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Severe Thunderstorm Threat Over The Eastern U.S., Critical Fire Weather Likely Over The Southwest

A cold front will bring the threat for scattered strong to severe thunderstorms from the Mid Atlantic to New England into Saturday morning. Some of the storms could produce damaging winds and locally heavy rainfall. Dangerously hot and dry conditions will persist over the Desert Southwest this weekend. Critical fire weather conditions likely. Read More >

May 8, 1918
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 2
Injuries:   7
Path width: 
Path length:  5 miles
Time:  afternoon
Narrative:  Barns or outbuildings were destroyed on eight farms.  Two people died in a turnip house on the Wright Farm near Oakland.  Wheat, orchard grass, strawberries, and garden crops were ruined near Smith's Grove.  The Cook Hazelip Building in Smith's Grove was unroofed.  Trees and telephone poles were knocked down.