Severe Weather

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…MORE...
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...
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!
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...
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!
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...
A tornado-warned supercell thunderstorm near Scranton, PA in the area of Pittston produced what has been ruled the strongest tornado in Pennsylvania history for the month of February with winds of 120 MPH. Here is the video, check it out!   This #tornado occurred this afternoon near Dupont, #Pennsylvania. Video: Jolene Ann Airwyke-Rose pic.twitter.com/c7xyV55Vdz — Zach Sharpe (@StormChaserZach) February 25, 2017 Be sure to share this historic event below using the icons! Stay safe!  
While many of us are enjoying the abnormally warm weather for this time of year, we are tracking a potent cold front that will be pushing across the state during the day Tomorrow. It currently stands that Central and Eastern PA will have a more likely chance of experiencing these strong to severe storms Tomorrow due to it occurring later in the day. Western PA will be first to be hit by the cold front, anywhere between 5 AM and 8 AM, this will lead to downpours and possibly a rumble of thunder. Because it is occurring early in the morning…MORE...
On February 24th, 2016, multiple tornadoes touched down from the New York Border to the Maryland Border. This year, parts of the state will face the threat of severe thunderstorms just one day later. While we don’t expect tornadoes this time around due to far different dynamics, strong to severe storms containing mainly damaging winds will be possible Saturday. A low pressure system moving through the Central Plains and Upper Midwest will cut to our west Thursday and Friday, pushing temperatures in Central and Southern PA over the 70 degree mark both days. By Saturday, warm air will still be…MORE...
THE FORECAST FOR HURRICANE HERMINE HAS BEEN UPDATED SINCE THE RELEASE OF THIS ARTICLE. SEE THE LATEST UPDATE BY CLICKING HERE. As we get closer and closer to the time period we are watching (Saturday through Monday), the more clear it is becoming that much of our local beaches and even a good portion of PA will be impacted by Tropical Storm Hermine this Weekend. Over the last 48 hours, guidance has continued the trend NW putting much of the area in the line of fire. With that being said, we are still 72+ hours away from impact…there is still…MORE...
Bowing-Line Segments Capable of Producing Damaging Winds Possible Sunday A system pushing through Ohio right now, will be crossing Pennsylvania during the overnight hours and into the day on Sunday. Due to cloud coverage, Western PA will be in for a chance of showers and downpours, but nothing severe. However, skies will be more clear to the East, which will lead to increased instability and the potential for Severe Weather. The Storm Prediction Center states the potential exists for isolated bowing-line segments capable of producing damaging winds. Tornado risk seems to be rather limited this time around, but the threat for straight-line wind damage is a concern. Timing: Showers/downpours will arrive…MORE...
Severe Thunderstorm Update, Slight Risk Expanded Since last night’s update, the Storm Prediction Center has now expanded their SLIGHT RISK for Severe Weather to cover just about the entire state with the exception for far Northwest PA. These storms will still be isolated, with many locations not seeing a drop of rain. However, areas that do receive these storms, will be in for some intense storms capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60mph and even a tornado. Timing: The threat exists all day for Storms, but the most vulnerable time looks to be in the late Afternoon and Evening hours. Below is the updated…MORE...
Isolated Supercells Capable of Producing Damaging Winds and a Tornado or Two Possible Tuesday The only way to breakdown this pattern of extreme heat and humidity is to have multiple systems pass through the area, and sure enough that is what we have here this week. Tomorrow a potent system will be passing through our state, leading to the chance of Severe Weather for the entire State. Will this be a widespread Severe Threat? No. There will be ISOLATED storms throughout the area, however, the storms that do develop look to be on the potent side. Strong enough that the Storm Prediction Center has mentioned the words, supercell and tornadoes. The tornado threat is…MORE...
Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Saturday Strong to Severe Thunderstorms have the potential of disrupting your plans for your Saturday. A line of storms will pushing from Northwest to Southeast throughout the first half of your day Saturday, possibly producing bowing segments that have the capabilities of producing damaging winds. These storms will be hit or miss meaning NOT EVERY TOWN will see a storm. The earlier this system arrives Tomorrow, the less chance of this line producing Severe Weather. However, if it comes in a little slower, areas that receive this line in the afternoon/early evening hours have the better chance of experiencing Severe Weather…MORE...
Potential Flooding For Parts of PA Tomorrow, Flash Flood Watches are in Effect Tomorrow poses the chance for scattered downpours and thunderstorms, that have the ability to produce flash flooding. The best chance for these downpours and storms are expected to be in Eastern PA Tomorrow and because of that, Flash Flood Watches are in place. Those counties in the green shade are under a FLASH FLOOD WATCH through Monday Evening. These areas have already accumulated a couple inches of rainfall over the last few days, with an additional 1 to 2 more inches of rainfall possible Tomorrow with these scattered downpours. The few counties in the light brown shade are under a HAZARDOUS…MORE...

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