Special update: Severe weather outbreak over the NE US today

By: wxchaser97 , 12:24 PM GMT on September 08, 2012

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There is a likely decent sized severe weather event in the Northeast US later today. This is the same system that produced severe weather in the Ohio Valley yesterday. The SPC has issued a moderate risk of severe weather for parts of the NE including NYC and Philadelphia. They also have a enhanced tornado threat today in those same areas. There will be 2 types of tornado threats today. One will be from discrete supercells that form out in front of the squall line and brief spin-ups along the squall line. Wind shear will be there for the strong winds/tornadoes, provided by a trough coming in. CAPE will high enough for tornadoes, wind, and hail. Storms will be/are firing on and ahead of the surface cold front. At first storms will be mostly isolated to scattered thunderstorms but as the day/storms progress they will form into a destructive squall line. Winds will be possibly up to hurricane force and brief tornadoes from the squall line are possible as well. Today may not be a high risk day but a big threat remains and everyone in the NE needs to take this severe weather outbreak today seriously. Stay safe everyone and I will have a tropical update/graphical forecast later today.


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3. wxchaser97
2:49 PM GMT on September 08, 2012
Quoting StormDrain:
Four people died in Oklahoma yesterday just from thunderstorm winds. The risk level was "see text."

You just never know. Take care, everyone in today's risk areas.

Yup, sad to hear that. I know someone NE of Indy who lost power due to severe storms.

Quoting MAweatherboy1:
Thanks 97, should be an interesting day.

You're welcome MA, will be an interesting day for sure!
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2. MAweatherboy1
12:51 PM GMT on September 08, 2012
Thanks 97, should be an interesting day.
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1. StormDrain
12:51 PM GMT on September 08, 2012
Four people died in Oklahoma yesterday just from thunderstorm winds. The risk level was "see text."

You just never know. Take care, everyone in today's risk areas.
Member Since: October 9, 2005 Posts: 13 Comments: 495

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