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  1. Records: Highs: EWR: 94 (1974) NYC: 92 (1974) LGA: 94 (2017) JFK: 89 (1974) LOWs: EWR: 39 (1956) NYC: 39 (1956) LGA: 38 (1983) JFK: 42 (1983) Historical: 1825 - A tornado (said to have crossed all of the state of Ohio) smashed into the log cabin settlement of Burlington, northeast of Columbus. (David Ludlum) 1896: An estimated F5 tornado tracked 100 miles through northeastern Kansas and extreme southeastern Nebraska. Seneca, Oneida, Sabetha, and Reserve, Kansas sustained severe damage. While passing through Reserve, the tornado was 2 miles wide. 25 people were killed, and 200 were injured. The cost was estimated at $400,000. 1960 - Salt Lake City UT received an inch of snow. It marked their latest measurable snowfall of record. (The Weather Channel) 1979: A reading of 12 degrees at Mauna Kea Observatory established a record low for the state of Hawaii. 1980 - Mount Saint Helens (in Washington State) erupted spewing ash and smoke sixty-three thousand feet into the air. Heavy ash covered the ground to the immediate northwest, and small particles were carried to the Atlantic coast. (David Ludlum) 1987 - Thunderstorms in Kansas, developing along a cold front, spawned tornadoes at Emporia and Toledo, produced wind gusts to 65 mph at Fort Scott, and produced golf ball size hail in the Kansas City area. Unseasonably hot weather prevailed ahead of the cold front. Pomona NJ reported a record high of 93 degrees, and Altus, OK, hit 100 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 1988 - Low pressure anchored over eastern Virginia kept showers and thunderstorms over the Middle Atlantic Coast Region. Flash flooding was reported in Pennsylvania. Up to five inches of rain drenched Franklin County PA in 24 hours. (The National Weather Summary) 1989 - Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced severe weather from the Central Gulf Coast States to the Lower Missouri Valley during the day and evening. Thunderstorms spawned sixteen tornadoes, and there were 74 reports of large hail and damaging winds. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 1990 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the central U.S. spawning a sixteen tornadoes, including a dozen in Nebraska. Thunderstorms also produced hail four inches in diameter at Perryton TX, wind gusts to 84 mph at Ellis KS, and high winds which caused nearly two million dollars damage at Sutherland NE. Thunderstorms deluged Sioux City IA with up to eight inches of rain, resulting in a record flood crest on Perry Creek and at least 4.5 million dollars damage. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
  2. Partly sunny and up to 722
  3. Lets see how much clearing we can get pushed west, and for how long>?
  4. 63 cloudy and some drizzle. Some clearing/sun in eastern sections as the onshore pushes clouds and moisture inland. more of the same tomorrow before clearing our later on Sunday. Warmup Tue (5/21) - Wed (5/22). Overall, warmer progression but tendency for rain / onshore into next weekend.
  5. Clouds clinging and stubborn to clear out
  6. Records: Highs: EWR: 92 (1956) NYC: 89 (1956) LGA: 89 (1956) LGA: 82 (2004) Lows: EWR 37 (1938) NYC: 39 (1895) LGA: 42 (2019) JFK: 41 (2020) HIstorical: 1930 - A man was killed when caught in an open field during a hailstorm northwest of Lubbock TX. It was the first, and perhaps the only, authentic death by hail in U.S. weather records. (David Ludlum) 1980: An F3 tornado ripped directly through the center of Kalamazoo, Michigan, killing five people, injuring 79, leaving 1,200 homeless and causing $50 million in damage. The tornado passed directly over the American Bank, where a barograph reported a pressure drop of 0.59 inches. 1981 - A tornado 450 yards in width destroyed ninety percent of Emberson TX. People did not see a tornado, but rather a wall of debris. Homes were leveled, a man in a bathtub was hurled a quarter of a mile, and a 1500 pound recreational vehicle was hurled 500 yards. Miraculously no deaths occurred in the tornado. (The Weather Channel) 1987 - A cold front brought an end to the early season warm spell in the north central U.S., but not before the temperature at Sioux City IA soared to a record warm 95 degrees. Strong southwesterly winds ahead of the cold front gusted to 52 mph at Marais MI. Evening thunderstorms produced golf ball size hail at Rockford MN, and wind gusts to 75 mph at Belmond IA. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary) 1988 - Strong winds along a cold front ushering cold air into the northwestern U.S. gusted to 69 mph at Myton UT. Temperatures warmed into the 80s ahead of the cold front, as far north as Montana. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 1989 - Thunderstorms developing along a warm front produced severe weather in the Southern Plains Region during the afternoon and night. A thunderstorm at Killeen TX produced wind gusts to 95 mph damaging 200 helicopters at Fort Hood causing nearly 500 million dollars damage. Another thunderstorm produced softball size hail at Hodges TX. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 1990 - Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front spawned ten tornadoes from eastern Wyoming to northern Kansas, including seven in western Nebraska. Thunderstorms forming ahead of a cold front in the eastern U.S. spawned five tornadoes from northeastern North Carolina to southern Pennsylvania. Thunderstorms over southeast Louisiana deluged the New Orleans area with four to eight inches of rain between 7 AM and Noon. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 1995: This outbreak produced tornadoes extending from the Mississippi River near Burlington, Iowa, to the west of Bloomington, Illinois. Two violent tornadoes, each ranked at F4 intensity, were reported. The first tornado traveled 60 miles from near Fort Madison, Iowa, to the southeast of Galesburg, Illinois producing over $10 million damage. The town of Raritan, Illinois was hit the hardest. The second violent tornado traveled 7 miles across Fulton County from Ipava to Lewistown, Illinois producing $6 million damage. Another strong tornado took a 25-mile path across parts of Fulton, Mason, and Tazewell Counties. The storms also produced softball-size hail south and northwest of Macomb in Illinois. Five men were injured in Lawrence County, Indiana when lightning struck one of them and traveled to the other four. There were 184 reports of severe weather, including over three dozen tornadoes.
