Early August Severe Weather Outbreak

Early August Severe Weather Outbreak

A severe weather outbreak saw storms stretched from the Deep South to the Northeast US.

Severe thunderstorms brought widespread power outages and extensive damage to the East Coast on Monday, August 7. Widespread power outages affected 150,000 people across the region.

The storms left two people dead and stalled traffic for hours due to downed power lines..

Five tornado watches were issued, along with countless severe storm warnings. The warnings ranged from tornado warnings to flash flood and high wind warnings.

In Virginia, grapefruit-sized hail measuring 4.75 inches was reported. In Indiana, EF-1 tornado damage was reported. It is unclear if one or multiple tornadoes caused the damage.

The full storm report summary can be found via the Storm Prediction Center.

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Contributions by: Josh Reiter, Allie Seibel and Dakota Smith

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Outflow Boundaries Produced From Collapsing Storms

Description:

The remnant storms of the severe outbreak fell apart during the night, producing outflows beyond the coast.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoProxy

Storms Bring Severe Winds from Alabama to New York

Description:

Multiple squall lines brought severe winds from the Deep South to the Northeast United States.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Severe Squall Line Slams Mid-Atlantic US

Description:

A line of storms packed with severe wind, marching across the Mid-Atlantic United States.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GLM Group Energy Density Visible (band 2)

Severe Warned Storms Trek Across the Mid-Atlantic

Description:

Severe thunderstorms traverse the Mid-Atlantic states, with many producing damaging wind gusts.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Visible (band 2)