The Storm Report would like to welcome Harrison Sincavage to our social media team. Harrison is a freshman at Penn State University and is currently attending the Berks campus. He is from the small town of Wyomissing outside of Reading, PA.
I found Harrison in a rather unique way. I found him on twitter.
Here’s what happened: I received a tweet from Harrison when the coastal low was plaguing the Mid Atlantic coast back in October. He tweeted about buoy data and coastal conditions off the DE coast. It was a well thought out tweet with great information and I sent it out. I checked out his profile on Twitter and Facebook. Harrison impressed me immediately. By reading his previous tweets, you could tell he loves the weather and has a vast knowledge on the subject. And he is a freshman! Once I saw he is a Penn Stater, that sealed the deal to reach out to him since that is where I received my met degree! After chatting with Harrison, I knew this is someone who could really be an asset to the Storm Report. He is a well grounded, hard working, meteorologist to be.
I asked Harrison to tell me more about what got him into the world of weather. “My interest in weather has always been with me since I was a little kid. My most prominent memory of a major weather event at a young age was Hurricane Floyd back in September of 1999. I remember watching it be tracked on The Weather Channel and them saying that the flooding was going to be bad. It turns out, we had over 13 inches of rain in two days. Our basement flooded and our backyard was completely flooded due a storm drain that was connected to the local creek. It backed up because the flooding was so major and the water line reached our house. I remember standing downstairs in the basement with my dad and brother watching the water pour through one of our basement windows down onto the floor. That was the most amazing thing I have ever seen, and it has stuck with me ever since.”
I asked Harrison what he is excited about most about working for The Storm Report. “I am very excited to be with The Storm Report as I for one, will be able to help out in the warning process when dangerous weather occurs and potentially save lives. But I am also excited and fortunate enough to work with meteorologists who have spent decades in the field and be able to take what I learn in the classroom, and apply it to real life scenarios.”
Jennifer Narramore, Social Media Coordinator for the Storm Report
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The company handles four radio stations including KSWA-AM and KWKQ-FM in Graham, Texas. Also, KROO-AM and KLXK-FM in Breckenridge, Texas, will be utilizing The Storm Report services as well.
KLXK is known as “K-Lakes” and airs a country music format. 1430 AM KROO is a gold-based adult contemporary station. KSWA is an AM station featuring classic country while KWKQ serves Graham, Texas with classic hits.
The Storm Report, 24/7 Customized Local Weather brings it’s ’round the clock forecast service to Paducah, Kentucky.
WJLI-FM is known as “Jelli 98.3″. The unique format allows listeners to choose what music they want to hear but placing their votes online. Program Director Phil Reeder launched The Storm Report’s weather on Monday, November 4th.
Jelli 98.3 is an FM station with 100,000 watts of power has a signal that covers Eastern Missouri, Southern Illinois, Northwestern Tennessee and Western Kentucky.
The NWS in Omaha, NE has issued their preliminary damage survey for the massive tornado that moved through Wayne and Dixon Counties on Friday evening (October 4). EF3 and EF4 damage was found in the eastern side of the town of Wayne and EF3 damage south of town. Numerous reports of damage EF0, EF1 & EF2.
Here is the overall damage path:
Two homes south of Wayne sustained EF3 damage. Most walls were collapsed with the exception of interior rooms:
The tornado then moved toward the east side of Wayne, NE:
EF4 damage was found – Total destruction of the building:
EF3 damage to mattress pad factory:
Full stats from the NWS Omaha:
EF SCALE RATING: EF-4
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 170
PATH LENGTH/STATUTE/: 19
PATH WIDTH/MAXIMUM/: 1.38 MILES
START DATE: OCTOBER 4…2013
START TIME: 512 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 8 SW WAYNE/WAYNE COUNTY/NE
START LAT/LON: 42.128/-97.077
END DATE: OCTOBER 4…2013
END TIME: 551 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 6 NNW WAKEFIELD/DIXON COUNTY/NE
END LAT/LON: 42.351/-96.891
THIS VIOLENT TORNADO STARTED 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WAYNE NEBRASKA
AND FLATTENED CORN CROPS AND TORE OFF LARGE LIMBS OF SOME TREES.
