Storm data and unusual weather phenomena

Storm data and unusual weather phenomena

Storm Data and Unusual Weather Phenomena

August 2006

Time Path Path

Local/ Length Width

Location Date Standard (Miles) (Yards)

MONTANA, Central

Hill County

1 W Inverness 10 2155MST

A severe thunderstorm produced a wind

gust to 59 mph at Inverness 1W (DOT

site). Thunderstorms also developed

over Lewis and Clark county during the

late afternoon. Some of these storms

produced numerous lightning strikes

that started several forest fires.

The storms also downed power lines in

East Helena causing scattered power

outages.

Gallatin County

3 S Bozeman 16 1539MST

Meagher County

15 W Martinsdale 16 2120MST

Fergus County

17 SE Lewistown 16 2303MST

Broadwater County

2 W Winston 17 0100MST

Severe thunderstorms that developed

during the late afternoon hours of the

16th and continued into the early

hours of the 17th produced 1 inch

diameter hail at Bozeman 3S and .75

inch diameter hail at Martinsdale 15W,

Lewistown 17SE and Winston 2W.

Cascade County

Great Falls 29 2000MST

Thunderstorms that moved across

Cascade county during the evening

hours of the 29th produced numerous

lightning strikes. Lightning strikes

ignited five fires across the county.

The fires occurred generally in grass

and stubble and caused no significant

damage to property. The two largest

fires included a 50 acre blaze near

Ulm and a 50+ acre fire near Morony

Dam.

MONTANA, East

MTZ016>027- Central And Se Phillips–Central And

059>062 Southern Valley–Daniels–Sheridan–

Western Roosevelt–Petroleum–Garfield

–Mccone–Richland–Dawson–Prairie–

Wibaux–Northern Phillips–Little Rocky

Mountains–Northern Valley–Eastern

Roosevelt

06 0000MST

31 2359MST

Severe drought conditions developed

(D2 classification on the National

Drought Monitor) across all of

northeast Montana in early August. The

period from June through August was the

10th driest on record across Montana,

and many areas in northeast Montana

received less than 50 percent of normal

rainfall. Glasgow had the driest summer

on record with only 1.73 inches of

rainfall, which broke the previous

record of 1.93 inches set during the

summer of 1930. June was generally

warmer and drier than normal, although

there were a few spots that had above

normal precipitation. July was much

hotter and drier than normal, which

quickly brought drought conditions by

early August. Most locations received

less than an inch of rainfall in July,

and a few spots only observed a trace

to a tenth of an inch of rain all

month. August was also hotter and drier

than normal. Rainfall was quite spotty

during the month, with some spots

receiving less than two tenths of an

inch of rainfall all month. Due to the

drought conditions, natural disaster

declarations were issued by Garfield,

Sheridan, Daniels, Dawson, Valley,

Richland, Prairie, Roosevelt, Phillips,

and McCone Counties.

Prairie County

8 S Terry 08 1730MST

Roosevelt County

3 NNW Poplar 08 1730MST

Dawson County

9 S Richey 08 1910MST

Dawson County

4 S Richey 08 1915MST

Valley County

33 SW Glasgow 09 1625MST

King Coulee Raws.

Valley County

Glasgow 09 1645MST

A 7 inch diameter tree limb was blown

down by the strong wind.

Valley County

33 SW Glasgow 09 1720MST

King Coulee Raws.

Garfield County

31 NE Jordan 09 1810MST

Phillips County

1 SSW Malta 09 1835MST

Garfield County

15 NW Brusett 09 1840MST

South Sawmill Raws.

Mccone County

4 WNW Watkins 09 1905MST

Mccone County

Brockway 09 1920MST

Mccone County

1 N Circle 09 2005MST

Dawson County

5 NW Glendive 09 2115MST

Glendive Airport AWOS.

Wibaux County

1 NW Wibaux 09 2130MST

Wibaux County

2 NW Wibaux 09 2130MST

An auger was blown over and damaged.

Richland County

15 NW Sidney 11 1615MST

Sheridan County

8 WSW Dagmar 15 1450MST

Petroleum County

4 ENE Flatwillow 16 2350MST

Dawson County

Richey 24 0300MST

Accompanied by pea sized hail.

Richland County

(Sdy)Sidney-Richland 24 0355MST

Richland County

1 N Savage 24 0805MST

Sheridan County

Outlook 30 2220MST

Several windows were broken along

with a skylight.

MTZ017-025>026 Central And Southern Valley–Dawson–

Prairie

30 2250MST

31 2325MST

King Coulee Raws.

MONTANA, South

Carter County

17 SW Ekalaka 07 1740MST

Powder River County

7 NE Broadus 08 1525MST

Yellowstone County

15 N Pompeys Pillar 11 2010MST

Powder River County

3 N Olive 12 1717MST

Carter County

9 NNE Alzada 12 1838MST

Park County

1 S Livingston 16 1412MST

Park County

Livingston 16 1413MST

Park County

Wilsall 16 1555MST

Hail covered the ground with 40 mph

wind gusts.

Park County

10 NE Livingston 16 1625MST

Wheatland County

16 SE Judith Gap 16 2250MST

Golden Valley County

27 N Ryegate 16 2300MST

Musselshell County

20 N Roundup 16 2330MST

Grain bin destroyed.

Park County

15 S Livingston 17 1340MST

Park County

3 S Pine Creek 17 1340MST

Stillwater County

20 NW Columbus 17 1610MST

Stillwater County

4 S Rapelje 17 1625MST

Stillwater County

Reed Pt 17 1636MST

Stillwater County

4 S Reed Pt 17 1645MST

Yellowstone County

6 N Shepherd 17 1715MST

Yellowstone County

5 N Shepherd 17 1725MST

Yellowstone County

Shepherd 17 1726MST

Yellowstone County

Shepherd 17 1727MST

Yellowstone County

Ballantine 17 1800MST

Big Horn County

20 N Hardin 17 1820MST

Yellowstone County

1 S Laurel 17 1828MST

Yellowstone County

10 SW Billings 17 1840MST

Treasure County

18 S Hysham 17 1843MST

Fallon County

Baker 17 1950MST

Fallon County

14 N Baker 17 2000MST

Yellowstone County

Acton 17 1700MST

Yellowstone County

3 W Worden 17 1725MST

Yellowstone County

Worden 17 1727MST

Yellowstone County

Worden 17 1730MST

8 foot tall and 3 inch diameter

aluminum boom snapped in half.

Carter County

6 NE Albion 19 2130MST

MTZ031>032-063-065 Northern Rosebud–Custer–Judith Gap–

Livingston Area

30 1730MST

2350MST

The following are wind speeds

associated with a cold frontal passage:

40 mph sustained wind in Livingston

44 mph sustained wind 3ENE Livingston

43 mph sustained wind 4S Garneill

60 mph gust in Miles City

47 mph sustained wind in Miles City

50 mph sustained wind 2NW Rock Springs

58 mph gust 2NW Rock Springs

MTZ033 Fallon

31 0020MST

0120MST

43 mph sustained wind in Baker

MONTANA, West

Missoula County

2 W Lolo 08 1650MST

Missoula County

3 W Missoula 08 1653MST

Missoula County

Bonner 08 1715MST

Lake County

1 W Ronan 08 1755MST

Flathead County

5 N Bigfork 08 1925MST

Strong thunderstorms brought severe

winds with hail to Western Montana.

Numerous areas saw fallen trees as

large as 20 inches in diameter. There

were also reports of signs and power

lines downed sparking a small wildfire

near Lolo.

Lincoln County

Troy 10 1450MST

A tree blew over and knocked a man off

a ladder while he was doing

construction on his home. He was taken

to the hospital with minor injuries.

Mineral County

2 W Alberton 10 1843MST

Mineral County

2 W Alberton 10 1909MST

A tree was reported down over I-90.

Mineral County

1 E Superior 10 1917MST

Two trees blew over onto a house.

Sanders County

Dixon 10 1920MST

Lake County

1 E Ronan 10 1943MST

Microbursts were common across

Northwest Montana causing strong

winds. Power lines were reported down

in Lake County with many reports of

fallen trees.

Sanders County

3 E Belknap 16 1600MST

MONTANA, West

Missoula County

5 S Missoula 16 1806MST

Deer Lodge County

Anaconda 16 2330MST

Thunderstorms brought hail to portions

Western Montana with hail as large as

golf balls reported.

Flathead County

2 SE Lakeside 31 1203MST

Flathead County

Bigfork 31 1207MST

Pea to dime size slushy hail reported

in Big Fork Bay. Penny size slushy hail

and heavy rain reported at Angel Point

on Flathead Lake.

NEBRASKA, Central

Custer County

4 S Sargent 01 1825CST

Thunderstorm wind gusts overturned a

portion of a center pivot irrigation

system.

Rock County

2 SE Bassett 05 1654CST

Chase County

8 S Lamar 07 170OMST

Hail covered the ground and destroyed

approximately 300 acres of dry beans.

Chase County

7 S Lamar 07 1719MST

Thomas County

5 S Thedford 09 1408CST

Thomas County

Thedford 09 1435CST

Lincoln County

6 NNW Sutherland 09 1440CST 0.1 10

A small tornadao briefly touched down

over open rangeland.

Thomas County

8 NE Thedford 09 1505CST

Cherry County

7 SE Brownlee 09 1510CST

Lincoln County

2 N Hershey 09 1530CST 0.1 10

A weak tornado touched down briefly in

an open pasture.

Keya Paha County

11 SE Springview 09 1707CST

Keya Paha County

11 SE Springview 09 1707CST

Cherry County

6 N Valentine 09 1724CST

Frontier County

7 ESE Stockville 09 2030CST

Frontier County

8 SW Eustis 09 2115CST

2130CST

Wheeler County

8 NE Bartlett 10 0030CST

A thunderstorm microburst destroyed a

double car garage along with a calving

shed.

Keya Paha County

11 NNE Springview 10 2130CST

Strong thunderstorm outflow winds

broke off numerous 6 to 7 inch

diameter tree limbs.

Brown County

7 N Ainsworth 10 2155CST

Numerous 6 inch diameter tree limbs

were broken and large tress were

uprooted by thunderstorm outflow winds.

Rock County

2 ESE Newport 10 2204CST

Boyd County

11 SW Naper 10 2215CST

Numerous 8 inch diameter tree limbs

were broken by strong thunderstorm

outflow winds.

Keya Paha County

24 E Springview 10 2215CST

2245CST

Holt County

17 N 0 Neill 10 2230CST

Cherry County

1 NE Kilgore 11 1445MST

150OMST

Cherry County

4 S Nenzel 11 1615MST

1630MST

Cherry County

4 N Brownlee 11 1900CST

Cherry County

16 SW Valentine 11 1945CST

2000CST

Boyd County

7 E Lynch 18 1020CST

Strong thunderstorm outflow winds

broke off numerous large tree limbs.

Sheridan County

6 N Gordon 20 1605MST

Thomas County

Thedford 24 1753CST

NEBRASKA, East

Sarpy County

Bellevue to 01 0212CST

Offutt Afb

A thunderstorm wind gust was measured

at 53 knots at Offutt AFB. The winds

caused isolated damage to lawn and

playground equipment in the area and

also knocked down several large tree

limbs in Bellevue.

Knox County

9 E Creighton 01 1630CST

The hail was accompanied by winds

around 40 mph.

Pierce County

8 S Plainview 01 1648CST

Pierce County

8 S Plainview 01 1648CST

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at

60 mph were accompanied by dime size

hail south of Plainview.

Pierce County

4 S Osmond to 01 1710CST

6 SE Osmond 1715CST

Thunderstorm winds estimated at around

60 mph flattened some corn and knocked

down some limbs south through

southeast of Osmond.

Cedar County

3 N Coleridge 01 1730CST

Cedar County

3 N Coleridge 01 1730CST

Thunderstorm winds estimated at 60

mph were accompanied by 1 inch hail.

Butler County

Rising City 01 1827CST

Thunderstorm winds estimated at over

70 mph knocked down 8 inch diameter

trees near Rising City.

Seward County

Milford 01 2000CST

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at 60

mph split a large maple tree causing

it to crush an SUV. No one was in the

vehicle at that time.

Knox County

2 SW Verdel 05 1635CST

Antelope County

1 E Elgin to 05 1925CST

8 E Elgin 1930CST

Thunderstorm wind gusts were estimated

by the public at 60 mph in the Elgin

area. The winds split at least one

large tree in the area.

Boone County

11 ENE Petersburg 05 1930CST

Thunderstorm wind gusts were estimated

at 60 mph east of Petersburg.

Jefferson County

2 S Reynolds 06 1419CST

Gage County

2 N Filley 06 1455CST

Gage County

Beatrice 06 1513CST

Johnson County

3 S Sterling 06 1520CST

Thunderstorm winds estimated at 60 mph

caused tree damage south of Sterling.

Gage County

1 W Liberty 06 1548CST

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at

60 mph downed tree limbs near Liberty.

Pawnee County

5 WNW Burchard 06 1610CST

Pawnee County

Table Rock 06 1656CST

Saline County

5 SW Wilber to 07 2300CST

3 SW Wilber 08 0l00CST

Heavy rains produced flash flooding

and washouts across several county

roads southwest of Wilber.

Lancaster County

Lincoln 08 0600CST

A lightning strike caused a fire and

over $200,000 damage to a laundry

facility near 20th and J Streets in

Lincoln. The lightning struck the roof

next to the east wall and smoldered

for several hours before being

noticed. Most of the damage was

confined to the east side of the roof

of the building.

Boone County

Albion 09 2350CST

10 0015CST

Thunderstorm winds estimated at over

70 mph caused extensive damage around

town. Damage included structual damage

to homes, widespread tree and crop

damage and damage to an ethanol plant.

A semi trailer was also overturned.

Wind equipment on a center pivot

measured winds at 85 mph.

Platte County

3 NW Lindsay 10 0010CST

Thunderstorm winds estimated at 60 mph

caused some tree damage northwest of

Lindsay or just south of Newman Grove.

Madison County

Newman Grove 10 0025CST

Thunderstorm wind gusts were estimated

at 60 mph by law enforcement in Newman

Grove.

Stanton County

10 SW Stanton 10 0046CST

Thunderstorm winds estimated at 60 mph

downed some large tree limbs southwest

of Stanton.

Madison County

Norfolk 10 0056CST

0106CST

Thunderstorm winds were measured at 60

mph by the Asos at the Norfolk

airport. Wind gusts first reached 58

mph shortly before the hour and gusts

of that magnitude lasted for around 10

minutes. The winds caused scattered

tree damage in town and also tossed

a trampoline 40 yards into a bedroom

window.

Madison County

Madison 10 0100CST

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at

60 to 70 mph downed at least 6 large

trees in Madison. The fallen trees

caused damage to fences, lawn

furniture and roofs and also blocked

several streets in town.

Stanton County

7 S Pilger 10 0130CST

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at

60 mph downed some large tree limbs

south of Pilger.

Cuming County

Wisner to 10 0141CST

West Pt 0153CST

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at

60 to 70 mph swept through the Wisner,

Beemer and West Point area. The winds

downed a few trees and scattered large

branches which caused some car, fence

and home damage. Crops were also

flattened west of Wisner.

Cass County

Greenwood 10 0200CST

0210CST

A microburst from a thunderstorm

caused extensive damage to a small

area from near Greenwood to the

Ashland County Club southwest of

Asland (which is near the border of

Saunders and Cass counties). The winds

were estimated at around 100 mph by a

damage survey compiled by a NWS storm

survey team. The most extensive damage

was at the Nebraska Raceway Park near

Greenwood. Damage there included an

overturned mobile home, camper,

4 empty semi trailers and a 2 ton

storage trailer. Two ticket booths

were destroyed and significant damage

was done to a set of bleachers and a

crash fence. Damage was estimated at

nearly 1/2 million dollars at the

track. The winds also downed numerous

limbs at the Ashland Country Club.

Thurston County

Walthill 10 0205CST

Thunderstorm winds estimated at 60

mph downed at least 1 tree in town.

Thurston County

Pender 10 0215CST

Thunderstorm winds estimated at over

60 mph downed multiple trees in town

and snapped a sign off.

Douglas County

Omaha 10 0300CST

A lightning strike caused a basement

fire in the 1700 block of South 108th

Street.

Madison County

2 SE Tilden 11 2230CST

Madison County

Norfolk 11 2250CST

A cooperative weather observer

estimated thunderstorm winds of around

60 mph were responsible for downing

several large tree limbs.

Saline County

Crete to 18 0300CST

Wilber 21 1430CST

Rainfall of 2 to 4 inches fell over a

large part of the upper reaches of the

Big Blue River west through northwest

of Crete and over the Turkey Creek

basin near and west of Wilber during

the evening and early morning hours of

8/16/06 and 08/17/06. The heavy rains

caused the Big Blue River to go out of

its banks near Crete during the

overnight hours on the 18th and caused

Turkey Creek to go out of its banks by

late morning on the 19th. The Big Blue

River at Crete remained above its 18

food flood stage until around

530 am cdt on 8/20/06, cresting at

20.68 feet at 830 am cdt on 8/19/06.

Turkey Creek first reached its 11 foot

flood stage around 1100 am cdt on the

19th, crested at 12.64 feet at 930 am

on the 21st before falling below flood

stage around 330 pm cdt on the 21st.

The flooding along the Big Blue River

and Turkey Creek affected mainly

agricultural lowlands.

Knox County

6 W Verdel 18 1020CST

Thunderstorm winds that were estimated

to gust around 60 mph downed some large

branches west of Verdel.

NEBRASKA, Extreme Northeast

Dixon County

4 SW Newcastle 09 1755CST

NEBRASKA, Extreme Southwest

Red Willow County

7 N Lebanon 09 1853MST

Red Willow County

1 NW Indianola 18 1550MST

Red Willow County

2 WNW Indianola 18 1555MST

Hitchcock County

5 SE Stratton 18 1748MST

1758MST

Red Willow County

Mc Cook 27 1450MST

Red Willow County

3 W Mc Cook 27 1452MST

NEBRASKA, South Central

Clay County

4 N Harvard 01 1645CST

Hamilton County

5 SSE Giltner 01 1645CST

Phelps County

Holdrege 01 1720CST

Accompanied with golf ball sized hail.

Franklin County

3.5 NW Macon 01 1735CST

Phelps County

1 S Holdrege 01 1735CST

1835CST

Franklin County

1 S Riverton 01 1736CST

Webster County

3 W Inavale 01 1740CST

Buffalo County

1 S Elm Creek 01 1755CST

Dawson County

5 E Overton 01 1757CST

Buffalo County

4 W Pleasanton 01 1820CST

Hall County

Cairo 01 1825CST

Sherman County

Ashton 01 1835CST

Sherman County

2 S Hazard 01 1835CST

Valley County

12 W Ord 01 1845CST

Howard County

St Paul 01 1905CST

Howard County

2 N St Paul 01 1905CST

Nance County

14 W Fullerton 01 1920CST

Valley County

9 E Arcadia 01 1945CST

Fillmore County

2 N Fairmont 01 1948CST

Greeley County

2 N Greeley 01 1955CST

Thayer County

1 S Hebron 01 2130CST

York County

2 SE York 01 2145CST

Severe thunderstorms rumbled across

south-central Nebraska during the

evening hours. These storms brought

winds of 60 to 70 mph and rains of 1

to 3 inches. A few locations reported

hailstones with the largest being the

size of golf balls. The storms started

out near highway US 183 and moved east.

The winds caused damage to trees,

roofs and shingles in the Holdrege

area. A Holdrege lumber supply company

lost a large storage building to the

wind. Strong winds brought down power

lines north of Shelton in Buffalo

county. Outbuildings were damaged and

large tree limbs were downed in

Franklin county around the communities

of Franklin and Macon. A center pivot

irrigation system was overturned near

Holstein in Adams county. By 10:30 pm

CDT the storms had reached highway US

81 where winds of 60 mph caused more

damage. The outer walls collapsed at a

home that was under construction in

York. Damage to trees, roofs and a

carport was caused by the storm in

York. Farther south, several trees were

damaged or uprooted and some roof

damage was reported in the Hebron area.

There was sporadic power outages noted

across the region. Corn and bean crops

had limited damage from these storms.

Thayer County

Hubbell 06 1415CST

Furnas County

4 NE Arapahoe 07 2120CST

Gosper County

11 S Smithfield 07 2130CST

Buffalo County

Gibbon 09 2115CST

Buffalo County

6 W Ravenna 09 2215CST

Sherman County

3 SE Hazard 09 2222CST

Howard County

St Paul 09 2230CST

Valley County

6 E Arcadia 09 2315CST

Valley County

6 W Ord 10 0045CST

Thunderstorms brought strong winds to

a part of central Nebraska. Tree limbs

were downed in the Ravenna and St. Paul

areas.

York County

South Portion 16 1930CST

2230CST

Fillmore County

North Portion 16 2000CST

2300CST

Thunderstorms kept rolling over the

same area of York and Fillmore counties

during the evening. This brought 4 to

7 inches of rain with one location

reporting over 8 inches. Numerous

county roads and the streets of

downtown Geneva quickly became flooded.

The water caused some damage to

businesses in Geneva. Turkey and

Indian Creeks left their banks and at

one point, over 10 bridges were

underwater. Many roadways sustained

damage from the flood waters. Rainfall

totals reached 8.45 inches about 3 1/2

miles northeast of Fairmont, 7.25

inches 4 miles west of Geneva, 5.82

inches in Geneva and 3.15 inches at

the York Airport.

Gosper County

Elwood 18 1645CST

Furnas County

5 W Holbrook 18 1718CST

Furnas County

East Portion 18 2300CST

19 0100CST

Adams County

South Portion 18 2325CST

19 0200CST

Thunderstorms brought heavy rains to

parts of south-central Nebraska. These

rains caused some flash flooding in

eastern Furnas and southern Adams

counties. In Furnas county, highways

136 and 6 were covered with water

around midnight. Numerous other roads

were flooded in the area. In Adams

county, US highway 281 was flooded for

a couple of hours near Ayr and water

flooded the streets of Hastings.

NEBRASKA, West

Kimball County

17 SE Bushnell 07 1711MST

Cheyenne County

3 E Colton 12 1256MST

Cheyenne County

7 SE Sidney 27 0730MST

1200MST

Heavy rains resulted in some flooding

of county roads along Cow Creek.

NEVADA, North

Elko County

2 NE Elko Arpt 20 1826PST

NEVADA, South

Clark County

Nelson 09 1700PST

1900PST

Two inches of rain fell at Nelson

Landing in about an hour. Four cars

were stuck in mud on Placer Rd.

Clark County

Henderson 10 1415PST

Numerous trees were blown over near the

intersection of Interstate 215 and

Stephanie St. Minor flooding also

occurred.

NEVADA, West

Churchill County

2 W Ocala 03 1554PST

Nevada Highway Patrol reported a large

dust devil just south of Interstate 80,

two miles west of Ocala. The dust devil

was reported to be the diameter of a

football field.

NVZO04 Western Nevada Basin And Range

04 1853PST

1843PST

A dust storm moved through the Lovelock

area the evening of August 4th. The

Lovelock ASOS recorded a visibility of

1 3/4 mile which lasted for 10 minutes

as the dust storm moved through.

NEW HAMPSHIRE, North and Central

Coos County

Pittsburg 01 2131EST

2136EST

Many trees down.

Coos County

Errol 01 2201EST

2205EST

4 foot diameter trees down.

Coos County

Groveton 01 2202EST

2217EST

Trees down.

Coos County

Stratford 01 2205EST

2210EST

RT 3 closed due to trees down across

the road.

Coos County

Berlin 01 2225EST

2235EST

Trees down.

Grafton County

Lyme 02 1326EST

1331EST

Trees down.

Grafton County

Haverhill 02 1440EST

1446EST

Trees down on power lines.

Grafton County

Littleton 02 1440EST

1444EST

Trees down.

Grafton County

Easton 02 1507EST

1512EST

Several trees down along the

Easton–Woodstock town line on RT 112.

Carroll County

10 W North Conway 02 1530EST

1537EST

Trees down along the Kankamagus

Highway, RT 112, between Albany and

Conway.

Merrimack County

Concord 02 1550EST

1553EST

Trees and power lines down.

Coos County

3 S Pittsburg 02 1553EST

1558EST

Power lines down.

Rockingham County

Deerfield 02 1600EST

1607EST

Trees down.

Rockingham County

Northwood 02 1603EST

1608EST

Trees down on the east end of

Northwood Lake.

Merrimack County

Bow Center 02 1605EST

1609EST

Tree down on power line.

Strafford County

Lee 02 1616EST

1621EST

Trees down in Lee.

Rockingham County

Raymond 02 1620EST

1625EST

Lots of damage in town also trees down

on power lines.

Rockingham County

Greenland 02 1635EST

1641EST

Trees down.

Rockingham County

Greenland 02 1640EST

1644EST

Trees down.

Rockingham County

Hampton 02 1645EST

1649EST

Trees down.

Rockingham County

North Hampton 02 1645EST

1651EST

Hundreds of trees down.

Rockingham County

Rye 02 1645EST

1649EST

Hundreds of trees down.

Rockingham County

Newmarket 02 1645EST

Lightning ignited a fire in the

basement of a Newmarket home causing

an estimated $100,000 dollars of

damage. The lightning reportedly

struck a nearby tree and followed

electrical wires into the home.

According to reports, the home’s

electrical and plumbing systems were

destroyed by the lightning.

Rockingham County

North Hampton 02 1700EST

Lightning struck a home in North

Hampton and ignited a fire that caused

an estimated $10,000 in damage. Damage

could have been much worse were it not

sure one of the occupants of the home

who fought the fire with a garden hose

until firefighters could find their

way through roads that had been blocked

by downed trees from the storm.

Rockingham County

Portsmouth 02 1720EST

Lightning struck a home in Portsmouth,

igniting a fire that caused heavy

damage to the basement of the

structure.

NEW HAMPSHIRE, Southern

NONE REPORTED.

NEW JERSEY, Northeast

NJZ002>006-011 Western Passaic–Bergen–Eastern

Passaic–Essex–Hudson–Union

01 1200EST

03 1600EST

An oppressive air mass moved slowly

east across the region. This was

preceded by a hot dry air mass, when

temperatures reached at least 90

degrees at Newark Liberty Airport,

from July 27 to July 31.

Excessive heat occurred mainly from

noon to midnight each day for 3

consecutive days. High temperatures

ranged from the upper 90s to around

100 degrees. With surface dew point

temperatures in the mid 70s, heat

indices ranged from 105 to 115 degrees.

Excessive heat resulted in 2 deaths in

Newark along with scattered power

outages that resulted in business

losses. In Newark, an elderly couple

was found dead in their apartment,

which was not air conditioned. The

medical examiner concluded that their

deaths were caused by heat stress.

Here are selected max temperatures,

in degrees Fahrenheit:

August 1:

Newark Liberty Airport: 100 (new

record)

Teterboro Airport: 98

Caldwell Airport: 98

August 2:

Newark Liberty Airport: 100 (new

record)

Teterboro Airport: 101

Caldwell Airport: 98

August 3:

Newark Liberty Airport: 101 (new

record)

Teterboro Airport: 98

Caldwell Airport: 98 M66PH, F65PH

Passaic County

West Milford to 03 1535EST

Ringwood 1540EST

A cluster of severe thunderstorms moved

east across Northeast New Jersey. High

winds downed trees and power lines.

Bergen County

Little Ferry 10 1820EST

1850EST

Essex County

Bloomfield 10 1830EST

1900EST

Bergen County

Woodridge 10 1850EST

1920EST

An area of heavy showers and

thunderstorms caused flash flooding

and flooding in urban areas across

parts of Northeast New Jersey.

Bergen County

New Milford 24 1720EST

1735EST

Brief periods of torrential rain caused

significant flash flooding along Route

17, which was closed in various

locations in New Milford. Radar

estimated hourly rainfall rates ranged

from 1.0 to 1.5 inches.

Bergen County

Bergenfield 25 0945EST

A severe thunderstorm produced high

winds that downed trees in Bergenfield.

NEW JERSEY, South and Northwest

NJZ007>010-012>027 Warren–Morris–Hunterdon–Somerset–

Middlesex–Western Monmouth–Eastern

Monmouth–Mercer–Salem–Gloucester–

Camden–Northwestern Burlington–

Western Ocean–Cumberland–Western

Atlantic–Western Cape May–Eastern

Cape May–Eastern Atlantic–Eastern

Ocean–Southeastern Burlington

01 0900EST

03 2000EST

A strong area of high pressure anchored

over the East Coast and the western

Atlantic, resulted in a stretch of

excessive heat for the entire region to

start off August 2006. The very hot air

mass was accompanied by humid

conditions as the dew points surged

into the upper 60s and lower 70s for a

time. It could have been worse, but the

dew points lowered a little bit for

most areas during the afternoon hours

as the sunshine dried the air mass out

for a time. Temperatures during August

1st through the 3rd soared well into

the 90s with some areas topping the

century mark. Trenton topped out at 97

degrees on August 3rd, and Atlantic

City topped out at 98 degrees on both

August 2nd and 3rd, which either tied

or broke the record high temperature

for both days. The very hot weather

even made it to the Shore as the Cape

May Coast Guard Station topped out at

94 degrees on August 3rd. The

combination of temperatures well into

the 90s and moderate to high humidity

pushed heat indices into the 105 to

110 degree range across the state.

The excessive heat and humidity had an

impact on the power companies as fans

and air conditioners were humming. New

Jersey’s largest utility company,

Public Service Electric and Gas

(PSE&G), asked customers to conserve

energy as a precautionary step on

August 1st. The utility reported an

all-time peak electricity demand record

with 11,001 megawatts of power. The

previous record high was 10,780

megawatts set on July 27, 2005. Out of

PSE&G’s 2.1 million customers, about

2,200 around the state lost power on

the morning of August 2nd due to stress

on the system. On August 2nd, PSE&G

recorded a new record demand of 11,146

megawatts, surpassing the record set

just one day previously, and more than

4,000 customers statewide lost power.

About 1,900 JCP&L customers in the

Glendola section of Wall (Monmouth

County), New Jersey lost power for

nearly seven hours on August

1st after a cable failed. At 4 PM EDT

on August 1st, about 1.1 million JCP&L

customers broke the company’s record

for electrical usage by hitting 6,548

megawatts. The previous record of

6,444 megawatts was set at 5 PM EDT on

July 18, 2006. This record was bested

on August 2nd when 6,680 megawatts of

power was used, setting an all-time

peak for JCP&L. A total of 500

customers in Lakewood (Ocean County),

New Jersey lost power from 4 PM EDT to

8:30 PM EDT on August 1st after an

underground cable failed, which caused

stores to shut down early. The problem

seemed to be contained to the shopping

district. Police in Oceanport

(Monmouth County), New Jersey reported

sporadic blackouts throughout the

borough on August 1st, starting around

7:30 PM EDT. On August 1st in Lake

Como, New Jersey, 40 to 50 homes on

Fernwood Road had power knocked out due

to fuses on roadside electrical poles

tripping after 3 PM EDT. An electric

pole actually caught fire at 18th

Avenue and Newman Street, though

nothing serious resulted from the fire.

On August 1st in Medford (Burlington

County), New Jersey, the near

100-degree temperatures caused an old

propane tank to rupture behind a North

Main Street home. The tank was removed

and replaced, with no injuries

reported.

Atlantic City Electric reached a new

peak usage at 4 PM EDT on August 1st

with 2,925 megawatts, breaking the

July 27, 2005 record of 2,838

megawatts. The record usage was tied

by customers at 4 PM EDT on August 2nd.

Sporadic power outages occurred

on August 2nd in Belmar (Monmouth

County), New Jersey, resulting in

about 20 homes losing power for about

two hours. Residents of Spring Lake

Heights (Monmouth County) on the west

side of town and on the 600 block of

Mercer Avenue lost power on August 1st

and August 2nd. The outages affected

small pockets of residents for several

hours during the evening and overnight

hours of August 1st, and several people

were treated on the boardwalk for heat

exhaustion. August 2nd, power outages

at 2:30 PM EDT on North Main Street,

and on August 1st the traffic lights on

North Main Street and Atlantic Avenue

went out at 3:20 PM EDT, and that

evening several other traffic lights

went out. Electricity demand in

Vineland (Cumberland County), New

Jersey set a record on August 2nd,

reaching 162 megawatts, topping the

peak on August 1st of 161.5 megawatts.

On August 2nd, 5,400 Gloucester County,

New Jersey residents lost power when a

sub-station failure shut off power to

people in the Woodbury area around 3

PM EDT. The failure knocked out traffic

lights and closed stores. About 5,000

Middletown and Keansburg (both

Monmouth County) residents were without

power for several hours on August 2nd

because of a blown fuse at a Keansburg

substation. Customers in the West

Keansburg section of Hazlet also lost

power. Traffic lights along Route 36

from Keansburg to Middletown’s Leonardo

section went out for about an hour

around 3:30 PM EDT. Rockland Electric,

which serves parts of Sussex County,

had 12 customers without power on

August 3rd. The utility broke two

records, August 1st with 1,586

megawatts and August 2nd with 1,617

megawatts. Water Utility New Jersey

American Water asked customers to

immediately begin conserving water on

August 2nd in seven Atlantic County

towns as the excessive heat and dry

weather led to a record high water

usage. The conservation request

affected 115,096 residents in

Pleasantville, Northfield, Linwood,

Somers Point, Absecon, Galloway

Township and Egg Harbor Township.

Two people were treated on August 2nd

for heat-related aliments at Robert

Wood Johnson University Hospital at

Hamilton, New Jersey, and one person

was treated at Capital Health Systems

at Mercer Hospital in Trenton, New

Jersey. A total of 35 people suffered

from heat-related injuries in Belmar on

August 2nd, however none were reported

to be serious. At Lourdes Health

Systems’ hospitals in Camden and

Willingboro, there were two cases of

heat-related illness in Camden on

August 1st and two in Willingboro

on August 2nd; all involving older

people. Animals also suffered during

the excessive heat. Three dogs in a

Cape May County Animal shelter suffered

heat-related seizures on August 2nd.

In early August, a massive fish kill

occurred in New Market Lake in

Piscataway, New Jersey. The cause,

resulting from tests, ruled that the

fish were deprived of lake oxygen, a

situation brought about by the

excessive heat.

Warren County

Still Vly 03 1720EST

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

large tree limbs and wires in Greenwich

Township.

Somerset County

Blawenburg to 03 1800EST

Middle Bush

The gust front associated with a severe

thunderstorm knocked down a couple of

trees and several large tree limbs in

Franklin Township. The same gust front

knocked down eight poles along Somerset

County Route 601 in the Blawenburg

section of Montgomery Township. The

road was closed through the 5th and

power remained off for most of the

Cherry Valley development through the

fourth.

NJZ025 Eastern Atlantic

07 0800EST

08 0800EST

An 18-year-old male drowned at 2 a.m.

EDT on the 8th while playing in the

ocean near Morris Avenue with his

brother. The body was recovered later

that day on the 8th. The rip currents

were so strong on the 7th that

lifeguards made at least six water

rescues. The rip currents were caused

by a strong southerly flow preceding a

cold front that passed through during

the night of the 7th.

M181W

Mercer County

Hamilton Square 07 2100EST

A lightning strike set a house and

garage on fire in Hamilton Township.

Burlington County

Bordentown to 07 2108EST

Chesterfield 2112EST

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

large tree limbs and wires in

Bordentown and Chesterfield Township.

