My Accuweather Building Tour...

By: Zachary Labe , 3:04 PM GMT on August 15, 2008

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My Accuweather Building Tour from Wednesday, August 13, 2008...

Well I was thinking... Since I did a special Mt. Washington Blog I thought I would do a blog on my tour of the Accuweather Building. By the time this blog is posted for several days, it will be time for a special new blog potentially on a hurricane threat maybe impacting the east coast.

So on the drive up Rt. 322 I was anxiously getting excited for an hour-long term sponsored by the Accuweather Corporation. The drive up is a beautiful drive along scenic mountains and farming valleys. State College is located in Centre County, Pennsylvania, which is the exact central point of the state. State College is known around the United States for famous things such as Penn State football and in the meteorological community for the regional NWS stationed there, the Accuweather Building, and the wonderful meteorological program by Penn State University including WeatherWorld. When you think about it, it is odd that there are some many wonderful weather corporations located in the rural ridge and valley region of central Pennsylvania. There are no big cities nearby, just small towns with plenty of mountains and farms. Just recently I had been up in the region to see Penns Cave, which I wrote about in another blog. There are many things to see and do up in the region, especially in winter when the ski resorts open up. So anyway upon arrival, the building was pretty east to find. It was right off of Science Park Road located behind a few trees and another office building. When first looking at the main building it is quite a sight. The entire building is wind/glass paned with large letters at the top spelling of course, AccuWeather. Large satellite dishes were located in the front yard along with their Davis Vantage Pro2 located in the grassy pasture nearby.



My tour was scheduled for 11am, and off course as I always do I arrive early. So I snapped a few pictures of the outside building and then proceeded inside the building. The lobby is very interesting to say the least. At first it sort of has a retro feel to it with unusual architecture. But then I later found out the lobby is modeled after different weather features such as rain on the doors shown by a metal door with metal rain drops. And the unusual roof was actually sculpted to look like clouds (which it did look like clouds upon second glance). So I met up with Meteorologist Jesse Ferrell who is the Accuweather community director and also the tour guide. Mr. Ferrell has a great, laid back personality who really knows his company's history. The building is three floors and up we went first to the third floor. Up there were several head offices for the pro. meteorologists including Dr. Joel N. Myers who is the founder of Accuweather (I must say he has quite an office). Then as we walked through the rest of the cubic offices we went down to the main floor (2nd floor).

The second floor is amazing. This is where the main area looks like a NASA control center in Houston, Texas. Computer screens everywhere with over 100 meteorologists scurrying about the floor looking at computer models, satellites, radars, designing graphics, and updating Accuweather.com. I found some things quite funny which included that the meteorologists were looking off the exact GFS we blog users look off of on the NCEP website. Off course I new meteorologists look off models that we use, but it is just funny to see it in person. So I snapped a few pictures and we proceeded to see the TV studio and the broadcast booths. I met with a few meteorologists and then we moved on. Lastly we went down to the third floor.



The third floor is where the server room is along with the sales/advertising headquarters is. The server room is amazing with all of these computer consoles and wires everywhere. Busy technicians were running about making sure all was running smoothly. There was also a computer screen with statistics of how many visited the site the day before, and in the case it was over six million viewers. So shortly my tour came to an end after I learned many things about the Accuweather Corporation and other meteorological information. I definitely recommend this tour as it really opens you eyes to see the real meteorologists in action.

Weather Summary for the Upcoming Days...

