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Welcome to the May issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter

Words From Jerry
Greetings fellow WEATHERFUN members and welcome to the May issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter.

I was just talking to Bill the other day and mentioning how time is flying by. It seems like it was just yesterday that the snow was flying through the air, and now here we are almost into the Hurricane Season. Time sure fly's by, but we are all having a great time here on WEATHERFUN.

WEATHERFUN FAMILY REUNION: Plans continue for our Annual WEATHERFUN Family Reunion to be held in and around the Warren, Rhode Island, and S. E. Mass. area in July. I hope to have an announcement shortly of some of the activities. I will also be sending out a questioner to all of you who plan on attending and ask you what past events you would like to see returned to this year's activities. One very popular event is a visit to Roger Williams Park Zoo. This year returning by popular demand after a five year extinction will be THE DINOSAURS. The DINOSAURS will return to the park from May 14th to September 5th. They will feature 18 larger than life moving, roaring dinosaurs. Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex to name a few. This alone should prove to be a very popular event. We are also planning a full day of activities in Mystic, CT. We guarantee a great time this year folks.

Also by the time we send out our next Newsletter the 2005 Hurricane Season will have started. As you know this brings the threat of severe weather along the Eastern Seaboard. Also this year the WEATHERFUN Reunion theme will be hurricanes. Another great reason to attend this year's reunion. Why not make plans now to attend?

LYNN'S GRANDMOTHER: As you know Lynn's grandmother passed away just a few days ago. I hope all of you join Susan and I in sending condolences and prayers to Lynn's family in Fallston, Md.

Remember folks, this is your newsletter. Please support it in anyway that you can. Also if you have any weather related articles that you would like to see here in our newsletter, please be sure to send it to Bill, and I know he will put it into our newsletter. Stay safe and keep an eye to the sky.

April's Weather
  • 1st-2nd: Up to 3 inches of rain in northern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania caused flooding while parts of Ohio and western Pennsylvania and New York were hit with heavy wet snow. Some areas had up to 19 inches.
  • 5th-7th: Severe storms with heavy rain, hail, damaging winds and tornadoes from southern Louisiana to northern Florida.
  • 10th: Heavy snow in parts of Colorado with a few areas receiving up to 2 feet of snow.
  • 16th: A storm off the Carolina coast caused a "freak wave" more than 70 feet high slammed a luxury cruise ship steaming for New York yesterday, flooding cabins, injuring passengers and forcing the liner to stop for emergency repairs.
  • 19th: Parts of Colorado and Nebraska were hit with hail and several tornadoes.
  • 20th: A powerful snowstorm pounded Wyoming dumping 15 inches of snow on some areas and closing a 45-mile stretch of the state's main east-west highway while in northeastern Colorado, chunks of hail the size of grapefruits fell, shattering car windshields.
  • 21st: Large hail and tornadoes hit parts of the Great Plains.
  • 22nd: Severe weather throughout the Southeast with heavy rain, hail and tornadoes.
  • 23rd-24th: Northern Ohio and most of Michigan hit with a late Spring snowstorm, with some areas getting almost a foot and a half of snow.
  • 24th: Several tornadoes in SE Kansas.
  • 24th-25th: A Cold Front swept across the Southeast bringing record Low temperatures to several cities.
  • 28th: Up to 2 feet of snow buried parts of Wyoming and Montana.
  • Strong to severe storms in much of the Southeast with flooding rains, hail, damaging winds and tornadoes.
  • 30th: Strong to severe storms along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and Alabama into Florida with heavy rain, lightning, strong winds and some hail.

Nags Head, NC

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