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Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen Expected To Impact The Southeast U.S. Through The Weekend

Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen is forecast to move through the Gulf of Mexico today, before reaching the Florida Panhandle by early Saturday. Tropical storm force winds, storm surge, heavy rainfall and dangerous rip currents are expected. The system will continue to track northeast through the Southeast and Southern Mid-Atlantic over the weekend and produce locally heavy rain with gusty winds. Read More >

Overview

Severe storms with heavy rain, flash flooding, large hail, tornadoes, and damaging straight-line winds moved across northeastern Wyoming and western South Dakota during the afternoon and evening of July 4, 2019. Three short-lived tornadoes occurred in the higher Black Hills (one south of Black Fox Campground, one east of Deerfield Lake, and another northwest of Jewel Cave; damage surveys were done on July 26th and August 2nd to confirm). Otherwise, considerable damage was reported because of flooding and the straight-line winds. Fireworks shows also were cancelled or postponed because of Mother Nature's natural fireworks display. The lightning map to the right shows that there were a lot of cloud-to-ground lightning flashes across the Black Hills area.

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24-hour cloud-to-ground lightning
from 6 am July 4 to 6 am July 5, 2019
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