  7. up to a currently cloudy 52. Low level clouds burn off by mid/late morning, setting up the best day of the week low 70s, bright sunshine. Overall cooler/near normal with a day or two (sunny) with rain chances but no signal for heavier totals currently5/13 - 5/22. Watch the Wed-Thu period for potential heavier rain totals. Warm but cloudier on Tue perhaps to 80 with enough sun early. With rain / showers later Tue - Thu - SE/E flow not as cool as Mothers day / last Friday. Fri, pending on the clearing could get into the 70s near 80 before the what looks like another mainly cloudy and with rain chances this coming weekend 5/18- 5/19. Beyond there more of the same into net week 5/20. When will the persistent onshore pattern shift to a less unsettled and warmer one - in time to close the month beyond 5/23rd is the time to watch guidance in the next few days.
  8. 48 cloudy, misty, east wind. 50s, raw today. Much warmer Mon/Tue this week but Tue looks to go cloudy again with amore widespread rain later Tue night and Wed (5/15). THu/Fri drier and warmer pending on if any and how much clearing - 70s. Next weekend looks continued unsettled. Perhaps today's the coolest till the fall. Eventually these onshore flows (tendencies) come around, and timing that one looks like May 22 - 24 ish and beyond for an overall change to warmer, in time for the end of the month.
  9. Records: Highs: EWR: 93 (1993) it was off to the races and never looked back till late Sep that year NYC: 92 (1993) LGA: 96 (1953) JFK: 85 (1993) Lows: EWR: 36 (1966) NYC: 36 (1913) LGA: 42 (1945) JFK: 40 (1966) Historical: 1865: A tornado touched down in Philadelphia around 6 PM ET, killing one person and injuring 15 others. There was a considerable destruction of property, with 23 houses blown down, damage to the Reading Railroad depot, with the water tank, carried 150 yards. Fairmont Park was damaged to the amount of $20,000. 1934: A tremendous dust storm affected the Plains as the Dust Bowl era was in full swing. According to The New York Times, dust "lodged itself in the eyes and throats of weeping and coughing New Yorkers," and even ships some 300 miles offshore sawdust collect on their decks. 1953 - A tornado hit Waco, TX, killing 114 persons and burying some downtown streets under five feet of fallen bricks. (The Weather Channel) 1966 - The 1.6 inch snow at Chicago, IL, was their latest measurable snow of record. Previously the record was 3.7 inches on the 1st and 2nd of May set in 1940. (The Weather Channel) 1970 - A very powerful tornado struck the city of Lubbock, TX, killing 26 persons, injuring more than 500 others, and causing 135 million dollars damage. It was the most destructive tornado of record up until that time, and came on the 17th anniversary of the twister which struck Waco TX killing 114 persons. A second tornado killed two others persons in Lubbock, and the two tornadoes damaged or destroyed nearly a quarter of the city. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel) 1987 - Early morning thunderstorms produced up to four inches of rain in southern Texas, with flooding reported from Maverick County to Eagle Pass. Evening thunderstorms in northern Illinois produced golf ball size hail and wind gusts to 70 mph. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary) 1988 - Unseasonably warm weather prevailed in the southwestern U.S. Reno, NV, reported a record high of 89 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) 1989 - Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in the High Plains Region. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 71 mph at Gillette WY, and baseball size hail was reported at Pecos TX and Fort Stockton TX. Fort Stockton TX was deluged with 7.75 inches of rain in less than two hours. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 1990 - Unseasonably cold weather followed in the wake of a spring storm in the north central U.S. Seven cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Madison WI with a reading of 29 degrees. Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Kansas, Oklahoma and the northern half of Texas. Severe thunderstorms spawned four tornadoes in Texas, and produced high winds which overturned four mobile homes northwest of Abilene TX injuring ten persons. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 2005 - Strong thunderstorms affected parts of the U.S. Great Plains. In the Hastings, Nebraska area, significant severe weather occurred, including very large hail, damaging winds and widespread flooding. Radar estimated rainfall accumulation locally exceeded 10 inches.
  10. 42 to 53 now and sunny. Low - mid 60s. Clouds and showers back tomorrow. Looks like 1 clear day for every three or four for the next 2 weeks. Overall, cooler - plenty of clouds easterly fetch and rain chances. Next period for some heavier rains May 17 - May 21. Warmer period to close the month would be next shot at sustained (dry) warmth.
  11. We'll see how guidance progresses with the period 5/17 - 5/21 and hung up front/cut offs and if thats the next excessive rainfall period to watch.
  12. Down to 50 with 0.41 in the bucket. Raw grey, wet and cool day for May. Overall - cloudy, many rain chances, and cooler the next 10 - 14 days 5/9 - 5/19. We'll see if we get some sun tomorrow as guidance shifted, if so upper 60s - perhaps a few 70s. Cloudy and wet again on Mothers day this Sunday. Mon (5/13) - Tue (5/14) warmest days of this week, before going cloudy and rain by Wed (5/15). next weekend also looking wet, Euro has trough, cut off lows in a series. warmup could be saved to close the month.
  13. Up to a high of 71 today
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