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As storm exits, a new pattern emerges

04/27/10  7:07 AM

The upper low responsible for the bouts of heavy rain and overcast conditions the past two days is finally exiting into the Atlantic.  Note the strong disturbance on the water vapor over the Mississippi Valley.  That disturbance is called a “kicker” in the meteorology world because that Read More→

Another wet night on tap

04/26/10  3:37 PM

The rain is almost near an end, but another round will have to move through before much more pleasant conditions return to the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas.

The upper low that has been sitting over the Ohio Valley is finally moving east towards the Mid Atlantic Read More→

Raw and wet conditions continue, but major warm up on the way

04/26/10  7:27 AM

An area of low pressure over Ohio will slowly move to the east today with another round of moderate to heavy rainfall later this morning through early this evening.  The rain will be heavy at times with another half inch to an inch of rain possible by Read More→

Wet and raw conditions expected through Tuesday

04/25/10  9:53 AM

Steady, moderate to heavy rain has moved through the New York City and Philadelphia metropolitan areas this morning as an 850 MB warm front drives north towards New England.  The problem is that the surface warm front didn’t follow.

With the surface warm front located over the Read More→

Dry conditions today, but rain is on the way

04/24/10  9:00 AM

High pressure will provide another excellent weather conditions through this evening with highs in the 60’s and 70’s with only a few increasing clouds in the afternoon.  Otherwise, today is clearly the day to get out and do outdoor activities.

A warm front currently approaching the Tennessee Read More→

High pressure in control, but not for long

04/23/10  3:58 PM

The visible satellite picture this afternoon certainly provides an excellent illustration of the main weather players for the next several days!

High pressure, as we can see to the left, has produced clear skies and temperatures in the lower to mid 60’s throughout the Philadelphia and New Read More→

Clear and dry mark the end of the week

04/23/10  6:55 AM

No rain today!  I can promise that has high pressure will basically sit right over the northern Mid Atlantic today.

The water vapor satellite picture shows plenty of sinking air over the northern Mid Atlantic, which is shown via the blacks and reds.  The sinking air will Read More→

Pesky disturbance keeps rain in the forecast

04/22/10  4:00 PM

Yet another pesky disturbance is keeping the threat of showers in the forecast this evening.

A weak upper level disturbance associated with an upper low from the Polar jet stream is diving southeast towards the Mid Atlantic coast this afternoon with widely scattered showers.  The majority of Read More→

Great start to the weekend expected, but rain on the way

04/22/10  6:56 AM

An area of low pressure that produced showers and a few isolated thunderstorms last evening, is slowly departing into the Atlantic this morning.  Low clouds, fog, and isolated showers still linger over the northern Mid Atlantic, however conditions will rapidly improve over the next several hours as Read More→

Showers and thunderstorms this evening, more on Sunday

04/21/10  4:50 PM

An upper level disturbance moving through southern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and the DELMARVA Peninsula this afternoon.  The upper disturbance has destabilized the atmosphere leading to showers and strong thunderstorms to develop over much of central and eastern New Jersey.  Through this evening, the showers and thunderstorms Read More→