The house is about 50 feet from the lakeshore, with a seawall about 30 feet from the house. The Drought Monitor analysis on June 18, 2019, indicated few areas of drought in the U.S. One of the only areas of extreme drought in any of the 50 states at this time was highlighted by the red arrow in southeast Alaska. (WATCH: Mississippi Man Survives Tornado). At the same time, gusts up to 50 mph turned the sky brown with dust from west Texas. Most of it is … December 17, 2019 1/19 A driver moves around a utility pole knocked down in Alexandria, La., Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, following a severe weather system went through the area. -An airport cam captured lightning blowing a hole in an airport tarmac. Could there have been a funnel cloud later with this storm, absolutely!! U.S. tornadoes 1950-2017. -One state's first tornado of 2019 rotated "backwards". Kelly R. Larson The Alaska State Fair is a local, self-sustaining, non-profit corporation established in 1936. This was the first documented February tornado in New Mexico, according to records kept since 1950. It would appear like we are, but many more reports happen in the summer when there is an influx of visitors to Alaska. The energy and moisture of the storm is coming from Typoon Faxai, which made landfall in Japan on Monday. There were 70 confirmed tornadoes during a March 3 outbreak across Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. -Illinois, meanwhile, definitely did set a state cold record. -Spikey Kansas hail twice in five days. Consider Donating Your generous donation contributes to the ASF scholarship program, Helping Hands program, school tours, My Fair Flower program and the overall health of the Fair. Southeast Alaska had its record driest June through May period in 2018 and 2019, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. Sorry, the location you searched for was not found. Which City Is the Worst for Fall Allergies This Year? On May 22, Jefferson City, Missouri, Mayor Carrie Tergin issued a mandatory evacuation of all parts of the city north of the Missouri River. Please try another search. If a funnel cloud descends to the ground, it is then classified as a tornado and poses a threat to those in the path. Facebook Twitter Tornadoes in the South, floods and snow in the Midwest, crazy heat in Alaska. 39 were killed and 156 were injured as Rochelle was hit head-on at EF4 strength. Screen shot from the National Weather Service Anchorage Office on September 11, 2019, showing current hazards. -Dust from over 1,000 miles away mixed with upper Midwest snow. If it was over water that would make it a waterspout, it is a tornado if it is over land. This article originally appeared at and is republished here with permission. We recognize our responsibility to use data and technology for good. The National Weather Service predicts that the storm will strike hardest on Wednesday with driving winds and heavy rainfall, and taper into showers and breezes by Thursday. These tend to be smooth and funnel like in appearance, but have no connection from the cloud to the ground. -A pair of lows off the East Coast were the eyes of a face. Take control of your data. Typhoon Hagibis, known in Japan as Reiwa 1 East Japan Typhoon (令和元年東日本台風, Reiwa Gannen Higashi-Nihon Taifū), was an extremely violent and large tropical cyclone that caused widespread destruction across its path, starting from October 6, 2019, up until October 13, 2019. "Just blessed to be alive," Scott later said, choking back tears. That's more than 200 ahead of normal pace. Mysterious metal monolith found in otherworldly Utah desert. The 2020 Anchorage, Alaska tornado was an extraordinarily rare and powerful wedge tornado that devastated portions of Anchorage, Alaska during the late afternoon hours of March 19, 2020.The EF3 tornado killed 3 people and injured 136 others as it carved a massive path of destruction, starting at the southwest end of Anchorage and ending northeast of the city. US census manager instructed workers to falsify household counts, texts show. NWS It was another cold season full of records in Alaska, mostly of the abnormally warm kind. A dike failure along the Platte River even prompted the National Weather Service to evacuate its office west of Omaha, moving 100 miles away to Hastings, Nebraska. -Hawaii may have set a new all-time record low. On May 9, their outdoor commencement service was abbreviated because of 1 to 3 inches of snow in Boulder.