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Welcome to the June issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter

Words From Jerry
Welcome to the June Weatherfun Newsletter.

Well, here we are already in June and you know what that means? The opening of the 2004 Hurricane Season. As you know the hurricane season goes from June 1st to the end of November. I remember at last year's Weatherfun Reunion that question came up at Bill's weather quiz, and I believe my granddaughter Shana and Lynn's daughter Kelly answered it correct.

As some of you remember I met Max Mayfield the director of the Hurricane Center last year and had the pleasure of talking to him personally, and as he said Jerry the Southern New England coast is well over due for a major hurricane. He also said that both he and I would live to see a major hurricane hit my area. Will this be the year?

The Third Weatherfun Reunion is quickly approaching and I am finalizing a few more activities, and hope to announce them shortly. Those of you arriving early again the visit of the Tall Ships to Rhode Island is definitely on. We had a few problems with it, but the city of Newport and the state of Rhode Island have taken the plans over, and it promises to be a great event. I will be releasing the Weatherfun weather related menu shortly. It will be the best yet.

Remember folks, there is still time for you to make plans to attend our third reunion. Plenty of rooms still available and the special Weatherfun rate will be available to us all week long and also the week after the reunion if you should decide to visit the area a little longer.

As you know folks, we are now in the severe storm season. I know many of us, as I do, like to get out in these storms and take pictures, and chase them. Please be very careful. They are very severe storms, and please take every precaution to protect life and property. Until next month please be careful and keep an eye to the sky.

May's Weather
  • 1st: Strong to severe storm from Louisiana to Florida.
  • 3rd: Record High temperatures throughout the West with wildfires in southern California.
  • 7th: A narrow band of strong to severe storms from Iowa to Virginia with heavy rain, lightning, and damaging winds.
  • 8th: Upper Midwest, especially Iowa, strong to severe storms with heavy rain, hail, damaging winds, & a few weak tonadoes.
  • 9th-10th: Scattered and small areas of strong to severe storms from the Rockies to the East Coast with heavy rain, hail, lightning and damaging winds. Several weak tornadoes reported in various parts of these areas.
  • 12th: Scattered storms some severe throughout the Eastern 2/3's of the country caused flooding roadways, hail, and damaging winds. Some weak tornadoes reported.
  • 12th-13th: Much of Texas to Louisiana had storms, some severe, with flooding rains, hail, damaging winds and a few tonadoes.
  • 13th: A spring storm packing tornados, up to 14 inches of snow and rain tore through eastern Colorado and Kansas, damaging property and shutting down schools and roads.
  • 17th: Parts of Kansas hit with strong to severe storms with heavy rain, hail up to 2 inches in diameter, and a few tornadoes.
  • 18th: For several days parts of Ohio had strong to severe storms with local highway flood, while parts of the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Alabama having the same type weather.
  • 20th: From Iowa to Ohio strong to severe storms with heavy rain and damaging winds. Some tornadoes reported in Iowa and up to 4 inches of rain south of Chicago. In Colorado, storms produced hail up to 2 inches in diameter.
  • 21st: Severe weather outbreak in the Midwest, with Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio hit the hardest with flooding rains, damaging winds, and tornadoes.
  • 22nd: Over 80 tornadoes were reported with almost all of them in Nebraska & Iowa. One death in Nebraska and one from flooding in Iowa.
  • 23rd: More severe weather in the Midwest with Nebraska & Illinois hit with tonadoes. At least 1 death in Nebraska. Flooding continued throughout the Midwest with lower Michigan and Iowa the worst.
  • 24th: More severe weather from Nebraska to New York. Flooding rains, damaging winds, lightning and tornadoes.
  • 25th: Hail and a few weak tornadoes in Vriginia & Maryland.
  • 26th: Scattered severe storms with tornadoes in Kansas (2 deaths) and surrounding states.
  • 27th: Severe storms from Missour to Ohio with flooding rains, hail, damaging winds and tornadoes.
  • 29th: Over 90 tornadoes from North Dakota to Oklahoma, with at least 3 deaths in Missouri. Heavy rains added to many rivers already at flood stage.
  • 30th: Another outbreak of tornadoes in the Midwest. Indiana (1 death) and Ohio were hit the hardest. At least 10 deaths from the storms over the past 2 days.
  • 31s: Up to 4 inches of rain in West Virginia caused flooding, mudslikes and at least one death.

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