Dry start to the new work weekMay 13th, 2012 at 5:24 pm by Tara Hastings under Weather
The rain shield ended up panning out just like I thought it would. Light rain fell from Dayton south east to Wilmington. While the rain wasn’t heavy it was still a bit of a nuisance on this Mother’s Day. However on this date 82 years ago it wasn’t just rain falling from the sky.
On Tuesday May 13, 1930 the first death due to hail was recorded. J.C. Clack was in a farm field just outside of Levelland, Texas (which is near Lubbock) when a hail started falling from the sky. He was unable to get to shelter before being hit by the frozen precipitation. I was able to find a newspaper article from the Lubbock Morning Avalanche dated Wednesday May 14, 1930. By the time the 39 year old Clack made it to shelter it was too late and he later died. Here’s a quote from the paper “Physicians stated that the man was subject to heart trouble, the beating of the frozen pellets was directly responsible for his death.” It doesn’t say how large the hail was however the storm caused about ten thousand dollars in property damage.
While we didn’t have hail today we did have raindrops falling from the sky. But not a lot. Many locations picked up less than a tenth of an inch. It seemed like we had a lot more however it was rather light and was on and off throughout the day. Here’s what was officially recorded at the airport.
The rain finally comes to an end by later tonight. We’ll still keep the clouds around but will see them begin to break up later on Monday. Here’s what it will look like for the start of the new work week.
Notice a lot of clouds but the rain should be east of us by Monday morning. The clouds begin to break up by the afternoon. Highs will remain in the lower 70′s which is a few degrees above normal. Pleasant weather continues for Tuesday with highs a degree or two warmer. However on Wednesday a weak front drops southward and brings us a slight chance for a few showers. Precipitation amounts will be on the lighter side.