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CT Rain

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    West Hartford, CT
  1. Yeah exactly. We're up over 2000 feet just south of town. It's a pretty sick spot.
  2. I'll be in Ludlow this weekend. Hoping it's not too gray or wet.
  3. May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    We were on the air pretty much from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a break for NBC Nightly News. We didn't get one complaint about our coverage or the forecast. Since high end severe weather is rare around here when people see the pictures of the damage they're generally pretty forgiving if their neighborhood wasn't impacted. Same thing on 6/1/11 we had been talking about tornado potential for 3 days - but no one complained about the forecast even though CT didn't see one.
  4. May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    I mean she's not wrong. How many severe thunderstorm watches have we had that result in a couple branches down? How do we communicate the truly high end events? For the 15 towns hardest hit this was incredible - but for the other 154 towns in Connecticut this wasn't too big of a deal. All weather is local afterall.
  5. May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    I put together this blog post on last week's storms with a bunch of good radar grabs. http://www.ryanhanrahan.com/2018/05/20/may-15-2018-tornadoes-and-damaging-wind/
  6. May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    Yeah pretty much. Whether it's a circulation on the edge of it or just the core it's going to be ugly.
  7. May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    I just uploaded our coverage from Tuesday. Here's when sh*t started getting crazy.
  8. May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    The storm was more discrete and there was more instability - I think better low level shear in general.
  9. May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    The fact that Hamden, CT managed a tornado and 100 mph microburst on 5/15 with a 55F water temperature just south is nuts. EML everytime.
  10. May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    The supercell in N CT did produce a waterspout on the N-S oriented Barkhamsted Reservoir. https://twitter.com/JanesWx/status/996481026686881792
  11. May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    And on radar it’s pretty clear that’s what was happening. Hell, OKX was sampling 102 knots of inbound wind over New Fairfield! Interestingly, the tornado spun up as the RFD surge reached the Housatonic River. Local backing of the low level wind? I think there were a couple tornadic circulations in Oxford and Bethany and they found 2. Could have been more.
  12. May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    They added New Fairfield. I know they were in Brookfield - but you could also see the swath continue on the other side of the lake in New Fairfield.
  13. May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    The damage in SW CT is unbelievable. Miles and miles of snapped trees in a swath stretching from the NY border to just north of New Haven. Epic.
  14. May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    Yeah the damage is remarkable.
  15. May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE