AOSC Seminar
October 27, 2016

The Thundery Summer of 2016: A Review of Severe Weather Events in the D.C. Region, Including the Ellicott City Flash Flood


Jeffrey Halverson
Geography and Environmental Systems, UMBC, MD
Abstract:  

As Severe Storms Expert for the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang, the author keeps his finger on the daily pulse of convective storms impacting the D.C.-Baltimore region. In this presentation, I review a season's worth of noteworthy thunderstorm events from May-September, 2016. Highlighted are specific, challenging cases including several supercell/giant hail days; Columbia, MD tornado; a couple of troubling "fizzles" and the mesometeorology of an event that grabbed national headlines: The highly destructive Ellicott City flash flood.