Winter Recap Blog Part I...

By: Zachary Labe , 7:44 PM GMT on April 08, 2008

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Pennsylvania Winter of 2007-2008...
An average winter in Pennsylvania consists of many different types of winter weather. Winters in Pennsylvania are more severe than middle Atlantic winters and Ohio valley winters, but less severe than neighboring New England winters. On average the first snowflakes fall in mid to late October in the northwestern part of the state. And the last snowflakes typically fall in the northwestern part of the state in early May. Frost season lasts from early October to mid May in most areas. The geographic regions of Pennsylvania play a major part in snow totals and temperatures.

("Courtesy of NOAA")
There are two regions of Pennsylvania that see significantly higher snow totals than the rest of the state. The Laural Highlands and Northwest Mountains see snow totals well over 100inches every winter. In extreme winters snow may be on the ground into June with seasonal totals of over 200inches. The seasonal snow total record is held in Corry, Pennsylvania of 237inches. The monthly snow total record is held in Blue Knob, Pennsylvania with 96inches of snow. Corry is found in the northwest mountains and Blue Knob is a ski resort found in the Laural Highlands. Blue Knob is the highest skiable mountain in Pennsylvania. Below is a map of average seasonal snow totals in Pennsylvania.

("Courtesy of NOAA")
Different types of winter storms affect the state of Pennsylvania, clipper systems, lake effect snow outbreaks, nor'easters, advection snows, and etc. The coldest month is typically January statewide. And the snowiest month statewide is typically February. Northwest Pennsylvania typically sees a majority of their snows in Lake Effect snow outbreaks. While eastern Pennsylvania sees most of their snows from coastal storms. When coastal storms come up the coast many areas in Pennsylvania can see major snowstorms. The Poconos typically see the most snow from coastal storms due to their elevation aid to precipitation totals. Some of the greatest storm total snowfall records are actually held in eastern Pennsylvania and not in the northwest Snowbelt regions. The highest average seasonal snow average is found in Corry, Pennsylvania with an average of 118inches. While the low seasonal snow total is found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with 21inches of snow. As far as temperatures go the coldest temperatures are found in the Alleghany Plateau region with the lowest temperature every recorded in Pennsylvania was in Smethport with -42degrees. Temperatures typically dip below freezing every day from November to March statewide. Extreme cold outbreaks typically occur around mid to late January. At times warm thaws may occur, but they are rare and sparse. As for ice storms they typically occur in December when the sun's rays are at their lowest. Very odd winter weather features occur each year including thunder snows, etc. and thunder snows are like thunderstorms but with snow instead of rain. Snow rates up to 5inches can occur. Thunder snows are mostly likely associated with frontal passages and lake effect snows. As far as winds, typically northwest winds setup on the coldest of winter days and can gust up to 50mph. Wind chills as low as -25degrees are felt almost at least once in the mountains of Pennsylvania. On average winds gust to 30mph several times each month. For ice on waterways, many northern lakes and rivers solidly freeze every winter. For southern areas ice forms every winter, but does not necessarily become very thick. During extreme winters though even southern regions can see ice thicknesses of over a foot. The most extreme winter storms that affect Pennsylvania are nor'easters though. They affect large areas of the state with high winds and heavy precipitation. On rare occasions snow totals of over 35inches have occurred with snow drifts as high as 6ft in many areas of eastern Pennsylvania. Winters in Pennsylvania overall are relatively severe, with geographic regions playing a major part in average snow totals and cold temperatures.

November 6-7, 2007 (Lake Effect Snow Outbreak)-
The first snow of the season fell across much of the north and western parts of Pennsylvania. On the morning of November 6 a large cold front moved across the state dropping temperatures from the low 60s to the low 40s as highs for many areas. November is often considered a busy lake effect snow month. Due to the warm waters of Lake Erie, when cold northwest winds blow over the lake condensation takes place and forms clouds full of moisture. When the clouds hit land they develop precipitation typically in the form of snow. But sometimes lake effect rain showers do occur. When the lake effect snow showers hit the mountains up sloping takes place dumping copious amounts of snow over western and northern regions. On November 6, after the front moved through, lake effect snow showers formed. Here is the radar for Pennsylvania during November 6...

