Thunderstorms – Gosic http://gosic.org/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 05:57:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gosic.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Thunderstorms – Gosic http://gosic.org/ 32 32 Thunderstorms, increased fire risk in LA County forecast – NBC Los Angeles https://gosic.org/thunderstorms-increased-fire-risk-in-la-county-forecast-nbc-los-angeles/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 05:57:30 +0000 https://gosic.org/thunderstorms-increased-fire-risk-in-la-county-forecast-nbc-los-angeles/

The National Weather Service warned Tuesday of possible thunderstorms and gusty winds in parts of Los Angeles County beginning after midnight Tuesday through Wednesday evening.

On its Twitter page, the Weather Service warned of an increased risk of fire “through the coming week due to hot, low-humidity conditions.”

Noting “the risk of dry flashes,” the agency warned that “any new fire will grow rapidly!”

The forecast called for clear skies through Tuesday evening, followed by partly cloudy conditions and a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Temperatures will range overnight in the high 50s to mid 60s, with winds reaching around 35 miles per hour in some areas.

As monsoon moisture flows into Southern California from Santa Barbara County, the storms will be most prevalent over the mountains and deserts Wednesday, according to the NWS.

The thunderstorms could produce strong gusty winds and brief heavy downpours.

Meanwhile, a drier southwesterly current will develop on Thursday, with a slight chance of more thunderstorms in the afternoon, mainly over the mountains, followed by drier and warmer conditions on Friday and Saturday.

The Weather Service advised people to take precautions during thunderstorm activity – saying: “When the thunder is raging, get indoors!”

The agency also advised hikers to get below tree lines during lightning activity.

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Thunderstorms leave thousands without power | news https://gosic.org/thunderstorms-leave-thousands-without-power-news/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:45:00 +0000 https://gosic.org/thunderstorms-leave-thousands-without-power-news/

Thunderstorms, high winds, brisk lightning and torrential rain raged across Milledgeville and Baldwin County Friday night.

However, there were no reports of injuries.

The powerful storms left trees in the courtyards of apartment buildings and elsewhere, and left thousands of residents and businesses without power.

Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency director Wayne Johnson said at least 4,000 homes and businesses were without power for extended periods due to downed power lines.

Some of the fallen power lines actually caught fire, resulting in firefighters from Milledgeville Fire Rescue Services and Baldwin County Fire Rescue being called to dozens of locations.

Linemen from Georgia Power Company, Washington EMC and Tri-County EMC were also busy Friday night and restored power to those affected all day Saturday.

Many trees were unable to cope with the strong, gusty winds – some of which were estimated at up to 70 miles per hour in areas in Peachtree City, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service.

Radar data between 7:50 p.m. and 8 p.m. showed wind speeds ranging from 60 to 65 mph and up to 70 mph hitting the surface, Johnson said.

Several trees fell on city and county roads, Johnson said.

Fallen trees within the city limits were in the areas of 1000 block of Tanglewood Road, 1000 block of North Jefferson Street, 200 block of Lakeside Drive, 100 block of PA Johns Road, and 100 block of the Roberts Drive.

Trees were also blown down along Pritchard/Orchard Hill Street and Wilkinson/Franklin Street.

Several vehicles, meanwhile, were damaged by fallen trees at 820 N. Wayne St.

There have been reports of trees on fire in the 100 block of Lee Street SE and some trees on fire in the 100 block of Colony Farm Road SW in the county.

According to Baldwin County 911 CAD calls, downed trees have also been reported at:

Log Cabin Road NE and Greystone Drive

Sugarberry Drive SE

West Mitchell Street

West Lakeview Drive NE, Deepstep Road NE

Prosser Street NE

Sparta Highway NE

Carr’s Station Road

Helen Circle SW

Wright drive

Little Street NE

Dorfweg NW

Pritchard Lane

Orchard Hill Road

pound drive SW

E. Montego court NW

East Montego Court NW

Partridge Road NE

Florence Road NE,

Meier Kreis SE

Sparta highway

Hub Dent Road NE

Snyder Road NE

At least three grass fires have been reported in the county, caused by downed power lines on Sparta Highway and Brookins CIrcle NE, the 500 block of Harmony Church Road NE, and the 600 block of Georgia Highway 49 West.

On Monday, clean-up work after the storm was still underway in several parts of the city.

