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By: Zachary Labe , 1:17 AM GMT on May 25, 2008

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"Thoughts on Severe Weather Outbreak of May 26-27"
Good Sunday afternoon!!! Well another risk of severe weather is moving into the state of Pennsylvania. Lately on the news and media we have been hearing alot about severe weather in the midwest. Well this entire storm system is moving eastward into our region. Read more on the history and development of this storm system in the section below. I believe now is the time to review some typical severe weather indices, warnings, and forecasting techniques. Let me start with tornadoes. Here is a blog I wrote back in March of 2008 that describes some easy tornado forecasting techniques...Link Now below are some common severe weather terms and their definitions.

Here are some definitions of warnings that I may mention during some severe weather outbreaks all courtesy of NOAA...Link
Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado Watch: Severe thunderstorms with large hail, damaging winds, and/or tornadoes are possible, but the exact time and location of storm development is still uncertain. A watch means be prepared for storms

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: A severe thunderstorm is imminent or occurring; it is either detected by weather radar or reported by storm spotters. A severe thunderstorm is one that produces winds 58 mph or stronger and/or hail 3/4 inch in diameter or larger. A warning means to take shelter.

Tornado Warning: A tornado is imminent or occurring; it is either detected by weather radar or reported by storm spotters. A warning means to take shelter.

Severe Weather Indices/Parameters all courtesy of NOAA...Link
Lapse rate: Refers to the rate of temperature change with height in the atmosphere. A steep lapse rate is one in which the environmental temperature decreases rapidly with height. The steeper the environmental lapse rate, the more potentially unstable is the atmosphere

LI Index: The LI is a commonly utilized measure of stability which measures the difference between a lifted parcel's temperature at 500 mb and the environmental temperature at 500 mb. It incorporates moisture and lapse rate (static stability) into one number, which is less vulnerable to observations at individual pressure levels. However, LI values do depend on the level from which a parcel is lifted, and rally cannot account for details in th environmental temperature curve above the LCL and below 500 mb. LI was originally intended to utilize average moisture and temperature properties within the planetary boundary layer. The Best LI represents the lowest (most unstable) LI computed from a series of levels from the surface to about 850 mb. This index is most useful during cases when shallow cool air exists north of a frontal boundary resulting in surface conditions and boundary layer-based LI values that are relatively stable. However, the airmass at the top of the inversion, from which lifting may occur, is potentially unstable. An example of this would be elevated ("overrunning") convection (possibly a nocturnal MCS).

Severe Weather Threat Index: The SWEAT Index evaluates the potential for severe weather by combining several parameters into one index. These parameters include low-level moisture (850 mb dewpoint), instability (Total Totals Index), lower and middle-level (850 and 500 mb) wind speeds, and warm air advection (veering between 850 and 500 mb). Therefore, an attempt is made to incorporate kinematic and thermodynamic information into one index. As such, the SWEAT index should be utilized to assess severe weather potential, not ordinary thunderstorm potential. These are guidance values developed by the U.S. Air Force. Severe storms may still be possible for SWEAT values of 250-300 if strong lifting is present. In addition, tornadoes may occur with SWEAT values below 400, especially if convective cell and boundary interactions increase the local shear which would not be resolved in this index. The SWEAT value can increase significantly during the day, so low values based on 1200 UTC data may be unrepresentative if substantial changes in moisture, stability, and/or wind shear occur during the day. Finally, as with all indices, the SWEAT only indicates the potential for convection. There must still be sufficient forcing for upward motion to release the instability before thunderstorms can develop.

Convective Available Potential Energy: CAPE assumes Parcel Theory, in that 1) a rising parcel exhibits no environmental entrainment, 2) the parcel rises (moist) adiabatically, 3) all precipitation falls out of the parcel (no water loading), and 4) the parcel pressure is equal to the environmental pressure at each level. Parcel Theory can have significant errors, especially for large parcel displacements, at cloud edges, and for significant water loading. However, the method often works quite well in the undiluted core of a thunderstorm updraft. CAPE represents the amount of buoyant energy available to accelerate a parcel vertically, or the amount of work a parcel does on the environment. CAPE is the positive area on a sounding between the parcel's assumed ascent along a moist adiabat and the environmental temperature curve from the level of free convection (LFC) to the equilibrium level (EL). The greater the temperature difference between the warmer parcel and the cooler environment, the greater the CAPE and updraft acceleration to produce strong convection.

Convective Inhibition: CIN represents the amount of negative buoyant energy available to inhibit or suppress upward vertical acceleration, or the amount of work the environment must do on the parcel to raise the parcel to its LFC. CIN basically is the opposite of CAPE, and represents the negative energy area (B-) on the sounding where the parcel temperature is cooler than that of the environment. The smaller (larger) the CIN is, the weaker (stronger) must be the amount of synoptic and especially mesoscale forced lift to bring the parcel to its LFC. High CIN values in the presence of little or no lift can cap or suppress convective development, despite possibly high CAPE values. Remember, CAPE is the "available potential" energy. That energy must be released to become "kinetic" energy to produce thunderstorms.

Helocity: Storm-relative (S-R) helicity (Hs-r) is an estimate of a thunderstorm's potential to acquire a rotating updraft given an environmental vertical wind shear profile, assuming thunderstorms are able to develop. It integrates the effects of S-R winds and the horizontal vorticity (generated by vertical shear of the horizontal wind) within the inflow layer of a storm. A S-R wind is the wind that a thunderstorm actually "feels" as the storm moves through the environment. It is different from a true ground-relative (G-R) wind, except for a stationary storm whereby a S-R and G-R wind are equivalent. S-R helicity is proportional to the area "swept out" by the S-R wind vectors between two levels on a hodograph.

