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!

Fall Weather Forecast: Roller Coaster Temperatures, Early Start to Winter

Believe it or not, the year 2017 is 70% over. The leaves are beginning to change, and by this time next month many areas of Pennsylvania will be peaking regarding fall foliage. The past two years featured hot summers and warm falls. So much so, most of us have not seen snow in December since 2014. However this year, summer was not too hot. It was relatively rare to reach temperatures in the 90s across PA. The past two weeks have been on the cooler side, with highs often in the 50s to low 70s and lows in the mid…MORE...

RAW VIDEO: Possible Tornado, Power Flashes in West York, PA

A tornado warned supercell thunderstorm moved through Adams and York County late this afternoon. The storms had a history of producing damaging winds and hail. Here is a video taken in West York, PA of what may be a tornado and a power flash. Check it out and give this video a share above!

Chilly Start to Labor Day Weekend As Early Fall Looms

Friday is the first day of September, and the first day of Meteorological Fall. Temperatures have been cooler than normal for a week straight, and this looks to only be the beginning. This time last year, temperatures were soaring into the 80s and 90s well into September. This year however, temperatures look to stay below normal for at least the first three weeks of September. Forecast lows for Thursday Night and Friday Night are downright cold. The northern tier of PA will drop into the upper 30s, while the rest of the state lowers into the 40s. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia…MORE...

RAW VIDEO: Significant Storm Damage in Central PA

A severe line of thunderstorms swept across Pennsylvania Saturday, leaving damage behind in many areas due to wind gusts of 60-70 MPH. Check out this video below of damage near Altoona, PA.

2017 Solar Eclipse – Pennsylvania Max Coverage Times & Percentages

Finally, the 2017 Solar Eclipse is just about here! Weather conditions are looking good with mostly sunny skies expected. To view your location’s maximum coverage time and percentage, find your county and town below. The list is in alphabetical order by county. Please share this with your friends, as it covers over 300 locations! Adams County Gettysburg – 78.6% – 2:41 PM Carroll Valley – 79.1% – 2:41 PM McSherrystown – 78.4% – 2:41 PM Biglerville – 78.5% – 2:41 PM New Oxford – 78.3% – 2:41 PM Allegheny County Pittsburgh – 80.8% – 2:35 PM Bethel Park – 81.2%…MORE...

INTERACTIVE: How much do you know PA? Weather Edition

Think you know PA Weather? Put your knowledge to the test below and be sure to share your quiz result with your friends!

Check Out This PA State Map for August 21st Eclipse Timing and Blockage Percentages

At this point we all know about the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st. While the state of Pennsylvania is not in the path of totality, we will still see 70 – 83.4% sun blockage. Areas in Southwestern and Southcentral PA will see near and above 80% blockage. Northeastern PA will see the least amount of sun blockage. Check out this video for many more details including timing and city-by-city blockage percentages. The best time to view the eclipse will be at 2:42 PM. We highly recommend using protective glasses, which can be found on several websites for cheap. Share…MORE...

RAW VIDEO: Tornado Flips Cars into Road in Maryland

A tornado tore through parts of Maryland’s Eastern Shore today, causing significant damage. The tornado occurred near Salisbury, MD, just west of Ocean City. A house was destroyed and cars were flipped. Check out the video below of the tornado flipping a vehicle through a parking lot. Be sure to watch until the end. Be sure to share this shocking video with your friends below!

TORNADO PHOTOS: View Photo Gallery of Friday’s Fulton County Tornado

Just before 6 PM Friday, a Tornado Warning was issued for a supercell thunderstorm in Fulton County. The county sits on the Maryland Line in Southcentral PA. The NWS State College Survey Team traveled to the area Saturday, and confirmed an EF-1 tornado took place. Maximum wind speeds were estimated to be between 95-105 MPH. The tornado occurred in Needmore, Southern Fulton County. Below is a gallery of photos displaying the event as it happened and the damage it left behind. Click a photo to enlarge it. Credit goes to Desiree Kendall, a follower from the area. Remember to share…MORE...

Severe Storms Likely Friday Across Much of Pennsylvania

The Storm Prediction Center has labeled all of Western and Central PA in a Slight Risk for Friday. In addition, the majority of Eastern PA except the Philadelphia Area is under a Marginal Risk. Scattered strong to severe storms will develop Friday Afternoon and Evening and move north. Here is a future simulated radar image for 8 PM Friday Evening. At this point the majority of activity remains throughout Western PA and the mountains of Central PA. If you plan to be outdoors in these areas Friday Evening, we advise you to keep a close eye on the radar. As…MORE...

Major Rainfall Amounts Expected Friday into Saturday, High Flash Flood Risk

A coastal storm will bring heavy rain to much of the state beginning Friday Afternoon. Rainfall will then intensify heading into Friday Night, lasting through Saturday Afternoon. Some areas will likely end up with nearly 5″ of rain along the Maryland Border. There may be pockets of over a half foot of rain where persistent banding occurs. Rain will begin in Southcentral PA around noon Friday, expanding to cover much of the southern half of PA by the evening. It will then become heavier heading into the night especially south of the turnpike. Here is what we expect the radar…MORE...

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...

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