Jun 162008

An active severe season continues. SPC has us in centeral PA, well actually the south eastern two thirds of PA, in a moderate risk for severe thunderstorms. Maybe we’ll actually get something in my back yard this time. It seems this year that storms are going severe just after they pass over here and here we’re not getting much more than a little rain and some distant thunder.

It really doesn’t have that feel of a day with strong storms. It’s cool out and not humid at all. I guess things are expected to change enough and other factors will be involved.

Hoping for a fun day!

Jun 102008

Today will be the last day of the heatwave affecting central Pennsylvania among other places. It’s been hot here but not record breaking with highs in the low to mid 90’s each day. The humidity hasn’t seemed to be as bad as it could have been either but that’s not really a bad thing.

My mom who lives near northeast Philadelphia said her car thermometer read 108. That seems a bit high but that area always seemed to run hotter in the summer. North East Philadelphia airport’s hight was 99 yesterday. I though for sure they would crack 100.

I see that the storm prediction center has us in a moderate risk for severe storms again. They should develop along and ahead of a cold front that’s in Ohio this morning. This front should move across Pennsylvania today and tonight. It looks like a decent shot at strong storms. The storms are sure to bring plenty of lightning with so much heat to generate the updrafts.

Jun 062008

Wow.. What an awesome line of storms that was that went through on Wednesday. There were lots of reports of damage from the winds. What was even more surprising was the fact that a second strong line of storms went through a few hours later. There were even some reports of tornadoes.

We didn’t get a whole lot here even though SPC had us in a moderate risk area for severe weather. It was just awesome to watch the sqall lines race across Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.

Now on to less fun things. It looks like we’re in for a heat wave. Not fun. I never look forward to temperatures in the mid 90s and especially not after the relatively cool spring we’ve had. I have the feeling that it’s going to be a shock.

Jun 032008

Last Saturday we ended up not getting any good thunderstorms here but during the day we had been under a moderate risk. I think our chances got killed by thunderstorm remnants moving through keeping it cloudy during the the day with the best dynamics. All we ended up with was some thunder and moderate rain in the morning.. The storm was pretty breezy too though.

When the sun finally came out it was too late. Some stuff tried to form but nothing really came of it. We got missed by a storm moving across Lebanon and Dauphin counties Saturday night. It was pretty cool to see the lighting from it. Would have been awesome to watch it from a dark hill looking north.

Even though the severe weather did not pan out it was interesting to watch. It’s not too often we get into a moderate risk here.

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