Energy-Helocity Index: CAPE and storm-relative (S-R) helicity (Hs-r) are both very important in the formation of a strongly rotating convective updraft. CAPE represents the amount of buoyant energy available, while S-R helicity incorporates the effects of environmental vertical wind shear and storm motion on thunderstorm type and evolution. An intense rotating updraft can form with relatively weak CAPE if the vertical wind shear and storm-relative inflow are strong. On the other hand, relatively low S-R helicity usually can be compensated by high instability to produce a rotating updraft. The EHI attempts to combine CAPE and S-R helicity into one index to assess the potential for supercell and mesocyclone development. High EHI values represent an environment possessing high CAPE and/or high S-R helicity.

I hope these definitions help to make it a little easier to understand the terminology that you may here during times of severe weather. For more information you can check the links posted above. Overall I do not expect too significant of severe weather outbreak for these two days, but this could be the largest outbreak we have had across Pennsylvania so far this year. Clouds as usuall will be an inhibiting factor. You can find more information about the factors in this event in the following sections below.

"Current Weather Setup"
Well this has been quite a severe weather week across much of the country from California to the northern Great Plains. Now the area of severe weather will shift eastward into the Ohio Valley and Middle Atlantic region. But let me start at day 1 of the severe weather outbreak to cover the entire event. A strong low pressure system was diving down from the Pacific Northwest into the Rocky Mountain Region. Widespread rain showers and thunderstorms occured across the west along with snow in some of the higher elevations. Many records occured for precipitation, for example Flagstaff, Arizona broke a record for 1.8inches of snow on May 22. Also in Phoenix, Arizona near .5inches of rain fell making it a precipitation record for the day. Up to 10inches of snow fell in the higher elevations in states such as Utah. Meanwhile in southern California heavy rain with isolated convection occured with some areas of flash flooding. Also some of the convection was on the strong side with two tornadoes being reported near San Diego, California overturning a nearby train and a tractor trailer. Also hail fell quite heavy in areas that saw convection and then accumulated to depths of near 3inches in some areas. Locals played with the hail like it was snow and throwing hailballs, lol. Meanwhile later in the day the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma issued a high risk for severe weather across areas of western Kansas and Nebraska even though some of the severe weather occured in states such as Colorado and Wyoming. In Colorado early on May 22 a family of tornadoes occured 75mles north of Denver in Weld County. The tornado ended up killing one person and causing quite a bit of destruction. Then that same supercell that spawned the Weld County tornado moved northward into Wyoming causing tornado reports near the town of Laramie and Cheyenne. By late in the evening the action shift eastward into western Kansas and Nebraska. Then for May 23 the cold front almost became stationary with more severe weather developing in western Kansas and Nebraska. For May 22 over 48 tornado reports occured with 249 reports overall. For May 23 the SPC issued a moderate risk of severe weather. A high risk was then later issued as the tornado reports became increasingly higher. Many very intense supercells occured with over 63 tornado reports for that day adding to the total reports for the day of 209. For May 24 the action quieted down a little bit as the energy level was not as strong. Only 13 tornado reports occured that day mostly in rural locations of North and South Dakota along with Oklahoma. Only a couple injury reports came in as a pig farm in Oklahoma suffered some minor damage. Now for May 25 a moderate risk area has been issued farther east with actually two moderate risk areas, one in Kansas and the other in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Areas in between are under slight risks. For May 25 the threat starts with supercells than converge into large mesocyclone thunderstorms complexes. These complexes with be quite intense with widespread wind damage being the main threat. These complexes will shift eastward for May 26 and weaken. The front will move eastward and be the focal point for more strong to severe thunderstorms for Monday. For Tuesday the front will move across eastward from the southeast to Middle Atlantic only causing isolated strong thunderstorms as debris clouds from previous mesocyclone complexes will weaken preventing strong instibility for Tuesday. Overall this several day period of a severe weather outbreak has been the strongest so far for this May. I possible see another record breaking month of tornadoes by the time the end of the month roles around.

"Current Advisories"


"Current Satellite"

(Courtesy of Penn State Meteorology.)

"Current Surface Map and Weekly History of Jet Stream Position"


"Radar for Western Pennsylvania"

"Radar for Central Pennsylvania"

"Radar for Eastern Pennsylvania"


"Forecasts from Storm Prediction Center"
SPC AC 270553

DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1253 AM CDT TUE MAY 27 2008

VALID 271200Z - 281200Z

...CNTRL/SRN NEW ENGLAND TO THE MID ATLANTIC COAST...

PERSISTENT SWLY LOW-LEVEL FLOW AHEAD OF COLD FRONT SHOULD SUPPORT
THE NEWD ADVECTION OF AN INCREASINGLY MOIST BOUNDARY LAYER WITH
DEWPOINTS INCREASING THROUGH THE 50S. WHILE MIDLEVEL LAPSE RATES
WILL REMAIN SOMEWHAT MARGINAL...THIS MOISTURE IN CONJUNCTION WITH
DAYTIME HEATING AND RESULTANT STEEPENING OF LOW-LEVEL LAPSE RATES
ARE EXPECTED TO CONTRIBUTE TO A MODERATELY UNSTABLE AIR MASS WITH
MLCAPES OF AROUND 1000 J/KG.

TSTMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG THE FRONT BY LATE MORNING/EARLY
AFTERNOON AS LEADING EDGE OF STRONGER HEIGHT FALLS ATTENDANT TO
MIDLEVEL TROUGH BEGIN TO OVERSPREAD DESTABILIZING AIR MASS.
FORECAST SOUNDINGS INDICATE LARGELY WLY TROPOSPHERIC FLOW WITH
DEEP-LAYER SPEED SHEAR RANGING FROM 40-50 KT OVER DOWNEAST ME TO AOB
30 KT NEAR AND S/SW OF THE DELMARVA. THIS ENVIRONMENT SHOULD
SUPPORT EVOLUTION OF A CONVECTIVE LINE ALONG THE FRONT...PERHAPS
COMPOSED OF SHORTER SEGMENT BOWING STRUCTURES CAPABLE OF DAMAGING
WINDS AND SOME HAIL. THE SEVERE THREAT SHOULD DIMINISH THIS EVENING
AS ANY ONGOING STORMS MOVE EWD/SEWD OFFSHORE.

"Tornado Risks"

"Hail Risks"

"Wind Risks"


"Model Analysis"
Models have done a pretty good job with coordinating with each other. Just some differences in intensities of instibilities is the only difference between the models. Below is the 9z SREF CAPE values and they do go over 1000 for much of central and eastern Pennsylvania for Monday. Also for Tuesday they rise even more and this time eastern Pennsylvania gets in the action. For the future radars it is quite impressive with that bow-echo looking thunderstorm complex that is shown moving from Ohio into Pennsylvania. I will have more short term model updates throughout Monday and Tuesday so stay tuned...

"15z SREF Model Forecast Max Cape Index"

(Tuesday)

"NMM Future Simulated Radar"

(Monday)

"My Forecast for Severe Weather"
Well my severe weather forecast maps are now out and I am ready for whatever this day may bring. I have a little excitment anticipating the first widespread severe weather outbreak of the region, even though my area should escape the worst of it. So anyway below are my maps and I want to talk about them and explain the thought process that went behind each region. And as you can see they are different than what the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma has out today. I did highlight a moderate risk area for extreme western and southwestern Pennsylvania. CAPE values are expected to reach near 1500+ j/kg which is quite high for Pennsylvania. Anything above 1000 I consider pretty significant for the keystone state. Also in western Pennsylvania helocity values approach 200 based on the NAM which is above the lower limitations for supercell development. Also dewpoints and temperatures should be the highest in that region of Pennsylvania today. EHI values though in that region are pretty low which is good news, because it means there will be a little tornado threat. Southwestern Pennsylvania near Mount Washington will be the area under the gun the most today. Also looking back at past records, western Pennsylvania historically has more severe weather reports in these types of storm setups. Now for the rest of central Pennsylvania I still did include a slight risk as the dynamics in that region are also extreme enough for storm development. The Susquehanna River should be near the dividing line where severe storms fissle out. But there is one area I am also watching today in Pennsylvania and that is in the Lower Susquehanna Valley where I live. Dewpoints are already creeping up as sunshine is also really heating up the atmosphere. CAPE values also are supposed to be near 1500 j/kg in the small region. EHI values also get near 1.5 on some models which is pretty significant for tornadic development. Helocity values are the highest in the state in this region. But the hindering factor is the lifting mechanism. The main setup of the storm is farther west. But if we can get a pulse thunderstorm to form ahead of the main activity then supercellular activity could be a threat in the Harrisburg-Lancaster tornado alley (this region has historically the most tornadoes typically recorded in the state per year). So for the Lower Susquehanna Valley I issued a 75% chance of regular thunderstorms which also translates to 5% risk of severe storms. For the rest of the state thunderstorms will occur tonight as the storms in western Pennsylvania move eastward and die out. The farther east you go the dwindling chances of thunderstorms I indicate on my map. The main threats are all 3 with hail threat as freezing levels are only near 13000, wind damage as winds aloft are very fast, and tornadoes as shear levels are high.

"My Severe Weather Risk Map"
Monday...


For Tuesday yet again my forecast is different than the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. I have a slight risk for southern and eastern Pennsylvania. I believe there may be just enough breaks in the clouds from May sun inversion. Also again CAPE values are supposed to be over 1000 j/kg, and helocity values again near 200 in some areas of southern Pennsylvania. But EHI values remain in the negatives making tornadoes not too much of a threat. One thing to note is that todays models show much more instibility than yesterdays models did for southern Pennsylvania. The main question is how much cloud cover will there be for southern Pennsylvania. Wind damage is the primary threat that will be faced. Winds aloft are not too fast, but helocity values are high. Moisture levels including dewpoints will be higher for Tuesday than what they were for Monday and highs again will be in the 80s in southern Pennsylvania. Stay tuned for more updates on Tuesday throughout the day today and tomorrow.

Tuesday...


"Conclusions on Severe Weather Outbreak"
Well still overall the 2008 year is off to a quiet severe weather start across all of Pennsylvania. There have been few severe weather reports and no official outbreaks anywhere across the state. And even after this 2-day small outbreak still most likely storm reports will remain pretty few. As has been typical this year usually all factors except for one come together, but still no severe thunderstorms form. Monday in my opinion will be the most active day by far. Tuesday should be very quiet with heavy rain and maybe an isolated gusty wind are the only threats. While Monday there could be damaging winds and isolated tornadoes as threats. Warm-air aloft should prevent most hail from forming. Now remember severe weather season starts on June 1 here in Pennsylvania and last through Mid September. Even though we may be off to a quiet start does not mean it will be a quiet year. It only takes one damaging storm to change someone's life forever. As usually you can expect updates throughout the next two days on the severe weather outbreak. Be sure to report any unusuall weather here to the blog and also I would be happy to here other people's opinion on this potential severe weather threat here in the state. As for next week a short recap will be issued on Wednesday and then for Thursday back to a short weekly formatted forecast blog. As for next weekend another storm system heads up through the great lakes and isolated severe weather could become another threat for much of the state of Pennsylvania. Stay tuned for more information on this chance throughout the week. Have a great day and stay tuned to updates from the national weather service and make sure you have your NOAA weather radio up and running to keep informed about the severe weather chances.

