Today is the 33rd anniversary of the worst hailstorm to ever hit the city of Crossville.
MM’s Local Weather Concerns:
Rainfall: More heavy downpours are possible today, which could once again lead to some localized flash flooding.
Weather Watchers: Please continue to report your rainfall amounts and any flooding you might have. Thank you!
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On This Day
1990- In Crossville, a severe thunderstorm produces wind damage and a rare hailstorm that injures 11 people. Hailstones in the shape of bricks crash through windshields and rooftops. The Farm Bureau alone reports 8,000 claims totaling $18,000,000.
2005 – Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Plaquemines Parish in southeastern Louisiana early on the 29th with maximum sustained winds near 125 mph, a strong category-three, and the third most-intense landfalling hurricane in U.S. history. The center of the hurricane passed just east of New Orleans, where winds gusted over 100 mph. Widespread devastation and unprecedented flooding occurred, submerging at least 80 percent of the city as levees failed. Farther east, powerful winds and a devastating storm surge of 20-30 feet raked the Mississippi coastline, including Gulfport and Biloxi, where Gulf of Mexico floodwaters spread several miles inland. Rainfall amounts of 8-10 inches were common along and to the east of the storm’s path. Katrina weakened to a tropical storm as it tracked northward through Mississippi and gradually lost its identity as it moved into the Tennessee Valley on the 30th.
The path of Hurricane Idalia continues to point toward the northwest Florida coastline. The storm is expected to be a cat 3 storm at landfall Wednesday morning, with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. This will make Idalia a major hurricane and hurricane conditions will likely persist all the way into southern Georgia. The storm takes a curious path out in the Atlantic and hopefully just eventually swings out to sea. There have been storms in the past that have looped back and made additional landfalls. Hopefully this storm doesn’t do that.
This is the rainfall froecast for Idalia. Notice that the rain stays to our southeast and mainly hugs the Atlantic coastline.
I’m so proud to be contracted with Crossville City Fire to provide critical weather support for emergency services!