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A few thunderstorms in the afternoon https://gosic.org/a-few-thunderstorms-in-the-afternoon/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 22:09:05 +0000 https://gosic.org/a-few-thunderstorms-in-the-afternoon/

An easterly wave moves from the Gulf of Mexico into north Texas over the weekend. It has led to scattered showers and thunderstorms across North Texas.

However, the emphasis is on “isolated”. No more than 20% of North Texas will see any rain at all. Count yourself lucky if it rains.

Sunday looks partly cloudy and hotter for Father’s Day, again with a low chance of isolated thunderstorms. And next week looks to be even hotter, with triple digit highs expected on Monday for the June 16th bank holiday and every day thereafter next week.

By the way, the summer solstice occurs on Tuesday at 4:14 am. But it already feels like summer.

Latest forecast

  • THIS EVENING: 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms by sunset. Then partly cloudy and warm overnight. Low: 78. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.
  • SUNDAY (FATHER’S DAY): Partly cloudy and hot, with a 20% chance of scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Altitude: 99. Wind: SE 5-15 mph.
  • MONDAY (JUNETEENTH FEDERAL HOLIDAY): Mostly sunny and hot. Low: 78. High: 100. Wind: S 5-15 mph.
  • TUESDAY: Sunny and hot. Low: 80. High: 100. Wind: S 5-15 mph.
  • WEDNESDAY: Sunny and hot. Low: 80. High: 101. Wind: S 5-15 mph.
  • THURSDAY: Sunny and hot. Low: 80. High: 102. Wind: S 5-15 mph.
  • FRIDAY: Sunny and hot. Low: 81. High: 103. Wind: S 5-15 mph.
  • SATURDAY: Sunny and hot. Low: 81. High: 104. Wind: S 5-15 mph.
  • SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and hot. Low: 81. High: 103. Wind: S 5-15 mph.
  • MONDAY: Mostly sunny and hot. Low: 81. High: 102. Wind: S 5-15 mph.
  • TUESDAY: Partly cloudy and hot with a 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low: 80. High: 100. Wind: SE 10-15 mph.
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Record heat with thunderstorm https://gosic.org/record-heat-with-thunderstorm/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 03:54:52 +0000 https://gosic.org/record-heat-with-thunderstorm/

CHEYENNE, Wyo (Wyoming News Now) — Weather conditions across the state have calmed down enough that we saw almost no gusts of wind, no cloud cover, and no chance of precipitation. They allowed temperatures to warm into the 80s and 90s across the state, which is certainly warm for this time of year. But with this warmer weather forecast, it looks like some of those summer thunderstorms are on the way, too. Expect an increase in humidity in the state over the next few days, leading to some thunderstorms in the afternoon hours. Severe storm chances remain mostly on the north side of the state, but we’ll keep you posted should anything change.

The summer heat comes along with the afternoon summer thunderstorms. The serious chance is slim, but expect a little hail with them.(Jordan Frazier)

In addition, gusts of wind will also increase in connection with these storms. Gusts can reach in excess of 40mph, with even stronger localized ones within storm systems. The biggest threat right now is likely to be some hail and some strong winds. This may be enough to cause some local travel-related delays, but no more than that. Expect the next few days to be on the warmer end of the spectrum, with even nighttime hours heading into the 50s across the state.

Wind gusts will increase from the south tomorrow afternoon as the...
Wind gusts will pick up from the south tomorrow afternoon, although thunderstorms are also expected.(Jordan Frazier)

Afternoon high temperatures will reach near-record levels with many in the 90s and even triple digits across the state, even extending into the Nebraska Panhandle. Much more thunderstorm activity is expected on Sunday and Monday in connection with a weak cold front. This may drop temperatures by around 10 to 15 degrees from what we can expect tomorrow, but nothing more than that considering this funnel system will bring more rain than anything else.

High temperatures are expected to approach, if not hit, record heat tomorrow.
High temperatures are expected to approach, if not hit, record heat tomorrow. Even so, it will be hot all day until the rains start to fall.(Jordan Frazier)

Copyright 2022 Wyoming News Now. All rights reserved.

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Strong to severe thunderstorms possible in western Wisconsin on Wednesday https://gosic.org/strong-to-severe-thunderstorms-possible-in-western-wisconsin-on-wednesday/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 04:11:00 +0000 https://gosic.org/strong-to-severe-thunderstorms-possible-in-western-wisconsin-on-wednesday/

EAU CLAIRE, Wisconsin (WEAU) — The Chippewa Valley will be threatened by strong to severe thunderstorms Wednesday as a low-pressure system crosses the upper Midwest. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined much of the area at a Level 3 risk for severe weather. Locations within this risk have the highest likelihood of seeing severe weather, although areas to the north and west could still see an isolated strong to severe storm.

