14 billion-dollar weather disasters for the U.S. in 2011

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:28 PM GMT on January 26, 2012

Share this Blog
21
+

The tally of billion-dollar weather disasters in the U.S. during the crazy weather year of 2011 has grown to fourteen, and may reach fifteen, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center announced last week. The fourteen billion-dollar weather disasters in 2011 easily surpass the previous record of nine such disasters, set in 2008. Since 1980, the U.S. has averaged 3.5 billion-dollar weather disasters per year. The two new billion-dollar disasters of 2011:

Tropical Storm Lee, early September, 2011: Wind and flood damage across the southeast (LA, MS, AL, GA, TN) but considerably more damage from record flooding across the northeast (PA, NY, NJ, CT, VA, MD). Pennsylvania and New York were most affected. Total losses exceed $1.0 billion; 21 deaths.

Rockies and Midwest Severe Weather, July 10-14, 2011: An outbreak of tornadoes, hail, and high wind caused damage east of the Rockies and across the central plains (CO, WY, IA, IL, MI, MN, OH). Total losses exceed $1.0 billion; 2 deaths.

The total costs of these fourteen disasters is $55 billion, tying 2011 with 2004 for fourth place for most costly year for billion-dollar weather disasters in history. The only costlier years were 2005 (Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma); 1988 (Midwest drought); and 2008 (Hurricanes Ike and Gustav.) NCDC says they are still analyzing the late-October snowstorm that hit New England to see if it was a billion dollar disaster. Insurance broker AON Benfield puts damages from this event at $3 billion, so it is likely that NCDC will add at least one more billion-dollar disaster to 2011's tally.

For those interested, NOAA has a full description of the 14 billion-dollar weather disasters of 2011, plus a list of their Top Ten Global Weather Events of 2011 and Top Ten U.S. Weather Events of 2011.


Figure 1. Front Street Bridge on the Susquehanna River in Vestal, NY, immediately following the flood of September 8, 2011, caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. Image credit: USGS, New York.

My other posts looking back at the remarkable weather events of 2011
Extreme temperatures of 2011: 7 national all-time heat records; 1 cold record
U.S. weather in 2011: unprecedented rains and wet/dry extremes
Top ten global weather events of 2011
2011: Year of the Tornado
Deadliest weather disaster of 2011: the East African drought
Tropical Storm Lee's flood in Binghamton: was global warming the final straw?
Wettest year on record in Philadelphia; 2011 sets record for wet/dry extremes in U.S.
Hurricane Irene: New York City dodges a potential storm surge mega-disaster


Figure 2. The new "Blue Marble" image of Earth on January 4, 2012, as seen by the VIIRS instrument on the new Suomi NPP satellite. Image credit: NASA.

Spectacular "Blue Marble" image of Earth released
A new polar orbiting satellite has returned a stunning true-color image of the Earth taken on January 4, 2012. The Suomi NPP satellite, launched on October 28, 2011, is the first one designed to both take measurements to improve short-term weather forecasts, and collect data to increase understanding of long-term climate change. The VIIRS instrument on the satellite collected a series of true-color images of the Western Hemisphere on January 4 that were stitched together to create a new "Blue Marble" image of Earth, like the ones taken by the Apollo astronauts in the 1970s.

The image is very interesting meteorologically, and extremely strange. It is obvious that it is a winter image, as revealed by the large area of stratocumulus clouds off the U.S. East Coast all the way to South Florida, caused by cold Canadian air blowing offshore. However, the U.S. and Canada are virtually snow-free and cloud-free, which is extremely rare for a January day. The lack of snow in the mountains of the Western U.S. is particularly unusual. I doubt one could find a January day this cloud-free with so little snow on the ground throughout the entire satellite record, going back to the early 1960s. NOAA's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service shows that only one state--Washington--had areas where precipitation accumulated more than 0.25" on January 4, 2012, which is an extraordinary occurrence for a January day.

Jeff Masters

Reader Comments

Comments will take a few seconds to appear.

Post Your Comments

Please sign in to post comments.

or Join

Not only will you be able to leave comments on this blog, but you'll also have the ability to upload and share your photos in our Wunder Photos section.