Well quite a busy weather pattern setting up with threats ranging from the tropics to severe weather. This is just a quick summary of what to possibily expect for this coming week. A shortwave is moving across the region today in advance of another weak trough. Showers and thunderstorms will develop as marginal instability develops from the cold pocket aloft combined with diurnal heating with temperatures reaching highs of the upper 70s to mid 80s. Kinematics remain weak and with little jet dynamics. PWATs also and normal to a few deviations below normal. But with little to no wind aloft showers and thunderstorms will move very slowly posing the threat of flash flooding. Shear levels remain below 30knots with winds only a slight threat. Freezing levels remain low so today's main threat will be hail. An isolated weak tornado also cannot be ruled out today, but that threat is very doubtful. As the shortwave moves across the region tonight skies will clear along with weakening showers and thunderstorms. Fog and low stratus will form in areas that receive rainfall. Lows will be in the 50s generally across the region. For Saturday a few showers and thunderstorms cannot be ruled out across the east, but generally it should be a nice day with highs well below normal in the 70s to low 80s. Sunday through Monday look to be fair weather days with highs near seasonal values, nothing too extreme. Nights should remain cool under max radational cooling. Then late in the week showers and thunderstorms roll back into the region. But a tropical threat could also surface along the east coast as 92L tries to further develop. At this point land interaction may hinder some development, but still as this feature moves over warm water it could develop and threaten the east coast. Many people are hyping this storm, but at this point I am taking a more cautious stance and believing that this feature may not even develop. Recon flights are entering the circulation today, so we may find out more information later today. In any case this will need to be monitored and could pose a threat to the east coast next week. Stay tuned for more updates. Anyways have a wonderful Friday!!!

Update as of 4:45pm...
Tropical Storm Fay has now formed currently moving west over the Dominican Republic at 14mph with sustained winds of 40mph. The National Hurricane Center believes this will move over Cuba up through the southern Florida straight up through the state. If this track does not change I would only expect a very weak storm as it would be mainly over land. But as we have seen with this Invest things can change quickly. Have a great evening!!!

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151. JDinWPA
2:49 PM GMT on August 20, 2008
My forecast for tonight is for slightly warmer, 52. It was on the money yesterday with a forecast of 49. We'll see.

At theis time of the year, the low is actually more important for the garden than the high. I noticed a number of big tomatoes had the slightest hint of color. I guess we'll see what happens there too!
150. TheRasberryPatch
2:22 PM GMT on August 20, 2008
yep you were right Blizz about MDT. yes it is warming nicely, but still in the 60's. seems rather cool for August.
way way too early for leaves to change. it any change it would be becauae of the dry weather. my grass hasn't been cut since July 31st.
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149. Zachary Labe
2:09 PM GMT on August 20, 2008
crowe1- Good morning!!! It always amazes me how fast temperatures warm up in the morning in comparison to the low temperature. The Accuweather tour was very interesting and I had a great tour guide. Thanks for stopping in!
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148. crowe1
2:03 PM GMT on August 20, 2008
Morning Bliz,

Warming nicely, up to 57.5 now. Brisk 5-10 mph NNE wind though.

By the way, that Accuweather tour looks interesting.
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147. Zachary Labe
1:55 PM GMT on August 20, 2008
WxWyz- Actually it is very early, but I have seen some red tints on some of the smaller maples. That may be thanks to a recent spell of dry and cold weather. It is too early for leaves to change because of the lack of sun rays.

JDinWPA- It looks to be another cold night tonight as winds will be slightly calmer. My NWS forecast for last night low was 54 which was way off. Tonight they forecast 51, so we will have to wait and see for my low. I am think near 47 like this morning.
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146. WxWyz
1:56 PM GMT on August 20, 2008
Hi JD...I'm looking forward to the change.
Not that spectacular here in ne OK but it's my favorite time of year!
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145. JDinWPA
1:51 PM GMT on August 20, 2008
You're probably right Bliz. I know the wind started up again right after sunset last night and this morning it was rather brisk. Seems to have slowed down considerably at the moment. The temp is recovering nicely; already up to 60.6.

Hi WxWyz. I'm not sure about central PA, but here in western part of the state a few maples are tinged red and the poplars have a few yellow leaves.
144. WxWyz
1:45 PM GMT on August 20, 2008
The weather maps paint a touch of Fall in your area for sure! Any hints of leaf change yet or is it way too early?
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143. Zachary Labe
1:38 PM GMT on August 20, 2008
TheRasberryPatch- My 47degrees occured at 6:34am. It sure felt cold this morning. Middletown I believe got to as low as 53degrees. So you can see the difference in temperature. Still in the low 60s this morning.

