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E PA/NJ/DE Summer 2020 OBS Thread

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1 hour ago, Hurricane Agnes said:

Yeah - that seems to be the only reason why those might have been where it was - they were still installing the pipe and they hadn't gotten as far as the south side of the bridge yet.  I think if they had actually "started" June 1st, which meant removing all the docks along Boat House Row (which they did do) and then get the pipelines placed (in the midst of a pandemic and some wild weather like TS Fay).  So technically, they are only about 2 months into the functional part of the project.  With the flooding that is going on right now, they'll probably have to reassess how much needs to be dredged (hopefully nothing they put in place in the river got damaged, although the barges might be at this point)! :o

Probably some new tree trunks to pick out, lol.

I looked at some video from yesterday before it got to the bridge, and the crane boom was up. Good thing they got it down. I doubt the bridge is damaged but the crane may be. It was probably a soft hit though, haha.

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Finished with 3.14" of rain in Hopewell. The real story though ended up being the wind. Multiple large trees down on my street. Power not expected back until August 9. :( Trenton recorded a 58 mph gust but I'd estimate we saw a bit higher than that. Looked more in the 70 mph range but I don't have my weather station set up yet at the new house so it will remain a mystery. Really great little storm that exceeded my expectations.

 

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1 minute ago, The Iceman said:

Finished with 3.14" of rain in Hopewell. The real story though ended up being the wind. Multiple large trees down on my street. Power not expected back until August 9. :( Trenton recorded a 58 mph gust but I'd estimate we saw a bit higher than that. Looked more in the 70 mph range but I don't have my weather station set up yet at the new house so it will remain a mystery. Really great little storm that exceeded my expectations.

 

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Were the strong winds on the back side, like they were down here? They overperformed for sure. Hope you get your power back sooner than forecast!

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5 minutes ago, KamuSnow said:

Were the strong winds on the back side, like they were down here? They overperformed for sure. Hope you get your power back sooner than forecast!

We got a squall near the end that brought the heaviest wind, I wish I saved the radar grab. It was like a severe thunderstorm for 20 mins. Then it passed and we got the backside winds but they weren't nearly as strong as that last squall. I want to say it remained in the 30-40 MPH range after the rain ended. It was a really tense 20 mins or so though and it really tore my area up. 

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7 minutes ago, The Iceman said:

We got a squall near the end that brought the heaviest wind, I wish I saved the radar grab. It was like a severe thunderstorm for 20 mins. Then it passed and we got the backside winds but they weren't nearly as strong as that last squall. I want to say it remained in the 30-40 MPH range after the rain ended. It was a really tense 20 mins or so though and it really tore my area up. 

Same here. Then the rain slacked off but the wind increased for the rest of the afternoon. All and all a cool but weird storm.

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On 8/4/2020 at 12:16 PM, Wmsptwx said:

Is the Doylestown tornado report confirmed?

Following this up but I saw a brief blip in the Inquirer that it was confirmed and found this (they are still writing it up and details will come in a later PNS - 6 tornadoes in the CWA) -

https://nwschat.weather.gov/p.php?pid=202008051038-KPHI-NOUS41-PNSPHI

 

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Just took the trash out and boy o' boy the critters are out tonight. It's that August-Summer is coming to an end-Fall is right around the corner sound...

70F / DP 66F

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3 hours ago, Birds~69 said:

Flash flood text at 3:44am for today till 8am Friday....what the hell??

I think we only need 3 drops of rain at this point for creeks and rivers to overflow their banks again :wacko:

Not the worst morning out there. Got the AC off and windows open. 68F/DP 64.

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Stop with the rain!   Filled and started portable generator/for the 50th time/now I have to push water off the canopy I half butt put up!

Office is open today, after It runs out of gas I’m leaving!!   PECO estimate for me is today by 11pm. 

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Have been getting a little thunderstorm.  I had decided to go on and get a lightning sensor for my new station and had set it up right before Isaias but it didn't register anything. Since there was obvious lightning the past 15 minutes or so, I have been fooling with the dip switches and finally got a config that correctly picked up a strike @8:35 am. :thumbsup:  

Current temp is down to 68 with a thundershower and have 0.08" of rain so far.

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Had a nice boomer this morning. I don't have exact amount but I would guess .5".

Super sunny out there right now which may fuel things for later today/tonight.

