As the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy batters parts of the state, we take a trip back 45 years to Hurricane Agnes. At 8 a.m. on this date 45 years ago, the center of erstwhile Hurricane Agnes – and it never got beyond a Category 1 – was off the Delmarva coast on its way to executing one of the more-Byzantine journeys in the history of tropical cyclones. By the time it had arched back toward New York and looped southwestward to all the way to near Pittsburgh, the remnants of Agnes and a powerful co-conspirator would become one of the deadliest and costliest tropical storms on record. The cosmic rains

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As the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy batters parts of the state, we take a trip back 45 years to Hurricane Agnes. At 8 a.m. on this date 45 years ago, the center of erstwhile Hurricane Agnes – and it never got beyond a Category 1 – was off the Delmarva coast on its way to executing one of the more-Byzantine journeys in the history of tropical cyclones. By the time it had arched back toward New York and looped southwestward to all the way to near Pittsburgh, the remnants of Agnes and a powerful co-conspirator would become one of the deadliest and costliest tropical storms on record. The cosmic rains

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The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… East central Washington County in southwestern Pennsylvania… Southern Westmoreland County in southwestern Pennsylvania… Northern Fayette County in southwestern Pennsylvania… * Until 430 PM EDT. * At 346 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Perryopolis, or 12 miles northwest of Connellsville, moving east at 45 mph. HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE…Radar. IMPACT…Expect damage to trees and power lines, resulting in some power outages. * Locations impacted include… Connellsville… California… Donora… Mount Pleasant… Scottdale… New Stanton… Perryopolis… Seven Springs… North Belle Vernon… Calumet-Norvelt… Speers… Belle Vernon… This includes the following highways… Interstate 70 in Pennsylvania between mile

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The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… East central Washington County in southwestern Pennsylvania… Southern Westmoreland County in southwestern Pennsylvania… Northern Fayette County in southwestern Pennsylvania… * Until 430 PM EDT. * At 346 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Perryopolis, or 12 miles northwest of Connellsville, moving east at 45 mph. HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE…Radar. IMPACT…Expect damage to trees and power lines, resulting in some power outages. * Locations impacted include… Connellsville… California… Donora… Mount Pleasant… Scottdale… New Stanton… Perryopolis… Seven Springs… North Belle Vernon… Calumet-Norvelt… Speers… Belle Vernon… This includes the following highways… Interstate 70 in Pennsylvania between mile

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The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Northern Bedford County in south central Pennsylvania… Southwestern Huntingdon County in central Pennsylvania… Southern Blair County in central Pennsylvania… South central Cambria County in central Pennsylvania… * Until 345 PM EDT * At 239 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Beaverdale, moving east at 50 mph. HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…Expect damage to trees and power lines. * Locations impacted include… Hollidaysburg, Portage, Huntingdon, Windber, Blue Knob State Park, Salix-Beauty Line Park, Martinsburg, Raystown Dam, Roaring Spring and Ski Gap. This includes Interstate 99 from mile markers 11 to 29. This

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The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Northern Bedford County in south central Pennsylvania… Southwestern Huntingdon County in central Pennsylvania… Southern Blair County in central Pennsylvania… South central Cambria County in central Pennsylvania… * Until 345 PM EDT * At 239 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Beaverdale, moving east at 50 mph. HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…Expect damage to trees and power lines. * Locations impacted include… Hollidaysburg, Portage, Huntingdon, Windber, Blue Knob State Park, Salix-Beauty Line Park, Martinsburg, Raystown Dam, Roaring Spring and Ski Gap. This includes Interstate 99 from mile markers 11 to 29. This

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT… The National Weather Service in State College has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for a portion of central Pennsylvania, including the following areas, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, and Somerset. * From 6 PM EDT this evening through late tonight * An approaching front and the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy will bring a plume of deep tropical moisture and the potential for torrential flooding downpours to the region this evening into the overnight. * Expect the possibility of streams and creeks to overflow their banks. Also expect road closures and flooding of normal low lying poor drainage

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT… The National Weather Service in State College has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for a portion of central Pennsylvania, including the following areas, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, and Somerset. * From 6 PM EDT this evening through late tonight * An approaching front and the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy will bring a plume of deep tropical moisture and the potential for torrential flooding downpours to the region this evening into the overnight. * Expect the possibility of streams and creeks to overflow their banks. Also expect road closures and flooding of normal low lying poor drainage

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A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 245 AM EDT SATURDAY FOR CENTRAL INDIANA AND SOUTHEASTERN ARMSTRONG COUNTIES… * At 1028 AM EDT, emergency management continues to report road closures do to flooding in the warned area. While there has been a break in the heavy rain this morning, allowing for flood waters to recede somewhat, additional showers and thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening with the passage of a cold front. This could pose additional problems later today. FLOODING… Occurring ESTIMATED RAINFALL… 3 to 4 inches with isolated higher amounts. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL…up to 2 possible through the day today. Some locations that will experience flooding include… Indiana… Chevy Chase

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A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 245 AM EDT SATURDAY FOR CENTRAL INDIANA AND SOUTHEASTERN ARMSTRONG COUNTIES… * At 1028 AM EDT, emergency management continues to report road closures do to flooding in the warned area. While there has been a break in the heavy rain this morning, allowing for flood waters to recede somewhat, additional showers and thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening with the passage of a cold front. This could pose additional problems later today. FLOODING… Occurring ESTIMATED RAINFALL… 3 to 4 inches with isolated higher amounts. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL…up to 2 possible through the day today. Some locations that will experience flooding include… Indiana… Chevy Chase

