Several cars were tossed into a field, outbuildings were destroyed, and power poles were snapped nearby. #2", "Tornado causes extensive damage in Linwood.#2", "Tornado obliterates the town of Linwood#3", "April Has Been an Extreme, Record-Breaking Weather Month From Coast to Coast", https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-201905, "Eastern Canada Grapples With Extreme Flooding", "Rounds of rain, severe thunderstorms to raise flood risk in central US this week", "2019 Mississippi River Flood the Longest-Lasting Since the Great Flood of 1927 in Multiple Locations", "Canada's spring floods, by the numbers - CTV News", "April and May have been extremely active for flash flooding, especially in the south-central portions of the US.  Later in the evening, another long-lived supercell formed in southwestern Kansas where SPC had previously highlighted uncertainty in convective development. Past Lawrence, the tornado regained EF3 intensity as it moved through rural areas to the northeast of Eudora. Another home sustained roof loss and failure of exterior walls. At 1300 UTC the SPC upgraded the risk to moderate for a 15% chance of significant tornadoes, namely around the MO/KS/NE borders; with a 10% chance of tornadoes extending southward to include much of eastern Kansas. "It was the scariest 15 seconds of my life," Blake Gifford, one of the people who took shelter in the church restroom, told WKEF. About one-third of all flash flood, flood and debris flow reports in that time were from KS, OK, and MO.pic.twitter.com/I25IzddA9N", "Here is a closer look at our Day 1 Excessive Rainfall Outlook. , The severe storms that produced the tornadoes were accompanied by extremely heavy rainfall. A wastewater treatment plant was badly damaged, while Brookville High School had much of its roof torn off. She had been in poor health, and was trapped in her destroyed home following the tornado. Just beyond this point, the tornado strengthened further as it passed just south of Frederick Pike and moved along Riverside Drive. This is also the first time SPC has highlighted an area for all Days 4-8 with a 15% or greater probability of severe. May 28, 2019 at 9:48 p.m. UTC One person is dead and several are injured after multiple tornadoes ravaged Ohio late Monday. City officials announced a boil advisory for water, and there were around 60,000 power failures across Ohio on Tuesday morning, with the most in Montgomery County, home to Dayton.  While initiation of thunderstorms was expected in the early afternoon hours (with the threat for large hail being the primary threat initially in the presence of weak low-level wind shear), more expansive cloud cover and a stronger cap delayed initiation. EF3 damage was observed as the tornado crossed East 850th Road, where many trees were denuded and partially debarked. Later that evening, a large EF4 wedge tornado grazed the southeastern edge of Lawrence, Kansas before impacted the western fringes of Linwood, destroying numerous homes and agricultural buildings, debarking and denuding many trees, and injuring 18 people. A large EF2 wedge tornado also struck the town of Peggs, Oklahoma, significantly damaging homes and businesses, and injuring one person. A total of 35 tornadoes were confirmed. Multiple tornadoes tore through Indiana and Ohio on Monday night with the first touching down at around 11pm. Vicksburg, Mississippi has been in continuous flood stage since February 17. Multiple tied-down mobile homes were thrown and completely destroyed at this location, with large amounts of debris strewn throughout the area.  Later that evening, a large EF2 wedge tornado touched down near Canadian, Texas, snapping numerous trees and power poles, and destroying sheds and oil field equipment. Characterized by extreme instability and low-level shear, along with a wind profile supporting the development of numerous widely spaced discrete supercell thunderstorms, conditions in place across this region were remarkably favorable for a large outbreak of violent, long-tracked tornadoes. The map below is from April 1 to early this morning (May 28). Other tornadoes were spotted but not immediately confirmed by the weather service. , Map of tornado warnings and confirmed tornadoes from the outbreak. In the presence of strong instability and very strong low-level shear, numerous tornadoes were confirmed across the region, all rated EF0 or EF1. A series of storms also struck the Dayton area around 11:30 p.m., leaving “significant” damage and creating problems with the city’s water system, city officials said at a news conference on Tuesday morning. Staff Photo. The tornado then crossed the Mad River and struck the East Dayton neighborhood of Springfield. A large EF2 tornado damaged homes, destroyed outbuildings, and damaged the roof of an apartment building in Mangum, Oklahoma. Several large storage buildings and garages were destroyed at this location, with debris strewn in all directions. , Lake Ontario broke record flood levels on May 31 due to heavy rainfall and the record inflow of water it received from Lake Erie, and was still rising. On May 29, the U.S. had its 13th