Display: 0, 50, 100, 200 Sort: Newest First - Order Posted

Viewing: 238 - 188

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5Blog Index

238. interstatelover7165
7:34 PM GMT on January 29, 2012
Quoting SPLbeater:
Attention Wunderbloggers. We now have a positive PNA
which means... something about the AO/NAO?
Member Since: August 18, 2011 Posts: 0 Comments: 994
237. hydrus
9:14 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting Jedkins01:


Yeah Florida overall has been pretty quiet severe weather wise no matter what way you look at things over the last several years even compared to how it was when we moved here in the 90's.
Quoting Jedkins01:


Yeah Florida overall has been pretty quiet severe weather wise no matter what way you look at things over the last several years even compared to how it was when we moved here in the 90's.
The most memorable 90,s storms for me were 1990,s T.S Marco, which was rather nasty out on Boca Grande. The June 1992 tropical depression, which dumped 25 inches of rain on us. Andrew of course. T.S Gordon in 94, which made a mess of our marina. 1995,s Erin, which made landfall twice, once as a cat-2.. 1998 Georges, which whacked the Keys, and 99,s Irene, which was a particularly vicious storm for South Florida..I had to post Irene because it made the sky the weirdest peach color before landfall...Very eerie
Member Since: September 27, 2007 Posts: 1 Comments: 21416
236. Jedkins01
8:38 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting hydrus:
You are in east central Florida.?,,I was living in S.W.Florida in 70,s and 80,s. We had a lot of freak storms that did serious damage to the area. Notably the 1979, 1980 and 1981 squall lines. Alberto almost got us but fizzled. The 1982 " No-Name Storm " storm ..Here is the No Name after it moved out of the gulf into the Atlantic, And a pic of Albero.. The No Name wuz bad..


Yeah Florida overall has been pretty quiet severe weather wise no matter what way you look at things over the last several years even compared to how it was when we moved here in the 90's.
Member Since: August 21, 2008 Posts: 0 Comments: 7594
235. Jedkins01
8:29 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting Xyrus2000:


You forgot power.


that goes right along with money, lol
Member Since: August 21, 2008 Posts: 0 Comments: 7594
234. SPLbeater
6:16 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
where iz every1
Member Since: August 4, 2011 Posts: 46 Comments: 4486
233. Neapolitan
5:53 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting Patrap:
Remembering Apollo 1

On January 27, 1967, Apollo 1's crew--Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White II and Roger B. Chaffee--was killed when a fire erupted in their capsule during testing. Apollo 1 was originally designated AS-204 but following the fire, the astronauts' widows requested that the mission be remembered as Apollo 1 and following missions would be numbered subsequent to the flight that never made it into space.




Image credit: NASA


Just weeks before, Gus Grissom had said in an interview:

"If we die, we want people to accept it. We're in a risky business ... The conquest of space is worth the risk of life."
'Twas a sad day. My father worked for and with NASA during the end of the Gemini program and the start of Apollo, and I actually got to meet both Grissom and White when I was a young child. The day of the fire was one of only about three on which I ever saw my dad cry.
Member Since: November 8, 2009 Posts: 4 Comments: 13555
232. Some1Has2BtheRookie
5:25 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting Grothar:
Hello, Rook!


Hello, Grothar! ... Am I late? ... Again?
Member Since: August 24, 2010 Posts: 0 Comments: 4745
231. SPLbeater
5:12 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Attention Wunderbloggers. We now have a positive PNA
Member Since: August 4, 2011 Posts: 46 Comments: 4486
230. SPLbeater
4:56 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
man iz pourin outside!!

"Its raining, its pouring...hydrus is snoring...LOL"
Member Since: August 4, 2011 Posts: 46 Comments: 4486
229. hydrus
4:50 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting Patrap:
Remembering Apollo 1

On January 27, 1967, Apollo 1's crew--Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White II and Roger B. Chaffee--was killed when a fire erupted in their capsule during testing. Apollo 1 was originally designated AS-204 but following the fire, the astronauts' widows requested that the mission be remembered as Apollo 1 and following missions would be numbered subsequent to the flight that never made it into space.




