The NWS SPC outlook has not changed much for Day 1, but, we have ‘FutureCast’ which will indicate where the sporadic cells will start to “fire”, and which way these cells will begin to take shape. We expect strong, moderate-lived storms that will fire in Eastern Ohio, and continue to fire in Beaver, Lawrence, and Mercer counties. Check back with the Pennsylvania Weather Authority for more information. Follow us on Facebook, and we are on Twitter @PAWXAuthority. 2:00PM – Storms will begin to develop in South East and Eastern Ohio. 5:00PM – Moisture levels in crease and storms will start to fire in Mercer, Lawrence, Butler Counties 6:00PM – The 5PM storms

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The NWS SPC outlook has not changed much for Day 1, but, we have ‘FutureCast’ which will indicate where the sporadic cells will start to “fire”, and which way these cells will begin to take shape. We expect strong, moderate-lived storms that will fire in Eastern Ohio, and continue to fire in Beaver, Lawrence, and Mercer counties. Check back with the Pennsylvania Weather Authority for more information. Follow us on Facebook, and we are on Twitter @PAWXAuthority. 2:00PM – Storms will begin to develop in South East and Eastern Ohio. 5:00PM – Moisture levels in crease and storms will start to fire in Mercer, Lawrence, Butler Counties 6:00PM – The 5PM storms

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Annually, 37,000 people die each year in vehicle crashes. An additional 2,350,000 are injured or disabled in vehicle accidents yearly, just in the United States. In March of 2017, the storm chasing community lost 3 storm chasers, 2 of which were independent contractors for The Weather Channel. Kelley Williamson and Randy Yarnell were media chasers. Unfortunately, careless driving was the fate of the two and Corbin Lee Jaeger was the victim to their careless driving. But, this post is not to downgrade any of them, but to bring light to careless media chasers. First, media chasing is different than regular storm chasing. When you are media chasing, you have sponsors to

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Annually, 37,000 people die each year in vehicle crashes. An additional 2,350,000 are injured or disabled in vehicle accidents yearly, just in the United States. In March of 2017, the storm chasing community lost 3 storm chasers, 2 of which were independent contractors for The Weather Channel. Kelley Williamson and Randy Yarnell were media chasers. Unfortunately, careless driving was the fate of the two and Corbin Lee Jaeger was the victim to their careless driving. But, this post is not to downgrade any of them, but to bring light to careless media chasers. First, media chasing is different than regular storm chasing. When you are media chasing, you have sponsors to

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A major warm-front will be sweeping Pennsylvania, and yes, temperatures will be reaching near 90-degrees on Wednesday! Even though today, Monday, will be less than 70-degrees – do not fear! The warm air will be coming in tomorrow which will cause the atmosphere to gradually warm for the summer time. But please note, non-severe thunderstorms are expected to “fire” over Ohio, bringing us warmth but also rain. High winds are also expected, but the forecast is really unclear if we will see severe-criteria thunderstorm cells or not. Pittsburgh, PA Forecast State College, PA Forecast Philadelphia, PA Forecast The NWS SPC Outlook for Day 2 highlights thunderstorms for Erie County, and surrounding

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A major warm-front will be sweeping Pennsylvania, and yes, temperatures will be reaching near 90-degrees on Wednesday! Even though today, Monday, will be less than 70-degrees – do not fear! The warm air will be coming in tomorrow which will cause the atmosphere to gradually warm for the summer time. But please note, non-severe thunderstorms are expected to “fire” over Ohio, bringing us warmth but also rain. High winds are also expected, but the forecast is really unclear if we will see severe-criteria thunderstorm cells or not. Pittsburgh, PA Forecast State College, PA Forecast Philadelphia, PA Forecast The NWS SPC Outlook for Day 2 highlights thunderstorms for Erie County, and surrounding

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A major pattern change is ahead after Mother’s Day, which will bring several big changes in the nation’s weather in the new week ahead. An omega block has influenced weather conditions across the U.S. so far this month, but this clog in the atmosphere is finally expected to break down next week. The pattern will slowly transition to an upper-level trough, or southward dip in the jet stream, in the West and an upper-level ridge, or northward bulge of the jet stream, over the East. The jet stream pattern is expected to change after Mother’s Day, with a trough developing in the West and a ridge over the East. The result

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A major pattern change is ahead after Mother’s Day, which will bring several big changes in the nation’s weather in the new week ahead. An omega block has influenced weather conditions across the U.S. so far this month, but this clog in the atmosphere is finally expected to break down next week. The pattern will slowly transition to an upper-level trough, or southward dip in the jet stream, in the West and an upper-level ridge, or northward bulge of the jet stream, over the East. The jet stream pattern is expected to change after Mother’s Day, with a trough developing in the West and a ridge over the East. The result

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When you wake up tomorrow, you will be stunned. Temperatures below 20-degrees will sweep the region overnight, mostly in the higher elevations. You may ask why, since its almost mid-May. Well, Pennsylvania is receiving a cold front. As you can see the current views of the high/low fronts, we have an approaching cold front that will “ride the buffer” of the high-front to the south. This will leave a harsh cold air with some winds tomorrow morning before the kiddo’s get on the bus. Gusts can be over 35 MPH in the higher-regions. Luckily, the cold will not last as long because the cloud-cover is VERY minimal. This will allow the

