NWS in Philadelphia has confirmed 7 tornadoes that came from Ida. It was just a few weeks ago they confirmed ten if I am remembering correctly.
With the remnants of what was Hurricane Ida approaching the and passing the area it brought all sorts of extreme weather for this area and the entire region really. Flooding all over the place and some tornadoes were the main features.
This summer has certainly been the year for storminess back in Bucks County where I grew up. A few weeks ago they had the hundred year flash flooding where there was a lot of damage. Some of the pictures I saw online were of areas familiar to me that I didn’t think that the Poquessing Creek would be able to reach if it flooded. During that flash flooding my mom’s apartment buildings got flooded.
This storm did produce a tornado in York County. When it got here you could definitely see that it was rotating. Well actually it more less just skirted my house but it was cool looking. Here’s what it looked like as it moved away to the north east. It was a really impressive looking storm for around here let alone in winter. Departing thunderstorm showing rotationThis is a photo of a departing thunderstorm showing rotation.
Last week there was a tornado warning in Lancaster county. It turned out that the NWS said it was straight line wind damage but it got me wondering how many tornadoes have been in this area. A few years ago there was the one in Campbelltown. That was an F-2 and destroyed some houses. Molly told she remembered hearing about a small tornado in town.. I did find one on the NWS’s site that could have been the one she was talking about.