Tropical Storm Andrea Impacts to the Northeast

By: Zachary Labe , 9:02 PM GMT on June 06, 2013

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Since I was unable to write up a full blog, here is an observation blog for TS Andrea.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea will continue to shift northeast along the Atlantic coast. Heavy rainfall will spread across the Northeast focusing in on a narrow axis along I-95 to the coast. Rainfall amounts in this region may approach a max of 6" in some select area. Minor gale force winds are also possible along the immediate coastline. Little to no storm surge threat is likely for the region along with little to no severe weather due to relatively stable air.

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"Linglestown, PA 2013 statistics"
(Severe Weather Stats...)
Severe Thunderstorm Watches- 2
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings- 4
Tornado Watches- 2
Tornado Warnings- 0
Total Thunderstorms- 9

(Precipitation Stats...)
Flood Watches- 1
Flood Warnings- 0
Flash Flood Watch- 2
Flash Flood Warnings- 0
January precipitation- 3.17"
February precipitation- 1.90"
March precipitation- 1.73"
April precipitation- 2.67"
May precipitation- 3.52"
June precipitation- 4.26"
Yearly precipitation- 17.25"

(Temperature Stats...)
Heat Advisories- 0
Excessive Heat Watch- 0
Excessive Heat Warnings- 0
90F days- 6
100F days- 0
Heat Waves (3+ consecutive 90F days)- 1
Highest Temperature- 92F on 5/30/13

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And of course when I turn on TWC in between showing the weather they have to put in a story about Global Warming and how this year is going to be the worst year for forest fires.
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Raining cats and dogs in Camp Hill
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From that view, it looked like a decent size tornado....not a skimpy thing you see usually around Baltimore.
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Link to youtube video of waterspout near Baltimore, MD today... Link
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Quoting Blizzard92:
Cells rapidly firing up across the LSV. Any cell has the potential to strengthen and create an isolated tornado. Stay tuned.


Thanks Blizz. I have my weather radio on. From the 2 tornado's you mentioned it sounds like there probably wasn't much of a warning and they just fired up.

Sun peaking through again.
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Quoting Blizzard92:

You can already see on the latest radar loops how quickly everything has destabilized. Lots of small pulse convection spots forming and a new tornado warning out.

Not long after I posted, a pop up came through.

Fork is in a somewhat rural area. Horse country there.

Fells Point is right on the water. That is amazing a waterspout came onshore. You don't hear about that very often.
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Cells rapidly firing up across the LSV. Any cell has the potential to strengthen and create an isolated tornado. Stay tuned.
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Damn that tornado warning popped quick for cumberland. Those storms are intensifying nicely though
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Hey Blizz - thanks for the heads-up. We're under a Tornado Watch until 10pm! Flood Warning, Special Weather Statement, Hazardous Weather Advisory...And still it rains. 1.5" so far.
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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED TORNADO WATCH 293 TO
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING

IN PENNSYLVANIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA

CUMBERLAND DAUPHIN FRANKLIN
FULTON HUNTINGDON JUNIATA
LEBANON MIFFLIN PERRY

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...CARLISLE...CHAMBERSBURG...
HARRISBURG...HERSHEY...HUNTINGDON...LEBANON...LEW ISTOWN...
MCCONNELLSBURG...MIFFLINTOWN...MOUNT UNION...
NEWPORT AND WAYNESBORO.
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1930 FORK BALTIMORE MD 3947 7645 TREE AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE NEAR FORK METHODIST CHURCH PER EYEWITNESS. (LWX)

1944 1 SW FELLS POINT BALTIMORE CITY MD 3926 7659 WATERSPOUT CAME ONSHORE ON PORT ADMINISTRATION PROPERTY ... CAUSING ROOF DAMAGE TO A STRUCTURE ON E. MCCOMAS ST. (LWX)
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Quoting TheRasberryPatch:
The rain has stopped for now in my area, with a lot of sun breaking through. 0.53" for the day.

I wonder if this will help make the atmosphere more unstable?

