Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Happy Wednesday everyone, hope all is well. Take a look at the picture below… doesn’t it look like a volcano? This is actually a picture from New Mexico where the LARGEST fire in history continues. The Whitewater/Baldy fire has consumed over with a high growth potential as crews (over 1200 people) are working in an extremely difficult terrain in the Gila National Forest. The latest word is that this could burn into July.
Incredible Tuesday Rain in Louisville, KY
Louisville, KY had nearly 3″ of rain in just over 2 hours. Interestingly, the 3.17″ of rain on Tuesday’s date did not break a record (the record is 3.54″ in 1880) Take a look at some of these images out of Louisville, KY from Tuesday.
What’s up with Beryl?
As of AM Wednesday, Beryl was still a Tropical Depression, but was intensifying. There is a chance that Beryl could become a Tropical Storm later Wednesday.
Note how the forecast track from the National Hurricane Center shows an “S” within the track at some point later today. This would indicate Tropical Storm strength just offshore of North Carolina. Be prepared for strong wind gusts today, especially along the coast of North Carolina and the Outer Banks. There was a tornado reported in North Carolina 1 mile SW of Peletier… Here’s the report:
“Remark: possible tornado just southwest of peletier near little kinston road and morse road. multiple homes possibly damaged.”
Flooding Concerns with Beryl
There have already been reports of over 12″ of rain throughout parts of Florida. More heavy rain and flash flooding may be possible today in the Carolinas
Florida Rainfall Reports
Huge Hail on Tuesday
Severe Threat Today
We’re watching what could be an active severe weather day once again across parts of the Central and Southern Plains. Hail and high winds looks to be the primary threat, but tornadoes certainly can’t be ruled out! Keep an eye to the sky today and an ear on your weather radio for potentially dangerous weather conditions later today/tonight.
Thanks for checking in on this Wednesday, have a great rest of your week and don’t forget to check me out on Twitter @TNelsonWNTV