Whether report

Says here at Weather.com,

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 1157 PM EDT TUE JUN 10 2008
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… EXTREME EAST CENTRAL WORCESTER COUNTY IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS… WESTERN ESSEX COUNTY IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF LAWRENCE… EASTERN MIDDLESEX COUNTY IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS… THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…WALTHAM…NEWTON… LOWELL… FRAMINGHAM… NORTH CENTRAL NORFOLK COUNTY IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS… EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE…
* UNTIL 1230 AM EDT
* AT 1152 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PENNY SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM TYNGSBORO TO ASHLAND…OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM LOWELL TO FRAMINGHAM…AND MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

… with this picture:

It’s 1212am now, and the breeze just turned into a wind. Lightning in the distance. Ominous sounds.

… And now it’s 1231 and nothing has happened. The story at Weather Underground is very different:

I like the little arrows, which are much more revealing than the moving-blob motion of the Weather.com map. It also contradicts the warning, with motion to the east-northeast rather than the east.

Anyway, it’s still hot as hell here. Even late at night. Relief was in sight, then… gone.

3 comments

  1. Stephen Lewis’s avatar

    D. I use the accuweather extension on firefox. it displays the forecast for the next three days at the bottom of the browser. It also shows the current weather which, believe it or not, actually correlates with what I see from the window in front of my desk and what I experience first hand at those odd moments when I do leave my desk and go outside! S.

  2. Mike Warot’s avatar

    We spent a chunk of Saturday huddled in the basement with our daughter Virginia (just turned 2) waiting out the Tornado warnings here in Hammond, Indiana… there’s quite a bit of odd weather these days.
    We got warnings from the Cable TV, and my Sister and then warned everyone we could think of until the cell phone network got overloaded.
    This is one time I don’t think twitter would have helped.
    –Mike–

  3. Bruce Fryer’s avatar

    I woke up to find snow on the ground this morning. My garden is not amused.

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