Monthly Archive: September 2014

Fall Foliage Report: Sept. 29

The highest terrain has near peak color, with patchy conditions elsewhere. Patchy fall color now extends through most of Connecticut as of September 29th. The deepest colors continue to unfold across the higher terrain...

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Fall Foliage Report: Sept. 25

Patchy color now extends through most of Connecticut. The majority of the state is seeing at least scattered fall colors with the highest terrain becoming the most vibrant. Along the immediate shoreline and near the...

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Fall Foliage Report: Sept. 22

Patchy color is spreading through the state. The higher terrain across western and northeastern Connecticut is seeing more and more color by the day. Through the valleys, city areas and shoreline, green is by far...

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Fall Foliage Report: Sept. 18

Patchy colors are being observed across the higher terrain. While most of the trees are hanging on to green leaves around Connecticut, some patchy color is being noted in a few areas. Although there...

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Missouri Tornadic Supercell

A massive supercell thunderstorm dropped four EF-0 tornadoes (confirmed) between the afternoon and early evening hours on September 9th, 2014 in northwestern Missouri. The back story behind this event was very interesting. In fact,...

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Tornado Strikes Worcester, Mass.

A high-end EF-0 tornado hit Worcester, Mass. early last night. The National Weather Service (NWS) out of Taunton, Mass. estimated that the tornado was on the ground from about 8:10 to 8:14 p.m. local...

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Evaluating a Tornado Index

I’ve been working on a tornado index over the past few years and it’s really basic. It evaluates instability (MLCAPE), wind shear and the potential for upward cyclonic rotation (helicity) and gives an index...

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