Big Severe Weather Day – 2 DeadJuly 26th, 2012 at 10:55 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
These are storm reports from SPC. The moderate risk that SPC put out from SE Indiana to NYC sure worked out. There was one fatality in Genessee, PA, one fatality in NYC (scaffolding collapsed) and injuries in Camden and Rockaway, NJ. and also at least one other injury in NYC. There were still 33,000 customers without power from the storms. The Ohio St. Fair was temporarily shut down by the storm. A State of Emergency and mandatory curfew were declared in Elmira, NY because of storm damage. Measured wind gusts this PM: 72 mph Durant OK, 74 mph Armagh IN and 75 mph at Versailles KY and Albany OH. As I write this (10:55 PM – trying to finish before the news), SPC reports 350 wind damage reports (blue dots on the map), 2 possible tornadoes and 37 severe hail reports (up to tennis-ball size). One-inch diameter hail fell in downtown Cincinnati. The NYC storm is being called a derecho. Check out this picture of the storm coming into NY from Ryan Brenizer Photography. Lightning started a 6-alarm apartment complex fire in NYC. A number of firefighters were taken to the hospital.