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Strong storms, heavy rain and hurricane season starts...

Posted By Janice Dean On June 1, 2014 @ 12:48 pm In Weather | Comments Disabled

Good morning everyone!

We’ve got a lot to talk about this Sunday in weather.   Can you believe it’s June 1st?  It feels like just yesterday I was talking about winter…

Today we’ve got the threat for strong to severe storms across the Plains:

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Heavy rain will bring the possibility of flooding over the Northern Plains and Midwest with some areas seeing 2-4 inches, so flash flood watches and warnings are in place:

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Hurricane season begins today.  Here’s a look at the forecast this year, which is a little below average in activity, but remember it just takes one to make it a horrible season:

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One of the reasons we’re expecting lower than average numbers is El Nino is back which is an area of warm water over the equatorial Pacific that changes weather patterns, and can inhibit the formation of strong hurricanes:

[4]June is typically quiet for activity, but we’re watching the Gulf of Mexico later this week for possible development of a system.

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Here’s a look at this year’s names:

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So stay tuned, and have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

JD


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