Cumberland County

Port Elizabeth 07 2120EST

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

several large trees in the Bricksboro

section (Port Elizabeth) of Maurice

River Township. Damage occurred along a

three block length between Delsea Drive

and the Maurice River. Two eighty foot

trees were uprooted on one property.

One fell onto the roof of the house.

The winds tore away the electrical

system of a home along the river. The

bulkhead on one property was torn away

by an uprooted tree. A catamaran,

sailboat and trailer were blown over on

other properties. All power was

restored on August 8th.

Cape May County

2 W Goshen 07 2135EST

A Skywarn spotter measured a wind gust

to 61 mph at Jakes Landing in

northwestern Middle Township.

Sussex County

Sussex to 10 1505EST

Franklin

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

trees and power lines in Sussex and

Franklin Boroughs and Wantage Township.

Atlantic County

Hammonton 24 1755EST

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

large tree limbs and power lines that

caused scattered outages in Hammonton

Township.

Gloucester County

Westville 25 2330EST

Penny size hail fell from a severe

thunderstorm in Westville Borough.

Camden County

Haddon Hgts to 25 2335EST

Blackwood 2345EST

A severe thunderstorm dropped penny to

quarter size hail from Haddon Heights

Borough south through Gloucester

Township. In the Erial section of

Gloucester Township, nickel size hail

completely covered the ground.

Camden County

Chews 25 2345EST

Lightning struck the roof of a home on

Sophia Court in the Chews Landing

section of Gloucester Township. The

lightning strike knocked some of the

wood off the roof and started a fire.

The fire was quickly extinguished and

was contained to one section of the

attic.

Camden County

Glendale to 25 2355EST

Waterford Works 26 0010EST

Camden County

Waterford Works 26 0010EST

A severe thunderstorm dropped penny to

quarter size hail across Voorhees and

Waterford Townships in southeastern

Camden County. The quarter size hail in

Voorhees lasted for five minutes. In

addition to the large hail, the same

severe thunderstorm caused wind damage

in Waterford Township. Large tree limbs

were knocked down. On one property, a

large swing set, patio table, gas

grill and wishing well were all

overturned.

Atlantic County

Hammonton 26 0010EST

A severe thunderstorm knocked over a

couple of trees and tree limbs in

Hammonton Township in and around Oak

Road. A couple of telephone poles were

also tore down because of the downed

trees. The severe thunderstorm also

damaged some peach trees in the

township.

Burlington County

Florence to 26 0330EST

Willingboro

A severe thunderstorm tore down large

tree limbs and wires across western

Burlington County mainly in Florence

and Willingboro Townships.

Burlington County

Willingboro to 26 0345EST

Medford 0400EST

Lightning strikes damaged two homes in

Burlington County. A lightning strike

in Medford Township punched a ten inch

hole in the roof of one home. It

filled the attic with smoke but was

extinguished before doing any further

damage to the home. A lightning strike

in Willingboro Township and the ensuing

fire caused the displacement of a

family of seven on Rittenhouse Drive.

Lightning struck a tree adjacent to the

home and sparked a fire that spread to

the exterior of the house and attic.

It damaged the side of the house and

the upstairs bedroom.

Cape May County

South Seaville 27 0715EST

A funnel cloud was sighted in South

Seaville (Dennis Township) along County

Route 668 about half a mile west of

U.S. Route 9. The funnel cloud did not

touch down.

Cumberland County

Fairton 27 0845EST

New Jersey State police sighted a

funnel cloud in Fairfield Township

toward Bridgeton City. The funnel cloud

did not touch down and no damage was

reported.

Cumberland County

Central Portion 27 0900EST

1200EST

Thunderstorms with torrential downpours

produced a Doppler Radar estimated 6 to

8 inches of rain within a three hour

period in central Cumberland County.

This caused flooding of roadways,

fields, streams and basements in

Bridgeton City and Fairfield Township.

The rain and flooding flattened pepper

and eggplant plants on some farms.

Storm totals included 4.70 inches and

4.15 inches in Vineland.

Cape May County

Ocean City to 27 0930EST

Strathmere 1130EST

Thunderstorms with torrential downpours

caused flooding in Ocean City and the

north end of Sea Isle City. Doppler

Radar storm total estimates reached

between 6 to 8 inches, most of which

fell within three hours. In Ocean City,

over 100 vehicles were damaged by the

flood waters. The worst flooding was

reported on the south end of Ocean City

and the north end of Sea Isle City.

Many yards and lawns were flooded and

flooding reached the steps of homes.

Actual storm totals included 5.56

inches in Strathmere and 3.52 inches in

Seaville.

Burlington County

Maple Shade to 28 0100EST

Kresson 0500EST

Poor drainage and underpass flooding

caused by the heavy rain from overnight

thunderstorms caused a five mile

back-up on busily traveled New Jersey

State Route 73 in Maple Shade on the

morning of the 28th. Only one

southbound land was getting by until

responders cleared clogged drains at

the railroad underpass. New Jersey

State Route 70 was also flooded in

Evesham Township. Storm totals included

2.71 inches in Mount Laurel.

Camden County

Northwest Portion 28 0200EST

0600EST

Thunderstorms with torrential downpours

dropped between 4 and 5 inches across

northwestern Camden County and caused

flash flooding in the northwest part of

the county particularly in Camden,

Pennsauken and Collingswood. Flooding

also occurred along the Cooper River.

Major roadways including Admiral Wilson

Boulevard, U.S.Routes 30 and 130, New

Jersey State Routes 38 and 70 were

flooded as far southeast as Cherry Hill

Township. Vehicles were stuck in flood

waters along Admiral Wilson Boulevard

and on roadways in Woodlynne Borough.

In the city of Camden, about 10 to 12

families were evacuated, some by raft

in and around the Westfield Garden

Apartments. Basements of apartments

were totally flooded. In Collingswood

Borough, sixteen homes on Cattell

Avenue near the often flooded

Collingswood Circle sustained water

damage in their basements. Roads and

homes west of U.S. Route 130 in

Pennsauken Township were hit the

hardest by the flooding. The Cooper

River flooded parkland in Collingswood,

Haddon Township and Haddonfield. The

Cooper River at Haddonfield was above

its 2.8 foot flood stage from 514 a.m.

EDT through 1222 p.m. EDT on the 28th.

It crested at 3.17 feet at 915 a.m.

EDT. Actual storm totals included 4.10

inches in Pennsauken and 3.68 inches

in Camden.

Salem County

Salem 29 1550EST

A series of thunderstorms with damaging

winds that moved through Salem County

caused about 1,000 homes and businesses

to lose power. Downed large tree limbs

and power outages were scattered

throughout the county. This first storm

hit Salem City the hardest.

Cumberland County

Bridgeton 29 1635EST

Cumberland County

Port Elizabeth 29 1715EST

Funnel clouds were sighted over

Cumberland County in Bridgeton and

Maurice River Township. Neither touched

down and no damage was reported.

Salem County

Harrisonville 29 1643EST

A series of thunderstorms with damaging

winds caused about 1,000 homes and

businesses to lose power in Salem

County. Downed large tree limbs and

power outages were scattered throughout

the county. This storm hit Pennsville

Township the hardest.

Salem County

Woodstown to 29 1720EST

Greenville

A series of thunderstorms with damaging

winds caused about 1,000 homes and

businesses to lose power in the county.

Downed large tree limbs and power

outages were scattered throughout the

county. This last storm caused the

greatest number of outages,

concentrated in Woodstown. This storm

also affected Pittsgrove Township.

Cape May County

Steelmantown to 29 1725EST

Beesleys Pt 1735EST

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

several large tree limbs and wires

across the northern tier of Cape May

County.

Camden County

Haddonfield 29 2157EST

30 0055EST

The combination of saturated soil

conditions and additional heavy rain

from thunderstorms early in the evening

on the 29th caused minor flooding along

the Cooper River later that night. The

Cooper River at Haddonfield was above

its 2.8 foot flood stage from 1057 p.m.

EDT on the 28th through 155 a.m. EDT on

the 29th. It crested at 2.91 feet at

1245 a.m. EDT on the 29th.

NEW MEXICO, Central and North

NMZ001>021-026 Northwest Plateau–Northwest Mountains

Including Jemez–Upper Rio Grande

Valley–Sangre De Cristo

Mountains–Northeast Highlands–

Harding–Far Northeast Plains–

Westcentral Mountains–Middle Rio

Grande Valley–Sandia/Manzano

Mountains–Central High Plains/Estancia

Valley County Conchas Lake/

Guadalupe–Quay–Southwest

Mountains/Upper Gila Region–Lower Rio

Grande Valley–Lincoln County High

Plains/Hondo Valley–Capitan/Northern

Sacramento Mountains–De Baca–Chaves

County Plains–Roosevelt–Curry–

Guadalupe Mountains Of Chaves County

01 OOOOMST

31 2359MST

Substantial summer thunderstorms

provided some of the most widespread

and consistent heavy rains compared to

recent years. Overall across north and

central New Mexico the rainfall was

very welcome and provided a much needed

break in the 4 to 6 year long period of

moderate to excessive drought. August

2006 was wetter than average for many

areas, except for the far northwest

districts which continue to report

below normal rainfall. Stations from

Albuquerque south to Socorro reported

some of the heaviest ever monthly and

one day rain totals. The Albuquerque

Airport weather office reported 3.74

inches in August to tie the monthly

record establish in 1935 and also

making the month the sixth wettest

month on record since 1892. The June

through August rainfall total for

Albuquerque at 8.43 inches set a new

summer record to offset the previous

record total for the 3 months of 8.27

inches. Some stations such as the

Albuquerque Airport and Foothills

stations along with Abbott, Alcalde,

Bosque Del Apache, Capitan, Chama,

Cimarron, Conchas Dam, Fence Lake,

Glenwood, Gran Quivera, Grants,

Grenville, Luna, Navajo Dam, Portales,

Ruidoso and Santa Fe saw August rain

reach more than 200 percent of normal.

Guadalupe County

5 SE Santa Rosa 02 1640MST

1820MST

Highway 91 between Santa Rosa and

Puerto de Luna was closed during heavy

rain.

Union County

6 E Clayton 03 1430MST

1515MST

Rural roads reported flooded and

unpassable around the Agricultural

Research Station east of Clayton.

Rio Arriba County

Espanola 05 2000MST

2100MST

Heavy rains during mid evening resulted

in a partial roof collapse at the

Espanola City Hall allowing water to

flood into the police station and

detention center.

Sandoval County

Corrales 06 0030MST

0400MST

Additional sand and silt from the Rio

Oso Road area swept down down towards

Corrales to further clog village

drainage channels. The 10 foot deep

Harvey Jones Channel filled with sand

to within 6 inches below the Corrales

Road or State Highway 448 bridge.

Corrales Village road crews removed the

concrete bridge rails so the water

would go over the bridge instead of

diverting into nearby homes. Corrales

Road at the Harvey Jones Channel was

closed throughout the remainder of

August.

Bernalillo County

Albuquerque 06 0040MST

0200MST

Cars were flooded and floating in 2 to

3 feet of water in intersections across

western Albuquerque.

Bernalillo County

Albuquerque 06 1205MST

1250MST

Sudden runoff from heavy three quarter

inch rain overtopped a holding pond at

a construction site causing the

flooding of several homes in northeast

Albuquerque.

Sandoval County

Rio Rancho 06 1710MST

1810MST

Heavy rain of one inch in 35 minutes

wiped out the road repairs along Rio

Oso Road in eastern Rio Rancho leaving

6 to 10 foot gullies and again exposing

water and electric lines buried in the

road which runs in an old arroyo

channel.

Cibola County

San Fidel 07 1455MST

1550MST

Cibola County

Laguna 07 1625MST

1850MST

Valencia County

30 WNW Los Lunas 07 1900MST

10 1200MST

The Interstate 40 corridor through both

Acoma and Laguna Reservations west of

Albuquerque was hit by strong and

repeating thunderstorms that flooded

many tribal roads and damaged mainly

irrigation and drainage systems.

Officials were worried that a small dam

near San Fidel would fail. Some homes

closer to the Rio San Jose near Laguna

were evacuated. The Arroyo Lucero

drainage in Cibola County received

heavy rain which filled playa areas

around Highland Meadows in far

northwest Valencia County. Although

water levels did reach into a few

mobile homes, the main problem was the

flooding of access roads leading into

Highland Meadows which persisted about

3 days.

Rio Arriba County

Chama 08 1915MST

Lincoln County

Ruidoso 13 1500MST

1900MST

Lincoln County

Ruidoso 16 1400MST

18 0800MST

Daily thunderstorms increased across

southern Lincoln County and northern

Otero County during mid month which

began a series of heavy runoff events

into the rivers and creeks surrounding

Ruidoso. No significant damage was

reported. However, the events were

rather unusual for southern Lincoln

County and had emergency management

officials on edge for possible heavy

flooding. A storm over Ruidoso on the

13th caused the Rio Ruidoso to jump to

near 4 feet water level. Flooding was

limited to several road closures in low

areas and an evacuation of a mobile

home park where access was cut off for

about 18 hours. Rains over the

surrounding mountains increased the

runoff into the Rio Bonito and Carrizo

Creek and this eventual produced

unusual high levels in both Bonito Lake

and Mescalero Lake. Several periods of

uncontrolled water releases occurred

from both lakes as water levels

remained near or a few inches above

spillway level through about the 26th.

Catron County

10 S Apache Creek 13 1830MST

1930MST

Catron County

18 SW Reserve 13 1900MST

2030MST

Heavy rain and fast runoff damaged

forest roads and destroyed several

small bridges south of Apache Creek and

both south and southwest of Reserve.

Heaviest damage was reported as a 3

mile section of road and campground

closures at Willow Creek and Gilita

Creek. Flooding on Pueblo Creek washed

out a Civilian Conservation Corps-era

bridge near Pueblo Creek Campground to

the southwest of Reserve. A month of

rainy weather also left many other

forest roads and small crossings in

Catron in need of repair.

Bernalillo County

Albuquerque 13 1845MST

2000MST

Parts of downtown Albuquerque and the

Martineztown neighborhood just

northeast of downtown were flooded by

heavy one to two inch rain. Cars were

trapped at several underpasses and

homes at Martineztown along Edith and

Broadway had 18 to 24 inches of water

lapping at the door seals and flooding

into basements.

Guadalupe County

Dilia 13 1930MST

2230MST

Heavy rain of near 4 inches swept down

the Canon Blanco into the Pecos River

near Dilia which saw flows of 200 CFS

jump to over 5000 CFS.

Chaves County

15 S Roswell 14 0959MST 400 30

1008MST

A small landspout tornado was observed

over the open rangelands north of the

Roswell Detention Center.

Socorro County

3 N Socorro to 15 1440MST

Escondida 1700MST

Heavy rain of 2 to 3 inches on the west

water shed area of Water Canyon caused

flash flooding that moved east to

Interstate 25 at Escondida. Some road

and irrigation ditch repairs were wiped

out by this fresh flooding.

Rio Arriba County

l E Dixon 15 1910MST

1950MST

A 47 year old male passenger drowned

when a small vehicle was swept off

State Road 75 just east of Dixon. Other

cars had stopped when they saw the

water running across the roadway. The

driver of the small vehicle drove

around stopped vehicles into the fast

water. The small car stalled at about

the halfway point and was swept

downstream into the arroyo. The

passenger was unable to escape with

the driver.

M47VE

Santa Fe County

Santa Fe 17 1400MST

Two men in their 20s were struck by

lightning while standing on rebar rods

at a Santa Fe construction site. One

man recovered immediately, but the

other had to be revived with CPR.

Colfax County

Raton 17 1400MST

A construction working survived a

lightning strike to the head with only

minor injuries. Officials credit his

hard hat for deflecting away the

lightning strike which knocked him to

the ground. The man remained conscious

and was released from hospital after

just a short stay of several hours.

Colfax County

Abbott 17 1439MST

Bernalillo County

Albuquerque 18 1740MST

1840MST

Bernalillo County

Albuquerque 18 1750MST

1820MST

Heavy rain of one to two inches in less

than 40 minutes caused heavy street

flooding along Montgomery Blvd in

northeast Albuquerque where one foot of

fast water moving west or downhill to

the Rio Grande River filled the street

with mud and rocks and shot water over

the hoods of stalled vehicles. A

teenager was swept down a drainage

channel but managed to pull himself out

with only scraps and mild hypothermia.

Drainage around one high school was

overwhelmed leading to flooding of the

gym which severely damaging the wood

floor.

NMZ004 Sangre De Cristo Mountains

20 0300MST

After several weeks of daily rains, a

rocky hill side collapsed onto Hyde

Park Road leading to the Santa Fe Ski

Basin.

Roosevelt County

Portales to 20 1725MST

Dora 1800MST

Heavy rain of two inches in less than

an hour flooded homes in Portales and

closed county roads south to Dora.

Mckinley County

Church Rock 24 2000MST

2100MST

A man and his young son drowned when

their vehicle was swept down stream

trying to cross a flooded arroyo near

Church Rock. Officials reported other

people escaping without injuries as

their vehicles also became trapped at

flooded road crossings across west

central and northwest McKinley County.

A clogged drainage ditch also

overflowed onto Interstate 40 near

Gallup with mud and debris causing a

closure of the westbound lanes. Several

people escaped without injury when a

mobile home located next to an arroyo

tipped as storm water undercut the

sandy bank of the arroyo. In general,

storms yielded only about one half inch

to three quarters inch of rain in about

30 minutes, but it was enough to fill

numerous small arroyos and ditches with

shallow and fast moving water.

M29VE, M2VE

Rio Arriba County

5 W Santa Clara Puebl 26 1500MST

1630MST

Heavy rain estimated at 3 to 4 inches

in two hours washed out tribal roads in

Santa Clara Canyon north of Los Alamos.

Curry County

Texico 26 1830MST

Union County

8 NE Folsom to 27 1400MST

20 ENE Folsom 1410MST

Union County

3 NE Seneca 27 1410MST

Union County

6 NE Clayton to 27 1455MST

10 NE Clayton 1500MST

Strong thunderstorms developed across

both northern and eastern Union County

producing copious amounts of small hail

with a mix of larger stones. Hail

covered the ground and roadway along

Road 456 northeast of Folsom. Repeating

storms hit the area along Road 406 with

several episodes of both larger and

smaller hail north and south of Seneca

and also along Road 411.

Union County

Seneca 27 1405MST

Thunderstorm with pea size hail and

high winds blew down fencing at coop

observer residence.

Chaves County

16 N Elkins 27 1940MST

1955MST

Chaves County

6 E Elkins 27 2035MST

2105MST

Several thunderstorms developed over

the open rangelands of northeast Chaves

County and then merged into an intense

multiple cell complex that moved south

with large hail and heavy rain of 2 to

3 inches in less than an hour. Radar

indicated a small leading leading edge

microburst estimated at near 75 mph on

Highway 70 near Elkins. The severe

storms traveled nearly 50 miles south

before dissipating over southeast

Chaves County. Arroyo flooding was

likely in Hernandez Draw and Long

Arroyo.

Mora County

2 S Wagon Mound 29 1545MST

Colfax County

7 N Raton 29 1818MST

NEW MEXICO, South Central and Southwest

Otero County

East Portion 01 0930MST

1130MST

Several thunderstorms with heavy rains

moved southward across the southern

Sacramento Mountains, dropping 2 to 3

inches of rain. Flash flooding occurred

from Cloudcroft to Timberon, with many

roads washed out and structures damaged

in the Timberon area.

Dona Ana County

South Portion 01 1000MST

1600MST

A cluster of slow moving thunderstorms

dropped 1.5 to 3 inches of rain over

the southern portion of Dona Ana

County, especially near the Rio Grande.

Even higher amounts fell over the

nearby Franklin Mountains which added

to severe runoff problems. Interstate

10 south of Las Cruces was closed for

several hours. Hardest hit with damage

to roads and structures was Sunland

Park, followed by Anthony, Chaparral

and La Union. About 1200 residents in

Sunland Park were forced to evacuate as

the Rio Grande River reached a stage of

9.3 feet, the highest in 50 years. This

was one of many flood events during the

summer that led to much of New Mexico

being declared a federal disaster area.

Dona Ana County

South Portion 03 0045MST

0200MST

A line of rapidly moving thunderstorms

dropped up to an inch and a half of

rain in less than 30 minutes during the

early morning hours. This was only 36

hours after the extensive flash

flooding on August 1st, so runoff was

excessive. Roads were impassable in

Chaparral, and erosion exposed gas

pipes in Vado and Sunland Park.

Grant County

Ft Bayard 03 1530MST

1730MST

Heavy rain over the Pines Altos

Mountains sent a wall of water 3 to 4

feet high into Santa Clara, forcing 5

families to evacuate. Some parked

vehicles were submerged, but no

injuries were reported.

Luna County

Countywide 04 1000MST

1400MST

Hidalgo County

Countywide 04 1030MST

1630MST

Grant County

Countywide 04 1200MST

1600MST

Thunderstorms developed and spread

across southwestern NM during the

afternoon bringing heavy rain and flash

flooding. Major street flooding

occurred in Deming with numerous roads

closed, including Highway 26 between

Deming and Hatch. Some of the roads in

the Lordsburg area were partially

washed out. A water rescue was

performed near Cliff, about 25 miles

northwest of Silver City. Flooding was

also reported throughout the village of

Columbus.

Dona Ana County

North Central Portion 04 1600MST

1700MST

Flash flooding occurred in an area

which included Organ, Dona Ana and the

east mesa of Las Cruces. Roads were

covered by up to 2 feet of water with

some closures. Water also flooded

backyards and entered homes as

retention walls collapsed from water

swollen arroyos.

Otero County

Boles 04 1630MST

1730MST

Runoff from heavy rain above Alamo

Canyon eventually flooded Boles Acres.

Luna County

Columbus 05 1830MST

2030MST

Two and a half inches of rain in two

hours resulted in flooding in and

around Columbus. Highway 11 was closed,

and water was blocking sections of

Highway 9.

Otero County

Central Portion 06 1320MST

1530MST

Thunderstorms dropped heavy rain on

Marble Canyon, with the runoff flooding

eastern Alamogordo and Boles Acres

downstream.

Hidalgo County

45 SSE Animas 11 1224MST

Dime to golf ball size hail was

reported by a U.S. Customs agent at the

checkpoint in Antelope Wells.

Otero County

Mayhill 13 1100MST

1300MST

A stationary thunderstorm dropped

several inches of rain on Mayhill, with

some residents and area ranchers

reporting up to 5 inches in an hour.

This resulted in a wall of water 9 to

10 feet high down the Rio Penasco

River. Extensive flash flooding closed

Highway 82, and damaged roads, bridges

and homes.

Grant County

San Juan 13 1415MST

1615MST

Highway 61 was washed out near San

Juan. Also, further northwest (near

Mimbres) a Jeep was swept away by the

rain swollen Mimbres River. The driver

survived without injury.

Sierra County

Truth Or Consequences 13 1610MST

1800MST

Major street flooding was reported in

Truth or Consequences, with the

downtown area and points east hardest

hit. Water entered businesses and the

high school causing damage.

Otero County

Alamogordo 14 1415MST

1530MST

Significant street flooding and arroyo

flooding occurred in and around

Alamogordo.

Sierra County

South Central Portion 14 1620MST

1830MST

Highway 152 between Hillsboro and

Caballo was covered with 3 feet of

water in spots. A garage was flooded,

and the arroyo that drains Trujillo

Canyon was out of its banks.

Grant County

North Portion 14 1630MST

1830MST

Water and debris were flowing over

roads in the north portion of Grant

County, including the Silver City area

where 2 inches of rain fell within an

hour.

Grant County

East Central Portion 14 1845MST

2015MST

Up to 2 inches of rain caused several

canyons to flood along Highway 61

between San Lorenzo and Faywood.

Grant County

Central Portion 15 1120MST

1330MST

Flooding of arroyos and roads occurred

mainly from Cliff to Santa Clara,

including the Silver City area. Debris

covered US 180 near Cliff. Emergency

personnel rescued people from two

vehicles on Red Rock Road southwest of

Silver City. They had driven around a

barricade put up by the sheriffs

department.

Dona Ana County

Hatch 15 1130MST

1630MST

Runoff from heavy rains over the nearby

Sierra De Las Uvas Mountains caused the

Placitas Arroyo to breach, which sent a

wall of water into the town of Hatch.

Up to 4 feet of water entered business

and residences. Mandatory evacuations

of several hundred residents took

place, including 150 people from an

apartment complex which eventually had

to be condemned. All roads into and

within Hatch were closed.

Luna County

Deming 15 1230MST

1530MST

Rainfall amounts of more than 4 inches

were measured around Deming, resulting

in major street flooding and the

closure of Highway 26.

Dona Ana County

8 SW Las Cruces 16 1550MST

1700MST

Dona Ana County

8 SW Las Cruces 16 1559MST

A Skywarn Spotter estimated wind gusts

of 70 mph and flooding of roads on the

mesa southwest of Las Cruces.

Otero County

La Luz 16 1735MST

1830MST

An arroyo overflowed with water

covering a road in La luz.

Otero County

Alamogordo 16 1835MST

2200MST

Heavy rainfall along the western slopes

of the southern Sacramento Mountains

led to excessive runoff and major

flooding in Alamogordo and Boles Acres.

Numerous roads throughout the area were

closed, covered with water and debris.

There were also some rescues of people

trapped in their homes.

Sierra County

3 SE Monticello 16 1929MST

2030MST

Highway 142 was washed out where it

crosses Alamosa Creek just outside of

Placitas.

Grant County

Hurley 17 1320MST

1500MST

A slow moving thunderstorm dropped 3.23

inches of rain on Hurley, with more

than 2 inches falling within 20

minutes. Two to three feet of water

covered the south end of town which had

to be closed off.

Sierra County

Central Portion 21 1800MST

1930MST

Two to three inches of rain led to

flooding from Truth or Consequences to

Lake Valley (south of Hillsboro). In

Truth or Consequences there were road

closures (including Highway 187),

retaining walls toppled and at least

one business flooded. The old high

school also experienced flooding.

Dona Ana County

Hatch 21 1945MST

2145MST

Heavy rain in the area caused a breach

in the Placitas Arroyo near Hatch. Most

of the water flowed north of the town,

but about 8 residences were evacuated

as a precaution. Highway 187 was

covered with water. Most of the damage

was to crops.

Otero County

North Central Portion 22 1415MST

1930MST

Highway 244 was closed and impassable

northeast of Cloudcroft. Multiple rock

slides were reported on US 82 east of

Cloudcroft. Tribal police reported mud

and rock slides on BIA Road 110 in

South Fork Tularosa Canyon. A wall of

water 3 to 4 feet high moved down James

Canyon toward Mayhill, forcing the

evacuation of 100 people from an RV

park.

Sierra County

West Central Portion 25 1510MST

1730MST

An intense thunderstorm dropped very

heavy rain which caused Percha Creek to

spill over a bridge in Hillsboro. Other

bridges in the area (Highway 152) were

covered with water and debris. Flood

waters eventually led to the closure of

Highway 187 just south of Caballo.

Dona Ana County

Northwest Portion 28 2000MST

29 0200MST

Luna County

Northeast Portion 28 2000MST

29 0200MST

Dona Ana County

Countywide 29 0200MST

1600MST

Luna County

Countywide 29 0200MST

1600MST

A large cluster of thunderstorms

dropped 3 to 5 inches of rain on much

of the triangle between Las Cruces,

Hatch and Deming, which is an unusually

large area for such rainfall amounts in

the desert southwest. The Placitas

Arroyo near Hatch breached for the

third time in 3 weeks, flooding mainly

farm land. A flood wave resulted in

minor flooding of the Rio Grande River

downstream into the El Paso area, the

third time this month. Before August

1st, the previous time was August 1999.

On the north side of the Sierra De La

Uvas Mountains, a huge amount of runoff

flooded the desert and led to the

Interstate 10 between Deming and Las

Cruces for several hours. Closing the

interstate along this stretch is not

uncommon during dust storms, but

extremely rare for flooding. The

flooding also did damage to structures

in this sparsely populated area.

Luna County

2 W Columbus 28 2030MST

2100MST

Highway 9 was flooded west of Columbus.

NEW MEXICO, Southeast

Eddy County

9 S Artesia 11 1543MST

A NWS trained spotter reported that

penny size hail fell on U.S. Highway

285 south of Artesia.

Eddy County

1 W Lakewood 11 1545MST

1725MST

North Seven Rivers Draw flooded Eddy

County Road 31 with 14 to 16 inches of

water. The property of a NWS trained

spotter was flooded with up to two feet

of water.

Eddy County

Lakewood 11 1600MST

A NWS trained spotter reported that the

roof on an outbuilding/storage shed was

destroyed and some garden plants were

uprooted by thunderstorm winds.

Eddy County

2 S Hope 15 0713MST

1230MST

The Eddy County Sheriffs Office

reported that Armstrong Road south of

Hope was barricaded and traffic was

being detoured to another route. U.S.

Highway 82 also had one foot of water

running over it and was in the process

of being barricaded. Several drilling

rigs in this area were evacuated

because of concern their exit routes

would be blocked by water. By 1:15pm

MDT, Armstrong Road had been reopened.

Eddy County

Carlsbad 15 1653MST

1900MST

Six inches of water was flowing over

streets on the south side of Carlsbad.

Eddy County

7 N Artesia 15 2045MST

2300MST

Motorists reported that Cottonwood

Creek was flowing over S James Funk

Road north of Artesia.

Eddy County

1 W Lakewood to 16 1710MST

Carlsbad 2000MST

Heavy rainfall from thunderstorms

moving through Eddy County resulted in

many roads being inundated by water

including Eddy County Road 21 west of

Lakewood and Eddy County Road 401 three

miles north of its intersection with

New Mexico Highway 137. In addition,

the bypass road between U.S. Highway

285 and Lee Street in Carlsbad had a

foot of water flowing over it.

Eddy County

5 SE Artesia to 19 1600MST

14 SE Artesia 1830MST

Flash flooding occurred on many roads

throughout Eddy County, including

County Road 206 which had one foot of

water running across it and County Road

39 which had three feet of water

running over it, near its crossing with

the Rio Penasco.

Eddy County

Hope 22 0403MST

0530MST

A NWS trained spotter reported that

five feet of water was flowing across

some of the low water crossings in and

around Hope. Also, minor street

flooding occurred in Carlsbad.

Lea County

Lovington 31 1415MST

1600MST

The Lea County Sheriffs Office reported

six to eight inches of water running

over roads in Lovington.

NEW YORK, Central

Onondaga County

Cicero Center 02 1300EST

Numerous trees were knocked down.

Oneida County

Whitesboro 02 1310EST

Oneida County

Whitesboro 02 1315EST

Oneida County

New York Mills 02 1320EST

Oneida County

Verona Beach 02 1320EST

Oneida County

Yorkville 02 1320EST

Numerous trees and power lines down

Oneida County

Utica 02 1320EST

Onondaga County

Syracuse 02 1345EST

Numerous trees were knocked down on the

Syracuse University campus.

Onondaga County

Syracuse 02 1430EST

A dozen trees were blown down near

Crawford Avenue.

Chemung County

Elmira 03 1305EST

Trees down on Center Street

Tioga County

Barton 03 1325EST

Trees down in Barton and Owego

Broome County

Vestal 03 1325EST

Broome County

Vestal 03 1325EST

Broome County

Binghamton 03 1328EST

Broome County

Endicott 03 1330EST

Numerous trees down on the west side of

Endicott

Broome County

Conklin 03 1338EST

Broome County

Vestal 03 1340EST

Broome County

Endicott 03 1345EST

Partial roof damage to Our Lady of Good

Counsel Church

Broome County

Binghamton 03 1345EST

Broome County

Endicott 03 1351EST

Trees down

Sullivan County

Fallsburgh 03 1525EST

Numerous trees and wires down across

the county

Steuben County

Troupsburg 25 2128EST

NEW YORK, Coastal

NYZ067>081 Orange–Putnam–Rockland–Northern

Westchester–Southern–Westchester–New

York (Manhattan)–Bronx–Richmond

(Staten Is.)–Kings (Brooklyn)–Queens

–Nassau–Northwest Suffolk–Northeast

Suffolk–Southwest Suffolk–Southeast

Suffolk

01 1100EST

03 1700EST

An oppressive air mass moved slowly

east across the region from August 1 to

August 3. This was preceded by a hot

dry air mass, when temperatures reached

at least 90 degrees for 5 consecutive

days at LaGuardia Airport, from July 27

to July 31.

Excessive heat occurred mainly from

noon to midnight each day for 3

consecutive days. High temperatures

ranged mainly from the upper 90s to

around 100 degrees. With surface dew

point temperatures in the mid 70s, heat

indices ranged from 105 to 115 degrees.

Excessive heat resulted in 42 deaths

and scattered power outages that lead

to business losses.

In Southeast NY, excessive heat was

responsible for 42 deaths; 40 in New

York City; as follows: 14 in Queens, 14

in Brooklyn, 9 in Manhattan, and 3 in

the Bronx. This information was

provided by the NYC Office of Chief

Medical Examiner. The NYC Office of

Emergency Management opened 383 cooling

centers that served 25,000 people per

day. They also opened 6000 pools and

extended their routine hours of

operation.

Here are selected max temperatures, in

degrees Fahrenheit:

August 1:

LaGuardia Airport: 100 (new record)

John F. Kennedy Airport: 97 (record

tied)

Central Park: 95

Islip McArthur Airport: 95 (record

tied)

August 2:

LaGuardia Airport: 102 (new record)

John F. Kennedy Airport: 97 (new

record)

Central Park: 97

Islip McArthur Airport: 98 (new record)

August 3:

LaGuardia Airport: 100 (new record)

John F. Kennedy Airport: 99 (new

record)

Central Park: 96

Islip McArthur Airport: 98 (new record)

M60OT, M40OT, M46OT, M83OT, F65OT,

M59OT, M65OT, F74OT, M46OT, M52OT,

M65OT, M52OT, F71OT, F86OT, M60OT,

M42OT, M74OT, F60OT, F62OT, F90OT,

M33OT, F82OT, M47OT, F93OT, F47OT,

M63OT, M54OT, M67OT, M82OT, M52OT,

F84OT, F91OT, F99OT, F89OT, M56OT,

M45OT, M72OT, F93OT, F89OT, M67OT,

F83PH, M64PH

Rockland County

New City 03 1535EST

Orange County

New Windsor to 03 1620EST

Newburgh 1630EST

Putnam County

Mahopac 03 1643EST

Westchester County

3 NNW Goldens Bridg 03 1655EST

Putnam County

Carmel 03 1700EST

A cluster of severe thunderstorms moved

east across the Lower Hudson Valley.

High winds downed trees and power

lines.

Richmond County

2 NE Richmond 10 1540EST

New York County

Central Portion 10 1900EST

1930EST

Queens County

Broad Channel 10 1900EST

1930EST

An area of heavy showers and

thunderstorms produced flash flooding

across portions of New York City. Flash

flooding forced closure of subway lines

1, 2, 3, and 6.

Westchester County

New Rochelle 24 1718EST

A severe thunderstorm produced a peak

wind gust of 62 mph, which downed trees

in New Rochelle. This gust was measured

by a Davis Instrument. Heavy rain also

caused urban flooding.