Image credit: NASA


Just weeks before, Gus Grissom had said in an interview:

"If we die, we want people to accept it. We're in a risky business ... The conquest of space is worth the risk of life."
I was to little to remember this. During the moon shots, I remember them discussing the tragedy and feeling so sad about the way the died...Takes a brave soul to do there work.
Member Since: September 27, 2007 Posts: 1 Comments: 21416
228. hydrus
4:46 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting Skyepony:
hydrus~Yeah~ECFL.. we had David in '79. Stood in awe in the eye. That's what I'm talking about though. Wasn't even thinking the squall lines with deadly outbreaks in the early '80s. That was freaky that baby in a tree, those trailer parks in the middle of the state...but good point..another thing that just made it all seem so active. Those viscous squall lines..late 90s more night pattern returned added to the drama of Floyd & the return of storms (most re-curving at the last moment at first) & that summer of fire...I hadn't forgot no-name. Thanks for digging up the pic.
We were on Lake O for David. It was quite vicious there..
Member Since: September 27, 2007 Posts: 1 Comments: 21416
227. Patrap
4:37 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Remembering Apollo 1

On January 27, 1967, Apollo 1's crew--Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White II and Roger B. Chaffee--was killed when a fire erupted in their capsule during testing. Apollo 1 was originally designated AS-204 but following the fire, the astronauts' widows requested that the mission be remembered as Apollo 1 and following missions would be numbered subsequent to the flight that never made it into space.




Image credit: NASA


Just weeks before, Gus Grissom had said in an interview:

"If we die, we want people to accept it. We're in a risky business ... The conquest of space is worth the risk of life."
Member Since: July 3, 2005 Posts: 426 Comments: 128667
226. Grothar
4:31 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Member Since: July 17, 2009 Posts: 71 Comments: 26499
225. Grothar
4:30 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting SPLbeater:
Looking at my comments (1887) Im bored so found this:

Today, January 27th, is Vietnam day.

Today, on the 27th of January, 1887, Carl Blegen from Minneapolis,(was an archeologist) was born on this day .


Maybe Grothar knew him xD


No, but his Grandfather was a nice man.
Member Since: July 17, 2009 Posts: 71 Comments: 26499
224. ozprof
4:26 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Looks like things could get "interesting" in northwest WA by Monday.

Link
Member Since: December 4, 2006 Posts: 0 Comments: 30
223. SPLbeater
4:07 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:





exactly. bye bye eyewall and everything on northwest side lol xD
Member Since: August 4, 2011 Posts: 46 Comments: 4486
222. Skyepony (Mod)
4:01 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
hydrus~Yeah~ECFL.. we had David in '79. Stood in awe in the eye. That's what I'm talking about though. Wasn't even thinking the squall lines with deadly outbreaks in the early '80s. That was freaky that baby in a tree, those trailer parks in the middle of the state...but good point..another thing that just made it all seem so active. Those viscous squall lines..late 90s more night pattern returned added to the drama of Floyd & the return of storms (most re-curving at the last moment at first) & that summer of fire...I hadn't forgot no-name. Thanks for digging up the pic.
Member Since: August 10, 2005 Posts: 174 Comments: 38195
221. hydrus
3:37 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting Skyepony:
Hydrus~ You know how things are when your a teen.. if it's not hitting you it didn't happen. Late 70s early 80s seemed like we were playing in atleast a TD every other weekend. Erin made landfall in here in '93 & there was Andrew..They just seemed much less frequent than 70s/early 80s & late 90s-first 1/2 00s, atleast here...
You are in east central Florida.?,,I was living in S.W.Florida in 70,s and 80,s. We had a lot of freak storms that did serious damage to the area. Notably the 1979, 1980 and 1981 squall lines. Alberto almost got us but fizzled. The 1982 " No-Name Storm " storm ..Here is the No Name after it moved out of the gulf into the Atlantic, And a pic of Albero.. The No Name wuz bad..
Member Since: September 27, 2007 Posts: 1 Comments: 21416
220. Skyepony (Mod)
3:22 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Hydrus~ You know how things are when your a teen.. if it's not hitting you it didn't happen. 70s early 80s seemed like we were playing in atleast a TD every other weekend. Erin made landfall here in early 90s & there was Andrew..They just seemed much less frequent than 70s/early 80s & late 90s-first 1/2 00s, atleast here in FL..
Member Since: August 10, 2005 Posts: 174 Comments: 38195
219. TropicalAnalystwx13
3:21 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting SPLbeater:
Funso said bye bye to its eyewall. and just about everything else on its northwest side xD



Member Since: July 6, 2010 Posts: 113 Comments: 32275
218. DDR
3:17 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Good morning
The trade winds continue to bring in a lot of moisture to Trinidad and north eastern Venezuela,.5 inches of rain 9am this morning.
Member Since: April 27, 2007 Posts: 14 Comments: 1702
217. hydrus
3:11 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting Skyepony:
0.01" here so far..might get double that. Not looking real hopeful. In my despair I will randomly address comments..

and drugs..


