heat in the West and Northern Plains

Heavy to excessive rainfall will persist through Thursday from southeast Texas into southern Louisiana, bringing the threat of flash, urban and small stream flooding. A Moderate Risk (level 3 of 4) of excessive rainfall is in effect through Thursday. Dangerous heat will continue across the Western U.S. and northern Plains through Thursday. High temperatures could reach or exceed 100 degrees. Read More >

Tornadoes of June 26, 2018

June 26, 2018
County:  Jefferson KY, Oldham
EF-Scale: EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  3.5 miles
Time: 1:44pm - 1:46pm EDT
Notes: This tornado touched down at the entrance of Westport Woods Apartments. Across from the complex numerous trees were snapped or topped off. On Pacelli Place parts of trees were thrown into two houses, puncturing the siding. Most of the damage was high end EF0 around 85 mph with much of the damage being 20 to 50 yards off the ground. There were some hardwood trees uprooted and parts of them fell onto homes, fences, trampolines, and swing sets. Besides trees being twisted and turned in multiple directions, there was leaf and mud spattering on several homes in opposite directions of the storm movement. Intermittent tree top damage continued near Lake Louisvilla. At Westport Business Center there was significant roof damage with portions of the roofing material and parts of the roof supports 20 to 50 yards downwind and several windows blown out. At Ceva Logistics a large section of the north wall was pushed out due to 75-80mph winds. The tornado struck the north portion of Westport Bend Commerce Park, snapping and bending several trees. The tornado began to skip and struck a few trees in Forest Springs North before moving into Oldham County. The tornado lifted briefly before dropping back down on the east side of Pewee Valley near Five Forks Drive. Near Manassas Drive a trampoline was thrown 60 yards and a large sycamore tree was uprooted next to an air conditioner that was thrown to the north. The tornado then increased in strength and uprooted several trees along Hawley Gibson Road. One resident lost twenty softwood and hardwood trees, The tornado lifted just east of Hawley Gibson Road, twisting several trees on a farm there.