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 366 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: ADAMS ALLEGHENY BEDFORD BLAIR CAMBRIA CUMBERLAND DAUPHIN FAYETTE FRANKLIN FULTON GREENE HUNTINGDON INDIANA JUNIATA LANCASTER LEBANON MIFFLIN NORTHUMBERLAND PERRY SCHUYLKILL SNYDER SOMERSET WASHINGTON WESTMORELAND

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 366 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: ADAMS ALLEGHENY BEDFORD BLAIR CAMBRIA CUMBERLAND DAUPHIN FAYETTE FRANKLIN FULTON GREENE HUNTINGDON INDIANA JUNIATA LANCASTER LEBANON MIFFLIN NORTHUMBERLAND PERRY SCHUYLKILL SNYDER SOMERSET WASHINGTON WESTMORELAND

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The remnants of Cindy will continue to spread east-northeastward through the afternoon and evening, with a corridor of low/mid-level winds preceding these remnants. A moist and increasingly uninhibited boundary layer this afternoon should allow for the intensification of a mixed mode of storms, including bands/clusters and the possibility of some cluster-preceding semi-discrete supercells. Given the magnitude of the low-level shear, especially from northern AL into middle/eastern TN and eastern KY, the potential will exist for a few tornadoes aside from some wind damage potential. …Middle/upper OH River Valley to Delmarva/Mid-Atlantic… As moisture continues to increase into the region, it appears that pockets of locally stronger heating will occur today ahead, and

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The remnants of Cindy will continue to spread east-northeastward through the afternoon and evening, with a corridor of low/mid-level winds preceding these remnants. A moist and increasingly uninhibited boundary layer this afternoon should allow for the intensification of a mixed mode of storms, including bands/clusters and the possibility of some cluster-preceding semi-discrete supercells. Given the magnitude of the low-level shear, especially from northern AL into middle/eastern TN and eastern KY, the potential will exist for a few tornadoes aside from some wind damage potential. …Middle/upper OH River Valley to Delmarva/Mid-Atlantic… As moisture continues to increase into the region, it appears that pockets of locally stronger heating will occur today ahead, and

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The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has extended the * Flash Flood Warning for… Southeastern Indiana County in west central Pennsylvania… * Until 315 AM EDT Friday. * At 846 PM EDT, emergency management, local law enforcement, broadcast media, and the public have all reported heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is already occurring, and water is still reported to be rising in some areas. Several inches of rain have fallen over a wide area, and flood waters will remain for some time with significant debris and mud likely to remain as water recedes. * Some locations that will experience flooding include… Vintondale, Armagh, Brush Valley and Yellow Creek

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The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has extended the * Flash Flood Warning for… Southeastern Indiana County in west central Pennsylvania… * Until 315 AM EDT Friday. * At 846 PM EDT, emergency management, local law enforcement, broadcast media, and the public have all reported heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is already occurring, and water is still reported to be rising in some areas. Several inches of rain have fallen over a wide area, and flood waters will remain for some time with significant debris and mud likely to remain as water recedes. * Some locations that will experience flooding include… Vintondale, Armagh, Brush Valley and Yellow Creek

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A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT FRIDAY THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT… From 2 AM EDT Friday through late Friday night * Rainfall amounts up to 2.5 inches are possible due to the remnants of Cindy and an approaching cold front. * There could be flooded roads along with streams and creeks out of their banks. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. Locations impacted: Garrett-Muskingum-Guernsey-Belmont-Noble-Monroe-Allegheny- Washington-Greene-Westmoreland-Westmoreland Ridges-Fayette- Fayette Ridges-Brooke-Ohio-Marshall-Wetzel-Marion-Monongalia- Ridges of Eastern Monongalia

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A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT FRIDAY THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT… From 2 AM EDT Friday through late Friday night * Rainfall amounts up to 2.5 inches are possible due to the remnants of Cindy and an approaching cold front. * There could be flooded roads along with streams and creeks out of their banks. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. Locations impacted: Garrett-Muskingum-Guernsey-Belmont-Noble-Monroe-Allegheny- Washington-Greene-Westmoreland-Westmoreland Ridges-Fayette- Fayette Ridges-Brooke-Ohio-Marshall-Wetzel-Marion-Monongalia- Ridges of Eastern Monongalia

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The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for… Central Indiana County in west central Pennsylvania… Southeastern Armstrong County in west central Pennsylvania… * Until 900 PM EDT. * At 453 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to two and one half inches of rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. * Some locations that will experience flooding include… Indiana, Chevy Chase Heights, Ernest, Elderton, Creekside, Shelocta, Lucerne Mines and Jacksonville. Please report flooding by calling 412-262-1988, posting to the NWS Pittsburgh Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSPITTSBURGH. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… In hilly terrain there

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The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for… Central Indiana County in west central Pennsylvania… Southeastern Armstrong County in west central Pennsylvania… * Until 900 PM EDT. * At 453 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to two and one half inches of rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. * Some locations that will experience flooding include… Indiana, Chevy Chase Heights, Ernest, Elderton, Creekside, Shelocta, Lucerne Mines and Jacksonville. Please report flooding by calling 412-262-1988, posting to the NWS Pittsburgh Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSPITTSBURGH. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… In hilly terrain there

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