Jump to content

George BM

Members
  • Content count

    715
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About George BM

Profile Information

  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
    KIAD
  • Location:
    Herndon, VA

Recent Profile Visitors

2,597 profile views
  1. Latest 12z long-range HRRR has developed storms in WV with storms also dropping towards the MD/PA line by 21z tomorrow.
  2. George BM

    Mid-Atlantic summer hottest temperature contest

    A temperature of 105F with a dewpoint temp of 85F will give you a @Subtropics heaven and @wxdude64 killing 140F heat index.
  3. FWIW (not much at this range) check out the "decent" squall line(s) on sim reflectivity through the entire region on the 0z wrf suite. Obviously far out at the end of their range though.
  4. George BM

    2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Thread

    @showmethesnow We in this forum will not receive a major tropical hit this year. You agree with this statement. Yes?
  5. George BM

    May Banter 2019

    Congratulations on the new job! Take care of yourself and don't be a stranger here.
  6. George BM

    2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Thread

    1893 hurricane season. Alright Mommy Nature you know the drill... make this happen... or make it even better than this... but at least this please... I said "please".
  7. George BM

    May Banter 2019

    4th of July will be rockin'.
  8. George BM

    Mid-Atlantic summer hottest temperature contest

    BWI: 108F (September 25th) DCA: 110F (September 25th) IAD: 109F (September 25th) RIC: 112F (September 25th) SBY: 107F (September 25th)
  9. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING... The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of Maryland, The District of Columbia, Virginia, and West Virginia, including the following areas, in Maryland, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Central and Southeast Howard, Central and Southeast Montgomery, Charles, Frederick MD, Northern Baltimore, Northwest Harford, Northwest Howard, Northwest Montgomery, Prince Georges, Southeast Harford, and Southern Baltimore. The District of Columbia. In Virginia, Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria, Clarke, Culpeper, Eastern Loudoun, Fairfax, Frederick VA, Greene, Madison, Northern Fauquier, Northern Virginia Blue Ridge, Page, Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Southern Fauquier, Stafford, Warren, and Western Loudoun. In West Virginia, Eastern Pendleton, Hardy, Jefferson, and Western Pendleton. * From this evening through Sunday morning * Widespread showers will develop this evening along with possible thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall is expected. Average rainfall amounts will be between 1 and 3 inches with locally higher amounts around 4 inches possible. * Heavy rainfall in short periods of time may cause creeks and streams to rapidly rise out of their banks along with the potential for flash flooding in urban areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. && $$
  10. George BM

    May Discobs 2019

    ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING... The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of Maryland, The District of Columbia, Virginia, and West Virginia, including the following areas, in Maryland, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Central and Southeast Howard, Central and Southeast Montgomery, Charles, Frederick MD, Northern Baltimore, Northwest Harford, Northwest Howard, Northwest Montgomery, Prince Georges, Southeast Harford, and Southern Baltimore. The District of Columbia. In Virginia, Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria, Clarke, Culpeper, Eastern Loudoun, Fairfax, Frederick VA, Greene, Madison, Northern Fauquier, Northern Virginia Blue Ridge, Page, Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Southern Fauquier, Stafford, Warren, and Western Loudoun. In West Virginia, Eastern Pendleton, Hardy, Jefferson, and Western Pendleton. * From this evening through Sunday morning * Widespread showers will develop this evening along with possible thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall is expected. Average rainfall amounts will be between 1 and 3 inches with locally higher amounts around 4 inches possible. * Heavy rainfall in short periods of time may cause creeks and streams to rapidly rise out of their banks along with the potential for flash flooding in urban areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. && $$
  11. George BM

