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Feels like January out there. Snow showers yesterday with winds gusting between 30-40mph. Like a typical January NW flow day with April sun angles. Lol.

This morning, wind chills dipped into the upper teens. Barely hit 40°F by noontime despite full sunshine. Afternoon high was 45°F.

Could drop into the middle 20s tonight.

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Nice rainband moving through tonight. Hoping for at least a quarter inch before it wraps up. Currently 52/50.

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Had our first two thunderstorm days early in the week. Nothing even remotely severe but it was nice to hear thunder again.

Now we have a dynamic pattern coming up over the next 10 days. Multiple opportunities for sharp cool fronts, forced squalls, and comfortable temperatures.

Currently 57 degrees with fair weather cumulus and NW winds 25-35mph. Beautiful.

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Interesting week of weather. Rough winds last Wednesday afternoon, much stronger than projected and stronger than anything we saw over the winter. Followed by two consecutive subfreezing nights.

Then a much needed 0.7” of rainfall last night. Trees looking happier again, after the young foliage got battered last week. Now partly to mostly sunny and in the mid-60s with a fresh NW breeze.

Tomorrow looks like a sunnier version of today. Then Tuesday - Thursday look much warmer with highs in the mid-80s, and lows in the upper 50s to middle 60s. Followed by another spring cold front.

Love this time of year.

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High Wind Watch from 11AM Friday to 5AM Saturday. This one looks legit..strong cold/dry advection under a tropopause fold plus a downsloping component.

Given duration + leaves on trees, I think it’d be prudent to go with a high wind warning N/W of the fall line, assuming guidance holds.

If it were February or March, maybe I’d play it safe w/ a wind advisory for 55+mph, but it’ll probably be close either way.

Currently 81 degrees and a bit humid with mostly cloudy skies.

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Already roaring out there this AM. Have had several gusts near/over 45mph already. I think this evening is gonna be rough with that vortmax/tropopause fold slicing through the region.

Latest in the season I can recall being under a high wind warning. At the moment it runs from 12 noon to 2AM. Strongest winds likely in the 5pm-midnight window, in my opinion.

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Big time winds with that rain shower. Shook the house, our ears popped. Mixed down pretty much all of the available wind aloft thanks to evaporative cooling.

At least 60mph, possibly stronger.

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Cicadas very loud again this AM. One heck of a showing from brood-x so far.

06z ECMWF maxes out the flash rate color bar this afternoon. Let’s see if it verifies.

 

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On 5/26/2021 at 9:42 PM, weatherfan2012 said:

Great thunderstorm day today best Event in quite sometime with the back to back lines.

It was a legit day. First line gapped us but the second one was a beast. Pulsing gusts at/above 60+mph and a torrent of rain and lightning. Some of the heaviest rain I’ve ever seen, in fact. Overwhelmed the gutters and cascaded off the roof like a waterfall.

Wind core passed directly overhead.

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After a couple days off due to rain, the cicada party started again just after sunrise today w/ temps in the 40s. Did not expect that at all. Guess they were getting antsy.

Should be loud this week with overnight lows warming from upper 40s/low 50s into the mid/upper 60s.

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2 hours ago, weatherfan2012 said:

Good storm just went by here heavey rains and some close lighting loud thunder.

I’m jealous. Nothing but sunshine and humidity here. Afternoon temp 91/77, for a heat index of 105.

How the heck is it only June 8th? I’m already drained.

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Storm blew up overhead around 9PM. Was a gully washer, dumped roughly 1.5” of rain along with frequent/close lightning and winds around 30-35mph.

Now it’s just warm, muggy, and foggy with the sound of water dripping from the trees permeating the night air.

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Decent storm last night. Not severe, but lots of lightning and torrential rainfall. Drought concerns alleviated for now.

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Fantastic weather for the next couple days. Highs around 80, lows in the low 50s with low dewpoints. And the next 2 weeks don’t look to have any extended periods of heat.

But I fear what’s brewing in July. E-Hem MJO could be a furnace esp if it’s slow to propagate out of the Indo-Pacific. We’ll see.

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17 hours ago, weatherfan2012 said:

Holy crap tornado was confirmed in Dc Thursday ef0 but still mother nature must be pissed at Dc for sending a tornado :lol:

2 tornadoes. EF0 and EF1. We had a blast of straight line wind that tore through the treetops but that’s about it.

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Back to back days with perfectly placed downpours in a sea of dry. Picked up some much needed rainfall and cooled us off a bit.

Low 80s w/ mid 70s dews as the sun sets behind a curtain of haze this evening.

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Major storm thru DC today. Gusts measured near 70mph, lots of power lines down in the Silver Spring/Tacoma Park area.

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Thunderstorms are amazing to watch howard and Baltimore country got hammard but when it went into Anne Arundel it really fell apart just some left over rain thunder and lighting no wind but it was power pack in howard.pa had a big tornado there today as did New Jersey.So the event did varfie just depended where you were which is typical of convective systems. What was not typical was the April may type of setup severe weather event in late July.

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Some of the most amazing early August weather in memory since last weekend. Highs in the low 80s, dewpoints in the low 60s, and plenty of clouds. That’s as good as it gets at this time of year.

Should last until Thursday, I think. Then the swamp makes its inevitable return.

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Crazy lightning storm this afternoon. Rapid fire CGs all around, following a 45+mph outflow surge. Got some much needed rain as well.

Could see more tomorrow.

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This heat is getting nasty. Heat advisory tomorrow for heat indices at/above 105°F.

Gets uglier Thursday, with excessive heat watch issued for heat indices at/above 110°F. Probably similar weather Friday.

Praying for convection to save us.

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Torrential rain. Roughly 2.25” in 1hr at DCA. Some reports in excess of 3” already popping up.

Decent lightning as well, been strobing for almost 3hrs now. A couple of close strikes mixed in.

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Torrential rain again last night and this AM. Over 2” in the gauge as of 12 noon.

Many roads closed due to flooding, thanks to the already-saturated ground from tropical storm Fred.

73/71 currently. Coolest it’s been in awhile but the humidity ain’t going anywhere.

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Had a major storm yesterday. Most prolific lightning of the summer thus far, also some microburst winds of 40-50mph.

Today looks as if it could be similar, if not more impressive than yesterday. Decent shortwave crossing to the lee of the ridges during peak heating, in the middle of a heatwave/high CAPE environment, with antecedent moist BL conditions following recent convective rains. As ripe a setup as we’ll see at this time of year, minus a tropical system.

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Speaking of the heat, it’s been nasty of late.

Today will be the 43rd day at/above 90° @ DCA. Very humid this AM following yesterday’s rains, currently 85/78 as of 1145AM. Heading into the low/mid 90s this afternoon once again.

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3 hours ago, weatherfan2012 said:

Keep an eye on those storms to the southwest Phil just in case anything pops up Tornado watch in effect for our viewing locations.not a good set up to have in the over night when most are a sleep.Ceternly not our  typical case.

That supercell was crazy here. A constant barrage of lightning for over an hour, and 2.4” of rain in only 20 minutes. The fact it hit struck at 3AM made it even crazier.

This afternoon looks quite dynamic as well. Suspect there will be some serious rainfall along that frontogenic zone and severe supercells/multicell clusters in the warm sector, followed by a push of solid CAA starting just after sundown.

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