As seen above the cold front moves through in the morning with all rain. Then the cold air filtered in creating the lake effect snow. There was an intense band in Erie and Crawford counties with some up sloping snows in western Pennsylvania.
Storm Reports...
Pennsylvania Snow Totals...
Johnstown - Cambria County - 1inch of snow
Erie - Erie County - 3.7inches of snow
Pittsburgh - Alleghany County - Trace of snow

Erie County was put declared a countywide disaster area due to the widespread tree and power line damage. The weight of the wet snow caused the damage. Snowfall totals were up to 6inches in southern portions of Erie County.

November 9, 2007 (Lake Effect Snow Outbreak)-
Another lake effect snow outbreak occurred with even more widespread snow showers. Temperatures statewide were well below normal with most high temperatures in the 30s. Here is the radar for November 9.

Accumulations were more widespread than the November 7 outbreak due to the colder temperatures. While accumulations were on the light side, most locations across Pennsylvania saw their snowflakes of the year, including here north of Harrisburg.
Storm Reports...
Pennsylvania Snow Totals...
Johnstown - Cambria County - 1inch of snow

November 9 is relatively early for locations to see their first snowflakes, especially in eastern Pennsylvania. By November 9 some locations in Pennsylvania had already seen 7-8inches of snow, especially in northeastern Pennsylvania.

November 16, 2007 (Lake Effect Snow Outbreak)-
A cold front passed through on November 15 dropping temperatures from the mid 50s to the low 40s. Very heavy rain occurred with the frontal passage with 1inch rain amounts very widespread. During the day of March 16 some lake effect snow bands formed coming off of Lake Erie. The snow bands were relatively isolated, but in places that saw snow bands the visibility was knocked down towards zero.
Storm Reports...
Pennsylvania Snow Totals...
Johnstown - Cambria County - 1.8inches of snow

November 18, 2007 (First Widespread Snow of Year)-
The first widespread of the season is greeted by mixed emotions of people. Some people dreading that another winter is in store. And others pleased to see the white snowflakes fall from the sky yet another year. November 18 is a relatively early time of year for a widespread snowstorm to occur. And in some of the higher elevations a major snow had occurred. The precipitation moved in early in the morning in the form of rain/snow in the south and snow in the north. By around noon on November 18 the rain/snow line was about at Pittsburgh, PA to Johnstown, PA to Raystown Lake, PA to Newport, PA to Reading, PA to Allentown, PA. That snow line was stationary most of the day. Here north of Harrisburg we were in a rain/snow mix all day with no snow accumulation. Then as a northeast wind began to filter in the snow line dropped south. By 300pm it was not sleeting in many areas that were south of the rain/snow line at noon. And by 800pm the rain/snow line dropped to the Mason-Dixon line thanks to colder air filtering in and dynamic cooling. Heavy snow broke out across the southern half of the state up through the Poconos. Very intense, concentrated, embedded bands of heavy snow formed resulting in accumulations up to 11inches in parts of Schuylkill County. Here north of Harrisburg my snow rate was 1inch per hour for about a 2hr period. The ground was too warm for the first hour but then by the second hour I had received exactly 1inch of wet snow.

Storm Reports...
Pennsylvania Snow Totals...

("Courtesy of NOAA")

As seen below temperatures were very marginal for snowfall. Here north of Harrisburg all of my snow fell at 33degrees. Many areas just barely saw lows that night hit freezing rain. So all over the state snowfall was of the wet variety. Snowfall ratios were 8:1 or 10:1.

Low Temperatures for morning of November 19...

("Courtesy of NOAA")

The storm was caused by a strong early season Alberta clipper that dropped southward into the region interacting with a weak southwesterly moisture flow. Temperatures ahead of the clipper were of that of a modified cold air mass. But the cold air behind the clipper caught up to the storm because of its unusual slow speed. As we saw throughout the rest of the winter, clipper systems would be quite intense across the state of Pennsylvania.

Here north of Harrisburg picture of 1inch of early season snow...


November 2007 Recap...
November goes down a cooler and snowier month than normal. To many areas it was a rude awakening to an approaching winter. Temperatures were around 1-3degrees below normal with snowfall around normal to above normal. A very significant Alberta clipper system during midmonth brought relatively significant snow totals to many areas adding to their monthly snowfall. In central Pennsylvania and eastern Pennsylvania snowfall was above normal. Lake effect snows also occurred adding to snowfall totals in typical Snowbelt regions. The highest monthly snowfall reports though came out of the Poconos. In some areas of the Schuylkill Valley monthly snow totals approached over a foot of snow. As far as temperatures go there were no extreme temperatures in the month, but overall temperatures were cooler than normal.
Storm Totals...
Pennsylvania Official Climate Station Snow Reports...
Williamsport- 3.8inches
Harrisburg- .5inches
Allentown- 3.2inches
Philadelphia- None
Scranton- 5.9inches
Erie- 4inches
Pittsburgh- .7inches