GAINING STRENGTH AS IT HEADED NORTHEAST…THE STORM STRUCK A
FARMSTEAD ABOUT 4.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WAYNE. BARNS AND SHEDS WERE
SEVERELY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. THE TORNADO BECAME VERY WIDE AT THIS
POINT…NEARLY 1.25 MILES WIDE. ABOUT 2 MILES SOUTH OF WAYNE THE
TORNADO SEVERELY DAMAGED A FARMSTEAD AND THEN CAUSED STRONG EF-3
DAMAGE TO TWO HOMES ALONG HIGHWAY 15. THE TORNADO THEN MISSED THE
DOWNTOWN AND RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT OF WAYNE AND SEVERELY DAMAGED A
SOFTBALL COMPLEX ON THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF TOWN.
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED IN THE INDUSTRIAL PARK AREA ON
THE EAST SIDE OF WAYNE. NUMEROUS METAL BUILDING STRUCTURES…SOME
OF THEM QUITE LARGE…SUSTAINED SERIOUS DAMAGE OR WERE MANGLED INTO
RUBBLE. IT WAS HERE THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF-3 WITH A COUPLE SMALL
POCKETS OF LOW END EF-4 DAMAGE. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED NEBRASKA
HIGHWAY 35 AND TOOK DEAD AIM ON THE WAYNE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. TWO
HANGERS WERE FLATTENED. SOME PRIVATE AIRCRAFT WERE TUMBLED AND
RIPPED UP. THE AUTOMATED WEATHER OBSERVING STATION AT THE AIRPORT
WAS TORN UP AS WELL. CONTINUING NORTHEAST…THE TORNADO STRUCK
ANOTHER FARMSTEAD AND CAUSED EF-2 DAMAGE TO A HOME. CROSSING INTO
DIXON COUNTY…THE STORM CONTINUED TO DAMAGE TREES….CROPS…AND
FARMSTEADS UNTIL NARROWING AND DISSIPATING 6 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST
THE STORM SURVEY INVESTIGATION IS STILL ONGOING AND SUBJECT TO
FURTHER COORDINATION WITH LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES.
On July 24, 2008 a tornado made a trek of 50 miles through the state of New Hampshire. This was the longest continuous path on record in New England.
The NWS tornado survey reports that there was damage in 11 New Hampshire communities. There was a mix of EF1 and EF2 damage noted. Thousands of trees were downed and numerous houses and other structures were damaged or destroyed.
There was one fatality in the town of Deerfield. 57 year old Brenda Stevens was killed in her home while protecting her infant grandson.
They say that timing is everything.
A strong thunderstorm was rumbling across Woodville, Maine, on Friday night. That is where Dale Gray, a 52-year-old truck driver lives.
Gray decided he would turn on his home’s electrical generator in his garage, during the storm. Meanwhile, a lightning bolt came down on the opposite side of his street, Energy Drive.
“(The surge) threw me across the room and it made me swear,” Gray told Bangordailynews.com.
Gray’s neighbor across the street fared worse. The lightning bolt hit his home as well, and singed the man’s left forearm.
Both men were treated an released at a nearby hospital and will be fine.
Gray says that trying to get the generator started during a storm was “dumb” and the next time he hears thunder, he will leave it alone.
Taking a direct hit from lightning usually doesn’t have a good outcome. This story has a good ending, however.
19-year-old Connor Benson and his 23-year-old friend Alex Steele of Annapolis, Maryland are now in good condition after lightning strikes on a nearby beach stopped their hearts.
The two men rushed out to the beach to secure some boating equipment during a storm. WJZ-TV in Baltimore reports that as they were standing in wet sand, a lightning bolt struck nearby.
Neighbors, including a doctor saw what happened and rushed to them to begin CPR.
Both men were taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center where they were barely alive. Doctors put them in a medically-induced coma.
“When you put them in a deep coma, the brain is very metabolic and active and by slowing the brain down to a point where it’s barely working, you decrease how much glucose it uses and hopefully decrease how much damage incurs while it did not get the oxygen or the flow that it needed,” said Dr. Keith Goulet of Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Benson and Steele both awoke from the coma on Friday. The family says they have slowly begun to speak and walk and are showing signs of returning to normal.
Rice is a Star Wars buff himself. He created the Darth Valley Challenge, a personal challenge to run a mile through Death Valley at the height of its heat.
On Sunday, Rice made the mile run in 6 minutes and 36 seconds when the temperature was a balmy 129 degrees. This year’s goal was to set a new Guinness World Record for the hottest verified run.
Below, watch Rice’s first run in July 23, 2010.
Survey teams with the National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. The twister was on the ground for about 10 minutes and carved a 4.8 mile path into New Providence and Summit.
Meanwhile, in Hartford County, Connecticut, a tornado touched down on Monday as well causing damage to 20 acres of tobacco plants. Winds were estimated at 86 miles per hour, rating it as an EF-1. No one was hurt.