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enhanced risk of severe storms 4/14-4/15

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13 hours ago, SouthernNJ said:

The storm that produced the wind damage between Chester and Camden along the river had pretty much

a signature for straight-line winds, albeit over a sizeable area.  Perhaps that is why a tornado warning was

issued, although the polygon should have been smaller.  Too many people away from the path of the

damaging winds were warned for a tornado, which could lead to complacency in similar scenarios.  Down in

Delaware, the storm that went through Laurel was warned for a tornado by Wakefield as it approached the

CWA border, and the warning was continued by Mount Holly as in entered Sussex county.  That storm did have

a circulation, and it was very easy to identify on the SRV of KDOX at 3:39 and 3:45 AM scans, which

encompassed the path of the tornado.  It is only the second EF2 or greater tornado in the CWA since 2009, with

the other being on the Eastern Shore in 2017 (also in the early AM).  The prior F2/EF2 for Delaware was the

damaging and costly (in terms of dollars) New Castle-Wilmington Manor-Elsmere tornado of 9/28/04, which

formed from the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne.  Surprisingly, nobody was killed and only 5 injuries occurred

despite the number of people in the path.  A warning was issued before the tornado occurred, which certainly

helped.  Tony may know some more about that particular event.

Other than issuing the tornado warning, I think that train left the yard.  Remnants of tropical systems are notorious for tornadoes.


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7 minutes ago, Rainshadow said:

A second confirmed tornado in Sussex County Delaware.  Both from the same parent cell.


Several tornadoes added in NE Pa as well: 7 in Pa, 1 Md, 2 De

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1 hour ago, Chubbs said:


Several tornadoes added in NE Pa as well: 7 in Pa, 1 Md, 2 De

For overnight in April, this is pretty impressive.


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