Enhanced Risk of Severe Storms Monday With Threat For Damaging Winds, Hail, Isolated Tornadoes

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has already highlighted much of Eastern PA in an Enhanced Risk for severe storms Monday. Widespread severe thunderstorms are expected across the area. A line of strong storms will form in Central PA in the late morning and early afternoon hours of Monday. The line is then likely to turn severe as tears east into Eastern PA late afternoon into early Monday Evening. The model above is forecasting the radar for 5:00 PM Monday. As you can see, potent storms will be moving into Allentown, Reading, Lancaster, and York. These storms are expected to produce…

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Strong to Severe Storms Possible Across Much of PA Sunday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has labeled much of Western and Central PA in a Slight Risk Sunday. With the ground already saturated throughout much of the western part of the state, the flash flooding risk will be particularly high. Even pop-up, non-severe storms may cause flooding in flood-prone regions. MAP: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM RISK ON SUNDAY Area A – Locations included in this region are under a Slight Risk. This means scattered severe thunderstorms are expected. Area B – Locations included in this region are under a Marginal Risk. This means isolated severe thunderstorms are expected, and mainly short-lived. The greatest risk Sunday…

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Severe Thunderstorms Expected Sunday & Monday; Flash Flooding & Damaging Winds Possible

After what has seemed like a long break from severe weather, strong to severe storms will target the state Sunday and Monday. Much of the western half of the state has experienced abundant amounts of rainfall over the past few days due to non-severe, slow moving storms. Suburbs of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, and Altoona have all seen flash flooding over the past few days. With the ground waterlogged in many areas, it will not take much more rain for significant flash flooding to occur. SPC RISK MAP FOR SUNDAY (6/18) Area A – This includes Western PA as well as much…

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First Significant Heat Wave of the Season Begins Sunday

After a cool May, many people have been questioning when will sustained summer-like weather officially begin? We are happy to say a sustained period of warmer than normal temperatures will begin Sunday and last through at least next Thursday. Beyond that is too far out to say with much confidence that we see above/below normal temps. Below is a look at our current pattern: A persistent ridge out west has led to a trough in the east, resulting in a lot of cool and damp days across our state. As we head into the weekend, a rather quick pattern change…

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Heavy Rain With Strong Storms Next Few Days, Then Dramatic Pattern Change

If you have any outdoor plans this weekend, you might want to think of a plan B. A significant low pressure system will be sitting over our region for a few days, leaving us with cold and damp conditions. Heavy rain will push into the region from the south tonight, overspreading the whole state by midnight. The rain will be steady and heavy at times through at least the mid to late morning hours. Below is the hi-res HRRR model valid for 8 AM Friday morning: As we head into the afternoon, rain will become scattered in nature. However this…

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6 Tornadoes Confirmed, Nearly 10,000 Customers Still Without Power in PA Due to Monday’s Storms

The National Weather Service has confirmed six tornadoes across Western Pennsylvania. Three EF-0 tornadoes and three EF-1 tornadoes. The strongest confirmed tornado occurred in Centre County, northeast of State College. The NWS estimates the tornado tore through with winds of 110 MPH based on accessed damage in the area. Surprisingly enough, a tornado warning was not in effect at the time of the touch down. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in place. Straight line winds, which can be as strong as an EF-0 and EF-1 Tornado, were observed in dozens of locations throughout much of the state. Below is a…

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Late Week Persistent Rain Followed By May SNOW Showers Early Next Week

Much of the state with the exception of Southeast PA experienced severe thunderstorms Monday. Many people are cleaning up from the abundant wind damage caused by the storms. One homeowner in Huntingdon had a close call when a large tree in his front yard came crashing down. Another system plans to move through the area late this week. Rain will move into the state Thursday Afternoon and persist through the day on Friday, before ending in most locations Friday Night. Rainfall will range from just a half inch in some areas to over 2″ in others. View expected amounts below.…

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RAW VIDEO: LIKELY TORNADO/STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE IN BRADFORD, PA

A tornado warned supercell moved through many locations in Northwestern PA Monday Afternoon. As the storm moved through McKean County, the NWS issued a Tornado Warning stating a large and dangerous tornado was possible with the supercell. The damage looks to casued by either a tornado or straight line winds. Here is a video of extensive damage to a golf course near Bradford. Take a look! Share the storm damage with your friends and family below using the icons below! Stay safe!

