Figure 1 (left).
Our notorious outflow boundary on 2007-07-06 at 22Z. Courtesy
But, as we know now, it held together and
moved a lot further west than I thought it would. It just kept on going, and as it
unstable air over NYC and Long Island, it managed to lift the air and ignite
a whole line of thunderstorms from Brooklyn out into the Atlantic. I would
call it a little "mesoscale back door front."
showing the outflow boundary and the subsequent ignition of a new line of
thunderstorms from Brooklyn out into the ocean. By the way, just after I got
home from Manhattan, we had, here in central west Brooklyn, 1 minute of
thunder and raindrops the size of quarters (had to be melting hail), but that was it;
we were on the
northwest edge of the strong storm that blossomed over central Brooklyn and
moved southeastward. But in south central Brooklyn they had torrential rain
and penny sized hail.
So in the other 4 boroughs they'd
say our forecast was perfect, but in Brooklyn they said "throw the bums