Today is going to be a good day. 7:40 in the morning and there appears to be some pretty strong thunderstorms moving towards us. Not bad for September. The other nice thing about these storms is it seems like a pretty solid area of storms so I don’t expect to be just missed by them like my area was all summer. Some counties west of here have already had severe thunderstorm warnings due to the storms.
That was a pretty good line of storms for this time in the day and year. I don’t think it approached severe criteria in my back yard but still we had a nice very heavy wind driven rain. It got as dark as it would be about 8:30 pm as the storms moved in. Just before the rain started I noticed low level clouds racing across the sky from west to east.
An active severe season continues. SPC has us in central 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.
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.
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.
Last weekends storm didn’t give us as much rain as promised but it did rain some. Saturday afternoon the low seemed to start to intensify more rapidly just as it crossed central Pa. We’d gone to eat at Red Robin’s in Hershey and when we came out it was sunny and clear except for a line of clouds to the south west. By the time we got home the clouds were moving in.
I just found out from my mom that a tree fell on my parents' house in the wind yesterday. It was part of a big tree from the neighbors yard. When we visited in September I looked at the same tree and though that it looked like it wasn’t going to last too long. She said it put a hole in her roof and cracked a wall. She’s waiting for the insurance company to call now.