Tornadoes hit NYC; violent storm tears through DC

NEW YORK (AP) — Damaging storms that spawned tornadoes in New York City, darkened tens of thousands of homes in the Washington, D.C., area and flooded New England streets turned a normal day of rest into a day of cleaning up for many East Coast residents on Sunday. No serious injuries were reported when a [...]





Rough weather year taxing power grids across Ohio, nation

Extreme weather is putting America’s power grid to the test, with a yearlong run of violent storms and record heat battering a system built for fairer skies.As Ohio and the eastern U.S. struggle to recover from the June 29 derecho, energy officials are acknowledging climate change as a force that finally has to be reckoned [...]





The importance of remembering the effects of severe weather

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Official ‘spotters’ are the weather service’s extra eyes

“The observations they make are very, very important,” said Mike Montafusco, a meteorologist at the weather service’s office in Wakefield.Montafusco recently led a session of the weather service’s spotter-training program, called Skywarn. Skywarn offers free basic and advanced courses on identifying preparing for severe weather events.Having trained eyes on the ground is important, Montafusco said, [...]





Bay Bridge gets weather alert upgrade after violent storm

I-895 bridge project to cause major delays





PA Storm 2012: Damaging Weather Threatens Pennsylvania


Storms loomed over Pennsylvania on Thursday, as residents across the Northeast braced for damaging weather. The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for specific regions in Pennsylvania, including Tioga and Jefferson counties. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Western and Central Pennsylvania, with one alert issued at 4pm EDT reading: “SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A [...]





Tuesday’s violent storm was a ‘microburst’ or ‘downburst’ preceded by a ‘gust …

The downburst photographed from Canton appears as a funnel due to the strong inflow jet at its rear, from the left. Photo by Danielle Tracy.

  Anna Costanzo photographed the storm billowing up next to Lawrence Avenue Elementary School as it moved west. Many people who were watching the sky when the big storm hit last week swear they saw a funnel cloud, and some even got photographs. The National Weather Service said the violent …





East Coast Storms: At Least 22 Dead After Severe Weather Cuts Power In East

WASHINGTON — From North Carolina to New Jersey, nearly 1.8 million people still without electricity were asking the same question Monday evening: Why will it take so long to get the lights back on? Nearly three full days after a severe summer storm lashed the East Coast, utilities warned that many neighborhoods could remain in [...]





2 dead as violent storm rips through Great Smokies

TOWNSEND, Tenn. –  Crews spent Friday clearing trees and reaching stranded visitors at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, a day after violent thunderstorms swept through the popular tourist spot, killing at least two people and injuring several others. The storms hit Thursday evening at the west end of the 500,000-acre, densely forested …