I lived through that 'cane dry spell late 80s, early 90s. Actually backed out of heading to met school over the dry spell though. You'll live..

Actually the industrial revolution made it possible for 1.3 million, last year alone to die from air pollution..
1988 thru 1990 was fairly active..jmo..........[First storm formed May 30, 1988
Last storm dissipated November 24, 1988
Strongest storm Gilbert 888 mbar (hPa) (26.23 inHg), 185 mph (295 km/h)
Total depressions 19
Total storms 12
Hurricanes 5
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3 ) 3
Total fatalities 550
Total damage $7 billion (1988 USD).............................................. .......First storm formed June 24, 1989
Last storm dissipated December 4, 1989
Strongest storm Hugo 918 mbar (hPa) (27.12 inHg), 160 mph (260 km/h)
Total depressions 15
Total storms 11
Hurricanes 7
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3 ) 2
Total fatalities 147
Total damage $10.74 billion (1989 USD).............................................. ...............Total depressions 16
Total storms 14
Hurricanes 8
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3 ) 1
Total fatalities 168
Total damage $150 million (1990 USD)........................Some notable ones were tiny Jerry that hit Texas in 89.....88,s Gilbert......
Member Since: September 27, 2007 Posts: 1 Comments: 21416
216. Skyepony (Mod)
3:09 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
FUNSO havoc.
Member Since: August 10, 2005 Posts: 174 Comments: 38195
215. SPLbeater
3:06 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Funso said bye bye to its eyewall. and just about everything else on its northwest side xD
Member Since: August 4, 2011 Posts: 46 Comments: 4486
214. Skyepony (Mod)
3:05 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
This shows the numbers involved in the improving situation reports about E.Africa..

Because of the famine caused by the severe drought that has hit the area in the past 50 years, between 100 and 200 children under 5 years of age continue to die every day in the Horn of Africa. Despite the aid and assistance on behalf of various humanitarian organizations, the situation is getting worse, and last year between 35 000 and 65 000 children died. In the refugee camp in Dadaab, the largest in the world, in Kenya, the continuous influx of thousands of hungry children in poor sanitary conditions and fleeing from their native lands has caused disasters over the past two years in east Africa. The Department for International Development of the United Kingdom indicates that in 2011 there were between 50 thousand and 100 thousand deaths, of which over half of them were children. The U.S. government ensures that only from May to July 2011 29,000 minors died. NGOs Oxam and Save the Children, in the report recently published, A Dangerous Delay, reported that thousands of deaths could have been avoided if the international community, governments and humanitarian organizations, had responded more quickly to the problem. Furthermore, the rate of malnutrition in Somalia has increased from 16.4% to 36.4%. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 27/01/2012)

WU is still matching donations for this..
Member Since: August 10, 2005 Posts: 174 Comments: 38195
213. SPLbeater
3:01 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
O.O

I looked at the forecast today, and say a 7 and a 0 sitting beside each other! :D
Member Since: August 4, 2011 Posts: 46 Comments: 4486
212. SPLbeater
3:00 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Looking at my comments (1887) Im bored so found this:

Today, January 27th, is Vietnam day.

Today, on the 27th of January, 1887, Carl Blegen from Minneapolis,(was an archeologist) was born on this day .


Maybe Grothar knew him xD
Member Since: August 4, 2011 Posts: 46 Comments: 4486
211. hydrus
2:59 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting Xyrus2000:


Thunderstorms here in MD and 60. Definitely not the norm for the heart of winter here. Then again, this winter has been anything but normal.
This is true. We have a Tulip Poplar poppin tulips and daffodils growing. As it got dark last night , the temp actually rose to 62 degrees here.
Member Since: September 27, 2007 Posts: 1 Comments: 21416
210. hydrus
2:55 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting Grothar:


Hey, that was my little airplane set I used to play with in Mesopotamia.
Werent you a little old for plane sets then.? Thats alright, I still build a model a model plane once in a while. Hope you are well..
Member Since: September 27, 2007 Posts: 1 Comments: 21416
209. Skyepony (Mod)
2:49 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
The National Weather Service has now documented paths of destruction from at least 10 tornadoes in the outbreak of storms across central Alabama early Monday.

Recently completed surveys show that tornadoes struck in Perry and Chilton counties, including an EF-2 tornado that left a nearly 40-mile path of damage. The Maplesville tornado destroyed the sanctuary of the Historic Ephesus Church, tore apart trees in the Talladega National Forest and damaged homes and business just north of downtown Maplesville.