Severe weather risk Wednesday (15.06.)(WEAU)

A cold front associated with our weather system will slide east overnight, creating the possibility for a first round of scattered showers and storms. These are expected to arrive at our edge of the forest around midnight or later and last until early Wednesday morning. Some storms could become strong to potentially violent, with the main threats being damaging winds and large hail. A single tornado cannot be ruled out either. There is a possibility of persistent showers and storms during the morning hours on Wednesday, but whether this will happen and how long it will last remains a question.

Severe thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday afternoon
Severe thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday afternoon(WEAU)

There could be a re-development of thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening as our cold front advances across the Badger State. Storm formation will depend largely on morning convection as the atmosphere takes time to destabilize again. The cold front will also play a key factor as its placement in the afternoon will determine where certain storms will form. Areas along and east of the front have the best chances of severe weather as the environment will contain favorable instability, moisture and wind shear. Damaging winds, large hail and some tornadoes are possible Wednesday afternoon. When storms can supercell, there’s an increased threat of a few stronger tornadoes and significant hail. In addition, these thunderstorms will carry a lot of moisture, which will result in intermittent heavy rains with the possibility of flash flooding in places with sustained rainfall.

Severe Threats Wednesday (06/15)
Severe Threats Wednesday (06/15)(WEAU)

Stay weather aware on Wednesday and have several ways to receive weather alerts. As always, the Skywarn 13 weather team will keep you updated. In the meantime, visit weau.com/weather for a full look at your forecast!

Copyright 2022 WEAU. All rights reserved.

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Calm weather in Upstate NY is shattered by intense heat and thunderstorms https://gosic.org/calm-weather-in-upstate-ny-is-shattered-by-intense-heat-and-thunderstorms/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 12:51:00 +0000 https://gosic.org/calm-weather-in-upstate-ny-is-shattered-by-intense-heat-and-thunderstorms/

SYRACUSE, NY – After a period of calm weather, upstate New York is hit with a brief but intense bout of summer this week.

June has been about 10 degrees cooler than last year so far, with the temperature reaching 80 degrees only once this month in Syracuse.

That changes on Wednesday and Thursday, when temperatures soar near or above 90 degrees. High humidity is also returning, setting the stage for the severe thunderstorms expected Wednesday night and through Thursday.

Those storms could bring heavy rain, the National Weather Service said. The Weather Service has issued a dangerous weather forecast, an early warning that severe weather is likely in the coming days.

“Some severe thunderstorms are possible in the area on Wednesday afternoon and evening, with scattered damaging squalls and possible hail,” the forecast said. “A more organized severe weather threat is possible on Thursday when a front enters the region with very warm, humid and unstable conditions.”

The warm up starts on Tuesday, when temperatures soar to around 80 degrees under sunny skies, and really ramps up on Wednesday when a warm front pushes temperatures to around 90 degrees.

The record for June 16 in Syracuse is 93 degrees, set in 1994.

Due to the high humidity, it will be significantly hotter – the heat index for Thursday should be 95 degrees, according to the weather service.

The heat at night could also set records. The hottest overnight temperature for June 16 – Thursday – is 70 degrees, just like the forecast. Heat at night is a health risk for people who don’t have access to air conditioning.

Thunderstorms could start firing Wednesday night when a cold front stationed over eastern Manitoba surges through the Great Lakes region. The likelihood and strength of storms increases on Thursday as humidity levels continue to rise.

The dew point – a meteorological standard measure of humidity – could reach 72 degrees on Thursday. Anything over 65 degrees is considered “suffocating”.

With so much water in the atmosphere, strong thunderstorms could wring out torrential rain.

The heat breaks Friday as the cold front pulls through. Friday’s high is around 80 and Saturday and Sunday return to early June with highs in the low 70’s.

