Welcome Weatherfun member to the October issue of the Weatherfun Newsletter and Jerry's words.
The big news of course has been the weather in my area. In August we had a tornado pass just on the other side to Tony's Street. Unfortunately, I was outside on the deck when I seen and heard on the TV and NOAA weather radio the tornado warning. No sooner I looked up from the deck there was this full blown tornado right in front of me. It did some tree damage in the area, and up rooted some trees, but no injuries or deaths.
Then over the weekend of Sept 26th we had a visit from Kyle visit our area. No wind damage but the rain was the big deal. Over a three day period I received a total of 4.79 inches of rain. September here in Rhode Island went down as the rainiest September in history. Every since the NWS has been keeping records we had by far the rainiest Sept in history. Here at my weather station I picked up 10.79 inches of rain. The ground was so water logged that some trees came down right from the root ball, due to all of the rain and soaked ground.
Just this past week up in Andy's area of R. I. he had some severe T-storms and some rotation was spotted, but no tornado's developed. So the weather has been quite wild in my area. It is now turning much cooler and the leaves are now starting to turn. Peak color right now is in the White Mountains of NH. We plan on being in that area next week and plan on bringing back some pictures.
Keep in mind that we still have the hurricane season until the end of November, so it is not over as of yet. Frost could be in our forecast next week.
2009 WEATHERFUN FAMILY REUNION
Yes, as you read this plans are already under way for the 2009 Weatherfun Family Reunion. I stress that this is a family reunion, so if you feel you would like to bring along a family member please feel free to do so. Children are also welcome. Andy is working on some plans for the little ones, and a surprise for us.
Our reunion is always held the second week of July at the Quality Motor Inn in Somerset, Mass. Please plan on keeping this time open. Tell your boss you need the time to head northeast to Rhode Island and S. E. Mass. area for a grand time.
We had a grand time this year, and the highlight was the visit to the NWS in Taunton, Mass. and tour director was Eleanor. I am happy to say that Eleanor and her husband Dean are now Weatherfun members. A great addition to a great group.
I have also become a weather spotter for CBS TV 12 out of Providence, and I hope they will be a big part of next year's reunion. So, make your plans NOW to head northeast for a grand time. As I stated at this year's reunion, you have not seen anything yet. Just wait until you see what we have planned for next summer's reunion. If you miss this one, you will be missing a grand time.
Keep in mind that this is your newsletter and if there is a weather related article that you would like to see in the newsletter, please feel free to send it to Bill or I and we will see that it gets in a future issue. Till then stay warm, stay safe and keep an eye to the sky.