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Bicycle Travel => Routes => Topic started by: Westinghouse on May 28, 2011, 01:56:45 pm

 
Title: Storms Destroying East Coast
Post by: Westinghouse on May 28, 2011, 01:56:45 pm
You might already know this. Killer storms are tearing through the eastern seaboard. These are severe thuderstorms with rain, hail, and some tornadoes, and winds of over 60 mph. Deaths and flooding have been reported. The storm fronts reach from Vermont to Georgia. That covers most of the ACBR. I have been caught out unawares in storms of such magnitude. I now carry a weatherband radio. Just a heads up.
Title: Re: Storms Destroying East Coast
Post by: indyfabz on May 31, 2011, 09:35:48 am
Haven't had it too bad in eastern PA and NJ, although there was a small tornado and a tiny earthquake that popped up on separate days last week here in Philly.  Could get some heavy thunderstorms tomorrow due to the 90+ degree heat and high humidity crept in yesterday.  So far, it's actually been more pleasant this year.  By this time last year we had already had several weeks with multiple days in the 90s.

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Title: Re: Storms Destroying East Coast
Post by: Westinghouse on June 01, 2011, 02:37:20 pm
Back in the 1970s I got caught out driving in a sudden unannounced severe storm around Allentown, PA. It was scary alright. It tore up large trees and damaged houses. I remember I drove in between two large red-brick buildings and prayed they would not be brought crashing down on me. I came through it OK. I have been caught out cycling when some lethal storms caught me unaware. Those were  sobering experiences.
Title: Re: Storms Destroying East Coast
Post by: bktourer1 on June 01, 2011, 06:55:17 pm
Springfield Mass. got hit with a tornado today
Title: Re: Storms Destroying East Coast
Post by: Westinghouse on June 02, 2011, 06:43:36 pm
Springfield Mass. got hit with a tornado today

Yes. I saw it on TV. How common or uncommon are tornadoes in Springfield, Mass?
Title: Re: Storms Destroying East Coast
Post by: bktourer1 on June 02, 2011, 07:03:59 pm
I have lived here over 20 years and have never seen a tornado here in Springfield.
There was one a few years ago in the Berkshires
Title: Re: Storms Destroying East Coast
Post by: JayH on June 04, 2011, 04:29:26 pm
Yes, I think they had a tornado confirmed in great barrington (before I moved here).  I live in Pittsfield, MA and the storm went right over us with a heavy rains and t-storms but no tornados in the immediate area...

Jay