JDinWPA- For once it was colder here in the east. I guess your area was one of the areas that saw a light constant wind all night, and that prevented temperatures from falling more.


***New blog coming today!
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142. JDinWPA
1:08 PM GMT on August 20, 2008
Good morning Bliz. My low was 49.1. With the wind, it's rather chilly this morning.
141. TheRasberryPatch
12:23 PM GMT on August 20, 2008
i had a low of 47F at 628AM.
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140. Zachary Labe
12:21 PM GMT on August 20, 2008
TheRasberryPatch- Yep it does not look likely that Fay will ever impact us. There still is a slight chance down the road, but it is looking doubtful. Some areas may receive over 15inches of rain in Florida from Fay stalling.

JDinWPA- 42, that might be relatively close, but probably will not break it.

dean2007- Alright I will stop by.

CATfour- Well it should be an exciting winter! Looking foward to it!

jthal57- It got to 47degrees here and broke the Harrisburg record of 50degrees for the low. But I do not think it was officially broken. And Bradford did get in the 30s. I will have to look into who got the coldest.
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139. jthal57
11:02 AM GMT on August 20, 2008
Low of 48F here this AM, Blizzard.
138. dean2007
3:56 AM GMT on August 20, 2008
Link
Blog updated.
137. dean2007
3:40 AM GMT on August 20, 2008
FUll blog update coming within the next five minutes.
136. CATfour
3:35 AM GMT on August 20, 2008
I'am just checking in. I stay on Jeff's blog for the Tropical Season, and come to Blizzards blog in the winter. I just wanted to say, COME ON WINTER 2008-2009!!!!!!!!
135. dean2007
2:16 AM GMT on August 20, 2008
Fay heading east on a jog or slow motion, however she appears to have went east along as deteriating in cloud structure however this will improve once she's over water (the Gulf Stream). I have an update on her track in my blog and I will have some pictures in there after the 11pm EDT advisory. It will be interesting to see what the NHC has to say.
134. JDinWPA
1:59 AM GMT on August 20, 2008
Hi Bliz. I just checked and the record low today for Butler is 42. So hoping not to get down that low. I've noticed that I am always 1 - 3 degrees lower than the Butler airport. But they are about 15 miles south of me and also have all that asphalt to store heat. So we'll see how low it goes.

Have a good evening!
133. TheRasberryPatch
1:50 AM GMT on August 20, 2008
i guess i have never paid too much attention to MDT vs. my temps. except when i check my readings and the quality control in CWOP.
it will be interesting to see our lows in the morning.
I haven't paid too much attention to Fay except early this morning when they said it would stall off the NE coast of Florida. do you see that?
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132. Zachary Labe
1:22 AM GMT on August 20, 2008
TheRasberryPatch- The record low for Middletown (HIA) tonight is 50. But I doubt that will be broken. For some reason Harrisburg International Airport has temperatures that are always warmer than areas nearby. Though I think that is part due to two reasons. One being is close proximatey to the warm waters of the Susquehanna River and second being the heat island effect from harrisburg. Just about every low temperature I am 5-10degrees colder. For high temperatures I am about 1-3degrees colder typically.
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131. TheRasberryPatch
1:18 AM GMT on August 20, 2008
wow, i wonder what the record is for harrisburg and hershey area for low temp.
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130. Zachary Labe
1:12 AM GMT on August 20, 2008
So tonight and early tomorrow morning is the much talked about early cold spell. Dewpoints have dropped in the 40s statewide and even in the low 40s in the north. Perfectly clear skies and calming winds will create perfect radiational cooling conditions. There will be some locations that are open valleys that may see a slight wind all night and that will keep temperatures a little higher. But for elevations above 2100ft and sheltered valleys I would expect lows in the upper 30s. Lows in the 40s will drop about to as low as the turnpike for the most part, maybe a little warmer on the eastern end of the turnpike. Also dense fog will form in some areas due to the water temperature contrast. Stay warm tonight and be sure to post your morning lows here tomorrow morning.
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129. Zachary Labe
12:30 AM GMT on August 20, 2008
dean2007- Yea they were great pictures!