December 2-3, 2007 (Snow and Ice Storm)-
On the morning of December 2 a weak upper-level disturbance moved across northern Pennsylvania and southern New York State. Light snow fell across northern Pennsylvania with around 1inch in the I-80 corridor and a widespread 3.5inches in the NY/PA border counties. Little precipitation occured anywhere south of I-80 with the first wave. A second, much stronger storm system tracked over Ohio and up through the Great Lakes. Now a storm track to our west allows warmer air aloft to filter in over all of Pennsylvania. But thanks to the snow pack and weak high pressure to the north cold air damming took place. From the Pennsylvania turnpike on northward at least a coating of sleet and a coating of freezing rain occurred. This ice storm would mark the beginning of a fruitful ice storm year. In parts of Susquehanna, Wyoming, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan, Mckean, Lycoming, and Potter Counties this higher elevations saw over .25inches of freezing rain. A few scattered power outages were reported. But as night progressed over the region all locales changed over to plain rain melting the ice by the next morning.

Radar image of second wave of precipitation...


Storm Reports...
Pennsylvania Snow Totals...

("Courtesy of NOAA")

December 3, 2007 (Major Lake Effect Snow Outbreak)-
After the December 2 part storm, a major lake effect snow outbreak occurred. Winds shifted from the southwest to the northwest gusting at over 30mph. Here north of Harrisburg I recorded a 39mph gust. In the morning there were widespread lake effect snow flurries then as they heat of the day developed more and more intense snow squalls formed. Squalls stretched all the way into eastern Pennsylvania. Even here north of Harrisburg I saw an intense snow squall with .5inches of snow recorded. Snow squalls were very steady across the northwest where amounts of to 20inches occurred in the favored snow belt regions. Snow showers were also intense in the major metro of Pittsburgh were a few inches were recorded. Lake effect snow advisories and warnings were all across the northwest and Laural Highlands. Snow flurries were recorded as far east as Allentown. Allentown is not a favorable lake effect snow location. Squalls were very intense in areas with 1-3inche per hour snow rates at times. As for that night snow showers began to dwindle across all but the northwest. By late December 4 all snow flurries and snow showers were dissipated.
Radar image during lake effect snow outbreak...

("Courtesy of NCDC")

Storm Reports...
Pennsylvania Snow Totals...
Harrisburg - Dauphin County - .5inches of snow
Russel - Warren County - 12inches of snow
Warren - Warren County - 18.5inches of snow
Johnstown - Cambria County - 7inches of snow

December 5, 2007 (Alberta Clipper)-
A relatively intense clipper system moved south across northern Maryland spreading snow into most of Pennsylvania, excluding the far north. Widespread amounts of 2-4inches occurred statewide. Upsloping played a major part in snow totals, especially across Schuylkill County where surrounding areas only saw 2inches, but in the county they saw up 5inches. The bull’s eye of the snow was found across the southern border counties in Adams County, Somerset County, Bedford County, Fulton County, Franklin County, and York County. Temperatures were very cold statewide with highs in the mid to upper 20s statewide. Accumulations did occur on roadways causing many car accidents. Philadelphia did manage to see some snow around rush hour, which caused many accidents on the Schuylkill Expressway. Snow ratios were 20:1 across the state. The snow had a major problem moving east of the Susquehanna River, but did manage too. Here north of Harrisburg I saw 2.25inches of snow. It snowed all day at my location but it was very light snow with visibilities not going below 1mile. In Gettysburg and York visibilities were below .25mile at times. The highest snow total came in at 7inches on the Franklin/Adams County line at South Mountain. The elevation of the mountain is around 1400ft and is a long range that comes out of Maryland and moves northward dissipating in Cumberland County near Boiling Springs. As far as advisories, snow advisories were issued for all of the southern border counties for western and central Pennsylvania. From Lancaster County on east no snow advisories were issued.

Here north of Harrisburg picture of snow...


Snow totals for Central Pennsylvania...

("Courtesy of NOAA")

December 13, 2007 (Ice Storm #1)-
Freezing rain caused areas of falling trees and power lines. The shield of rain overspread the region for most of the day. Highs struggled to reach freezing in most areas. Most areas received around .25inches of ice.

Picture of ice at my location here north of Harrisburg...


Storm Reports...
Pennsylvania Snow Totals...


December 16, 2007 (Ice Storm #2)-
The worst ice storm in decades occurred across central Pennsylvania on December 16, 2007. A horribly forecasted storm by the NWS in State College, Pennsylvania. As a low pressure system moved northeast up through Ohio, a secondary low pressure system formed off the Delmarva. A weak high pressure to the north of the low pressures helped to keep cold air dammed up east of the mountains. Cold air had been entrenched across the northeast for several days now and was beginning to become a more of a modified air mass. But with a weak high pressure building north of the United States, cold air became more entrenched. As the primary low pressure moved west of the Appalachian Mountains warmer air was drawn northward. The NWS in Pittsburgh quickly canceled their Winter Weather Advisories as areas west of the mountains surface and atmospheric temperatures warmed above freezing. Even in the higher elevations above 2300ft warm air aloft kept those high elevations above freezing. In the mountains it was the sheltered valleys that held onto the freezing rain. The NWS in Binghamton and Mt. Holly issued Winter Storm Warnings for a chance of freezing rain accumulating to .5inches. But the NWS in State College kept a Winter Weather Advisory up for their central Pennsylvania region, which was not a smart move. As the storm moved into the region, it occurred at night. Cold air held tough east of the mountains with cold air damming. While the NWS believed it would eventually warm above freezing, it never did in most areas. Anywhere east of the Altoona-State College-Lock Haven line saw a devastating ice storm. Now north of the Gettysburg-York-Lancaster-Chester County line is where the substantial icing occurred. The hardest hit areas were in Dauphin County, Lebanon County, Berks County, Northumberland County, Schuylkill County, Luzerne County, and Lehigh Counties were the worst hit. Up to 1inch ice accumulations occurred. Here north of Harrisburg I received between .5-.75inches of freezing rain. I also had .5inch of sleet. Tree damage was widespread with hundreds of trees alone damaged in my small neighborhood. Some of my trees too suffered damage. The NWS in State College never raised the Winter Weather Advisory to a warning which was a horrible choice. Over 100,000 people were without power alone from PPL electric in central Pennsylvania at the height of the storm. Local schools and businesses were closed for up to a week. Some people did not receive power until 5 days after the storm. In this entire winter storm was the most severe in the 2007-2008 winter. Local tree repairmen said it was the worst storm they had seen in decades. And locals say it was one of the worst ice storms in the region. But the ice storm was not very televised due to the poor forecasts. As the secondary low pressure system developed off the Delmarva precipitation turned back over to snow and a few inches occurred in the Laural Highlands. Even here north of Harrisburg I received .5inches of snow adding to the mess. And later that evening winds gusted to 50mph after the cold front went through creating even more damage. It was a storm many people will not forget.

Surface Map on December 16, 2007

("Courtesy of NOAA")

Picture of ice storm here north of Harrisburg...


Picture of ice storm here north of Harrisburg...


Picture of ice storm here north of Harrisburg...


December 30, 2007 (Nuisance Snow/Ice Storm)-
A weak low pressure traveled up the I-95 corridor and brought precipitation across most of the state of Pennsylvania, except the far west. The highest of the snow totals were found in the Middle Susquehanna Valley. The highest snow report was 5.9inches in Coal Township, Northumberland County. Warmer air aloft did changes areas in eastern Pennsylvania over to some sleet, but still the majority of the precipitation was snow. Philadelphia though did see rain out of the storm. Here north of Harrisburg I received 2inches of snow with .25inches of sleet.

Radar image during height of storm...


Storm Totals...
Central Pennsylvania Snow Reports...

("Courtesy of NOAA")

Picture of snow here north of Harrisburg...


December 2007 Recap...
December goes down as a relatively typical winter month. Temperatures were around plus or minus 1degrees for the typical average high/low temperatures. And snowfall was relatively near normal. Actually many areas in central and eastern Pennsylvania saw above average snow totals. Southern Pennsylvania though saw below normal snowfall. The month was full of several significant winter storms including some very destructive ice storms. There were few records in temperatures and precipitation recorded though.
Storm Totals...
Pennsylvania Official Climate Station Snow Reports...
Williamsport- 8.6inches
Harrisburg- 2.8inches
Allentown- 6.9inches
Philadelphia- 1.6inches
Scranton- 16.4inches
Erie- 19.2inches
Pittsburgh- Missing

January 1-2, 2008 (Lake Effect Snow Outbreak)-A lake effect snow outbreak occurred after a cold front moved through on January 1 dropping high temperatures in the southeast from 65degrees to 35degrees. Winds gusted up to 50mph causing some isolated damage wind reports out of Northampton County and York County. A strong westerly flow developed off the lakes dumping copious amounts of snow over Somerset, Crawford, and Mercer Counties. Up to a foot of snow occurred in these counties on the western facing mountains.

