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:
The damage from the Moore, Okla., tornado of May 20, 2013, is incredible. These radar loops show the immensity of the tragic storm.
When I saw that Google had created a 30-year satellite time-lapse of Earth, I knew where the most impressive weather-related animations would be.
Whatever you call them -- "Ice Needling," "Ice Surges," or "Ice Shoves," or "Ice Heaves" -- a phenomenon that I first blogged about in 2009 is back -- with a vengeance!
17 years ago on this date, while I was taking my freshman exams at UNCA, a "cut-off" low was rumored to dump 57" of snow at nearby Mount Pisgah... but is that reading reliable?
Tornado reports and warnings are down for 2013 so far, and the last 12 months, but what about severe-thunderstorm-warned areas and lightning strikes?
The last two weeks have featured no less than four storm days, one with four storms, here in Central Pennsylvania and I've taken some neat pictures.