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 182007

Last week there was a tornado warning in Lancaster county. It turned out that the NWS said it was straight line wind damage but it got me wondering how many tornadoes have been in this area. A few years ago there was the one in Campbelltown. That was an F-2 and destroyed some houses.

Molly told she remembered hearing about a small tornado in town.. I did find one on the NWS’s site that could have been the one she was talking about. It was an f-0 and only 75 yards whide. Molly had said she remembered hearing it went between houses and caused no damage. The NWS site seemed to say the same thing but it had very little details on the tornado it self. I just thought it was pretty interesting that one has occured so close to home.