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Barry Fading Away; Attention Turns To Major Summer Heat Wave

Post-Tropical Barry continues to steadily weaken and will fade away over the next day or two. The decaying system may still produce very heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley. Attention on the weather then shifts from Barry to a major summer heat wave mid to late week into the weekend, across much of the Central and Eastern states. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Tue, Jul. 16, 2019 at 7:36:28 am PDT

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One year ago today, July 15, 2018, 3162 cloud to ground lightning strikes were observed in our 9-county forecast area. Multiple fires started that day and many days of smoke and poor air quality followed. You can see on the timeline image that we haven’t had the big lightning events so far this year compared to last summer. The pink circles represent 1000 or more strikes in one day. We’ve had 3563 cloud to ground strikes in our forecast area so far since June 1, compared to 4316 strikes between June 1 2018 and July 15 2018. We hope we don’t see another lightning event like we did last summer, but we’re always in communication with our partner agencies to ensure everyone’s prepared ahead of a large lightning event.


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