Pittsburgh radar loop - Sat, Sept 8, 2012
Radar imagery from wunderground.com.

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Laurelville had some really interesting weather today. The overnight “low” temperature was about 75 °F. It turns out that was our high for the day. Shortly before seven, an intense, fast-moving storm went through. Unfortunately, it brought down a tree onto some vehicles in the process.

The fallen tree
The top half of a large beech.

(This is when a host has to be at his best!)

Just before lunch, a second intense system went through. The winds weren’t quite as powerful, but the rain came down hard.

I think we basically experienced a double derecho. On the radar, you can see two intense lines move through western Pennsylvania. With each one, there was a dramatic drop in temperature, and we totaled about 1″ of rain.

Weather data
Weather data from the nearby Mammoth Park weather station

By late afternoon, Jacob’s Creek was really thundering along…

Jacob's Creek Falls
Jacob’s Creek Falls

Last night, we had the windows open and fans running, but not tonight. The temperature is down to 57 °F as I type, and it’s falling to the mid-40s.

It’s been a long day. Good night!