Much needed rain for some… and more on the wayJuly 19th, 2012 at 7:47 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
Just as we forecast yesterday, scattered showers and thunderstorms developed during the afternoon hours. We had the elevated risk for severe storms, and had a handful of warnings. Wind damage was the most common report in our area:
Hail fell in spots, too, but most of it was not up to severe size. Also, with the high moisture content (it’s no news that it’s been extremely HUMID!)… heavy rain fell in spots, causing some flash flooding. The official total at the Dayton International Airport was only .05″… so that was one of the lower amounts. But many farmers had significantly MORE, and were extremely happy. It’s nice to see that some of the heavier rain fell in parts of the Miami Valley that have been the driest. Here are some doppler estimates:
Earlier this week, my farmer friends sent me this picture of how DRY the ground was around their corn in Fort Loramie–which is really showing signs of stress:
But they were happy to report .7″ of rain from yesterday’s storms!! Hooray! Today will be very similar to how things happened yesterday afternoon. We can’t rule out a spotty shower or storm this morning–especially north. Then, with the front dropping in and daytime heating… scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and hang around through the evening. Not everyone will see great rainfall amounts… but some spots WILL. We are also included in an Elevated Risk for severe storms, once again:
Wind will be the main threat, with hail also possible… and of course, heavy rain. We will keep you posted of any watches or warnings on 2 News… wdtn.com and through Text Alerts. We would love to see your storm pictures, too… you can use the Report It feature on the 2News App to easily send them right to us!