7:00 pm Special Update: Storm Continues to Deepen as Heavy Rain Hits D.C. into PA.

7:00 pm Edt July 21, 2018 Update No major changes to the forecast. The storm is now located south of Chincoteague, MD. Heavy rain bands are wrapping around the system into D.C. and eastern Maryland, extending up into south-central Pennsylvania. Rainfall of over 3 inches will occur and will cause flash flooding over the next […]

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Heavy Rains and Possible Flooding Eastern Carolina’s

As the coastal storm (Zipper Low) develops today, heavy rains will hit the eastern Carolina’s. So far this morning, heavy rains have been impacting eastern South Carolina with up to 3 inches of rain. Flash Flood Watches have been issued for parts of South Carolina and North Carolina already. As the system develops, bands of […]

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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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Tornadoes Possible the Next Two Days

We have two days of severe weather as the vortex over the Upper Midwest drops into the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. As Mentioned before in previous blogs, this is a highly unusual pattern with an upper level low this time of the year. So think of this, you have upper levels of the atmosphere […]

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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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