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June 6th, 2005 - Severe Weather Outbreak

A significant outbreak of severe weather occurred on the 6th of June. It began early in the morning (which is unusual for the Eastern United States - most times, we have to wait for the heating of the afternoon to fuel the storms), in Western Pennsylvania, and spread eastward into the Central and Eastern two-thirds of the State.

Most of the severe reports were of downburst wind damage, with some large hail, as well. See the Summary Preliminary Storm Report for some of the details.

A Storm Damage Survey was conducted Tuesday in Tioga County. An F0 tornado occurred at Hammond Lake. Read the results of the survey on the Public Information Statement.

Another Storm Damage Survey was conducted Tuesday in Lycoming County. An F1 tornado occurred near Huntersville. Read the results of the survey on the Public Information Statement.

Severe Storm moving through Tioga County

Severe Storm moving through Tioga County late Monday Morning (6 June 2005)

Tioga County Composite Reflectivity 11:03 AM - 12:07 PM (Animated GIF ~ 436 KB)
Tioga County Storm Relative Motion 11:03 AM - 12:07 PM (Animated GIF ~ 132 KB)
Centre County Composite Reflectivity 11:03 AM - 12:07 PM (Animated GIF ~ 378 KB)
Centre County Storm Relative Motion 11:03 AM - 12:07 PM (Animated GIF ~ 232 KB)
Lycoming County 0.5 degree Reflectivity 12:20 - 1:20 PM (Animated GIF ~ 1.94MB)
Lycoming County 0.5 degree Storm Relative Motion 12:20 - 1:20 PM (Animated GIF ~ 628 KB)
Lycoming County Reflectivity/SRM Toggle 12:42 PM (Animated GIF ~ 232 KB)
Lycoming County Reflectivity/SRM Toggle 12:50 PM (Animated GIF ~ 244 KB)
Lycoming County Reflectivity/SRM Toggle 12:55 PM (Animated GIF ~ 204 KB)
Visible Satellite/Lightning Loop 12:01 - 1:32 PM (Animated GIF ~ 483 KB)

Storm Damage Pictures

 


Hail Spike (Three-Body Scatter Spike) on Storm over Northern Dauphin and Lebanon Counties - Produced Nickel sized hail
Hail Spike (Three-Body Scatter Spike or TBSS) on Storm over Northern Dauphin and Lebanon Counties - Produced Nickel sized hail. The elongated reflectivity pattern emanating radially outward from the center of the storm is an indication of the TBSS. Studies have shown this radar signature is typically associated with large hail and NWS meteorologists are trained to identify this signature for possible severe weather warnings. This was one of many TBSS's that day, all of which produced Penny to Golf-ball sized hail.


 
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