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Weather: More than 18,000 lightning strikes in 12 hours as thunderstorms and winds batter western areas https://gosic.org/weather-more-than-18000-lightning-strikes-in-12-hours-as-thunderstorms-and-winds-batter-western-areas/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 22:15:00 +0000 https://gosic.org/weather-more-than-18000-lightning-strikes-in-12-hours-as-thunderstorms-and-winds-batter-western-areas/
  • A slow moving winter storm is creeping over New Zealand bringing warnings of heavy rain, large hail and winds of up to 130 km/h for the next few days.
  • More than 18,000 lightning strikes were recorded by MetService in the 12 hours to 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
  • Almost all western and northern areas of the country are threatened by damaging thunderstorms on Sunday.
  • Small tornadoes are possible in coastal areas.
  • Snow continues to fall in the south up to 600 m.

More than 18,000 lightning strikes have been recorded on land and water around Aotearoa in 12 hours as a ferocious winter storm gathers.

The bad weather will continue for a few more days while a powerful trough slowly moves across the motu.

Weather warnings and surveillance are in place for much of the country on Sunday morning, with frequent thunderstorms expected across western and northern New Zealand until 9pm.

MetService warns of heavier rain, potentially large hail and strong gusty winds that could reach 130 km/h. Small tornadoes are also possible near the coast.

CONTINUE READING:
* Weather: Strong winds, thunderstorms and snow as cold front hits New Zealand
* Snowy hail falls as thunderstorms pass across Auckland and Northland
* Stormy Wednesday followed by cold, unsettled weather

More than 18,000 lightning strikes were registered in the 12 hours to 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

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More than 18,000 lightning strikes were registered in the 12 hours to 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Meteorologist Stephen Glassey said the worst weather up to 9.30am Sunday morning was concentrated in Queenstown with a downpour of 30mm and the west coast of the South Island.

“We’ve had some very decent thunderstorms in Westland and Eastern Bay of Plenty, they’ve had quite a few lightning strikes this morning.

“And there was a series of thunderstorms west of Auckland, but they weakened as they moved over land, so Auckland was spared a thunderstorm.

“However, I see more moving to Northland in the coming hours.”

Glassey said the unstable nature of the storm could be summed up by the fact that MetService recorded 18,039 lightning strikes in the 12 hours to 9:30 a.m.

Most of these were over water, with 1,119 striking over land in the North Island and 256 over land in the South Island.

In the south, snow fell over 600m and 400m in some remote valleys Sunday morning, Glassey said.

The snow in the south on Saturday.  It will drop above 600m again in southern areas on Sunday morning, according to MetService.

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The snow in the south on Saturday. It will drop above 600m again in southern areas on Sunday morning, according to MetService.

On Sunday morning, MetService added an orange heavy rain warning for Kapiti-Horowhenua, Tararua, Wairarapa and Wellington.

An orange heavy rain warning was already in effect for Westland south of Otira on Sunday morning, with 150 to 200mm of rain expected. This rain meant the danger of rising water in rivers and streams, surface flooding and landslides.

An orange high wind warning was also added for Buller, Canterbury High Country, Marlborough, Wairarapa, Wellington and Westland on Sunday morning. Gales could reach 130 km/h.

MetService forecaster Gerard Bellam said there was more to come early next week.

“We have a hodgepodge of everything. You have your heavy rain, heavy storms, snow, thunderstorms, hail, big waves – certainly a memorable storm for early winter.

“We have a deep low-pressure system that is crossing the country at the same time [Sunday] and Monday, and the center is over the south of the South Island.”

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MetService severe weather warnings covered much of New Zealand from Saturday to Sunday.

Luckily Sunday will mostly stay relatively warm everywhere else.

“It’s not a classic cold snap with southwesterly currents, it’s more of an unstable westerly one at the moment, but it’ll be going more southwesterly as we go into Monday Tuesday.”

Large accumulations of snow had fallen in higher parts of the southern Alps earlier in the week, but most heavy snow warnings were lifted on Saturday night.

Milford Rd was closed until Monday between Park Boundary and Chasm, where road crews expect a meter of snow will fall at the Homer Tunnel.

Winds of up to 130 km/h were forecast in the Marlborough Sounds, Wellington, the Kāpiti Coast and the southern parts of Wairarapa, as well as in Marlborough and the Kaikōura coast on Sunday.

Rain and wind hit the Kapiti coast on Thursday.  There may be more cleanup to do on Sunday as more gale force winds are forecast.

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Rain and wind hit the Kapiti coast on Thursday. There may be more cleanup to do on Sunday as more gale force winds are forecast.

Westland, Buller and the Canterbury Highlands could expect storms from Sunday morning into Monday afternoon.

Bellam said there will be no respite for the western areas from the rolling thunderstorms they have been experiencing over the past few days.

