Violent June Storms

9 PM Update

If you have been watching the Stanley Cup Finals on WSAZ this evening, you know it has been a stormy night. Our power has been flickering off and on as the Pens try to ward off the Red Wings.

Tornado alerts were posted earlier in Lewis and Scioto Counties. No confirmations yet, but we have reports a tornado may have occured in nearby Greenup County. We are awaiting ground truth on this event.

The high winds aside, Flood Warnings galore are flying across much of the region north of I-64 where streams are out of their banks and roads are closed in many locations. Greenup, Lewis, Boyd KY and Cabell, Mason, Putnam, Kanawha and Jackson WV and all Southern Ohio Counties are under Flood Warnings this Wednesday night.

Remember the golden rule for darkness floods; namley, never cross a flooded road at night when visibility is poor.

Severe Weather Announces Heat

Talk about Déjà vu! The title of today’s blog is being borrowed from Monday’s prose and sure fits the bill again. Wednesday’s violent storms are paving the way to a scorching hot end of the school year.

But first things first as we must navigate still another Tornado Watch this Wednesday evening. Until 8 PM a crescent that extends from the River Cities of Huntington-Ashland-Ironton thru the Kanawha Valley is under close scrutiny for possible high winds, hail and even a twister.

So far today, no tornadoes have been reported, just plenty of strong winds, hail and torrential downpours. That means Flash Flooding has become a problem as rainfalls have reached as high as 4 inches the past 2 days. We know of flooding in Greenup, Lewis Ky and Gallia and Lawrence Ohio to name a few counties.

In a nutshell, the rains are trumpeting the arrival of a heat wave which will see temperatures jump into the 90s beginning Thursday and lasting into early next week.

I will add to this blog as time permits tonight.

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