Bronx County

Central Portion 25 1017EST

1032EST

Queens County

2 NE Woodside 25 1025EST

1040EST

Nassau County

Wantagh 25 1030EST

1045EST

Nassau County

Wantagh to 25 1055EST

North Massapequa 1059EST

Nassau County

.5 E Massapequa Park 25 1100EST 0.2 150

.7 E Massapequa Park 1105EST

Suffolk County

Amityville 25 1105EST 0.1 100

1107EST

Suffolk County

Yaphank 25 1155EST

1300EST

Heavy showers and thunderstorms

produced flash flooding along many

major roads, which resulted in road

closures. The most significant flooding

occurred along the Deegan and Cross

Bronx Expressways, about 2 miles west

of East Tremont in the Bronx; along

Northern Blvd. of Jackson Heights in

Queens; and along the railroad train

tracks, Wantagh Ave. and North

Jerusalem Road in Wantagh, where up to

3 feet of water submerged cars.

Significant flooding, which resulted in

road closures, also occurred in

Yaphank. Up to 2.20 inches of rain was

measured in Lake Grove.

A severe thunderstorm produced a weak

F0 tornado as it moved across extreme

southeast Nassau County and extreme

southwest Suffolk County between 12

Noon and 12:15 pm EDT. This was

confirmed by a NWS Storm Survey team.

The tornado’s path length was only

about one quarter mile long and its’

maximum path width was around 150

yards. There was significant tree

damage along its’ path. Rotation was

evident in the tops of many trees. The

most damage occurred in East Massapequa

between Merrick Road and Route 27A, Old

Sunrise Highway. It was concentrated

around Clocks Blvd. southeast across

Melrose Ave. and County Line Road, then

across Amityville’s Old Fields and

Homestead Avenues. The tornado lifted

into the parent cloud before reaching

South Ketcham Avenue.

This severe thunderstorm produced

damaging winds, large hail, and

torrential rain along its’ path. Large

tree branches were downed in Wantagh.

Quarter size hail was reported in

Farmingdale. Flash flooding also

occurred along its’ path.

NEW YORK, East

Greene County

2 NW Coxsackie 01 1310EST

A National Weather Service employee

reported that a few tree tops were

sheared off and tents were blown down

at a Farmer’s Market at the New

Baltimore rest area on I-87.

Columbia County

Ghent 01 1331EST

An Emergency Manager reported that a

tree was blown down and was blocking

one lane of Route 66 in Ghent.

Columbia County

Ghent 01 1345EST

Department of Highway personnel

reported that 2 elm and 1 walnut tree

were blown down in Ghent.

Columbia County

Copake 01 1408EST

Fire and Rescue personnel reported that

trees and wires were blown down at 4

Corners Road and Pennsylvania Avenue in

Copake.

Dutchess County

Amenia 01 1455EST

Fire and Rescue personnel reported

trees and wires were blown down onto

Depot Road in Amenia.

Greene County

3 NW Greenville Cente 01 1545EST

An Emergency Manager reported that

trees and wires were blown down 3 miles

northwest of Greenville Center.

Greene County

Earlton 01 1550EST

Fire and Rescue personnel reported that

a tree was blown down onto County Route

45 in Earlton.

Columbia County

Ghent 01 1620EST

Fire and Rescue personnel reported that

wires were blown down on Water Street

in Ghent.

On August 1, a warm front moved across

New England. A cool front was over the

western Great Lakes. Eastern New York

was covered by very warm and humid air.

Scattered severe thunderstorms occurred

during the afternoon from the Catskills

to the southern Taconics.

Herkimer County

Dolgeville 02 1350EST

A trained spotter reported that trees

were blown down in Dolgeville.

Herkimer County

Old Forge 02 2237EST

An Emergency Manager reported that

trees were blown down in Old Forge.

On August 2, a nearly stationary front

was in the St Lawrence Valley of New

York. All of eastern New York was

covered by a very warm and humid air

mass. A few severe thunderstorms formed

during the afternoon and evening in the

Mohawk Valley and the southwestern

Adirondacks.

Ulster County

Ellenville 03 1529EST

Law enforcement personnel reported that

trees and wires were blown down in

Ellenville.

Dutchess County

Beacon 03 1613EST

Law enforcement personnel reported that

trees were down throughout Beacon.

A cool front drifted slowly southward

from the southern Adirondacks early in

the day. The front focused

thunderstorms as it moved through a

warm humid and unstable air mass. A few

became severe, containing damaging wind

gusts.

Schenectady County

Schenectady 20 0200EST

0315EST

Law enforcement personnel reported that

a water rescue was required at the

corner of Foster and Lang Streets.

On August 20, low pressure traveled

across eastern New York prior to

daybreak. A line of thunderstorms

formed in association with a cool front

tied to this low. Training

thunderstorms brought heavy rainfall to

the northern Catskills and eastern

Mohawk Valley. Two to 3 inches of

rainfall fell in a couple of hours in a

narrow band across Schenectady. Pools

of water formed in some poorly drained

locations, and one incident of a water

rescue within the city was reported by

law enforcement personnel.

NEW YORK, North

Franklin County

Gabriels 01 0220EST

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of strong to locally

severe thunderstorms across northern

New York, including a severe

thunderstorm that knocked down trees in

Gabriels (Franklin county).

Franklin County

Saranac Lake 01 0310EST

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of strong to locally

severe thunderstorms across northern

New York, including a severe

thunderstorm that knocked down trees

and tree branches in Saranac Lake

(Franklin county).

Essex County

Bloomingdale 01 0310EST

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of strong to locally

severe thunderstorms across northern

New York, including a severe

thunderstorm that knocked down trees

and tree branches in Bloomingdale

(Essex county).

Franklin County

Lake Clear 01 0400EST

Franklin County

Paul Smiths 01 0400EST

Franklin County

Rainbow Lake 01 0400EST

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

warm front lifted northeast across the

area, which brought an increasingly

humid and unstable airmass. This

combination accounted for the

development of several rounds of strong

to locally severe thunderstorms across

northern New York. There were several

reports of trees down in Franklin

county with this particular round of

thunderstorms, including Rainbow Lake,

Lake Clear and Pauls Smith.

Franklin County

Tupper Lake 01 0433EST

Franklin County

Vermontville 01 0500EST

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of strong to locally

severe thunderstorms across northern

New York, including trees down in

Tupper Lake as well as numerous trees

and tree limbs down in Vermontville

(Franklin county).

Franklin County

Vermontville 01 0500EST

0800EST

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of thunderstorms that

traveled over the same areas and

produced very heavy rainfall of 3 to 4

inches with localized higher amounts.

Some observed rainfall totals included

Paul Smiths (Franklin county) with 3.34

inches, Bloomingdale (Essex county)

with 3.25 inches, Saranac Lake

(Franklin county) with 3.04 inches and

Lake Placid (Essex county) with 2.24

inches.

Several roads were flooded with partial

washouts in Franklin and Vermontville

(Franklin county), including along

Route 3 toward St. Armand and

Bloomingdale in Essex county.

Essex County

Bloomingdale 01 0525EST

0900EST

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of thunderstorms that

traveled over the same areas and

produced very heavy rainfall of 3 to 4

inches with localized higher amounts.

Some observed rainfall totals included

Paul Smiths (Franklin county) with 3.34

inches, Bloomingdale (Essex county)

with 3.25 inches, Saranac Lake

(Franklin county) with 3.04 inches and

Lake Placid (Essex county) with 2.24

inches.

In Bloomingdale and St. Armand, several

culverts and partial road washouts were

reported. Several basements were

flooded, including the collapse of a

basement wall. Also, flood waters

entered a 30 ft by 200 ft structure

(antique shop) causing water and debris

damage.

NYZ026>031- Northern St. Lawrence–Northern

034>035-087 Franklin–Eastern Clinton–Southeastern

St. Lawrence Southern Franklin–Western

Clinton–Western Essex–Eastern Essex

–Southwestern St. Lawrence

01 1100EST

1900EST

A “heat ridge” moved into Northern New

York during the early morning hours of

the 1st. This “heat ridge” was part of

a strong, upper level area of high

pressure that brought record heat to a

large majority of the country since

mid-July.

In Northern New York on the 1st,

afternoon temperatures soared into the

90s, but significantly more important

were dewpoints that reached the middle

to upper 70s to produce excessive heat

index values of 100 to 110 degrees,

some of the highest values in nearly a

decade. Actual maximum temperatures

recorded for the 1 st included;

Plattsburgh and Ellenburg Depot at 97

degrees, Massena at 93 degrees, Tupper

Lake and Canton at 92 degrees, Saranac

Lake, Malone and Ogdensburg at 91

degrees.

Clinton County

1 SE Chazy 07 1450EST

Clinton County

2 W Chazy 07 1450EST

Clinton County

1 SE Chazy 07 1450EST

A relatively strong westerly low-level

flow interacted with a moderately

unstable airmass across northern New

York on the afternoon of the 7th. The

end result was scattered thunderstorms

across the region, including a

supercell structure that developed over

Clinton county. Numerous trees and

powerlines were downed by damaging

winds across Chazy, including Miner

Farm Road, Fiske Road, North Farm Road

and Route 9. There was some property

damage due to trees falling on

structures and vehicles as well as

nickel size hail. The most significant

damage occurred at the 700 acre Chazy

Orchards, where damaging winds knocked

down trees, branches and apples along

with large hail (shy of golfball size)

that destroyed the upcoming apple crop.

NEW YORK, West

Monroe County

Hilton 02 1306EST

Cayuga County

Cato 02 1310EST

Oswego County

Cleveland 02 1425EST

Thunderstorms developed along a lake

breeze during the afternoon hours. The

thunderstorm winds downed trees in

Hilton and Cato. Trees and power lines

were downed in Cleveland.

Lewis County

Constableville 02 2210EST

Erie County

Tonawanda 02 2232EST

Thunderstorms accompanied the passage

of a cold front during the early

overnight hours. Trees and limbs were

downed in Constableville and Tonawanda.

Erie County

Holland 25 1935EST

1940EST

Chautauqua County

Busti 25 2015EST

A warm front draped across the western

part of the state and an upper air

disturbance were the focus of

thunderstorms that developed during the

evening hours. The thunderstorms winds

downed trees in Busti and Celeron. Pea

to penny sized hail fell for five

minutes in Holland.

NORTH CAROLINA, Central

Chatham County

2 SSW Siler City 03 1631EST

Trees down on Wade Paschal Road. Also

numerous power outages reported in

Siler City.

Guilford County

6 SE Greensboro 03 1655EST

Trees down blocking Mill Point Road.

Stanly County

2 NNW Albemarle 03 1655EST

Reported on US HWY 52.

Stanly County

10 SW Albemarle 03 1740EST

Several reports of trees and power

lines down on SR-27.

Anson County

2 N Ansonville 07 1459EST

Trees down on route 52 near the

Anson/Stanly county line.

Moore County

3 W Robbins 07 1515EST

Trees down … blocking Spies Road.

Durham County

Durham 07 1536EST

Reported near Deerborn Drive and Club

Road.

Nash County

4 NW Nashville 07 1630EST

Trees down in Corinth along HWY 58.

Guilford County

4 ENE Pleasant Garde 07 1700EST

Guilford County

4 ENE Pleasant Garde 07 1700EST

8 ESE Pleasant

Trees reported down along Alamance

Church Road.

Alamance County

Swepsonville 07 1705EST

Halifax County

Tillery 07 1730EST

Trees down on SR 1311 … HWY 561 …

and Shield Road.

Vance County

2 S Henderson 07 1745EST

Reported along US 1 Bus.

Moore County

Southern Pines 08 1413EST

Lightning struck 17 year old as he was

removing clothes from a clothesline

outside his home. He died several days

later at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

M17OU

Chatham County

4 SW Siler City 15 2310EST

16 0100EST

Airport Road impassable.

Cumberland County

Fayetteville 22 2301EST

23 0130EST

Intersection of Cliffdale and Riley

Roads in west Fayettevile under water.

Water up to entrances of some homes but

no structures flooded.

Harnett County

7 W Lillington 30 1244EST

Tree fell on car on Cameron Hill Road

west of Lillington.

Moore County

Southern Pines 30 1250EST

Moore County

Southern Pines 30 1250EST

Several trees down on 515 Jonston St.

on school grounds.

Guilford County

High Pt 30 1439EST

Reported on Prospect Street near I-85.

Guilford County

Greensboro 30 1500EST

Reported on Wendover Ave. at 911

center.

Guilford County

High Pt 30 1500EST

Guilford County

Greensboro 30 1510EST

One tree reported down on an apartment

complex in the city.

Wayne County

Goldsboro 30 1520EST

Shingles blown off roofs of several

homes in Goldsboro. A warehouse lost a

portion of its roof blocking railroad

tracks in Goldsboro.

Alamance County

4 NE Swepsonville 30 1525EST

Trees down and roof torn off a mobile

home near HWY 119 and Jim Minor Road.

Shed also blown over.

Guilford County

Summerfield 30 1528EST

Several trees down with some trees down

on power lines.

Durham County

Bahama 30 1535EST

A few trees reported down in northern

Durham County.

Person County

Moriah 30 1555EST

Roof blown off a tractor barn off

Moriah Road.

Randolph County

10 W Asheboro 30 1440EST

Trees down on HWY 64 near Tabernacle.

Guilford County

Greensboro 30 1545EST

1630EST

Water over road at Wendover Avenue and

Tri City Blvd. A couple cars stalled in

flood waters.

Granville County

Central Portion 30 1600EST

A few trees down on HWY 56 and 158.

Forsyth County

Winston Salem 30 1637EST

Reported near Silas Creek Parkway and

Interstate 40.

Stanly County

New London 30 1645EST

Trees reported down.

Stanly County

Richfield 30 1645EST

1800EST

Numerous roads closed in northern

Stanly County from Albemarle north to

Richfield.

Stanly County

Richfield 30 1700EST

1800EST

3 to 4 feet of water has been reported

on several roads over northern portions

of the county including Airport Road

near the prison. One water rescue

occurred on Airport Road. Flooding also

reported on HWY 740 between Badin and

Albemarle.

Guilford County

High Pt 30 1706EST

1930EST

Numerous roads flooding in High Point

with 3 feet of water on several

roadways. Flooded roads include

Fairfield and Surret … Grimes and

Taylor. Two vans of elderly people

rescued from flood waters on Grimes

Road.

Montgomery County

8 WSW Troy 30 1712EST

Tree reported down near Woodrun at

Cresswell Drive.

Randolph County

Archdale 30 1745EST

1930EST

A few roads closed in Archdale.

Montgomery County

6 N Troy 30 1757EST

Trre reported down near Ant Queen Road

in northern portion of county.

Moore County

Carthage 30 1810EST

Numerous reports of trees and power

lines down.

Montgomery County

2 E Troy 30 1827EST

1930EST

Water reported over the road near the

intersection of Lovejoy Road and Harley

Farm Road.

Wake County

Morrisville 30 1930EST

2030EST

One foot of water reported near

Morrisville Parkway and Crabtree

Crossing.

NORTH CAROLINA, Central Coastal

Craven County

Cherry Pt Mcas 04 1538EST

Onslow County

Hubert 05 1044EST

Carteret County

Stella 05 1130EST

Carteret County

Stacy 27 1429EST 0.1 25

Damage to crab shack roof.

NCZ029-044>047- Martin–Pitt–Washington–Tyrrell–

079>081-090>095- Western Dare–Greene–Beaufort–Western

098-103>104 Hyde–Duplin–Lenoir–Jones–Craven–

Pamlico–Carteret–Onslow–Eastern Dare

–Eastern Hyde

31 1200EST

2359EST

Carteret County

Morehead City 31 1725EST 0.1 25

Weak tornado damaged roof in downtown

Morehead City.

Carteret County

Stacy 31 1805EST 0.1 50

Large Waterspout moved onshore near

Stacy with no damage reported.

Onslow County

1 NW Sneads Ferry 31 2030EST 0.2 25

Spotter reported tornado.

Tropical Storm Ernesto, with maximum

sustained winds of 70 mph, made

landfall on august 31st during the late

evening hours. The strong tropical

storm moved across the coastal plains

region during the early morning hours

on Friday September 1st. In general,

wind gusts ranged from 40 to 60 mph

with the highest gusts near 70 mph

along the coastal sections of Onslow

County. Minor storm surge flooding and

beach erosion occurred along the Onslow

and Carteret County coastline and the

Neuse River. More significant surge

occurred along the Pamlico River in

Beaufort County where evacuations were

ordered. Storm total rainfall ranged

from 4 inches to near 10 inches. This

heavy rainfall resulted in extensive

fresh water flooding and eventual river

flooding across the area with some

primary and many secondary roads

flooded. The northeast Cape Fear River

at chinquapin remained in major flood

from September 2nd through September

7th resulting of flooding of primary

roads and homes forcing the evacuation

of many residents in the chinquapin

area. Heavy rainfall during the evening

of august 31st through the early

morning hours of September 1st resulted

in extensive flooding of low lying

areas, roads, and streams across

eastern North Carolina, mainly west of

the highway 17 corridor. Flood warnings

were issued for most of the county

warning area as Emesto moved across the

coastal plains counties of eastern

North Carolina. Duplin County was

hardest hit with primary roads flooded

including a 12-mile stretch of

interstate 40. Many streams and roads

across the coastal plains counties

remained flooded for several days.

Freshwater flooding and river flooding

from Ernesto caused most of the damages

across eastern North Carolina. The most

significant storm surge effects

occurred along the Pamlico and Pungo

Rivers in Beaufort County where

estimated water level rises of 4 to 6

feet resulted in flooding of many

roads, low lying areas, homes, and

businesses in Washington, Whichards

Beach, and Belhaven. Highest wind gusts

occurred in the coastal plains counties

with gusts near 70 mph along coastal

Onslow County with wind damage

reported. Thirty homes and businesses

were damaged, mainly from freshwater

flooding, in Onslow County with damages

estimated near 1/2 million dollars.

Thirty homes were flooded or reported

wind damage in Jones County with damage

estimates over one hundred thousand

dollars. Crop damage in Jones County

was estimated up to 5 million dollars.

Freshwater flooding was extensive in

Duplin County, and major river flooding

occurred along the northeast Cape Fear

River near Chinquapin where several

primary and many secondary roads were

flooded for nearly one week.

Evacuations of many homes, and rescues

due to high water were required across

several locations across the county,

especially near chinquapin. An

estimated sound-side flooding of 3 feet

occurred at Collington Harbor in Dare

County where several homes and

businesses were flooded with an

estimated fifty thousand dollars in

damages occurred. Minor wind or

flooding damages were reported in many

other counties in eastern North

Carolina. Three weak tornadoes reported

across Carteret and Onslow counties

resulted in minor damage.

NORTH CAROLINA, Extreme Southwest

Cherokee County

Murphy 15 1505EST

1515EST

Two trees down near Murphy.

NORTH CAROLINA, North Coastal

Currituck County

Moyock 04 1740EST

Trees blown down.

Camden County

2 NE Belcross 04 1745EST

Trees blown down.

Chowan County

2 N Rockyhock 04 1829EST

Nickel size hail fell. Winds estimated

at 60 to 70 mph.

Northampton County

3 S.Jackson 07 1600EST

Trees blown down along Bryantown Road

near Booties Crossroads.

Chowan County

3 SE Edenton 07 1930EST

Large pine tree and power poles blown

down on Route 32.

Currituck County

Aydlett 08 1330EST

Large branches and power lines blown

down at Aydlett Road.

Perquimans County

Hertford 30 1720EST

1800EST

New Hope Road and Harvey Point Road

closed due to high water.

Pasquotank County

Elizabeth City 30 1730EST

1800EST

Numerous roads closed due to high

water.

NORTH CAROLINA, Northwest and North Central

Surry County

Mt Airy 02 1615EST

A severe thunderstorm snapped a power

pole in Mount Airy. A walnut tree was

also downed.

Surry County

2 S Dobson 03 1320EST

Two trees down.

Surry County

3 NE Pilot Mtn 03 1340EST

One tree down.

Alleghany County

Ennice 03 1540EST

Large tree blown down on the west side

of town.

Wilkes County

Hays 07 1433EST

Tree down on Airport Road.

Wilkes County

Purlear 11 0421EST

A severe thunderstorm blew a tree down

across a power line in the Purlear

community.

Ashe County

West Jefferson 30 1500EST

1628EST

Thunderstorms produced torrential rains

across Ashe County during the afternoon

on the 30th. Three inches of rain in

less than two hours caused Little

Buffalo Creek to flood Doggett Road in

the town of West Jefferson.

Wilkes County

Traphill 30 1502EST

Trees down.

Surry County

1 N Elkin 30 1537EST

Trees down.

Rockingham County

Midway 30 1554EST

Tree down.

Yadkin County

Enon 30 1603EST

Trees down.

A frontal boundary draped across the

area combined with abundant tropical

moisture set the stage for

thunderstorms to erupt across the

northwest piedmont and foothills of

North Carolina, the afternoon of August

30th. Some of the storms reached severe

levels downing trees in several

counties.

Rockingham County

4 E Eden 30 2130EST

2150EST

Thunderstorms with heavy rain caused

flash flooding during the evening of

the 30th, four miles east of Eden.

out of its banks over Highway 770 for

20 minutes.

NORTH CAROLINA, South Coastal

New Hanover County

Wilmington 08 1635EST

Penny size hail was reported.

New Hanover County

Wilmington 08 1645EST

1700EST

The event began with penny size hail

reported at the intersection of Market

St. and 27th St. A large tree fell at

the corner of Greenville Loop Rd. and

Wrightsville Ave. Power lines were down

at Carolina Beach Rd. and Shipyard

Boulevard.

Brunswick County

3 SE Leland 08 1700EST

Penny size hail was reported.

NCZ097-099>101 Pender–Columbus–Brunswick–New

Hanover

31 1830EST

2359EST

Ernesto moved off the Florida coast at

Cape Canaveral on the morning of August

31st, and reached tropical storm

strength by late morning while off the

Georgia coast. Tropical storm Emesto

made landfall on the eastern coast of

Brunswick county near 10:30 pm EST. The

maximum wind speed was recorded at

Wrightsville Beach at 74 mph. A 66 mph

wind gusts was recorded at Kure Beach

and at Bald Head Island the peak wind

was 65 mph. Anemometers across the of

southeast North Carolina recorded

lesser wind speeds, with wind gusts

averaging between 35-50 mph. Thousands

of residents lost power at the height

of the storm. During the early morning

hours Emesto moved north, and Tropical

Storm warnings were lowered for

southeast North Carolina at 7:00 am

EST, September 1st.

Most of the property damage was due to

rainfall and fresh water flooding, with

little structural damage from wind.

Rainfall storm totals ranged from 4.5

inches in Columbus county to nearly 12

inches along the coast of Pender

county. In Pender county, the Northeast

Cape Fear river crested at 16.7 feet,

almost 7 feet above the flood stage of

10 feet. This was the second highest

crest on record, exceeded only by

Hurricane Floyd at 22.5 feet. Flooding

on the Northeast Cape Fear river caused

1600 people to evacuate near the town

of Burgaw, including the Birch Creek

and River Bend communities. The heavy

rains contributed to multiple sewer

spills, most notable in New Hanover

county. Crop damage was extensive,

particularly in Columbus and Pender

counties. In Pender county, over 12000

acres of corn were destroyed, 13000

acres of soybeans, 7000 acres of

cotton, and 760 acres of tobacco were

also damaged. Thousands of turkeys and

chickens were also lost due to the

tropical storm. Along the coast, storm

surge was less than 3 ft. Beach erosion

was minor to moderate, with some dune

loss mainly at Topsail Island.

NORTH CAROLINA, Southwest

Rutherford County

3 SW Rutherfordton 03 1426EST

Top of a tree blown out on Union Rd and

another tree down on Pleasant Hill Rd.

Gaston County

5.5 NNE Bessemer City 03 1610EST

Several trees blown down along Long

Shoals Rd.

Gaston County

1 SW High Shoals 03 1613EST

The tin roof was ripped off a building

and some shingles stripped from a few

homes. Several trees were also blown

down in this area.

Union County

8.5 N Marshville 04 1500EST

A dust devil tore the roof off a

chicken coop on highway 218.

Haywood County

2 NE Cruso 04 1655EST

Transylvania County

Balsam Grove 04 1700EST

A few trees blown down.

Burke County

1.5 SE Icard 04 1755EST

Several trees down along Johnson Bridge

Rd.

Rowan County

5 W Landis 04 1915EST

Power lines down on Wright Rd and a

tree down on Karriker Rd.

Union County

10.5 NE Monroe 04 1951EST

Trees down on highway 205 near Olive

Branch Rd.

Union County

Waxhaw to 04 2120EST

1 S Waxhaw

Trees blown down just south of Waxhaw

near highway 75 and power lines blown

down in Waxhaw.

Mecklenburg County

Charlotte 05 1915EST

2015EST

Urban flooding developed in several

locations across the city, including at

the intersection of North Tryon St and

I-485, where 3 feet of standing water

collected. There was also flooding on

Arbor Way due to poor drainage and

Steele Creek Rd was flooded at

Westinghouse Rd and at Sam Neely Rd.

Cabarrus County

Harrisburg 05 1945EST

2100EST

Heavy rain from thunderstorms caused

flooding due to poor drainage at the

intersection of Hudspeth and Morehead

Roads, prompting brief closure of the

intersection. Also, the Rocky River

briefly flooded a low spot on Pharr

Mill Rd. Standing water was reported on

numerous roads in the city.

Haywood County

6.5 NNE Waynesville 06 1421EST

Nickel size hail on Tree Line Trail.

Rowan County

Spencer 07 1330EST

Two trees down on 3rd St.

Rowan County

1.5 SE Rockwell 07 1348EST

Cabarrus County

1 N Mt Pleasant 07 1418EST

Reported at the intersection of Mount

Pleasant Rd and highway 49.

Iredell County

Union Grove 07 1505EST

Catawba County

Conover 07 1505EST

Trees blown down.

Caldwell County

13 NE Lenoir 07 1548EST

Large limbs blown down.

Lincoln County

Crouse 07 1635EST

Quite a few trees and power lines down

in and around Crouse.

Mcdowell County

2 SE Sugar Hill 08 1402EST

Union County

3 NE Monroe to 09 1325EST

8 NE Monroe

Several trees down between highway 601

and Morgan Mill Rd and another tree

down along Lawyers Rd.

Transylvania County

1 S Rosman 10 1436EST

Buncombe County

Candler 10 1949EST

Madison County

Marshall 10 2100EST

Two trees blown down.

Buncombe County

12 NW Asheville to 10 2100EST

Weaverville

Buncombe County

Weaverville 10 2100EST

Numerous trees blown down near the

Madison County line. Also, penny size

hail in Weaverville around this time.

Cabarrus County

6 SW Cabarrus 15 2015EST

2130EST

A campground flooded near Lowes Motor

Speedway, apparently due to a

combination of poor drainage and

flooding along a small tributary of

Irish Buffalo Creek. Several roads were

flooded, including Concord Parkway near

Speedway Bvd and Concord Parkway at

Goodman Circle. Several campers were

evacuated from the campground and at

least 1 vehicle was flooded.

Mecklenburg County

Charlotte 15 2035EST

2230EST

Severe urban flooding developed in the

Charlotte metro area, when as much as

7.5 inches of rain fell in just a few

hours. High water first developed at

flood prone intersections, such as John

Belk Freeway and Independence Bvd and

I-85 and Billy Graham Parkway. Cars

stalled out in deep water on E 9th St

and N Caldwell Ave. In all, 12

motorists were rescued from high water

across the city. Numerous other roads

and highways were flooded with 2-4 feet

of water, including portions of I-85.

Although most of the flooding was due

to drainage problems, Briar Creek and

Little Sugar Creek both exceeded

established flood stages and likely

contributed to the problems. An

apartment building on Dolphin Lane was

evacuated when water entered one of the

units. Another apartment building was

evacuated on Monroe Rd when a creek

flooded the parking lot.

Henderson County

2 ESE Etowah 30 1309EST

Henderson County

2 ESE Etowah 30 1309EST

Numerous trees blown down, including

some 70 foot pine trees, centered

around the area near the intersection

of Cummings Cove Rd and Big Willow Rd.

Nickel to quarter size hail was also

reported.

Henderson County

Hendersonville 30 1320EST

Mecklenburg County

Charlotte 30 1630EST

1730EST

Quite a bit of street flooding, mainly

on the east side of the city, including

on Albemarle Rd, Harrisburg Rd,

Trotters Ridge Rd, and South Tryon St

at Choate Cir.

Cabarrus County

Concord 30 1700EST

1830EST

Flooding of quite a few streets and

highways developed in the Concord area,

with several roads closed. Although

most of the flooding was due to poor

drainage, Coddle Creek did overflow its

banks and flood highway 49, causing a

section of the road to be closed.

Mecklenburg County

9 SW Charlotte to 31 0530EST

10.5 SW Charlotte 0730EST

Water from Steele Creek flooded a

trailer park on John Price Rd, forcing

the evacuation of about 100 people.

Steele Creek also flooded Choate Cir

near the South Carolina border.

Union County

Northwest Portion 31 0730EST

0900EST

Water from Twelve Mile Creek flooded

several roads, including Newton Rd and

Beulah Church Rd. Also, Marvin Rd was

closed near the Mecklenburg County line

for a while and Marvin Creek flooded

the bridge on Joe Kerr Rd.

Number of Estimated

Persons Damage

Location Killed Injured Property Crops

MONTANA, Central

Hill County

1 W Inverness 0 0

A severe thunderstorm produced a wind

gust to 59 mph at Inverness 1W (DOT

site). Thunderstorms also developed

over Lewis and Clark county during the

late afternoon. Some of these storms

produced numerous lightning strikes

that started several forest fires.

The storms also downed power lines in

East Helena causing scattered power

outages.

Gallatin County

3 S Bozeman 0 0

Meagher County

15 W Martinsdale 0 0

Fergus County

17 SE Lewistown 0 0

Broadwater County

2 W Winston 0 0

Severe thunderstorms that developed

during the late afternoon hours of the

16th and continued into the early

hours of the 17th produced 1 inch

diameter hail at Bozeman 3S and .75

inch diameter hail at Martinsdale 15W,

Lewistown 17SE and Winston 2W.

Cascade County

Great Falls 0 0

Thunderstorms that moved across

Cascade county during the evening

hours of the 29th produced numerous

lightning strikes. Lightning strikes

ignited five fires across the county.

The fires occurred generally in grass

and stubble and caused no significant

damage to property. The two largest

fires included a 50 acre blaze near

Ulm and a 50+ acre fire near Morony

Dam.

MONTANA, East

MTZ016>027-

059>062

0 0

Severe drought conditions developed

(D2 classification on the National

Drought Monitor) across all of

northeast Montana in early August. The

period from June through August was the

10th driest on record across Montana,

and many areas in northeast Montana

received less than 50 percent of normal

rainfall. Glasgow had the driest summer

on record with only 1.73 inches of

rainfall, which broke the previous

record of 1.93 inches set during the

summer of 1930. June was generally

warmer and drier than normal, although

there were a few spots that had above

normal precipitation. July was much

hotter and drier than normal, which

quickly brought drought conditions by

early August. Most locations received

less than an inch of rainfall in July,

and a few spots only observed a trace

to a tenth of an inch of rain all

month. August was also hotter and drier

than normal. Rainfall was quite spotty

during the month, with some spots

receiving less than two tenths of an

inch of rainfall all month. Due to the

drought conditions, natural disaster

declarations were issued by Garfield,

Sheridan, Daniels, Dawson, Valley,

Richland, Prairie, Roosevelt, Phillips,

and McCone Counties.

Prairie County

8 S Terry 0 0

Roosevelt County

3 NNW Poplar 0 0

Dawson County

9 S Richey 0 0

Dawson County

4 S Richey 0 0

Valley County

33 SW Glasgow 0 0

King Coulee Raws.

Valley County

Glasgow 0 0

A 7 inch diameter tree limb was blown

down by the strong wind.

Valley County

33 SW Glasgow 0 0

King Coulee Raws.

Garfield County

31 NE Jordan 0 0

Phillips County

1 SSW Malta 0 0

Garfield County

15 NW Brusett 0 0

South Sawmill Raws.

Mccone County

4 WNW Watkins 0 0

Mccone County

Brockway 0 0

Mccone County

1 N Circle 0 0

Dawson County

5 NW Glendive 0 0

Glendive Airport AWOS.

Wibaux County

1 NW Wibaux 0 0

Wibaux County

2 NW Wibaux 0 0 1K

An auger was blown over and damaged.

Richland County

15 NW Sidney 0 0

Sheridan County

8 WSW Dagmar 0 0

Petroleum County

4 ENE Flatwillow 0 0

Dawson County

Richey 0 0

Accompanied by pea sized hail.

Richland County

(Sdy)Sidney-Richland 0 0

Richland County

1 N Savage 0 0

Sheridan County

Outlook 0 0 2K

Several windows were broken along

with a skylight.

MTZ017-025>026

0 0

King Coulee Raws.

MONTANA, South

Carter County

17 SW Ekalaka 0 0

Powder River County

7 NE Broadus 0 0

Yellowstone County

15 N Pompeys Pillar 0 0

Powder River County

3 N Olive 0 0

Carter County

9 NNE Alzada 0 0

Park County

1 S Livingston 0 0

Park County

Livingston 0 0

Park County

Wilsall 0 0

Hail covered the ground with 40 mph

wind gusts.

Park County

10 NE Livingston 0 0

Wheatland County

16 SE Judith Gap 0 0

Golden Valley County

27 N Ryegate 0 0

Musselshell County

20 N Roundup 0 0

Grain bin destroyed.

Park County

15 S Livingston 0 0

Park County

3 S Pine Creek 0 0

Stillwater County

20 NW Columbus 0 0

Stillwater County

4 S Rapelje 0 0

Stillwater County

Reed Pt 0 0

Stillwater County

4 S Reed Pt 0 0

Yellowstone County

6 N Shepherd 0 0

Yellowstone County

5 N Shepherd 0 0

Yellowstone County

Shepherd 0 0

Yellowstone County

Shepherd 0 0

Yellowstone County

Ballantine 0 0

Big Horn County

20 N Hardin 0 0

Yellowstone County

1 S Laurel 0 0

Yellowstone County

10 SW Billings 0 0

Treasure County

18 S Hysham 0 0

Fallon County

Baker 0 0

Fallon County

14 N Baker 0 0

Yellowstone County

Acton 0 0

Yellowstone County

3 W Worden 0 0

Yellowstone County

Worden 0 0

Yellowstone County

Worden 0 0

8 foot tall and 3 inch diameter

aluminum boom snapped in half.

Carter County

6 NE Albion 0 0

MTZ031>032-063-065

0 0

The following are wind speeds

associated with a cold frontal passage:

40 mph sustained wind in Livingston

44 mph sustained wind 3ENE Livingston

43 mph sustained wind 4S Garneill

60 mph gust in Miles City

47 mph sustained wind in Miles City

50 mph sustained wind 2NW Rock Springs

58 mph gust 2NW Rock Springs

MTZ033

0 0

43 mph sustained wind in Baker

MONTANA, West

Missoula County

2 W Lolo 0 0

Missoula County

3 W Missoula 0 0

Missoula County

Bonner 0 0

Lake County

1 W Ronan 0 0

Flathead County

5 N Bigfork 0 0

Strong thunderstorms brought severe

winds with hail to Western Montana.

Numerous areas saw fallen trees as

large as 20 inches in diameter. There

were also reports of signs and power

lines downed sparking a small wildfire

near Lolo.

Lincoln County

Troy 0 1

A tree blew over and knocked a man off

a ladder while he was doing

construction on his home. He was taken

to the hospital with minor injuries.

Mineral County

2 W Alberton 0 0

Mineral County

2 W Alberton 0 0

A tree was reported down over I-90.

Mineral County

1 E Superior 0 0

Two trees blew over onto a house.