The weather service had previously documented eight other twisters across the state.

The deadliest twister in the storm outbreak was an EF-3 that struck in St. Clair and Jefferson County, where two people were killed and about 100 more were hurt. Forecasters say that storm had maximum winds estimated at 150 mph.
Member Since: August 10, 2005 Posts: 174 Comments: 38195
208. RTSplayer
2:45 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Trunkmonkey:

Try this Global Warming presentation.

It won't answer all your questions, but at least he takes the gloves off and explains just how complicated this science really is.

Catastrophic Climate Change & Runaway Global Warming - David Wasdell

This is from 2008.

Arctic Sea Ice volume has declined by another 3100 cubic KM since then, while Greenland's average rate of net melting has doubled...again.
Member Since: January 25, 2012 Posts: 33 Comments: 1520
207. SPLbeater
2:43 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Well i actually got a busy agenda todY!! here is plan cuz i wont be here much:D


* at 2100Z, goin to see the movie "Red Tails" in theatre

*2300z we eatin out at Pizza Hut

* After that, we gon back to my grandparents house to open presents n eat cake for my birthday yesterday! :D

Go Wunderground!!!!!!!
Member Since: August 4, 2011 Posts: 46 Comments: 4486
206. WxGeekVA
2:43 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting ScottLincoln:


Yes, the overwhelming majority of environmental/meteorological/climate agencies and organizations across the world are all radical communist Muslim anarchist groups trying to destroy America by inventing science. Seriously, that is so far beyond silly, you must have stopped being introspective completely.

At least it helps us further understand your point of view - it's not scientific or organized in a logical way, it's fear-mongering nonsense.


Do you know of the place where this doesn't happen?
It's not supposed to be discussed here, and I don't want a ban so I won't specifically name the place. If you look or ask around some, maybe you will find out...
Member Since: September 3, 2011 Posts: 13 Comments: 3475
205. Skyepony (Mod)
2:43 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
0.01" here so far..might get double that. Not looking real hopeful. In my despair I will randomly address comments..
Quoting Xyrus2000:

You forgot power.

and drugs..

Quoting washingtonian115:
Ewwwww but I love tracking hurricanes.If we had several hurricane season's like 09 I will commit suicide.

I lived through that 'cane dry spell late 80s, early 90s. Actually backed out of heading to met school over the dry spell though. You'll live..
Quoting RTSplayer:

Point is, people die every day now in numbers rivaling WW2, and for no real reason.

Actually the industrial revolution made it possible for 1.3 million, last year alone to die from air pollution..
Member Since: August 10, 2005 Posts: 174 Comments: 38195
204. bohonkweatherman
2:41 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Drove thru Bastrop, Cedar Creek and Niederwald Texas yesterday and what a trip seeing these areas flooded, same areas not too long ago that went through terrible fires but these areas all received 6 to 9 inches of rain. Sorry to those who got flooded but it was nice seeing water. Happy for the animals who now have plenty of water to drink around here.
Member Since: July 5, 2009 Posts: 0 Comments: 1348
203. SPLbeater
2:40 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Man, these storms are getting stronger and so is the wind. We have to have gusts over 45 mph now. It is literally howling outside right now.


eh, SRM showing a few thin bands of moderate windspeeds inside some thunderstorms...wish i was in the middle of one...lol
Member Since: August 4, 2011 Posts: 46 Comments: 4486
202. ScottLincoln
2:37 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting trunkmonkey:


I also looked at the uses of coal, Steam generation is another source.

If the Global Warming mongers would be upfront with their statistics their wouldn't be an argument.
Skewed facts lead me to believe their is an alternative agenda regarding Global warming. Some of these groups have connections with radical communist groups, radical muslim groups, anarchist groups,and other groups trying to destroy America, and the way America is run.


Yes, the overwhelming majority of environmental/meteorological/climate agencies and organizations across the world are all radical communist Muslim anarchist groups trying to destroy America by inventing science. Seriously, that is so far beyond silly, you must have stopped being introspective completely.

At least it helps us further understand your point of view - it's not scientific or organized in a logical way, it's fear-mongering nonsense.
Member Since: September 28, 2002 Posts: 5 Comments: 3204
201. WxGeekVA
2:36 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting Xyrus2000:


According to the GFS model, snow and winter like weather are always 7 days away.


