Dave's Weather Discussion
Dave's Weather Discussion is where you will find a regular weather forecast discussion for the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. This discussion explains the weather situation for each day in simple terms so that everyone knows what to expect when they go outdoors. Dave not only lets you know what to expect, but he tries to explain why the weather does what it does. Interesting weather facts are brought up frequently, so that everyone can learn something about the very interesting and complex world of meteorology. The discussion includes any possibilities of severe weather that may exist**, so that everyone is alerted to the potential when it exists. It is a compilation of the National Weather Service forecast ideas as well as the opinions of selected meteorologists. It is summarized so that you can have as much information as possible to help you plan your day around the weather.
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Posted: 2008-06-20 09:21:05
A “SURPRISE” HAILSTORM SLAMS PARTS OF HAMPTON ROADS LATE THURSDAY NIGHT… ANOTHER GOOD CHANCE OF RAIN COMES ON SUNDAY… TEMPERATURES WARM AS WE GO INTO THE WEEKEND
I don’t know if any forecaster predicted the overnight storms, but nevertheless, a severe thunderstorm moved through Norfolk and VA Beach overnight Thursday night producing nickel size hail. Cold upper atmospheric temperatures combined with a disturbance and a lee side trough were enough to produce this wild weather. It proves that you don’t need daytime heating to produce a severe thunderstorm with hail. I picked up about a half inch of rain. Friday should be quiet but an isolated storm cannot be ruled out. An approaching frontal system is expected to bring us a fairly good chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday night and especially on Sunday. Many of us need the rain badly so let’s hope that everyone gets a good soaking.
Friday is the first day of summer so it is the longest day of the year. This is called the summer solstice. A couple of weeks from now, the days will begin to get shorter and will continue to get shorter until we reach the winter solstice. Check back Saturday for an update.
** In the event of severe weather in you area, please consult the official National Weather Service forecast office for any severe weather watches or warnings in your area at Weather.gov.
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