“A large part of the country is unfortunately affected by these thunderstorms.”

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Good morning bloggers,

As I was writing this blog at 1am, a band of showers and thunderstorms was moving in from the northwest. It extended from St. Joseph to a severe thunderstorm in Beatrice, NE. Here’s a look at the radar image:

1 a.m. radar

This is a very different scenario from Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning when thunderstorms suddenly generated four tornadoes (one in Johnson County, KS; one in Jackson County, MO; two in Miami County, KS). That was the night I announced my retirement and then Mother Nature got mad or something. There was no history of tornadoes with these thunderstorms until they got close to KC.

This morning’s thunderstorm band is being closely monitored. So far there has not been a single warning or monitoring. This area will pass over the KC Metro before sunrise.

Rainfall this month (before this band moved in):

June rain gauge

June rain gauge

Rainfall for the year:

rain gauge this year

rain gauge this year

Everything is lush and green. Three inches of rain above the year’s average. It looks like some heat will build up next week with temperatures in the 90s likely for a few days. This year’s LRC will continue to produce cold fronts that will make it down here, so no sustained heat waves are in the forecast. A heat wave is defined as three consecutive days of 95° or more. We won’t see anything like that anytime soon.

The weather this weekend is looking good for the Pride Festival and for the Symphony In The Flint Hills. I’m speaking out there on Saturday at 2pm and 5pm! I look forward to it. The theme is the LRC & Kansas weather.

Next week I’m going to Milwaukee for the American Meteorological Society broadcast conference. The topic there will blow your mind. I’ll show how Super Storm Sandy of 2012 is directly related to the pattern that returned next spring to create the last EF-5 tornado in the United States. The Moore and El Reno tornado setups, OK, are directly related to Super Storm Sandy and the world doesn’t get it. I’m going to show this “order in chaos” that the LRC describes.

Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day sharing this weather experience.

Have a great Friday night in the big city,

gary

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Thunderstorms, flooding, destructive winds in NJ forecast https://gosic.org/thunderstorms-flooding-destructive-winds-in-nj-forecast/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 12:52:56 +0000 https://gosic.org/thunderstorms-flooding-destructive-winds-in-nj-forecast/

NEW JERSEY — A sunny summer Wednesday in New Jersey is expected to turn sour into evening with thunderstorms, heavy rain, high winds and flash flooding.

Wednesday should be mostly dry with highs in the mid-80s, with a few isolated showers possible near the Jersey shore, the National Weather Service said. More menacing weather is ahead of the Garden State, however, with the strongest storm events expected near and south of the I-95 corridor. The heaviest rain will occur between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Thursday, the agency added.

“Total rainfall appears to be generally between 0.75 and 1.5 inches in most areas, but locally amounts could be double that, potentially causing flooding and local flash flooding,” the agency said in a morning forecast discussion .

The storms are expected to continue through Thursday, which could cause flooding and obstructed visibility for morning commuters. The forecast should clear by mid-afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

“Commuters should expect major travel delays in New York City Thursday morning,” AccuWeather said. “There is a possibility that some streets in low-lying urban areas that have poor drainage or take on water during heavy rains could become flooded. However, local flooding is also possible outside of cities, particularly in low-lying and historic flood-prone areas.”

On Friday it is expected to remain clear throughout the day, with showers possible at night. The forecast for the weekend includes “fairly volatile conditions” with widespread daytime showers on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Here is the latest forecast:

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a maximum near 86. West winds around 5 mph.

Wednesday night: Possible showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 67. South wind around 5 mph.

Thursday: Showers and possible thunderstorms before 11 a.m., then showers and thunderstorms between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Some of the thunderstorms may be accompanied by heavy rain. High near 80. Breeze, with a southerly wind of 10 to 20 mph, blowing west in the afternoon.

Thursday night: Mostly clear with a low around 57. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm winds from the west at about 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night: Occasional showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 61.

Saturday: Showers mainly after 8am, high near 73.

Saturday night: Occasional showers before 02:00. Patchy fog before 0100, patchy fog after 0200. Otherwise mostly cloudy, with lows around 58.

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Better than average chances for late Monday thunderstorms – CBS Denver https://gosic.org/better-than-average-chances-for-late-monday-thunderstorms-cbs-denver/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 14:34:00 +0000 https://gosic.org/better-than-average-chances-for-late-monday-thunderstorms-cbs-denver/