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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Canadian Earthquake

Tremors from a 5.0 earthquake in Canada were felt from all the way down here in Western Massachusetts on Wednesday afternoon.

Although Springfield is over 350 miles
from the quake's epicenter outside Ottawa, Canada, the quake caused minor disruptions throughout the Pioneer Valley.
GO TO THIS HYPERLINK FOR THE REST OF THE STORY:http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/06/wednesdays_earthquake_felt_fro.html

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tropical Disturbance in the Caribbean

A storm that has been monitored the past week continues to produce a disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms. The storm is currently moving just south of Puerto Rico and is expected to impact the hard hit earthquake ravaged Haiti. Many residents in Haiti are still homeless from the earthquake back in January. The rain from this disturbance should cause flooding. This flooding could cause a very rough time for the still hundreds if not thousands of people homeless. After the storm impacts Haiti expect it to continue to move east possibly strengthening to a strong tropical storm. After this the disturbance has two different tracks it could take. The storm possibly could move across Cuba which would drastically weaken the storm. The other track would take it between the Yucatan and Cuba. This track would be a worst case scenario as the storm if it stays over open warm waters could turn into a hurricane that would track right through the oil spill. If the storm does this and causes a large surge on the oil ravaged beaches and coastal towns it may cause the clean up to take a decade as they would then have to clean oil out of the land and water supplies.

June 19th Weather History

Weather History1835 - A tornado tore through the center of New Brunswick NJ killing five persons and scattering debris as far as Manhattan Island. The tornado provided the first opportunity for scientists to study firsthand the track of such a storm. (David Ludlum)
1938 - A cloudburst near Custer Creek, MT, (near Miles City) caused a train wreck killing forty-eight persons. An estimated four to seven inches of rain deluged the head of the creek that evening, and water flowing through the creek weakened the bridge. As a result, a locomotive and seven passenger cars plunged into the swollen creek. One car, a tourist sleeper, was completely submerged. (David Ludlum)
1972 - Hurricane Agnes moved onshore near Cape San Blas FL with wind gusts to 80 mph, and exited Maine on the 26th. There were 117 deaths, mainly due to flooding from North Carolina to New York State, and total damage was estimated at more than three billion dollars. Up to 19 inches of rain deluged western Schuylkill County PA. The rains of Hurricane Agnes resulted in one of the greatest natural disasters in U.S. history. Agnes caused more damage than all other tropical cyclones in the previous six years combined (which included Celia and Camille). (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

What killed sperm whale found in Gulf by NOAA ship? - Yahoo! News

What killed sperm whale found in Gulf by NOAA ship? - Yahoo! NewsWASHINGTON — A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship has discovered the first dead sperm whale since the April 22 BP oil blowout, but scientists said the whale was too badly decomposed to be able to determine whether oil was the cause of its death.
The whale's body was found Tuesday 77 miles south of the spill by the ship Pisces, NOAA said in a statement late Wednesday night. Researchers still were trying to determine whether it drifted after death from oil-contaminated waters.

At least 136 dead or missing in China floods - Yahoo! News

At least 136 dead or missing in China floods - Yahoo! News Floods and landslides across southern China have killed at least 88 people and left 48 missing in a week, Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.
Torrential downpours triggered flash floods, inundated crops, disrupted traffic and telecommunications, forcing the evacuation of 757,000 people, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a statement, Xinhua reported.

Very Hot in the South Central U.S.

AccuWeather.com - Weather News | Blazing Heat to Bake the South Through Next Week: "Blazing heat will persist across the South through at least the next week. Many locations will reach or exceed the century mark during this stretch."

Friday, June 18, 2010


Weeks of 6/19-7/4
Saturday: Sunny with a high near 88. Low 70
Sunday: Partly Cloudy with a high near 97. Low 73
Monday: Sunny with a high near 90. Low 71
Tuesday: Sunny with a high near 99. Low 75
Wednesday: Partly Cloudy with a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms. High 87. Low 66
Thursday: Partly Cloudy with a high near 92. Low 69.
Friday: Sunny with a high near 86. Low 66.
Saturday: Sunny with a high near 84. Low 63.
Sunday: Partly Cloudy with a high near 91. Low 70
Monday: Blazing hot with a high near 100. Low 80.
Tuesday: Sunny with a high near 99. Low 71.
Wednesday: Scattered thunderstorms with a high near 90. Low 69.
Thursday: Partly Cloudy with a high near 92. Low 70.
Friday: Sunny with a high near 89. Low 68.
Saturday: Sunny with a high near 91. Low 70.
July 4th: Sunny with a high near 89. Low 67.

Saturday, June 12, 2010



Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Over the next several weeks we will be entering a very wet and stormy pattern. Many storms will be going cross-country affecting areas from California to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Some of these storms will also be very big producing a lot of rain in California and in the Rockies. After the storms move from the West and enter the Plains you can expect many outbreaks of severe weather. These outbreaks will spread to the East Coast and could affect millions of people. There will be some weeks where some places have four to five straight days of some sort of heavy rain. This kind of rain could cause flooding. One possible big outbreak of severe weather will start Friday in the Northern Plains and Mid-West. This storm will continue east through Sunday and continue to produce storms strong enough to produce hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes. Along with the stormy weather there will be very warm conditions moving into the Southwest. The weather could be so warm that places in Texas at the end of this week could reach one hundred and five degrees. Also some of this heat could filter east and bring temperature in the 80s and 90s to areas in the Mid-Atlantic. So stay tuned as the heat and storms continue to affect the U.S. Also come back here tomorrow to see a map of areas I believe have a high chance of tropical storms impacting this year.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Major Severe Weather Outbreak Possible Sunday!!!

Tomorrow I will finally be updating my blog with a post on the potential major severe weather outbreak which could bring tornadoes, hail, and damaging winds to the Delmarva.