"Storm Reports"


"Here north of Harrisburg 2008 statistics"
(Severe Weather Stats...)
Severe Thunderstorm Watches- 0
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings- 0
Tornado Watches- 0
Tornado Warnings- 0
Total Thunderstorms- 9

(Precipitation Stats...)
Flood Watches- 4
Flood Warnings- 3
Monthly Precipitation- 3.97inches
Yearly Precipitation- 17.63inches

(Temperature Stats...)
Heat Advisories- 0
Excessive Heat Warnings- 0
90degree days- 0

First severe thunderstorm of the year... (Blizzard92)
A thunderstorm clipped my location but did produce some impressive shots of the anvil cloud, gust front, and wall cloud. The thunderstorm was under a severe thunderstorm warning. But the worst of the storm was too my east.
First severe thunderstorm of the year...
First severe thunderstorm of the year... (Blizzard92)
A thunderstorm clipped my location but did produce some impressive shots of the anvil cloud, gust front, and wall cloud. The thunderstorm was under a severe thunderstorm warning. But the worst of the storm was too my east.
First severe thunderstorm of the year...
First severe thunderstorm of the year... (Blizzard92)
A thunderstorm clipped my location but did produce some impressive shots of the anvil cloud, gust front, and wall cloud. The thunderstorm was under a severe thunderstorm warning. But the worst of the storm was too my east.
First severe thunderstorm of the year...
First severe thunderstorm of the year... (Blizzard92)
A thunderstorm clipped my location but did produce some impressive shots of the anvil cloud, gust front, and wall cloud. The thunderstorm was under a severe thunderstorm warning. But the worst of the storm was too my east.
First severe thunderstorm of the year...
First severe thunderstorm of the year... (Blizzard92)
A thunderstorm clipped my location but did produce some impressive shots of the anvil cloud, gust front, and wall cloud. The thunderstorm was under a severe thunderstorm warning. But the worst of the storm was too my east.
First severe thunderstorm of the year...

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77. PalmyraPunishment
6:49 PM GMT on May 30, 2008
Greetings everybody. I have emerged for a rare non-winter appearance.

Blizz, I'm so glad to see you're keeping people on top of things with this weekend. I don't know the first thing about summer weather, except the basics of how a storm is formed (which we all learn in kindergarten lol) but I have heard and read enough today in regards to tomorrow's storm possibilities to know it may become dangerous.

I think I'll stick around here for a day or so to get your opinion on everything.
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76. Zachary Labe
11:23 PM GMT on May 28, 2008
ChrisCone- I just found a wonderful link actually today. This takes care of several models and all sorts of indicies and etc.Link. I though do not know any programs though of recording video. Sorry. On the right side of the screen is also some helpful links that may be to your liking.

TheRasberryPatch- At this point it appears so.




***New blog now coming out!
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75. TheRasberryPatch
11:17 PM GMT on May 28, 2008
does that mean the weekend will be a washout? i hope sunday will be rainfree. i would like to get out and golf.
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74. ChrisCone
11:03 PM GMT on May 28, 2008
hey blizzard, although i have my own resources i was wondering where to find that map of the national cape values.... i am using a more primetive model and that one looks better. also, know of any programs in which I can record videos and kind of like have a teleprompter feature and record whats on my screen instead of whats on my webcam ? ps free would be good if you know of anything like this let me know :D
73. Zachary Labe
10:52 PM GMT on May 28, 2008
TheRasberryPatch- Nope it should be out of the area by Sunday. But some rain can be expected Sunday, especially earlier in the day. Heavy rain may be another threat.
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72. TheRasberryPatch
10:13 PM GMT on May 28, 2008
I will make sure i keep an eye on the weather for those days Blizz. Thanks for the heads up. Will it continue into sunday?
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71. Zachary Labe
8:45 PM GMT on May 28, 2008
TheRasberryPatch- This could be a dangerous situation because as of now... It appears the risk of severe weather would last from late Friday night through Saturday night.
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70. TheRasberryPatch
8:41 PM GMT on May 28, 2008
well blizz i recall last thursay i think you mentioned that tuesday was going to be severe and sure enough we got a bit of it. so monday doesn't count. i hope if you are right about saturday it doesn't occur during the day and ends by night. one that doesn't last long.
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69. Zachary Labe
8:31 PM GMT on May 28, 2008
As most of my blog readers know I am not one to hype a storm. But something is drawing my attention. I am seeing some of the most significant severe weather parameters coming together this weekend, and I haven't seen this in a long time. A new blog will be issued this evening. This could be quite a intense severe weather outbreak right here in the Middle Atlantic region including all of Pennsylvania. Just read the hazardous weather outlook for Baltimore...

SEVERE WEATHER APPEARS TO BE A GOOD POSSIBILITY SATURDAY IN
ASSOCIATION WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT EXPECTED TO MOVE EASTWARD
FROM THE GREAT LAKES. ALTHOUGH EXACT TIMING OF SEVERE WEATHER IS STILL
UNCERTAIN SEVERE WEATHER COULD START EARLY IN THE DAY. EMERGENCY
MANAGERS ARE ADVISED TO MONITOR FUTURE FORECASTS AS THE
POSSIBILITY EXISTS FOR A SIGNIFICANT SEVERE EPISODE.
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68. Zachary Labe
7:17 PM GMT on May 28, 2008
TheRasberryPatch- Lol, I sure had a bad forecast on Monday, but my Tuesday forecast which turned out excellent made up for it. Did you know in Annville, Lebanon County a severe wind gust damage report came in for large limbs knocked down by yesterday's storm.