straight day with at least eight tornadoes, which broke the previous record of 11 days straight set in 1980. The tornado quickly regained EF2 intensity as it tore directly down Jackson Street, snapping numerous trees and power poles and ripping the roofs off of dozens of homes. “They help take care of each other but when you lose your home, it’s not easy.”, Source: National Weather Service | Note: Tornadoes reported during Monday 8 a.m. (EDT) and Tuesday 8 a.m. (EDT) are shown. , The Storm Prediction Center issued a Particularly Dangerous Situation Tornado Watch (the 197th severe weather watch issued in 2019) at 1:35 p.m. CDT for portions of the eastern Texas Panhandle and the Texas High Plains. The tornado then reached its peak intensity as it struck the western outskirts of Linwood, where an anchor-bolted frame home was completely leveled and partially swept away. Many well-built homes in this area had their roofs ripped off and sustained collapse of numerous exterior walls.  Farther to the north, a brief but strong tornado occurred east of Geronimo, Oklahoma, ripping the roofs and exterior walls off of two homes and injuring one individual. dayton, … A final area of EF0 tree limb damage was observed along E County Road U before the tornado dissipated. The most significant tornado of the day was a high-end EF1 that touched down near Frytown, Iowa, where numerous vehicle trailers were tossed and destroyed and a trailer sales business, and outbuildings were destroyed.  Later in the day, a cluster of storms formed across portions of Nebraska and Kansas, with a severe squall line taking shape farther south across the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles as stronger upper-level winds arrived. The area suffered a "tornado outbreak," the NWS says, posting a map showing more than a dozen places where tornadoes may have struck, from the Ohio-Indiana border to … Damage of this severity is typically rated at least EF4, though damage surveyors noted that the home's poorly-built block foundation actually came apart underneath the bolts, rendering them ineffective. , Into the morning hours of May 26, the mesoscale convective system continued to push across eastern Oklahoma, leading to two simultaneous, large EF1 tornadoes in Sapulpa. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) In Celina, Ohio, 82-year-old Melvin Dale Hanna was killed when a parked car was blown … The potential for strong tornadoes excited from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Columbia, Missouri. Supercell thunderstorms developed in northern Illinois, and three tornadoes moved through the eastern suburbs of Chicago. , At least 32 people were injured by this tornado, and one person was killed, with the fatality being a 61-year-old man who died of his injuries in the days following the tornado.  Amtrak service between Kansas City and Hutchinson, Kansas, was also halted.  States of emergency were also declared by the governor in Arkansas, Ohio, Mississippi, and Missouri because of the flooding and tornadoes. , Flooding in Canada broke records after the new round of storms.  People using generators in confined spaces led to an increase in hospital admissions due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Jefferson City residents had at least 30 minutes advance warning before the tornado hit. Neither of the EF4 tornadoes in this outbreak resulted in a single death, in spite of one tornado being rain-wrapped, never clearly visible, and nearly a mile wide, and the other tornado striking a densely-populated urban area at night. But even after the authorities responded to dozens of calls, including pulling people out of buildings, they reported just three minor injuries. The River's Edge Apartments were devastated by the tornado, and multiple large brick apartment buildings sustained destruction of their upper floors in this area. A total of 27 tornadoes were confirmed. Quickly re-intensifying, the tornado crossed North 1000 Road at EF3 strength, where two well-built homes sustained loss of their roofs and multiple exterior walls.  By May 28, every single county in Oklahoma was under a state of emergency due to tornadoes or flooding. The tornado then caused additional minor roof, tree, and barn damage within the vicinity of Clifton Road and U.S. Route 68 before dissipating to the north of Xenia, Ohio.  Kansas City International Airport was closed for half a day while debris was removed from its runways. Past downtown, the tornado crossed the Missouri River and weakened, causing only EF1 tree damage to the south of the Jefferson City Memorial Airport. The El Reno, Oklahoma school district—which has storm shelters at seven of its schools (six underground and one above-ground shelter)—was one of the few in sections of central and western Oklahoma under highest threat of significant severe weather that decided to hold regular classes that day; El Reno Superintendent Craig McVay defended the decision on safety grounds, acknowledging that between 75% and 90% of students in the district do not have shelters in their home. It said a suspected tornado had been seen traveling southeast near Vandalia, about 10 miles north of Dayton, and had crossed the path of the first tornado. Weak mid-level winds were expected to mitigate the tornado risk, owing to a severe thunderstorm watch across central Kansas down into central Oklahoma. Trees were snapped, outbuildings were destroyed, and a large truck was rolled as well.  