Sanders County

Dixon 0 0

Lake County

1 E Ronan 0 0

Microbursts were common across

Northwest Montana causing strong

winds. Power lines were reported down

in Lake County with many reports of

fallen trees.

Sanders County

3 E Belknap 0 0

MONTANA, West

Missoula County

5 S Missoula 0 0

Deer Lodge County

Anaconda 0 0

Thunderstorms brought hail to portions

Western Montana with hail as large as

golf balls reported.

Flathead County

2 SE Lakeside 0 0

Flathead County

Bigfork 0 0

Pea to dime size slushy hail reported

in Big Fork Bay. Penny size slushy hail

and heavy rain reported at Angel Point

on Flathead Lake.

NEBRASKA, Central

Custer County

4 S Sargent 0 0 25K

Thunderstorm wind gusts overturned a

portion of a center pivot irrigation

system.

Rock County

2 SE Bassett 0 0

Chase County

8 S Lamar 0 0 75K

Hail covered the ground and destroyed

approximately 300 acres of dry beans.

Chase County

7 S Lamar 0 0

Thomas County

5 S Thedford 0 0

Thomas County

Thedford 0 0

Lincoln County

6 NNW Sutherland 0 0

A small tornadao briefly touched down

over open rangeland.

Thomas County

8 NE Thedford 0 0

Cherry County

7 SE Brownlee 0 0

Lincoln County

2 N Hershey 0 0

A weak tornado touched down briefly in

an open pasture.

Keya Paha County

11 SE Springview 0 0

Keya Paha County

11 SE Springview 0 0

Cherry County

6 N Valentine 0 0

Frontier County

7 ESE Stockville 0 0

Frontier County

8 SW Eustis 0 0

Wheeler County

8 NE Bartlett 0 0 15K

A thunderstorm microburst destroyed a

double car garage along with a calving

shed.

Keya Paha County

11 NNE Springview 0 0

Strong thunderstorm outflow winds

broke off numerous 6 to 7 inch

diameter tree limbs.

Brown County

7 N Ainsworth 0 0

Numerous 6 inch diameter tree limbs

were broken and large tress were

uprooted by thunderstorm outflow winds.

Rock County

2 ESE Newport 0 0

Boyd County

11 SW Naper 0 0

Numerous 8 inch diameter tree limbs

were broken by strong thunderstorm

outflow winds.

Keya Paha County

24 E Springview 0 0 5K 15K

Holt County

17 N 0 Neill 0 0 8K 18K

Cherry County

1 NE Kilgore 0 0

Cherry County

4 S Nenzel 0 0 8K

Cherry County

4 N Brownlee 0 0

Cherry County

16 SW Valentine 0 0 8K

Boyd County

7 E Lynch 0 0

Strong thunderstorm outflow winds

broke off numerous large tree limbs.

Sheridan County

6 N Gordon 0 0

Thomas County

Thedford 0 0

NEBRASKA, East

Sarpy County

Bellevue to 0 0

Offutt Afb

A thunderstorm wind gust was measured

at 53 knots at Offutt AFB. The winds

caused isolated damage to lawn and

playground equipment in the area and

also knocked down several large tree

limbs in Bellevue.

Knox County

9 E Creighton 0 0

The hail was accompanied by winds

around 40 mph.

Pierce County

8 S Plainview 0 0

Pierce County

8 S Plainview 0 0

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at

60 mph were accompanied by dime size

hail south of Plainview.

Pierce County

4 S Osmond to 0 0

6 SE Osmond

Thunderstorm winds estimated at around

60 mph flattened some corn and knocked

down some limbs south through

southeast of Osmond.

Cedar County

3 N Coleridge 0 0

Cedar County

3 N Coleridge 0 0

Thunderstorm winds estimated at 60

mph were accompanied by 1 inch hail.

Butler County

Rising City 0 0

Thunderstorm winds estimated at over

70 mph knocked down 8 inch diameter

trees near Rising City.

Seward County

Milford 0 0 8K

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at 60

mph split a large maple tree causing

it to crush an SUV. No one was in the

vehicle at that time.

Knox County

2 SW Verdel 0 0

Antelope County

1 E Elgin to 0 0

8 E Elgin

Thunderstorm wind gusts were estimated

by the public at 60 mph in the Elgin

area. The winds split at least one

large tree in the area.

Boone County

11 ENE Petersburg 0 0

Thunderstorm wind gusts were estimated

at 60 mph east of Petersburg.

Jefferson County

2 S Reynolds 0 0

Gage County

2 N Filley 0 0

Gage County

Beatrice 0 0

Johnson County

3 S Sterling 0 0

Thunderstorm winds estimated at 60 mph

caused tree damage south of Sterling.

Gage County

1 W Liberty 0 0

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at

60 mph downed tree limbs near Liberty.

Pawnee County

5 WNW Burchard 0 0

Pawnee County

Table Rock 0 0

Saline County

5 SW Wilber to 0 0 10K

3 SW Wilber

Heavy rains produced flash flooding

and washouts across several county

roads southwest of Wilber.

Lancaster County

Lincoln 0 0 225K

A lightning strike caused a fire and

over $200,000 damage to a laundry

facility near 20th and J Streets in

Lincoln. The lightning struck the roof

next to the east wall and smoldered

for several hours before being

noticed. Most of the damage was

confined to the east side of the roof

of the building.

Boone County

Albion 0 0

Thunderstorm winds estimated at over

70 mph caused extensive damage around

town. Damage included structual damage

to homes, widespread tree and crop

damage and damage to an ethanol plant.

A semi trailer was also overturned.

Wind equipment on a center pivot

measured winds at 85 mph.

Platte County

3 NW Lindsay 0 0

Thunderstorm winds estimated at 60 mph

caused some tree damage northwest of

Lindsay or just south of Newman Grove.

Madison County

Newman Grove 0 0

Thunderstorm wind gusts were estimated

at 60 mph by law enforcement in Newman

Grove.

Stanton County

10 SW Stanton 0 0

Thunderstorm winds estimated at 60 mph

downed some large tree limbs southwest

of Stanton.

Madison County

Norfolk 0 0

Thunderstorm winds were measured at 60

mph by the Asos at the Norfolk

airport. Wind gusts first reached 58

mph shortly before the hour and gusts

of that magnitude lasted for around 10

minutes. The winds caused scattered

tree damage in town and also tossed

a trampoline 40 yards into a bedroom

window.

Madison County

Madison 0 0

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at

60 to 70 mph downed at least 6 large

trees in Madison. The fallen trees

caused damage to fences, lawn

furniture and roofs and also blocked

several streets in town.

Stanton County

7 S Pilger 0 0

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at

60 mph downed some large tree limbs

south of Pilger.

Cuming County

Wisner to 0 0

West Pt

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at

60 to 70 mph swept through the Wisner,

Beemer and West Point area. The winds

downed a few trees and scattered large

branches which caused some car, fence

and home damage. Crops were also

flattened west of Wisner.

Cass County

Greenwood 0 0 500K

A microburst from a thunderstorm

caused extensive damage to a small

area from near Greenwood to the

Ashland County Club southwest of

Asland (which is near the border of

Saunders and Cass counties). The winds

were estimated at around 100 mph by a

damage survey compiled by a NWS storm

survey team. The most extensive damage

was at the Nebraska Raceway Park near

Greenwood. Damage there included an

overturned mobile home, camper,

4 empty semi trailers and a 2 ton

storage trailer. Two ticket booths

were destroyed and significant damage

was done to a set of bleachers and a

crash fence. Damage was estimated at

nearly 1/2 million dollars at the

track. The winds also downed numerous

limbs at the Ashland Country Club.

Thurston County

Walthill 0 0

Thunderstorm winds estimated at 60

mph downed at least 1 tree in town.

Thurston County

Pender 0 0

Thunderstorm winds estimated at over

60 mph downed multiple trees in town

and snapped a sign off.

Douglas County

Omaha 0 0

A lightning strike caused a basement

fire in the 1700 block of South 108th

Street.

Madison County

2 SE Tilden 0 0

Madison County

Norfolk 0 0

A cooperative weather observer

estimated thunderstorm winds of around

60 mph were responsible for downing

several large tree limbs.

Saline County

Crete to 0 0

Wilber

Rainfall of 2 to 4 inches fell over a

large part of the upper reaches of the

Big Blue River west through northwest

of Crete and over the Turkey Creek

basin near and west of Wilber during

the evening and early morning hours of

8/16/06 and 08/17/06. The heavy rains

caused the Big Blue River to go out of

its banks near Crete during the

overnight hours on the 18th and caused

Turkey Creek to go out of its banks by

late morning on the 19th. The Big Blue

River at Crete remained above its 18

food flood stage until around

530 am cdt on 8/20/06, cresting at

20.68 feet at 830 am cdt on 8/19/06.

Turkey Creek first reached its 11 foot

flood stage around 1100 am cdt on the

19th, crested at 12.64 feet at 930 am

on the 21st before falling below flood

stage around 330 pm cdt on the 21st.

The flooding along the Big Blue River

and Turkey Creek affected mainly

agricultural lowlands.

Knox County

6 W Verdel 0 0

Thunderstorm winds that were estimated

to gust around 60 mph downed some large

branches west of Verdel.

NEBRASKA, Extreme Northeast

Dixon County

4 SW Newcastle 0 0

NEBRASKA, Extreme Southwest

Red Willow County

7 N Lebanon 0 0

Red Willow County

1 NW Indianola 0 0

Red Willow County

2 WNW Indianola 0 0

Hitchcock County

5 SE Stratton 0 0

Red Willow County

Mc Cook 0 0

Red Willow County

3 W Mc Cook 0 0

NEBRASKA, South Central

Clay County

4 N Harvard 0 0 5K 50K

Hamilton County

5 SSE Giltner 0 0 5K 50K

Phelps County

Holdrege 0 0 40K 150K

Accompanied with golf ball sized hail.

Franklin County

3.5 NW Macon 0 0 20K 100K

Phelps County

1 S Holdrege 0 0 25K 100K

Franklin County

1 S Riverton 0 0 20K 100K

Webster County

3 W Inavale 0 0 10K 75K

Buffalo County

1 S Elm Creek 0 0 20K 100K

Dawson County

5 E Overton 0 0 5K 50K

Buffalo County

4 W Pleasanton 0 0 5K 50K

Hall County

Cairo 0 0 5K 50K

Sherman County

Ashton 0 0 5K 50K

Sherman County

2 S Hazard 0 0 5K 50K

Valley County

12 W Ord 0 0 5K 50K

Howard County

St Paul 0 0 5K 50K

Howard County

2 N St Paul 0 0 5K 50K

Nance County

14 W Fullerton 0 0 5K 50K

Valley County

9 E Arcadia 0 0 5K 50K

Fillmore County

2 N Fairmont 0 0 5K 50K

Greeley County

2 N Greeley 0 0 5K 50K

Thayer County

1 S Hebron 0 0 15K 50K

York County

2 SE York 0 0 10K 50K

Severe thunderstorms rumbled across

south-central Nebraska during the

evening hours. These storms brought

winds of 60 to 70 mph and rains of 1

to 3 inches. A few locations reported

hailstones with the largest being the

size of golf balls. The storms started

out near highway US 183 and moved east.

The winds caused damage to trees,

roofs and shingles in the Holdrege

area. A Holdrege lumber supply company

lost a large storage building to the

wind. Strong winds brought down power

lines north of Shelton in Buffalo

county. Outbuildings were damaged and

large tree limbs were downed in

Franklin county around the communities

of Franklin and Macon. A center pivot

irrigation system was overturned near

Holstein in Adams county. By 10:30 pm

CDT the storms had reached highway US

81 where winds of 60 mph caused more

damage. The outer walls collapsed at a

home that was under construction in

York. Damage to trees, roofs and a

carport was caused by the storm in

York. Farther south, several trees were

damaged or uprooted and some roof

damage was reported in the Hebron area.

There was sporadic power outages noted

across the region. Corn and bean crops

had limited damage from these storms.

Thayer County

Hubbell 0 0 0 0

Furnas County

4 NE Arapahoe 0 0 0 0

Gosper County

11 S Smithfield 0 0 0 0

Buffalo County

Gibbon 0 0 0 0

Buffalo County

6 W Ravenna 0 0 0 15K

Sherman County

3 SE Hazard 0 0 0 15K

Howard County

St Paul 0 0 10K 15K

Valley County

6 E Arcadia 0 0 0 0

Valley County

6 W Ord 0 0 0 0

Thunderstorms brought strong winds to

a part of central Nebraska. Tree limbs

were downed in the Ravenna and St. Paul

areas.

York County

South Portion 0 0 75K 150K

Fillmore County 0 0 150K 150K

North Portion

Thunderstorms kept rolling over the

same area of York and Fillmore counties

during the evening. This brought 4 to

7 inches of rain with one location

reporting over 8 inches. Numerous

county roads and the streets of

downtown Geneva quickly became flooded.

The water caused some damage to

businesses in Geneva. Turkey and

Indian Creeks left their banks and at

one point, over 10 bridges were

underwater. Many roadways sustained

damage from the flood waters. Rainfall

totals reached 8.45 inches about 3 1/2

miles northeast of Fairmont, 7.25

inches 4 miles west of Geneva, 5.82

inches in Geneva and 3.15 inches at

the York Airport.

Gosper County

Elwood 0 0 0 0

Furnas County

5 W Holbrook 0 0 0 0

Furnas County

East Portion 0 0 25K 50K

Adams County

South Portion 0 0 50K 50K

Thunderstorms brought heavy rains to

parts of south-central Nebraska. These

rains caused some flash flooding in

eastern Furnas and southern Adams

counties. In Furnas county, highways

136 and 6 were covered with water

around midnight. Numerous other roads

were flooded in the area. In Adams

county, US highway 281 was flooded for

a couple of hours near Ayr and water

flooded the streets of Hastings.

NEBRASKA, West

Kimball County

17 SE Bushnell 0 0

Cheyenne County

3 E Colton 0 0

Cheyenne County

7 SE Sidney 0 0

Heavy rains resulted in some flooding

of county roads along Cow Creek.

NEVADA, North

Elko County

2 NE Elko Arpt 0 0

NEVADA, South

Clark County

Nelson 0 0

Two inches of rain fell at Nelson

Landing in about an hour. Four cars

were stuck in mud on Placer Rd.

Clark County

Henderson 0 0

Numerous trees were blown over near the

intersection of Interstate 215 and

Stephanie St. Minor flooding also

occurred.

NEVADA, West

Churchill County

2 W Ocala 0 0

Nevada Highway Patrol reported a large

dust devil just south of Interstate 80,

two miles west of Ocala. The dust devil

was reported to be the diameter of a

football field.

NVZO04

0 0

A dust storm moved through the Lovelock

area the evening of August 4th. The

Lovelock ASOS recorded a visibility of

1 3/4 mile which lasted for 10 minutes

as the dust storm moved through.

NEW HAMPSHIRE, North and Central

Coos County

Pittsburg 0 0

Many trees down.

Coos County

Errol 0 0

4 foot diameter trees down.

Coos County

Groveton 0 0

Trees down.

Coos County

Stratford 0 0

RT 3 closed due to trees down across

the road.

Coos County

Berlin 0 0

Trees down.

Grafton County

Lyme 0 0

Trees down.

Grafton County

Haverhill 0 0

Trees down on power lines.

Grafton County

Littleton 0 0

Trees down.

Grafton County

Easton 0 0

Several trees down along the

Easton–Woodstock town line on RT 112.

Carroll County

10 W North Conway 0 0

Trees down along the Kankamagus

Highway, RT 112, between Albany and

Conway.

Merrimack County

Concord 0 0

Trees and power lines down.

Coos County

3 S Pittsburg 0 0

Power lines down.

Rockingham County

Deerfield 0 0

Trees down.

Rockingham County

Northwood 0 0

Trees down on the east end of

Northwood Lake.

Merrimack County

Bow Center 0 0

Tree down on power line.

Strafford County

Lee 0 0

Trees down in Lee.

Rockingham County

Raymond 0 0

Lots of damage in town also trees down

on power lines.

Rockingham County

Greenland 0 0

Trees down.

Rockingham County

Greenland 0 0

Trees down.

Rockingham County

Hampton 0 0

Trees down.

Rockingham County

North Hampton 0 0

Hundreds of trees down.

Rockingham County

Rye 0 0

Hundreds of trees down.

Rockingham County

Newmarket 0 0 100K

Lightning ignited a fire in the

basement of a Newmarket home causing

an estimated $100,000 dollars of

damage. The lightning reportedly

struck a nearby tree and followed

electrical wires into the home.

According to reports, the home’s

electrical and plumbing systems were

destroyed by the lightning.

Rockingham County

North Hampton 0 0 10K

Lightning struck a home in North

Hampton and ignited a fire that caused

an estimated $10,000 in damage. Damage

could have been much worse were it not

sure one of the occupants of the home

who fought the fire with a garden hose

until firefighters could find their

way through roads that had been blocked

by downed trees from the storm.

Rockingham County

Portsmouth 0 0 100K

Lightning struck a home in Portsmouth,

igniting a fire that caused heavy

damage to the basement of the

structure.

NEW HAMPSHIRE, Southern

NONE REPORTED.

NEW JERSEY, Northeast

NJZ002>006-011

2 0

An oppressive air mass moved slowly

east across the region. This was

preceded by a hot dry air mass, when

temperatures reached at least 90

degrees at Newark Liberty Airport,

from July 27 to July 31.

Excessive heat occurred mainly from

noon to midnight each day for 3

consecutive days. High temperatures

ranged from the upper 90s to around

100 degrees. With surface dew point

temperatures in the mid 70s, heat

indices ranged from 105 to 115 degrees.

Excessive heat resulted in 2 deaths in

Newark along with scattered power

outages that resulted in business

losses. In Newark, an elderly couple

was found dead in their apartment,

which was not air conditioned. The

medical examiner concluded that their

deaths were caused by heat stress.

Here are selected max temperatures,

in degrees Fahrenheit:

August 1:

Newark Liberty Airport: 100 (new

record)

Teterboro Airport: 98

Caldwell Airport: 98

August 2:

Newark Liberty Airport: 100 (new

record)

Teterboro Airport: 101

Caldwell Airport: 98

August 3:

Newark Liberty Airport: 101 (new

record)

Teterboro Airport: 98

Caldwell Airport: 98 M66PH, F65PH

Passaic County

West Milford to 0 0

Ringwood

A cluster of severe thunderstorms moved

east across Northeast New Jersey. High

winds downed trees and power lines.

Bergen County

Little Ferry 0 0

Essex County

Bloomfield 0 0

Bergen County

Woodridge 0 0

An area of heavy showers and

thunderstorms caused flash flooding

and flooding in urban areas across

parts of Northeast New Jersey.

Bergen County

New Milford 0 0

Brief periods of torrential rain caused

significant flash flooding along Route

17, which was closed in various

locations in New Milford. Radar

estimated hourly rainfall rates ranged

from 1.0 to 1.5 inches.

Bergen County

Bergenfield 0 0

A severe thunderstorm produced high

winds that downed trees in Bergenfield.

NEW JERSEY, South and Northwest

NJZ007>010-012>027

0 41

A strong area of high pressure anchored

over the East Coast and the western

Atlantic, resulted in a stretch of

excessive heat for the entire region to

start off August 2006. The very hot air

mass was accompanied by humid

conditions as the dew points surged

into the upper 60s and lower 70s for a

time. It could have been worse, but the

dew points lowered a little bit for

most areas during the afternoon hours

as the sunshine dried the air mass out

for a time. Temperatures during August

1st through the 3rd soared well into

the 90s with some areas topping the

century mark. Trenton topped out at 97

degrees on August 3rd, and Atlantic

City topped out at 98 degrees on both

August 2nd and 3rd, which either tied

or broke the record high temperature

for both days. The very hot weather

even made it to the Shore as the Cape

May Coast Guard Station topped out at

94 degrees on August 3rd. The

combination of temperatures well into

the 90s and moderate to high humidity

pushed heat indices into the 105 to

110 degree range across the state.

The excessive heat and humidity had an

impact on the power companies as fans

and air conditioners were humming. New

Jersey’s largest utility company,

Public Service Electric and Gas

(PSE&G), asked customers to conserve

energy as a precautionary step on

August 1st. The utility reported an

all-time peak electricity demand record

with 11,001 megawatts of power. The

previous record high was 10,780

megawatts set on July 27, 2005. Out of

PSE&G’s 2.1 million customers, about

2,200 around the state lost power on

the morning of August 2nd due to stress

on the system. On August 2nd, PSE&G

recorded a new record demand of 11,146

megawatts, surpassing the record set

just one day previously, and more than

4,000 customers statewide lost power.

About 1,900 JCP&L customers in the

Glendola section of Wall (Monmouth

County), New Jersey lost power for

nearly seven hours on August

1st after a cable failed. At 4 PM EDT

on August 1st, about 1.1 million JCP&L

customers broke the company’s record

for electrical usage by hitting 6,548

megawatts. The previous record of

6,444 megawatts was set at 5 PM EDT on

July 18, 2006. This record was bested

on August 2nd when 6,680 megawatts of

power was used, setting an all-time

peak for JCP&L. A total of 500

customers in Lakewood (Ocean County),

New Jersey lost power from 4 PM EDT to

8:30 PM EDT on August 1st after an

underground cable failed, which caused

stores to shut down early. The problem

seemed to be contained to the shopping

district. Police in Oceanport

(Monmouth County), New Jersey reported

sporadic blackouts throughout the

borough on August 1st, starting around

7:30 PM EDT. On August 1st in Lake

Como, New Jersey, 40 to 50 homes on

Fernwood Road had power knocked out due

to fuses on roadside electrical poles

tripping after 3 PM EDT. An electric

pole actually caught fire at 18th

Avenue and Newman Street, though

nothing serious resulted from the fire.

On August 1st in Medford (Burlington

County), New Jersey, the near

100-degree temperatures caused an old

propane tank to rupture behind a North

Main Street home. The tank was removed

and replaced, with no injuries

reported.

Atlantic City Electric reached a new

peak usage at 4 PM EDT on August 1st

with 2,925 megawatts, breaking the

July 27, 2005 record of 2,838

megawatts. The record usage was tied

by customers at 4 PM EDT on August 2nd.

Sporadic power outages occurred

on August 2nd in Belmar (Monmouth

County), New Jersey, resulting in

about 20 homes losing power for about

two hours. Residents of Spring Lake

Heights (Monmouth County) on the west

side of town and on the 600 block of

Mercer Avenue lost power on August 1st

and August 2nd. The outages affected

small pockets of residents for several

hours during the evening and overnight

hours of August 1st, and several people

were treated on the boardwalk for heat

exhaustion. August 2nd, power outages

at 2:30 PM EDT on North Main Street,

and on August 1st the traffic lights on

North Main Street and Atlantic Avenue

went out at 3:20 PM EDT, and that

evening several other traffic lights

went out. Electricity demand in

Vineland (Cumberland County), New

Jersey set a record on August 2nd,

reaching 162 megawatts, topping the

peak on August 1st of 161.5 megawatts.

On August 2nd, 5,400 Gloucester County,

New Jersey residents lost power when a

sub-station failure shut off power to

people in the Woodbury area around 3

PM EDT. The failure knocked out traffic

lights and closed stores. About 5,000

Middletown and Keansburg (both

Monmouth County) residents were without

power for several hours on August 2nd

because of a blown fuse at a Keansburg

substation. Customers in the West

Keansburg section of Hazlet also lost

power. Traffic lights along Route 36

from Keansburg to Middletown’s Leonardo

section went out for about an hour

around 3:30 PM EDT. Rockland Electric,

which serves parts of Sussex County,

had 12 customers without power on

August 3rd. The utility broke two

records, August 1st with 1,586

megawatts and August 2nd with 1,617

megawatts. Water Utility New Jersey

American Water asked customers to

immediately begin conserving water on

August 2nd in seven Atlantic County

towns as the excessive heat and dry

weather led to a record high water

usage. The conservation request

affected 115,096 residents in

Pleasantville, Northfield, Linwood,

Somers Point, Absecon, Galloway

Township and Egg Harbor Township.

Two people were treated on August 2nd

for heat-related aliments at Robert

Wood Johnson University Hospital at

Hamilton, New Jersey, and one person

was treated at Capital Health Systems

at Mercer Hospital in Trenton, New

Jersey. A total of 35 people suffered

from heat-related injuries in Belmar on

August 2nd, however none were reported

to be serious. At Lourdes Health

Systems’ hospitals in Camden and

Willingboro, there were two cases of

heat-related illness in Camden on

August 1st and two in Willingboro

on August 2nd; all involving older

people. Animals also suffered during

the excessive heat. Three dogs in a

Cape May County Animal shelter suffered

heat-related seizures on August 2nd.

In early August, a massive fish kill

occurred in New Market Lake in

Piscataway, New Jersey. The cause,

resulting from tests, ruled that the

fish were deprived of lake oxygen, a

situation brought about by the

excessive heat.

Warren County

Still Vly 0 0

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

large tree limbs and wires in Greenwich

Township.

Somerset County

Blawenburg to 0 0

Middle Bush

The gust front associated with a severe

thunderstorm knocked down a couple of

trees and several large tree limbs in

Franklin Township. The same gust front

knocked down eight poles along Somerset

County Route 601 in the Blawenburg

section of Montgomery Township. The

road was closed through the 5th and

power remained off for most of the

Cherry Valley development through the

fourth.

NJZ025

1 0 0 0

An 18-year-old male drowned at 2 a.m.

EDT on the 8th while playing in the

ocean near Morris Avenue with his

brother. The body was recovered later

that day on the 8th. The rip currents

were so strong on the 7th that

lifeguards made at least six water

rescues. The rip currents were caused

by a strong southerly flow preceding a

cold front that passed through during

the night of the 7th.

M181W

Mercer County

Hamilton Square 0 0 0

A lightning strike set a house and

garage on fire in Hamilton Township.

Burlington County

Bordentown to 0 0

Chesterfield

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

large tree limbs and wires in

Bordentown and Chesterfield Township.

Cumberland County

Port Elizabeth 0 0

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

several large trees in the Bricksboro

section (Port Elizabeth) of Maurice

River Township. Damage occurred along a

three block length between Delsea Drive

and the Maurice River. Two eighty foot

trees were uprooted on one property.

One fell onto the roof of the house.

The winds tore away the electrical

system of a home along the river. The

bulkhead on one property was torn away

by an uprooted tree. A catamaran,

sailboat and trailer were blown over on

other properties. All power was

restored on August 8th.

Cape May County

2 W Goshen 0 0

A Skywarn spotter measured a wind gust

to 61 mph at Jakes Landing in

northwestern Middle Township.

Sussex County

Sussex to 0 0

Franklin

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

trees and power lines in Sussex and

Franklin Boroughs and Wantage Township.

Atlantic County

Hammonton 0 0

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

large tree limbs and power lines that

caused scattered outages in Hammonton

Township.

Gloucester County

Westville 0 0

Penny size hail fell from a severe

thunderstorm in Westville Borough.

Camden County

Haddon Hgts to 0 0

Blackwood

A severe thunderstorm dropped penny to

quarter size hail from Haddon Heights

Borough south through Gloucester

Township. In the Erial section of

Gloucester Township, nickel size hail

completely covered the ground.

Camden County

Chews 0 0 10K 0

Lightning struck the roof of a home on

Sophia Court in the Chews Landing

section of Gloucester Township. The

lightning strike knocked some of the

wood off the roof and started a fire.

The fire was quickly extinguished and

was contained to one section of the

attic.

Camden County

Glendale to 0 0

Waterford Works

Camden County

Waterford Works 0 0

A severe thunderstorm dropped penny to

quarter size hail across Voorhees and

Waterford Townships in southeastern

Camden County. The quarter size hail in

Voorhees lasted for five minutes. In

addition to the large hail, the same

severe thunderstorm caused wind damage

in Waterford Township. Large tree limbs

were knocked down. On one property, a

large swing set, patio table, gas

grill and wishing well were all

overturned.

Atlantic County

Hammonton 0 0

A severe thunderstorm knocked over a

couple of trees and tree limbs in

Hammonton Township in and around Oak

Road. A couple of telephone poles were

also tore down because of the downed

trees. The severe thunderstorm also

damaged some peach trees in the

township.

Burlington County

Florence to 0 0

Willingboro

A severe thunderstorm tore down large

tree limbs and wires across western

Burlington County mainly in Florence

and Willingboro Townships.

Burlington County

Willingboro to 0 0 25K 0

Medford

Lightning strikes damaged two homes in

Burlington County. A lightning strike

in Medford Township punched a ten inch

hole in the roof of one home. It

filled the attic with smoke but was

extinguished before doing any further

damage to the home. A lightning strike

in Willingboro Township and the ensuing

fire caused the displacement of a

family of seven on Rittenhouse Drive.

Lightning struck a tree adjacent to the

home and sparked a fire that spread to

the exterior of the house and attic.

It damaged the side of the house and

the upstairs bedroom.

Cape May County

South Seaville 0 0 0 0

A funnel cloud was sighted in South

Seaville (Dennis Township) along County

Route 668 about half a mile west of

U.S. Route 9. The funnel cloud did not

touch down.

Cumberland County

Fairton 0 0 0 0

New Jersey State police sighted a

funnel cloud in Fairfield Township

toward Bridgeton City. The funnel cloud

did not touch down and no damage was

reported.

Cumberland County

Central Portion 0 0

Thunderstorms with torrential downpours

produced a Doppler Radar estimated 6 to

8 inches of rain within a three hour

period in central Cumberland County.

This caused flooding of roadways,

fields, streams and basements in

Bridgeton City and Fairfield Township.

The rain and flooding flattened pepper

and eggplant plants on some farms.

Storm totals included 4.70 inches and

4.15 inches in Vineland.

Cape May County

Ocean City to 0 0 0

Strathmere

Thunderstorms with torrential downpours

caused flooding in Ocean City and the

north end of Sea Isle City. Doppler

Radar storm total estimates reached

between 6 to 8 inches, most of which

fell within three hours. In Ocean City,

over 100 vehicles were damaged by the

flood waters. The worst flooding was

reported on the south end of Ocean City

and the north end of Sea Isle City.

Many yards and lawns were flooded and

flooding reached the steps of homes.

Actual storm totals included 5.56

inches in Strathmere and 3.52 inches in

Seaville.

Burlington County

Maple Shade to 0 0

Kresson

Poor drainage and underpass flooding

caused by the heavy rain from overnight

thunderstorms caused a five mile

back-up on busily traveled New Jersey

State Route 73 in Maple Shade on the

morning of the 28th. Only one

southbound land was getting by until

responders cleared clogged drains at

the railroad underpass. New Jersey

State Route 70 was also flooded in

Evesham Township. Storm totals included

2.71 inches in Mount Laurel.

Camden County

Northwest Portion 0 0

Thunderstorms with torrential downpours

dropped between 4 and 5 inches across

northwestern Camden County and caused

flash flooding in the northwest part of

the county particularly in Camden,

Pennsauken and Collingswood. Flooding

also occurred along the Cooper River.

Major roadways including Admiral Wilson

Boulevard, U.S.Routes 30 and 130, New

Jersey State Routes 38 and 70 were

flooded as far southeast as Cherry Hill

Township. Vehicles were stuck in flood

waters along Admiral Wilson Boulevard

and on roadways in Woodlynne Borough.

In the city of Camden, about 10 to 12

families were evacuated, some by raft

in and around the Westfield Garden

Apartments. Basements of apartments

were totally flooded. In Collingswood

Borough, sixteen homes on Cattell

Avenue near the often flooded

Collingswood Circle sustained water

damage in their basements. Roads and

homes west of U.S. Route 130 in

Pennsauken Township were hit the

hardest by the flooding. The Cooper

River flooded parkland in Collingswood,

Haddon Township and Haddonfield. The

Cooper River at Haddonfield was above

its 2.8 foot flood stage from 514 a.m.

EDT through 1222 p.m. EDT on the 28th.

It crested at 3.17 feet at 915 a.m.

EDT. Actual storm totals included 4.10

inches in Pennsauken and 3.68 inches

in Camden.

Salem County

Salem 0 0

A series of thunderstorms with damaging

winds that moved through Salem County

caused about 1,000 homes and businesses

to lose power. Downed large tree limbs

and power outages were scattered

throughout the county. This first storm

hit Salem City the hardest.

Cumberland County

Bridgeton 0 0 0 0

Cumberland County

Port Elizabeth 0 0 0 0

Funnel clouds were sighted over

Cumberland County in Bridgeton and

Maurice River Township. Neither touched

down and no damage was reported.

Salem County

Harrisonville 0 0

A series of thunderstorms with damaging

winds caused about 1,000 homes and

businesses to lose power in Salem

County. Downed large tree limbs and

power outages were scattered throughout

the county. This storm hit Pennsville

Township the hardest.

Salem County

Woodstown to 0 0

Greenville

A series of thunderstorms with damaging

winds caused about 1,000 homes and

businesses to lose power in the county.

Downed large tree limbs and power

outages were scattered throughout the

county. This last storm caused the

greatest number of outages,

concentrated in Woodstown. This storm

also affected Pittsgrove Township.

Cape May County

Steelmantown to 0 0

Beesleys Pt

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

several large tree limbs and wires

across the northern tier of Cape May

County.

Camden County

Haddonfield 0 0

The combination of saturated soil

conditions and additional heavy rain

from thunderstorms early in the evening

on the 29th caused minor flooding along

the Cooper River later that night. The

Cooper River at Haddonfield was above

its 2.8 foot flood stage from 1057 p.m.

EDT on the 28th through 155 a.m. EDT on

the 29th. It crested at 2.91 feet at

1245 a.m. EDT on the 29th.

NEW MEXICO, Central and North

NMZ001>021-026

0 0

Substantial summer thunderstorms

provided some of the most widespread

and consistent heavy rains compared to

recent years. Overall across north and

central New Mexico the rainfall was

very welcome and provided a much needed

break in the 4 to 6 year long period of

moderate to excessive drought. August

2006 was wetter than average for many

areas, except for the far northwest

districts which continue to report

below normal rainfall. Stations from

Albuquerque south to Socorro reported

some of the heaviest ever monthly and

one day rain totals. The Albuquerque

Airport weather office reported 3.74

inches in August to tie the monthly

record establish in 1935 and also

making the month the sixth wettest

month on record since 1892. The June

through August rainfall total for

Albuquerque at 8.43 inches set a new

summer record to offset the previous

record total for the 3 months of 8.27

inches. Some stations such as the

Albuquerque Airport and Foothills

stations along with Abbott, Alcalde,

Bosque Del Apache, Capitan, Chama,

Cimarron, Conchas Dam, Fence Lake,

Glenwood, Gran Quivera, Grants,

Grenville, Luna, Navajo Dam, Portales,

Ruidoso and Santa Fe saw August rain

reach more than 200 percent of normal.

Guadalupe County

5 SE Santa Rosa 0 0

Highway 91 between Santa Rosa and

Puerto de Luna was closed during heavy

rain.

Union County

6 E Clayton 0 0

Rural roads reported flooded and

unpassable around the Agricultural

Research Station east of Clayton.

Rio Arriba County

Espanola 0 0

Heavy rains during mid evening resulted

in a partial roof collapse at the

Espanola City Hall allowing water to

flood into the police station and

detention center.

Sandoval County

Corrales 0 0

Additional sand and silt from the Rio

Oso Road area swept down down towards

Corrales to further clog village

drainage channels. The 10 foot deep

Harvey Jones Channel filled with sand

to within 6 inches below the Corrales

Road or State Highway 448 bridge.

