With a cold frontal passage through the area early Friday afternoon I was hoping for at least one decent cell to chase. There wasn’t – it all happened well to the east – but I did at least identify and track a convective line that eventually intensified over the Delmarva peninsula. I set up shop on Route 3 east of Fredericksburg to watch the line, with particular interest in the southern end:

Alas, the northern end of the line was the part that developed this time and those cells were already heading northeast and were close to crossing the Potomac River by this time. I followed the line eastward to Route 301 but threw in the towel early when nothing else developed, even after the SPC had posted a Mesoscale Discussion for all of Virginia east of the Blue Ridge. For a week that originally held at least a modicum of chasing potential the past few days have been a big disappointment.

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