Continued ring of fire pattern across Northeast...

By: Zachary Labe , 7:56 PM GMT on July 20, 2010

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There are many whom are quick to comment on the state of modern education. Unfortunately many of those are politicians with little experience in modern education outside of personal anecdotes. As a current student, I experience the differences in education on a nearly daily bases. While people are quick to assume teenagers have little to say other than complaints about school, constructive critiscm often occurs in many of my honors classes. For instance in my Calculus class this past year, we often recognized the changing math program for younger students learning the simple multiplication and division tables. There are new methods to solving for instance 24*36= instead of the old fashioned method. One method even makes fancy boxes in a latice method, which takes much longer, but is simpler. The problem is in higher mathematics, you need to be able to solve problems like this in a quick manner while understanding the process. Also even in division, long division is non-existant. Another method is used, again simpler, but defeats the purposing of understanding how division works. When these students reaching PreCalculus and Calculus, they will suffer many setbacks in solving problems and doing simple things like finding the derivative or antiderivative in Calculus. But I am not here to dwell on the math program... I think another issue is statistics. It is no longer considered important to remember dates. Example A: Few modern students would be able to tell you the year of the moon landing, 1969. Dates and extraneous facts are considered unimportant. This poses problems not only in understanding the foundation of world cultures, but also using science. Every day, I use a many statistics to create forecasts and new theories on the evolution of climate. Records and statistics are critical to the success of understanding and applying meteorology, but also just general science. Science is simply a subject to explain how the world revolves therefore having applications in all subjects. 2010 is an important year for records as the following will note, and unfortunately the application of statistics, records, and dates is a declining cause in modern education.

2010 has been a remarkable year weatherwise on a global perspective. Recovering from one of the strongest El Ninos since 1998, average temperatures worldwide have been starkly mild, even hot! There will be many quick to point to anthropogenic global warming, but a quick rebuttal will surmise in response. As supposed to be in all instances, climate is measured over a long period of time while the term weather designates the short term. The official American Meteorological Society defines climate as...

The slowly varying aspects of the atmosphere–hydrosphere–land surface system. It is typically characterized in terms of suitable averages of the climate system over periods of a month or more, taking into consideration the variability in time of these averaged quantities. Climatic classifications include the spatial variation of these time-averaged variables. Beginning with the view of local climate as little more than the annual course of long-term averages of surface temperature and precipitation, the concept of climate has broadened and evolved in recent decades in response to the increased understanding of the underlying processes that determine climate and its variability.

2010 has proven its share of records including eight extreme global high temperatures with a recent one occuring for the new hottest temperature ever recorded in Russia (111F). Also impressive upper level 850mb thermals have proven record values with several days this year ranking as some of the hottest average temperatures on a global perspective ever recorded. From record heatwaves in July in Africa to record high temperatures across Canada during January-March, this year has proven to be very mild. The following are global sea and surface temperatures during the last three months...

April...


May...


June...


As noted, primary concentrations exceed normal values across the globe both and on land and sea. But it is important to note as with 1998, that El Nino plays an important role is this above normal warmth. Typically El Nino years provide warmer than normal temperatures on a widespread level to many locations. Now many in the Northeast are quick to point to the record snowy year for many major metropolitan regions. This is the same time where the El Nino reached its max anomalies in the equitorial Pacific which rate in the strong category...
Nino 4 ~(+1.5C)
Nino 3.4 ~(+2.0C)
Nino 3 ~(+1.6F)
Nino 1+2 ~(+1.2C)
While yes this wintry proved to serve extraordinary snow values for many locales, actual surface temperatures were not cold. A well thought idea in forecasting winters is cold=dry and mild=snowy and/or rainy.

