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Lots of stormy Tuesday afternoons in spring/summer 2018, with 5/15, 7/17, and now 8/14 on our list. I think you messed up on two storms that are marked as occurring in 2014 - the storms occurred on 5/11, the day before Mother's day, and Thursday 5/23 both in 2013. And why is the monster storm of Friday April 19 2002 not included - that broke a crazy spring heat wave in my 7th grade year. My Supertrans bus crashed on the way back from Horace Mann school in Riverdale in blinding torrential rain.


Hi John, thanks for pointing out the error with the years; it's been corrected. And thank you for you recollection of the thunderstorm of 4/19/2002. This may be a case of a localized storm because I have nothing written in my journal about a severe storm that afternoon. Also, looking at the month's weather summary shows that the day's 0.23" of rain fell over the course of five hours (5-10PM), so at least in Central Park there was no deluge.

John R Taylor

What happened to the stormy period of early July 1997, with disappointing thunderstorms on July 3 (which was predicted to be far worse than it was), and then the terrible storms two days apart on Monday the 7th and Wednesday the 9th?


Hi John, the thunderstorms chosen for the post were based on what I wrote in my journals about them, and during the first week of July 1997 I didn't have much to say about the storms except that the one that struck on 7/7 between 5-530 PM shut down some subway lines in Queens for four hours.

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