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ChasingFlakes

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    Phoenixville, PA
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    Snowboarding, photography, ice hockey

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  1. ChasingFlakes

    E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2019 OBS Thread

    We're driving through this or whatever was behind it now on 95 near Trenton and levittown. Vis was down to under 100ft a few mins ago.
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    E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2019 OBS Thread

    Got a little cell rolling through, can hear the trees blowing outside. That storm looks impressive coming out the mouth of the deleware bay.
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    E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2019 OBS Thread

    Storm that never ends, it's been 45 mins since the gust front and it's still lightning and raining. Heard some really loud thunder that shook the house.
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    E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2019 OBS Thread

    Just got the gutst front. Lots of lightning and thunder indeed.
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    E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2019 OBS Thread

    I did, now 91F here in Great Valley. Blue sky to my east, dark outflow to my west.
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    E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2019 OBS Thread

    In the truck heading into the backside of a squall line on 76 near Hershey. Its heading northeast with a stronger line behind it. A lot of heavy rain, haven't seen lightning but there were a couple cool rainbows. It was severe warned, I thought I saw some weak rotation on the trailing side of the storm but it's hard to tell. There was also a big spud cloud . Haven't come out the front yet but there was about 12 cars pulled over at mile marker 263 we just passed. Edit: came out the front and temp went from high 70s to high 80s on truck thermometer which is not that accurate. In this radar snapshot you can kind of make up a little hook which is exactly where I thought I saw some weak rotation but I dont have access to base velocity data so maybe it's just the way it is. Also the radar is like 5-10 mins behind the location likely so my location during that snapshot is likely inside the storm.
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    E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2019 OBS Thread

    Small squall line rolling through not too breezy and just starting to rain. Good bit of lightning and thunder too. I like a nice evening summer thunder storm, cools things off
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    E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2019 OBS Thread

    Loving these sunny days! Took full advantage of the weather a went to lbi, nj on saturday to skimboard. Swell was nice, especially once the tide eased off toward sun down. Really fun skimming. Water was super warm too, and I've never seen so many stingray's in my life, and I've been to stingray city in grand Cayman. They were everywhere swimming in flocks through the waves. Big ones too at least 2 feet wide. Any word on the remnants of barry, I saw a couple days ago some models had the low going right over the region.
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    E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2019 OBS Thread

    Poured at the jobsite here near York at some point, I was busy all day so I didnt get to check outside or radar much but I snapped this picture around 6:15pm. Pretty sweet clouds ripping off the top of that mountain. Not sure how much rain I got but JPs report of 4" in exton says I got a decent bit.
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    E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2019 OBS Thread

    Nice cool mornings. Was about 69F with dews at 60 before 6am this morning. Looks like a general flash flood watch for most of our region between 2pm and overnight. Edit: went from partly cloudy back home to a full deck of clouds out here by York. Also that storm in the gulf doesn't look good for NOLA.tracked further east overnight but still keeping it on the dirty side of the storm.
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    E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2019 OBS Thread

    Didnt realize it was 88F sea temps along the gulf coast of Florida, it was like bathwater. I'd never been there in the summer so it was a big shock. Especially compared to the last time I was in the ocean which was early memorial day at sea isle, water was ~68F so I wore a 3/2 full wetsuit. I can definitely see how theres room for tropical development, is there any shear forecasted for the area that would possible disrupt any development? How can you look for shear in the models? That's something I've been wondering. Also the weather was nice this evening, there was a bit of a sun shower while I was at the skatepark in collegeville, which helped cool things off with the associated breeze.
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    E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2019 OBS Thread

    Me too, I always keep a lookout in recent years. Theres a lot of trees around my property so unless they're right overhead I probably end up missing them. I did catch a glimpse of 3 Kelvin-helmholtz wave clouds in NJ in the spring, which I'd imagine are more rare. Theres a pic in the spring thread.
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    E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2019 OBS Thread

    Some mammatus clouds I photographed while in Fort de Soto, Fl. There was a strong thunderstorm to our east over Tampa bay with a big wall cloud. My girlfriend got some good timelapse video of it rotating up as it moved towards us. I'll see if I can get it. I've never seen mammatus in person, let alone in our area, so I was super excited that they were directly overhead. Sorry I know it's not our forum's area, but I thought you guys would still like to see them. It's still pouring at PHL, waiting on my ride. No tornado here.
  14. ChasingFlakes

    E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2019 OBS Thread

    Just landed in PHL about 45 mins ago. Came in through a light thunderstorm, a little bumpy below FL 1000 but nothing too bad. Just got a tornado warning on my phone too.
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    E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2019 OBS Thread

    Glad I'm down in Florida. It's been a steady 91 degrees everyday and is actually a bit cooler than back home was with the breeze coming off the gulf.
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