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Fire Weather Threat Waning in Southern California; Early Season Winter Storm Impacting the Ohio/Mississippi Valleys and the East Coast States

Elevated to locally critical fire weather threats persist for southern California, before hopefully subsiding on Friday. An early winter storm is producing heavy snow from the Mid MS Valley through the OH Valley and Interior Northeast, potentially significant icing in the south-central Appalachians and heavy rain from the Southeast to Mid-Atlantic coast the next few days. Read More >

Overview

Several waves of upper level energy interacted with instability and a little bit of shear to provide the region with several rounds of showers and thunderstorms over the 19th and 20th of May 2018. The strongest storms produced 2 EF-1 tornadoes, wind damage and many large hail reports. In addition, the storms moved across many of the same locations, producing between 4 and 6 inches of rain from extreme southeast Kansas into central and south central Missouri, which led to some flooding.

 

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