MDFirefighter- Lol, you are making me get more excited for the first snow.

seflagamma- Good evening!!! Fay sure has been something to watch. I am almost tired of hearing about it, and I am sure you are even more tired of hearing about it, lol. Anyways hope you had a great birthday!
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128. seflagamma
8:47 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
Hi,
thankyou so much for stopping by my blog and wishing me a happy birthday... been so busy lately following Fay and it has been a storm to watch and follow.. still ful of surprises..

thanks for your birthday wishes and making my day special!
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127. MDFirefighter
8:42 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
Everyone start the chant......

SNOW SNOW SNOW SNOW SNOW SNOW SNOW SNOW SNOW

LOL
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126. dean2007
8:35 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
You like them? Thunder off to the south, I can hear it and its raining outside again.
125. Zachary Labe
8:30 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
dean2007- I stopped by your blog to see the pictures!
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124. dean2007
8:08 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
No good pictures of the storms were available, just your normal rain clouds. New Severe thunderstorm warning up for southwestern Barnstable county:
... A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 415 PM EDT
for extreme southeastern Bristol... southwestern Barnstable and south
central Plymouth counties in southeast Massachusetts...

At 348 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar continued to
indicate a severe thunderstorm capable of producing Golf Ball size
hail... and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was
located near Falmouth... moving southeast at 63 mph.

This is a dangerous storm. If you are in its path... prepare
immediately for damaging winds... destructive hail... and deadly cloud
to ground lightning. People outside should move to a shelter...
preferably inside a strong building but away from windows.

This storm has a history of producing destructive winds and large
damaging hail. Seek shelter now inside a sturdy structure and stay
away from windows!

Lat... Lon 4153 7071 4156 7067 4170 7068 4163 7076
4161 7084 4159 7084 4164 7093 4179 7072
4162 7036 4154 7047 4153 7062 4150 7066
time... Mot... loc 1953z 302deg 55kt 4153 7049
123. dean2007
7:46 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
Off to get some more pictures. Back in a bit.
122. dean2007
7:40 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
southwestern Barnstable County in southeast Massachusetts...
this includes the city of Falmouth...
extreme southeastern Bristol County in southeast Massachusetts...
south central Plymouth County in southeast Massachusetts...

* until 415 PM EDT

* at 336 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail... and
damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located near
Mattapoisett... or 9 miles east of New Bedford... and moving
southeast at 63 mph.

* The severe thunderstorm will be near...
Falmouth by 345 PM EDT...
7 miles southwest of Mashpee by 350 PM EDT...

This is a dangerous storm. If you are in its path... prepare
immediately for damaging winds... destructive hail and deadly cloud to
ground lightning. Go indoors now... preferably inside a strong
building and stay away from windows.

Lat... Lon 4153 7071 4156 7067 4170 7068 4163 7076
4161 7084 4159 7084 4164 7093 4179 7072
4162 7036 4154 7047 4153 7062 4150 7066
time... Mot... loc 1938z 302deg 55kt 4166 7074


Cell is to my WNW.
121. dean2007
7:34 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
The storm was disappointing as the main cell moved to my north. Bright lightning flashes and very loud thunder was there though. Here's the pictures I took: note I took 56 pictures from these storms. They were amazing.
Link
Also Fay looks like a hurricane right now with an eye apparent on visible satellite imagery
120. Zachary Labe
7:02 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
dean2007- Northwest winds out ahead of the front should kill most convection. Anyway so how was the storm?!?!?
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119. dean2007
7:00 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
Front hasn't moved through here yet. Some storms might try to pop up, but nothing severe any more as the sun is being blocked out by the clouds moving in.
118. Zachary Labe
5:33 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
Well the front has moved through Mt. Washington, NH... Link.
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117. Zachary Labe
5:16 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
TheRasberryPatch- I water every evening all of my pots, but it just seems they are dying quickly. My rainbarrel just emptied for the second time since May. I love that thing even though it is slow to fill up my watering cans. I just got finished looking at the latest models and they continue to bring strong troughs over the region through the beginning of September.
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116. TheRasberryPatch
5:12 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
Blizz - i think some of the problem with the annuals is not enough rain. like i said a couple of weeks ago, the tomatoes should produce until sometime in October or the first frost whichever comes first and lately it has been October.
oh well. sounds like a beer on the porch is in order for this evening then.
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115. Zachary Labe
5:05 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
dean2007- Can you get me a radar link?
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114. dean2007
5:05 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
08/19/2008 1245 PM