Enhanced Risk of Severe Thunderstorms Packing Damaging Winds, Hail, & Isolated Tornadoes Monday

The Storm Prediction Center has labeled much of the state under a slight or enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms for Monday (5/1). An organized line of storms ahead of an approaching cold front will move across the state from west to east Monday Afternoon and Evening. A few isolated cells ahead of the main line have the best potential to produce a tornado in Central PA. However, the highlight of the day will be a widely impacting line of severe thunderstorms. The greatest threat with this line will be damaging winds of 60-70MPH. Here is a timeline of the anticipated…

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Earthquake Hits Lancaster County

A small 2.3 magnitude earthquake hit Lancaster County earlier this afternoon near Millersville. Fortunately enough, no damage was done. However, several people out there did report that they felt the earthquake. Earthquakes are not too common here in PA. On average we only experience one or two earthquake per decade. With most of the earthquakes creating little to no damage.

RAW VIDEO: Reported Tornado Tears Through Warren County, PA

A tornado was reported by several sources including a 911 Call Center and other emergency management employees in Northern Warren County Thursday Evening. The supercell thunderstorm had just gone tornado warned at the time of the reports. The video below displays a funnel cloud with a potential touchdown. Great video from Miranda Rose Miller in Warren County. This was reportedly taken from Piccadilly Hill Road, showing an obvious funnel. #pawx pic.twitter.com/0lnLsC8xIN — Geoff Cornish (@StormOfCorn) April 21, 2017 Be sure to share the action using the icons below!

Heavy Rain Thursday Turns into Accumulating Snow for Some on Friday

A potent storm system will be making large impacts to our weather starting tomorrow and lasting through Friday. Heavy rain is expected tomorrow, especially for the eastern half of the state. As the storm system passes to our north, winds will change to a cold northwest flow, this will allow for any rain showers to change to snow showers for areas in western pa on Friday and even accumulating snow for some areas. First, tomorrow is an all day rain event for just about all of us. There will likely be breaks in the rainfall, but it will be off…

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Significant Rainfall Expected Friday, Flooding Possible

A low pressure system that is currently tracking over Illinois will be responsible for a complete washout state-wide during the day Tomorrow and will even linger into early Saturday Morning. The low pressure system will track right over PA, before transferring into a coastal low, that will produce wintry weather for the New England states Tomorrow into Saturday. If you have any plans up north this weekend, especially across Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, be on the look out for a major winter storm for this time of year. Fortunately for us, it is just a plain rainfall this time…

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Final Call Snowfall Forecast For Imminent Crippling Blizzard

We are now just several hours away from a crippling blizzard that will bury places with a widespread 1 to even 2 feet of snow. We cannot stress enough that you do not want to be driving in this storm at any point Tomorrow. Here are the latest watches and warnings from the NWS. Blizzard Warnings are up across much of Eastern PA. The snow will start 10 PM to 1 AM south to north. Below is the HRRR valid 12 AM tonight showing the first snow bands entering southern pa: The snow quickly begins to intensify and by 3…

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Second Call Forecast For Tuesday’s Crippling Winter Storm

Over the last 24 hours since our first call, guidance has trended more aggressive in terms of snow amounts for much of state Monday Night into Tuesday. The closer we get to impact, the more confidence we are having that this will go down as one of the largest March snowstorms in recorded history. We will take a look at the NAM model to breakdown the timing. Snow will begin to overspread the area from south to north between 9 PM Monday through midnight Tuesday, below is the NAM valid 11 PM Monday night:  By 2 AM Tuesday Morning much…

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