You can already see on the latest radar loops how quickly everything has destabilized. Lots of small pulse convection spots forming and a new tornado warning out.
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The rain has stopped for now in my area, with a lot of sun breaking through. 0.53" for the day.

I wonder if this will help make the atmosphere more unstable?
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Offically: 2.9" in Sea Girt, 2.8" In Lakewood from this mornings event, Goofy. Rain Rates were over 4" per hour as per NWS.

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Huh.

Wasn't expecting THAT.

NWS Discussion...maybe yesterday...made some little mention of the possibility of severe weather - but made it sound like quite the long shot.


Well, the cells on radar are strengthening.


After our absolutely flooding rains earlier we transitioned to a heavy mist/drizzle/fog... with the occasional shower popping in. We're at 65F.


It would really seem what is coming my way is going to be more very heavy rain.

Local News reported that Oceanport NJ received 5 and a half inches of rain on Friday - and they are ENE of me by about 3 miles. They did not get in on that late Friday south-to-north training band that I got here. So it seems the 6.25" I measured lines up just fine.

What's significant is that, combined with this mornings 2.5"... and what I see on radar... we could eclipse 10" of rain in 4 days time. I'm at 8.75" right now.



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Thanks for the update on the weather today, Blizz. I did see the FFWatch on my phone. A very handy piece of electronics to keep you informed of weather

I am at 0.45" of rain for the day. It seems a bit cool for severe thunderstorms. 68F right now
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^^ BOM BOM BOM...gotta stay alert today!!!
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MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1013
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1156 AM CDT MON JUN 10 2013

AREAS AFFECTED...NORTHERN NC INTO MUCH OF VA AND MD/DE TO FAR
SOUTHERN PA/NJ

CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH LIKELY


VALID 101656Z - 101900Z

PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE...80 PERCENT

SUMMARY...TSTMS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY INCREASE IN
COVERAGE/INTENSITY THROUGH THE EARLY-MIDDLE PART OF THE AFTERNOON
WITHIN A CORRIDOR ACROSS NORTHERN NC INTO MUCH OF VA AND EVENTUALLY
ADJACENT PARTS OF MD/DE AND FAR SOUTHERN PA/NJ. WITH DAMAGING WINDS
AND A TORNADO RISK BEING CONCERNS...PORTIONS OF THE REGION ARE
LIKELY TO NEED A WATCH THIS AFTERNOON.

DISCUSSION...WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS/SOME TSTMS ARE NOTED WITHIN A
BROAD/CONFLUENT WARM SECTOR ESPECIALLY FROM THE NC PIEDMONT INTO
SOUTHEAST VA...WITH OTHER DEVELOPMENT FARTHER WEST NEAR/WEST OF THE
APPALACHIANS SPINE IN CLOSER PROXIMITY TO THE DEEPER FRONT. CLOUD
COVER HAS LIKELY BEEN HINDERING THE DEGREE OF
DESTABILIZATION/UPDRAFT VIGOR THUS FAR. HOWEVER...SOME THINNING OF
CLOUD COVER IS NOTED OUTSIDE ONGOING SHOWERS/TSTMS...AND A GRADUAL
INTENSIFICATION OF STORMS IS PROBABLE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON WITHIN A
VERY MOIST AIRMASS /LOWER 70S F SURFACE DEWPOINTS/...WITH AID OF THE
UPSTREAM APPROACHING/EASTWARD-MOVING OPENING UPPER LOW. AS
UPDRAFTS/STORMS MATURE...IN CONJUNCTION WITH A PROBABLE
STRENGTHENING OF LOWER TROPOSPHERIC SOUTH-SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS THIS
AFTERNOON...A COMBINATION OF SEMI-DISCRETE/SMALLER SUPERCELLS WILL
BE POSSIBLE ALONG WITH A PROBABLE EVOLUTION OF RELATIVELY
FAST-MOVING LINEAR SEGMENTS WITH EMBEDDED BOWING STRUCTURES/LEWP
DEVELOPMENT. DAMAGING WIND POTENTIAL WILL EXIST ASIDE FROM AN
ISOLATED TORNADO RISK.
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Our forecasters were way off on timing of the rain,here in eastern Mass,we were to be dry until about 5 or 6 pm,rain is here now.Hmmm,I looked at radar this morning,it was pretty obvious,it wasn't going to take all day.
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What looked like what was happening was true, the heavier showers petered out, at least in the northern part of the heavy rain area, and the southern half of them went out over the water well South of me and NYC too. Have had only sprinkles up here so far.
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Its been a dry year up until about the middle of May,and we catching up in a short period of time.I suppose the rains your getting will be with me later today.
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...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...INCLUDING
THE FOLLOWING AREAS...ADAMS...COLUMBIA...CUMBERLAND...
DAUPHIN...FRANKLIN...FULTON...HUNTINGDON...JUNIATA ...
LANCASTER...LEBANON...MIFFLIN...MONTOUR...NORTHUMB ERLAND...
PERRY...SCHUYLKILL...SNYDER...SOUTHERN CENTRE...SOUTHERN
CLINTON...SOUTHERN LYCOMING...SULLIVAN...UNION AND YORK.

* UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* HEAVY RAIN

* PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN OF UP TO TWO INCHES WILL MOVE INTO THE
AREA THIS AFTERNOON. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE
FLOODING...ESPECIALLY ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS AND URBAN
AREAS.
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Bradley Beach had 2.3 by 11:30: last cel clearing oh will check barrel
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They weren't kidding when they said 2-3" per hour rates with this system in the flood warning statement.

We're all flooded out. We're over 2" if ya can believe it.

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Morning:

Blob started 0900, last part of sequence about 5 mi out and coming. This was cats and dogs event for a while. Will check gage but it will be over 1 in. Graduated cyl is full and almost an inch in overflow barrel. Need larger gutters and downpipes. VIL = 7-21 KG/M2. Highest I'VE seen in while.
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On radar anyways, some of those heavier showers that are affecting "P" seem to be lessening in intensity some as they head NE towards NYC and in my direction in SW CT. If they do make it here it would be around noon time or so.
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Getting heavy rain from this cluster. Everything is instantly ponded and the flood warnings were quickly posted. Just nowhere for it to go.

Some good "spring time storm" like rumbles of thunder to my south. Goofy is probably getting some big booms out of it.

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0.21" of rain so far this morning. A lot more rain is expected today as thunderstorms build along and south of the warm front in the Middle Atlantic. A slight threat of severe weather exists from the PA turnpike and on southward. These thunderstorms will become elevated and lifted northward training in some areas with the threat of flash flooding over parts of eastern Pennsylvania and into the tri-state region.
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Actually, looking again, the current GFS seems to want to have both in a way. MCS on Thursday... then the coastal development Friday:




ALthough in this scenario the intensity of the MCS seems to be a tame/decayed state... not that you would take intensity literally on the model this far out. It's more about the presence of the disturbance itself.


Interesting setups coming. Lot of energy with the northern Canadian 500MB and CA 500MB energy coming in.

Gotta get today/tomorrows stuff out of here though. I'd say Wednesday afternoon is a good bet to begin trusting the solutions.
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Also one thing to note if you view the models I have posted the past two days.

The first one shows an MCS.

The second one isn't...it's a big storm.

Two entirely different scenarios there. Both potentially damaging.

Let's see if the 12Z GFS goes back to an MCS...or stays a storm event.


Either way I think we're getting some pretty significant energy heading into our southern regions here at the end of the week. What form...and does it find it's way further north... I don't think we'll know that.

Same problems again as usual, we have this present event coming in...and until it is gone and the pattern relaxes behind it - the models may have difficulty in pinpoint a track for Friday's potential event.

Might get about 48 hours advance notice on this one. Wednesday 12Z models might be good?
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Well TRP it's a few days away. Models will waffle north and south in track I'm sure.


There's also the chance they consider the 500mb vort over California... anomalous for June ... and thus they don't believe it exists or will evolve as the models show. Therefore, 70 and Sunny sounds about right for a forecast LOL




They swore off the last 500mb mischief maker and insisted it would be 70 and Sunny all Memorial Day Weekend.... and that the modeled Nor'Easter was a joke. Well....might as well keep with the program I suppose.