78F / DP 66

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I ended up getting 0.22" out of the thundershower earlier this morning. That also allowed me to finally turn off the central air after a couple weeks running non-stop.  Even though the dews are not in the steamy range, it's still humid (76%) with a current temp of 76 and dp 68, so may be turning the AC back on shortly. :lol:

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4 minutes ago, Birds~69 said:

Had a nice boomer this morning. I don't have exact amount but I would guess .5".

Super sunny out there right now which may fuel things for later today/tonight.

78F / DP 66

Soon as I saw your post about "sun" (it has been overcast here), out it popped here.  That might hasten my turning the AC back on. :lol:

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3 minutes ago, Hurricane Agnes said:

Soon as I saw your post about "sun" (it has been overcast here), out it popped here.  That might hasten my turning the AC back on. :lol:

Yeah, sun has been out for a little while and bright. DP has jumped to 67....

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Gave my AC a small break this morning but it's going back on now. Getting a bit uncomfortable with the sun poking out, 78F/68DP. Picked up 0.08" this morning. Heard the same loud boomer as Birds.

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Well my high made it up to 82 today and it's currently 77 and mostly cloudy.

Here is Mt. Holly's first PNS posted this afternoon, for the tornadoes spawned by TS Isaias (more to come later) -

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NOUS41 KPHI 061959
 PNSPHI
 DEZ001>004-MDZ008-012-015-019-020-NJZ001-007>010-012>027-PAZ054-
 055-060>062-070-071-101>106-070800-
 
 Public Information Statement
 National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
 359 PM EDT Thu Aug 6 2020
 
 ...NWS DAMAGE ASSESSMENT RESULTS FOR TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS TORNADOES...
 
 .Kent and New Castle County Delaware Tornado...
 
 Start Location...Dover in Kent County, Delaware
 End Location...Middletown in New Castle County, Delaware
 Date...August 4, 2020
 Estimated Time...8:55 AM EDT to 9:25 AM EDT
 Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...105 mph
 Maximum Path Width...200 yards
 Path Length...29.2 miles
 Beginning Lat/Lon...39.10N/75.50W
 Ending Lat/Lon...39.48N/75.74W
 * Fatalities...0
 * Injuries...0
 
 ...Summary...
 The tornado touched down in the vicinity of the Eagle Meadows 
 Apartment Homes on Sorghum Mill Road in Kent County then moved 
 across Route 10. It tracked nearly parallel to South State Street 
 through Anneville, the south side of Dover, where significant tree
 damage occurred, including some treetops shredded from Poplar 
 Lane to the neighborhood around Steele Road. It was here where 
 some roof damage occurred to some homes especially due to fallen 
 trees, however a garage was significantly damaged on Dyers Tree
 Farm. The tornado then crossed over Route 13 near the Eden 
 Medical Center and very near the William Henry Middle School. A 
 couple sections of the schools roof were blown off along with 
 some tree damage nearby. A warehouse adjacent to the school had a 
 few sections of its metal walls torn off and a couple of tractor 
 trailer trailers flipped onto their side. The tornado then crossed
 over Walker Road at Route 15 then to Westminster Village at Dover
 near the intersection of Route 15 and College Road.
 
 The tornado then tracked northward just east of Cheswold where 
 the damage may have been more sporadic before moving through the 
 east side of Smyrna where more notable tree damage occurred. A 96 
 mph wind gust was measured at a Delaware Department of 
 Transportation weather station located on Route 1 just north of 
 Smyrna as the tornadic circulation passed by. From here, the 
 tornado continued nearly parallel to Routes 1 and 13 on the east 
 sides of Townsend and Middletown in New Castle County. Numerous 
 trees were snapped or uprooted along portions of Blackbird Landing
 Road and Gum Bush Road in Townsend with some damage to roofs. A 
 garage at a residence on Blackbird Landing Road was destroyed. The
 tornado then damaged homes in Middletown along Spring Hollow 
 Drive. In this neighborhood, some homes had roof material and 
 siding blown off with numerous trees uprooted. Several garage 
 doors were blown out. One home had an entire side wall blown out, 
 although construction appeared to be poor. One picture showed a 
 home with a missing exterior corner wall on the second story. The 
 tornado may have started to dissipate between Mount Pleasant and 
 Glasgow in New Castle County, however it is possible the tornado 
 track extended into Cecil County, Maryland. Doppler radar data 
 showed a continuous and well defined rotational signature and a 
 tornado debris signature.
 