If it had not been for a record negative NAO and Ao, this past winter would have been a rainy disaster for the entire Northeast. I am certain the upstream blocking in combination with the split jet from El Nino allowed for the record snowstorms. It takes all parts to make a puzzle, therefore with upstream blocking and no split jet, it would have been dry and cold. But if we no upstream blocking with a split jet, then it would have been rainy and very mild, which is typical of that of El Ninos. As the El Nino peaked in February or so, downstream global effects are usually felt several weeks later. Therefore while positive anomalies are peaking, effects globally will not occur for a bit of time. This explains the very mild March globally. Since March the northern Middle Atlantic has featured above normal temperatures and near record values at that. Again this all pinpoints to the reasoning for very mild temperatures worldwide, which are also evident during the strong El Nino of 1998. But rapid changes in the southern oscillation are allowing for a growing La Nina. Yes SST anomalies have already dipped into the La Nina region, but it will not be designated as a La Nina until those values hold for three months. Using a few extropolation methods, a moderate La Nina is very well possible by meteorological Fall...

The CFS is already predicting a strong La Nina by winter. Rapid swings from strong El Ninos to strong La Ninas occur less than 20% of the time, so this would be a rare instance. But climate forecast models typically overestimate SST values, so likely a modified prediction would be a better forecast. Essentially in laymen's terms, this means the above normal global surface temperatures will be declining during the next few months. In fact cooler temperatures than normal are likely to develop over the Pacific northwest as the PDO drops back to well into negative values again. Also Europe can expect a rapid decline in temperatures in the coming months. Also with this recent Nina development, the 2010 hurricane season will likely be a bit more benign than originally expected. Unfortunately it only takes one hurricane to make a season (1992-Andrew).

Closer to home in the northern Middle Atlantic, above normal conditions will be persisting through at least the next two to three weeks. Early indications from the ECMWF were showing a cool down by the end of July. But recent prognostics indicate a growing abnormal >588mb ridge stretched from the east to west coasts of the US during the end of the July time period...

The defining difference in the coming warmth, will be that the bubble of heat will be displaced to the south of the Middle Atlantic. This positions the Maryland/Pennsylvania/Delaware region in the ring of fire. Essentially this means series of warm fronts and decaying cold fronts will move through the region with a series of MCS and/or convective events. While precipitation will be spotty, diurnal chances of thunderstorms will be on the increase. 7/20/10 12utc GFS even prints 2.8in of QPF for KMDT during the next sixteen days. Drought conditions will be waning regionwide fortunately.

Now in the shorter term... A cold front will slowly slide south over Pennsylvania during Tuesday night and Wednesday. But little cooler air is expected with H85 heights remaining near 20C. This front will meander over the northern Middle Atlantic through the entire week creating almost a daily threat of showers and thunderstorms. But several days will have high probabilities than others. Wednesday will feature mild temperatures with dewpoints creeping into the low to mid 70s as far north as interstate 80. Increasing precipitate waters near 2.2in will allow for a steady stream of thunderstorms during the day Wednesday as a weakening MCV moves into western Pennsylvania during the early morning hours. This complex will allow for several outflow boundaries to form across the central Alleghanies creating a catalyst for afternoon convection. With a close proximity to the right front entrance of the low level jet, shear values near 40-50 knots 0-6km aloft will create the threat of damaging winds. Several hundred helicity values will also create the potential for a bit of rotating winds aloft. Therefore the threat of supercells is highly possible during the day. GFS instability thermodynamics indicate CAPE values of 2000-2500j/kg to form in an instability axis from central Maryland up through the eastern half of Pennsylvania. Morning debris clouds may limit instability for areas farther west. The cold front will slowly sink south, so therefore severe convection will likely be in the morning and early to mid afternoon with a high threat towards evening over Maryland and Delaware. Thunderstorms will form in small broken line segments and/or supercells. Damaging winds is the primary threat. A few higher echo tops may tap into the freezing level creating large hail, but the potential remains slightly low.

By Thursday the cold front will sink southward giving way to partly cloudy skies for Pennsylvania with the more humid conditions over southern Maryland and southern Delaware with the threat of diurnal convection in those southern areas. But the front will begin to lift northward by Thursday night and Friday as a growing heat ridge of thermals greater than a 588mb thickness develop over the central Plains. The chance of thunderstorms will begin to increase after 10pm over northern areas as a few nocturnal thunderstorms develop along the now warm front. With a close proximity quasi-stationary front, thunderstorms will be possible Friday through Saturday. Towards Sunday a rapid moving cold front through the Great Lakes will promote more convection Sunday afternoon with another threat of severe weather with steep lapse rates and high shear values. Details though will be sorted out closer to the date.