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Hi all. Just got back from Florida where it is rainy, hot and humid. It was great to see the sun yesterday, and now it's rainy again. Huge downpour here an hour ago.

No tomatoes yet on our container plant. The good thing about the container is that we have some control over how much rain/sun the plant gets.

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So far 0.21" of rain as of 7:30.

Any thoughts on how long the MCS will last? Will it wash out our weekend? What is amazing to read here and read on NWS....NWS has sunny for Friday and Saturday

One nice thing is I put in my sweet potato slips yesterday afternoon and they need water until they get established, so this rain should help I hope. And I planted a bunch of sunflower seeds, too. For some reason I have not had much luck with them the past few years.
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Wow...this needs to really be watched here.


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That's a serious event.


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Morning Folks! Seems our mischeif maker for the Middle Atlantic end week hit is coming from this ULL gem over CA today:




Weathergeek, not all MCS are derecheo events. Those are defined when straight line wind damage carves a continuous long lasting path. I think the term is overused and misused too often once we really have one. Last season's Ohio-PA-ACY NJ event was a derecheo. The upstate New York wind damage event was not. (remember the 400+ wind reports, of which maybe 20 were true 58mph+ wind damage, and we were all under MDT risk all day and all discussed how it could have just been SLGT? ... Media called it derecheo and it wasn't).

MCS are in the blandest terms one huge thunderstorm that maintains it's intensity over a long distance. It looks like there is the possibility for this to occur from the Ohio Valley into the central Middle Atlantic. Haven't gone over any models yet today though. I'm sure they'll bounce around some with the track of this event.

It does seem a higher than usual probability we will see it happen - even though we're still forecasting it long term at the moment.
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68F, Tinton Falls NJ. Cloudy, Cool. Snuck in another window weather night. Hit 85F yesterday, 84F the day before. Running 4-6F above Forecast/Guidance...which has been a consistent trend for some time now.

Looks like we may get a good hit of weather in an hour or so here to open up this round. I don't think this initial strong line of weather was expected this early in the day - so either they have their timing way off - or we're all going to see the high end of forecast precip values.



Yep, TRP, keep me posted. I am curious how it works out. I still do have a little thought left that if come mid July or so and the weather IS proving to be cooperative I will cheat and get a mature plant or two...and whatever handful of fruit I get will be fine.

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Looks like a good 2" at least by Wed. am, maybe more in spots.
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Mesoscale Convective System, a Derecho?
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Quoting Blizzard92:
Heavy rain threat for Monday and possible Middle Atlantic MCS threat towards Friday. In any case it will be a wet week. I will have a new blog out in the coming days.


MCS? Mid latitude? No....hmmmm Moderate Convective Services? I should probably go back to your definition blog, but I don't recall which one.

Are you trying to say next weekend will not be good weather?

We did have a nice weekend here in LSV, Blizz.

Pcroton - I will keep you abreast of my enjoyable tomato plants....hahahaha. I actually have 2 small ones on each of my 3 plants. One is a bush tomato...wow is it sturdy. As of now it doesn't need a cage to keep it upright
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Quoting Blizzard92:
Heavy rain threat for Monday and possible Middle Atlantic MCS threat towards Friday. In any case it will be a wet week. I will have a new blog out in the coming days.



Oh man.... that looks nasty.



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Heavy rain threat for Monday and possible Middle Atlantic MCS threat towards Friday. In any case it will be a wet week. I will have a new blog out in the coming days.
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Quoting listenerVT:


Wow! I'd call that an international incident! (Said happily, given the good outcome.) Lucky thing his Mom (apparently) has a strong heart, seeing that happen from that distance! Mom to the rescue! (Moms are awesome.) And to think it all could have been avoided with aspirin...! Yes, derelict doctor, to be sure.

Here's to a healthy life for your friend, from here on!


Yes, mom to the rescue for sure, but then after that she travelled there to lend a hand...In fact, she was there while we were, but it turned out that she was the one who needed taken care of, ha. Her first time in a developing country, her first time in such high heat and humidity and her first time immersed in a culture 180 degrees from everything she has ever known. The food too spicy for her, the temps and humidity unbearable and the pollution, noise, etc, just overwhelming. It's unfortunate her first ever visit took place under such circumstances because had she been able to leave Bangkok she would have seen what a magical place that country is. She promises to return someday though, so there's hope yet.

