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. Advertisements

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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. Advertisements

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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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Convective Outlooks SPC issues Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 Convective Outlooks that depict non-severe thunderstorm areas and severe thunderstorm threats across the contiguous United States, along with a text narrative. The categorical forecast specifies the level of the overall severe weather threat via numbers (e.g., 5), descriptive labeling (e.g., HIGH), and colors (e.g., magenta). The probabilistic forecast directly expresses the best estimate of a severe weather event occurring within 25 miles of a point. The text narrative begins with a listing of severe thunderstorm risk areas by state and/or geographic region. This is followed by a concise, plain-language summary of the type(s) of threat along with timing that is

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Convective Outlooks SPC issues Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 Convective Outlooks that depict non-severe thunderstorm areas and severe thunderstorm threats across the contiguous United States, along with a text narrative. The categorical forecast specifies the level of the overall severe weather threat via numbers (e.g., 5), descriptive labeling (e.g., HIGH), and colors (e.g., magenta). The probabilistic forecast directly expresses the best estimate of a severe weather event occurring within 25 miles of a point. The text narrative begins with a listing of severe thunderstorm risk areas by state and/or geographic region. This is followed by a concise, plain-language summary of the type(s) of threat along with timing that is

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The National Weather Service: Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has issued their Day 2 convective weather outlook. Mid Western PA and most of Central PA will be in a SLIGHT risk for severe weather. Even though the words slight do not seem like much, SLIGHT can bring hail over 1-inch in size, winds above 65 MPH, and tornado spin up between EF0-EF2 (Possibly EF3 if conditions are right). Always be weather alert during times like this. May has brought havoc to the Pennsylvania region, for example, May 31st, 1985 was the worst tornado outbreak this state has seen. Dr. Greg Forbes with The Weather Channel, has issued TORCON indexes of

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The National Weather Service: Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has issued their Day 2 convective weather outlook. Mid Western PA and most of Central PA will be in a SLIGHT risk for severe weather. Even though the words slight do not seem like much, SLIGHT can bring hail over 1-inch in size, winds above 65 MPH, and tornado spin up between EF0-EF2 (Possibly EF3 if conditions are right). Always be weather alert during times like this. May has brought havoc to the Pennsylvania region, for example, May 31st, 1985 was the worst tornado outbreak this state has seen. Dr. Greg Forbes with The Weather Channel, has issued TORCON indexes of

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Yesterday, I went ona chase like no others during the daylight. We had a storm moving in from Ohio, and I had the perfect vantage point. I was going to be busting through the middle of a 1″ hailcore. This was also my first time chasing in unknown area. As you can see, the storm was growing intensity. Here are a few pictures of the system itself. Unfortunately, the storm decided to head more north than East, so I was back on the move. Weaving in and out of the hills of Ellwood City, I was able to get on top of the mountains and follow it north for a few

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Yesterday, I went ona chase like no others during the daylight. We had a storm moving in from Ohio, and I had the perfect vantage point. I was going to be busting through the middle of a 1″ hailcore. This was also my first time chasing in unknown area. As you can see, the storm was growing intensity. Here are a few pictures of the system itself. Unfortunately, the storm decided to head more north than East, so I was back on the move. Weaving in and out of the hills of Ellwood City, I was able to get on top of the mountains and follow it north for a few

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Welcome to speikng everyone! Today, the NWS SPC has put Pennsylvania into the SLIGHT risk, where the ELEVATED risk may enter into Western PA. We have a significant chance of seeing torrential rainfall, gusty winds between 45 and 65 MPH, along with hail up to a quarter size. Due to the cold front that swept through last night, we are NOT expecting any tornadoes but you should still be alert as such can develop at any time.

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Welcome to speikng everyone! Today, the NWS SPC has put Pennsylvania into the SLIGHT risk, where the ELEVATED risk may enter into Western PA. We have a significant chance of seeing torrential rainfall, gusty winds between 45 and 65 MPH, along with hail up to a quarter size. Due to the cold front that swept through last night, we are NOT expecting any tornadoes but you should still be alert as such can develop at any time.

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Thunderstorms will be effecting SE-PA, specifically the Philadelphia region. Send your photos to: https://www.facebook.com/paweatherauthority/

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Thunderstorms will be effecting SE-PA, specifically the Philadelphia region. Send your photos to: https://www.facebook.com/paweatherauthority/

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Tonight and through tomorrow, we can expect to see a significant and possibly dangerous storm system move through the area. We will break it down area by area, and day by day. Red: Wednesday Night will bring a potentially dangerous storm system. This includes gusty winds upto 70-MPH, and isolated tornadoes with spin-ups very possible due to the atmospheric conditions being just right for convection. Downdrafts in upwards of 70 MPH winds can be very likely. Tomorrow, some gusty winds and mostly rain-storms will move through, causing a hazard of flooding, especially in low-laying areas.   Yellow: Tonight you can expect gusty winds and some stray showers to occur. Tomorrow, SPC

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Tonight and through tomorrow, we can expect to see a significant and possibly dangerous storm system move through the area. We will break it down area by area, and day by day. Red: Wednesday Night will bring a potentially dangerous storm system. This includes gusty winds upto 70-MPH, and isolated tornadoes with spin-ups very possible due to the atmospheric conditions being just right for convection. Downdrafts in upwards of 70 MPH winds can be very likely. Tomorrow, some gusty winds and mostly rain-storms will move through, causing a hazard of flooding, especially in low-laying areas.   Yellow: Tonight you can expect gusty winds and some stray showers to occur. Tomorrow, SPC

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Total risks: Severe Thunderstorms in PA Tornadoes and Spin-Ups in PA Strong Squall Lines with 70 MPH downdrafts 1/2″ hail and higher in some areas Wednesday An outbreak of severe thunderstorms is likely in the Southeast and northern Gulf Coast. Numerous severe storms are expected as far north as the Ohio Valley. Tornadoes, damaging winds, flooding rain and hail are all threats, particularly in the Southeast. A few strong and/or long-track tornadoes are possible in the Southeast. Heavy rainfall will also bring the threat of flash flooding. Wednesday Night Severe thunderstorms will continue marching east ahead of the cold front from the Ohio Valley and Appalachians to north Florida. Some tornadoes are still

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Total risks: Severe Thunderstorms in PA Tornadoes and Spin-Ups in PA Strong Squall Lines with 70 MPH downdrafts 1/2″ hail and higher in some areas Wednesday An outbreak of severe thunderstorms is likely in the Southeast and northern Gulf Coast. Numerous severe storms are expected as far north as the Ohio Valley. Tornadoes, damaging winds, flooding rain and hail are all threats, particularly in the Southeast. A few strong and/or long-track tornadoes are possible in the Southeast. Heavy rainfall will also bring the threat of flash flooding. Wednesday Night Severe thunderstorms will continue marching east ahead of the cold front from the Ohio Valley and Appalachians to north Florida. Some tornadoes are still

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