For the first time in the organization's history, a threat of severe weather was introduced for their entire day 4–8 period. The late evening of May 27th, 2019 Memorial day was the start of a deadly storm that was soon followed but continuous lightning and Tornado Sirens. Another house in this area sustained EF2 roof and wall damage. In addition, large trees were snapped and a few other homes sustained roof, window, and siding damage. One extended from Michigan down through Indiana, along with parts of Ohio and Illinois, and included a 5% risk area for tornadoes. , On the evening of May 28, this massive, violent, multiple-vortex, rain-wrapped wedge tornado touched down at the north side of Lone Star Lake in Douglas County, Kansas. EF3 damage to the Budget Value Inn motel in El Reno, Oklahoma. , Despite striking at night and producing major damage in a densely-populated urban area, remarkably, this tornado did not result in any direct fatalities. Throughout Ohio there were a total of 21 tornadoes on May 27 2019. Many trees and power lines were downed, and a small automotive business was leveled as well. He said that at least seven people had been injured, three of them seriously, and that at least 40 homes had been destroyed or seriously damaged. A mixture of EF1 and EF2 damage was observed as the tornado continued to the northeast through rural areas, impacting several homes.  The NOAA also reported the second wettest May ever recorded in the contiguous U.S. at 4.41 inches: 1.5 inches above average, and 0.03 inches shy of the all-time record. The strongest tornado of the day was an EF3 that heavily damaged a brick home near Bern, Kansas, and left cycloidal scouring marks in open farm fields. Damaged ranged from sections of roofing torn off to severe structural damage. Additional EF2 damage occurred to trees, some homes, and outbuildings along Oakridge Road and points to the northeast. , The threat for organized severe weather on May 17 was first outlined five days prior, when the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) outlined the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, as well as western Kansas, in a 15% probability contour. An Amtrak train was stopped between New York City and Pittsburgh on May 29 due to fallen trees.. The tornado weakened further as it passed over Shaw Elementary School and moved through nearby neighborhoods at EF1 intensity. And just last week, a series of powerful tornadoes whipped across the Midwest, killing at least three people in southwestern Missouri and destroying buildings and homes in that state’s capital, Jefferson City.  This is only the second watch in SPC history where every category of watch probabilities (torn, wind, hail) are at greater than 95%. The tornado then lifted and dissipated as it reached the Railwood Golf Club. One-third of all flash-flooding reports during April and May came from Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. At 10:31 p.m. EDT, the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Wilmington, Ohio issued a tornado warning for a thunderstorm with radar-indicated rotation over northeastern Preble and Montgomery counties. A total of 42 tornadoes were confirmed. — Ohio Dept of Transportation (@ODOT_Statewide) May 28, 2019 Snow plows were used to clear tornado debris. Multiple well-built homes sustained roof and exterior wall loss, and a large masonry school building that housed a daycare center sustained major structural damage. , Large parts of the Mississippi River system were already in the midst of the longest-lasting flood fight since 1927 before the current severe storm exacerbated the situation. The tornado then weakened to EF1 strength as it approached and crossed the Barton County line. Weakening further to EF1 strength, the tornado narrowed and moved along a more due-easterly path, damaging trees and tearing part of the roof from a home along Southeast 27th Street. In the Dayton, Ohio region, 80,000 people were without power on May 28 and 29. By 2000 UTC the SPC had downgraded the forecast for significant tornadoes to 10%, but this time including Kansas City as the risk was shifted southward due to a stubborn cold front to the north. The tornado continued at EF1 strength as it exited the Dayton city limits and entered the suburb of Riverside, Ohio. Weakening back to EF1 intensity, the tornado caused mainly tree and outbuilding damage as it continued to the northeast. , Despite the extremely volatile and dangerous setup, the large outbreak of violent tornadoes that was expected did not occur; however, several strong tornadoes did touch down. Several other homes in this area had their roofs torn off, one of which sustained high-end EF2 damage, with its roof and a few second-floor exterior walls ripped off. Numerous trees and power poles were downed, a house sustained shingle damage, and a barn had its sheet metal roofing peeled off in this area. These wide, but weak tornadoes caused widespread damage to trees, power poles, homes, and businesses in town. The May 3-4, 2019 Great Lakes tornado outbreak was a catastrophic tornado outbreak that occurred in the states of Michigan, Indiana, Ontario, and Ohio.  