Record snow, record rain, record flooding, record tornado season and record heat, 2019 and I’m not talking about the planet, I’m talking about the US.
The National Weather Service (NWS) said the tornadoes hit Dayton, Ohio, and surrounding areas late on Monday, including one that it described as “large and dangerous.”
The tornadoes crossed each other’s paths, creating so much debris that crews turned to snow ploughs to clear the roads on Tuesday morning.
The City of Dayton on Facebook urged people to conserve water because it had lost power to water plants and pump stations. “First Responders are performing search and rescue operations and debris clearing,” it said.
In Celina, a town north of Dayton, the mayor said some areas looked “like a war zone.”
Two levees topped as Arkansas and Oklahoma prepare for the worst flood in their history.
“We are asking for everyone to prepare for the worst-case scenario … the worst flood in our history.” Widespread flooding has already occurred along the Arkansas River in parts of eastern Oklahoma and western and central Arkansas.
After another wet week throughout much of the United States Corn Belt, corn and soybean planting regressed slightly in Monday’s U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Crop Progress compared to last week’s report.
AccuWeather predicts corn and soybean yields for the season will be below USDA estimates as wet weather has impacted key corn- and soybean-producing states.
AccuWeather forecasts another wet week for much of the Corn Belt this week.
“If the corn hasn’t been planted by next Tuesday, the yield will really drop off,” said Nicholls.
Record-breaking heat will have a firm grip on the southeastern United States beyond the middle of the week.
Southeast heat records Saturday’s high of 100 F at Savannah, Georgia, tied the record for the earliest occurrence of triple-digit heat in the city.
On Sunday, the city set an all-time record high for May as the mercury soared to 102. Charleston, South Carolina, and Wilmington, North Carolina, reached 100 for the first time ever in May on Sunday.
The heat wave will continue to enter record books in many communities into Thursday.
An unusual sight for late May has appeared in several areas of the U.S.: snow.
That unusual upper-level weather pattern set up in mid-May and featured a persistent southward dip in the jet stream over the western U.S. as well as the northern Plains and upper Midwest.