Monday, February 6, 2012
Please look at the radar archive link I posted below. It was a stormy day with moderate storms in the tri-state area. Everything seemed to have moved out but around midnight transitioning from May 14th to May 15th... a supercell exploded out of nowhere. Lightning kept the sky constantly lit. What amazed me was there were no warnings or NWS statements! I had 4 trees measuring 75-100 feet fall in my yard that fell. You can actually draw a straight line on an aerial view map for about a half mile of downed trees. Without a doubt we have had a microburst. I recorded a wind-gust of 88 mph on my weather station. We had golfball size hail and a few closer to baseball size. Some car windshields were cracked. Thunder shook the house and vibrated everything. This was by far the worst storm I have ever seen. Never one word from the NWS. The next morning on the local news there was NOTHING at all about it. You search on the internet, you will find NOTHING.... Me and my friend did a little exploration the next morning and counted 19 downed trees of what we could see all within a 2 mile area.What amazes me the most is that it got no attention by the NWS or reports to the news. Maybe there was only a microburst in my neighborhood and it wasn't reporting criteria a short distance away. But we are talking about a wind gust just shy of 90mph!!! If I can find the pics of the trees I will post them..At least I had plenty of firewood for the winter haha...Look at the radar and watch the final frames (11PM-1AM EDT...Southern CT). Tell me what you think guys...
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Wednesday is looking very mild, but it is all about cloud cover. Some people say more sun will come through then the others. If it stays mostly cloudy, temps will be in the 48-55 range... if the sun comes thru, which I am expecting it too, temps will be in between 55 and 65 degrees. Most of South-Western CT will see low 60's anyways. Remember in these unusual warm days, the ocean will keep the immediate shore much cooler. If you are a mile inland or more, you are considered inland in this case. Here is a map of what I expect to be the scenario.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Keeping eyes on Thursday Night and Sunday. Both look interesting but models keep bouncing back and forth. Sunday is looking a little more promising at this time, but it changes constantly. Everyone keep your eyes open and for updates you can follow some of the guys I have listed to the right!
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Nothing to interesting seems to be within the short term forecast. Another mild wave of air will come through on Tuesday with highs just below 50. Wednesday will have highs in the mid to upper 50's and upper 40's on Thursday. We are watching a coastal storm that my impact us between Thursday Night and Saturday. Models show good agreement at times, but they are changing a lot so it is impossible to make a prediction. There are indices of it being a good Winter Storm. But lets not get to hyped up about it. I would recommend following my buddies @Ants_SNEweather and @weatherwiz on Twitter for updates on model trends, etc. Remember we are only about half way through winter, with one of the most outputting months in history yet to come- February.