Strong thunderstorms blew through the Roanoke area on Wednesday and Thursday. The stronger of the storms were certainly on Wednesday, when there were several reports of tree damage in and around the city. There were more such reports on Thursday, but not nearly as many, and the total rainfall seen on Wednesday was nearly an inch over what was seen on Thursday. Temperatures were plenty warm both days, adding fuel to those strong storms. Fortunately, the extent of the damage was some tree damage, which does, truthfully, occur a little bit more freely in the eastern US, thanks to the heavily wooded nature of that part of the world. Despite the late issuance of the forecast, Victoria-Weather and Accuweather tied atop the leader board.
Actuals: Wednesday – 1.57 inches of rain in severe thunderstorms, High 88, Low 71
Thursday – .35 inches of rain in severe thunderstorms, High 91, Low 69
Grade: A-C (F, if you include WeatherNation’s no show)