14 Noteworthy Weather Events From Summer 2016
Summer has come and gone and with it so does a plethora of weather events from excessive heat, hailstorms, rain and flooding. Here are a few of the 2016 summer weather events.
Overall 2016: Above Average Temperatures
Above average temps spanned the country for the first 7 months of 2016. Every state was warmer than average and was the 3rd warmest on record in the contiguous US.
June, 2016: Tropical Storms Arrived Early
Tropical Storms Colin and Danielle arrive as the 3rd and 4th tropical storms of the season. Both set records for their early arrival.
June 16 – June 17, 2016: Severe Weather Reports
In June, the Southeast received almost 1000 reports of severe weather. Over 40% of the severe weather outbreaks occurred in just two days.
June 19, 2016: Deadly Heat
The Southwest saw deadly heat in mid-June with temperatures topping out at 120 degrees in Yuma, AZ, making it the fourth hottest day on record there.
June 23, 2016: Flooding in West Virginia and Virginia
Thunderstorms dumped massive amounts of rain to the area causing some of the worst flooding the area has seen in decades.
July, 2016: Severe Weather
There were 1,170 severe weather reports across the Southeast in July, well above normal.
July and August, 2016: Heatwave
Two rounds of heat and humidity, one in July and one in August, prompted heat advisories and warnings from Massachusetts to Missouri.
July 11 – 12, 2016: Excessive Flooding in the Upper Midwest
Flooding in mid-July across northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin was the worst in the area since 2012.
July 24 – 25, 2016: Tropical Storm Darby
The Hawaiian Islands are impacted by Tropical Storm Darby. This storm dropped as much as 7” of rain in 3 hours in parts of Oahu.
July 28, 2016: Costly Hailstorm
A hailstorm on July 28 in Colorado Springs was the sixth most damaging in Colorado history, coming with a $352.8 million dollar price tag.
July 30, 2016: That’s A Lot of Rain
Massive rain fell in Elliot City, MD. According to NWS, they received 5.96” of rain in 2 hours, making it a 1,000-year event
August 12, 2016: Louisiana Flooding
A low-pressure system brought two feet of rain to some areas of Louisiana, leaving behind devastating flooding.
August 24, 2016: Second Largest Tornado Outbreak
Tornados rampaged Indiana and Ohio in an unanticipated tornado outbreak. At least 12 tornadoes touched down.
September 1, 2016: Hurricane Hermine
Tropical Storm Hermine becomes hurricane strength. It’s the first hurricane to hit Florida since Hurricane Wilma
What weather events affected your area? With four months left in 2016, there’s certain to be many more weather outbreaks. Please stay safe when weather happens.