Corrales Village road crews removed the

concrete bridge rails so the water

would go over the bridge instead of

diverting into nearby homes. Corrales

Road at the Harvey Jones Channel was

closed throughout the remainder of

August.

Bernalillo County

Albuquerque 0 0

Cars were flooded and floating in 2 to

3 feet of water in intersections across

western Albuquerque.

Bernalillo County

Albuquerque 0 0

Sudden runoff from heavy three quarter

inch rain overtopped a holding pond at

a construction site causing the

flooding of several homes in northeast

Albuquerque.

Sandoval County

Rio Rancho 0 0

Heavy rain of one inch in 35 minutes

wiped out the road repairs along Rio

Oso Road in eastern Rio Rancho leaving

6 to 10 foot gullies and again exposing

water and electric lines buried in the

road which runs in an old arroyo

channel.

Cibola County

San Fidel 0 0

Cibola County

Laguna 0 0

Valencia County

30 WNW Los Lunas 0 0

The Interstate 40 corridor through both

Acoma and Laguna Reservations west of

Albuquerque was hit by strong and

repeating thunderstorms that flooded

many tribal roads and damaged mainly

irrigation and drainage systems.

Officials were worried that a small dam

near San Fidel would fail. Some homes

closer to the Rio San Jose near Laguna

were evacuated. The Arroyo Lucero

drainage in Cibola County received

heavy rain which filled playa areas

around Highland Meadows in far

northwest Valencia County. Although

water levels did reach into a few

mobile homes, the main problem was the

flooding of access roads leading into

Highland Meadows which persisted about

3 days.

Rio Arriba County

Chama 0 0

Lincoln County

Ruidoso 0 0

Lincoln County

Ruidoso 0 0

Daily thunderstorms increased across

southern Lincoln County and northern

Otero County during mid month which

began a series of heavy runoff events

into the rivers and creeks surrounding

Ruidoso. No significant damage was

reported. However, the events were

rather unusual for southern Lincoln

County and had emergency management

officials on edge for possible heavy

flooding. A storm over Ruidoso on the

13th caused the Rio Ruidoso to jump to

near 4 feet water level. Flooding was

limited to several road closures in low

areas and an evacuation of a mobile

home park where access was cut off for

about 18 hours. Rains over the

surrounding mountains increased the

runoff into the Rio Bonito and Carrizo

Creek and this eventual produced

unusual high levels in both Bonito Lake

and Mescalero Lake. Several periods of

uncontrolled water releases occurred

from both lakes as water levels

remained near or a few inches above

spillway level through about the 26th.

Catron County

10 S Apache Creek 0 0

Catron County

18 SW Reserve 0 0

Heavy rain and fast runoff damaged

forest roads and destroyed several

small bridges south of Apache Creek and

both south and southwest of Reserve.

Heaviest damage was reported as a 3

mile section of road and campground

closures at Willow Creek and Gilita

Creek. Flooding on Pueblo Creek washed

out a Civilian Conservation Corps-era

bridge near Pueblo Creek Campground to

the southwest of Reserve. A month of

rainy weather also left many other

forest roads and small crossings in

Catron in need of repair.

Bernalillo County

Albuquerque 0 0

Parts of downtown Albuquerque and the

Martineztown neighborhood just

northeast of downtown were flooded by

heavy one to two inch rain. Cars were

trapped at several underpasses and

homes at Martineztown along Edith and

Broadway had 18 to 24 inches of water

lapping at the door seals and flooding

into basements.

Guadalupe County

Dilia 0 0

Heavy rain of near 4 inches swept down

the Canon Blanco into the Pecos River

near Dilia which saw flows of 200 CFS

jump to over 5000 CFS.

Chaves County

15 S Roswell 0 0

A small landspout tornado was observed

over the open rangelands north of the

Roswell Detention Center.

Socorro County

3 N Socorro to 0 0

Escondida

Heavy rain of 2 to 3 inches on the west

water shed area of Water Canyon caused

flash flooding that moved east to

Interstate 25 at Escondida. Some road

and irrigation ditch repairs were wiped

out by this fresh flooding.

Rio Arriba County

l E Dixon 1 0

A 47 year old male passenger drowned

when a small vehicle was swept off

State Road 75 just east of Dixon. Other

cars had stopped when they saw the

water running across the roadway. The

driver of the small vehicle drove

around stopped vehicles into the fast

water. The small car stalled at about

the halfway point and was swept

downstream into the arroyo. The

passenger was unable to escape with

the driver.

M47VE

Santa Fe County

Santa Fe 0 2

Two men in their 20s were struck by

lightning while standing on rebar rods

at a Santa Fe construction site. One

man recovered immediately, but the

other had to be revived with CPR.

Colfax County

Raton 0 1

A construction working survived a

lightning strike to the head with only

minor injuries. Officials credit his

hard hat for deflecting away the

lightning strike which knocked him to

the ground. The man remained conscious

and was released from hospital after

just a short stay of several hours.

Colfax County

Abbott 0 0

Bernalillo County

Albuquerque 0 1

Bernalillo County

Albuquerque 0 0

Heavy rain of one to two inches in less

than 40 minutes caused heavy street

flooding along Montgomery Blvd in

northeast Albuquerque where one foot of

fast water moving west or downhill to

the Rio Grande River filled the street

with mud and rocks and shot water over

the hoods of stalled vehicles. A

teenager was swept down a drainage

channel but managed to pull himself out

with only scraps and mild hypothermia.

Drainage around one high school was

overwhelmed leading to flooding of the

gym which severely damaging the wood

floor.

NMZ004

0 0

After several weeks of daily rains, a

rocky hill side collapsed onto Hyde

Park Road leading to the Santa Fe Ski

Basin.

Roosevelt County

Portales to 0 0

Dora

Heavy rain of two inches in less than

an hour flooded homes in Portales and

closed county roads south to Dora.

Mckinley County

Church Rock 2 0

A man and his young son drowned when

their vehicle was swept down stream

trying to cross a flooded arroyo near

Church Rock. Officials reported other

people escaping without injuries as

their vehicles also became trapped at

flooded road crossings across west

central and northwest McKinley County.

A clogged drainage ditch also

overflowed onto Interstate 40 near

Gallup with mud and debris causing a

closure of the westbound lanes. Several

people escaped without injury when a

mobile home located next to an arroyo

tipped as storm water undercut the

sandy bank of the arroyo. In general,

storms yielded only about one half inch

to three quarters inch of rain in about

30 minutes, but it was enough to fill

numerous small arroyos and ditches with

shallow and fast moving water.

M29VE, M2VE

Rio Arriba County

5 W Santa Clara Puebl 0 0

Heavy rain estimated at 3 to 4 inches

in two hours washed out tribal roads in

Santa Clara Canyon north of Los Alamos.

Curry County

Texico 0 0

Union County

8 NE Folsom to 0 0

20 ENE Folsom

Union County

3 NE Seneca 0 0

Union County

6 NE Clayton to 0 0

10 NE Clayton

Strong thunderstorms developed across

both northern and eastern Union County

producing copious amounts of small hail

with a mix of larger stones. Hail

covered the ground and roadway along

Road 456 northeast of Folsom. Repeating

storms hit the area along Road 406 with

several episodes of both larger and

smaller hail north and south of Seneca

and also along Road 411.

Union County

Seneca 0 0

Thunderstorm with pea size hail and

high winds blew down fencing at coop

observer residence.

Chaves County

16 N Elkins 0 0

Chaves County

6 E Elkins 0 0

Several thunderstorms developed over

the open rangelands of northeast Chaves

County and then merged into an intense

multiple cell complex that moved south

with large hail and heavy rain of 2 to

3 inches in less than an hour. Radar

indicated a small leading leading edge

microburst estimated at near 75 mph on

Highway 70 near Elkins. The severe

storms traveled nearly 50 miles south

before dissipating over southeast

Chaves County. Arroyo flooding was

likely in Hernandez Draw and Long

Arroyo.

Mora County

2 S Wagon Mound 0 0

Colfax County

7 N Raton 0 0

NEW MEXICO, South Central and Southwest

Otero County

East Portion 0 0 400K

Several thunderstorms with heavy rains

moved southward across the southern

Sacramento Mountains, dropping 2 to 3

inches of rain. Flash flooding occurred

from Cloudcroft to Timberon, with many

roads washed out and structures damaged

in the Timberon area.

Dona Ana County

South Portion 0 0 3M 50K

A cluster of slow moving thunderstorms

dropped 1.5 to 3 inches of rain over

the southern portion of Dona Ana

County, especially near the Rio Grande.

Even higher amounts fell over the

nearby Franklin Mountains which added

to severe runoff problems. Interstate

10 south of Las Cruces was closed for

several hours. Hardest hit with damage

to roads and structures was Sunland

Park, followed by Anthony, Chaparral

and La Union. About 1200 residents in

Sunland Park were forced to evacuate as

the Rio Grande River reached a stage of

9.3 feet, the highest in 50 years. This

was one of many flood events during the

summer that led to much of New Mexico

being declared a federal disaster area.

Dona Ana County

South Portion 0 0 20K

A line of rapidly moving thunderstorms

dropped up to an inch and a half of

rain in less than 30 minutes during the

early morning hours. This was only 36

hours after the extensive flash

flooding on August 1st, so runoff was

excessive. Roads were impassable in

Chaparral, and erosion exposed gas

pipes in Vado and Sunland Park.

Grant County

Ft Bayard 0 0 5K

Heavy rain over the Pines Altos

Mountains sent a wall of water 3 to 4

feet high into Santa Clara, forcing 5

families to evacuate. Some parked

vehicles were submerged, but no

injuries were reported.

Luna County

Countywide 0 0

Hidalgo County

Countywide 0 0

Grant County

Countywide 0 0

Thunderstorms developed and spread

across southwestern NM during the

afternoon bringing heavy rain and flash

flooding. Major street flooding

occurred in Deming with numerous roads

closed, including Highway 26 between

Deming and Hatch. Some of the roads in

the Lordsburg area were partially

washed out. A water rescue was

performed near Cliff, about 25 miles

northwest of Silver City. Flooding was

also reported throughout the village of

Columbus.

Dona Ana County

North Central Portion 0 0 50K

Flash flooding occurred in an area

which included Organ, Dona Ana and the

east mesa of Las Cruces. Roads were

covered by up to 2 feet of water with

some closures. Water also flooded

backyards and entered homes as

retention walls collapsed from water

swollen arroyos.

Otero County

Boles 0 0 50K

Runoff from heavy rain above Alamo

Canyon eventually flooded Boles Acres.

Luna County

Columbus 0 0

Two and a half inches of rain in two

hours resulted in flooding in and

around Columbus. Highway 11 was closed,

and water was blocking sections of

Highway 9.

Otero County

Central Portion 0 0 50K

Thunderstorms dropped heavy rain on

Marble Canyon, with the runoff flooding

eastern Alamogordo and Boles Acres

downstream.

Hidalgo County

45 SSE Animas 0 0

Dime to golf ball size hail was

reported by a U.S. Customs agent at the

checkpoint in Antelope Wells.

Otero County

Mayhill 0 0 300K

A stationary thunderstorm dropped

several inches of rain on Mayhill, with

some residents and area ranchers

reporting up to 5 inches in an hour.

This resulted in a wall of water 9 to

10 feet high down the Rio Penasco

River. Extensive flash flooding closed

Highway 82, and damaged roads, bridges

and homes.

Grant County

San Juan 0 0

Highway 61 was washed out near San

Juan. Also, further northwest (near

Mimbres) a Jeep was swept away by the

rain swollen Mimbres River. The driver

survived without injury.

Sierra County

Truth Or Consequences 0 0 80K

Major street flooding was reported in

Truth or Consequences, with the

downtown area and points east hardest

hit. Water entered businesses and the

high school causing damage.

Otero County

Alamogordo 0 0

Significant street flooding and arroyo

flooding occurred in and around

Alamogordo.

Sierra County

South Central Portion 0 0

Highway 152 between Hillsboro and

Caballo was covered with 3 feet of

water in spots. A garage was flooded,

and the arroyo that drains Trujillo

Canyon was out of its banks.

Grant County

North Portion 0 0

Water and debris were flowing over

roads in the north portion of Grant

County, including the Silver City area

where 2 inches of rain fell within an

hour.

Grant County

East Central Portion 0 0

Up to 2 inches of rain caused several

canyons to flood along Highway 61

between San Lorenzo and Faywood.

Grant County

Central Portion 0 0

Flooding of arroyos and roads occurred

mainly from Cliff to Santa Clara,

including the Silver City area. Debris

covered US 180 near Cliff. Emergency

personnel rescued people from two

vehicles on Red Rock Road southwest of

Silver City. They had driven around a

barricade put up by the sheriffs

department.

Dona Ana County

Hatch 0 0 4M 500K

Runoff from heavy rains over the nearby

Sierra De Las Uvas Mountains caused the

Placitas Arroyo to breach, which sent a

wall of water into the town of Hatch.

Up to 4 feet of water entered business

and residences. Mandatory evacuations

of several hundred residents took

place, including 150 people from an

apartment complex which eventually had

to be condemned. All roads into and

within Hatch were closed.

Luna County

Deming 0 0

Rainfall amounts of more than 4 inches

were measured around Deming, resulting

in major street flooding and the

closure of Highway 26.

Dona Ana County

8 SW Las Cruces 0 0

Dona Ana County

8 SW Las Cruces 0 0

A Skywarn Spotter estimated wind gusts

of 70 mph and flooding of roads on the

mesa southwest of Las Cruces.

Otero County

La Luz 0 0

An arroyo overflowed with water

covering a road in La luz.

Otero County

Alamogordo 0 0 600K

Heavy rainfall along the western slopes

of the southern Sacramento Mountains

led to excessive runoff and major

flooding in Alamogordo and Boles Acres.

Numerous roads throughout the area were

closed, covered with water and debris.

There were also some rescues of people

trapped in their homes.

Sierra County

3 SE Monticello 0 0

Highway 142 was washed out where it

crosses Alamosa Creek just outside of

Placitas.

Grant County

Hurley 0 0 20K

A slow moving thunderstorm dropped 3.23

inches of rain on Hurley, with more

than 2 inches falling within 20

minutes. Two to three feet of water

covered the south end of town which had

to be closed off.

Sierra County

Central Portion 0 0 20K

Two to three inches of rain led to

flooding from Truth or Consequences to

Lake Valley (south of Hillsboro). In

Truth or Consequences there were road

closures (including Highway 187),

retaining walls toppled and at least

one business flooded. The old high

school also experienced flooding.

Dona Ana County

Hatch 0 0 50K

Heavy rain in the area caused a breach

in the Placitas Arroyo near Hatch. Most

of the water flowed north of the town,

but about 8 residences were evacuated

as a precaution. Highway 187 was

covered with water. Most of the damage

was to crops.

Otero County

North Central Portion 0 0

Highway 244 was closed and impassable

northeast of Cloudcroft. Multiple rock

slides were reported on US 82 east of

Cloudcroft. Tribal police reported mud

and rock slides on BIA Road 110 in

South Fork Tularosa Canyon. A wall of

water 3 to 4 feet high moved down James

Canyon toward Mayhill, forcing the

evacuation of 100 people from an RV

park.

Sierra County

West Central Portion 0 0

An intense thunderstorm dropped very

heavy rain which caused Percha Creek to

spill over a bridge in Hillsboro. Other

bridges in the area (Highway 152) were

covered with water and debris. Flood

waters eventually led to the closure of

Highway 187 just south of Caballo.

Dona Ana County

Northwest Portion 0 0 50K 100K

Luna County

Northeast Portion 0 0 30K 50K

Dona Ana County

Countywide 0 0 20K

Luna County

Countywide 0 0 50K

A large cluster of thunderstorms

dropped 3 to 5 inches of rain on much

of the triangle between Las Cruces,

Hatch and Deming, which is an unusually

large area for such rainfall amounts in

the desert southwest. The Placitas

Arroyo near Hatch breached for the

third time in 3 weeks, flooding mainly

farm land. A flood wave resulted in

minor flooding of the Rio Grande River

downstream into the El Paso area, the

third time this month. Before August

1st, the previous time was August 1999.

On the north side of the Sierra De La

Uvas Mountains, a huge amount of runoff

flooded the desert and led to the

Interstate 10 between Deming and Las

Cruces for several hours. Closing the

interstate along this stretch is not

uncommon during dust storms, but

extremely rare for flooding. The

flooding also did damage to structures

in this sparsely populated area.

Luna County

2 W Columbus 0 0

Highway 9 was flooded west of Columbus.

NEW MEXICO, Southeast

Eddy County

9 S Artesia 0 0 0 0

A NWS trained spotter reported that

penny size hail fell on U.S. Highway

285 south of Artesia.

Eddy County

1 W Lakewood 0 0 0 0

North Seven Rivers Draw flooded Eddy

County Road 31 with 14 to 16 inches of

water. The property of a NWS trained

spotter was flooded with up to two feet

of water.

Eddy County

Lakewood 0 0 1K 0

A NWS trained spotter reported that the

roof on an outbuilding/storage shed was

destroyed and some garden plants were

uprooted by thunderstorm winds.

Eddy County

2 S Hope 0 0 0 0

The Eddy County Sheriffs Office

reported that Armstrong Road south of

Hope was barricaded and traffic was

being detoured to another route. U.S.

Highway 82 also had one foot of water

running over it and was in the process

of being barricaded. Several drilling

rigs in this area were evacuated

because of concern their exit routes

would be blocked by water. By 1:15pm

MDT, Armstrong Road had been reopened.

Eddy County

Carlsbad 0 0 0 0

Six inches of water was flowing over

streets on the south side of Carlsbad.

Eddy County

7 N Artesia 0 0 0 0

Motorists reported that Cottonwood

Creek was flowing over S James Funk

Road north of Artesia.

Eddy County

1 W Lakewood to 0 0 0 0

Carlsbad

Heavy rainfall from thunderstorms

moving through Eddy County resulted in

many roads being inundated by water

including Eddy County Road 21 west of

Lakewood and Eddy County Road 401 three

miles north of its intersection with

New Mexico Highway 137. In addition,

the bypass road between U.S. Highway

285 and Lee Street in Carlsbad had a

foot of water flowing over it.

Eddy County

5 SE Artesia to 0 0 0 0

14 SE Artesia

Flash flooding occurred on many roads

throughout Eddy County, including

County Road 206 which had one foot of

water running across it and County Road

39 which had three feet of water

running over it, near its crossing with

the Rio Penasco.

Eddy County

Hope 0 0 0 0

A NWS trained spotter reported that

five feet of water was flowing across

some of the low water crossings in and

around Hope. Also, minor street

flooding occurred in Carlsbad.

Lea County

Lovington 0 0 0 0

The Lea County Sheriffs Office reported

six to eight inches of water running

over roads in Lovington.

NEW YORK, Central

Onondaga County

Cicero Center 0 0 2K 0

Numerous trees were knocked down.

Oneida County

Whitesboro 0 0 0 0

Oneida County

Whitesboro 0 0 0 0

Oneida County

New York Mills 0 0 0 0

Oneida County

Verona Beach 0 0 0 0

Oneida County

Yorkville 0 0 3K 0

Numerous trees and power lines down

Oneida County

Utica 0 0 0 0

Onondaga County

Syracuse 0 0 2K 0

Numerous trees were knocked down on the

Syracuse University campus.

Onondaga County

Syracuse 0 0 2K 0

A dozen trees were blown down near

Crawford Avenue.

Chemung County

Elmira 0 0 1K 0

Trees down on Center Street

Tioga County

Barton 0 0 2K 0

Trees down in Barton and Owego

Broome County

Vestal 0 0 0 0

Broome County

Vestal 0 0 3K 0

Broome County

Binghamton 0 0 0 0

Broome County

Endicott 0 0 2K 0

Numerous trees down on the west side of

Endicott

Broome County

Conklin 0 0 0 0

Broome County

Vestal 0 0 0 0

Broome County

Endicott 0 0 5K 0

Partial roof damage to Our Lady of Good

Counsel Church

Broome County

Binghamton 0 0 0 0

Broome County

Endicott 0 0 1K 0

Trees down

Sullivan County

Fallsburgh 0 0 5K 0

Numerous trees and wires down across

the county

Steuben County

Troupsburg 0 0 0 0

NEW YORK, Coastal

NYZ067>081

42 0

An oppressive air mass moved slowly

east across the region from August 1 to

August 3. This was preceded by a hot

dry air mass, when temperatures reached

at least 90 degrees for 5 consecutive

days at LaGuardia Airport, from July 27

to July 31.

Excessive heat occurred mainly from

noon to midnight each day for 3

consecutive days. High temperatures

ranged mainly from the upper 90s to

around 100 degrees. With surface dew

point temperatures in the mid 70s, heat

indices ranged from 105 to 115 degrees.

Excessive heat resulted in 42 deaths

and scattered power outages that lead

to business losses.

In Southeast NY, excessive heat was

responsible for 42 deaths; 40 in New

York City; as follows: 14 in Queens, 14

in Brooklyn, 9 in Manhattan, and 3 in

the Bronx. This information was

provided by the NYC Office of Chief

Medical Examiner. The NYC Office of

Emergency Management opened 383 cooling

centers that served 25,000 people per

day. They also opened 6000 pools and

extended their routine hours of

operation.

Here are selected max temperatures, in

degrees Fahrenheit:

August 1:

LaGuardia Airport: 100 (new record)

John F. Kennedy Airport: 97 (record

tied)

Central Park: 95

Islip McArthur Airport: 95 (record

tied)

August 2:

LaGuardia Airport: 102 (new record)

John F. Kennedy Airport: 97 (new

record)

Central Park: 97

Islip McArthur Airport: 98 (new record)

August 3:

LaGuardia Airport: 100 (new record)

John F. Kennedy Airport: 99 (new

record)

Central Park: 96

Islip McArthur Airport: 98 (new record)

M60OT, M40OT, M46OT, M83OT, F65OT,

M59OT, M65OT, F74OT, M46OT, M52OT,

M65OT, M52OT, F71OT, F86OT, M60OT,

M42OT, M74OT, F60OT, F62OT, F90OT,

M33OT, F82OT, M47OT, F93OT, F47OT,

M63OT, M54OT, M67OT, M82OT, M52OT,

F84OT, F91OT, F99OT, F89OT, M56OT,

M45OT, M72OT, F93OT, F89OT, M67OT,

F83PH, M64PH

Rockland County

New City 0 0

Orange County

New Windsor to 0 0

Newburgh

Putnam County

Mahopac 0 0

Westchester County

3 NNW Goldens Bridg 0 0

Putnam County

Carmel 0 0

A cluster of severe thunderstorms moved

east across the Lower Hudson Valley.

High winds downed trees and power

lines.

Richmond County

2 NE Richmond 0 0

New York County

Central Portion 0 0

Queens County

Broad Channel 0 0

An area of heavy showers and

thunderstorms produced flash flooding

across portions of New York City. Flash

flooding forced closure of subway lines

1, 2, 3, and 6.

Westchester County

New Rochelle 0 0

A severe thunderstorm produced a peak

wind gust of 62 mph, which downed trees

in New Rochelle. This gust was measured

by a Davis Instrument. Heavy rain also

caused urban flooding.

Bronx County

Central Portion 0 0

Queens County

2 NE Woodside 0 0

Nassau County

Wantagh 0 0

Nassau County

Wantagh to 0 0

North Massapequa

Nassau County

.5 E Massapequa Park 0 0

.7 E Massapequa Park

Suffolk County

Amityville 0 0

Suffolk County

Yaphank 0 0

Heavy showers and thunderstorms

produced flash flooding along many

major roads, which resulted in road

closures. The most significant flooding

occurred along the Deegan and Cross

Bronx Expressways, about 2 miles west

of East Tremont in the Bronx; along

Northern Blvd. of Jackson Heights in

Queens; and along the railroad train

tracks, Wantagh Ave. and North

Jerusalem Road in Wantagh, where up to

3 feet of water submerged cars.

Significant flooding, which resulted in

road closures, also occurred in

Yaphank. Up to 2.20 inches of rain was

measured in Lake Grove.

A severe thunderstorm produced a weak

F0 tornado as it moved across extreme

southeast Nassau County and extreme

southwest Suffolk County between 12

Noon and 12:15 pm EDT. This was

confirmed by a NWS Storm Survey team.

The tornado’s path length was only

about one quarter mile long and its’

maximum path width was around 150

yards. There was significant tree

damage along its’ path. Rotation was

evident in the tops of many trees. The

most damage occurred in East Massapequa

between Merrick Road and Route 27A, Old

Sunrise Highway. It was concentrated

around Clocks Blvd. southeast across

Melrose Ave. and County Line Road, then

across Amityville’s Old Fields and

Homestead Avenues. The tornado lifted

into the parent cloud before reaching

South Ketcham Avenue.

This severe thunderstorm produced

damaging winds, large hail, and

torrential rain along its’ path. Large

tree branches were downed in Wantagh.

Quarter size hail was reported in

Farmingdale. Flash flooding also

occurred along its’ path.

NEW YORK, East

Greene County

2 NW Coxsackie 0 0

A National Weather Service employee

reported that a few tree tops were

sheared off and tents were blown down

at a Farmer’s Market at the New

Baltimore rest area on I-87.

Columbia County

Ghent 0 0

An Emergency Manager reported that a

tree was blown down and was blocking

one lane of Route 66 in Ghent.

Columbia County

Ghent 0 0

Department of Highway personnel

reported that 2 elm and 1 walnut tree

were blown down in Ghent.

Columbia County

Copake 0 0

Fire and Rescue personnel reported that

trees and wires were blown down at 4

Corners Road and Pennsylvania Avenue in

Copake.

Dutchess County

Amenia 0 0

Fire and Rescue personnel reported

trees and wires were blown down onto

Depot Road in Amenia.

Greene County

3 NW Greenville Cente 0 0

An Emergency Manager reported that

trees and wires were blown down 3 miles

northwest of Greenville Center.

Greene County

Earlton 0 0

Fire and Rescue personnel reported that

a tree was blown down onto County Route

45 in Earlton.

Columbia County

Ghent 0 0

Fire and Rescue personnel reported that

wires were blown down on Water Street

in Ghent.

On August 1, a warm front moved across

New England. A cool front was over the

western Great Lakes. Eastern New York

was covered by very warm and humid air.

Scattered severe thunderstorms occurred

during the afternoon from the Catskills

to the southern Taconics.

Herkimer County

Dolgeville 0 0

A trained spotter reported that trees

were blown down in Dolgeville.

Herkimer County

Old Forge 0 0

An Emergency Manager reported that

trees were blown down in Old Forge.

On August 2, a nearly stationary front

was in the St Lawrence Valley of New

York. All of eastern New York was

covered by a very warm and humid air

mass. A few severe thunderstorms formed

during the afternoon and evening in the

Mohawk Valley and the southwestern

Adirondacks.

Ulster County

Ellenville 0 0

Law enforcement personnel reported that

trees and wires were blown down in

Ellenville.

Dutchess County

Beacon 0 0

Law enforcement personnel reported that

trees were down throughout Beacon.

A cool front drifted slowly southward

from the southern Adirondacks early in

the day. The front focused

thunderstorms as it moved through a

warm humid and unstable air mass. A few

became severe, containing damaging wind

gusts.

Schenectady County

Schenectady 0 0

Law enforcement personnel reported that

a water rescue was required at the

corner of Foster and Lang Streets.

On August 20, low pressure traveled

across eastern New York prior to

daybreak. A line of thunderstorms

formed in association with a cool front

tied to this low. Training

thunderstorms brought heavy rainfall to

the northern Catskills and eastern

Mohawk Valley. Two to 3 inches of

rainfall fell in a couple of hours in a

narrow band across Schenectady. Pools

of water formed in some poorly drained

locations, and one incident of a water

rescue within the city was reported by

law enforcement personnel.

NEW YORK, North

Franklin County

Gabriels 0 0 5K

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of strong to locally

severe thunderstorms across northern

New York, including a severe

thunderstorm that knocked down trees in

Gabriels (Franklin county).

Franklin County

Saranac Lake 0 0 5K

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of strong to locally

severe thunderstorms across northern

New York, including a severe

thunderstorm that knocked down trees

and tree branches in Saranac Lake

(Franklin county).

Essex County

Bloomingdale 0 0 5K

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of strong to locally

severe thunderstorms across northern

New York, including a severe

thunderstorm that knocked down trees

and tree branches in Bloomingdale

(Essex county).

Franklin County

Lake Clear 0 0 10K

Franklin County

Paul Smiths 0 0 5K

Franklin County

Rainbow Lake 0 0 10K

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

warm front lifted northeast across the

area, which brought an increasingly

humid and unstable airmass. This

combination accounted for the

development of several rounds of strong

to locally severe thunderstorms across

northern New York. There were several

reports of trees down in Franklin

county with this particular round of

thunderstorms, including Rainbow Lake,

Lake Clear and Pauls Smith.

Franklin County

Tupper Lake 0 0 5K

Franklin County

Vermontville 0 0 10K

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of strong to locally

severe thunderstorms across northern

New York, including trees down in

Tupper Lake as well as numerous trees

and tree limbs down in Vermontville

(Franklin county).

Franklin County

Vermontville 0 0 25K

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of thunderstorms that

traveled over the same areas and

produced very heavy rainfall of 3 to 4

inches with localized higher amounts.

Some observed rainfall totals included

Paul Smiths (Franklin county) with 3.34

inches, Bloomingdale (Essex county)

with 3.25 inches, Saranac Lake

(Franklin county) with 3.04 inches and

Lake Placid (Essex county) with 2.24

inches.

Several roads were flooded with partial

washouts in Franklin and Vermontville

(Franklin county), including along

Route 3 toward St. Armand and

Bloomingdale in Essex county.

Essex County

Bloomingdale 0 0 100K

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of thunderstorms that

traveled over the same areas and

produced very heavy rainfall of 3 to 4

inches with localized higher amounts.

Some observed rainfall totals included

Paul Smiths (Franklin county) with 3.34

inches, Bloomingdale (Essex county)

with 3.25 inches, Saranac Lake

(Franklin county) with 3.04 inches and

Lake Placid (Essex county) with 2.24

inches.

In Bloomingdale and St. Armand, several

culverts and partial road washouts were

reported. Several basements were

flooded, including the collapse of a

basement wall. Also, flood waters

entered a 30 ft by 200 ft structure

(antique shop) causing water and debris

damage.

NYZ026>031-

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0 0

A “heat ridge” moved into Northern New

York during the early morning hours of

the 1st. This “heat ridge” was part of

a strong, upper level area of high

pressure that brought record heat to a

large majority of the country since

mid-July.

In Northern New York on the 1st,

afternoon temperatures soared into the

90s, but significantly more important

were dewpoints that reached the middle

to upper 70s to produce excessive heat

index values of 100 to 110 degrees,

some of the highest values in nearly a

decade. Actual maximum temperatures

recorded for the 1 st included;

Plattsburgh and Ellenburg Depot at 97

degrees, Massena at 93 degrees, Tupper

Lake and Canton at 92 degrees, Saranac

Lake, Malone and Ogdensburg at 91

degrees.

Clinton County

1 SE Chazy 0 0 400K

Clinton County

2 W Chazy 0 0 25K

Clinton County

1 SE Chazy 0 0 100K

A relatively strong westerly low-level

flow interacted with a moderately

unstable airmass across northern New

York on the afternoon of the 7th. The

end result was scattered thunderstorms

across the region, including a

supercell structure that developed over

Clinton county. Numerous trees and

powerlines were downed by damaging

winds across Chazy, including Miner

Farm Road, Fiske Road, North Farm Road

and Route 9. There was some property

damage due to trees falling on

structures and vehicles as well as

nickel size hail. The most significant

damage occurred at the 700 acre Chazy

Orchards, where damaging winds knocked

down trees, branches and apples along

with large hail (shy of golfball size)

that destroyed the upcoming apple crop.

NEW YORK, West

Monroe County

Hilton 0 0 5K

Cayuga County

Cato 0 0 5K

Oswego County

Cleveland 0 0 5K

Thunderstorms developed along a lake

breeze during the afternoon hours. The

thunderstorm winds downed trees in

Hilton and Cato. Trees and power lines

were downed in Cleveland.

Lewis County

Constableville 0 0 5K

Erie County

Tonawanda 0 0 8K

Thunderstorms accompanied the passage

of a cold front during the early

overnight hours. Trees and limbs were

downed in Constableville and Tonawanda.

Erie County

Holland 0 0 4K

Chautauqua County

Busti 0 0 8K

A warm front draped across the western

part of the state and an upper air

disturbance were the focus of

thunderstorms that developed during the

evening hours. The thunderstorms winds

downed trees in Busti and Celeron. Pea

to penny sized hail fell for five

minutes in Holland.

NORTH CAROLINA, Central

Chatham County

2 SSW Siler City 0 0

Trees down on Wade Paschal Road. Also

numerous power outages reported in

Siler City.

Guilford County

6 SE Greensboro 0 0

Trees down blocking Mill Point Road.

Stanly County

2 NNW Albemarle 0 0

Reported on US HWY 52.

Stanly County

10 SW Albemarle 0 0

Several reports of trees and power

lines down on SR-27.

Anson County

2 N Ansonville 0 0

Trees down on route 52 near the

Anson/Stanly county line.

Moore County

3 W Robbins 0 0

Trees down … blocking Spies Road.

Durham County

Durham 0 0

Reported near Deerborn Drive and Club

Road.

Nash County

4 NW Nashville 0 0

Trees down in Corinth along HWY 58.

Guilford County

4 ENE Pleasant Garde 0 0

Guilford County

4 ENE Pleasant Garde 0 0

8 ESE Pleasant

Trees reported down along Alamance

Church Road.

Alamance County

Swepsonville 0 0

Halifax County

Tillery 0 0

Trees down on SR 1311 … HWY 561 …

and Shield Road.

Vance County

2 S Henderson 0 0

Reported along US 1 Bus.

Moore County

Southern Pines 1 0

Lightning struck 17 year old as he was

removing clothes from a clothesline

outside his home. He died several days

later at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

M17OU

Chatham County

4 SW Siler City 0 0

Airport Road impassable.

Cumberland County

Fayetteville 0 0

Intersection of Cliffdale and Riley

Roads in west Fayettevile under water.

Water up to entrances of some homes but

no structures flooded.

Harnett County

7 W Lillington 0 0

Tree fell on car on Cameron Hill Road

west of Lillington.

Moore County

Southern Pines 0 0

Moore County

Southern Pines 0 0

Several trees down on 515 Jonston St.

on school grounds.

Guilford County

High Pt 0 0

Reported on Prospect Street near I-85.

Guilford County

Greensboro 0 0

Reported on Wendover Ave. at 911

center.

Guilford County

High Pt 0 0

Guilford County

Greensboro 0 0

One tree reported down on an apartment

complex in the city.

Wayne County

Goldsboro 0 0

Shingles blown off roofs of several

homes in Goldsboro. A warehouse lost a

portion of its roof blocking railroad

tracks in Goldsboro.

Alamance County

4 NE Swepsonville 0 0

Trees down and roof torn off a mobile

home near HWY 119 and Jim Minor Road.

Shed also blown over.

Guilford County

Summerfield 0 0

Several trees down with some trees down

on power lines.

Durham County

Bahama 0 0

A few trees reported down in northern

Durham County.

Person County

Moriah 0 0

Roof blown off a tractor barn off

Moriah Road.

Randolph County

10 W Asheboro 0 0

Trees down on HWY 64 near Tabernacle.

Guilford County

Greensboro 0 0

Water over road at Wendover Avenue and

Tri City Blvd. A couple cars stalled in

flood waters.

Granville County

Central Portion 0 0

A few trees down on HWY 56 and 158.

Forsyth County

Winston Salem 0 0

Reported near Silas Creek Parkway and

Interstate 40.

Stanly County

New London 0 0

Trees reported down.

Stanly County

Richfield 0 0

Numerous roads closed in northern

Stanly County from Albemarle north to

Richfield.

Stanly County

Richfield 0 0

3 to 4 feet of water has been reported

on several roads over northern portions

of the county including Airport Road

near the prison. One water rescue

occurred on Airport Road. Flooding also

reported on HWY 740 between Badin and

Albemarle.

Guilford County

High Pt 0 0

Numerous roads flooding in High Point

with 3 feet of water on several

roadways. Flooded roads include

Fairfield and Surret … Grimes and

Taylor. Two vans of elderly people

rescued from flood waters on Grimes

Road.

Montgomery County

8 WSW Troy 0 0

Tree reported down near Woodrun at

Cresswell Drive.

Randolph County

Archdale 0 0

A few roads closed in Archdale.

Montgomery County

6 N Troy 0 0

Trre reported down near Ant Queen Road

in northern portion of county.

Moore County

Carthage 0 0

Numerous reports of trees and power

lines down.

Montgomery County

2 E Troy 0 0

Water reported over the road near the

intersection of Lovejoy Road and Harley

Farm Road.

Wake County

Morrisville 0 0

One foot of water reported near

Morrisville Parkway and Crabtree

Crossing.

NORTH CAROLINA, Central Coastal

Craven County

Cherry Pt Mcas 0 0

Onslow County

Hubert 0 0

Carteret County

Stella 0 0

Carteret County

Stacy 0 0 5K

Damage to crab shack roof.

NCZ029-044>047-

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098-103>104

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Carteret County

Morehead City 0 0 10K

Weak tornado damaged roof in downtown

Morehead City.

Carteret County

Stacy 0 0

Large Waterspout moved onshore near

Stacy with no damage reported.

Onslow County

1 NW Sneads Ferry 0 0

Spotter reported tornado.

Tropical Storm Ernesto, with maximum

sustained winds of 70 mph, made

landfall on august 31st during the late

evening hours. The strong tropical

storm moved across the coastal plains

region during the early morning hours

on Friday September 1st. In general,

wind gusts ranged from 40 to 60 mph

with the highest gusts near 70 mph

along the coastal sections of Onslow

County. Minor storm surge flooding and

beach erosion occurred along the Onslow

and Carteret County coastline and the

Neuse River. More significant surge

occurred along the Pamlico River in

Beaufort County where evacuations were

ordered. Storm total rainfall ranged

from 4 inches to near 10 inches. This

heavy rainfall resulted in extensive

fresh water flooding and eventual river

flooding across the area with some

primary and many secondary roads

flooded. The northeast Cape Fear River

at chinquapin remained in major flood

from September 2nd through September

7th resulting of flooding of primary

roads and homes forcing the evacuation

of many residents in the chinquapin

area. Heavy rainfall during the evening

of august 31st through the early

morning hours of September 1st resulted

in extensive flooding of low lying

areas, roads, and streams across

eastern North Carolina, mainly west of

the highway 17 corridor. Flood warnings

were issued for most of the county

warning area as Emesto moved across the

coastal plains counties of eastern

North Carolina. Duplin County was

hardest hit with primary roads flooded

including a 12-mile stretch of

interstate 40. Many streams and roads

across the coastal plains counties

remained flooded for several days.

Freshwater flooding and river flooding

from Ernesto caused most of the damages

across eastern North Carolina. The most

significant storm surge effects

occurred along the Pamlico and Pungo

Rivers in Beaufort County where

estimated water level rises of 4 to 6

feet resulted in flooding of many

roads, low lying areas, homes, and

businesses in Washington, Whichards

Beach, and Belhaven. Highest wind gusts

occurred in the coastal plains counties

with gusts near 70 mph along coastal

Onslow County with wind damage

reported. Thirty homes and businesses

were damaged, mainly from freshwater

flooding, in Onslow County with damages

estimated near 1/2 million dollars.

Thirty homes were flooded or reported

wind damage in Jones County with damage

estimates over one hundred thousand

dollars. Crop damage in Jones County

was estimated up to 5 million dollars.

Freshwater flooding was extensive in

Duplin County, and major river flooding

occurred along the northeast Cape Fear

River near Chinquapin where several

primary and many secondary roads were

flooded for nearly one week.

Evacuations of many homes, and rescues

due to high water were required across

several locations across the county,

especially near chinquapin. An

estimated sound-side flooding of 3 feet

occurred at Collington Harbor in Dare

County where several homes and

businesses were flooded with an

estimated fifty thousand dollars in

damages occurred. Minor wind or

flooding damages were reported in many

other counties in eastern North

Carolina. Three weak tornadoes reported

across Carteret and Onslow counties

resulted in minor damage.

NORTH CAROLINA, Extreme Southwest

Cherokee County

Murphy 0 0 3K

Two trees down near Murphy.

NORTH CAROLINA, North Coastal

Currituck County

Moyock 0 0 2K

Trees blown down.

Camden County

2 NE Belcross 0 0 2K

Trees blown down.

Chowan County

2 N Rockyhock 0 0

Nickel size hail fell. Winds estimated

at 60 to 70 mph.

Northampton County

3 S.Jackson 0 0 2K

Trees blown down along Bryantown Road

near Booties Crossroads.

Chowan County

3 SE Edenton 0 0 3K

Large pine tree and power poles blown

down on Route 32.

Currituck County

Aydlett 0 0 2K

Large branches and power lines blown

down at Aydlett Road.

Perquimans County

Hertford 0 0

New Hope Road and Harvey Point Road

closed due to high water.

Pasquotank County

Elizabeth City 0 0

Numerous roads closed due to high

water.

NORTH CAROLINA, Northwest and North Central

Surry County

Mt Airy 0 0 5K

A severe thunderstorm snapped a power

pole in Mount Airy. A walnut tree was

also downed.

Surry County

2 S Dobson 0 0 2K

Two trees down.

Surry County

3 NE Pilot Mtn 0 0 1K

One tree down.

Alleghany County

Ennice 0 0 1K

Large tree blown down on the west side

of town.

Wilkes County

Hays 0 0 1K

Tree down on Airport Road.

Wilkes County

Purlear 0 0 2K

A severe thunderstorm blew a tree down

across a power line in the Purlear

community.

Ashe County

West Jefferson 0 0

Thunderstorms produced torrential rains

across Ashe County during the afternoon

on the 30th. Three inches of rain in

less than two hours caused Little

Buffalo Creek to flood Doggett Road in

the town of West Jefferson.

Wilkes County

Traphill 0 0 2K

Trees down.

Surry County

1 N Elkin 0 0 2K

Trees down.

Rockingham County

Midway 0 0 1K

Tree down.

Yadkin County

Enon 0 0 2K

Trees down.

A frontal boundary draped across the

area combined with abundant tropical

moisture set the stage for

thunderstorms to erupt across the

northwest piedmont and foothills of

North Carolina, the afternoon of August

30th. Some of the storms reached severe

levels downing trees in several

counties.

Rockingham County

4 E Eden 0 0

Thunderstorms with heavy rain caused

flash flooding during the evening of

the 30th, four miles east of Eden.

out of its banks over Highway 770 for

20 minutes.

NORTH CAROLINA, South Coastal

New Hanover County

Wilmington 0 0

Penny size hail was reported.

New Hanover County

Wilmington 0 0

The event began with penny size hail

reported at the intersection of Market

St. and 27th St. A large tree fell at

the corner of Greenville Loop Rd. and

Wrightsville Ave. Power lines were down

at Carolina Beach Rd. and Shipyard

Boulevard.

Brunswick County

3 SE Leland 0 0

Penny size hail was reported.

NCZ097-099>101

0 0 3.8M 4.5M

Ernesto moved off the Florida coast at

Cape Canaveral on the morning of August

31st, and reached tropical storm

strength by late morning while off the

Georgia coast. Tropical storm Emesto

made landfall on the eastern coast of

Brunswick county near 10:30 pm EST. The

maximum wind speed was recorded at

Wrightsville Beach at 74 mph. A 66 mph

wind gusts was recorded at Kure Beach

and at Bald Head Island the peak wind

was 65 mph. Anemometers across the of

southeast North Carolina recorded

lesser wind speeds, with wind gusts

averaging between 35-50 mph. Thousands

of residents lost power at the height

of the storm. During the early morning

hours Emesto moved north, and Tropical

Storm warnings were lowered for

southeast North Carolina at 7:00 am

EST, September 1st.

Most of the property damage was due to

rainfall and fresh water flooding, with

little structural damage from wind.

Rainfall storm totals ranged from 4.5

inches in Columbus county to nearly 12

inches along the coast of Pender

county. In Pender county, the Northeast

Cape Fear river crested at 16.7 feet,

almost 7 feet above the flood stage of

10 feet. This was the second highest

crest on record, exceeded only by

Hurricane Floyd at 22.5 feet. Flooding

on the Northeast Cape Fear river caused

1600 people to evacuate near the town

of Burgaw, including the Birch Creek

and River Bend communities. The heavy

rains contributed to multiple sewer

spills, most notable in New Hanover

county. Crop damage was extensive,

particularly in Columbus and Pender

counties. In Pender county, over 12000

acres of corn were destroyed, 13000

acres of soybeans, 7000 acres of

cotton, and 760 acres of tobacco were

also damaged. Thousands of turkeys and

chickens were also lost due to the

tropical storm. Along the coast, storm

surge was less than 3 ft. Beach erosion

was minor to moderate, with some dune

loss mainly at Topsail Island.

NORTH CAROLINA, Southwest

Rutherford County

3 SW Rutherfordton 0 0

Top of a tree blown out on Union Rd and

another tree down on Pleasant Hill Rd.

Gaston County

5.5 NNE Bessemer City 0 0

Several trees blown down along Long

Shoals Rd.

Gaston County

1 SW High Shoals 0 0

The tin roof was ripped off a building

and some shingles stripped from a few

homes. Several trees were also blown

down in this area.

Union County

8.5 N Marshville 0 0

A dust devil tore the roof off a

chicken coop on highway 218.

Haywood County

2 NE Cruso 0 0

Transylvania County

Balsam Grove 0 0

A few trees blown down.

Burke County

1.5 SE Icard 0 0

Several trees down along Johnson Bridge

Rd.

Rowan County

5 W Landis 0 0

Power lines down on Wright Rd and a

tree down on Karriker Rd.

Union County

10.5 NE Monroe 0 0

Trees down on highway 205 near Olive

Branch Rd.

Union County

Waxhaw to 0 0

1 S Waxhaw

Trees blown down just south of Waxhaw

near highway 75 and power lines blown

down in Waxhaw.

Mecklenburg County

Charlotte 0 0

Urban flooding developed in several

locations across the city, including at

the intersection of North Tryon St and

I-485, where 3 feet of standing water

collected. There was also flooding on

Arbor Way due to poor drainage and

Steele Creek Rd was flooded at

Westinghouse Rd and at Sam Neely Rd.

Cabarrus County

Harrisburg 0 0

Heavy rain from thunderstorms caused

flooding due to poor drainage at the

intersection of Hudspeth and Morehead

Roads, prompting brief closure of the

intersection. Also, the Rocky River

briefly flooded a low spot on Pharr

Mill Rd. Standing water was reported on

numerous roads in the city.

Haywood County

6.5 NNE Waynesville 0 0

Nickel size hail on Tree Line Trail.

Rowan County

Spencer 0 0

Two trees down on 3rd St.

Rowan County

1.5 SE Rockwell 0 0

Cabarrus County

1 N Mt Pleasant 0 0

Reported at the intersection of Mount

Pleasant Rd and highway 49.

Iredell County

Union Grove 0 0

Catawba County

Conover 0 0

Trees blown down.

Caldwell County

13 NE Lenoir 0 0

Large limbs blown down.

Lincoln County

Crouse 0 0

Quite a few trees and power lines down

in and around Crouse.

Mcdowell County

2 SE Sugar Hill 0 0

Union County

3 NE Monroe to 0 0

8 NE Monroe

Several trees down between highway 601

and Morgan Mill Rd and another tree

down along Lawyers Rd.

Transylvania County

1 S Rosman 0 0

Buncombe County

Candler 0 0

Madison County

Marshall 0 0

Two trees blown down.

Buncombe County

12 NW Asheville to 0 0

Weaverville

Buncombe County

Weaverville 0 0

Numerous trees blown down near the

Madison County line. Also, penny size

hail in Weaverville around this time.

Cabarrus County

6 SW Cabarrus 0 0 5K

A campground flooded near Lowes Motor

Speedway, apparently due to a

combination of poor drainage and

flooding along a small tributary of

Irish Buffalo Creek. Several roads were

flooded, including Concord Parkway near

Speedway Bvd and Concord Parkway at

Goodman Circle. Several campers were

evacuated from the campground and at

least 1 vehicle was flooded.

Mecklenburg County

Charlotte 0 0 100K

Severe urban flooding developed in the

Charlotte metro area, when as much as

7.5 inches of rain fell in just a few

hours. High water first developed at

flood prone intersections, such as John

Belk Freeway and Independence Bvd and

I-85 and Billy Graham Parkway. Cars

stalled out in deep water on E 9th St

and N Caldwell Ave. In all, 12

motorists were rescued from high water

across the city. Numerous other roads

and highways were flooded with 2-4 feet

of water, including portions of I-85.

Although most of the flooding was due

to drainage problems, Briar Creek and

Little Sugar Creek both exceeded

established flood stages and likely

contributed to the problems. An

apartment building on Dolphin Lane was

evacuated when water entered one of the

units. Another apartment building was

evacuated on Monroe Rd when a creek

flooded the parking lot.

Henderson County

2 ESE Etowah 0 0

Henderson County

2 ESE Etowah 0 0

Numerous trees blown down, including

some 70 foot pine trees, centered

around the area near the intersection

of Cummings Cove Rd and Big Willow Rd.

Nickel to quarter size hail was also

reported.

Henderson County

Hendersonville 0 0

Mecklenburg County

Charlotte 0 0

Quite a bit of street flooding, mainly

on the east side of the city, including

on Albemarle Rd, Harrisburg Rd,

Trotters Ridge Rd, and South Tryon St

at Choate Cir.

Cabarrus County

Concord 0 0

Flooding of quite a few streets and

highways developed in the Concord area,

with several roads closed. Although

most of the flooding was due to poor

drainage, Coddle Creek did overflow its

banks and flood highway 49, causing a

section of the road to be closed.

Mecklenburg County

9 SW Charlotte to 0 0

10.5 SW Charlotte

Water from Steele Creek flooded a

trailer park on John Price Rd, forcing

the evacuation of about 100 people.

Steele Creek also flooded Choate Cir

near the South Carolina border.

Union County

Northwest Portion 0 0

Water from Twelve Mile Creek flooded

several roads, including Newton Rd and

Beulah Church Rd. Also, Marvin Rd was

closed near the Mecklenburg County line

for a while and Marvin Creek flooded

the bridge on Joe Kerr Rd.

Location Character of Storm

MONTANA, Central

Hill County

1 W Inverness Thunderstorm Wind (G51)

A severe thunderstorm produced a wind

gust to 59 mph at Inverness 1W (DOT

site). Thunderstorms also developed

over Lewis and Clark county during the

late afternoon. Some of these storms

produced numerous lightning strikes

that started several forest fires.

The storms also downed power lines in

East Helena causing scattered power

outages.

Gallatin County

3 S Bozeman Hail (1.00)

Meagher County

15 W Martinsdale Hail (0.75)

Fergus County

17 SE Lewistown Hail (0.75)

Broadwater County

2 W Winston Hail (0.75)

Severe thunderstorms that developed

during the late afternoon hours of the

16th and continued into the early

hours of the 17th produced 1 inch

diameter hail at Bozeman 3S and .75

inch diameter hail at Martinsdale 15W,

Lewistown 17SE and Winston 2W.

Cascade County

Great Falls Lightning

Thunderstorms that moved across

Cascade county during the evening

hours of the 29th produced numerous

lightning strikes. Lightning strikes

ignited five fires across the county.

The fires occurred generally in grass

and stubble and caused no significant

damage to property. The two largest

fires included a 50 acre blaze near

Ulm and a 50+ acre fire near Morony

Dam.

MONTANA, East

MTZ016>027-

059>062

Drought

Severe drought conditions developed

(D2 classification on the National

Drought Monitor) across all of

northeast Montana in early August. The

period from June through August was the

10th driest on record across Montana,

and many areas in northeast Montana

received less than 50 percent of normal

rainfall. Glasgow had the driest summer

on record with only 1.73 inches of

rainfall, which broke the previous

record of 1.93 inches set during the

summer of 1930. June was generally

warmer and drier than normal, although

there were a few spots that had above

normal precipitation. July was much

hotter and drier than normal, which

quickly brought drought conditions by

early August. Most locations received

less than an inch of rainfall in July,

and a few spots only observed a trace

to a tenth of an inch of rain all

month. August was also hotter and drier

than normal. Rainfall was quite spotty

during the month, with some spots

receiving less than two tenths of an

inch of rainfall all month. Due to the

drought conditions, natural disaster

declarations were issued by Garfield,

Sheridan, Daniels, Dawson, Valley,

Richland, Prairie, Roosevelt, Phillips,

and McCone Counties.

Prairie County

8 S Terry Hail (1.00)

Roosevelt County

3 NNW Poplar Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Dawson County

9 S Richey Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Dawson County

4 S Richey Hail (0.75)

Valley County

33 SW Glasgow Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

King Coulee Raws.

Valley County

Glasgow Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

A 7 inch diameter tree limb was blown

down by the strong wind.

Valley County

33 SW Glasgow Thunderstorm Wind (G54)

King Coulee Raws.

Garfield County

31 NE Jordan Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Phillips County

1 SSW Malta Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Garfield County

15 NW Brusett Thunderstorm Wind (G57)

South Sawmill Raws.

Mccone County

4 WNW Watkins Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Mccone County

Brockway Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Mccone County

1 N Circle Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Dawson County

5 NW Glendive Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Glendive Airport AWOS.

Wibaux County

1 NW Wibaux Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Wibaux County

2 NW Wibaux Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

An auger was blown over and damaged.

Richland County

15 NW Sidney Hail (1.25)

Sheridan County

8 WSW Dagmar Hail (0.88)

Petroleum County

4 ENE Flatwillow Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Dawson County

Richey Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Accompanied by pea sized hail.

Richland County

(Sdy)Sidney-Richland Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

Richland County

1 N Savage Hail (1.00)

Sheridan County

Outlook Hail (1.00)

Several windows were broken along

with a skylight.

MTZ017-025>026

High Wind (G60)

King Coulee Raws.

MONTANA, South

Carter County

17 SW Ekalaka Hail (1.00)

Powder River County

7 NE Broadus Hail (1.00)

Yellowstone County

15 N Pompeys Pillar Hail (0.88)

Powder River County

3 N Olive Hail (1.00)

Carter County

9 NNE Alzada Hail (0.75)

Park County

1 S Livingston Hail (1.00)

Park County

Livingston Hail (0.75)

Park County

Wilsall Hail (0.88)

Hail covered the ground with 40 mph

wind gusts.

Park County

10 NE Livingston Hail (0.88)

Wheatland County

16 SE Judith Gap Hail (0.88)

Golden Valley County

27 N Ryegate Hail (1.00)

Musselshell County

20 N Roundup Hail (2.75)

Grain bin destroyed.

Park County

15 S Livingston Hail (0.88)

Park County

3 S Pine Creek Hail (1.00)

Stillwater County

20 NW Columbus Hail (0.88)

Stillwater County

4 S Rapelje Hail (1.00)

Stillwater County

Reed Pt Hail (0.88)

Stillwater County

4 S Reed Pt Hail (1.00)

Yellowstone County

6 N Shepherd Hail (1.00)

Yellowstone County

5 N Shepherd Hail (1.00)

Yellowstone County

Shepherd Hail (1.00)

Yellowstone County

Shepherd Hail (1.25)

Yellowstone County

Ballantine Hail (1.75)

Big Horn County

20 N Hardin Hail (1.00)

Yellowstone County

1 S Laurel Hail (1.00)

Yellowstone County

10 SW Billings Hail (0.75)

Treasure County

18 S Hysham Hail (1.00)

Fallon County

Baker Hail (0.88)

Fallon County

14 N Baker Hail (0.75)

Yellowstone County

Acton Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Yellowstone County

3 W Worden Thunderstorm Wind (G80)

Yellowstone County

Worden Thunderstorm Wind (G80)

Yellowstone County

Worden Thunderstorm Wind (G80)

8 foot tall and 3 inch diameter

aluminum boom snapped in half.

Carter County

6 NE Albion Hail (0.88)

MTZ031>032-063-065

High Wind (G60)

The following are wind speeds

associated with a cold frontal passage:

40 mph sustained wind in Livingston

44 mph sustained wind 3ENE Livingston

43 mph sustained wind 4S Garneill

60 mph gust in Miles City

47 mph sustained wind in Miles City

50 mph sustained wind 2NW Rock Springs

58 mph gust 2NW Rock Springs

MTZ033

High Wind (G43)

43 mph sustained wind in Baker

MONTANA, West

Missoula County

2 W Lolo Thunderstorm Wind (G65)

Missoula County

3 W Missoula Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Missoula County

Bonner Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Lake County

1 W Ronan Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Flathead County

5 N Bigfork Hail (1.00)

Strong thunderstorms brought severe

winds with hail to Western Montana.

Numerous areas saw fallen trees as

large as 20 inches in diameter. There

were also reports of signs and power

lines downed sparking a small wildfire

near Lolo.

Lincoln County

Troy Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

A tree blew over and knocked a man off

a ladder while he was doing

construction on his home. He was taken

to the hospital with minor injuries.

Mineral County

2 W Alberton Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Mineral County

2 W Alberton Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

A tree was reported down over I-90.

Mineral County

1 E Superior Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Two trees blew over onto a house.

Sanders County

Dixon Hail (0.75)

Lake County

1 E Ronan Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Microbursts were common across

Northwest Montana causing strong

winds. Power lines were reported down

in Lake County with many reports of

fallen trees.

Sanders County

3 E Belknap Hail (1.75)

MONTANA, West

Missoula County

5 S Missoula Hail (1.00)

Deer Lodge County

Anaconda Hail (1.00)

Thunderstorms brought hail to portions

Western Montana with hail as large as

golf balls reported.

Flathead County

2 SE Lakeside Hail (0.75)

Flathead County

Bigfork Hail (0.75)

Pea to dime size slushy hail reported

in Big Fork Bay. Penny size slushy hail

and heavy rain reported at Angel Point

on Flathead Lake.

NEBRASKA, Central

Custer County

4 S Sargent Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Thunderstorm wind gusts overturned a

portion of a center pivot irrigation

system.

Rock County

2 SE Bassett Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Chase County

8 S Lamar Hail (1.75)

Hail covered the ground and destroyed

approximately 300 acres of dry beans.

Chase County

7 S Lamar Hail (1.50)

Thomas County

5 S Thedford Hail (0.75)

Thomas County

Thedford Hail (1.00)

Lincoln County

6 NNW Sutherland Tornado (F0)

A small tornadao briefly touched down

over open rangeland.

Thomas County

8 NE Thedford Hail (0.75)

Cherry County

7 SE Brownlee Hail (1.75)

Lincoln County

2 N Hershey Tornado (F0)

A weak tornado touched down briefly in

an open pasture.

Keya Paha County

11 SE Springview Hail (0.75)

Keya Paha County

11 SE Springview Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Cherry County

6 N Valentine Hail (0.75)

Frontier County

7 ESE Stockville Hail (1.00)

Frontier County

8 SW Eustis Hail (0.75)

Wheeler County

8 NE Bartlett Thunderstorm Wind (G70)

A thunderstorm microburst destroyed a

double car garage along with a calving

shed.

Keya Paha County

11 NNE Springview Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Strong thunderstorm outflow winds

broke off numerous 6 to 7 inch

diameter tree limbs.

Brown County

7 N Ainsworth Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Numerous 6 inch diameter tree limbs

were broken and large tress were

uprooted by thunderstorm outflow winds.

Rock County

2 ESE Newport Thunderstorm Wind (G62)

Boyd County

11 SW Naper Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Numerous 8 inch diameter tree limbs

were broken by strong thunderstorm

outflow winds.

Keya Paha County

24 E Springview Hail (1.75)

Holt County

17 N 0 Neill Hail (2.00)

Cherry County

1 NE Kilgore Hail (0.88)

Cherry County

4 S Nenzel Hail (2.00)

Cherry County

4 N Brownlee Hail (1.00)

Cherry County

16 SW Valentine Hail (2.00)

Boyd County

7 E Lynch Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Strong thunderstorm outflow winds

broke off numerous large tree limbs.

Sheridan County

6 N Gordon Hail (0.75)

Thomas County

Thedford Thunderstorm Wind (G51)

NEBRASKA, East

Sarpy County

Bellevue to Thunderstorm Wind (G53)

Offutt Afb

A thunderstorm wind gust was measured

at 53 knots at Offutt AFB. The winds

caused isolated damage to lawn and

playground equipment in the area and

also knocked down several large tree

limbs in Bellevue.

Knox County

9 E Creighton Hail (0.88)

The hail was accompanied by winds

around 40 mph.

Pierce County

8 S Plainview Hail (0.75)

Pierce County

8 S Plainview Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at

60 mph were accompanied by dime size

hail south of Plainview.

Pierce County

4 S Osmond to Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

6 SE Osmond

Thunderstorm winds estimated at around

60 mph flattened some corn and knocked

down some limbs south through

southeast of Osmond.

Cedar County

3 N Coleridge Hail (1.00)

Cedar County

3 N Coleridge Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Thunderstorm winds estimated at 60

mph were accompanied by 1 inch hail.

Butler County

Rising City Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Thunderstorm winds estimated at over

70 mph knocked down 8 inch diameter

trees near Rising City.

Seward County

Milford Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at 60

mph split a large maple tree causing

it to crush an SUV. No one was in the

vehicle at that time.

Knox County

2 SW Verdel Hail (0.75)

Antelope County

1 E Elgin to Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

8 E Elgin

Thunderstorm wind gusts were estimated

by the public at 60 mph in the Elgin

area. The winds split at least one

large tree in the area.

Boone County

11 ENE Petersburg Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Thunderstorm wind gusts were estimated

at 60 mph east of Petersburg.

Jefferson County

2 S Reynolds Hail (0.88)

Gage County

2 N Filley Hail (1.75)

Gage County

Beatrice Hail (1.75)

Johnson County

3 S Sterling Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Thunderstorm winds estimated at 60 mph

caused tree damage south of Sterling.

Gage County

1 W Liberty Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at

60 mph downed tree limbs near Liberty.

Pawnee County

5 WNW Burchard Hail (0.75)

Pawnee County

Table Rock Hail (0.88)

Saline County

5 SW Wilber to Flash Flood

3 SW Wilber

Heavy rains produced flash flooding

and washouts across several county

roads southwest of Wilber.

Lancaster County

Lincoln Lightning

A lightning strike caused a fire and

over $200,000 damage to a laundry

facility near 20th and J Streets in

Lincoln. The lightning struck the roof

next to the east wall and smoldered

for several hours before being

noticed. Most of the damage was

confined to the east side of the roof

of the building.

Boone County

Albion Thunderstorm Wind (G70)

Thunderstorm winds estimated at over

70 mph caused extensive damage around

town. Damage included structual damage

to homes, widespread tree and crop

damage and damage to an ethanol plant.

A semi trailer was also overturned.

Wind equipment on a center pivot

measured winds at 85 mph.

Platte County

3 NW Lindsay Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Thunderstorm winds estimated at 60 mph

caused some tree damage northwest of

Lindsay or just south of Newman Grove.

Madison County

Newman Grove Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Thunderstorm wind gusts were estimated

at 60 mph by law enforcement in Newman

Grove.

Stanton County

10 SW Stanton Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Thunderstorm winds estimated at 60 mph

downed some large tree limbs southwest

of Stanton.

Madison County

Norfolk Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Thunderstorm winds were measured at 60

mph by the Asos at the Norfolk

airport. Wind gusts first reached 58

mph shortly before the hour and gusts

of that magnitude lasted for around 10

minutes. The winds caused scattered

tree damage in town and also tossed

a trampoline 40 yards into a bedroom

window.

Madison County

Madison Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at

60 to 70 mph downed at least 6 large

trees in Madison. The fallen trees

caused damage to fences, lawn

furniture and roofs and also blocked

several streets in town.

Stanton County

7 S Pilger Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at

60 mph downed some large tree limbs

south of Pilger.

Cuming County

Wisner to Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

West Pt

Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at

60 to 70 mph swept through the Wisner,

Beemer and West Point area. The winds

downed a few trees and scattered large

branches which caused some car, fence

and home damage. Crops were also

flattened west of Wisner.

Cass County

Greenwood 500K Thunderstorm Wind (G85)

A microburst from a thunderstorm

caused extensive damage to a small

area from near Greenwood to the

Ashland County Club southwest of

Asland (which is near the border of

Saunders and Cass counties). The winds

were estimated at around 100 mph by a

damage survey compiled by a NWS storm

survey team. The most extensive damage

was at the Nebraska Raceway Park near

Greenwood. Damage there included an

overturned mobile home, camper,

4 empty semi trailers and a 2 ton

storage trailer. Two ticket booths

were destroyed and significant damage

was done to a set of bleachers and a

crash fence. Damage was estimated at

nearly 1/2 million dollars at the

track. The winds also downed numerous

limbs at the Ashland Country Club.

Thurston County

Walthill Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Thunderstorm winds estimated at 60

mph downed at least 1 tree in town.

Thurston County

Pender Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

Thunderstorm winds estimated at over

60 mph downed multiple trees in town

and snapped a sign off.

Douglas County

Omaha Lightning

A lightning strike caused a basement

fire in the 1700 block of South 108th

Street.

Madison County

2 SE Tilden Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Madison County

Norfolk Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A cooperative weather observer

estimated thunderstorm winds of around

60 mph were responsible for downing

several large tree limbs.

Saline County

Crete to Flood

Wilber

Rainfall of 2 to 4 inches fell over a

large part of the upper reaches of the

Big Blue River west through northwest

of Crete and over the Turkey Creek

basin near and west of Wilber during

the evening and early morning hours of

8/16/06 and 08/17/06. The heavy rains

caused the Big Blue River to go out of

its banks near Crete during the

overnight hours on the 18th and caused

Turkey Creek to go out of its banks by

late morning on the 19th. The Big Blue

River at Crete remained above its 18

food flood stage until around

530 am cdt on 8/20/06, cresting at

20.68 feet at 830 am cdt on 8/19/06.

Turkey Creek first reached its 11 foot

flood stage around 1100 am cdt on the

19th, crested at 12.64 feet at 930 am

on the 21st before falling below flood

stage around 330 pm cdt on the 21st.

The flooding along the Big Blue River

and Turkey Creek affected mainly

agricultural lowlands.

Knox County

6 W Verdel Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Thunderstorm winds that were estimated

to gust around 60 mph downed some large

branches west of Verdel.

NEBRASKA, Extreme Northeast

Dixon County

4 SW Newcastle Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

NEBRASKA, Extreme Southwest

Red Willow County

7 N Lebanon Hail (0.88)

Red Willow County

1 NW Indianola Hail (0.88)

Red Willow County

2 WNW Indianola Hail (0.75)

Hitchcock County

5 SE Stratton Hail (1.00)

Red Willow County

Mc Cook Hail (1.00)

Red Willow County

3 W Mc Cook Hail (1.25)

NEBRASKA, South Central

Clay County

4 N Harvard Hail (1.00)

Hamilton County

5 SSE Giltner Hail (1.00)

Phelps County

Holdrege Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Accompanied with golf ball sized hail.

Franklin County

3.5 NW Macon Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Phelps County

1 S Holdrege Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Franklin County

1 S Riverton Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Webster County

3 W Inavale Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

Buffalo County

1 S Elm Creek Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Dawson County

5 E Overton Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Buffalo County

4 W Pleasanton Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Hall County

Cairo Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Sherman County

Ashton Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Sherman County

2 S Hazard Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Valley County

12 W Ord Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Howard County

St Paul Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Howard County

2 N St Paul Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Nance County

14 W Fullerton Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Valley County

9 E Arcadia Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Fillmore County

2 N Fairmont Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Greeley County

2 N Greeley Thunderstorm Wind (652)

Thayer County

1 S Hebron Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

York County

2 SE York Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Severe thunderstorms rumbled across

south-central Nebraska during the

evening hours. These storms brought

winds of 60 to 70 mph and rains of 1

to 3 inches. A few locations reported

hailstones with the largest being the

size of golf balls. The storms started

out near highway US 183 and moved east.

The winds caused damage to trees,

roofs and shingles in the Holdrege

area. A Holdrege lumber supply company

lost a large storage building to the

wind. Strong winds brought down power

lines north of Shelton in Buffalo

county. Outbuildings were damaged and

large tree limbs were downed in

Franklin county around the communities

of Franklin and Macon. A center pivot

irrigation system was overturned near

Holstein in Adams county. By 10:30 pm

CDT the storms had reached highway US

81 where winds of 60 mph caused more

damage. The outer walls collapsed at a

home that was under construction in

York. Damage to trees, roofs and a

carport was caused by the storm in

York. Farther south, several trees were

damaged or uprooted and some roof

damage was reported in the Hebron area.

There was sporadic power outages noted

across the region. Corn and bean crops

had limited damage from these storms.

Thayer County

Hubbell Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Furnas County

4 NE Arapahoe Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Gosper County

11 S Smithfield Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Buffalo County

Gibbon Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Buffalo County

6 W Ravenna Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Sherman County

3 SE Hazard Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Howard County

St Paul Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Valley County

6 E Arcadia Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Valley County

6 W Ord Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Thunderstorms brought strong winds to

a part of central Nebraska. Tree limbs

were downed in the Ravenna and St. Paul

areas.

York County

South Portion Flash Flood

Fillmore County Flash Flood

North Portion

Thunderstorms kept rolling over the

same area of York and Fillmore counties

during the evening. This brought 4 to

7 inches of rain with one location

reporting over 8 inches. Numerous

county roads and the streets of

downtown Geneva quickly became flooded.

The water caused some damage to

businesses in Geneva. Turkey and

Indian Creeks left their banks and at

one point, over 10 bridges were

underwater. Many roadways sustained

damage from the flood waters. Rainfall

totals reached 8.45 inches about 3 1/2

miles northeast of Fairmont, 7.25

inches 4 miles west of Geneva, 5.82

inches in Geneva and 3.15 inches at

the York Airport.

Gosper County

Elwood Hail (0.75)

Furnas County

5 W Holbrook Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Furnas County

East Portion Flash Flood

Adams County

South Portion Flash Flood

Thunderstorms brought heavy rains to

parts of south-central Nebraska. These

rains caused some flash flooding in

eastern Furnas and southern Adams

counties. In Furnas county, highways

136 and 6 were covered with water

around midnight. Numerous other roads

were flooded in the area. In Adams

county, US highway 281 was flooded for

a couple of hours near Ayr and water

flooded the streets of Hastings.

NEBRASKA, West

Kimball County

17 SE Bushnell Hail (0.75)

Cheyenne County

3 E Colton Hail (0.75)

Cheyenne County

7 SE Sidney Flash Flood

Heavy rains resulted in some flooding

of county roads along Cow Creek.

NEVADA, North

Elko County

2 NE Elko Arpt Thunderstorm Wind (G51)

NEVADA, South

Clark County

Nelson Flash Flood

Two inches of rain fell at Nelson

Landing in about an hour. Four cars

were stuck in mud on Placer Rd.