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When you wake up tomorrow, you will be stunned. Temperatures below 20-degrees will sweep the region overnight, mostly in the higher elevations. You may ask why, since its almost mid-May. Well, Pennsylvania is receiving a cold front. As you can see the current views of the high/low fronts, we have an approaching cold front that will “ride the buffer” of the high-front to the south. This will leave a harsh cold air with some winds tomorrow morning before the kiddo’s get on the bus. Gusts can be over 35 MPH in the higher-regions. Luckily, the cold will not last as long because the cloud-cover is VERY minimal. This will allow the

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BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Flash Flood Warning National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 634 PM EDT FRI MAY 5 2017 The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for… Armstrong County in west central Pennsylvania… Clarion County in west central Pennsylvania… * Until 930 PM EDT. * At 632 PM EDT, radar indicated continuing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is underway in Kittanning. * Some locations that will experience flooding include… Clarion, Vandergrift, Kittanning, Knox, Rimersburg, Ford City, Leechburg, Freeport, New Bethlehem, West Kittanning, North Apollo and West Leechburg. This includes Interstate 80 in

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BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Flash Flood Warning National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 634 PM EDT FRI MAY 5 2017 The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for… Armstrong County in west central Pennsylvania… Clarion County in west central Pennsylvania… * Until 930 PM EDT. * At 632 PM EDT, radar indicated continuing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is underway in Kittanning. * Some locations that will experience flooding include… Clarion, Vandergrift, Kittanning, Knox, Rimersburg, Ford City, Leechburg, Freeport, New Bethlehem, West Kittanning, North Apollo and West Leechburg. This includes Interstate 80 in

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Pennsylvania will experience severe storms tomorrow before hitting a May “deep freeze” till early next week. Everyone will likely see heavier rain showers, and in isolated area severe thunderstorms will be the largest concern. 1/2″ hail and smaller Strong downpours Areal flooding Winds 55 MPH and less (Gusts upto 65 MPH)

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Pennsylvania will experience severe storms tomorrow before hitting a May “deep freeze” till early next week. Everyone will likely see heavier rain showers, and in isolated area severe thunderstorms will be the largest concern. 1/2″ hail and smaller Strong downpours Areal flooding Winds 55 MPH and less (Gusts upto 65 MPH)

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We are doing a HUGE giveaway, valued at nearly $500 USD! We want to promote small businesses and college students, so, we are giving away a copy of Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Plus and 4 – 3″x3″ PA Weather Authority Stickers that you can put on your fridge, laptop, or iPad! All you have to do is: LIKE our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/paweatherauthority/ LIKE our Facebook post! SHARE our Facebook post! We will verify ALL 3 items have been completed before declaring a winner, which will be picked randomly by Fanpage Karma: http://www.fanpagekarma.com/facebook-promotion The winner will be picked on May 14th, 2017.

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We are doing a HUGE giveaway, valued at nearly $500 USD! We want to promote small businesses and college students, so, we are giving away a copy of Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Plus and 4 – 3″x3″ PA Weather Authority Stickers that you can put on your fridge, laptop, or iPad! All you have to do is: LIKE our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/paweatherauthority/ LIKE our Facebook post! SHARE our Facebook post! We will verify ALL 3 items have been completed before declaring a winner, which will be picked randomly by Fanpage Karma: http://www.fanpagekarma.com/facebook-promotion The winner will be picked on May 14th, 2017.

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An unexpected cold front will sweep the region, leaving the cold-wet white stuff falling out of the sky again. Don’t worry! It will not be much, so keep the snow shovels in, but bring out the hats and coats, it’s going to be a cold one! Area A: A small dusting will coat cold surfaces and will make the roads wet, causing a concern for icing to occur so travel safely Monday Morning. Snow will fall throughout Tuesday off and on. Area B: Cold temperatures will let snow fall off and on between Sunday and Tuesday.

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An unexpected cold front will sweep the region, leaving the cold-wet white stuff falling out of the sky again. Don’t worry! It will not be much, so keep the snow shovels in, but bring out the hats and coats, it’s going to be a cold one! Area A: A small dusting will coat cold surfaces and will make the roads wet, causing a concern for icing to occur so travel safely Monday Morning. Snow will fall throughout Tuesday off and on. Area B: Cold temperatures will let snow fall off and on between Sunday and Tuesday.

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As I sit here and think about what to type, I have one word. Amazing. This was the first actual chase I had where I had a co-pilot. Even better, he knew about weather and what to look for! Not many chasers are lucky to have a co-pilot/navigator during chasing. Dean and Laura were alone yesterday, which was a bit worrisome since we were under an Enhanced Risk and tornado watch. I picked up my navigator just north of Butler, and we started heading south to Saxonburg, PA. They have a history of tornadoes and funnels since it’s so flat. When we pulled in, it was probably only 6-minutes we were

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As I sit here and think about what to type, I have one word. Amazing. This was the first actual chase I had where I had a co-pilot. Even better, he knew about weather and what to look for! Not many chasers are lucky to have a co-pilot/navigator during chasing. Dean and Laura were alone yesterday, which was a bit worrisome since we were under an Enhanced Risk and tornado watch. I picked up my navigator just north of Butler, and we started heading south to Saxonburg, PA. They have a history of tornadoes and funnels since it’s so flat. When we pulled in, it was probably only 6-minutes we were

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