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E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2020 OBS Thread

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44 minutes ago, Newman said:

Derecho/Bow Echo today??? It looks good out in western PA already. CAMs are unimpressive but radar looks tasty with it starting to grow upscale.

Im no Expert but it seems when the storms have that trajectory South east I guess you call it? we seems to get the very severe storms  around here, when they move East or Northeast they seem to fizzle then re fire up to the East. Is there any validation to that? 

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12Z NAM looks out of touch as it doesn't have the line of storms in north-central PA. I think it's a day of looking at the radar, not the models.

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Norman pulled the trigger for the area -

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 242
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1005 AM EDT WED JUN 3 2020

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 242 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM EDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

PAC001-011-013-017-021-025-027-029-033-035-037-041-043-045-055-
061-067-071-075-077-079-081-087-089-091-093-095-097-099-101-107-
109-113-119-133-031900-
/O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0242.200603T1405Z-200603T1900Z/

PA
.    PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ADAMS                BERKS               BLAIR
BUCKS                CAMBRIA             CARBON
CENTRE               CHESTER             CLEARFIELD
CLINTON              COLUMBIA            CUMBERLAND
DAUPHIN              DELAWARE            FRANKLIN
HUNTINGDON           JUNIATA             LANCASTER
LEBANON              LEHIGH              LUZERNE
LYCOMING             MIFFLIN             MONROE
MONTGOMERY           MONTOUR             NORTHAMPTON
NORTHUMBERLAND       PERRY               PHILADELPHIA
SCHUYLKILL           SNYDER              SULLIVAN
UNION                YORK
$$


 

 

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Ended up with a high of 74 yesterday after a low of 54 but the humidity started creeping in late in the day.  The low was much warmer this morning at 62 and after I was completely missed by the showers this morning, I had to counter-intuitively pull out the hose (given the forecast for the rest of the week) because the poor plants were bone dry.  It's now off to the races with a temp of 83 and dews back into the 60s this morning.

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57 minutes ago, penndotguy said:

Im no Expert but it seems when the storms have that trajectory South east I guess you call it? we seems to get the very severe storms  around here, when they move East or Northeast they seem to fizzle then re fire up to the East. Is there any validation to that? 

Indeed I've noticed the same thing. The lines charge West to East are typically disappointments. 

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1 hour ago, penndotguy said:

Im no Expert but it seems when the storms have that trajectory South east I guess you call it? we seems to get the very severe storms  around here, when they move East or Northeast they seem to fizzle then re fire up to the East. Is there any validation to that? 

I'm not sure that they're any more severe than other storms, but when the storms ride out ahead of cold fronts with the type of bulk shear and unidirectional flow that we have today, they can be longer lived and more widespread.  

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6 minutes ago, BBasile said:

I'm not sure that they're any more severe than other storms, but when the storms ride out ahead of cold fronts with the type of bulk shear and unidirectional flow that we have today, they can be longer lived and more widespread.  

I've often wondered if localized cold fronts (like those in CAD events) played more of a role in this.

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Went to the top of the nearby hiking spot to catch some pics. Once I got the 80mph warning and saw some lightning I booked it down, got to my car just in time. The first mile drive back the wind was incredible. I almost was blown off the road and trees/branches were literally falling all around me and flying into my car. I parked on the side of the road in a field with no trees around and thank God I did. Massive trees down across southern Berks. This is the pic I got, if I waited any longer I was gonna be in trouble. Maybe not my smartest decision but I'm alive.

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Pottstown spotter reported a 76 mph gust.  The back edge is moving through now and so far (since it's moving so fast) I got 0.20" with 0.85"/hr rate at the peak.  Temp is down to 75 at post time.

ETA - PWS reported final max rate was 1.06"/hr at peak.

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1 minute ago, Newman said:

Went to the top of the nearby hiking spot to catch some pics. Once I got the 80mph warning and saw some lightning I booked it down, got to my car just in time. The first mile drive back the wind was incredible. I almost was blown off the road and trees/branches were literally falling all around me and flying into my car. I parked on the side of the road in a field with no trees around and thank God I did. Massive trees down across southern Berks. This is the pic I got, if I waited any longer I was gonna be in trouble. Maybe not my smartest decision but I'm alive.

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I ran outside to see that when it approached here.  Thank goodness I put my patio umbrella down. :lol:

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25 minutes ago, JTA66 said:

Massive trees down in the yard. About as bad I’ve ever seen it here. Power out.

Sorry for that - good luck!  Those early afternoon storms sometimes pack a pretty good punch. Some strong winds and heavy rain here with a couple of rumbles of thunder.

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Missed the high wind gusts down here.  Had a few pea sized hail as it arrived- seems to be past me now.  That front was moving.  Wow!! to you folks up to the north of me.

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5 minutes ago, Newman said:

Went to the top of the nearby hiking spot to catch some pics. Once I got the 80mph warning and saw some lightning I booked it down, got to my car just in time. The first mile drive back the wind was incredible. I almost was blown off the road and trees/branches were literally falling all around me and flying into my car. I parked on the side of the road in a field with no trees around and thank God I did. Massive trees down across southern Berks. This is the pic I got, if I waited any longer I was gonna be in trouble. Maybe not my smartest decision but I'm alive.

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Sounds like interesting, but almost too interesting! Glad you're okay.

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