ChrisCone- O... the weather channel, lol.

charlesimages- Your turn for a nice thunderstorm is coming soon.
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67. charlesimages
4:18 AM GMT on May 28, 2008
Nice shots! Looks like a wicked storm *drools over the photos* oops.. better wipe that up hehehehe

I'm glad you got to have some fun =)
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66. ChrisCone
2:22 AM GMT on May 28, 2008
one out of a hundred ? wow and i thought the girl with the bugeyes on the weather channel was bad. ;) ill be honest i probably screw up about 25 out of 100 forecasts haha, I consider that pretty bad... but then again I dont really do forecasts for "easy" weather days.
65. cyclonebuster
1:19 AM GMT on May 28, 2008
"stop the funnels ? i think people have got this whole thing wrong. instead of trying to change mother nature, it should be mankind who changes. we are the guests on this planet, when will we learn."

? Never I suppose.
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64. TheRasberryPatch
1:17 AM GMT on May 28, 2008
Chris hopefully you can give Blzz a run for his money. he usually screws up one out of 100 forecasts and we can't deal with it. you know i think he has become complacent. : )
we look forward to seeing more blog posts.
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63. ChrisCone
1:16 AM GMT on May 28, 2008
stop the funnels ? i think people have got this whole thing wrong. instead of trying to change mother nature, it should be mankind who changes. we are the guests on this planet, when will we learn. ----- sorry about this comment, i jumped the gun and thought this cyclonebuster guy was same guy who proposed a way to stop tornadic and hurricane activity a while ago on the wunderblogs. so if i was incorrect, i apologise.
62. cyclonebuster
1:08 AM GMT on May 28, 2008
Build my tunnels to stop the funnels.
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61. ChrisCone
1:02 AM GMT on May 28, 2008
hey thanks for the quick reply ! that is always nice to see. i will soon be becoming much more active on wunderground, posting frequent photos and doing some weather forecasting and opinions on certain things. I have been involved in meteorology my entire life, in fact I still have weathermaps documenting back to 1991 (when i was 7) 100 pct drawn myself, even the country and states haha. So I guess you can call me the least known weather expert in the world. Anywho, hope you and many others enjoy what I post. For now, the severe weather is over, so we get to be bored until the weekend when moderate instability will be in-place... I am seeing a possible MCS moving through or convection from one. hope it will be fun. well have a good night.
60. Zachary Labe
12:58 AM GMT on May 28, 2008
TheRasberryPatch- Ok, thanks I will look into it. Lol, my spelling has been horrible lately.
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58. TheRasberryPatch
12:56 AM GMT on May 28, 2008
i would try to get a 5' hose to connect to the spigot. it would be a lot helpful.
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57. Zachary Labe
12:48 AM GMT on May 28, 2008
ChrisCone- Good evening!!! Yes I saw the thunderstorms rolling through southern Connecticut. Thanks for stopping by the blog and I will be sure to stop by yours to see your photos. Feel free to stop by anytime as this blog is devoted currently to summer weather. Have a wonderful evening!!!
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55. ChrisCone
12:45 AM GMT on May 28, 2008
hey nice photos ! we had out first severe thunderstorms of the year today here in southern Connecticut as well. I posted some photos of these on my blog however it was too cloudy ahead of the storm to get any decent shots of the storms at a distance.... however it was pretty dark underneath them which is probably the most notible thing about the pictures. There was also a much higher than usual amount of cloud-to-ground lightning as I counted over 25 cloud-to-ground strikes in my vision just in the time I was watching outside. I am so glad it is the warm season, blizzards are fun on occasion but nothing beats watching severe thunderstorms.... except obviously even more extreme weather. I am one who loves inclimate summer weather :D
54. cyclonebuster
12:38 AM GMT on May 28, 2008
Build my tunnels to stop the funnels.
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53. Zachary Labe
12:34 AM GMT on May 28, 2008
Wow the number of major tornadoes is continuously rising this year. Latest storm recap over Iowa...

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
430 PM CDT TUE MAY 27 2008

...FINAL DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR BUTLER AND BLACK HAWK COUNTIES...


THE FOLLOWING IS A FINAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED OVER
BUTLER AND BLACK HAWK COUNTIES ON MAY 25TH.

* EVENT DATE: MAY 25TH

* ESTIMATED START TIME: 4:48 PM CDT

* EVENT TYPE: LOW END EF5 IN PORTIONS OF PARKERSBURG AND NORTH OF NEW
HARTFORD

* EVENT LOCATION: 2 MILES S APLINGTON TO PARKERSBURG TO NEW
HARTFORD AND ACROSS NORTHERN BLACK HAWK COUNTY.

* PEAK WIND: MAXIMUM WINDS OF 205 MPH

* AVERAGE PATH WIDTH: PATH WIDTH RANGED FROM 0.6 TO 0.7 MILES NEAR
PARKERSBURG TO JUST NORTH OF NEW HARTFORD. THE PATH WIDTH CONSTRICTED
TO NEAR ONE QUARTER MILE WIDE EAST OF NEW HARTFORD TO NORTH OF
WATERLOO. PATH WIDTH INCREASED TO NEAR 1.2 MILES WIDE NORTH OF
DUNKERTON BEFORE DISSIPATING NEAR THE BLACK HAWK AND BUCHANAN
COUNTY LINE.

