TuesdayAugust 26th, 2014 at 1:46 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Colorado storm with rain/hail shaft (from Melissa Ritter and KOAA). Check out this picture of hail in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It knocked a lot of the leaves off the trees. Here’s hail covering the gr0und near Lake Tahoe, NV. We received a couple emails about a small swatch of wind damage in Hudsonville with yesterday’s storms. At midnight it was 86° in Hutchinson, KS and 68° in Great Bend, KS, an 18-degree difference in a span of 59 miles. The Napa California e-quake resulted in 208 injuries. 90 water mains were ruptured. 33 buildings have been red-tagged. Almost all of the 70,000 customers that lost power are back on line. Napa, California reports that only about 6% of the public has e-quake insurance. Hurricane Cristobal is a minimal hurricane north of the Bahamas moving north. It’ll do nothing more than kick up the surf along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and in Bermuda. Hurricane Marie, well off the Mexican West Coast is no threat to land, but will kick up the surf a bit along the coast of the Baja Peninsula, California and Hawaii. Roads closed due to flooding near Salome, AZ. Magnitude-5.7 earthquake strikes 72 miles SSE of Akureyri, Iceland, where a volcanic eruption is possible. Indianapolis, IN hit 90 F for the first time this year on Monday. Finally, a pretty sunset shot of lightning and a rainbow.