    May Banter 2019

    Severe Weather Disco May 3 2019 4:00AM EDT Today will potentially be the most dangerous severe weather day experienced in the area in decades. The SPC in Norman, OK has issued a high risk for severe weather for a high likelihood of widespread destructive winds with this afternoon and evenings round of storms. Tornadoes will also be likely with both the morning and afternoon rounds of storms with several strong to violent and long-track tornadoes likely, especially with the afternoon/evening round. Very large hail will also be a threat with the afternoon/evening round of storms. On top of all of this there will be a significant flash flood threat, mainly during the morning hours, as storms train over the same areas with torrential rain. Please use extreme caution if you must travel today. Rain is currently moving into the western parts of the CWA with some embedded supercells, some already tornadic. Low-level shear will increase as we go through the morning and bands of heavy rain and embedded supercells will continue to quickly move through our region from SSW to NNE. Despite no sunshine, dewpoints rising into the middle 70sF will lead to 1100-1600 J/kg mucape rooted near the surface. With effective SRH in excess of 400 m2/s2, EBWD of 65+ kts and a strong low-level jet (70+kts winds at 1km) several tornadoes appear likely with even a couple strong, long-track tornadoes possible. There will also be a fairly significant damaging wind threat with any organized supercells and bowing line segments. The timing for this round of storms will be between 4am and 10am in the western suburbs. 6am and 12pm in the immediate Washington metropolitan region, and 8am and 2pm along the Chesapeake Bay. The other large threat with this morning round of severe weather will be for flash flooding as PW values will reach the 2.2-2.4 inch range allowing for any storms to contain very heavy rainfall rates. Many of these storms may train over the same areas leading to potentially significant flash flooding wherever this occurs. Rainfall totals through the early afternoon across the region will range from 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts where storms train over the same areas. For this a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the entire forecasting area through the evening. The pressure gradient will also become very tight and with a powerful low-level jet overhead wind gusts around 40kts seem to be a good bet even without any aid from convection. Thus, a Wind Advisory is in effect through the morning hours. After this round of rain and storms move out there will be lull as a powerful mid-level jet associated with a very fast moving and powerful shortwave trough will blast into the region promoting ample sunshine through the afternoon allowing temperatures to rise into the middle 80’s. The pressure gradient will increase through the afternoon ahead of the shortwave. With lower-level wind-fields becoming very strong (Mean surface to 850mb winds of 50-55 kts) with increased low-level mixing, synoptic wind gusts to 50-55kts seem plausible which will lead to tree damage and scattered power outages. As a result, a High Wind Warning has been issued for the entire Metropolitan region through the afternoon. At the same time the very powerful trough and associated cold front will approach from the west. Mid-level temperatures will cool (500mb temps dropping to -15C). With dewpoints in the lower 70sF or so, MLCAPE will rise to a very strongly unstable 3000-4500+ J/kg. With a 120+kt mid-level jet moving over the region effective bulk shear will rise to 100+ kts. This shortwave will provide extreme forcing along the cold front. As a result, an extremely dangerous and fast-moving line of storms will develop along the front west of the mountains and race through our region between 4-5pm in far western areas and 7-8pm along the Chesapeake Bay. With the extreme kinematics in place and increasingly steep low-level lapse rates storm motions could be in excess of 80 kts. That combined with ample effective bulk-shear and effective SRH in excess of 500m2/s2 will allow for LEWPS and embedded supercells capable of producing swaths of life-threatening hurricane-force wind gusts, potentially as high as 90 to 100mph, and several tornadoes, some which may be strong. Supercells will develop ahead of the main line and with them several fast-moving strong to violent and long-track tornadoes appear likely given the impressive low-level shear. With the cooling mid-level temperatures severe hail will also be a threat with very large hail (3”+ in diameter) possible in any supercells. Once the storm threat finally ends everywhere after 8pm a record breaking cold airmass will sweep into the region with temperatures everywhere dropping into the 30’s by dawn. With dangerously high winds still in place (wind gusts of 55-70mph), wind chills will drop into the teens in most spots. Forecaster: George BM
  12. George BM

    May Discobs 2019

    CAD war tomorrow. ETA: 68/58 at IAD at 12:00AM EDT May 1, 2019
  13. George BM

    April Discobs 2019

  14. One little note. No mesoscale model has the current activity in Eastern Ohio about to move into southwest Pennsylvania. CAPE is modest but still... it might be able to trigger something in the area later even if the current convection dies out. Just a small note. #Notanexpertopinion
  15. It's a very low-key threat and more likely than not won't happen this way but a few mesoscale models try to get some remnant storms into the region tomorrow afternoon before they redevelop into asoutheastward moving storm cluster or two. This, of course, would be the most extreme case though. Just low-key watching it and exactly where the WNW to ESE oriented front sets up.
×