* PATH LENGTH: 43 MILES

* INJURIES: PRELIMINARY 70

* FATALITIES: PRELIMINARY 6

* DISCUSSION/DAMAGE: SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OCCURRED ACROSS
THE SOUTHERN END OF PARKERSBURG AND ALONG A PATH TO JUST NORTH
OF NEW HARTFORD. NUMEROUS STRUCTURES COMPLETELY DESTROYED FROM
PARKERSBURG TO NEAR NEW HARTFORD. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EASTWARD
TO JUST NORTH OF THE WATERLOO AND CEDAR FALLS AREA. SIGNIFICANT
DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED NORTH OF DUNKERTON WHERE THE TORNADO
INCREASED TO ITS GREATEST PATH WIDTH. ADDITIONAL EF2 TO EF3 DAMAGE
OCCURED NORTHEAST OF DUNKERTON BEFORE THE TORNADO LIFTED SHORTLY
BEFORE MOVING INTO BUCHANAN COUNTY. THIS STORM ALSO PRODUCED
SUBSTANTIAL STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE ALONG THE SOUTHERN
PERIPHERY OF THE STORM JUST SOUTH OF THE TORNADO TRACK.
PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES THAT STRAIGHT LINE WINDS OF 90 TO 100 MPH
OCCURRED WITH THIS STORM. AT 537 PM CDT THE WATERLOO AIRPORT
RECORDED A 93 MPH WIND GUST. INITIAL SURVEY RESULTS SUGGEST THAT
STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE WAS THE CAUSE OF THE SEVERE DAMAGE AT
THE RECREATIONAL VEHICLE DEALERSHIP NORTH OF CEDAR FALLS.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING IMAGES...APPROXIMATE STORM
TRACK...RADAR DATA...AND PRELIMINARY TIME LINE ARE AVAILABLE AT
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES WEBSITE AT:

WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/DMX
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52. Zachary Labe
12:15 AM GMT on May 28, 2008
TheRasberryPatch- I was about 5 miles away from where my home was when the storm hit and just that small difference was the difference between about .5inch and at my place .13inch. For the rain barrel I do not have a hose from it, just a spicket on the bottom. Now I did elevate the rainbarrel enough to put a watering can under the spicket.


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
746 PM EDT TUE MAY 27 2008

PAZ036-064>066-280015-
ADAMS-FRANKLIN-LANCASTER-YORK-
746 PM EDT TUE MAY 27 2008

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT ADAMS...NORTHERN LANCASTER...
SOUTHEASTERN FRANKLIN AND YORK COUNTIES...

AT 745 PM EDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE ALONG A LINE FROM 6 MILES
SOUTH OF SHILLINGTON TO 8 MILES NORTHEAST OF WEIGELSTOWN TO 5 MILES
EAST OF WAYNESBORO...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH AND PEA-SIZED HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE
STORMS.

THESE STORMS WILL BE NEAR LITTLESTOWN AROUND 800 PM AND EAST PROSPECT
AROUND 815 PM.

THIS WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA INTERSTATES...THE
PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 283 AND 295.

THIS WILL ALSO IMPACT THE FOLLOWING MAJOR ROADS...STATE HIGHWAY
283...ROUTE 15...ROUTE 30...ROUTE 222...ROUTE 322...STATE ROAD 94...
STATE ROAD 97.
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51. TheRasberryPatch
12:09 AM GMT on May 28, 2008
it doesn't take much to fill up the rain barrel. they work great for watering your container plants, but you don't want to run a 50' hose off of it. just not enough power. just make sure you keep the screen on the top. i am surprised you only got that little bit of rain.
i am around farms, but none in my area have ponds. at least none within viewing distance. now i hope she leaves the yard and area. right now she is just stopped at the gate.
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50. Zachary Labe
11:57 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
TheRasberryPatch- Lol, o my sounds like you had an exciting late afternoon! I would not know what to do either. Snapping turtles though I have seen them pretty common around farm ponds in Lebanon County.


***Interesting storm... I got some wonderful pictures of the anvil cloud, the gust front, and small wall cloud. I will upload them this evening. That was my first severe thunderstorm warning of the year for my area, even though the wind and lightning was not too intense. Only .13inches of rain fell here, but my new 55 gallon rain barrel filled up completely. Just amazing! I suggest any gardener look into investing or building one of them, they are great!
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49. TheRasberryPatch
11:50 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
just got through the severe tstorm. rain was heavy, wind wasn't much and the lightning wasn't bad at all.
0.76" of rain for the storm
i have a great storm story. a snapping turtle got into my pool around 530pm. i have never had one in my pool and have barely seen one. i didn't know what to do. it is over 12" long and very heavy. i don't live near any ponds or at least over a mile away, but there are many streams and farms around. i called a couple of nuisance businesses and they wanted over $150. i decided to try and get it out after it swam to the top during the storm. i was using a metal pole for the vacuuma and skimmer. after 5 mins i thought how stupid am i using a metal pole in a pool during a tstorm. after a few more attempts i decided to give it up. she just didn't want to get out with my help. then my wife thought why not use the skimmer net. so you break it. it doesn't cost $150. so i went out and after some strenous lifting i finally got it out. it did tear the net. it must weigh 25lbs. i just keep thinking how stupid i was trying to get it out during the storm. one of those you hear or see on television and wonder what was that fool think he was doing. another darwin award winner. thankfully, the lightning wasn't bad and didn't hit the pool or me.
from what i was told it traveled a long distance to bury some eggs in my south facing hill. wonderful, huh.
so that is my story for the year, hopefully.
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48. WxWyz
8:48 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
I agree with spetrm on your blog.
Looks like the cold front is knocking on your door!
47. Zachary Labe
8:40 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
426 PM EDT TUE MAY 27 2008
TheRasberryPatch- I am now going to use my rainbarrel I built. I am so pleased with it. We had .05inches of rain last night and even that little filled up the rain barrel all the way to the spicket.

