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THE

WEATHERFUN

NEWSLETTER

JULY

2003

Welcome to the July issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter


Words From Jerry
Well, here we are folks, July is finally here. Where has all of the time gone?

Spring, is over and summer is here. Like I had predicted summer came in just like I said that it would. Up here in the Northeast we went right from the cool weather into the hot, humid weather. Of course you know me, I call this type of weather, Jerry's kind of weather. The hurricane season is here, but nothing serious as of this writing.

July of course is our 2nd Weatherfun Reunion. Plans are coming along just fine. This week I have confirmed a visit to NBC TV 10 weather studio on Sunday morning August 3rd. We will be met by TV 10 meteorologist Bill Gile. Shown around the weather center, listen to a discussion by Bill, and also view Channel 10's Sunrise News Segment between the hours of 9 to 10a.m. Who knows maybe Bill will also let one or two of us put on our own TV 10 weather segment, stand in front of the blank blue wall, look at the TV monitors, and track the high's and lows in our area.

The grand finale of course will be the cookout at Susan and my home here in Warren, RI. WE will have a weather related menu, a presentation by Carolyn Eagan, from Brown University, and also a presentation by our own Long Island Bill, followed by Bill's Weather Quiz.

If you have not made plans to attend our reunion, why not do so now? Please feel free to contact me at any one of my private e-mail address's for further details.

Enjoy your summer folks. I hope the weather is a perfect 12 in your area. Keep an eye to the sky for any threatening weather that is approaching. Above all stay safe.

Remember this is your newsletter. Please support it as much as possible.

See you all at the 2nd Weatherfun reunion, July 31st to August 3rd.

June's Weather
  • 1st - 4th Record High temperatures continued for may areas of the Southwest.
  • 2nd & 3rd Heavy rain with severe storms and a few tornadoes from Texas to Florida.
  • 4th After receiving over 2" of rain over the weekend, 2 days later in the New York City area over 2 1/2" more fell.
  • 5th - 7th Several record High temperatures set in Washington & Oregon.
  • 9th - Severe storms in Nebraska with several tornadoes.
  • 10th - TD 2 forms, but dissipates the next night.
  • 11th - Strong to severe storms from the Midwest to Texas to Florida with heavy rain, damaging winds, & several tornadoes.
  • 13th - Strong storms in Texas with flooding rains and damaging winds.
  • 14th - 15th After a Spring of rain, more rain caused flooding in Kentucky, West Virginia, southern Ohio, & western Virginia.
  • 19th - On-going rain from the mid-Atlantic to Florida caused lots of flooding.
  • 20th - Heavy rain from eastern Pennsylvania (+5") to nothern Virginia (+2") causing flooding with sink holes. Also heavy rain in Florida with some areas receiving up to 8" of rain.
  • 21st - A wildfire starting on the 17th in Arizona had winds up to 60 mph causing 1,000 people to leave their homes, as many as 250 were destroyed.
  • 22nd - Flooding rains in Florida. Flooding rains & tornadoes in Nebraska & Kansas resulted in one death. Also at least one hailstone that fell during the storm in Aurora, near Grand Island, was the size of a cantaloupe, measuring 6 1/2 inches in diameter. A resident put it into a freezer soon after it fell, and the weather service sent a team to confirm the size. That's the largest ever recorded in Nebraska, and just one-eighth of an inch smaller than the national record holder, which was found in 1970 at Coffeyville, Kan. Hailstones measuring 4 1/2 inches across also were found in another nearby town.
  • 24th - Severe storms in the upper Plains with flooding rains and several tornadoes.
  • 23rd As many as 48 tonadoes from South Dakota to Minnesota.
  • 23rd - 27th Heat Wave from the mid-Atlantic to New England with High temperatures into the 90s.
  • 26th - A cold front finally ends the heat in Texas.
  • 27th & 28th - Record heat in the Northwest.
  • 29th - Tropical Storm Bill formed in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 30th - TS Bill comes ashore in Louisiana with winds to 60 mph, flooding rains, & several weak tornadoes in Louisiana and Mississippi.

CAM OF THE MONTH
Columbus, Ohio

Links 4 You
Odd-shaped Hail
Hello New Members
  • Victoria - OBJECTIVEFACTS@aol.com
  • Scott - tornadochaser_00@yahoo.com
Did You Know?

Heat bursts are an odd atmospheric event that occurs in thunderstorms. Although most thunderstorms produce cooling gusts, an occasional parcel of air is pushed down from 20,000 feet to the surface, warming by compression all the way down. In Glasgow, MT, on September 9, 1994, the temperature at 5:02 AM was 67F. A heat burst from a nearby storm shot the temp up to 93F by 5:17 AM, tying the date's record high. By 5:40 AM, it was back to 68F.
June 22nd Hailstone

Photo Courtesy of: Associated Press

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