Northeast Storms

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This is a photo of a waterspout which came ashore in Little Compton Rhode Island yesterday.  The photo was taken by Sally Jane Gavin.

This was the first confirmed tornado in Rhode Island since August 2012.  They have had only four tornadoes since 2000 mainly EF0 and EF1.

New Hampshire and Vermont  saw up to 12 inches of snow, areas of Maine saw up to 10 inches.

Another nor’easter is predicted to move up the east coast Friday night into Saturday bringing heavy rain and a wet mix of snow, freezing rain and rain.  Building codes are stricter in New England for roof loads which is good because the heavy snow and the possibility of the mix coming for the weekend will put a lot of stress on them.  Even with that, when we were teenagers living out there we could get jobs shoveling roofs in the winter which could be dangerous because many of them had metal roofs which were slippery.

Some of the ski resorts are planning on opening in New England this weekend including Sugarloaf Mountain in western Maine (feature image) where I used to go when I was in high school.


Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds were spotted by the NWS Grand Rapids office yesterday – the graphic below is self explanatory:


Clouds will be building in today and will hang around through next Monday.  Not much in the way of rain in the forecast with the exception of perhaps a bit of drizzle and maybe some wet snow flakes mixing in Sunday morning mainly north of Grand Rapids.  Our next pattern change is forecast to come late next week, though I am still not seeing any 60° temperatures through the long term.


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Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I like your post about the east coast. We lived in Portsmouth, RI which is near Newport. We loved it there. Anyway I sure learned about nor’easters quick. They can be wicked. Your photo of Sugarloaf Mountain is beautiful.

Mookie
Mookie

Remember it snowing many times on or around Halloween and the trees being bare. Doesn’t look like the case this year! No snow and green leaves.

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

It snowed last Halloween.

INDY
INDY

Can’t remember the last time Halloween was in the 60’s not this year! INDYDOG14!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

You would have to go way back to the year 2013 when the high was 63. I guess if your 5 or under you wouldn’t remember that far back:

https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/us/mi/grand-rapids/KGRR/date/2013-10-31

INDY
INDY

27* out at the YARDOFBRICKS with lots of frost other then what leaves our left on the trees hard to tell it’s October with all the cool weather and frosty mornings!! A snowy November may be lurking!! We are only 2 months from Christmas day crazzy!! Have a great Thursday! INDY!!

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

It seems like we don’t really get a spring and fall anymore. It seems to go from summer straight to winter and vice versa.

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

How cool! I’ve always wanted to see Kelvin-Helmholz clouds.

Slim

The average high/low is now 57/39° for October 2018 the mean at Grand Rapids is now at -0.2° that means we are now at “average” for the month of October. With the low here of 27° there now have been 4 nights with lows below 30° The kind of odd thing is even with the 4 hard freeze nights there are still a lot of leaves on the trees in my area. This morning I have noticed there is more color on the trees but still a long way to go before we have major leaf loss. Even the one… Read more »

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

We have the same thing here. Over half the trees are full of leaves yet, and most of them are green. It will be well into November before they are empty this year.