Wellfleet, Barnstable County.

Hail e0.75 inch, reported by amateur radio.





08/19/2008 1245 PM

Wellfleet, Barnstable County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


Trees down
113. dean2007
5:04 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
About 5 minutes away. Did you see the large cell right over Barnstable. Heading right for us. Is that a hook echo with it?
112. Zachary Labe
5:02 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
dean2007- That is a very impressive line of storms. I would imagine some damage reports coming in shortly. How close are they to you?

WxWyz- It sure seems like someone in Oklahoma is always seeing rain. At least it is not a drought. Thanks for the warm wishes, at least the A/C is getting a big break.
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111. WxWyz
4:59 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
Hi Blizzard...that's quite a large surface high sprawling over the northeast U.S. It's southernmost edge seems to be keeping the rain at bay here in northeast Oklahoma. I think the southern half of OK will see the most rainfall.
Stay warm! And I'm saying that in August?
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110. dean2007
4:58 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
Ok I got great pictures and I'll try to upload them after the storm. Check this out:
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
northeastern Barnstable County in southeast Massachusetts...

* until 115 PM EDT

* at 1239 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds in
excess of 60 mph. These storms were located along a line extending
from Truro to Wellfleet to 7 miles northwest of Dennis... or along a
line extending from 27 miles northeast of Barnstable to 18 miles
northeast of Barnstable to 7 miles north of Barnstable... and moving
east at 29 mph.

* Severe thunderstorms will be near...
Dennis by 1250 PM EDT...
Harwich and Brewster by 100 PM EDT...
Orleans and Eastham by 110 PM EDT...
Chatham by 115 PM EDT...

Severe thunderstorms produce damaging winds and large hail... in
addition to deadly lightning and very heavy rain. For your safety go
indoors now and stay away from windows. Minor poor drainage flooding
is also expected. Drivers should avoid flooded roadways.

Lat... Lon 4166 6995 4174 7048 4176 7045 4174 7024
4178 7005 4182 7002 4188 7003 4186 7006
4204 7015 4201 7019 4209 7019 4209 7017
4201 7002 4182 6991 4169 6991
time... Mot... loc 1641z 270deg 26kt 4205 7007 4192 7008
4180 7027
109. Zachary Labe
4:43 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
dean2007- Alrighty! Will be anxious to see the pictures!
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108. dean2007
4:36 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
Blizzard, these storms look amazing right now. I'm off to take some pictures of them. I could see the hail anvils of them. It appears they are trying to build to the west of me right now as well. I'll be back soon.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
-- Changed Discussion --FORECAST GRIDS UPDATE FOR ALL CLEAR MOST OF THE AREA IN ABOUT 15 MIN.
BIG TREE DAMAGE NR THE BRIDGEWATER PRISON. LSR`S CONT.

SKYWARN NOW HERE.

ONLY ACTION NOW CAPE COD AND MAYBE S COAST COAST TO BUZZ BAY.

