Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tornado, flood watch

Tornado watch remains until 2; heavy rains continue.

Tornado, flood watch

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Pulses of heavy rains continue to ripple through the region, as evident in the latest radar image.

 

A tornado watch remains in effect until 2 a.m. for most of eastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey, but so far none have been reported, said Joe Miketta at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly.

And the updated National Weather Service discussion suggests some lessening of the severe weather threat, with the general instability and lightning strikes backing off, but the potential for flooding remains.

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The atmopshere is full of moisture, and the interactions between a cold front and a warm front that is draped right across Philadelphia are wringing it out in buckets.

Radar is showing that the stronger storm cells are churning out 1.5 inches an hour, and the flood watch remains through tomorrow morning.

Amazingly, the Phillies actually did get their game in tonight. We wonder how many of the fans and people in uniform knew they were sitting under a tornado watch.

Inquirer Weather Columnist
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