Storm Totals...
Central Pennsylvania Snow Reports...

("Courtesy of NOAA")

Radar image during height of lake effect snow outbreak...

("Courtesy of NOAA")

January 7-9, 2007 (Record Warmth)-
Ahead of a cold front, a strong southwesterly flow formed causing record warm temperatures to surge northward. Record high temperatures occurred at almost every climate reporting station in the state of Pennsylvania. Some areas in the southeast saw highs near 70degrees. This warmth would be the warmest air of the entire winter and many people thought the winter might be ending shortly, but they were wrong. It was only a short January thaw.

Ensemble plots of upper heights...

("Courtesy of NOAA")

January 15-16, 2008 (Lake Effect Snow Outbreak)-
As an arctic front moved through on January 15, 2007 a strong northwesterly flow developed off of Lake Erie and Lake Huron forming some strong Erie-Huron streamers. Snow totals were relatively light, but they were widespread. Even here north of Harrisburg I saw .25inches of snow in a brief strong squall. The highest snow totals though were found in the Laural Highlands with up to 4inches of snow being reported on Mt. Davis and Laural Summit. Also in the Poconos some much extended snow bands formed dumping up to 3inches on the mountain tops.

Storm Reports...
Pennsylvania Snow Totals...

("Courtesy of NOAA")

January 17-18, 2008 (Weak Coastal Storm)-
A pair of low pressure systems affected the state of Pennsylvania on January 17, 2008. One low pressure in the Great Lakes in the form of a clipper system and another low pressure that moved up the northeast coastline. Snow fell heavy at times across eastern Pennsylvania, but only amounted to 1-3inches in most locals. The highest reported snow totals came in out of eastern Lancaster County with near 4inches of snow being reported. At times some sleet was mixed in with the snow, especially across southern and eastern areas. Here north of Harrisburg I received 2.5inches of snow.

Storm Reports...
Pennsylvania Snow Totals...

("Courtesy of NOAA")

Low pressure systems storm tracks...


Picture of snow here north of Harrisburg...


January 2008 Recap...
Across the state of Pennsylvania temperatures averaged about 1-5degrees above normal. Snowfall was relatively also below normal, except for the Snowbelt regions. There were many lake effect snow outbreaks totaling snowfall for the month around 6inches above normal in Snowbelt regions. Elsewhere snowfall was very light with only nuisance amounts averaging almost 10inches of snow below normal. Most mountain tops also averaged a good 10inches below normal. Temperatures were very warm statewide with most areas at near 5degrees above normal. Most of that warmth was due to the record highs around the 8-10th of the month. So January goes down as a mild winter month.
Storm Totals...
Pennsylvania Official Climate Station Snow Reports...
Williamsport- 2.6inches
Harrisburg- 2inches
Allentown- 2.6inches
Philadelphia- 1inch
Scranton- 7.1inches
Erie- 32.9inches
Pittsburgh- 6.9inches

Part II of the winter recap will feature months February through April with a final winter recap section. The blog can be expected around early May.

