In a week filled with severe weather problems, the Colorado Rockies, central and southern Plains, and Deep South into the Southeast just can’t seem to catch a break — severe weather is once again knocking on their doors. Already this morning, a large thunderstorm system is cruising through the south-central Plains.
This large storm system will roll swiftly across eastern Oklahoma before making a beeline into Arkansas into early this afternoon before finally fading as it flows across the Mississippi River this evening. Severe Thunderstorm Watches are in place from eastern Oklahoma to southeastern Arkansas. These thunderstorms will pack hail larger than golf balls and damaging winds ranging from 65 to 75 mph. A few inches of rain will also fall from these storms. Thunderstorms repeatedly tracking from eastern New Mexico to Arkansas will not only add to rainfall totals but will also worsen flooding problems.
Fast Fact: Only a few inches of rapidly flowing water are enough to carry away a vehicle.
The eastern slopes of the Colorado Rockies and central Plains as well as from Mississippi to northern Florida and far southwestern South Carolina will be contending with its own outbursts of fresh thunderstorms as well. Cities such as Denver and Pueblo, Colo., Cheyenne, Wyo., Valentine to McCook, Neb., Colby to Wichita, Kan., and Little Rock, Ark., all the way to Savannah, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla., will be tested by another wild day of severe weather.
After a third successive day of severe weather concluded on Thursday, the severe weather tally so far has topped 1,000 reports from Montana and Wyoming to the Carolinas and Virginia. On Thursday alone, there were more than 300 severe weather reports, with baseball size hail falling near Hasty, Colo., and Chouteau, Okla. On Thursday, strong winds and flooding led to the deaths of at least three people in the South.
Our Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs) were out in full force these past few days, helping people Know Before™ weather threats hit their neighborhoods. Out of 370 severe weather reports on Thursday, our DTAs gave an average of 7 minutes faster warning time than all other weather apps! Broken down, our DTAs gave 11 minutes faster warning for dangerous hail and 4 minutes faster warning for tornados.
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-The WeatherBug – Earth Networks Team