Saturday, September 17, 2011

September 16-18, 2011 Forecast Results

The Weather Alternative post of Sept 8 entitled "Will Tropical Storm Maria Affect the Northeast U.S.?" expressed the possibility of Tropical Storm Maria striking the area roughly from the Delmarva Peninsula eastward through New Jersey and Long Island between Sept 16-18. It also presented the possibility of another type severe weather pattern affecting the area.
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Fortunately for the Northeast and New England, Maria steered clear of the area and affected Newfoundland. The second forecast scenario mentioned played itself out over the U.S. Northeast instead. The main weather activity arrived on the 15th and 16th.

According to the National Weather Service, on the 15th a strong cold front approached from the west sweeping across the Northeast and New England with gusty northwest winds ushering in the coolest airmass of the season. Precipitable water values approached 1.50 inches with locally heavy rainfall possible. Freeze watches and warnings were issued throughout the area on the 15th and 16th.

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