I’m hoping for some thundersnow here in Mount Joy. It’s snowing heavily now, with some lightning on the maps west of here.
I’ve always been curies as to why every time it snows people feel the need to go to the store and buy milk and eggs and bread. Why these items and not something that won’t spoil if you were to lose power. The part I always laugh at is even in the worst storms in most of the world things will be back to normal within a day or two. Even if you can’t drive someplace most people could (gasp) walk to get what they may need.
We had the normal snow to ice to changeover again. It’s odd how there appears to be the biggest snow storms around Presidents’ Day.
We were driving home from Lancaster on 283 when we saw a large mushroom cloud looking cumulus cloud. We stopped at a nearby park on the way home with a clear view to the west and watched it wax and wane for a bit.
We had a bigger snow storm on January 23rd. We ended up getting two to three feet of snow.
Another week and more snow for us is in the forecast. The storm should bring our heaviest snow fall of the year so far.
Per the forecast, it looks like a few inches of snow here. To our north, they’ll likely get six or more inches.
It looks like we should be getting a couple of inches of snow here in Lancaster County. The heavier snow should stay to our east.
We didn’t get all that much snow from Sunday’s storm, we did get a lot of wind. It will be the last storm of the year, and it was a windy one.
We had a nice snow storm with snowfall rates of up to two to three inches per hour. Ended up with about twenty inches.
This season so far has been pretty good for snow. Saturday was our third snowfall of the year, and Lancaster set anew record December snowfall at 16 inches. Southern parts of the county received 20 inches or more, and northern parts received as little as 8 inches of snow. Here at home we got about a foot. Rain for Christmas though will probably help melt a lot of the snow away, then early January looks to be warmer.
It’s March first and looks like we might actually get some snow. State college has us under a winter storm warning for five to eight inches of snow here. The problem is we’ll be on the back edge of the precipitation and it’ll have a sharp cutoff. I’ll take the snow though. It’s much better than anything we’ve had so far this winter. Now my at my parents’ house in Bucks county are forecast to get eight to fourteen inches.
Yesterday a strong storm system developed and moved into the great lakes bringing with it a strong cold front. We had highs in the 60s with Sun most of the day and that helped create a really impressive squall line moving east across Pennsylvania. At one point it was moving east at 75 mph but it was just a bit too late for us in northwest Lancaster county. I broke up and we barely got a shower.
We had a NICE MOISTURE rich storm that is causing snow in New England. If only it had been snow here. With my Davis Vantage Pro2 recording just over two inches of snow.
An October coastal storm system is developing off the mid Atlantic coast. It started yesterday with an area of rain developing and persisting through the night here in central Pa. This would have been a nice situation for a little snow here in January. Right now and yesterday during the afternoon the temperature held in the low 40’s Now in the Poconos and higher elevations of northern Pa. I wish I still had my place up near Hazleton and would be going up there.
An October coastal storm system is developing off the mid Atlantic coast. It started yesterday with an area of rain developing and persisting through the night here in central Pa. This would have been a nice situation for a little snow here in January. Right now and yesterday during the afternoon the temperature held in the low 40s Now in the Poconos and higher elevations of northern Pa. I wish I still had my place up near Hazleton and would be going up there.
After the tropics got fairly quiet now Tropical Storm Marco has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.
Hurricane Ike has maximum sustained winds near 100 miles per hour right now but the real story is it’s size. It’s a big storm with hurricane force winds extending up to 115 miles from the center. Tropical storm force winds extend up to 255 miles from the center. The minimum pressure (945 millibars) is borderline low enough to support a category 4 storm but I imagine the size of the whole storm is keeping the gradient from being tight enough to cause the winds.
Tropical storm Hanna moved into the Carolinas last night and north, then northeast through Virginia and is now off the coast. It dumped heavy rains in some areas and in my back yard we received heavier rainfall than I had expected. I figure that was going to happen when I saw the radar this morning and felt the humidity. Dew point of 72 or 73 today made it feel like summer and not September.
Tropical storm is approaching the Carolina coast. It’s not that strong of a storm, as it’s not even at hurricane strength.
Hurricane Gustav has rapidly strengthened overnight and is now almost a major hurricane.
Tropical storm Fay was pretty interesting to watch. It never got strong, but it brought heavy rains to the southeast.
May 12 and two nice nor’easter in the past week. This has been an cool weather week for sure. They produced tornadoes in the Midwest and in the south and heavy rain in the mid Atlantic. They even had some snow today in the laurel highlands of Pennsylvania today. This most recent storm would have made an awesome winter storm. I think it would have been a great snow maker. It’s not too fast moving and keeping temps in the 40’s in May here would lead me to believe there would have been enough cold air for snow in the winter.
We’re in for a milder storm with plenty of moister available. A flood watch will be active.
It’s another day and another storm off to our west. That’s been the pattern this winter.
We had a great time attending the GOTCHA event today. There were tons of prizes, including a very special Team Alamo coin. I’m very disappointed to not win that. It was hot and humid today.. It’s never a good thing when you wake up to thick fog and temperatures in the 70’s in summer. Topped out with highs in the low to mid 90s with dew points near 80. Not fun.
I am remembering the second major snowstorm on Presidents’ Day, at least while I was alive. It was my first big snowstorm here in Mount Joy, PA.