UPDATE 6/17/2010: A new photo of cloud tendrils has shown up on the Gallery from Oklahoma.
He also took this timelapse video:
Of course, Ron asked what this was exactly but I'm not sure I can answer. The best description I can come up with is "cloud tendrils." It doesn't look like the normal torn, choppy dark scud clouds that you might see rising into a thunderstorm gust front. It is reminiscent of the photos of ocean-effect snow caught in the act from North Carolina last November, but Ron didn't have the kind of temperature contrast that Buz did then. What Ron did have was unusually high dew points for southwest PA - something that, when combined with a gust front, has caused interesting effects before, such as his famous "rolling fog" video (I think you may actually see a tiny bit of rolling fog if you watch closely in the lower left hand corner of his video above).
When I have time I'll upload a radar loop of this event, if I have one. If you have any ideas on what exactly we're seeing here, let us know by leaving a Comment below.
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.
10,167 record lows have fallen so far in 2013, as well as 5,000 snowfall records. How does this compare to this time last year? The Ice Age cometh.