33 tornadoes reported as violent storms swept across Central U.S., severe weather continues

33 tornadoes reported as violent storms swept across Central U.S., severe weather continues

At least 33 tornadoes were reported Tuesday, April 30, 2019 as violent storms swept across much of the Central United States.

Several damaging tornadoes were reported across the region, as well as heavy rain (week's worth in just several hours in Oklahoma City). 

SPC storm reports received for April 30, 2019. Credit: NWS/SPC

Plots of SPC storm reports on GOES-East - April 30, 2019. Credit: UW-CIMSS/Scott Bachmeier

A slow moving and elongated front from Texas to the Ohio Valley will continue to produce areas of severe thunderstorms (damaging winds and large hail) and heavy to excessive rainfall (possible flooding) over the next couple of days, NWS warns.

An active weather pattern is forecast to continue through the end of the week from the Southern Plains to the Midwest and Ohio Valley along a nearly stationary frontal boundary, NWS forecaster Hamrick noted May 2.

Multiple waves of low pressure are expected to form along this boundary and these are expected to produce mesoscale convective complexes with enhanced rainfall. Numerous showers and storms are expected to continue regenerating in the vicinity of this front with the best prospects for heavy rainfall from central Texas to southern Illinois, with amounts on the order of 25 to 50 mm (2 to 4 inches) likely for some areas.

There is a slight risk of excessive rainfall across parts of these areas where the threat of flash flooding is greatest over the next couple of days. Some severe thunderstorms will also be possible, with the best prospects for these across Texas and also the Ohio Valley based on the latest SPC forecasts.

The frontal boundary should slowly progress southward on Friday, but heavy rainfall will continue to be a threat across parts of central and eastern Texas. 

The eastern part of this boundary crosses through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast by the end of the week. This will also generate showers and storms in the warm and humid airmass ahead of it, with the potential for some strong to severe storms.

Elsewhere across the country, a weak surface low developing across the Florida peninsula on Thursday will bring an increased chance for heavy rain.

Amazing up-close footage was recorded via drone near Sulphur, Oklahoma:

Another damaging tornado was reported in Wheaton, Missouri's Newton County. 

One of the areas hit hardest by a tornado Tuesday night was in-and-around the Waterford Subdivision in Ozark. Around 100 homes suffered some kind of damage, two-dozen had more severe damage.

Featured image credit: UW-CIMSS/Scott Bachmeier


2 570 homes damaged or destroyed by floods, Indonesia

September 15, 2021

Heavy rains affecting parts of Indonesia on September 13 and 14, 2021, caused rivers to overflow, floods and landslides. According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), at least 11 839 people have been...

Beijing's flood season ends with 70 percent above average precipitation, China

September 07, 2021

Beijing's 2021 flood season (June 1 to August 31) ended with the highest average precipitation in the recent 20 years. The average precipitation of the city reached 627.4 mm (24.7 inches) during this year's flood season, which is approximately 70% more than...

Rare August snowfall blankets swathes of Chile's Atacama desert

August 31, 2021

A rare August snowfall blanketed swathes of Chile's Atacama desert on August 25, 2021, with parts of it reportedly receiving as much as 82 cm (32 inches). "This does not occur yearly. Maybe a relatively important snowfall like the one today can happen...

Severe flash floods hit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

August 20, 2021

Heavy rainfall affecting the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on August 17, 2021, caused severe flash floods that resulted in heavy damage and fatalities. Homes and cars in several neighborhoods of the capital were submerged, leading to at least 7 fatalities and dozens...

Significant loss of livestock in North Korea

August 20, 2021

Continued heatwaves and minimal rainfall have led to significant loss of livestock in North Korea this summer. The worst affected are South and North Hamgyong provinces and North and South Hwanghae. As of late July, more than 100 000 heads of livestock have died in...


Comments

No comments yet. Why don't you post the first comment?

Post a comment

Your name: *

Your email address: *

Comment text: *

The image that appears on your comment is your Gravatar