WE WILL UPDATE THE FCST AND GRIDS AGAIN AT 1245 PM. SOME TEMPS TRENDS
ARE VASTLY OFF IN THESE MIDDAY CLOUD COVER AIRMASS CHANGES.-- End Changed Discussion --
107. Zachary Labe
4:25 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
dean2007- The atmosphere is pretty dry right now. PWATs are not high at all either. Those storms are pretty strong, but it looks as if they are moving out to sea pretty quick. The threat of showers and thunderstorms is already about over. There does seem to be some CIN over your area right now near -100.
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106. dean2007
4:08 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
CU field is popping right now. Severe Thunderstorm warning for Plymouth, MA. Trees are down. 60mph winds in the damaging storms. It is unbelievable right now. These monster cumulus or cumulonimbus clouds are just enormous. There is no Cap in place I believe.
105. dean2007
3:31 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
I understand Blizzard. The NWS is all over this severe weather today though. They think we will get some storms, but the front is moving pretty darn fast.
Check out this short term forecast:
.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 AM WEDNESDAY/...
AN UNSEASONABLY COOL AIRMASS WILL BE USHERED IN WITH A 1025 MB HIGH
NOSING IN FROM THE GREAT LAKES. UNDER MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES LOW
TEMPERATURES SHOULD FALL INTO THE 40S ACROSS THE NORMALLY COLDER
OUTLYING LOCATIONS. EVEN THE URBAN HEAT ISLANDS OF DOWNTOWN BOSTON
AND PROVIDENCE SHOULD SEE OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE MID 50S. WE
ACTUALLY MAY SEE A TOUCH OF OCEAN EFFECT CLOUDINESS BEGIN TO AFFECT
THE OUTER-CAPE AND NANTUCKET LATE AS COOL AIR MOVES OVER THE
RELATIVELY WARM OCEAN VERY LATE TONIGHT.

Ocean Effect Clouds, this is a pretty strong front, so why shouldn't I expect storms. It is humid right with dew points in the lower 70s or upper 60s and temps are in the upper 70s.
104. Zachary Labe
3:00 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
JDinWPA- Good morning!!! Yep, north of I-80 is like a frozen tundra desert in the winter. It is just so cold up there with all of those mountains. And the towns are just so small. Looks like we could be in a little dry spell ourselves during the next couple of days.

TheRasberryPatch- Good morning!!! Well my garden is doing pretty well. Some of the plants such as the cabbage are starting to recover from the groundhog. My peppers have yet to turn red, but my tomatoes are about done. The lettuce and spring onions though are loving this cool weather. Last night I also pulled out my carrots about 100 too. Things sure are beginning to dry up around here with already some leaves beginning to turn on small maple trees. The way we are going I would not be surprised to see our first frost in September. Tonight it may go down in the 40s. I know my annuals are taking a beating, and I already have begun to empty some pots.

MDFirefighter- Good morning!!! I know. I am ready to test out my new snowblower. So far everything I have seen points to at least a snowier winter than last year for the middle atlantic.

PalmyraPunishment- Good morning!!! Haha! No he was not there at accuweather. I guess this is another failure forecast down his track record.

dean2007- Good morning!!! I just do not like convective chances today. There is not much convergence along the front and with an early frontal passage I do not think organized storms will be able to occur. Though some isolated cells may form capable of some hail as freezing levels are as low as 8,000ft. But overall today should not be much of a threat. I wanted to tell you the CMC model this morning takes 94L into a hurricane right towards Cape Cod in the way future. But do not get excited quite yet, that is a long ways away.
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103. dean2007
2:02 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
I see the only limiting factor to severe weather would be the fog off the ocean. However it is very scattered and the sunshine is out in full blast. Just outside with my brother and it is very humid and hazy. Blizzard, any thoughts on this please? Also SPC has 5% chance for us in terms of hail and wind. They also said 500 to 1000 j/kg CAPE values while the NWS said 1000 to 1500 j/kg. Why such the disparity? Different models?
101. PalmyraPunishment
1:26 PM GMT on August 19, 2008
hey blizz, my only question to you in regards to your AccuTour is: Did you happen to catch Margusity's head exploding once he realized that his "Big Daddy" Hurricane (see also: Fay) panned out just about the same as the rest of his previous 25 "Big Daddy" snowstorms?

any photo-documentation would be super!
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