Also, thanks, LT, quite a series of events.
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We ended up with 0.75" of rain exactly from the other two days.
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Quoting TheRasberryPatch:
Pcroton - I don't bother with tomatoes for sauce. I just grow them for salads or sandwiches. So as long as I get good tasting home grown tomatoes to eat fresh from the garden I am happy. Nothing like biting into a home grown tomato. The ones you get at the grocery store are so bland and hard as a rock.

I nice beautiful morning. Lows in the upper 50's. Maybe we can dry out a bit before the next rain.


Well that's what it's about...and when you pick only 36 after a whole summer of growing and only 6 have that garden fresh taste...and the rest are like those nasty store bought ones?

Whatcha doing...ya know?

Anyways...it's a stalemate debate lol. Hopefully you get a good crop. I'm not going to put time into it to maybe or maybe not get the fruit that justifies the work and space.
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Pcroton - I don't bother with tomatoes for sauce. I just grow them for salads or sandwiches. So as long as I get good tasting home grown tomatoes to eat fresh from the garden I am happy. Nothing like biting into a home grown tomato. The ones you get at the grocery store are so bland and hard as a rock.

I nice beautiful morning. Lows in the upper 50's. Maybe we can dry out a bit before the next rain.
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Anyways, speaking of damaging... we have another heavy rain threat Monday-Tuesday.

Problem I have is the models are all over the place. NAM comes through early Monday. GFS early Tuesday. ECMWF very late Tuesday. QPF 2-3".

NAM heavier in eastern PA and hudson valley NY. GFS heavier in NJ. ECMWF seems to favor western NY/northern New England. QPF bombs the entire eastern seaboard.

All three models, and "four models" if you want to consider the QPF output another "model" which in some ways it kind of is one... are all in disagreement - entirely - on timing - on exact location of the heavier precip corridor - and exact amounts.













I have noticed greatly over the 2013 season that the NAM has always been very fast. The GFS quite slow. The ECMWF out to lunch no matter how many people sing it's praises - it's stunk for the Middle Atlantic/North East.
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Sure, Tomato plants will look fine. They're plants. They're green, they grow, makes ya think they're doing great.

The proof is in the fruit. How many pasta-sauce tasting off the vine fruit do you get?

I tell ya these plants have a memory of sorts through the summer and every bit of it goes into how good the fruit ends up.

The heavy rains, the dry spells, the cold, the hot, the windy week, the stagnant week..all this factors in down the road in fruit development. The plants want a steady temp and a steady watering and a steady light breeze.

A month of drought followed by a month of wet including 6.25" in 1 day is very damaging. Same goes for all the other see-sawing weather factors...which seems to have been the norm the past 3-4 years here. Nothing steady.

I think it was 2008 I had a tremendous tomato crop. Hundreds of amazing pasta-sauce quality off the vine. In fact 2004-2008 was a good 5 year tomato run if I recall. Might have been 1 bad year in there. Since? Generally awful..maybe one 'acceptable' year.

You can't beat nature with patience.


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Sun has broken through this afternoon and it is pleasant outside with temp of 74F.
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Quite a story Hoynieva, I think ListenerVT said it all.
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Quoting TheRasberryPatch:
Pcroton - my tomato plants look great. I actually have a couple green tomatoes on one plant. All my plants are looking great and so are the weeds.

That batch of rain didn't move through my area. It originally looked like it was going then it moved more south of my area.


I've never had a problem with early season downpours and cool weather damaging tomato pants. My troubles have always started in early July. Any stretch in the mid to upper 90s really messes up pollination. Next up for the fruits are July thunderstorms, which can split the skins. And if it's too dry, birds and chipmunks will attack the crop as a source of moisture. Our latest menace, stinkbugs every August, which punch tiny holes in the few surviving tomatoes and make them look like plague victims. I've switched exclusively to small cherry varieties, which rarely disappoint.
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