This Week in Weather 6/9/18-6/15/18

As the country starts to experience the peak of the summer season, here are some weather facts and stats from the week that stood out to us!

  • A single flash flood warning in PA on the early morning of Monday, June 11 encompassed over 1.6 million people.
  • As of Wednesday, June 13, it has been 104 days since Tucson, AZ has seen measurable rainfall making for the 5th longest dry streak for the city.
  • Cold air damming kept Raleigh, NC out of the heat on Tuesday, June 12 with a high temperature of only 70º. That’s 17º below average! The average number of days that Raleigh will see high temperatures at or below 70º is 0.36/month (1981-2010 avg).
  • The NWS confirmed a tornado hit Wilkes-Barre, PA on the night of Wednesday, June 13. Here are some stats about tornadoes in the area:
    • Tornadoes at that time of night are super rare. Only 2.2% of tornadoes in Pennsylvania have occurred between 10 PM and midnight.  
    • When did a tornado last strike Wilkes-Barre? None have hit the city limits since 1950. The closest was an F1 on June 21, 1981, that passed well south of town.
    • The last significant tornado to strike Wilkes-Barre proper was along the southern edge of the downtown area on August 16, 1890.
    • Fifteen tornadoes have hit the county since 1950.

Post in the comments about what sort of weather you experienced today!