Just east-southeast of this point, the tornado briefly weakened slightly as it struck a neighborhood along the west side of Grange Hall Road, where dozens of homes were heavily damaged or destroyed at high-end EF2 intensity. This was the second major loss of water and boil advisory in the area within the year, following a similar event in February. Ohio Task Force 1, an urban search and rescue team, said early Tuesday that it was supporting rescue efforts in Montgomery County. Further east, an enhanced risk was in place across most of Pennsylvania, along with part of Ohio and New Jersey. Multiple cars were flipped and moved at this location, and a large metal auto service building was badly damaged. , Ottawa, Ontario nearly doubled its average rainfall to set a new May record of 175.8 millimeters of rain. A total of 17 tornadoes were confirmed. , The tornado was rated EF4, and was up to one mile wide at times.  The Morganza Spillway upriver from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will be opened on June 2 for the third time in its history; it is opened when river flows at the Red River Landing are predicted to reach 1.5 million cf. killing at least three people in southwestern Missouri. Further east, the tornado weakened again as numerous homes and apartment buildings sustained EF1 damage in the Stone Falls subdivision and neighborhoods further east. The tornado outbreak sequence of May 2019 was a prolonged series of destructive tornadoes and tornado outbreaks affecting the United States over the course of nearly two weeks, producing a total of 392 tornadoes, including 51 significant events (EF2+). An area of low pressure was expected to progress over the southern High Plains, supporting a southward-extending dryline and a northeast-extending cold front to the Iowa–Missouri border. Four tornadoes during this outbreak were fatal, causing a total of eight fatalities.  This resulted in widespread river and lakeshore flooding and flash flooding, which frequently interfered with emergency crews responding to tornado damage, and also interfered with National Weather Service damage surveys. Outside of town, EF1 damage continued to occur as outbuildings were damaged, trees were snapped, a mobile home was blown off its foundation, and homes sustained severe roof damage. Although they affected thousands of people at different times throughout the day, all power was restored by the end of the day. Farther to the northeast, EF3 damage continued at the intersection of North 900th Road and East 1000 Road, where additional trees were debarked and a house was leveled at high-end EF3 strength. This included an EF1 tornado that caused moderate damage in Carrollton, Ohio. May 17–30 Numerous vehicles were thrown into piles, and a large metal automotive service building was completely destroyed at high-end EF2 strength in this area. The tornado continued to the northeast, causing minor damage in the southern part of Iowa City before dissipating. , At 10:28 p.m. CDT on May 25, a small QLCS tornado touched down just south of Interstate 40 on the south side of El Reno, Oklahoma. This interactive map, which contains data from January 1950 to October 31, 2020, pinpoints where a cyclone touched down and traces its path of destruction. , Later that morning, the SPC issued an enhanced risk for severe weather at 0600 UTC; denoting a 10% risk of significant tornadoes along the Missouri and Iowa border as well as parts of Kansas, Nebraska, and Illinois.  Strong southeasterly surface winds ahead of this convection in Texas provided the impetus for prolific tornado production over subsequent hours as it moved toward the northeast. Numerous trees were snapped and denuded as well. It moved east, reaching EF1 strength and heavily damaging a poultry barn. In addition to the 3 fatalities, one other person was injured by this tornado, which was rated EF3. “I have no doubt we will do so again today and in the coming week.”, A large tornado was confirmed near Trotwood, about eight miles northwest of Dayton. Continuing to the east, the tornado exited densely populated areas of Beavercreek and began moving through more rural areas. Another EF2 downed electrical transmission lines near Earth, Texas as well. It’s one of nearly 100 tornadoes reported in the past week across the United States. The torrential rain resulted in frequent flash-flooding.  One person drowned in his van near Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. Heavy damage to historic brick homes in Jefferson City, Missouri. A maximum rating of EF3 was applied as a result. Numerous industrial vehicles, delivery trucks, and semi-trailers were thrown and tossed atop one another as well, and multiple very large metal storage tanks were crumpled and damaged. 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