High wind reports were widespread in the Rocky Mountains yesterday, as predicted. Mount Coffin, Wyoming gusted to 134 mph, as the graph below shows.
As you can see by the map below, high wind gust spotter reports were widespread. A list of the highest gusts by state:
Mount Coffin, Wyoming: 134 mph
Logan Pass, Montana: 119 mph
Pinecliffe, Colorado: 102 mph
Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho: 85 mph
The most interesting spotter report: "COLORADO SPRINGS, CO: CAR WINDSHIELD BROKEN OUT AT CORPORATE CENTER DRIVE AND WOODMEN. THERE WAS A SUDDEN WIND BURST WHICH PELTED THE CAR WITH ROCKS AND SAND."
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.