Manhattan, NY Flooding
By Stephen Barabas on May 12, 2013, 2:20pm Last modified: May 13, 2013, 5:43pm
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One of the first storm intercepts of the year . . .
Quincy Vagell and myself intercepted a severe warned thunderstorm near and into Manhattan, NY on May 11th 2013, putting in around 200 miles into this trip. After clouds which were were socked in with for most of the morning and early afternoon briefly receded around the New York City area, storms quickly began to fire off of the low-level instability. CAPE managed to increase to about 1200-1500 J/Kg. As a result a few storms were able to reach severe criteria, producing rain fall rains in excess of 3in/hr along with gust winds that produced tree damage and hail up to 1/2in diameter.
Though a marginal setup, we decided to go for it since it's one of the first setups and it was on a Saturday. It turned out to be well worth it as we got video of flooding and even video of the progression of One World Trade Center with it's newly placed antenna spire.