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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First Call Snowfall Forecast For Tuesday’s Major Winter Storm

We are now under 60 hours away from a major winter storm that will impact the area Monday Night into Tuesday. This storm will likely go down as one of the top March snowstorms on record across the Northeast. There is no doubt that the storm is coming, at this point we are just trying to narrow down the track and as of this evening, there is quite a bit of spread. For our first call snow map, we generally took a blend of all the guidance we look at, not favoring one over the other, instead took a middle…

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Scenarios For Tuesday’s Potentially Crippling Winter Storm

OUR FIRST CALL SNOWFALL FORECAST HAS BEEN RELEASED >>> CLICK HERE TO VIEW On March 14th, 1993, one of the largest winter storms ever recorded decimated much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Now, 24 years later, a major storm will likely impact many of the same areas late Monday Night into Tuesday. We are now confident enough to say a storm is likely to hit the area Monday Night into Tuesday. At this point, it simply comes down to the track this storm will take. An area of low pressure will be dropping out of the Midwest and dig just…

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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…

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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…

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First Call Snow Forecast Thursday Night into Friday Morning

We are tracking a weak area of low pressure that will develop to our west and take a path just south of our state, putting most, if not all areas, on the cold side of the storm. This will lead to a light to moderate snowfall for many during the Thursday Night and Friday Morning time period. Snow will develop across much of PA by Midnight Friday Morning. We will have to keep a close eye on southern pa’s temperatures, as warmer temperatures may allow for rain to mix in with the snowfall, or may prohibit snow from accumulating. Below…

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RAW VIDEO: Dangerous Squall Passes Through The State College Area

As a forecaster, snow squalls are one of the most dangerous weather phenomenons we have to forecast. You can go from a perfectly calm day, to blizzard conditions within a couple minutes, putting motorists at extreme risk. Today, unfortunately there has been many reports of accidents across the state. One of the hardest hit areas was the State College area.  Below is an eye-witness video posted by Garrett Bastardi. Check out his Facebook page here>>>Garrett Bastardi Weather   Another video when winds were gusting close to 50mph with blizzard conditions. -GB Posted by Garrett Bastardi Weather on Friday, March 3,…

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