Latest on Coastal Zipper Low Impacts. Maryland to Long Island Impacts

All the models have changed the track of the Zipper Low taking it up along the coast or just inside the coast. I am still thinking the system will stay off the coast and try to seek the warmer ocean waters to develop, which is what usually happens. I do understand that the models trying […]

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Could be Worse Today as Tornadoes and High Winds Hit Populated Areas

Yesterday was a nasty day across Iowa with over 30 tornadoes, some big causing considerable damage. Today could be worse as the tornado threat is heading in higher populated areas of the southern Ohio Valley and Tennessee Valley.   A vigorous jet stream will punch southeast into the area this afternoon and evening causing intense […]

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NAM Paints a Terrible Picture for Mid-Atlantic Coast NYC to DC

The NAM models are showing a scenario that would bring high winds, over-wash and heavy rains into the Mid-Atlantic Beaches and flooding rains back into the I-95 Corridor. I am showing these graphics because the mesoscale models in theory should do better than the global models because of how small our Zipper Low as I […]

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Impacts from Zipper Low Hitting New Jersey to New England

These hybrid type systems tend to be tricky in regards to the weather they produce. As mentioned this week in previous blogs, I am calling this a “Zipper Low” only because it will zip up the coast from North Carolina to New England Saturday. The impacts will be felt from New Jersey into New England […]

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“Zipper Low” May Form and Hit NYC and/or New England

One of the best mesoscale Professors I had in college was Dr. Fritsch. He was the one who came up with some many new ways to look at mesoscale meteorology back in the day. He was also the one who coined the phrase “Zipper Low” for a low pressure system that zips up the East […]

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Storms Portland to Philadelphia Upgraded to Severe!

The cold front is plowing east this morning and will run into the hot and humid weather along the I-95 corridor from Portland to Washington D.C. The storms that develop along that cold front will become severe this afternoon, especially from Portland to Philadelphia. The main impacts will be damaging wind gusts, but moderate size […]

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