June 5 and 8, 2007

Last week proved to be a turning point in the weather for southeast Virginia. After Tropical Storm Barry moved through, it seems that we have returned to a wet and stormy period at least in the short term. On June 5th late night storms moved in from the west between midnight and 2am. Some of the storms were severe warned as the winds were gusting to near 60mph with tree limbs coming down and power out all across the area. I went down to downtown Portsmouth just after the storms moved through my area to shoot from the parking garage I have taken many lightning photos from in the past. It was difficult to see as the lightning was embedded in the heavy rains that were falling. We picked up a little over an inch in about twenty minutes. There are four photos below from that evening.

One June 8th, the temps across the area had reached the mid and upper 90's with an approaching cool front from the west and northwest. By about 11pm or so, a line of storms developed near the Richmond area moving southeast towards Hampton Roads. The storms gusted out before reaching the area, however, a new line formed along that outflow boundary and pushed into Hampton Roads with several storms becoming severe in Chesapeake and Suffolk before moving into North Carolina.

STORM VIDEO CLIP: Still to come

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June, 8, 2007


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