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30 minutes ago, losetoa6 said:

Graupel/hail briefly covered the ground 1 mile south of Littlestown . Knocked temp back to 44

There are some possible thundershowers around but surprised to see real hail.  Are we going to count this as snow on May 8th for the second year in a row? 

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42 minutes ago, Bubbler86 said:

There are some possible thundershowers around but surprised to see real hail.  Are we going to count this as snow on May 8th for the second year in a row? 

It's very cold aloft today with 850mb temps a couple degrees below zero, 700mb temps around -10C and 500mb nearly -30ºC over the commonwealth...which is quite significant. Combine that with the strong May sun providing surface heating and instability and that's definitely a recipe for graupel, which would count as frozen. Technically regular hail does too, but I think considering the cold low-mid levels any frozen p-type is probably mostly graupel. Would have to see some pics if anyone gets any decent hail/graupel. 

There was some actual snow in some of the higher Laurel's spots this morning. Not quite the extent of last May's major cold shot, but it's certainly a pretty chilly/unsettled weekend.  

Also, sorry I haven't been posting too much.. I usually get pretty busy in the spring/summer months. 

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1 hour ago, Bubbler86 said:

Heavy, small diameter hail/graupel here with Thunder right now.  Literally a mulch topper. 

A week of very little action continues here - a light shower produced a whopping .03" earlier this afternoon. Otherwise, partly sunny and cool. 

Daughter reported heavy rain/hail in Lancaster city around 3:00pm. She said that water was running everywhere. 

My point and click for tomorrow/tomorrow night is down to a tenth to a quarter of an inch. 

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1 minute ago, Itstrainingtime said:

A week of very little action continues here - a light shower produced a whopping .03" earlier this afternoon. Otherwise, partly sunny and cool. 

Daughter reported heavy rain/hail in Lancaster city around 3:00pm. She said that water was running everywhere. 

My point and click for tomorrow/tomorrow night is down to a tenth to a quarter of an inch. 

Need that low to dip a bit farther south for us to get back into the good rains. 

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12 minutes ago, Bubbler86 said:

Need that low to dip a bit farther south for us to get back into the good rains. 

Yes.

It's gotten very dark here - let's see what happens. My 7 day rain total is at .64". Compared to what you experienced last year it's a rain forest, but I know I'm way behind most on here.

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26 minutes ago, Itstrainingtime said:

Yes.

It's gotten very dark here - let's see what happens. My 7 day rain total is at .64". Compared to what you experienced last year it's a rain forest, but I know I'm way behind most on here.

Yea, you have been left out of the cornucopia of rain many have received this week.   That rain moving through Lancaster county right now seems like it could drop some quick pours. 

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2 hours ago, Itstrainingtime said:

Yes.

It's gotten very dark here - let's see what happens. My 7 day rain total is at .64". Compared to what you experienced last year it's a rain forest, but I know I'm way behind most on here.

Lol...Soon you will be posting about near drought conditions just like @Bubbler86 last year!

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4 minutes ago, Blizzard of 93 said:

Road trip to Bradford!

Not kidding. All aboard the shorttttt bus lol.  The  temps not getting out of the mid 30s in the afternoon tomorrow up that way is pretty rare I'd think for May 10th even there . Looks like a consensus for a couple slushy inches in places at a minimum. 

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2 hours ago, Bubbler86 said:

Yea, you have been left out of the cornucopia of rain many have received this week.   That rain moving through Lancaster county right now seems like it could drop some quick pours. 

Unfortunately, it did not - we received an additional 11 drops. .64" for the week it is. 

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All of the wind we've had this year so far, and the night I install my new weather station it's as calm as it can get. There is NO wind, or even the SLIGHTEST of breezes to move the cups. The only other thing is that I can't get my barometric pressure to read on my display. Not sure if the sensor is even working at this point.

For anyone interested, it's an Ambient Weather WS-2000 station.

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DC’s forecast busted badly. It rained off and on all day and almost ruined our anniversary dinner but they made space for us inside. Arlington we drive into so not a big deal but still it rained and it wasn’t even forecast after 12 pm.

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