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22. Zachary Labe
6:04 PM GMT on April 13, 2008
Up in northern Pennsylvania where I was, there was also some thunder Friday night. But nothing too significant by any means.
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21. jthal57
12:28 PM GMT on April 12, 2008
Blizzard- we also had some thunderstorms last night, and about .85" of rain. Fog this morning with visibilities of 1-2 miles. Temps near 60 already.
20. TheRasberryPatch
11:54 AM GMT on April 12, 2008
a decent thunderstorm overnight. not much rain, but it had a few nice low banging and rolling thunder. especially for this time of the year. it seems like we don't get much of really loud thunderstorms for the beginning of
April. for the last 24 hours we got 0.18" of rain. and for the month we have 0.76". i hope this april isn't like the last few where we don't get enough rain and it starts the cycle of drought conditions for the summer.
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19. TheRasberryPatch
8:26 PM GMT on April 11, 2008
68.2 Degrees
59.6 dewpoint
light winds out of the east with light showers
have a fun weekend blizz.
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18. Zachary Labe
7:08 PM GMT on April 11, 2008
Here north of Harrisburg...
69degrees
58degree dewpoint
calm wind
cloudy
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17. Zachary Labe
1:04 AM GMT on April 11, 2008
Possible risk of severe weather tomorrow in western and central Pennsylvania. An isolated tornado is definitely a possiblity. I will be out of town this weekend so no forecasts will be coming out. But come Sunday evening I will return to my typical spring format blog with forecasts for the upcoming week. Have a great weekend and keep an eye to the sky and stay tuned to your national weather service!
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16. TheRasberryPatch
9:07 PM GMT on April 10, 2008
lawton has some wishful thinking. i think we all would love rainful that averaged 1"/week. don't think it ever happens that way. our gardens would love it.
the high here was 73.3, but now at 70.5.
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15. Zachary Labe
7:18 PM GMT on April 10, 2008
73degrees here!!!
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14. lawntonlookers
4:12 PM GMT on April 10, 2008
Will do. The vegi garden takes over once the weather gets better. Try to get some rain for us about once a week to keep the weekly average at 1 inch.
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13. TheRasberryPatch
11:44 AM GMT on April 10, 2008
the sun appear to be burning the fog now. it looks like we may have a nice warm day. what are your thoughts on this weekend blizz?
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12. Zachary Labe
10:26 AM GMT on April 10, 2008
Dense ground fog this morning across southeastern Pennsylvania. Becareful on your morning commute.
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11. TheRasberryPatch
2:04 AM GMT on April 10, 2008
great recap Blizz. haven't had a chance to read it all. the ice storm in december 16th was crazy. thankfully, i had a vacation planned to leave that sunday to go to orlando. earlier that week i contacted a weatherman out of baltimore, since i was catching my flight out of BWI, and asked him if he would catch an earlier flight on saturday vs. sunday. he gave me a definite yes. i change my flight and left on saturday. baltimore didn't see much. on sunday evening a neighbor called me on my cell phone to tell me the storm was bad and we are without power. we didn't get power until tuesday @4pm (60 hours). i got back on thursday so i missed it and had a great time at Disney. most of the bradford pears in my neighborhood (thankfully i didn't have any) were split right down the middle. some of them took a hit from the earlier ice storm that month.
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10. Zachary Labe
12:54 AM GMT on April 10, 2008
Look at that supercell from earlier this evening. A violent tornado was reported in Breckenridge with damage and injuries. Please all in the midwest keep an eye on your local NWS and seek shelter as warnings are issued. Also make sure your noaa weather radio is on. Tornadoes are night are the most deadly.
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9. Zachary Labe
12:12 AM GMT on April 10, 2008
The tornado outbreak has begun in the midwest. 3tornadoes already reported this evening.
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8. Zachary Labe
8:03 PM GMT on April 09, 2008
lawntonlookers- I was wondering where you were. Thanks for the comment. Be sure to check in throughout the spring and summer!
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7. lawntonlookers
12:33 PM GMT on April 09, 2008
Hay Blizz, Great recap on the winter. I have been following all of the International Space Station activity, and with the null in the weather, I haven't been checking in as much.

Keep up the great work.
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6. Zachary Labe
10:26 AM GMT on April 09, 2008
sullivanweather- Thanks!
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5. sullivanweather
12:39 AM GMT on April 09, 2008
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4. sullivanweather
12:37 AM GMT on April 09, 2008
Awesome recap, Blizz!!

I remember all of these systems mentioned in your blog. It was quite a winter, especially with all the ice, which seemed to fall in every storm but a few.

I can't wait to see your recap on the snow squalls we had in February.

If you'd like, use my youtube video from that squall. It was taken in Honesdale so it was in Pennyslvania...lol
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3. jthal57
12:35 AM GMT on April 09, 2008
I was also surprised at our warmer temps. The only explanation I can find is that we had a more southernly wind component from about noon on through the afternoon. Clearing occurred, and boy, that April sun sure can warm things up! Still 52-54 deg. around the region.
2. Zachary Labe
11:44 PM GMT on April 08, 2008
Major severe weather outbreak is looking more and more likely for this week in the midwest.
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1. Zachary Labe
8:01 PM GMT on April 08, 2008
Well here is the longtime mentioned part I winter recap. Enjoy! Back to forecasts by the weekend. Part II can be expected in early to mid May.
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