It’s been a hot and very humid couple of days. Each day has featured thunderstorms and showers popping up but they have for the most part kept missing us. That’s a far cry from the past couple of years where if storms fired up it was over us or just before moving over us hence the flooding and nearly constant flash flood watches. This year they haven’t lined up with us.
About 2:00 am I woke up to thunder so of course I had to get up and go watch. It looked very promising for a good storm with a constant flashing in the distance with fairly frequent flashes close by. It looked like it had already rained a bit. It was actually nice outside on the porch.. Cool but humid but I’m adjusted to the humidity now. Things calmed down.. with still lots of lightning in the distance.
Well I guess our storm shield has ended. We ended up having a pretty nice storm yesterday. Not severe but had some nice wind and heavy rain of course. The rain was not nearly as heavy as last week though. I only measured a quick .3 inches of rainfall. It did feature lots of cloud to ground lightning. Unfortunately for me most of the lightning was in a direction I couldn’t see from the porch but heard lots of fire calls on the scanner for lightning strikes.
Yesterday was a very humid day and pretty warm too. It featured small thunderstorms popping up all day long but completely missing us. Most of the day they seemed to be focused along the Susquehanna river. They were pretty much stationary but drifting slightly with a south to north component. They almost seemed to be forming along the hills on the river. By suppertime I had written off any rain for us because the last i had looked at the radar they were weakening.
We had near misses yesterday and last night with some awesome thunderstorms. Yesterday afternoon we had one that pretty much formed over the next town east of here. There was lots of lightning a mile or two off to the east and then a heavy shower formed right over us. Then it ended with storms still hanging to our south and west. When I went to bed there were thunderstorms that looked good on radar along the Maryland and Pennsylvania border.
Yesterday was hot and humid. I know I’ve seen many days that were much worse but yesterday seemed pretty rough. I guess I’m just not used to this. When I lived near Philly there were days where it was around 100 and dew point in the 70s or even close to 80. In the afternoon we were missed to the north and to the south by thunderstorms that prompted server thunderstorm warnings.
Yesterday was one of the best storm days we’ve had in a while. It didn’t seem like things would work out for us to have good storms when the first line weakened as it approached. I was pretty disappointed because before I shut down the computer and went outside to watch they looked great. For a minute or two it even seemed like the sky wanted to turn green. They weakened when they hit the river.