Some of us have seen the scene from the move “Twister” where the crew is driving through a field. Unfortunately, that same scene plays out in “tornado alley,” an area of the United States known for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Driving through one’s field is considered trespassing. Farmers probably don’t appreciate a bunch of storm chasers ruining their crops. Crops are a farmer’s livelihood. When I chase and document storms, I stay on public lands. Examples are state game lands and/or state parks. I sometimes pull off the side of the road if space permits to view a storm. I try to put myself in the property owners shoes. If I

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Some of us have seen the scene from the move “Twister” where the crew is driving through a field. Unfortunately, that same scene plays out in “tornado alley,” an area of the United States known for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Driving through one’s field is considered trespassing. Farmers probably don’t appreciate a bunch of storm chasers ruining their crops. Crops are a farmer’s livelihood. When I chase and document storms, I stay on public lands. Examples are state game lands and/or state parks. I sometimes pull off the side of the road if space permits to view a storm. I try to put myself in the property owners shoes. If I

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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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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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It’s finally Friday and the weather is gorgeous. Thursday evening, 4/27/17, a cold front passing through triggered strong storms. I was in position ready for an intercept by 5:00 pm. My target area was northern Butler County. Around 4:00 pm, light rain showers moved through the area. Behind it was a line of storms forming. There was just enough sun to make the atmosphere unstable. Instability is one of the ingredients required for storms to form. There was a nice looking storm cell on radar moving northeast past Youngstown, Ohio. But the one I had my eye on was moving northeast from south eastern Ohio. That storm was severe when it

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It’s finally Friday and the weather is gorgeous. Thursday evening, 4/27/17, a cold front passing through triggered strong storms. I was in position ready for an intercept by 5:00 pm. My target area was northern Butler County. Around 4:00 pm, light rain showers moved through the area. Behind it was a line of storms forming. There was just enough sun to make the atmosphere unstable. Instability is one of the ingredients required for storms to form. There was a nice looking storm cell on radar moving northeast past Youngstown, Ohio. But the one I had my eye on was moving northeast from south eastern Ohio. That storm was severe when it

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Happy Thursday everyone. It feels like a summer morning. High temperature is forecast to be in the low 80’s. Strong storms are in the forecast despite the beautiful morning. According to the Storm Prediction Center, all of western PA is under “marginal” risk for storms. That means isolated severe storms are possible. Storms will fire up along the cold front. Impacts from these storms include damaging winds, large hail, and brief downpours. According to the National Weather Service, timing for these storms are between 2 pm and 10 pm. Don’t let the sunshine fool you. The sun’s rays are heating up the atmosphere which will result in instability. Instability is on

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Happy Thursday everyone. It feels like a summer morning. High temperature is forecast to be in the low 80’s. Strong storms are in the forecast despite the beautiful morning. According to the Storm Prediction Center, all of western PA is under “marginal” risk for storms. That means isolated severe storms are possible. Storms will fire up along the cold front. Impacts from these storms include damaging winds, large hail, and brief downpours. According to the National Weather Service, timing for these storms are between 2 pm and 10 pm. Don’t let the sunshine fool you. The sun’s rays are heating up the atmosphere which will result in instability. Instability is on

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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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Today, the commonwealth will see seemingly warm temperatures across the majority of the state. In some places, the temperatures could reach nearly 60-degrees! In addition to the amazing sun, we will see some gust winds, upto 15+ MPH. But no worries, we have ZERO advisories put into place and we are not in a SPC outlook as of now.\ If you see above, we are tracking two storms, both very different. The top one (larger) in Sioux City, is a snow and ice maker. It’s moving it’s way near the great lakes. Whereas the storm near Springfield, is a tornado-proned storm that will be damaging areas such as Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama,

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Today, the commonwealth will see seemingly warm temperatures across the majority of the state. In some places, the temperatures could reach nearly 60-degrees! In addition to the amazing sun, we will see some gust winds, upto 15+ MPH. But no worries, we have ZERO advisories put into place and we are not in a SPC outlook as of now.\ If you see above, we are tracking two storms, both very different. The top one (larger) in Sioux City, is a snow and ice maker. It’s moving it’s way near the great lakes. Whereas the storm near Springfield, is a tornado-proned storm that will be damaging areas such as Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama,

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