MDZ001-OHZ068-069-PAZ030>032-WVZ004-012-021>023-041-272230-
FAYETTE PA-GARRETT MD-GREENE PA-MARION WV-MARSHALL WV-MONONGALIA
WV-MONROE OH-NOBLE OH-PRESTON WV-TUCKER WV-WESTMORELAND PA-WETZEL WV-
426 PM EDT TUE MAY 27 2008

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS THUNDERSTORMS TO MOVE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES...GARRETT...MONROE...NOBLE...FAYETTE...WESTMORELAND...GREENE
...TUCKER...MARION...WETZEL...PRESTON...MONONGALIA AND MARSHALL...

AT 419 PM EDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR IN PITTSBURGH
INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 35 MILES
EAST OF SEVEN SPRINGS TO 47 MILES WEST OF ANTIOCH...OR ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM 24 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NEW FLORENCE TO 26 MILES SOUTH
OF RURALDALE...MOVING SOUTH AT 20 MPH. THESE STORMS WILL LIKELY
PRODUCE PEA SIZE HAIL AND MAY CONTAIN WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH AS THEY
MOVE ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH 630 PM EDT.


KEEP AN EYE TO THE SKY AND MOVE TO A SAFE PLACE IF THUNDERSTORMS
APPROACH.

PLEASE REPORT HAIL...STRONG WINDS OR WIND DAMAGE TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...1-877-633-6772.
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46. TheRasberryPatch
8:36 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
it is so humid outside that i went to get the mail and a cloud sprinkled on me.
hope we get some rain this evening my garden is started to get parched. i prefer not to water it with the hose.
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45. Zachary Labe
8:16 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
Spetrm- Thankyou! Feel free to stop by anytime!
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44. Spetrm
8:12 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
Good blog blizzard, I see you put a lot of time in to it.

I didnt realize AZ broke all those precip records WOW. That must have been something.
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43. Zachary Labe
8:07 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
332 PM EDT TUE MAY 27 2008

NJZ001-007-008-PAZ054-055-272130-
CARBON-MONROE-MORRIS-SUSSEX-WARREN-
332 PM EDT TUE MAY 27 2008

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT CARBON...MONROE...SUSSEX...
NORTHERN WARREN...AND NORTHERN MORRIS COUNTIES THROUGH 530 PM...

AT 330 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATED SHOWERS AND
SOME STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 25 MILES EAST
OF SCRANTON TO 45 MILES WEST OF WILKES-BARRE...MOVING EAST-SOUTHEAST
AT 25 MPH. THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR HIGH POINT
AROUND 415 PM...GOULSBORO STATE PARK AROUND 445 PM...SKYTOP AND
HAINESVILLE AROUND 500 PM...SUSSEX AND NEW MAHONING AROUND 515
PM...POCONO PINES AND MOUNT POCONO AROUND 530 PM.

WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH AND SMALL HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THE STRONGER
THUNDERSTORMS, AS WELL AS HEAVY RAINS WHICH MAY YIELD A HALF TO AS
MUCH AS ONE INCH IN AN HOUR.

EXPECT FREQUENT LIGHTNING FROM THE STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS. DO NOT
SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES WHEN LIGHTNING THREATENS...MOVE INDOORS
WHEN A THUNDERSTORM APPROACHES.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM THIS
TUESDAY EVENING FOR NORTHWESTERN NEW JERSEY AND EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA.
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42. Zachary Labe
8:04 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
359 PM EDT TUE MAY 27 2008

PAZ036-063-064-272030-
ADAMS-CUMBERLAND-FRANKLIN-
359 PM EDT TUE MAY 27 2008

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT EASTERN FRANKLIN...NORTHERN
ADAMS AND SOUTHERN CUMBERLAND COUNTIES...


AT 354 PM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER
SHIPPENSBURG...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH...TORRENTIAL RAIN...AND PEA-SIZED HAIL ARE
POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

THIS STORM WILL BE NEAR WALNUT BOTTOM AROUND 410 PM...ARENDTSVILLE
AROUND 425 PM AND BENDERSVILLE AROUND 430 PM.

THIS WILL ALSO IMPACT THE FOLLOWING MAJOR ROADS...ROUTE 15
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41. Zachary Labe
7:55 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
Hail looks pretty likely with this storm. The VIL radar is quite impressive for PA standards.

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40. Zachary Labe
7:30 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
jthal57- Good afternoon!!! Yes CAPE values for your region of Pennsylvania are an impressive 2000 j/kg.
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39. jthal57
7:28 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
Blizzard-temps reached 85 F today, higher than forecast, dewpoints of 70F earlier, 65 F now. I'm sure this is adding to the instability.
38. Zachary Labe
7:22 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
hurigo- Thanks. I always dispise making a wrong forecast when I do so much explanation in my blogs to my forecast then it turns out wrong. Ugh. But anyway today seems to be pretty well according to plan so far.
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37. Zachary Labe
7:20 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
We could be in for a MAJOR outbreak of severe weather for Saturday. This is a very serious situation that will need to be monitored, therefore no weekly blog is coming out this week. Also some meteorologists say this could rival the infamous 1985 outbreak in which Pennsylvania saw over 20 tornadoes with 1 F5 and 4 F4s. This could be very serious. And already the SPC is mentioning this in their outlook...

AS A SURFACE LOW MOVES ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES REGION DAY 4 IN
CONJUNCTION WITH THE UPPER SHORT-WAVE FEATURES...A COLD FRONT WILL
MOVE SEWD ACROSS MID MO/MID AND UPPER MS VALLEYS DURING THE
DAY...AND INTO THE OH VALLEY REGION OVERNIGHT. WITH MOIST/UNSTABLE
AIRMASS EXPECTED S OF THIS FRONT AND STRONG DEEP-LAYER WIND FIELD
ACCOMPANYING THE SHORT-WAVE FEATURES /INCLUDING MID-LEVEL FLOW IN
EXCESS OF 60 TO 70 KT/...WIDESPREAD SEVERE THREAT APPEARS LIKELY.

THE SURFACE LOW IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE MOVING EWD ACROSS THE
NORTHEAST U.S. DAY 5...WITH THE COLD FRONT MOVING EWD ACROSS NEW
ENGLAND BUT MORE SLOWLY SEWD ACROSS THE OH/TN VALLEYS AND
MID-ATLANTIC REGION. WITH STRONG WIND FIELD PERSISTING AND AMPLE
INSTABILITY S/E OF THE FRONT...EXPECT FAIRLY WIDESPREAD THREAT FOR
SEVERE WEATHER TO CONTINUE INVOF THE FRONT DAY 5.



Nearby local NWS's are mentioning it too. This could be very serious...

BOTH EURO AND GFS HAVE STRONG SIGNALS FOR
MCS DEVELOPMENT OVR THE MIDWEST. POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE STORMS AND
PERHAPS SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WX EXIST SAT AS A 50 KT MID-LVL JET
STREAK WILL PROVIDE AMPLE DEEP LAYER SHEAR FOR ROTATING STORMS.-- End Changed Discussion --
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36. hurigo
7:18 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
Hi Blizz, I saw that line forming.
(Don't feel bad about yesterday's forecast, you can't predict somethings.) There is an X factor we all seem to miss when wundering what the fronts (or tropics) will do. Now if we could discover what that x factor is, that would be worth a book.
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35. Zachary Labe
7:14 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
218 PM EDT TUE MAY 27 2008

PAZ041-042-046-271915-
NORTHERN LYCOMING-SOUTHERN LYCOMING-SULLIVAN-
218 PM EDT TUE MAY 27 2008

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT NORTHERN LYCOMING AND SULLIVAN
COUNTIES...

AT 217 PM EDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE ALONG A LINE FROM ABOUT 15
MILES NORTHWEST OF WILLIAMSPORT TO NEAR LAPORTE...MOVING EAST AT 38
MPH.

WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH AND PEA-SIZED HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE
STORMS. DO NOT STAY OUTDOORS WHILE A THUNDERSTORM IS OCCURRING.

THESE STORMS WILL BE OVER LAPORTE AROUND 235 PM...EAGLES MERE AROUND
240 PM...MUNCY VALLEY AROUND 305 PM AND RICKETTS GLEN STATE PARK
AROUND 310 PM.

THIS WILL ALSO IMPACT THE FOLLOWING MAJOR ROADS...ROUTE 15...ROUTE
220...STATE ROAD 14.

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34. Zachary Labe
7:06 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
So here the severe weather begins. I am now ready to monitor it the rest of the afternoon. Watch already out...



PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BUCKS CARBON LACKAWANNA
LEHIGH LUZERNE MONROE
NORTHAMPTON PIKE SUSQUEHANNA
WAYNE WYOMING
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33. TheRasberryPatch
12:09 PM GMT on May 27, 2008
not much rain last evening. 0.03" of rain. the garden needs a bit of rain.
you had to replace your cukes too, Blizz. i don't recall my cukes dying like that from a colder than normal May. they usually are pretty hardy. oh well.
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32. Zachary Labe
11:42 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
Wow, what a bust of a severe weather day. Busts with severe weather in Pennsylvania can be quite common throughout the summer as typically all but one factor is there for severe weather. But the one factor usually ruins the rest of the storms. Today's factor was there was limited moisture in the air along with a strong CAP as warm-air aloft was very prevelant. Models, SPC, and myself performed very poorly. Signing out for the night, but will be back tomorrow early morning and then back late afternoon. Hopefully I will be able to redeem myselft tomorrow with my severe weather forecast. Have a great night all!
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31. JDinWPA
10:34 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
Hey Bliz. The most we got today is a few sprinkles and a lot of wind with some very strong gusts. Looks like the brunt of the storm is well to the south in TN and KY.
30. jthal57
10:10 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
Happy Memorial Day to you too, Blizzard. Looks like some active weather Tuesday. Also looks like a line coming toward you now. Don't know if it will have any steam left when it comes east.
29. Zachary Labe
9:21 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
hurigo- Yep I have my camera ready if anything unusuall of photogenic occurs. Also I think timing should be fine for your area. The line stretching from LA to NY is a prefrontal band. Behind the band it starts to get more unstable and humid.
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28. hurigo
9:17 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
That line reaches from Maine to Louisiana. It's in Pennsylvania and Virginia where the line gets sort of hyphenated and jumps ahead.

We have fair sky and about 80 degrees. Further inland I think it is hotter. The winds here are out of the SW at 21 with gusts up to 25, and 40% humidity. Storms are predicted here Tuesday evening. I wonder if they'll have to adjust that to earlier.

Hope you don't get anything to severe. Got your camera ready in case you need to do some photojournalism?

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27. hurigo
9:12 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
Hi Blizz,
Glad you just put up that radar in your comment. I'd been watching the radar views in your post and was thinking those are mighty slow moving storms. Then I realized that those radars are from this morning.

Gonna go check out NexRad.

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