Wild Weather Wednesday

Today’s Forecast

Good morning and happy Wednesday! I hope everyone managed to stay safe from any storms that came through yesterday! As this storm system continues to push through, there are some slight chances for rain throughout today, as well as, a possible thunderstorm, and winds with occasional strong gusts. Thunderstorms are not expected to be severe if one were to pop up. With the recent passing of a cold front, temperatures will be cooler with a high of 54 and a low of 38. With storms finally starting to move out, tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with the continuation of some gusty winds. Highs will be in the upper 40s and lows will be in the mid 30s. Going into this weekend temperatures will begin to warm back up and skies will be sunny.

Recent Wild Weather

Along the coastline,  running alongside the English Channel, some unsuspecting Easter beach strollers were about to get a big surprise. An unstable cliffside was about to collapse only about 50 metres from where they were walking. Video footage captured the moment the cliff collapsed on Good Friday. Omar El-Haj, the witness who filmed it, said: “As soon as I zoomed in the cliff began to collapse. Dorset Council warned other walkers to beware a “greater risk of landslides of rockfalls”. Since January, there have been several rockfalls along the West Bay. Despite the many warnings and dangers.. people continue to walk the cliffs up above and the beaches down below.  Talk about walking on the wild side. Cliffs collapse for many different reasons. While the most common reason is weathering, there are other factors to consider, such as water crashing against the cliff face, what the cliff is made of, and the climate of the area. Softer materials, such as clay are more likely to collapse than harder materials like granite. Bad weather naturally erodes the foundations of a cliff, and can cause it to collapse. See the link below to watch the video of the cliff collapse caught on tape.

Wild Weather this Day in History

It was 1964 in Wichita Falls, Texas when the first live television pictures of an F5 tornado were about to be broadcast on t.v. The storm was moving through the city destroying nearly everything in it’s path, including 225 homes. The twisters would travel 5 to 6 miles before eventually dying out. Before this deadly storm came to an end it would be responsible for taking the lives of 7 individuals and injuring 111 more! Damage estimates exceeded $15 million in total. Click below to watch the video of the first tornado put on live broadcast.

I hope everyone has an amazing rest of the week and enjoys this beautiful weekend that’s in store.

Sources: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/04/02/walkers-take-lives-their-hands-edge-unstable-dorset-cliffs/#:~:text=An%20unstable%20cliff%20collapsed%20onto,crashing%20into%20the%20English%20Channel https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/fb-5350325/What-causes-cliffs-collapse.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOkB0lQlnwo https://www.weather.gov/abr/This_Day_in_Weather_History_Apr_03#:~:text=A%20tornado%20raced%20through%20Guin,persons%20and%20injuring%20500%20others

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