As an update to the flooding article I posted Tuesday, severe weather continues in Hawaii. Supercellular thunderstorms with rotation and large hail are currently moving through the island chain, per the radar I captured below at noon ET (see also this one from earlier):
We have a story with more information on the severe weather setup and flooding forecast. Hail to 3 inches in diameter was sighted near Honolulu:
The Waikane Stream rose from 2 to 8 feet in a matter of minutes and Waiahole Stream doubled in height from 7 to 14 feet in little time -- more than it did earlier this week with the flooding!
@EverythingWX writes: "The HFO WFO has issued 7 severe thunderstorm warnings this month...the same amounts as the last 2 years combined!" The rain gauge at Hanalei is now at 45.95 inches of rain this month (59.99" for 2012)!
Here are some photos of the hail and a note that it could be a state record:
Two days of rare September severe thunderstorms in Pennsylvania have dropped tornadoes and funnel clouds, and I was able to chase some of them.
There are quite a few notable low pressure systems or "cyclones" worldwide today. One of them, Typhoon Meranti, is the biggest in a while.
On the evening of September 5, 1996, as Hurricane Fran approached the North Carolina coast, I embarked on my first-ever hurricane storm chase trip.
Twenty years ago, Hurricane Fran roared into eastern North Carolina, and I was there -- and I've got the VHS tapes to prove it.
Until yesterday, Hurricane Wilma was the last Hurricane to strike the state of Florida, 11 years ago.
Hurricane Irene caused over $16 billion in damage in 2011. A the 5-year anniversary, I look back on my experiences with the storm.