THE

NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER

2013

Welcome to the

issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter


Words From Jerry
While Jerry is feeling a little better, his eye is still a problem and he can't hardly see. So I'm doing his Words again this month.

Last month, September, on the 15th Jerry created WEATHERFUN. The group not only talks about the weather, but several members have become very close friends. I'd like to tell you a story about me. Lynn in Maryland & I became close friends. So close that her son Casey came to live with me for almost 4 years. It was a great time for both of us. He now lives in Baltimore, MD. When he got married, I was his best man. When his daughter was born, I became her godfather. I've told a number of people that weather has really effected my life in a positive way thanks to WEATHERFUN. When Casey lived with me and something good happened, we would always say it happened thanks to that old man in Rhode Island. lol

I had said last month that Jerry is thinking about having the 2014 Reunion later. He's thinking maybe September or October. We would like to hear from members as to what they would like. So either email me or post it on WEATHERFUN. Thank you.

Bill from Long Island
Vice President & Moderator

September's Weather
  • 4th: TD 7 forms south of puerto rico and quickly becomes TS Gabrielle. Philadelphia set a summer record with 29.71" of rain. Besting the record by 5+".
  • 5th: Gabrielle dissipates to a depression and drops St. Thomas, VI 2.58" of rain, St. Croix, VI, 2.90" & San Juan, PR, 1.48". Today was the 53rd time SaltLake City reached 95 or greater in 2013. (Previous record was 51 times in 1940 & 1961.)
  • 5th-6th: Portland, OR, had more rain in the past 16 hours (1.20") than all of July and August combined (0.78").
  • 6th: TD 8 formed earlier in the day in the Western Gulf just before making landfall in Tampico, Mexico.
  • 8th: TD 9 forms over the far eastern Atlantic.
  • 9th: TD 9 becomes TS Humberto.
  • 9th: Lincoln, NE reached 100F, making it the third time in 2013 that the city has climbed into the triple digits.
  • 10th: Record Highs in Ohio: Cleveland (96), Toledo (96), Mansfield (94), Akron-Canton (93 - tie). Gabrielle became a Tropical Storm once again in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 11th: Gabrielle weakened into a Tropical Depression, but still gave Bermuda lots of rain and some wind. Humberto becomes a hurricane, the first of the season.3 hour shy of breaking the mark for the last 1st hurricane of a season.
  • 11th-12th: 6.5 inches of rain fell in Boulder, CO in 24 hours.
  • 12th: TD 10 forms in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 13th: TD 10 becomes TS Ingrid. Heavy rain condinued in Colorado.
  • 14th: TS Ingrid becomes a cat 1 hurricane off of Mexico. Humberto becomes a post-tropical cyclone. Albuquerque, NM received 1.09 inches of rain. Their average for the entire month of September is 1.08 inches. 1750 people, 300 pets evacuated via air & ground by the CO National Guard & US Army Division in Colorado due to the flooding rains.
  • 15th: 6 deaths and 584 unaccounted-for people across flood-ravaged Colorado. Nearly 19,000 homes damaged/destroyed in floods across parts of 15 Colorado counties.
  • 16th: TS Humberto re-formed over the Atlantic. Ingrid becomes a hurricane as it comes ashore in eastern Mexico and is quickly downgraded to a TS, and Manuel weakens to a depression as it came ashore on the west of Mexico. The combined storms brough lots of rain with Ingrid triggering a landslide, killing 12 on a bus in Mexico; combined death toll from Ingrid & Manuel rises to 33.
  • 17th: Death toll rises to 8 from historic Colorado floods over past several days (17 counties impacted by floods). Death toll rises to 38 in Mexico from the 2 storms. Ingrid dissipates over the mountains of eastern Mexico, but still dropping lots of rain causing flooding and mudslides.
  • 18th: Now at least 38 killed after Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel hit Mexico.
  • 19th: floods kill 80, thousands stranded in Mexico from the storms. Death toll now at 8 after Colorado floods.
  • 20th: The Tenth death reported in Colorado floods. The NWS would confirm 5 tornadoes tracked across parts of 6 Mississippi counties.
  • 21st: Death toll now at 101 in Mexico storms. The NWS would confirm an EF-1 tornado struck King, NC.
  • 22nd-23rd: A powerful typhoon has slammed into southern China, causing at least 33 deaths.
  • 23rd: Deaths rise to 8 after devastating Colorado floods: Boulder Co: 4 |El Paso Co: 2 |Clear Creek Co: 1 |Larimer Co: 1.
  • 24th-25th: Early-season storm bringing mountain snow to western U.S with up to almost a foot in some of the moutains.
  • 28th: TD #11 forms over the central Atlantic. Heavy rain pounded Washington with several cities setting records.
  • 29th: Nearly 11,000 homes lost power in Multnomah County, Oregon due to heavy rain and strong winds.(li)30th: TD #11 becomes TS Jerry and it no threat to land. The NWS would confirm an EF-1 with winds up to 110 MPH in Pierce County, WA. Seattle, WA received 6.05" of rain this month, making this the wettest September ever.

CAM OF THE MONTH
Fairbanks, AK

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We hope that you enjoyed this month's Newsletter. See you next month, and be sure to visit the WEATHERFUN Website, but most of all have fun with your weather.
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