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.