Chipperdog.comNovember 23, 2014

Polar Vortex Arrives in Northeast

November 17th, 2014

The infamous Polar Vortex has arrived for the entire Northeast! The Arctic Cold Front recently pushed through following Monday’s soaking rains as shown in the map below.

Unlike last week’s winter preview we will observe the real frigid air this time. Expect highs for Tuesday and Wednesday to struggle to reach freezing while wind gusts out of the Northwest will yield single digit wind chill values. Temperatures will then moderate only slightly so expect this cold spell to last throughout the weekend.

Official record lows and record low maximums will be challenged over the next two days. Station records will definitely be broken so an update will be posted later.

NE Surface Fronts Map - Nov 17th, 2014

Heavy Rains Pound Berks

October 15th, 2014

Friday, 10/17 Update: Storm Total was 3.72″
Other areas reporting: Reading Airport: 3.46″, Lancaster Airport: 4.43″, Lincoln Park: 3.80″, Mohnton: 3.22″, Wyomissing: 3.73″, Muhlenberg: 3.40″, Hamburg: 3.57″, Kutztown: 3.32″, Fleetwood: 3.39″, Oley: 2.73″, and Boyertown: 1.93″.

Heavy rains overspread the entire area today bringing much-needed rainfall. As of 10 PM the station recorded 2.88″ and the Reading airport received 2.91″ which smashed the daily record of 1.17″ from 1977. The western half of the county was the bulls-eye for this storm system as shown in the radar estimates below.
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September 2014 Weather Summary

October 3rd, 2014

September was seasonable and quite dry with no notable events and actually mirrored 2013. Our trend of below normal temperatures continued as we averaged 65.5 °F, which is 1.0 °F below normal. There was one 90-degree day which is normal for the station. The high temperature of 91 °F occurred on the 6th and the low temperature of 44 °F on the 15th. The coolest September at the station was last year with an average temperature of 63.6 °F. Station extremes are 97 °F from 2010 and 41 °F from 2013.
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Nor’easter to Soften 2 Month Dry Spell

September 24th, 2014

Storm Total: 0.48″ – The storm never really got its act together and was generally pushed further east than expected by high pressure.

A Nor’easter is forecast for Thursday and could bring a much-needed 1 to 2″ of rain to a large part of our region. Areas in the I-95 corridor and towards the shore will receive the most rain from this storm. Wind for us will be generally tame at 10 mph gusting to 18 with much higher sustained and gust values closer to the shore.
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