Storms Blow ThroughJune 25th, 2012 at 5:31 pm by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
The storms developed into a line, pretty close in time and shape to what our Future Trak model had by the late morning run. Here was the radar view at 5:20pm.
The storms rolled in quickly and they should roll out just as fast. We’ve had some very strong wind gusts. I saw a gust to 54mph at Langley Air Force Base a little while ago. There was a gust to 40mph at Norfolk Naval Base. We had a report of hail in the Denbigh area of Newport News as well as Norfolk. The storms are moving to the southeast at a good clip. It will be like being in an outdoor carwash for about 15-25mph. After the storms move through then you’ll have some light rain and cooler temperatures. It isn’t the cold front just yet, but the air is all rain cooled. The front will pass through later this evening, but these storms should take a lot of the bite out any later rain. Our fellow meteorologist Mike Goldberg just reported on-air that he saw a lot of damage up near the Richmond area. He also said the storms moved in and out quickly. Most of the winds have been straight lined today, but it’s possible that there were a couple of quick spin ups along the cloud edge. For the longer term forecast you can see my previous blog. Be careful out there this evening.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler