Wonder why people flock to the Plains to watch thunderstorms even if finding a tornado is pretty difficult? Check out some awesome specimens of the supercell thunderstorm!
A several hour loop of Hurricane Irene spinning from North Carolina to off the Virginia coast heading into sunset on August 27, 2011.
Featured speakers (in order of appearance) included Bill Read, the director of the National Hurricane Center; Brian LaSorsa of NWS Baltimore/Washington; Brad Panovich of WCNC-TV; Mike Smith of WeatherData; and a conference regular, winter weather expert Paul Kocin.
The 80-degree low is not very common at all, unless you’ve been around D.C. lately at least. While it may still be a bit of an anomaly, it’s becoming less so year by year it seems.
Ok, I am being unbalanced with D.C. climo of late. It’s a mindless task when bored, and I recently finished a compilation. Here’s a graph (to scale, if not clearly marked as such) of high and low temperatures by year in Washington, D.C. The change in highs has been quite minor though the range is [...]
While the Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, Md. area averages about one 100-degree day each year, they are not super common and stretches of years without them are (or, someday, where?) to be expected.
A breakdown of thunderstorm days at Washington, D.C. during the current climate normal period of 1981-2010.
A visible satellite loop covering the time period from storm initiation through dusk.
A satellite loop of the deadly Joplin, MO tornadic supercell as it traveled from southeast Kansas into Missouri on May 22.
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