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30 September 2016

Historic Rainfall Event in Maryland and Delaware

In my last post, I wrote about the possibility of a severe flood/rain event in Eastern Virginia/Delaware/Maryland. Unfortunately my forecast was correct, and in short, it’s still raining. The town of Harbeson Delaware had over a foot of rain in 24 hours! Schools were closed, roads washed out, and many other closed.  I mentioned yesterday that the water temps in the Atlantic are at record levels, and it’s hard to …

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7 November 2011

Earthquakes Saturday and Tornadoes on Monday- Wild Times in Oklahoma!

  What’s going on in Oklahoma?? The biggest quake in Sooner state history hit on Saturday (I was video chatting with my daughter on our iPhone’s as it happened). Today, I get a call from a friend, (who is a fellow meteorologist) and he’s chasing a tornado near Snyder, Oklahoma! Tornadoes in November are rare anywhere. Especially so in Oklahoma! Now you know why so many meteorologists come from Oklahoma. …

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31 October 2011

True Color View of The Rare October Snowstorm From Space

    Danbury, Ct received 17 inches of snow from this rare October event, and the fact that leaves were still on many trees caused massive power outages. On a side note, Central Park has now reached its 3rd wettest year on record. See more snowfall totals from the NWS in New York, NY  below:

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25 October 2011

Northern Lights Visible As Far South As Alabama Monday Night (Updated)

BREAKING NEWS! Saturday’s coronal mass ejection has sparked a moderate to strong geomagnetic storm and the aurora borealis is visible as far south as North Alabama tonight. Go outside and look for a red/greenish glow in the sky. The Kp index is at 7 and this indicates a major geomagnetic storm. Spaceweather.com has some pics already up on their site and more to come I suspect. The best view will …

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3 October 2011

Warmest October Day Ever in the UK Saturday

My Closet friend was at Salisbury Cathedral Saturday after a drive down from his home in Wales. His car thermometer registered 29° C. That’s 84 degrees Fahrenheit and by UK standards in October, that isn’t just unusual it’s nearly unbelievable! Just some high clouds covered Southern England on Saturday, while an approaching cool front from the Atlantic kept Scotland and North Wales a bit cooler. The 500 millibar chart (surface pressures …

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29 September 2011

First Widespread Autumn Chill Headed For the Eastern U.S.

  Get ready for a cool down if you live in the East! For many folks from the Plains to the Deep South, this weekend will be the first time they have to turn on the heat and it will be a stark reminder that the hot summer of 2011 is in the history books. The NWP models are in close agreement that as the cold core low over the …

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12 September 2011

Remains of Katia Hit Ireland and UK

The remains of Hurricane Katia have brought gales gusting to near hurricane force across the northern areas of the UK today. The UK Met Office has several severe weather warnings up. A close friend in Wales reports a very windy and wet day. The BBC has more here. In spite of the cold water that Katia passed over, it takes awhile for these systems to spin down and it long …

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9 September 2011

USA Records Second Hottest Summer On Record

Climate Highlights — August (from NCDC) The average U.S. temperature in August was 75.7 degrees F (24.3 degrees C), which is 3.0 degrees F (1.6 degrees C) above the long-term (1901-2000) average, resulting in the second warmest August on record. Precipitation averaged across the nation was 2.31 inches (58.7 mm). This was 0.29 inch (7.3 mm) below the long-term average, with large variability between regions. The excessive heat which dominated …

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Rainfall Totals from Lee

The heavy rains from Lee are falling on the very saturated ground that resulted from Irene, and severe flooding continues from Fairfax in Virginia, to Pennsylvania and New York tonight. It should start drying out some tomorrow and fairly dry weather is on the way for the next 7 days, unless TS Maria pulls a surprise on us. Update: Dave Petley over at the Landslide blog has a great post …

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5 September 2011

Out of Control Texas Wildfire from Space

  The wildfire to the SE of Austin remains out of control and has burned 300 homes according to press reports. The wildfire is also visible on GOES images as well. The weather could not be possibly any worse in this situation. A summer of the worst drought in history and now a strong cool front has brought gusty northerly winds with dewpoints in the 30’s, giving very low relative …

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