Thursday, May 16, 2013

Massive tornado sweeps north Texas

Damage late last night in Granbury, TX.
It has been a rather quiet tornado season thus far thanks to the record cold that has prevailed across large portions of North America. That will change in the coming days as much more warm and humid air attempt's to stream northward while more cold sinks south. This was evident last night as severe weather prevailed across portions of north Texas. Massive tornadoes occurred south of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex including Granbury, Texas where at least 6 deaths were reported. Hundreds more are injured and 14 missing. The storms also produced massive baseball size hail. Entire neighborhoods were leveled by the mile wide wedge tornado.

Tornadoes fired up across North Texas late Wednesday, killing at least 6 and injuring hundreds. (

Our weather was mundane in comparison with a very weak front just about drying out before it reached Montreal late Wednesday. My rain gauge was barely wet and Trudeau Airport measured a drop at 1.6mm. It remains very dry this month, and with the exception of a shower or two over the next five days, it will remain that way. Temperatures will settle in either side of 20C for highs right through the weekend. There will be more clouds than sun, but I think the precipitation will be very scarce. It starts today with sunshine this morning, clouds thicken and perhaps a shower this afternoon. Any rain will be welcome as May remains dangerously dry.

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