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Weather Forecasting

Although accurate, reliable weather forecasting has defied humans for eons, you can perform a crude form of it by learning to recognize multiple clues and patterns. 2,929 more words


#vawx An uncomfortably invisible tornado

Today’s setup involved yet another warm/wedge front retreating slowly northward. Behind it a plethora of tornado watches marched across the Southeast, including one that crept just north of the Virginia border along the U.S. 409 more words

#vawx More convection ahead so there's another Hangout tonight

With an upper level trough marching across the nation this week’s weather in the Mid-Atlantic is unsettled at best. The ever-annoying cold air damming wedge is holding fast but there are hints that it may retreat far enough north for severe weather in Virginia late Wednesday into Thursday. 159 more words

#vawx A warm/wedge front chase...not my favorite setup

Having missed a tornado-warned storm on Wednesday (5/10) evening I realized I’d underestimated the severe potential this week. A warm/wedge front wavering across Virginia and some decent upper level dynamics combined to make Thursday the 11th look like a chase day. 700 more words

#vawx Chasing likely Thursday and Friday but Sunday looks most interesting

Model-watching is about all I can do on a grey showery day stuck under “Da Wedge” here in Virginia. What I see is that once that chasing nemesis retreats northward tomorrow – Thursday Apr 20 – enough instability will be in place to fire storms east of the Blue Ridge. 183 more words

#vawx Easter Sunday looks clear but Saturday could bring storms over western VA

It now appears that Virginia will be spared any rough weather Easter Sunday as an approaching cold front won’t be close enough to affect things (with little upper level support arriving until after midnight). 143 more words

Timing Today's Thunderstorms

Thunderstorm viewed from the Tidal Basin in Washington, photo credit Forest Wander

Periods of heavy rain with embedded thunder showers will impact the DC Area through the evening hours as a warm front lifts northward out of central Virginia during the early afternoon hours followed by a cold front passage during the afternoon rush hour. 256 more words