THE

NEWSLETTER

August

2013

Welcome to the

issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter


Words From Jerry
Jerry's computer is now working, but he can't do his Words due to health issues.

July 11th-14th was the Reunion this year and it was as usual a good one. On the 12th, we went to the Sakonnet Vineyards to see how they make wine and then spent some time tasting their wind. It was good. On the 13th we went to the Slater Mills near Providence, RI. The man who created the mills in 1793 brought all the plans for them from Europe in his head. The machines were quite interesting. What was really surprising is how low the pay was and that they even had children working there. Later that day we stop at the cemetary to say hello to Jerry's father...Pa, then to Jerry's house for the cookout. Jerry's son Kevin was the grill master and did a great job. On the 14th we all had breakfast at Rogers and then said our goodbys until next year.

If you have never been to a Reunion, you have no idea what a good time you've been missing. Jerry is thinking about having next year's Reunion in September or October so that it wouldn't be so hot. I joked with him about whether there would be snow, but really the main weather issue could be a hurricane at that time of year. Please let us know when you would like to have the Reunion. There also maybe some other things going on with WEATHERFUN. We may be on Facebook &/or Twitter. There is still some question whether we'll have the Monthly Contest this year.

Until next month when hopefully Jerry will do his Words, have a great month of August.

Bill from Long Island
Vice President, Treasure and Moderator

July's Weather
  • 1st: The NWS would confirm these tornadoes: an EF-0 in Fairfield Co, CT, an EF-1 tornado that tracked 2.5 miles in Hartford Co., an EF-0 from Berkeley Heights NJ through New Providence to Summit NJ. and an EF-0 EF-0 that tracked 2.3 miles through Prince Georges Co.
  • 2nd: 9 homes destroyed, 17 impacted and 7 people injured after possible tornado hit Florence, SC. An astounding two feet of hail fell in SantaRosa, NM in the evening.
  • 2nd-5th: Destin, FL. received nearly 10 inches of rain.
  • 4th: This was the first time ever on the 4th of July, rain fell in Ukiah, CA.
  • 7th: Tropical Storm Chantal formed out in the Atlantic. Since July 3rd, Valparaiso, FL has received 12.75 inches of rain. Fresno, CA topped out at 103, making it the 11th day in a row where the temperature cracked the 100-degree mark.
  • 9th: The temperature at the Tucson International Airport reached 100 degrees at 239 pm. 39 days in a row of triple digits. Five mobile homes in Tropic Isles RV Park, Palmetto, FL. were heavily damaged by a tornado.
  • 10th: Tropical Storm Chantal dissipates in Caribbean .
  • 10th: The NWS would confirm at least 6 tornadoes so far from severe storms (OH-3, IN-1, PA-1, CT-1).
  • 12th: Former Chantal becomes Invest 96.
  • 13th: A rare, high-elevation tornado touched down near Pikes Peak, CO.
  • 15th: The coldest July day ever for Waco, Abilene and San Angelo in Texas. Highs were at/under 75F.
  • 17th: Oklahoma City has already received 36.02 inches of precipitation so far this year. Oklahoma City averages 36.66 inches each year.
  • 19th: The streak of 100 consecutive days without measurable precip ended @ Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix. with .03" of rain. The NWS would confirm a waterspout turned into an EF-0 tornado that hit in Monroe Co., NY, northwest of Rochester.
  • 20th: The NWS confirmed an EF-1 tornado hit Ursuline College in Cuyahoga Co., Ohio. The death toll rises to 5 in Milwaukee, WI after a week of excessive heat and humidity. A 7 day heat wave in the mid-Atlantic and New England. Record Highs in many cities and the Heat Index often topped 100 in many of the cities each day. Heat-related deaths were reported over in at least 10 states (AL, WI, IN, CT, KY, DE, IL, NY, MD, PA).>li>22nd: The NWS would confirm an EF-0 tornado (60 mph winds) hit the northeast side of Springfield, MO. and an EF-0 tornado tracked 1.1 miles across Wisconsin's Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge.
  • 23rd: A small tornado touched down in Dania Beach in southern Floriday and damaged dinghies and watercraft at a business and another one confirmed that a tornado touched down in the Darlington, MD damaging a house and destroyed more than an acre of corn. A derecho caused over 45,000 to lose power across Tulsa, OK. and the NWS would confirm an EF-1 tornado in NE Oklahoma.
  • 24th: TD4 developed 310 miles WSW of the Cape Verde Islands in the Eastern Atlantic and quickly becomes TS Dorian.
  • 26th: Atlanta, GA had 1.06" rain fell making a yearly total of 45.23", which is only 1.84" behind the wettest year 1912.
  • 27th: TS Dorian degenerates into a tropical wave. The NWS would confirm an EF-1 tornado (100-110 mph winds) tracked 10 miles in Red River Parish, LA. and an EF-1 tornado (100 mph winds) touched down in Steuben Co., NY.
  • 28th: Philadelphia, PA had a rainfall total of 8.02" smashing old 1-day rec. of 6.63" in Hurricane Floyd 9/16 and pushing July rainfall to 13" (Both ALL-TIME RECORDS). High temp in Wichita, KS was 66, same as their normal high for October 25. Normal high for July 28 is 93.
  • 29th: Brevard, NC continues to be the crazy rainfall stats leader. 72.02" YTD, which is 33.40" above average & 17.55" higher than #2.
  • 29th: Former TS Dorian now Invest 91.
  • 30th: The entire island of Molokai was without power after Flossie hit the Hawaiian Islands.
  • 31st: July 2013 tied for the wettest July ever recorded in Flagstaff, AZ with 7.58 inches of rainfall. Seattle, WA completed its first July in 53 years without any measurable rain. Philadelphia, PA had 13.24" of rain this month, making it the 2nd wettest month on record. Salt Lake City, UT. had the hottest month ever recorded.

CAM OF THE MONTH
Holden Beach, NC

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  • Branden Castro brandencastro343@yahoo.com
    from Wichita, KS
Did You Know?

What's Your Thunderstorm odds
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Typical Summer Day
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During a typical summer day through mid-latitudes,
the temperature will rise 2-3 degrees per hour
until it reaches the high for the day around 3 or 4 p.m.
Some days may end with a thunderstorm
where the downdraft can cause a 15- to 25-degree temperature drop.
That's why thunderstorms are often referred as nature's air conditioners.

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