Thursday 5:26 am
Wind:SSW at 6 mph
NATIONAL SUMMARY Locally severe thunderstorm fired along a nearly stationary frontal zone over upstate New York for the second afternoon in a row. The storms brought a risk of large hail and brief strong wind gusts. Additional lines of showers and thunderstorms were forming over the Ohio Valley and South Wednesday afternoon. The major threats being flash flooding, locally strong winds and hail. Drenching rain was falling from the central Great Lakes westward to part of the Upper Mississippi Valley. Much of the balance of the Plains and the Southwest were free of rainfall. A chilly storm with rain and high country snow was affecting areas from Washington and northern Oregon to western Montana. Warm and humid conditions continued over much of the eastern third of the nation, ahead of a cold front. Cooler and less humid air was expanding from the Plains into the middle and lower Mississippi Valley. SPECIAL WEATHER More Deadly Tornadoes... --Additional major fatalities have occurred from violent tornadoes in past decades on May 22. In 1933, an F4 tornado was hidden in one of the great dust storms of the era over Liberal, Kan. The storm was a half-mile wide at times and took the lives of four people and injured 150 others. A significant part of the business and residential district was devastated. An even more deadly tornado struck Saragosa, Texas in 1987. The storm of similar size and strength demolished about 85 percent of the town. Thirty people lost their lives with 121 injured. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER Severe Weather Incidents Wednesday afternoon and evening: A cluster of thunderstorms caused down trees and power lines in central Pennsylvania before nightfall, downing several trees and power lines in Clearfield, Centre and Potter Counties. A severe thunderstorm passed through parts of Massachusetts between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. A funnel cloud was sighted in Whately and the storm caused golf-ball sized hail in Conway. One house fire caused by lightning was reported in Greenfield, a second on Shelburne. Trees and power lines were reported down in Gardner. Persistent thunderstorm downpours cause street flooding in and around Burlington, Vt., around 6:00 p.m. Some creeks in the area were also reported out of their banks. Thunderstorm winds measured at up to 60 mph in the Detroit, Mich., metro area caused down trees and power lines; damage was reported near Dundee, Livonia, Dearborne, and Milford. A funnel cloud was reported near Muscoda, Wisc., at about 4:50 p.m. local time. A waterspout was reported by spotters near Bahia Honda Key, Fla., at about 5:00 p.m., which was crossing 7 Mile Bridge. Severe thunderstorms caused numerous reports of wind damage and flash flooding in and around Schenectady, N. Y., and in nearby Rotterdam and Rexford. 24-Hour Rainfall (Inches) as of 1:00 p.m. CDT Wednesday... Baton Rouge, La. 2.95 New Iberia, La. 2.85 Bennington, Vt. 2.19 North Bend, Ore. 2.13 Morganton, N.C. 1.91 Homestead AFB, Fla. 1.86 Albany, N.Y. 1.85 Chicago, Ill. (O'Hare) 1.80 Big Rapids, Mich. 1.72 Alexandria, La. 1.68 Tupelo, Miss. 1.68 Port Hope, Mich. 1.57 Bonners Ferry, Idaho 1.51 Burlington, Vt. 1.51 Lake Charles, La. (Chennault) 1.47 Conroe, Texas 1.47 Pontiac, Ill 1.39 Jaffrey, N. H. 1.39 Mena, Ark. 1.37 DAILY EXTREMES National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 105 at Death Valley, Calif. National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 19 at Lakeview, Oregon 2013 AccuWeather, Inc. 385 Science Park Road State College, PA 16803 COPYRIGHT 2013 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2013 All Rights Reserved MAY 22 PLACE YEAR EVENT ________________________________________________________________________ Lewistown, Maine 1911 The high reached 101 degrees -- the hottest ever in New England during May. Atlantic City 1991 The record high of 89 degrees was set after a record low of 38 degrees.
A city ordinance forbids motorists from parking vehicles on public streets any time wihtin twenty-four hours after a snow fall of three inches or more. Such parking is allowed after the snow has been removed. Streets designated as snow removal streets in the city are:
Level 1 Snow Alert — Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy; drive carefully.
Level 2 Snow Advisory — Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.
Level 3 Snow Emergency — All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.
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