California had the coldest spot in the nation on Saturday. Bodie State Park recorded a low of 15 degrees F, according to Accuweather.com.
The most extreme weather was in San Antonio, Texas. Two women lost their lives as they were swept away by flood waters on Saturday. A 17-year-old boy was also reported missing.
San Antonio International Airport recorded nearly 10 inches (9.87) of rain had fallen. Olmos Creek at Dresden Drive recorded the highest rainfall at 15.5 inches. The downpour caused nearly all streams and rivers to flood.
Quick rising water rose as high as 4 feet in some locations and took many by surprise. First responders performed over 235 rescues. Many were stranded in their homes and cars.
Saturday saw more tornadic weather activity. Storms produced golf size hail as they moved through the northern Plains. A tornado was spotted on the ground just northeast of Victoria, Texas near Larkspur and Narvarro.
All of this comes off a week that saw an outbreak of tornadoes throughout the Midwest. This includes a monster EF-5 that resulted in mass destruction in Moore, Oklahoma on Monday and caused 24 fatalities.
More extreme weather could be in our future, especially on the eastern seaboard. Next Saturday, marks the official start of Hurricane season and NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year.
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