Lead Forecaster Josh Adams

Hello, my name is Josh Adams. This year I am a junior in high school in South Central PA. I have had a passion for weather since I was five or six years old, watching the Weather Channel when the average kid my age was watching cartoons. At age 11, I discovered that there is a significant amount of weather info online from knowledgeable meteorologists to weather models and everything in between. I had the privilege to take part in a group that held informational weather discussions nearly everyday. I gained a significant amount of knowledge in several months back in 2012, constantly studying meteorology for hours each and just about every day. I created Northeast Weather Action in early 2013, just after the previous winter had ended. Things were pretty slow to start, however the winter of 2013-2014 greatly helped grow the page. Several of my forecasts verified nicely across the area. I met Chris during that winter in a facebook group, and we talked often about anticipated weather events. Just before the start of the 2014-2015 Winter, I added Chris to Northeast Weather Action (now Pennsylvania Weather Action), and once again we hit several key forecasts. Chris and I are looking forward to giving you the most up to date and reliable forecasts!

Severe Storms, Flooding Expected Thursday Night into Friday

Yet another round of severe storms is expected to impact the area Thursday Night into Friday. The NWS/NOAA Storm Prediction Center has already highlighted the threat of severe thunderstorms and flooding across Central and Eastern PA. Many communities in Central and Eastern PA are still recovering from torrential rainfall that occurred this past weekend. Some locations soaked up nearly 5″ of rain. Harrisburg International Airport recorded 4.27″ of rainfall in one hour, breaking the previous record of 4.00″ set in 1969. With another 1-3″ of rainfall expected Thursday Night into Friday throughout Southern and Eastern PA, flooding will be a…MORE...

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…MORE...

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…MORE...

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…MORE...

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…MORE...

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.…MORE...

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…MORE...

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!

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…MORE...

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…MORE...

Final Call Snowfall Forecast For Friday Morning’s Snow

We hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Thursday afternoon because the weather is about to change…fast. From temperatures in the 50s and 60s, to accumulating snow within a 12 hour period is pretty impressive and that is exactly what we are anticipating going into the overnight hours. Because surface temperatures are so warm, especially for our southern counties, precipitation may start off as some rain showers, before transitioning to snow. Below is the GFS showing a push of rain and snow into the area by 10 PM tonight:  After midnight, most areas will be experiencing some steady wet snow, with…MORE...

Second Call Snowfall Forecast For Friday Morning’s Snow

A strong cold front moving through Thursday will be followed by a fast moving wave of snow Friday Morning. Snow will move into Southwestern and West Central PA by around 12 AM Friday. Here is the NAM Model Radar Forecast for 1 AM Friday. At this point, snow will be accumulating mainly on grassy surfaces. However as the night goes on and ground surfaces continue to cool, slushy snow will likely begin to accumulate on the roads mainly in areas receiving moderate snow rates. Below is the NAM Model Radar Forecast for 7 AM Friday. Snow is expected to end…MORE...

Severe Storms Packing Damaging Winds, Large Hail, and Isolated Tornadoes Likely Wednesday

Severe thunderstorms will pop-up Wednesday Afternoon ahead of an organized line anticipated to move through by the late afternoon and evening depending on location. The NWS Storm Prediction Center has now expanded the Slight Risk to cover the entire state. There is the possibility of an Enhanced Risk being warranted across Southern PA. We expect storms to fire Wednesday Afternoon, some of which will likely turn severe. There is the possibility of a couple cells turning tornadic mainly in Southern and Central PA. By late Wednesday Afternoon we expect an organized line of strong to severe thunderstorms to develop just…MORE...

Another Round of Severe Storms Expected Wednesday

Severe thunderstorms tore through the eastern half of the state Saturday, delivering widespread wind damage along with golf ball sized hail and even two tornadoes. An EF-2 tornado outside of Scranton in the town of Pittston packed winds of 120 MPH and was observed to be nearly a third-mile wide. The tornado was the strongest in Pennsylvania history for the month of February. A similar setup will be in place Wednesday, with a low pressure system traveling to our north. Along with very high CAPE values for this time of the year, there will be much more lift Wednesday compared…MORE...

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