This Week in Weather 4/1/17-4/7/17

Weather was wild this week! There were severe storms, snowfall, heavy rain, and everything in between. Check out the stats from this week in weather:

  • More than 80 severe wind reports on Sunday April 2, the highest of which was 70 mph in southeast Texas.
  • Frequent and dangerous lightning lit up the night of April 2. At the peak, there were nearly 7,000 lightning strikes in 15 minutes, up to 200 strikes per minute, which equates to 3 strikes per second!
  • Del Rio, TX saw 5.49″ of rain on April 2. Not only was this a daily record, but also their wettest April day on record, 9th wettest calendar day, and now already 4th wettest April.
  • Alexandria, LA: 8.96″ of rain at Alexandria, LA on April 2 is the 2nd wettest April day on record, and the wettest since 10.18″ in 1953. They saw 3 straight hours of 2″+/hour rainfall rates
  • Jackson, MS measured  2.29″ of rain in 35 minutes at Jackson Int’l ASOS station on April 3.
  • Through 11:06 PM on Wednesday April 5, Atlanta, GA was up to 4.24″.The only other April calendar day that’s had more rain was 4/13/1979 with 4.44″.
  • 77 mph recorded on the summit of Mt. Diablo, CA at 10:15 p.m on Thursday April 6.

What was weather like for you this week? Did you experience severe weather, snow, sunny skies, or something completely different?


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