Clark County

Henderson Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Numerous trees were blown over near the

intersection of Interstate 215 and

Stephanie St. Minor flooding also

occurred.

NEVADA, West

Churchill County

2 W Ocala Dust Devil

Nevada Highway Patrol reported a large

dust devil just south of Interstate 80,

two miles west of Ocala. The dust devil

was reported to be the diameter of a

football field.

NVZO04

Dust Storm

A dust storm moved through the Lovelock

area the evening of August 4th. The

Lovelock ASOS recorded a visibility of

1 3/4 mile which lasted for 10 minutes

as the dust storm moved through.

NEW HAMPSHIRE, North and Central

Coos County

Pittsburg Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Many trees down.

Coos County

Errol Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

4 foot diameter trees down.

Coos County

Groveton Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down.

Coos County

Stratford Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

RT 3 closed due to trees down across

the road.

Coos County

Berlin Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down.

Grafton County

Lyme Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down.

Grafton County

Haverhill Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down on power lines.

Grafton County

Littleton Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down.

Grafton County

Easton Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Several trees down along the

Easton–Woodstock town line on RT 112.

Carroll County

10 W North Conway Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down along the Kankamagus

Highway, RT 112, between Albany and

Conway.

Merrimack County

Concord Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees and power lines down.

Coos County

3 S Pittsburg Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Power lines down.

Rockingham County

Deerfield Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down.

Rockingham County

Northwood Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down on the east end of

Northwood Lake.

Merrimack County

Bow Center Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Tree down on power line.

Strafford County

Lee Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down in Lee.

Rockingham County

Raymond Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Lots of damage in town also trees down

on power lines.

Rockingham County

Greenland Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down.

Rockingham County

Greenland Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down.

Rockingham County

Hampton Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down.

Rockingham County

North Hampton Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Hundreds of trees down.

Rockingham County

Rye Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Hundreds of trees down.

Rockingham County

Newmarket Lightning

Lightning ignited a fire in the

basement of a Newmarket home causing

an estimated $100,000 dollars of

damage. The lightning reportedly

struck a nearby tree and followed

electrical wires into the home.

According to reports, the home’s

electrical and plumbing systems were

destroyed by the lightning.

Rockingham County

North Hampton Lightning

Lightning struck a home in North

Hampton and ignited a fire that caused

an estimated $10,000 in damage. Damage

could have been much worse were it not

sure one of the occupants of the home

who fought the fire with a garden hose

until firefighters could find their

way through roads that had been blocked

by downed trees from the storm.

Rockingham County

Portsmouth Lightning

Lightning struck a home in Portsmouth,

igniting a fire that caused heavy

damage to the basement of the

structure.

NEW HAMPSHIRE, Southern

NONE REPORTED.

NEW JERSEY, Northeast

NJZ002>006-011

Excessive Heat

An oppressive air mass moved slowly

east across the region. This was

preceded by a hot dry air mass, when

temperatures reached at least 90

degrees at Newark Liberty Airport,

from July 27 to July 31.

Excessive heat occurred mainly from

noon to midnight each day for 3

consecutive days. High temperatures

ranged from the upper 90s to around

100 degrees. With surface dew point

temperatures in the mid 70s, heat

indices ranged from 105 to 115 degrees.

Excessive heat resulted in 2 deaths in

Newark along with scattered power

outages that resulted in business

losses. In Newark, an elderly couple

was found dead in their apartment,

which was not air conditioned. The

medical examiner concluded that their

deaths were caused by heat stress.

Here are selected max temperatures,

in degrees Fahrenheit:

August 1:

Newark Liberty Airport: 100 (new

record)

Teterboro Airport: 98

Caldwell Airport: 98

August 2:

Newark Liberty Airport: 100 (new

record)

Teterboro Airport: 101

Caldwell Airport: 98

August 3:

Newark Liberty Airport: 101 (new

record)

Teterboro Airport: 98

Caldwell Airport: 98 M66PH, F65PH

Passaic County

West Milford to Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Ringwood

A cluster of severe thunderstorms moved

east across Northeast New Jersey. High

winds downed trees and power lines.

Bergen County

Little Ferry Flood

Essex County

Bloomfield Flash Flood

Bergen County

Woodridge Flood

An area of heavy showers and

thunderstorms caused flash flooding

and flooding in urban areas across

parts of Northeast New Jersey.

Bergen County

New Milford Flash Flood

Brief periods of torrential rain caused

significant flash flooding along Route

17, which was closed in various

locations in New Milford. Radar

estimated hourly rainfall rates ranged

from 1.0 to 1.5 inches.

Bergen County

Bergenfield Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A severe thunderstorm produced high

winds that downed trees in Bergenfield.

NEW JERSEY, South and Northwest

NJZ007>010-012>027

Excessive Heat

A strong area of high pressure anchored

over the East Coast and the western

Atlantic, resulted in a stretch of

excessive heat for the entire region to

start off August 2006. The very hot air

mass was accompanied by humid

conditions as the dew points surged

into the upper 60s and lower 70s for a

time. It could have been worse, but the

dew points lowered a little bit for

most areas during the afternoon hours

as the sunshine dried the air mass out

for a time. Temperatures during August

1st through the 3rd soared well into

the 90s with some areas topping the

century mark. Trenton topped out at 97

degrees on August 3rd, and Atlantic

City topped out at 98 degrees on both

August 2nd and 3rd, which either tied

or broke the record high temperature

for both days. The very hot weather

even made it to the Shore as the Cape

May Coast Guard Station topped out at

94 degrees on August 3rd. The

combination of temperatures well into

the 90s and moderate to high humidity

pushed heat indices into the 105 to

110 degree range across the state.

The excessive heat and humidity had an

impact on the power companies as fans

and air conditioners were humming. New

Jersey’s largest utility company,

Public Service Electric and Gas

(PSE&G), asked customers to conserve

energy as a precautionary step on

August 1st. The utility reported an

all-time peak electricity demand record

with 11,001 megawatts of power. The

previous record high was 10,780

megawatts set on July 27, 2005. Out of

PSE&G’s 2.1 million customers, about

2,200 around the state lost power on

the morning of August 2nd due to stress

on the system. On August 2nd, PSE&G

recorded a new record demand of 11,146

megawatts, surpassing the record set

just one day previously, and more than

4,000 customers statewide lost power.

About 1,900 JCP&L customers in the

Glendola section of Wall (Monmouth

County), New Jersey lost power for

nearly seven hours on August

1st after a cable failed. At 4 PM EDT

on August 1st, about 1.1 million JCP&L

customers broke the company’s record

for electrical usage by hitting 6,548

megawatts. The previous record of

6,444 megawatts was set at 5 PM EDT on

July 18, 2006. This record was bested

on August 2nd when 6,680 megawatts of

power was used, setting an all-time

peak for JCP&L. A total of 500

customers in Lakewood (Ocean County),

New Jersey lost power from 4 PM EDT to

8:30 PM EDT on August 1st after an

underground cable failed, which caused

stores to shut down early. The problem

seemed to be contained to the shopping

district. Police in Oceanport

(Monmouth County), New Jersey reported

sporadic blackouts throughout the

borough on August 1st, starting around

7:30 PM EDT. On August 1st in Lake

Como, New Jersey, 40 to 50 homes on

Fernwood Road had power knocked out due

to fuses on roadside electrical poles

tripping after 3 PM EDT. An electric

pole actually caught fire at 18th

Avenue and Newman Street, though

nothing serious resulted from the fire.

On August 1st in Medford (Burlington

County), New Jersey, the near

100-degree temperatures caused an old

propane tank to rupture behind a North

Main Street home. The tank was removed

and replaced, with no injuries

reported.

Atlantic City Electric reached a new

peak usage at 4 PM EDT on August 1st

with 2,925 megawatts, breaking the

July 27, 2005 record of 2,838

megawatts. The record usage was tied

by customers at 4 PM EDT on August 2nd.

Sporadic power outages occurred

on August 2nd in Belmar (Monmouth

County), New Jersey, resulting in

about 20 homes losing power for about

two hours. Residents of Spring Lake

Heights (Monmouth County) on the west

side of town and on the 600 block of

Mercer Avenue lost power on August 1st

and August 2nd. The outages affected

small pockets of residents for several

hours during the evening and overnight

hours of August 1st, and several people

were treated on the boardwalk for heat

exhaustion. August 2nd, power outages

at 2:30 PM EDT on North Main Street,

and on August 1st the traffic lights on

North Main Street and Atlantic Avenue

went out at 3:20 PM EDT, and that

evening several other traffic lights

went out. Electricity demand in

Vineland (Cumberland County), New

Jersey set a record on August 2nd,

reaching 162 megawatts, topping the

peak on August 1st of 161.5 megawatts.

On August 2nd, 5,400 Gloucester County,

New Jersey residents lost power when a

sub-station failure shut off power to

people in the Woodbury area around 3

PM EDT. The failure knocked out traffic

lights and closed stores. About 5,000

Middletown and Keansburg (both

Monmouth County) residents were without

power for several hours on August 2nd

because of a blown fuse at a Keansburg

substation. Customers in the West

Keansburg section of Hazlet also lost

power. Traffic lights along Route 36

from Keansburg to Middletown’s Leonardo

section went out for about an hour

around 3:30 PM EDT. Rockland Electric,

which serves parts of Sussex County,

had 12 customers without power on

August 3rd. The utility broke two

records, August 1st with 1,586

megawatts and August 2nd with 1,617

megawatts. Water Utility New Jersey

American Water asked customers to

immediately begin conserving water on

August 2nd in seven Atlantic County

towns as the excessive heat and dry

weather led to a record high water

usage. The conservation request

affected 115,096 residents in

Pleasantville, Northfield, Linwood,

Somers Point, Absecon, Galloway

Township and Egg Harbor Township.

Two people were treated on August 2nd

for heat-related aliments at Robert

Wood Johnson University Hospital at

Hamilton, New Jersey, and one person

was treated at Capital Health Systems

at Mercer Hospital in Trenton, New

Jersey. A total of 35 people suffered

from heat-related injuries in Belmar on

August 2nd, however none were reported

to be serious. At Lourdes Health

Systems’ hospitals in Camden and

Willingboro, there were two cases of

heat-related illness in Camden on

August 1st and two in Willingboro

on August 2nd; all involving older

people. Animals also suffered during

the excessive heat. Three dogs in a

Cape May County Animal shelter suffered

heat-related seizures on August 2nd.

In early August, a massive fish kill

occurred in New Market Lake in

Piscataway, New Jersey. The cause,

resulting from tests, ruled that the

fish were deprived of lake oxygen, a

situation brought about by the

excessive heat.

Warren County

Still Vly Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

large tree limbs and wires in Greenwich

Township.

Somerset County

Blawenburg to Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Middle Bush

The gust front associated with a severe

thunderstorm knocked down a couple of

trees and several large tree limbs in

Franklin Township. The same gust front

knocked down eight poles along Somerset

County Route 601 in the Blawenburg

section of Montgomery Township. The

road was closed through the 5th and

power remained off for most of the

Cherry Valley development through the

fourth.

NJZ025

Rip Current

An 18-year-old male drowned at 2 a.m.

EDT on the 8th while playing in the

ocean near Morris Avenue with his

brother. The body was recovered later

that day on the 8th. The rip currents

were so strong on the 7th that

lifeguards made at least six water

rescues. The rip currents were caused

by a strong southerly flow preceding a

cold front that passed through during

the night of the 7th.

M181W

Mercer County

Hamilton Square Lightning

A lightning strike set a house and

garage on fire in Hamilton Township.

Burlington County

Bordentown to Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Chesterfield

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

large tree limbs and wires in

Bordentown and Chesterfield Township.

Cumberland County

Port Elizabeth Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

several large trees in the Bricksboro

section (Port Elizabeth) of Maurice

River Township. Damage occurred along a

three block length between Delsea Drive

and the Maurice River. Two eighty foot

trees were uprooted on one property.

One fell onto the roof of the house.

The winds tore away the electrical

system of a home along the river. The

bulkhead on one property was torn away

by an uprooted tree. A catamaran,

sailboat and trailer were blown over on

other properties. All power was

restored on August 8th.

Cape May County

2 W Goshen Thunderstorm Wind (G53)

A Skywarn spotter measured a wind gust

to 61 mph at Jakes Landing in

northwestern Middle Township.

Sussex County

Sussex to Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Franklin

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

trees and power lines in Sussex and

Franklin Boroughs and Wantage Township.

Atlantic County

Hammonton Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

large tree limbs and power lines that

caused scattered outages in Hammonton

Township.

Gloucester County

Westville Hail (0.75)

Penny size hail fell from a severe

thunderstorm in Westville Borough.

Camden County

Haddon Hgts to Hail (1.00)

Blackwood

A severe thunderstorm dropped penny to

quarter size hail from Haddon Heights

Borough south through Gloucester

Township. In the Erial section of

Gloucester Township, nickel size hail

completely covered the ground.

Camden County

Chews Lightning

Lightning struck the roof of a home on

Sophia Court in the Chews Landing

section of Gloucester Township. The

lightning strike knocked some of the

wood off the roof and started a fire.

The fire was quickly extinguished and

was contained to one section of the

attic.

Camden County

Glendale to Hail (1.00)

Waterford Works

Camden County

Waterford Works Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

A severe thunderstorm dropped penny to

quarter size hail across Voorhees and

Waterford Townships in southeastern

Camden County. The quarter size hail in

Voorhees lasted for five minutes. In

addition to the large hail, the same

severe thunderstorm caused wind damage

in Waterford Township. Large tree limbs

were knocked down. On one property, a

large swing set, patio table, gas

grill and wishing well were all

overturned.

Atlantic County

Hammonton Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A severe thunderstorm knocked over a

couple of trees and tree limbs in

Hammonton Township in and around Oak

Road. A couple of telephone poles were

also tore down because of the downed

trees. The severe thunderstorm also

damaged some peach trees in the

township.

Burlington County

Florence to Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Willingboro

A severe thunderstorm tore down large

tree limbs and wires across western

Burlington County mainly in Florence

and Willingboro Townships.

Burlington County

Willingboro to Lightning

Medford

Lightning strikes damaged two homes in

Burlington County. A lightning strike

in Medford Township punched a ten inch

hole in the roof of one home. It

filled the attic with smoke but was

extinguished before doing any further

damage to the home. A lightning strike

in Willingboro Township and the ensuing

fire caused the displacement of a

family of seven on Rittenhouse Drive.

Lightning struck a tree adjacent to the

home and sparked a fire that spread to

the exterior of the house and attic.

It damaged the side of the house and

the upstairs bedroom.

Cape May County

South Seaville Funnel Cloud

A funnel cloud was sighted in South

Seaville (Dennis Township) along County

Route 668 about half a mile west of

U.S. Route 9. The funnel cloud did not

touch down.

Cumberland County

Fairton Funnel Cloud

New Jersey State police sighted a

funnel cloud in Fairfield Township

toward Bridgeton City. The funnel cloud

did not touch down and no damage was

reported.

Cumberland County

Central Portion Flash Flood

Thunderstorms with torrential downpours

produced a Doppler Radar estimated 6 to

8 inches of rain within a three hour

period in central Cumberland County.

This caused flooding of roadways,

fields, streams and basements in

Bridgeton City and Fairfield Township.

The rain and flooding flattened pepper

and eggplant plants on some farms.

Storm totals included 4.70 inches and

4.15 inches in Vineland.

Cape May County

Ocean City to Flash Flood

Strathmere

Thunderstorms with torrential downpours

caused flooding in Ocean City and the

north end of Sea Isle City. Doppler

Radar storm total estimates reached

between 6 to 8 inches, most of which

fell within three hours. In Ocean City,

over 100 vehicles were damaged by the

flood waters. The worst flooding was

reported on the south end of Ocean City

and the north end of Sea Isle City.

Many yards and lawns were flooded and

flooding reached the steps of homes.

Actual storm totals included 5.56

inches in Strathmere and 3.52 inches in

Seaville.

Burlington County

Maple Shade to Heavy Rain

Kresson

Poor drainage and underpass flooding

caused by the heavy rain from overnight

thunderstorms caused a five mile

back-up on busily traveled New Jersey

State Route 73 in Maple Shade on the

morning of the 28th. Only one

southbound land was getting by until

responders cleared clogged drains at

the railroad underpass. New Jersey

State Route 70 was also flooded in

Evesham Township. Storm totals included

2.71 inches in Mount Laurel.

Camden County

Northwest Portion Flash Flood

Thunderstorms with torrential downpours

dropped between 4 and 5 inches across

northwestern Camden County and caused

flash flooding in the northwest part of

the county particularly in Camden,

Pennsauken and Collingswood. Flooding

also occurred along the Cooper River.

Major roadways including Admiral Wilson

Boulevard, U.S.Routes 30 and 130, New

Jersey State Routes 38 and 70 were

flooded as far southeast as Cherry Hill

Township. Vehicles were stuck in flood

waters along Admiral Wilson Boulevard

and on roadways in Woodlynne Borough.

In the city of Camden, about 10 to 12

families were evacuated, some by raft

in and around the Westfield Garden

Apartments. Basements of apartments

were totally flooded. In Collingswood

Borough, sixteen homes on Cattell

Avenue near the often flooded

Collingswood Circle sustained water

damage in their basements. Roads and

homes west of U.S. Route 130 in

Pennsauken Township were hit the

hardest by the flooding. The Cooper

River flooded parkland in Collingswood,

Haddon Township and Haddonfield. The

Cooper River at Haddonfield was above

its 2.8 foot flood stage from 514 a.m.

EDT through 1222 p.m. EDT on the 28th.

It crested at 3.17 feet at 915 a.m.

EDT. Actual storm totals included 4.10

inches in Pennsauken and 3.68 inches

in Camden.

Salem County

Salem Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A series of thunderstorms with damaging

winds that moved through Salem County

caused about 1,000 homes and businesses

to lose power. Downed large tree limbs

and power outages were scattered

throughout the county. This first storm

hit Salem City the hardest.

Cumberland County

Bridgeton Funnel Cloud

Cumberland County

Port Elizabeth Funnel Cloud

Funnel clouds were sighted over

Cumberland County in Bridgeton and

Maurice River Township. Neither touched

down and no damage was reported.

Salem County

Harrisonville Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A series of thunderstorms with damaging

winds caused about 1,000 homes and

businesses to lose power in Salem

County. Downed large tree limbs and

power outages were scattered throughout

the county. This storm hit Pennsville

Township the hardest.

Salem County

Woodstown to Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Greenville

A series of thunderstorms with damaging

winds caused about 1,000 homes and

businesses to lose power in the county.

Downed large tree limbs and power

outages were scattered throughout the

county. This last storm caused the

greatest number of outages,

concentrated in Woodstown. This storm

also affected Pittsgrove Township.

Cape May County

Steelmantown to Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Beesleys Pt

A severe thunderstorm knocked down

several large tree limbs and wires

across the northern tier of Cape May

County.

Camden County

Haddonfield Flood

The combination of saturated soil

conditions and additional heavy rain

from thunderstorms early in the evening

on the 29th caused minor flooding along

the Cooper River later that night. The

Cooper River at Haddonfield was above

its 2.8 foot flood stage from 1057 p.m.

EDT on the 28th through 155 a.m. EDT on

the 29th. It crested at 2.91 feet at

1245 a.m. EDT on the 29th.

NEW MEXICO, Central and North

NMZ001>021-026

Drought

Substantial summer thunderstorms

provided some of the most widespread

and consistent heavy rains compared to

recent years. Overall across north and

central New Mexico the rainfall was

very welcome and provided a much needed

break in the 4 to 6 year long period of

moderate to excessive drought. August

2006 was wetter than average for many

areas, except for the far northwest

districts which continue to report

below normal rainfall. Stations from

Albuquerque south to Socorro reported

some of the heaviest ever monthly and

one day rain totals. The Albuquerque

Airport weather office reported 3.74

inches in August to tie the monthly

record establish in 1935 and also

making the month the sixth wettest

month on record since 1892. The June

through August rainfall total for

Albuquerque at 8.43 inches set a new

summer record to offset the previous

record total for the 3 months of 8.27

inches. Some stations such as the

Albuquerque Airport and Foothills

stations along with Abbott, Alcalde,

Bosque Del Apache, Capitan, Chama,

Cimarron, Conchas Dam, Fence Lake,

Glenwood, Gran Quivera, Grants,

Grenville, Luna, Navajo Dam, Portales,

Ruidoso and Santa Fe saw August rain

reach more than 200 percent of normal.

Guadalupe County

5 SE Santa Rosa Flash Flood

Highway 91 between Santa Rosa and

Puerto de Luna was closed during heavy

rain.

Union County

6 E Clayton Flash Flood

Rural roads reported flooded and

unpassable around the Agricultural

Research Station east of Clayton.

Rio Arriba County

Espanola Heavy Rain

Heavy rains during mid evening resulted

in a partial roof collapse at the

Espanola City Hall allowing water to

flood into the police station and

detention center.

Sandoval County

Corrales Flash Flood

Additional sand and silt from the Rio

Oso Road area swept down down towards

Corrales to further clog village

drainage channels. The 10 foot deep

Harvey Jones Channel filled with sand

to within 6 inches below the Corrales

Road or State Highway 448 bridge.

Corrales Village road crews removed the

concrete bridge rails so the water

would go over the bridge instead of

diverting into nearby homes. Corrales

Road at the Harvey Jones Channel was

closed throughout the remainder of

August.

Bernalillo County

Albuquerque Flash Flood

Cars were flooded and floating in 2 to

3 feet of water in intersections across

western Albuquerque.

Bernalillo County

Albuquerque Flash Flood

Sudden runoff from heavy three quarter

inch rain overtopped a holding pond at

a construction site causing the

flooding of several homes in northeast

Albuquerque.

Sandoval County

Rio Rancho Heavy Rain

Heavy rain of one inch in 35 minutes

wiped out the road repairs along Rio

Oso Road in eastern Rio Rancho leaving

6 to 10 foot gullies and again exposing

water and electric lines buried in the

road which runs in an old arroyo

channel.

Cibola County

San Fidel Flash Flood

Cibola County

Laguna Flash Flood

Valencia County

30 WNW Los Lunas Flood

The Interstate 40 corridor through both

Acoma and Laguna Reservations west of

Albuquerque was hit by strong and

repeating thunderstorms that flooded

many tribal roads and damaged mainly

irrigation and drainage systems.

Officials were worried that a small dam

near San Fidel would fail. Some homes

closer to the Rio San Jose near Laguna

were evacuated. The Arroyo Lucero

drainage in Cibola County received

heavy rain which filled playa areas

around Highland Meadows in far

northwest Valencia County. Although

water levels did reach into a few

mobile homes, the main problem was the

flooding of access roads leading into

Highland Meadows which persisted about

3 days.

Rio Arriba County

Chama Hail (0.88)

Lincoln County

Ruidoso Heavy Rain

Lincoln County

Ruidoso Heavy Rain

Daily thunderstorms increased across

southern Lincoln County and northern

Otero County during mid month which

began a series of heavy runoff events

into the rivers and creeks surrounding

Ruidoso. No significant damage was

reported. However, the events were

rather unusual for southern Lincoln

County and had emergency management

officials on edge for possible heavy

flooding. A storm over Ruidoso on the

13th caused the Rio Ruidoso to jump to

near 4 feet water level. Flooding was

limited to several road closures in low

areas and an evacuation of a mobile

home park where access was cut off for

about 18 hours. Rains over the

surrounding mountains increased the

runoff into the Rio Bonito and Carrizo

Creek and this eventual produced

unusual high levels in both Bonito Lake

and Mescalero Lake. Several periods of

uncontrolled water releases occurred

from both lakes as water levels

remained near or a few inches above

spillway level through about the 26th.

Catron County

10 S Apache Creek Flash Flood

Catron County

18 SW Reserve Flash Flood

Heavy rain and fast runoff damaged

forest roads and destroyed several

small bridges south of Apache Creek and

both south and southwest of Reserve.

Heaviest damage was reported as a 3

mile section of road and campground

closures at Willow Creek and Gilita

Creek. Flooding on Pueblo Creek washed

out a Civilian Conservation Corps-era

bridge near Pueblo Creek Campground to

the southwest of Reserve. A month of

rainy weather also left many other

forest roads and small crossings in

Catron in need of repair.

Bernalillo County

Albuquerque Flash Flood

Parts of downtown Albuquerque and the

Martineztown neighborhood just

northeast of downtown were flooded by

heavy one to two inch rain. Cars were

trapped at several underpasses and

homes at Martineztown along Edith and

Broadway had 18 to 24 inches of water

lapping at the door seals and flooding

into basements.

Guadalupe County

Dilia Flash Flood

Heavy rain of near 4 inches swept down

the Canon Blanco into the Pecos River

near Dilia which saw flows of 200 CFS

jump to over 5000 CFS.

Chaves County

15 S Roswell Tornado (F0)

A small landspout tornado was observed

over the open rangelands north of the

Roswell Detention Center.

Socorro County

3 N Socorro to Flash Flood

Escondida

Heavy rain of 2 to 3 inches on the west

water shed area of Water Canyon caused

flash flooding that moved east to

Interstate 25 at Escondida. Some road

and irrigation ditch repairs were wiped

out by this fresh flooding.

Rio Arriba County

l E Dixon Flash Flood

A 47 year old male passenger drowned

when a small vehicle was swept off

State Road 75 just east of Dixon. Other

cars had stopped when they saw the

water running across the roadway. The

driver of the small vehicle drove

around stopped vehicles into the fast

water. The small car stalled at about

the halfway point and was swept

downstream into the arroyo. The

passenger was unable to escape with

the driver.

M47VE

Santa Fe County

Santa Fe Lightning

Two men in their 20s were struck by

lightning while standing on rebar rods

at a Santa Fe construction site. One

man recovered immediately, but the

other had to be revived with CPR.

Colfax County

Raton Lightning

A construction working survived a

lightning strike to the head with only

minor injuries. Officials credit his

hard hat for deflecting away the

lightning strike which knocked him to

the ground. The man remained conscious

and was released from hospital after

just a short stay of several hours.

Colfax County

Abbott Hail (0.88)

Bernalillo County

Albuquerque Heavy Rain

Bernalillo County

Albuquerque Flash Flood

Heavy rain of one to two inches in less

than 40 minutes caused heavy street

flooding along Montgomery Blvd in

northeast Albuquerque where one foot of

fast water moving west or downhill to

the Rio Grande River filled the street

with mud and rocks and shot water over

the hoods of stalled vehicles. A

teenager was swept down a drainage

channel but managed to pull himself out

with only scraps and mild hypothermia.

Drainage around one high school was

overwhelmed leading to flooding of the

gym which severely damaging the wood

floor.

NMZ004

Landslide

After several weeks of daily rains, a

rocky hill side collapsed onto Hyde

Park Road leading to the Santa Fe Ski

Basin.

Roosevelt County

Portales to Flash Flood

Dora

Heavy rain of two inches in less than

an hour flooded homes in Portales and

closed county roads south to Dora.

Mckinley County

Church Rock Flash Flood

A man and his young son drowned when

their vehicle was swept down stream

trying to cross a flooded arroyo near

Church Rock. Officials reported other

people escaping without injuries as

their vehicles also became trapped at

flooded road crossings across west

central and northwest McKinley County.

A clogged drainage ditch also

overflowed onto Interstate 40 near

Gallup with mud and debris causing a

closure of the westbound lanes. Several

people escaped without injury when a

mobile home located next to an arroyo

tipped as storm water undercut the

sandy bank of the arroyo. In general,

storms yielded only about one half inch

to three quarters inch of rain in about

30 minutes, but it was enough to fill

numerous small arroyos and ditches with

shallow and fast moving water.

M29VE, M2VE

Rio Arriba County

5 W Santa Clara Puebl Flash Flood

Heavy rain estimated at 3 to 4 inches

in two hours washed out tribal roads in

Santa Clara Canyon north of Los Alamos.

Curry County

Texico Hail (1.00)

Union County

8 NE Folsom to Hail (1.00)

20 ENE Folsom

Union County

3 NE Seneca Hail (1.00)

Union County

6 NE Clayton to Hail (0.88)

10 NE Clayton

Strong thunderstorms developed across

both northern and eastern Union County

producing copious amounts of small hail

with a mix of larger stones. Hail

covered the ground and roadway along

Road 456 northeast of Folsom. Repeating

storms hit the area along Road 406 with

several episodes of both larger and

smaller hail north and south of Seneca

and also along Road 411.

Union County

Seneca Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Thunderstorm with pea size hail and

high winds blew down fencing at coop

observer residence.

Chaves County

16 N Elkins Hail (1.00)

Chaves County

6 E Elkins Hail (2.00)

Several thunderstorms developed over

the open rangelands of northeast Chaves

County and then merged into an intense

multiple cell complex that moved south

with large hail and heavy rain of 2 to

3 inches in less than an hour. Radar

indicated a small leading leading edge

microburst estimated at near 75 mph on

Highway 70 near Elkins. The severe

storms traveled nearly 50 miles south

before dissipating over southeast

Chaves County. Arroyo flooding was

likely in Hernandez Draw and Long

Arroyo.

Mora County

2 S Wagon Mound Hail (1.00)

Colfax County

7 N Raton Hail (0.88)

NEW MEXICO, South Central and Southwest

Otero County

East Portion Flash Flood

Several thunderstorms with heavy rains

moved southward across the southern

Sacramento Mountains, dropping 2 to 3

inches of rain. Flash flooding occurred

from Cloudcroft to Timberon, with many

roads washed out and structures damaged

in the Timberon area.

Dona Ana County

South Portion Flash Flood

A cluster of slow moving thunderstorms

dropped 1.5 to 3 inches of rain over

the southern portion of Dona Ana

County, especially near the Rio Grande.

Even higher amounts fell over the

nearby Franklin Mountains which added

to severe runoff problems. Interstate

10 south of Las Cruces was closed for

several hours. Hardest hit with damage

to roads and structures was Sunland

Park, followed by Anthony, Chaparral

and La Union. About 1200 residents in

Sunland Park were forced to evacuate as

the Rio Grande River reached a stage of

9.3 feet, the highest in 50 years. This

was one of many flood events during the

summer that led to much of New Mexico

being declared a federal disaster area.

Dona Ana County

South Portion Flash Flood

A line of rapidly moving thunderstorms

dropped up to an inch and a half of

rain in less than 30 minutes during the

early morning hours. This was only 36

hours after the extensive flash

flooding on August 1st, so runoff was

excessive. Roads were impassable in

Chaparral, and erosion exposed gas

pipes in Vado and Sunland Park.

Grant County

Ft Bayard Flash Flood

Heavy rain over the Pines Altos

Mountains sent a wall of water 3 to 4

feet high into Santa Clara, forcing 5

families to evacuate. Some parked

vehicles were submerged, but no

injuries were reported.

Luna County

Countywide Flash Flood

Hidalgo County

Countywide Flash Flood

Grant County

Countywide Flash Flood

Thunderstorms developed and spread

across southwestern NM during the

afternoon bringing heavy rain and flash

flooding. Major street flooding

occurred in Deming with numerous roads

closed, including Highway 26 between

Deming and Hatch. Some of the roads in

the Lordsburg area were partially

washed out. A water rescue was

performed near Cliff, about 25 miles

northwest of Silver City. Flooding was

also reported throughout the village of

Columbus.

Dona Ana County

North Central Portion Flash Flood

Flash flooding occurred in an area

which included Organ, Dona Ana and the

east mesa of Las Cruces. Roads were

covered by up to 2 feet of water with

some closures. Water also flooded

backyards and entered homes as

retention walls collapsed from water

swollen arroyos.

Otero County

Boles Flash Flood

Runoff from heavy rain above Alamo

Canyon eventually flooded Boles Acres.

Luna County

Columbus Flash Flood

Two and a half inches of rain in two

hours resulted in flooding in and

around Columbus. Highway 11 was closed,

and water was blocking sections of

Highway 9.

Otero County

Central Portion Flash Flood

Thunderstorms dropped heavy rain on

Marble Canyon, with the runoff flooding

eastern Alamogordo and Boles Acres

downstream.

Hidalgo County

45 SSE Animas Hail (1.75)

Dime to golf ball size hail was

reported by a U.S. Customs agent at the

checkpoint in Antelope Wells.

Otero County

Mayhill Flash Flood

A stationary thunderstorm dropped

several inches of rain on Mayhill, with

some residents and area ranchers

reporting up to 5 inches in an hour.

This resulted in a wall of water 9 to

10 feet high down the Rio Penasco

River. Extensive flash flooding closed

Highway 82, and damaged roads, bridges

and homes.

Grant County

San Juan Flash Flood

Highway 61 was washed out near San

Juan. Also, further northwest (near

Mimbres) a Jeep was swept away by the

rain swollen Mimbres River. The driver

survived without injury.

Sierra County

Truth Or Consequences Flash Flood

Major street flooding was reported in

Truth or Consequences, with the

downtown area and points east hardest

hit. Water entered businesses and the

high school causing damage.

Otero County

Alamogordo Flash Flood

Significant street flooding and arroyo

flooding occurred in and around

Alamogordo.

Sierra County

South Central Portion Flash Flood

Highway 152 between Hillsboro and

Caballo was covered with 3 feet of

water in spots. A garage was flooded,

and the arroyo that drains Trujillo

Canyon was out of its banks.

Grant County

North Portion Flash Flood

Water and debris were flowing over

roads in the north portion of Grant

County, including the Silver City area

where 2 inches of rain fell within an

hour.

Grant County

East Central Portion Flash Flood

Up to 2 inches of rain caused several

canyons to flood along Highway 61

between San Lorenzo and Faywood.

Grant County

Central Portion Flash Flood

Flooding of arroyos and roads occurred

mainly from Cliff to Santa Clara,

including the Silver City area. Debris

covered US 180 near Cliff. Emergency

personnel rescued people from two

vehicles on Red Rock Road southwest of

Silver City. They had driven around a

barricade put up by the sheriffs

department.

Dona Ana County

Hatch Flash Flood

Runoff from heavy rains over the nearby

Sierra De Las Uvas Mountains caused the

Placitas Arroyo to breach, which sent a

wall of water into the town of Hatch.

Up to 4 feet of water entered business

and residences. Mandatory evacuations

of several hundred residents took

place, including 150 people from an

apartment complex which eventually had

to be condemned. All roads into and

within Hatch were closed.

Luna County

Deming Flash Flood

Rainfall amounts of more than 4 inches

were measured around Deming, resulting

in major street flooding and the

closure of Highway 26.

Dona Ana County

8 SW Las Cruces Flash Flood

Dona Ana County

8 SW Las Cruces Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

A Skywarn Spotter estimated wind gusts

of 70 mph and flooding of roads on the

mesa southwest of Las Cruces.

Otero County

La Luz Flash Flood

An arroyo overflowed with water

covering a road in La luz.

Otero County

Alamogordo Flash Flood

Heavy rainfall along the western slopes

of the southern Sacramento Mountains

led to excessive runoff and major

flooding in Alamogordo and Boles Acres.

Numerous roads throughout the area were

closed, covered with water and debris.

There were also some rescues of people

trapped in their homes.

Sierra County

3 SE Monticello Flash Flood

Highway 142 was washed out where it

crosses Alamosa Creek just outside of

Placitas.

Grant County

Hurley Flash Flood

A slow moving thunderstorm dropped 3.23

inches of rain on Hurley, with more

than 2 inches falling within 20

minutes. Two to three feet of water

covered the south end of town which had

to be closed off.

Sierra County

Central Portion Flash Flood

Two to three inches of rain led to

flooding from Truth or Consequences to

Lake Valley (south of Hillsboro). In

Truth or Consequences there were road

closures (including Highway 187),

retaining walls toppled and at least

one business flooded. The old high

school also experienced flooding.