 Special thanks is extended to Kent County and New Castle County 
 Emergency Management, trained spotters, and the public for their 
 extensive assistance with this survey.
 
 .Cape May County New Jersey Tornado...
 
 Start Location...Strathmere in Cape May County, New Jersey
 End Location...Marmora in Cape May County, New Jersey
 Date...August 4, 2020
 Estimated Time...9:45 AM EDT to 9:50 AM EDT
 Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...100 mph
 Maximum Path Width...150 yards
 Path Length...5.25 miles
 Beginning Lat/Lon...39.19N/74.66W
 Ending Lat/Lon...39.27N/74.66W
 * Fatalities...0
 * Injuries...0
 
 ...Summary...
 A waterspout came ashore near the southern end of Corsons 
 Inlet State Park near Strathmere then across marshy areas. The 
 tornado then crossed the Garden State Parkway then tracked along 
 Route 9 across the south side of Marmora. There were several 
 pictures and videos of the waterspout and tornado including a 
 trained spotter reporting a tornado on the ground with debris in 
 the air. The tornado produced significant damage to homes and 
 businesses on the 500 block of Route 9, starting in the vicinity 
 of a Coca Cola facility where containers were tossed around with 
 even a truck trailer flipped onto its side. Adjacent to the Coca 
 Cola facility, a large shed at a residence was upended and 
 vehicles were moved from their original locations. Several homes 
 had portions of their roofs blown off with a couple of homes 
 sustaining significant damage to a side wall or corner walls. The 
 tornado crossed Route 9 to the Pine Hill Mobile Home Court where 
 significant damage occurred to trees and buildings. One home was 
 shifted off its foundation and others had roof damage and downed 
 trees crushed several cars. The tornado tracked north northwest 
 crossing Tuckahoe Road and may have dissipated over the adjacent 
 marsh areas. Doppler radar data showed a well defined tornado 
 debris signature as the tornado moved through portions of Marmora.
 
 
 Special thanks is extended to Cape May County, trained spotters, 
 and the local media for their help in this survey.
 
 .Montgomery County Pennsylvania Tornado...
 
 Start Location...Worcester Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
 End Location...Worcester Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
 Date...August 4, 2020
 Estimated Time...10:44 AM EDT to 10:50 AM EDT
 Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 mph
 Maximum Path Width...200 yards
 Path Length...2.8 miles
 Beginning Lat/Lon...40.16N/75.33W
 Ending Lat/Lon...40.20N/75.36W
 * Fatalities...0
 * Injuries...0
 
 ...Summary...
 An EF0 tornado occurred in Worcester Township in Montgomery 
 County, Pennsylvania as Tropical Storm Isaias moved northward 
 along the East Coast of the United States. With southeastern 
 Pennsylvania being in the northeastward, right front quadrant, the
 tornado and parent storm moved in an unusual northwestward 
 trajectory ahead of the main center of the tropical storm. An area
 of circulation tightened in a strong cell within a rainband in 
 southeastern Montgomery County. As this circulation tightened, a 
 brief tornado formed near the intersection of Brindle Court and 
 Township Line Road in Worcester Township, where a few small trees 
 were downed in a small residential subdivision. From here, the 
 tornado continued its northwestward trajectory through the 
 township, downing trees along Potshop Road. The circulation may 
 have lifted with the path being somewhat discontinuous. A somewhat
 denser area of trees were downed as the tornado moved across 
 Valley Forge Road and northwestward along Heebner Road. Several 
 tree tops were sheared off in addition to several utility poles 
 being pushed over along Heebner Road near the intersection of 
 Shefley Lane. The tornado continued northwest from here, 
 eventually downing several hardwood trees along Hollow Road. One 
 tree brought down several utility lines as it fell. From here, the
 tornado lifted with only a few other trees being downed a little 
 ways from Hollow Road in a small wooded area. 
  
 Special thanks is extended to the Montgomery County EM Office 
 along with Skywarn Spotter Lou Ruh for their help in this survey.
 
 EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
 following categories:
 
 EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
 EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
 EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
 EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
 EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
 EF5...Violent...>200 mph
 
 * The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
 change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
 Storm Data.
 
 Additional damage assessments are still ongoing and further
 information will be released on additional tornadoes that occurred
 during Tropical Storm Isaias within the next few days.
 
 $$
 
 Davis/Gorse/Staarmann

 

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