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

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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 line.

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STORM PREDICTION CENTER RISK MAP

Area A – Enhanced RiskSevere thunderstorms will include damaging winds and scattered hail when moving through this area. The majority of locations within this risk zone will be impacted. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

Area B – Slight Risk: Severe thunderstorms featuring mainly damaging winds will move through this area. Locations most at risk are east of Pittsburgh, Butler, and Washington, and west of Gettysburg, Harrisburg, and Scranton.

Area C – Marginal RiskStrong storms will be form in far Western PA early Monday Afternoon. In Eastern PA, “the leftovers” of the mentioned line of storms will move through the area late Monday Evening.

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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!

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