In quick summary...

Wednesday- Widespread highs in the upper 80s with high humidity and partly to mostly cloudy skies. Thunderstorms will be possible with some severe weather likely with damaging winds as the primary threat.

Thursday- Partly cloudy skies with a chance of isolated thunderstorms over southern areas in Maryland and Delaware with clear skies over Pennsylvania. Highs will be in the lower 90s.

Friday- Partly to mostly cloudy skies with increasing humidity and higher dewpoints. Heat indices will approach 105-110F for major metropolitan regions with surface temperatures in the low to mid 90s for lower elevations. A chance of thunderstorms will also exist along the stalled front over the northern Middle Atlantic.

Saturday- Partly cloudy skies with a chance of thunderstorms all day as highs approach 90F for many areas.

Sunday- An approaching cold front will bring afternoon thunderstorms and a threat of severe weather. Highs will be in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Regional updating radar...


"Here north of Harrisburg 2010 statistics"
(Severe Weather Stats...)
Severe Thunderstorm Watches- 9
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings- 9
Tornado Watches- 1
Tornado Warnings- 1
Total Thunderstorms- 14

(Precipitation Stats...)
Flood Watches- 3
Flood Warnings- 1
Monthly Precipitation- 5.19inches
Yearly Precipitation- 22.29inches

(Temperature Stats...)
Heat Advisories- 3
Excessive Heat Watches- 1
Excessive Heat Warnings- 1
90degree days- 25
Highest Temperature 101F (x2)

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243. Zachary Labe
8:04 PM GMT on July 28, 2010
New blog coming very shortly...
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242. TrentonThunder
1:02 PM GMT on July 28, 2010
Thursday morning marks the first day at KPHL that avg daily mean temperatures begin to drop. Here comes fall! lol.
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241. originalLT
7:42 PM GMT on July 27, 2010
Thanks for the report Zotty, I always like to hear whats going on near my "old stomping grounds" I am sorry to hear about the man who is missing, quite a tradgedy.
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240. zotty
5:30 PM GMT on July 27, 2010
Hi All- yes Sunday was wild- the squall caught a lot of people on LI Sound off guard. One guy- and Irish national- was up from NYC for his first sailing lesson when he, along with the instructor, were tossed overboard by the sudden and severe squall. The guy is still missing. They threw a life preserver to him but the winds were so strong that he lost it. I have a friend who was caught on the water that day and he said it was blowing 50-60, with hail and severe rain. It come on so fast no one had a chance to get in unless they were warned on the radio. Confirmed 51mph gust in Larchmont (NY) Harbor, and 64mph in Yonkers (near the Hudson).
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239. Zachary Labe
3:10 PM GMT on July 27, 2010
Quoting PalmyraPunishment:
By any chance... was that a derecho in Campbelltown the other day?

No, a derecho is a very organized long-tracking squall line producing widespread wind damage usually over lengths of several hundred miles. They typically are quite large stretching the length of nearly 1-2 states.
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238. PalmyraPunishment
2:45 PM GMT on July 27, 2010
By any chance... was that a derecho in Campbelltown the other day?
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237. Zachary Labe
2:41 PM GMT on July 27, 2010
TheRasberryPatch- No luck, I have not heard anything. I checked the public information statements and only found that straightline winds were confirmed in Lititz.

testbenchdude- Hey! Thanks for stopping by! Glad to hear everything is going well and best of luck!
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236. P451
12:17 PM GMT on July 27, 2010
I ended up absolutely POURED on from that system the other night for about 20 solid minutes followed by 90 minutes of just moderate leftovers. Winds were sustained in the mid 40s for a good 10 minutes and a couple of gusts absolutely hit 55 maybe more.

What is odd is before it moved in we had a couple of crackles of thunder. Then while getting hit we had no thunder and no lightning. Didn't see any hail either but the size of the drops and the very cold rain drops showed it probably had hail prior to hitting us.

When the storm moved out we got that one big blast of thunder from the East.

No damage to speak of beyond a few twigs down here and there but that's expected because we've had a number of wind events since winter that has stripped all the weak branches down already.

