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Saturday, June 30, 2001

National Weather Service Advisories

8 Severe thunderstorm warnings:
2:20pm - Kent county, MD.
5:57pm - Queen Annes and Kent county, MD.
7:02pm - Caroline county, MD.
7:38pm - Bucks county, PA.
10:31pm - Morris and Sussex county, NJ.
10:53pm - Bucks county, PA.
11:50pm - Somerset county, NJ.
11:56pm - Middlesex county, NJ.

1 Special marine warning:
4:14pm - Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet, NJ.

4 Non precipitation warnings:
5:15am - Heat warning.
11:10am - Heat warning and heat advisory.
4:40pm - Heat warning and heat advisory.
10:45pm - Heat warning and heat advisory.

1 Preliminary local storm report:

Almanac and other measurements

Allentown, PA.
High: 90 at 2:56pm
Low: 68 at 5:18am
Precipitation: Trace
Highest wind gust: 24 mph
Noteable weather: Thunderstorm

Philadelphia, PA.
High: 94
Low: 76
Precipitation: Trace
Highest wind gust: N/A
Noteable weather: Thunderstorm

Wilmington, DE.
High: 89 at 2:23pm
Low: 70 at 5:24am
Precipitation: 0.00"
Highest wind gust: 20 mph
Noteable weather: Fog

Pomona/Atlantic City, NJ.
High: 85 at 12:50pm
Low: 69 at 4:46am
Precipitation: 0.00"
Highest wind gust: 16 mph
Noteable weather: Fog

Weather summary
A warm southwesterly flow continued across the region pumping in hot and humid air. The unstable airmass allowed thunderstorms to develop during the afternoon. Some continued into the evening and became severe.

Storm Reports

2 weather-related deaths:
1:30pm - 23 year old male struck and killed by lightning on Island Beach State Park, Ocean county, NJ.

Time unknown - 63 year old female found dead in her Philadelphia home. This death was related to the heat.

8 weather-related injuries:
1:30pm - 1 male nearly struck by lightning at Island Beach State Park, Ocean county NJ. 23 year old friend killed.

8:50pm - 7 firefighters injured, 1 serious from the Perkasie and Quakertown voluenteer companies when a bolt of lightning struck nearby a home, earlier struck by lightning on the 1800 block of Ridge Road in East Rockhill Township/Perkasie, Bucks county, PA.

2 tornado/funnel cloud reports:
7:45pm - Funnel cloud reported near Chalfont, Bucks county, PA.

8:50pm - Funnel cloud reported near Perkasie, Bucks county, PA.

10 wind damage reports:
6:30pm - Paddle boats and kayaks overturned from Rock Hall southward. Several water rescues in Rock Hall, Kent county, MD.

6:45pm - Wires pulled down across the southern part of the county in Queenstown, Queen Anne's county, MD.

7:00pm - Few trees down with one damaging a house in Morristown, Morris county, NJ.

7:10pm - Numerous trees down in the Caroline county, MD. Denton was the hardest hit.

7:45pm - Numerous large limbs down across the Central part of Bucks county, especially near Doylestown.

8:50pm - Thunderstorm wind gust estimated over 40 mph. Branches down in Perkasie, Bucks county, PA.

11:05pm - Large tree down, damage to a roof, objects blown around and damaged in Bedminster, Bucks county, PA.

11:52pm - Trees and wires down in Montgomery township/Hillsborough, Somerset county, NJ.

12:06am - Trees down in East Brunswick, Middlesex county, NJ.

12:12am - Trees down, 1 into a house in Sayreville, Middlesex county, NJ.

1 hail report:
7:10pm - Hail, size unknown, in Denton, Caroline county, MD.

2 other severe reports:
8:50pm - Considerable lightning, doppler radar storm estimates of 3 inches of rain, and house struck by lightning in Perkasie, Bucks county, PA.

12:06am - House struck by lightning in East Brunswick, Middlesex county, NJ.