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Cold Front Dropping South Across the Western U.S.; Watching Threat for Tornadoes and Flooding in the South

A cold front will push south across the Western U.S. into Tuesday with mountain snow and areas of gusty to high winds. An area of low pressure will form along this front on Tuesday and bring a potential for severe thunderstorms with tornadoes and excessive rainfall in the lower to mid Mississippi River Valley. To the north, heavy snow is possible in parts of the upper Midwest. Read More >



Fast Facts:

  • Severe storms brought areas of wind damage to northern IL and northwest IN during the later afternoon through evening on Friday, June 26.
  • Damage was mainly done to trees, but some of these trees did fall on structures.
  • The atmosphere was ripe for severe storm clusters to develop that were capable of damaging winds, highlighted by strong winds at 10,000-20,000 ft and substantial instability.
  • A Severe Thunderstorm Watch had been issued early in the afternoon and numerous warnings would follow.
  • On Saturday, June 27, additional thunderstorms developed and trained over the same area of eastern Illinois into northwest Indiana, producing 5+ inches of rain in a few hours, bringing two day totals in/near Kentland, IN to 7+ inches, and causing significant flash flooding.

For detailed information about the flash flooding that impacted Kentland, IN, see Rainfall Analysis of the June 27th, 2020, Flash Flood in the Vicinity of Kentland, IN, a NWS Technical Paper.



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