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  1. Mother's Day weekend Enhanced risk and Heavy rainfall

    It had gotten pretty warm earlier this afternoon - 76° at 5:07pm, but now down to 69 with east wind picking up in last 30 mins. Guess that means the warm front headed south again.
  2. Mother's Day weekend Enhanced risk and Heavy rainfall

    West Chester reporting in with 0.83" this morning in the bucket.
  3. 5/10 Slight Risk Of Thunderstorms Obs

    0.03" here in West Chester, but several good bolts. Took this heading north from Chadds Ford as the storms were coming in.
  4. Temperature/Obs/Boring Weather Discussion

    Just had a 60-second downpour here in Malvern that was so heavy that I had to stop talking in a meeting on the top floor of our building because the rain falling on the roof was so loud! The well-advertised line fired up just as HRRR said it would.
  5. Downtown West Chester reporting in. About 2" on the ground now, and snowing very heavily. Temp is 32F Streets are covered. I've got way too many browser windows open trying to track/follow this thing!
  6. March Lion Obs (Wind, Rain, Snow, Blowing Trash)

    Just drove home to West Chester from Malvern down 202. Cars were getting quickly coated with slushy snow in parking lot. Drive home had reduced visibility and really could feel the car shaking in the winds. Wawa in town is on cash-only basis because frequent power outages require 20-minute boot-up time for their POS systems. They were even taking sandwich orders by paper! I wouldn't hesitate to get on the road and safely home. Max gust here was 38mph at 11:34am Barometer is 997.5 and rising rapidly Temp 32F, Dew 31F
  7. 1/8 Snow/Ice Obs.

    Drove south on 202 from Malvern to boro of West Chester. Only rain coming down, and roads were just wet all the way home. However sidewalk, steps and parked cars are covered in glaze of ice. Traffic was slower (45-50mph) but still some idiots going faster. Temp here is 27F.
  8. 1/3-1/4 Nor'easter OBS: Who will win ? Bus ?

    Just arrived in West Chester after driving from Newark NJ airport this morning (son flew in from overseas). Took 3 hours (typically <2 hrs), never went more than 45mph. NJ and PA turnpikes and Rt. 202 were snow covered the whole way - rarely saw blacktop. Just had to find some tracks and stay in them. Saw several spinouts; low visibility. Thank goodness I just got new tires yesterday and new wipers a couple weeks ago! Traffic volume was light. Plow trains were plentiful but made for slow going behind them. It was just a slow grind with several white-knuckle moments!
  9. Snowing on our luminaries here in downtown West Chester! 38F Dew 31F
  10. I have to add my commute horror story. Son was coming home from Pitt being driven by his roommate, so I arranged to meet them at Quakertown exit off northeast extension. Took me 2.5 hours to go from West Chester to there. Rt. 202 was 20mph tops and totally snow-covered northbound, a complete parking lot southbound at least from Rt. 29 down to Rt. 3. Got on the turnpike at Rt. 29 and had a couple miles of complete wet-road, no-traffic bliss before coming to a stop. Then I completed the last 6 miles til the northeast extension in one hour. Absolutely brutal. NE was heaven, just wet and speeds up to 60. Picked him up, turned around and made it home in 55 minutes going the other direction. Thanks for listening!
  11. Can confirm - moderate snow here in West Chester. Streets still just wet. Temp 24F Dew 18F
  12. Now light snow in west chester temp 26F dew 15F
  13. Flurries just started here in West Chester
  14. Wednesday Night December 13th Clipper Obs

    Nothing more to add than what's already been said - solid thick coating on everything and moderate snowfall rates. Very pretty! (I can't believe I just said that)
  15. 9/5 Slight Risk Of Severe Storms Obs

    Yep 34mph gust here in West Chester.
  16. A whopping 0.17" in the bucket here in downtown WC. Really having trouble cashing in on precip this year - all around us but not here. Thinnest part of line hit us tonight. Weird! Nice lightning show, although this was a good test of our new rescue dog, and he didn't pass :-(
  17. 8/18 Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain Obs

    Same here. West Chester with pitiful 0.23" total. Sun now out.
  18. FYI (for those of you who read my forecasts)

    Thank you Tom for your dedication and efforts. I really appreciated your take on the weather and enjoyed reading your posts. They were so easily understandable to the layperson and helped me learn a lot. Best wishes to whatever's next!
  19. That makes 2.02" for today in downtown West Chester, adding to yesterday's 1.53" for total of 3.55". Nice!
  20. Some how some way we didn't even get a drop from this! WTH??
  21. 7/11 Marginal Risk Of Severe Storms Obs

    What on the world is going on here? IMG_7474.mov
  22. On the way home from the U2 concert in Philly last night, we were traveling up Rt. 202 in Chadds Ford about 12:30am, right around Rt 1 to Rt 926. Twice we saw lightning wayyyy off in the distance. It did not look like typical lightning - extremely brief flash, yellowish in color - kind of like a strobe. If I hadn't seen it twice I would have thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. When I got home, I looked on Radarscope and saw that they only electric storms in that direction were 107 miles away northwest of Scranton/WB! Would it be possible to see lightning from that far away, or was what I see "sprites" coming out of the tops of the clouds? I don't know if sprites are only visible in space or from the ground. Or could it have been upward lightning? Thanks for any comments.
  23. Far away thunderstorm - lightning or sprites?

    Thanks Jim! Mine were definitely not red, and I definitely knew that I had seen them - the sprites in the video seem to be there only because you know they will be! LOL
  24. Temperature/Obs/Boring Weather Discussion

    Just had a downpour here in Malvern with some of the biggest raindrops I've ever seen. Tiny blob on radar moving due east just north of Rt. 202. Had lots of folks running to put up their car windows.
  25. 5/1 Severe Thunderstorm Threat Discussion & OBS

    82F in West Chester with a delicious 68F dewpoint. I'm entertaining myself by watching the PA Turnpike cameras as the front rolls through and the images turn from sunny dry concrete to ominous dark clouds to 0.1 mile visibility in rain. Don't judge me!
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