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235. testbenchdude
4:54 AM GMT on July 27, 2010
Hi Blizz and all,

It's been a while since I've commented on your blog posts, but as a quick update I'm in the final week of a summer weather class at West Chester U and really loving it. I've been able to surprise the class (and the prof) on a number of occasions by knowing stuff I shouldn't have, all thanks to following your blog posts this past winter and asking about or googling every word or acronym that was new to me. Boy were there a lot!

I'm in for a geology degree, but this stuff is just too fascinating. I'm considering taking a higher level course as most of the stuff I'm "learning" this summer is pretty basic. That said, it sure helps to have a basic understanding, and I wish I'd known at the start of last winter half the stuff I now know. Heck I wish I'd known it decades ago!

Anyhow, thanks for all the insight Blizz, and from everyone who shares on Blizz's posts. One parting thought--the expression on my prof's face when I answered "VIRGA" to a question he thought know one would know was priceless, as were the gasps and whispers among the class. Simply priceless. :)

Cheers~
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234. TheRasberryPatch
1:00 AM GMT on July 27, 2010
it was a beautiful day, Blizz and the evening is just as nice. reminds me of a nice evening in September. high of 84.8F and low of 61F

any word on the possible tornado 2 miles South of Campbelltown?
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233. TrentonThunder
12:28 AM GMT on July 27, 2010
... Microburst /straight line wind damage/ confirmed near
Millville in Cumberland County New Jersey...

Location... Millville in Cumberland County New Jersey
date... July 25 2010
estimated time... 400 PM EDT
estimated maximum wind speed... 80 mph
maximum path width... 133 yards
path length... 1.5 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 39.39n / 75.07w
ending lat/Lon... 39.40n / 75.05w
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 1

... Summary...
the National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has confirmed a
microburst /straight line wind damage/ near Millville in Cumberland
County New Jersey on July 25 2010.

Wind damage from this event was first evidenced by blown out
windows in a house near the intersection of pleasant drive and
Sterling Place. The swath of wind damage then moved in an east to
northeast direction, following pleasant drive, eventually
reaching Mount Pleasant cemetery. The severe winds then crossed
west Main Street (route 49) heading into the city of Millville
before ending. The worst damage occurred along pleasant drive from
near Carlton Avenue eastward through Mount Pleasant cemetery.
Scores of large old trees were felled in the cemetery,
predominately in the same direction. Several headstones were also
damaged. One injury occurred near the intersection of pleasant
drive and Carlton Avenue when a falling tree struck a youngster in
a swimming pool
.


This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/phi.

For reference...
a microburst is a convective downdraft with an affected outflow area
of less than 2 1/2 miles wide and peak winds lasting less than
5 minutes. Microbursts may induce dangerous horizontal/vertical
wind shears... which can adversely affect aircraft performance and
cause property damage. Straight-line winds are generally any wind
that is not associated with rotation... used mainly to differentiate
them from tornadic winds.
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232. originalLT
12:27 AM GMT on July 27, 2010
Same by me, mostly sunny, a nice NW breeze 5-15MPH with a gust to 20MPH. High was 82F low 60.2F
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231. Zachary Labe
12:18 AM GMT on July 27, 2010
Fantastic day today with a high of 86F and a low of 62F.
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230. TrentonThunder
11:23 PM GMT on July 26, 2010
Philadelphia was below avg mean today (-1F) for the first time since July 2nd, a 23 day streak.

Trenton continues its at or above avg mean since July 3rd.
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229. TrentonThunder
2:20 PM GMT on July 26, 2010
Storms really weren't that bad in Trenton area. I got 0.19". Had gusty winds below severe thunderstorm criterea for about 3 minutes. Just some light rolling thunder and a little lightning.
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228. Zachary Labe
2:05 PM GMT on July 26, 2010
Stanb999- I was wondering how you fared... Wayne County has been pounded with this past severe weather outbreak. I am glad to hear though the tornado did not hit your farm on the mountaintop.
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227. Stanb999
1:34 PM GMT on July 26, 2010
Hello, Blizzard.. Been a bit.

The storms of this past weekend were simply amazing. They really kicked butt in my area.

