Archive: August, 2012
The catastrophic tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., last year hit late on a Sunday afternoon.
The derecho that ripped through the Midatlantic and tore up pieces of Atlantic County howled through the dead of weekend darkness.
In both cases, by government standards, warnings were issued well in advance, but it's quite possible that the timing of the storms in question added to the destruction and death tolll.
Most of the region has been shunned by the latest round of thunderstorms -- nothing new about that -- but a nasty storm has been pounding parts of Bucks and Montgomery Counties.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood warning is in effect until 8 p.m. for an area that includes Willow Grove, Norristown, and Doylestown.
Those areas were getting pounded by a strong thunderstorm that was expected to migrate toward the Hatboro-Horsham area.