Wild Weather Wednesday

Today’s Forecast

Good morning and happy Wednesday! I hope everyone has had a great week and has been enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. Today with sunny skies in the forecast and a high of 76, we can expect pretty much the same thing we’ve seen all week. It will be a bit chilly earlier in the morning and once the sun sets, but it will not take long to heat up. Tomorrow will be another beautiful day with sunny skies and a high nearing 80.

Recent Wild Weather

As temperatures rise and people begin to flock to the beaches once again, the last thing they expected was to see snow-covered sand. Only it wasn’t snow, it was almost an inch of pea-sized hailstones. Hailstones form when thunderstorm updrafts are strong enough to carry water droplets well above the freezing level. This freezing process forms a hailstone, which can grow too heavy for the updrafts to support it. At that point, it then falls back to the ground in the form of a hailstone. On Illica Beach near Izmir, Turkey, a passing thunderstorm dumped massive amounts of hailstones along the Aegean Sea. Residents flocked to the beaches to capture photos that resembled a beautiful winter scene at the ocean. Normally in Western Turkey the beaches are already reaching temperatures in the 70s, and get well into the 90s as summer arrives.

Wild Weather this Day in History

On April 12, 1927, a strong tornado wiped out the town of Rock Springs, TX. This F5 tornado killed 72 people, along with, bruising/injuring many of the survivors with large hail that followed after the disaster. Being more than one mile wide in width, this tornado caused more than 1.2 million dollars in damage and destroyed a little over 95% of all their buildings. This tornado remains to be the third deadliest to hit Texas.

Have a great rest of the week and continue to enjoy this beautiful weather we’re having!

Sources: https://www.weather.gov/abr/This_Day_in_Weather_History_Apr_12 https://www.foxweather.com/extreme-weather/hailstorm-leaves-illica-beach-turkey-covered-in-ice

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