First, on Fri - Sat.
tornado's and strait line winds. rippend up trees and even some buildings starting just to the west of me. Like three miles. Fortunatly they went south. The lightning was darn near continous. It sounded like a fireworks display.
It was rain for me, by saturday morning we had about 3" in the gage.

On Saturday to sunday morning. It was storms and storms. Followed by storms. Ended up with another inch of rain.

Sunday,
We had storms till about 5PM when it just all ended. Got about 3/4" in the rain gage.




All in all, It was an active weekend.
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226. TheRasberryPatch
11:36 AM GMT on July 26, 2010
my final total rain for yesterday was 0.82".

a beautiful morning. the birds are singing...a light breeze in the air...and the tank is clean...the tank is clean? hahahaha
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225. Mason803
9:31 AM GMT on July 26, 2010
Quoting listenerVT:


Holy Moly!

Any trees down at your place?
We had quite the storm with trees on power lines here on Wednesday.



yes, there were widespread trees and power lines downed throughout my county. I watched half a tree get ripped off when the winds came through. This wind easily beats the highest wind gust i've ever seen which was 59mph until today.
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224. originalLT
4:18 AM GMT on July 26, 2010
Hi all, I know most of you are asleep. I was out in Westhampton Long Island all day at a frirnds house near the beach. It was sunny out there up untill 3:15PM, and hot, near 90F. When it got cloudy I went in to check out what was going on, went on Cablevision's weather to see the radar, it showed a large area of showers marching eastward , and one very powerful cell moving ESE over LI. We did get clipped by it, very heavy rain about 4:30pm, some lightning, and breezy. They even had a tornado warning with it as some rotation was detected, but none did happen, as far as I know.I know the Bronx and lower Westchester got hit. When I got home at 11PM, I checked my rain guage and only 0.12" fell at my house.By reading the blog, I see you guys had a real exciting day.
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223. listenerVT
1:35 AM GMT on July 26, 2010
Quoting TheRasberryPatch:
i just had a second of those sonic boom thunder. wow....that is so loud


Yeah, those really smart, don't they?!
I experienced one of those last Monday while visiting family on Cape Cod.
Drove home to NW VT afterwards and heard that there had been a tornado in Western MA while we were driving home.
I might expect stuff like this in Maryland or south of there, but not up here.
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222. listenerVT
1:33 AM GMT on July 26, 2010
Quoting Mason803:
gust to 71mph here!! lots of downed trees


Holy Moly!

Any trees down at your place?
We had quite the storm with trees on power lines here on Wednesday.
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221. Zachary Labe
1:08 AM GMT on July 26, 2010
I would not be surprised for some patchy dense fog later tonight considering the recent rainfall and adequate radiational cooling tonight. RH values already near 95% here at my PWS. 0.88in of rain for my final total here today.
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220. TrentonThunder
1:07 AM GMT on July 26, 2010
I had a high of 93f @ 1:38. It was 89f @ 3:23 and 69f @ 4:23.
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219. baxtheweatherman
11:45 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
Last nights storm totally died before it hit here.
I was away this afternoon, but was here when the storm hit at 12:15. We got 1 inch in less than 15 minutes! Lots of wind and lightning and also "washed away" the driveway once again(I live on a hill). Local fire company called out for 2 trees down. Nothing like out in eastern Pa!
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218. shipweather
9:41 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
should be interesting to see the news at 6....seems the damage in the area is no joke.
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217. weathergeek5
9:37 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
Temps crashed behind the storms. It is now 73 degrees in Wilmington down from 94 before the storm hit it feels refreshing.
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216. TheRasberryPatch
9:03 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
I don't know Blizz....I need to see if the town has a large invisible bulls eye over that when storms come near it becomes visible. hahaha
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215. Zachary Labe
8:59 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
Quoting TheRasberryPatch:
wow....again huh Blizz....hmmmmm...i may rethink about living here...hahahaha

if it occured at the beginnning of the storm...hmmmm....just when the rain started there were some white clouds hanging low and moving different from the rain clouds. i kept my eye on them until the lightening got bad

Hahahaha... what are you guys doing out there?
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214. TheRasberryPatch
8:54 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
wow....again huh Blizz....hmmmmm...i may rethink about living here...hahahaha

if it occured at the beginnning of the storm...hmmmm....just when the rain started there were some white clouds hanging low and moving different from the rain clouds. i kept my eye on them until the lightening got bad
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213. Zachary Labe
8:36 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
Not again...