Dona Ana County

Hatch Flash Flood

Heavy rain in the area caused a breach

in the Placitas Arroyo near Hatch. Most

of the water flowed north of the town,

but about 8 residences were evacuated

as a precaution. Highway 187 was

covered with water. Most of the damage

was to crops.

Otero County

North Central Portion Flash Flood

Highway 244 was closed and impassable

northeast of Cloudcroft. Multiple rock

slides were reported on US 82 east of

Cloudcroft. Tribal police reported mud

and rock slides on BIA Road 110 in

South Fork Tularosa Canyon. A wall of

water 3 to 4 feet high moved down James

Canyon toward Mayhill, forcing the

evacuation of 100 people from an RV

park.

Sierra County

West Central Portion Flash Flood

An intense thunderstorm dropped very

heavy rain which caused Percha Creek to

spill over a bridge in Hillsboro. Other

bridges in the area (Highway 152) were

covered with water and debris. Flood

waters eventually led to the closure of

Highway 187 just south of Caballo.

Dona Ana County

Northwest Portion Flash Flood

Luna County

Northeast Portion Flash Flood

Dona Ana County

Countywide Flood

Luna County

Countywide Flood

A large cluster of thunderstorms

dropped 3 to 5 inches of rain on much

of the triangle between Las Cruces,

Hatch and Deming, which is an unusually

large area for such rainfall amounts in

the desert southwest. The Placitas

Arroyo near Hatch breached for the

third time in 3 weeks, flooding mainly

farm land. A flood wave resulted in

minor flooding of the Rio Grande River

downstream into the El Paso area, the

third time this month. Before August

1st, the previous time was August 1999.

On the north side of the Sierra De La

Uvas Mountains, a huge amount of runoff

flooded the desert and led to the

Interstate 10 between Deming and Las

Cruces for several hours. Closing the

interstate along this stretch is not

uncommon during dust storms, but

extremely rare for flooding. The

flooding also did damage to structures

in this sparsely populated area.

Luna County

2 W Columbus Flash Flood

Highway 9 was flooded west of Columbus.

NEW MEXICO, Southeast

Eddy County

9 S Artesia Hail (0.75)

A NWS trained spotter reported that

penny size hail fell on U.S. Highway

285 south of Artesia.

Eddy County

1 W Lakewood Flash Flood

North Seven Rivers Draw flooded Eddy

County Road 31 with 14 to 16 inches of

water. The property of a NWS trained

spotter was flooded with up to two feet

of water.

Eddy County

Lakewood Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A NWS trained spotter reported that the

roof on an outbuilding/storage shed was

destroyed and some garden plants were

uprooted by thunderstorm winds.

Eddy County

2 S Hope Flash Flood

The Eddy County Sheriffs Office

reported that Armstrong Road south of

Hope was barricaded and traffic was

being detoured to another route. U.S.

Highway 82 also had one foot of water

running over it and was in the process

of being barricaded. Several drilling

rigs in this area were evacuated

because of concern their exit routes

would be blocked by water. By 1:15pm

MDT, Armstrong Road had been reopened.

Eddy County

Carlsbad Flash Flood

Six inches of water was flowing over

streets on the south side of Carlsbad.

Eddy County

7 N Artesia Flash Flood

Motorists reported that Cottonwood

Creek was flowing over S James Funk

Road north of Artesia.

Eddy County

1 W Lakewood to Flash Flood

Carlsbad

Heavy rainfall from thunderstorms

moving through Eddy County resulted in

many roads being inundated by water

including Eddy County Road 21 west of

Lakewood and Eddy County Road 401 three

miles north of its intersection with

New Mexico Highway 137. In addition,

the bypass road between U.S. Highway

285 and Lee Street in Carlsbad had a

foot of water flowing over it.

Eddy County

5 SE Artesia to Flash Flood

14 SE Artesia

Flash flooding occurred on many roads

throughout Eddy County, including

County Road 206 which had one foot of

water running across it and County Road

39 which had three feet of water

running over it, near its crossing with

the Rio Penasco.

Eddy County

Hope Flash Flood

A NWS trained spotter reported that

five feet of water was flowing across

some of the low water crossings in and

around Hope. Also, minor street

flooding occurred in Carlsbad.

Lea County

Lovington Flash Flood

The Lea County Sheriffs Office reported

six to eight inches of water running

over roads in Lovington.

NEW YORK, Central

Onondaga County

Cicero Center Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Numerous trees were knocked down.

Oneida County

Whitesboro Hail (0.75)

Oneida County

Whitesboro Hail (0.88)

Oneida County

New York Mills Hail (0.75)

Oneida County

Verona Beach Hail (0.75)

Oneida County

Yorkville Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Numerous trees and power lines down

Oneida County

Utica Hail (0.75)

Onondaga County

Syracuse Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Numerous trees were knocked down on the

Syracuse University campus.

Onondaga County

Syracuse Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A dozen trees were blown down near

Crawford Avenue.

Chemung County

Elmira Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down on Center Street

Tioga County

Barton Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down in Barton and Owego

Broome County

Vestal Hail (1.00)

Broome County

Vestal Hail (1.25)

Broome County

Binghamton Hail (1.00)

Broome County

Endicott Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Numerous trees down on the west side of

Endicott

Broome County

Conklin Hail (1.00)

Broome County

Vestal Hail (1.00)

Broome County

Endicott Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Partial roof damage to Our Lady of Good

Counsel Church

Broome County

Binghamton Hail (0.88)

Broome County

Endicott Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down

Sullivan County

Fallsburgh Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Numerous trees and wires down across

the county

Steuben County

Troupsburg Hail (1.00)

NEW YORK, Coastal

NYZ067>081

Excessive Heat

An oppressive air mass moved slowly

east across the region from August 1 to

August 3. This was preceded by a hot

dry air mass, when temperatures reached

at least 90 degrees for 5 consecutive

days at LaGuardia Airport, from July 27

to July 31.

Excessive heat occurred mainly from

noon to midnight each day for 3

consecutive days. High temperatures

ranged mainly from the upper 90s to

around 100 degrees. With surface dew

point temperatures in the mid 70s, heat

indices ranged from 105 to 115 degrees.

Excessive heat resulted in 42 deaths

and scattered power outages that lead

to business losses.

In Southeast NY, excessive heat was

responsible for 42 deaths; 40 in New

York City; as follows: 14 in Queens, 14

in Brooklyn, 9 in Manhattan, and 3 in

the Bronx. This information was

provided by the NYC Office of Chief

Medical Examiner. The NYC Office of

Emergency Management opened 383 cooling

centers that served 25,000 people per

day. They also opened 6000 pools and

extended their routine hours of

operation.

Here are selected max temperatures, in

degrees Fahrenheit:

August 1:

LaGuardia Airport: 100 (new record)

John F. Kennedy Airport: 97 (record

tied)

Central Park: 95

Islip McArthur Airport: 95 (record

tied)

August 2:

LaGuardia Airport: 102 (new record)

John F. Kennedy Airport: 97 (new

record)

Central Park: 97

Islip McArthur Airport: 98 (new record)

August 3:

LaGuardia Airport: 100 (new record)

John F. Kennedy Airport: 99 (new

record)

Central Park: 96

Islip McArthur Airport: 98 (new record)

M60OT, M40OT, M46OT, M83OT, F65OT,

M59OT, M65OT, F74OT, M46OT, M52OT,

M65OT, M52OT, F71OT, F86OT, M60OT,

M42OT, M74OT, F60OT, F62OT, F90OT,

M33OT, F82OT, M47OT, F93OT, F47OT,

M63OT, M54OT, M67OT, M82OT, M52OT,

F84OT, F91OT, F99OT, F89OT, M56OT,

M45OT, M72OT, F93OT, F89OT, M67OT,

F83PH, M64PH

Rockland County

New City Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

Orange County

New Windsor to Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Newburgh

Putnam County

Mahopac Thunderstorm Wind (G63)

Westchester County

3 NNW Goldens Bridg Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Putnam County

Carmel Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A cluster of severe thunderstorms moved

east across the Lower Hudson Valley.

High winds downed trees and power

lines.

Richmond County

2 NE Richmond Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

New York County

Central Portion Flash Flood

Queens County

Broad Channel Flash Flood

An area of heavy showers and

thunderstorms produced flash flooding

across portions of New York City. Flash

flooding forced closure of subway lines

1, 2, 3, and 6.

Westchester County

New Rochelle Thunderstorm Wind (G54)

A severe thunderstorm produced a peak

wind gust of 62 mph, which downed trees

in New Rochelle. This gust was measured

by a Davis Instrument. Heavy rain also

caused urban flooding.

Bronx County

Central Portion Flash Flood

Queens County

2 NE Woodside Flash Flood

Nassau County

Wantagh Flash Flood

Nassau County

Wantagh to Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

North Massapequa

Nassau County

.5 E Massapequa Park Tornado (F0)

.7 E Massapequa Park

Suffolk County

Amityville Tornado (F0)

Suffolk County

Yaphank Flash Flood

Heavy showers and thunderstorms

produced flash flooding along many

major roads, which resulted in road

closures. The most significant flooding

occurred along the Deegan and Cross

Bronx Expressways, about 2 miles west

of East Tremont in the Bronx; along

Northern Blvd. of Jackson Heights in

Queens; and along the railroad train

tracks, Wantagh Ave. and North

Jerusalem Road in Wantagh, where up to

3 feet of water submerged cars.

Significant flooding, which resulted in

road closures, also occurred in

Yaphank. Up to 2.20 inches of rain was

measured in Lake Grove.

A severe thunderstorm produced a weak

F0 tornado as it moved across extreme

southeast Nassau County and extreme

southwest Suffolk County between 12

Noon and 12:15 pm EDT. This was

confirmed by a NWS Storm Survey team.

The tornado’s path length was only

about one quarter mile long and its’

maximum path width was around 150

yards. There was significant tree

damage along its’ path. Rotation was

evident in the tops of many trees. The

most damage occurred in East Massapequa

between Merrick Road and Route 27A, Old

Sunrise Highway. It was concentrated

around Clocks Blvd. southeast across

Melrose Ave. and County Line Road, then

across Amityville’s Old Fields and

Homestead Avenues. The tornado lifted

into the parent cloud before reaching

South Ketcham Avenue.

This severe thunderstorm produced

damaging winds, large hail, and

torrential rain along its’ path. Large

tree branches were downed in Wantagh.

Quarter size hail was reported in

Farmingdale. Flash flooding also

occurred along its’ path.

NEW YORK, East

Greene County

2 NW Coxsackie Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

A National Weather Service employee

reported that a few tree tops were

sheared off and tents were blown down

at a Farmer’s Market at the New

Baltimore rest area on I-87.

Columbia County

Ghent Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

An Emergency Manager reported that a

tree was blown down and was blocking

one lane of Route 66 in Ghent.

Columbia County

Ghent Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Department of Highway personnel

reported that 2 elm and 1 walnut tree

were blown down in Ghent.

Columbia County

Copake Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Fire and Rescue personnel reported that

trees and wires were blown down at 4

Corners Road and Pennsylvania Avenue in

Copake.

Dutchess County

Amenia Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Fire and Rescue personnel reported

trees and wires were blown down onto

Depot Road in Amenia.

Greene County

3 NW Greenville Cente Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

An Emergency Manager reported that

trees and wires were blown down 3 miles

northwest of Greenville Center.

Greene County

Earlton Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Fire and Rescue personnel reported that

a tree was blown down onto County Route

45 in Earlton.

Columbia County

Ghent Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Fire and Rescue personnel reported that

wires were blown down on Water Street

in Ghent.

On August 1, a warm front moved across

New England. A cool front was over the

western Great Lakes. Eastern New York

was covered by very warm and humid air.

Scattered severe thunderstorms occurred

during the afternoon from the Catskills

to the southern Taconics.

Herkimer County

Dolgeville Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

A trained spotter reported that trees

were blown down in Dolgeville.

Herkimer County

Old Forge Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

An Emergency Manager reported that

trees were blown down in Old Forge.

On August 2, a nearly stationary front

was in the St Lawrence Valley of New

York. All of eastern New York was

covered by a very warm and humid air

mass. A few severe thunderstorms formed

during the afternoon and evening in the

Mohawk Valley and the southwestern

Adirondacks.

Ulster County

Ellenville Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Law enforcement personnel reported that

trees and wires were blown down in

Ellenville.

Dutchess County

Beacon Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Law enforcement personnel reported that

trees were down throughout Beacon.

A cool front drifted slowly southward

from the southern Adirondacks early in

the day. The front focused

thunderstorms as it moved through a

warm humid and unstable air mass. A few

became severe, containing damaging wind

gusts.

Schenectady County

Schenectady Flash Flood

Law enforcement personnel reported that

a water rescue was required at the

corner of Foster and Lang Streets.

On August 20, low pressure traveled

across eastern New York prior to

daybreak. A line of thunderstorms

formed in association with a cool front

tied to this low. Training

thunderstorms brought heavy rainfall to

the northern Catskills and eastern

Mohawk Valley. Two to 3 inches of

rainfall fell in a couple of hours in a

narrow band across Schenectady. Pools

of water formed in some poorly drained

locations, and one incident of a water

rescue within the city was reported by

law enforcement personnel.

NEW YORK, North

Franklin County

Gabriels Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of strong to locally

severe thunderstorms across northern

New York, including a severe

thunderstorm that knocked down trees in

Gabriels (Franklin county).

Franklin County

Saranac Lake Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of strong to locally

severe thunderstorms across northern

New York, including a severe

thunderstorm that knocked down trees

and tree branches in Saranac Lake

(Franklin county).

Essex County

Bloomingdale Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of strong to locally

severe thunderstorms across northern

New York, including a severe

thunderstorm that knocked down trees

and tree branches in Bloomingdale

(Essex county).

Franklin County

Lake Clear Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Franklin County

Paul Smiths Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Franklin County

Rainbow Lake Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

warm front lifted northeast across the

area, which brought an increasingly

humid and unstable airmass. This

combination accounted for the

development of several rounds of strong

to locally severe thunderstorms across

northern New York. There were several

reports of trees down in Franklin

county with this particular round of

thunderstorms, including Rainbow Lake,

Lake Clear and Pauls Smith.

Franklin County

Tupper Lake Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Franklin County

Vermontville Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of strong to locally

severe thunderstorms across northern

New York, including trees down in

Tupper Lake as well as numerous trees

and tree limbs down in Vermontville

(Franklin county).

Franklin County

Vermontville Flash Flood

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of thunderstorms that

traveled over the same areas and

produced very heavy rainfall of 3 to 4

inches with localized higher amounts.

Some observed rainfall totals included

Paul Smiths (Franklin county) with 3.34

inches, Bloomingdale (Essex county)

with 3.25 inches, Saranac Lake

(Franklin county) with 3.04 inches and

Lake Placid (Essex county) with 2.24

inches.

Several roads were flooded with partial

washouts in Franklin and Vermontville

(Franklin county), including along

Route 3 toward St. Armand and

Bloomingdale in Essex county.

Essex County

Bloomingdale Flash Flood

A strong upper atmospheric ridge was

located across the Great Lakes,

accounting for a west-northwest upper

level wind flow with several

disturbances that moved within this

flow across northern New York during

the early morning hours of the 1st.

Meanwhile, a warm front lifted

northeast across the area, which

brought an increasingly humid and

unstable airmass. This combination

accounted for the development of

several rounds of thunderstorms that

traveled over the same areas and

produced very heavy rainfall of 3 to 4

inches with localized higher amounts.

Some observed rainfall totals included

Paul Smiths (Franklin county) with 3.34

inches, Bloomingdale (Essex county)

with 3.25 inches, Saranac Lake

(Franklin county) with 3.04 inches and

Lake Placid (Essex county) with 2.24

inches.

In Bloomingdale and St. Armand, several

culverts and partial road washouts were

reported. Several basements were

flooded, including the collapse of a

basement wall. Also, flood waters

entered a 30 ft by 200 ft structure

(antique shop) causing water and debris

damage.

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Excessive Heat

A “heat ridge” moved into Northern New

York during the early morning hours of

the 1st. This “heat ridge” was part of

a strong, upper level area of high

pressure that brought record heat to a

large majority of the country since

mid-July.

In Northern New York on the 1st,

afternoon temperatures soared into the

90s, but significantly more important

were dewpoints that reached the middle

to upper 70s to produce excessive heat

index values of 100 to 110 degrees,

some of the highest values in nearly a

decade. Actual maximum temperatures

recorded for the 1 st included;

Plattsburgh and Ellenburg Depot at 97

degrees, Massena at 93 degrees, Tupper

Lake and Canton at 92 degrees, Saranac

Lake, Malone and Ogdensburg at 91

degrees.

Clinton County

1 SE Chazy Hail (1.50)

Clinton County

2 W Chazy Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Clinton County

1 SE Chazy Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

A relatively strong westerly low-level

flow interacted with a moderately

unstable airmass across northern New

York on the afternoon of the 7th. The

end result was scattered thunderstorms

across the region, including a

supercell structure that developed over

Clinton county. Numerous trees and

powerlines were downed by damaging

winds across Chazy, including Miner

Farm Road, Fiske Road, North Farm Road

and Route 9. There was some property

damage due to trees falling on

structures and vehicles as well as

nickel size hail. The most significant

damage occurred at the 700 acre Chazy

Orchards, where damaging winds knocked

down trees, branches and apples along

with large hail (shy of golfball size)

that destroyed the upcoming apple crop.

NEW YORK, West

Monroe County

Hilton Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Cayuga County

Cato Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Oswego County

Cleveland Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Thunderstorms developed along a lake

breeze during the afternoon hours. The

thunderstorm winds downed trees in

Hilton and Cato. Trees and power lines

were downed in Cleveland.

Lewis County

Constableville Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Erie County

Tonawanda Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Thunderstorms accompanied the passage

of a cold front during the early

overnight hours. Trees and limbs were

downed in Constableville and Tonawanda.

Erie County

Holland Hail (0.75)

Chautauqua County

Busti Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A warm front draped across the western

part of the state and an upper air

disturbance were the focus of

thunderstorms that developed during the

evening hours. The thunderstorms winds

downed trees in Busti and Celeron. Pea

to penny sized hail fell for five

minutes in Holland.

NORTH CAROLINA, Central

Chatham County

2 SSW Siler City Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down on Wade Paschal Road. Also

numerous power outages reported in

Siler City.

Guilford County

6 SE Greensboro Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down blocking Mill Point Road.

Stanly County

2 NNW Albemarle Hail (0.75)

Reported on US HWY 52.

Stanly County

10 SW Albemarle Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Several reports of trees and power

lines down on SR-27.

Anson County

2 N Ansonville Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down on route 52 near the

Anson/Stanly county line.

Moore County

3 W Robbins Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down … blocking Spies Road.

Durham County

Durham Hail (0.75)

Reported near Deerborn Drive and Club

Road.

Nash County

4 NW Nashville Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down in Corinth along HWY 58.

Guilford County

4 ENE Pleasant Garde Hail (0.75)

Guilford County

4 ENE Pleasant Garde Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

8 ESE Pleasant

Trees reported down along Alamance

Church Road.

Alamance County

Swepsonville Hail (1.00)

Halifax County

Tillery Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down on SR 1311 … HWY 561 …

and Shield Road.

Vance County

2 S Henderson Hail (0.75)

Reported along US 1 Bus.

Moore County

Southern Pines Lightning

Lightning struck 17 year old as he was

removing clothes from a clothesline

outside his home. He died several days

later at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

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Chatham County

4 SW Siler City Flash Flood

Airport Road impassable.

Cumberland County

Fayetteville Flash Flood

Intersection of Cliffdale and Riley

Roads in west Fayettevile under water.

Water up to entrances of some homes but

no structures flooded.

Harnett County

7 W Lillington Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Tree fell on car on Cameron Hill Road

west of Lillington.

Moore County

Southern Pines Hail (1.25)

Moore County

Southern Pines Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Several trees down on 515 Jonston St.

on school grounds.

Guilford County

High Pt Hail (1.00)

Reported on Prospect Street near I-85.

Guilford County

Greensboro Hail (0.75)

Reported on Wendover Ave. at 911

center.

Guilford County

High Pt Hail (0.75)

Guilford County

Greensboro Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

One tree reported down on an apartment

complex in the city.

Wayne County

Goldsboro Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Shingles blown off roofs of several

homes in Goldsboro. A warehouse lost a

portion of its roof blocking railroad

tracks in Goldsboro.

Alamance County

4 NE Swepsonville Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down and roof torn off a mobile

home near HWY 119 and Jim Minor Road.

Shed also blown over.

Guilford County

Summerfield Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Several trees down with some trees down

on power lines.

Durham County

Bahama Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A few trees reported down in northern

Durham County.

Person County

Moriah Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Roof blown off a tractor barn off

Moriah Road.

Randolph County

10 W Asheboro Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down on HWY 64 near Tabernacle.

Guilford County

Greensboro Flash Flood

Water over road at Wendover Avenue and

Tri City Blvd. A couple cars stalled in

flood waters.

Granville County

Central Portion Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A few trees down on HWY 56 and 158.

Forsyth County

Winston Salem Hail (0.75)

Reported near Silas Creek Parkway and

Interstate 40.

Stanly County

New London Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees reported down.

Stanly County

Richfield Flash Flood

Numerous roads closed in northern

Stanly County from Albemarle north to

Richfield.

Stanly County

Richfield Flash Flood

3 to 4 feet of water has been reported

on several roads over northern portions

of the county including Airport Road

near the prison. One water rescue

occurred on Airport Road. Flooding also

reported on HWY 740 between Badin and

Albemarle.

Guilford County

High Pt Flash Flood

Numerous roads flooding in High Point

with 3 feet of water on several

roadways. Flooded roads include

Fairfield and Surret … Grimes and

Taylor. Two vans of elderly people

rescued from flood waters on Grimes

Road.

Montgomery County

8 WSW Troy Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Tree reported down near Woodrun at

Cresswell Drive.

Randolph County

Archdale Flash Flood

A few roads closed in Archdale.

Montgomery County

6 N Troy Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trre reported down near Ant Queen Road

in northern portion of county.

Moore County

Carthage Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Numerous reports of trees and power

lines down.

Montgomery County

2 E Troy Flash Flood

Water reported over the road near the

intersection of Lovejoy Road and Harley

Farm Road.

Wake County

Morrisville Flash Flood

One foot of water reported near

Morrisville Parkway and Crabtree

Crossing.

NORTH CAROLINA, Central Coastal

Craven County

Cherry Pt Mcas Thunderstorm Wind (G59)

Onslow County

Hubert Hail (0.75)

Carteret County

Stella Hail (0.75)

Carteret County

Stacy Tornado (F0)

Damage to crab shack roof.

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Tropical Storm

Carteret County

Morehead City Tornado (F0)

Weak tornado damaged roof in downtown

Morehead City.

Carteret County

Stacy Tornado (F0)

Large Waterspout moved onshore near

Stacy with no damage reported.

Onslow County

1 NW Sneads Ferry Tornado (F0)

Spotter reported tornado.

Tropical Storm Ernesto, with maximum

sustained winds of 70 mph, made

landfall on august 31st during the late

evening hours. The strong tropical

storm moved across the coastal plains

region during the early morning hours

on Friday September 1st. In general,

wind gusts ranged from 40 to 60 mph

with the highest gusts near 70 mph

along the coastal sections of Onslow

County. Minor storm surge flooding and

beach erosion occurred along the Onslow

and Carteret County coastline and the

Neuse River. More significant surge

occurred along the Pamlico River in

Beaufort County where evacuations were

ordered. Storm total rainfall ranged

from 4 inches to near 10 inches. This

heavy rainfall resulted in extensive

fresh water flooding and eventual river

flooding across the area with some

primary and many secondary roads

flooded. The northeast Cape Fear River

at chinquapin remained in major flood

from September 2nd through September

7th resulting of flooding of primary

roads and homes forcing the evacuation

of many residents in the chinquapin

area. Heavy rainfall during the evening

of august 31st through the early

morning hours of September 1st resulted

in extensive flooding of low lying

areas, roads, and streams across

eastern North Carolina, mainly west of

the highway 17 corridor. Flood warnings

were issued for most of the county

warning area as Emesto moved across the

coastal plains counties of eastern

North Carolina. Duplin County was

hardest hit with primary roads flooded

including a 12-mile stretch of

interstate 40. Many streams and roads

across the coastal plains counties

remained flooded for several days.

Freshwater flooding and river flooding

from Ernesto caused most of the damages

across eastern North Carolina. The most

significant storm surge effects

occurred along the Pamlico and Pungo

Rivers in Beaufort County where

estimated water level rises of 4 to 6

feet resulted in flooding of many

roads, low lying areas, homes, and

businesses in Washington, Whichards

Beach, and Belhaven. Highest wind gusts

occurred in the coastal plains counties

with gusts near 70 mph along coastal

Onslow County with wind damage

reported. Thirty homes and businesses

were damaged, mainly from freshwater

flooding, in Onslow County with damages

estimated near 1/2 million dollars.

Thirty homes were flooded or reported

wind damage in Jones County with damage

estimates over one hundred thousand

dollars. Crop damage in Jones County

was estimated up to 5 million dollars.

Freshwater flooding was extensive in

Duplin County, and major river flooding

occurred along the northeast Cape Fear

River near Chinquapin where several

primary and many secondary roads were

flooded for nearly one week.

Evacuations of many homes, and rescues

due to high water were required across

several locations across the county,

especially near chinquapin. An

estimated sound-side flooding of 3 feet

occurred at Collington Harbor in Dare

County where several homes and

businesses were flooded with an

estimated fifty thousand dollars in

damages occurred. Minor wind or

flooding damages were reported in many

other counties in eastern North

Carolina. Three weak tornadoes reported

across Carteret and Onslow counties

resulted in minor damage.

NORTH CAROLINA, Extreme Southwest

Cherokee County

Murphy Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

Two trees down near Murphy.

NORTH CAROLINA, North Coastal

Currituck County

Moyock Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees blown down.

Camden County

2 NE Belcross Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees blown down.

Chowan County

2 N Rockyhock Hail (0.88)

Nickel size hail fell. Winds estimated

at 60 to 70 mph.

Northampton County

3 S.Jackson Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees blown down along Bryantown Road

near Booties Crossroads.

Chowan County

3 SE Edenton Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Large pine tree and power poles blown

down on Route 32.

Currituck County

Aydlett Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Large branches and power lines blown

down at Aydlett Road.

Perquimans County

Hertford Flash Flood

New Hope Road and Harvey Point Road

closed due to high water.

Pasquotank County

Elizabeth City Flash Flood

Numerous roads closed due to high

water.

NORTH CAROLINA, Northwest and North Central

Surry County

Mt Airy Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

A severe thunderstorm snapped a power

pole in Mount Airy. A walnut tree was

also downed.

Surry County

2 S Dobson Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Two trees down.

Surry County

3 NE Pilot Mtn Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

One tree down.

Alleghany County

Ennice Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Large tree blown down on the west side

of town.

Wilkes County

Hays Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

Tree down on Airport Road.

Wilkes County

Purlear Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

A severe thunderstorm blew a tree down

across a power line in the Purlear

community.

Ashe County

West Jefferson Flash Flood

Thunderstorms produced torrential rains

across Ashe County during the afternoon

on the 30th. Three inches of rain in

less than two hours caused Little

Buffalo Creek to flood Doggett Road in

the town of West Jefferson.

Wilkes County

Traphill Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Trees down.

Surry County

1 N Elkin Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Trees down.

Rockingham County

Midway Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

Tree down.

Yadkin County

Enon Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Trees down.

A frontal boundary draped across the

area combined with abundant tropical

moisture set the stage for

thunderstorms to erupt across the

northwest piedmont and foothills of

North Carolina, the afternoon of August

30th. Some of the storms reached severe

levels downing trees in several

counties.

Rockingham County

4 E Eden Flash Flood

Thunderstorms with heavy rain caused

flash flooding during the evening of

the 30th, four miles east of Eden.

out of its banks over Highway 770 for

20 minutes.

NORTH CAROLINA, South Coastal

New Hanover County

Wilmington Hail (0.75)

Penny size hail was reported.

New Hanover County

Wilmington Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

The event began with penny size hail

reported at the intersection of Market

St. and 27th St. A large tree fell at

the corner of Greenville Loop Rd. and

Wrightsville Ave. Power lines were down

at Carolina Beach Rd. and Shipyard

Boulevard.

Brunswick County

3 SE Leland Hail (0.75)

Penny size hail was reported.

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Tropical Storm

Ernesto moved off the Florida coast at

Cape Canaveral on the morning of August

31st, and reached tropical storm

strength by late morning while off the

Georgia coast. Tropical storm Emesto

made landfall on the eastern coast of

Brunswick county near 10:30 pm EST. The

maximum wind speed was recorded at

Wrightsville Beach at 74 mph. A 66 mph

wind gusts was recorded at Kure Beach

and at Bald Head Island the peak wind

was 65 mph. Anemometers across the of

southeast North Carolina recorded

lesser wind speeds, with wind gusts

averaging between 35-50 mph. Thousands

of residents lost power at the height

of the storm. During the early morning

hours Emesto moved north, and Tropical

Storm warnings were lowered for

southeast North Carolina at 7:00 am

EST, September 1st.

Most of the property damage was due to

rainfall and fresh water flooding, with

little structural damage from wind.

Rainfall storm totals ranged from 4.5

inches in Columbus county to nearly 12

inches along the coast of Pender

county. In Pender county, the Northeast

Cape Fear river crested at 16.7 feet,

almost 7 feet above the flood stage of

10 feet. This was the second highest

crest on record, exceeded only by

Hurricane Floyd at 22.5 feet. Flooding

on the Northeast Cape Fear river caused

1600 people to evacuate near the town

of Burgaw, including the Birch Creek

and River Bend communities. The heavy

rains contributed to multiple sewer

spills, most notable in New Hanover

county. Crop damage was extensive,

particularly in Columbus and Pender

counties. In Pender county, over 12000

acres of corn were destroyed, 13000

acres of soybeans, 7000 acres of

cotton, and 760 acres of tobacco were

also damaged. Thousands of turkeys and

chickens were also lost due to the

tropical storm. Along the coast, storm

surge was less than 3 ft. Beach erosion

was minor to moderate, with some dune

loss mainly at Topsail Island.

NORTH CAROLINA, Southwest

Rutherford County

3 SW Rutherfordton Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Top of a tree blown out on Union Rd and

another tree down on Pleasant Hill Rd.

Gaston County

5.5 NNE Bessemer City Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Several trees blown down along Long

Shoals Rd.

Gaston County

1 SW High Shoals Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

The tin roof was ripped off a building

and some shingles stripped from a few

homes. Several trees were also blown

down in this area.

Union County

8.5 N Marshville Dust Devil

A dust devil tore the roof off a

chicken coop on highway 218.

Haywood County

2 NE Cruso Hail (0.75)

Transylvania County

Balsam Grove Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A few trees blown down.

Burke County

1.5 SE Icard Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Several trees down along Johnson Bridge

Rd.

Rowan County

5 W Landis Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Power lines down on Wright Rd and a

tree down on Karriker Rd.

Union County

10.5 NE Monroe Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down on highway 205 near Olive

Branch Rd.

Union County

Waxhaw to Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

1 S Waxhaw

Trees blown down just south of Waxhaw

near highway 75 and power lines blown

down in Waxhaw.

Mecklenburg County

Charlotte Heavy Rain

Urban flooding developed in several

locations across the city, including at

the intersection of North Tryon St and

I-485, where 3 feet of standing water

collected. There was also flooding on

Arbor Way due to poor drainage and

Steele Creek Rd was flooded at

Westinghouse Rd and at Sam Neely Rd.

Cabarrus County

Harrisburg Heavy Rain

Heavy rain from thunderstorms caused

flooding due to poor drainage at the

intersection of Hudspeth and Morehead

Roads, prompting brief closure of the

intersection. Also, the Rocky River

briefly flooded a low spot on Pharr

Mill Rd. Standing water was reported on

numerous roads in the city.

Haywood County

6.5 NNE Waynesville Hail (0.88)

Nickel size hail on Tree Line Trail.

Rowan County

Spencer Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Two trees down on 3rd St.

Rowan County

1.5 SE Rockwell Hail (0.88)

Cabarrus County

1 N Mt Pleasant Hail (0.75)

Reported at the intersection of Mount

Pleasant Rd and highway 49.

Iredell County

Union Grove Hail (0.88)

Catawba County

Conover Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees blown down.

Caldwell County

13 NE Lenoir Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Large limbs blown down.

Lincoln County

Crouse Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Quite a few trees and power lines down

in and around Crouse.

Mcdowell County

2 SE Sugar Hill Hail (0.75)

Union County

3 NE Monroe to Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

8 NE Monroe

Several trees down between highway 601

and Morgan Mill Rd and another tree

down along Lawyers Rd.

Transylvania County

1 S Rosman Hail (0.75)

Buncombe County

Candler Hail (1.00)

Madison County

Marshall Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Two trees blown down.

Buncombe County

12 NW Asheville to Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Weaverville

Buncombe County

Weaverville Hail (0.75)

Numerous trees blown down near the

Madison County line. Also, penny size

hail in Weaverville around this time.

Cabarrus County

6 SW Cabarrus Flash Flood

A campground flooded near Lowes Motor

Speedway, apparently due to a

combination of poor drainage and

flooding along a small tributary of

Irish Buffalo Creek. Several roads were

flooded, including Concord Parkway near

Speedway Bvd and Concord Parkway at

Goodman Circle. Several campers were

evacuated from the campground and at

least 1 vehicle was flooded.

Mecklenburg County

Charlotte Flash Flood

Severe urban flooding developed in the

Charlotte metro area, when as much as

7.5 inches of rain fell in just a few

hours. High water first developed at

flood prone intersections, such as John

Belk Freeway and Independence Bvd and

I-85 and Billy Graham Parkway. Cars

stalled out in deep water on E 9th St

and N Caldwell Ave. In all, 12

motorists were rescued from high water

across the city. Numerous other roads

and highways were flooded with 2-4 feet

of water, including portions of I-85.

Although most of the flooding was due

to drainage problems, Briar Creek and

Little Sugar Creek both exceeded

established flood stages and likely

contributed to the problems. An

apartment building on Dolphin Lane was

evacuated when water entered one of the

units. Another apartment building was

evacuated on Monroe Rd when a creek

flooded the parking lot.

Henderson County

2 ESE Etowah Hail (1.00)

Henderson County

2 ESE Etowah Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

Numerous trees blown down, including

some 70 foot pine trees, centered

around the area near the intersection

of Cummings Cove Rd and Big Willow Rd.

Nickel to quarter size hail was also

reported.

Henderson County

Hendersonville Hail (1.00)

Mecklenburg County

Charlotte Heavy Rain

Quite a bit of street flooding, mainly

on the east side of the city, including

on Albemarle Rd, Harrisburg Rd,

Trotters Ridge Rd, and South Tryon St

at Choate Cir.

Cabarrus County

Concord Flash Flood

Flooding of quite a few streets and

highways developed in the Concord area,

with several roads closed. Although

most of the flooding was due to poor

drainage, Coddle Creek did overflow its

banks and flood highway 49, causing a

section of the road to be closed.

Mecklenburg County

9 SW Charlotte to Flash Flood

10.5 SW Charlotte

Water from Steele Creek flooded a

trailer park on John Price Rd, forcing

the evacuation of about 100 people.

Steele Creek also flooded Choate Cir

near the South Carolina border.

Union County

Northwest Portion Flash Flood

Water from Twelve Mile Creek flooded

several roads, including Newton Rd and

Beulah Church Rd. Also, Marvin Rd was

closed near the Mecklenburg County line

for a while and Marvin Creek flooded

the bridge on Joe Kerr Rd.

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