Amen.
Member Since: September 3, 2011 Posts: 13 Comments: 3475
200. Xyrus2000
2:35 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting WxGeekVA:
InAccuweather has snow for the 5th, 6th, and 7th of February... Therefore, logic says it's not going to happen, because they are inaccurate, and the same kind of thing has been happening all winter and has never come true!!


According to the GFS model, snow and winter like weather are always 7 days away.
Member Since: October 31, 2009 Posts: 0 Comments: 1495
199. TropicalAnalystwx13
2:31 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting WxGeekVA:
InAccuweather has snow for the 5th, 6th, and 7th of February... Therefore, logic says it's not going to happen, because they are inaccurate, and the same kind of thing has been happening all winter and has never come true!!

Exactly.
Member Since: July 6, 2010 Posts: 113 Comments: 32275
198. WxGeekVA
2:26 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
InAccuweather has snow for the 5th, 6th, and 7th of February... Therefore, logic says it's not going to happen, because they are inaccurate, and the same kind of thing has been happening all winter and has never come true!!
Member Since: September 3, 2011 Posts: 13 Comments: 3475
197. Xyrus2000
2:21 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting percylives:
It's 66 on the back porch.

Another beautiful spring day here in central VA.

Oh, wait, spring is two months off. Yikes!


Thunderstorms here in MD and 60. Definitely not the norm for the heart of winter here. Then again, this winter has been anything but normal.
Member Since: October 31, 2009 Posts: 0 Comments: 1495
196. washingtonian115
2:16 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting WxGeekVA:


Almost got hit by lightning a half an hour ago walking outside of school. Never had that happen before not in mid-summer....
This is more like late May weather....I just wonder.What will Late May bring if we're already having these types of storms.
Member Since: August 14, 2010 Posts: 10 Comments: 17091
195. WxGeekVA
2:15 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting RTSplayer:
Ham Weather updated their outlooks, and this is like twice as bad as it looked yesterday.

Outlook: HOT!

Anyone played Neverwinter Nights?

Ok, excuse the pun.


It's the opposite of Narnia.... Instead of 100 year winter, we have a 100 year summer.... Someone get rid of the Lion and bring back the White Witch...XD
Member Since: September 3, 2011 Posts: 13 Comments: 3475
194. Xyrus2000
2:15 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting Jedkins01:


american gods: sex, money, and alcohol


You forgot power.
Member Since: October 31, 2009 Posts: 0 Comments: 1495
193. WxGeekVA
2:14 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting washingtonian115:
The rain is comming down here heavy now.I'm seeing reds on the radar.


Almost got hit by lightning a half an hour ago walking outside of school. Never had that happen before not in mid-summer....
Member Since: September 3, 2011 Posts: 13 Comments: 3475
192. RTSplayer
2:13 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Ham Weather updated their outlooks, and this is like twice as bad as it looked yesterday.

Outlook: HOT!

Anyone played Neverwinter Nights?

Ok, excuse the pun.
Member Since: January 25, 2012 Posts: 33 Comments: 1520
191. Jedkins01
2:12 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting LargoFl:
good morning jed, yeah we had some heavy rain and a few lightning boomers and no wind at all, glad that supposed 50 mph wind forecast didnt happen, just light rain now, guess its about over, plant city will be grateful for the rain i bet..have a great day


Well they didn't say we would get 50 mph winds, its just the possibility existed fo there to be such winds. Keep in mind this is because we still had a solid low level jet in place, the problem is instability was too low. Why does that matter? Well convection was mostly elevated due to low instability, elevated convection immediately cuts off any chance of severe winds regardless of how the cell may look on radar.
Member Since: August 21, 2008 Posts: 0 Comments: 7594
190. percylives
2:10 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
It's 66 on the back porch.

Another beautiful spring day here in central VA.

Oh, wait, spring is two months off. Yikes!
Member Since: August 23, 2011 Posts: 0 Comments: 99
189. washingtonian115
2:04 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Man, these storms are getting stronger and so is the wind. We have to have gusts over 45 mph now. It is literally howling outside right now.
The rain is comming down here heavy now.I'm seeing reds on the radar.
Member Since: August 14, 2010 Posts: 10 Comments: 17091
188. TropicalAnalystwx13
1:53 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Man, these storms are getting stronger and so is the wind. We have to have gusts over 45 mph now. It is literally howling outside right now.
Member Since: July 6, 2010 Posts: 113 Comments: 32275

Viewing: 238 - 188

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5Blog Index

Top of Page

About

Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.

Local Weather

Overcast
65 °F
Overcast