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  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 5/25/15)
    Warm, Humid, Isolated T-Storms North Tuesday
    Memorial Day was a warm and humid day with temperatures about ten degrees above average; after a mild morning of 63 at Philly International Airport we had sunshine & fair weather cumulus. The high reached 87, but felt closer to 90 with the...
  • Overflow rain gauge nets excessive rainfall
    Localized thunderstorms deluge North Naples
    While larger-scale heavy rainfall (and snowfall) events continue to make the news (see links listing below), north Naples was the recipient of deluges from very localized thunderstorms over the past weekend. Rainfall amounts rivaled those of the...
  • Naples thunderstorm approaches - May 13, 2015
    Two injured by lightning strike in Bonita Springs, FL
    WEATHERTORIAL: The following opinions are mine alone. This weathertorial has been shared with local officials and others.Working outside and lightning don’t mix! That’s a hardened lightning safety rule that hasn’t changed in...
  • Severe weather outlook (Apr. 25, 2015)
    More southern soakers and severe weather episodes
    Spring is the time of the year when severe weather events occur with the highest frequency. Hence, it should not be a surprise that a stormy weather pattern is firmly established from the Rockies to the East Coast.The next in a seemingly endless...
  • Wall cloud approaches north Naples, FL - Mar. 27, 2015
    It is National Sky Awareness Week
    It’s always fun to look up at the sky and see the beauty and messages painted above. This includes white puffy or streaky clouds against a deep blue background (Fig. 1) or the fanning thunderstorm tops (known as anvils) spreading away from...
  • Severe weater outlook (Apr. 22, 2015)
    Possible severe weather day for the Mid-Atlantic?
    A very cold upper level weather system is moving toward the Mid-Atlantic (Fig. 1) this Wednesday morning. Although moisture is limited and surface temperatures probably won’t rise above 70 in Maryland or 75 in North Carolina later today, the...
  • Five-day forecast for Naples, FL (through Apr. 14, 2015)
    Summertime heat and humidity for southwest Florida
    If you like near-record warmth and humidity, and even some showers and thunderstorms, then you’ll like the weather in southwest Florida for many days to come.The first 9 days of April saw temperatures average 3.4 degrees above the 30-year...
  • Almanac
    Three early season tornadoes, a winter storm and record warmth
    Three early season tornadoes, a winter storm and record warmth top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on March...
  • Almanac
    Extreme heat, dense fog and a severe thunderstorm
    Extreme heat, dense fog and a severe thunderstorm top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on July 24.1902 - The wood, bulk freight Henry J....
  • Lightning Strike Risks
    Lightning safety tips: Indoor lightning risks when a storm strikes
    Severe weather can include lightning during a thunder storm, but many people do not realize that lightning is a risk for them indoors just as it is for those on the outside a building or home structure during such a weather condition.On June 29...
  • Lightning up the night sky
    Lightning show overnight June 18: Top 5 photos and video
    After just missing the record high in Baltimore on June 18th with a daily high temperature of 96F, the leftover heat produced a vigorous thunderstorm right around Baltimore. This was well ahead of our next cold front, and actually well ahead of a...
  • Lightning strikes Panola County's E-911 Dispatch Center; 2 injured
    Lightning strikes Panola County's E-911 Dispatch Center; 2 injured
    The one place tasked to relay emergency help to those in need was suddenly in the need of assistance themselves after a vicious lightning strike with storms in northern Mississippi on Monday.The Panolian reported two of three dispatchers on duty...
  • Memorial Day
    Grand Rapids 2014 Memorial Day weather
    Memorial Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1868 when it was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, when...
  • Robert Black Golf Course-Soggy Cart Path
    Thunderstorm slam is more powerful than grand slams
    At approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, 2014, thunderstorms again slammed into Chicago-land. (Chicago-land includes all of Cook County.) This thunderstorm was more powerful than grand slams.A grand slam is where a baseball hitter hits a home...
  • Almanac
    The hard-luck boat, snow, record heat and a flipped airplane
    The hard-luck boat, snow, record heat and a flipped airplane top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the weather events that happened on May 3.1905 - The wood, bulk...
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