Friday, July 23, 2010

NEQ Friday Review, V.12

Severe storms fired up in the northeast U.S. this week, and the furnace kicks back on this weekend!

A string of severe weather wreaked havoc on the northeast United States this week. From isolated to scattered heavy rain and wind, and from hail to even tornadoes and microbursts, this week's NEQ Friday Review looks back at
a somewhat unusual stormy week throughout the northeast.

Isolated storms targeting the region nearly each day this week peaked on Monday and Wednesday as severe thunderstorm watch boxes popped up from Washington, DC to northern Maine. Storms developing within the area prompted severe weather warnings for damaging thunderstorms, some containing tornadoes. By weeks end over 200 reports of severe weather were noted, including unconfirmed tornadoes in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine.

Stormy weather exited the northeast by Thursday morning as the low pressure affecting the region moved offshore. However, isolated storms are possible again today, and in their wake a BIG warm up this weekend so get ready for it! The heat index on Saturday could reach 115 in some mid-Atlantic and northeast cities!

Enjoy your weekend, and stay cool!

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