I haven’t been keeping records, but so far this summer in Pittsburgh has been hot, humid, and relatively rain-free. Yesterday was the first day I really started seeing some thunderstorms, but even then, the rain was really relatively light. A flash flood advisory went out but came to nothing.
This is in stark contrast to what I remember of last summer, where it seemed like every day we had horrendous thunderstorms and a deluge. It seemed like every day we had severe weather warnings, flash flood warnings, or at least one of the two.
But Tropical Storm Fay has formed (figure 1):
Fig. 1. 72-hour gif of Eastern Canada satellite photos, two hours apart.
I don’t really expect any of that to come our way. I think it won’t make it past central Pennsylvania. But it’s interesting nonetheless.
The previous issue saw updates right up through 5:56 am this morning (July 10).