2mi south of Campbelltown, Lebanon County...

TREES AND WIRES DOWN ACROSS SOUTH LONDONDERRY TWP. POSSIBLE TORNADO SIGHTING IN THE AREA.
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212. Mason803
8:32 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
My report. I don't know why storm reports weren't showing up earlier


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
414 PM EDT SUN JUL 25 2010

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0305 PM TSTM WND GST 6 W GETTYSBURG 39.83N 77.35W
07/25/2010 M71 MPH ADAMS PA CO-OP OBSERVER

COOP OBSERVER MEASURED 71 MPH WIND GUST. TREE AND LARGE
LIMBS DOWN.


&&

$$

PAH




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211. TrentonThunder
8:27 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
Tree down on a main rd on the north side of my neighborhood.

It's cold outside.

Heat index hit 103F today.
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210. Zachary Labe
8:07 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
Quoting TheRasberryPatch:
Blizz it looks like the front is almost through our area. Can we expect anymore rain today? Will the skies clear?

Yep, should be a great evening...


Anybody know why CTP has zero storm reports on the SPC map?
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209. weathergeek5
7:46 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
well it has been quite the storm in Wilmington Delaware. The main thing with these storms has been the rain. When the winds hit the skies had a greenish tint I think that was hail right? WOW I had one of those sonic boom thunders. A huge bright flash of lighting happened right before that, I was like uh oh sonic boom time. The good thing about this front the air mass behind it should be less humid for at least a couple of days.
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208. shipweather
7:30 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
storm damage in Shippensburg.
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207. TheRasberryPatch
7:25 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
Blizz it looks like the front is almost through our area. Can we expect anymore rain today? Will the skies clear?
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206. Zachary Labe
6:48 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
Quoting weathergeek5:
It is also weird that the winds have switched the point like the winds are going into the storm. I am about to shutdown the desktop and boot up the laptop.

Tornado warning now out for you!
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205. weathergeek5
6:44 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
It is also weird that the winds have switched the point like the winds are going into the storm. I am about to shutdown the desktop and boot up the laptop.
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204. Mason803
6:43 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
power is on and off. lots of damage in arendsville and biglerville
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203. Zachary Labe
6:40 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
Quoting weathergeek5:
skies are really darkening now constant thunder all around.

That is a nasty cell near Wilmington with quite a hail core and high echo tops. Watchout!
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202. weathergeek5
6:39 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
skies are really darkening now constant thunder all around.
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201. TheRasberryPatch
6:37 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
i just had a second of those sonic boom thunder. wow....that is so loud
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200. TheRasberryPatch
6:33 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
i just had a lightening strike and then a sonic boom of thunder that rattled the house. the only time i recall a loud boom like that rattle the house is when a jet breaks the sound barrier. it was that loud.
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199. Zachary Labe
6:31 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
Currently 15,000 people without power on PPL electric in Lancaster County... Link.
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198. Zachary Labe
6:30 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
Quoting Mason803:
gust to 71mph here!! lots of downed trees

WOW! I was wondering about you after I saw your warning in your area mention damage in western Adams County. I am surprised you still have power...
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197. Mason803
6:25 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
gust to 71mph here!! lots of downed trees
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196. Zachary Labe
6:22 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
Quoting TheRasberryPatch:
he is probably getting it right now Blizz

WGAL had an unconfirmed report that 283 is shut down near HIA due to damage. They said they are going to try to confirm that...
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195. TheRasberryPatch
6:20 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
he is probably getting it right now Blizz
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194. Zachary Labe
6:17 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
Quoting shipweather:
There has to be some damage with this storm....

There has been, the report page is updating right now though. Also reports of tree damage in western Adams County. I wonder how Mason is going out there?
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193. TheRasberryPatch
6:17 PM GMT on July 25, 2010
i can't believe there are only 2 reports on Cocorahs from the line that moved through an hour ago and one is mine
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Cornell University- Atmospheric Sciences Undergrad; Research Assist.- Onset of Spring Indices Toolbox; Interests- Small spatial scale climatolology

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