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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Thunderstorms are expected across much of the Upper Midwest on Wednesday. However, uncertainty is too high at this time to pinpoint where, or how much, strong to severe thunderstorm activity may develop. Storms should remain non-severe for most of Pennsylvania as of right now. The outlook could change from now until Wednesday and will be updated IF changes do arise. Be sure to keep an eye open for any updated forecasts that may be written. Outlook map for Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Subject to change. *Map is property of NOAA, NWS and SPC*  

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Thunderstorms are expected across much of the Upper Midwest on Wednesday. However, uncertainty is too high at this time to pinpoint where, or how much, strong to severe thunderstorm activity may develop. Storms should remain non-severe for most of Pennsylvania as of right now. The outlook could change from now until Wednesday and will be updated IF changes do arise. Be sure to keep an eye open for any updated forecasts that may be written. Outlook map for Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Subject to change. *Map is property of NOAA, NWS and SPC*  

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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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Much of the rain will affect parts of the western part of the state tonight (mostly the southern parts of the state), whereas, rainfall will affect much of the eastern half of the state tomorrow into Sunday. Temps will remain on the cooler side much of the weekend, but will warm up towards Sunday (for some areas) and Monday. Any additional updates will be made as they come in. Rain will taper off completely by Monday as the temperatures increase. Don’t get used to the dry weather, rain will return by Wednesday. *Maps are property of Weather Underground*

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Much of the rain will affect parts of the western part of the state tonight (mostly the southern parts of the state), whereas, rainfall will affect much of the eastern half of the state tomorrow into Sunday. Temps will remain on the cooler side much of the weekend, but will warm up towards Sunday (for some areas) and Monday. Any additional updates will be made as they come in. Rain will taper off completely by Monday as the temperatures increase. Don’t get used to the dry weather, rain will return by Wednesday. *Maps are property of Weather Underground*

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In order to protect people and systems that might be at risk from space weather effects, we need to understand the causes of space weather. The sun is the main source of space weather. Sudden bursts of plasma and magnetic field structures from the sun’s atmosphere called coronal mass ejections (CME) together with sudden bursts of radiation, or solar flares, all cause space weather effects here on Earth. Space weather can produce electromagnetic fields that induce extreme currents in wires, disrupting power lines, and even causing wide-spread blackouts. Severe space weather also produces solar energetic particles, which can damage satellites used for commercial communications, global positioning, intelligence gathering, and weather forecasting.

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In order to protect people and systems that might be at risk from space weather effects, we need to understand the causes of space weather. The sun is the main source of space weather. Sudden bursts of plasma and magnetic field structures from the sun’s atmosphere called coronal mass ejections (CME) together with sudden bursts of radiation, or solar flares, all cause space weather effects here on Earth. Space weather can produce electromagnetic fields that induce extreme currents in wires, disrupting power lines, and even causing wide-spread blackouts. Severe space weather also produces solar energetic particles, which can damage satellites used for commercial communications, global positioning, intelligence gathering, and weather forecasting.

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Storm chasing has changed a lot in the past decade. Advances in mobile internet has opened storm chasing up to anybody who has a smart phone. Years ago, a storm chaser had to find a library or any place with internet to check data on impending storms. Storm chasers had to know how to read the sky, meaning knowledge of cloud and storms types were a must. There are increasing numbers of new storm chasers each year. People chase for various reasons. Some like to photograph storms. Some like to experience the weather. Some sell their footage and./or pictures for profit. And last but least, there are those doing research on

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Storm chasing has changed a lot in the past decade. Advances in mobile internet has opened storm chasing up to anybody who has a smart phone. Years ago, a storm chaser had to find a library or any place with internet to check data on impending storms. Storm chasers had to know how to read the sky, meaning knowledge of cloud and storms types were a must. There are increasing numbers of new storm chasers each year. People chase for various reasons. Some like to photograph storms. Some like to experience the weather. Some sell their footage and./or pictures for profit. And last but least, there are those doing research on

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Rainy weather and thunderstorms are possible for today through Saturday. Parts of the state will be in a thunderstorm risk which means that as of right now, there isn’t a risk for severe weather. Severe weather MAY be likely more towards Friday and Saturday. Any updates will be shared in an updated article.  

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Rainy weather and thunderstorms are possible for today through Saturday. Parts of the state will be in a thunderstorm risk which means that as of right now, there isn’t a risk for severe weather. Severe weather MAY be likely more towards Friday and Saturday. Any updates will be shared in an updated article.  

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As the temperature starts to warm things up, rain showers will move in across parts of the state. The risk of severe weather remains low for the mid-atlantic, however, light showers will move in late Wednesday night into Thursday. Here are the precipitation models and temperature forecast for Wednesday. Temperatures will remain in the mid sixties, while some areas may reach the low seventies, on Wednesday. Showers will move into the western half of the state after midnight. Precipitation outlook for 2 am, Thursday May 10. Rain showers will start to move further across the state towards early afternoon. The light green area is representative of lighter rain showers, while the

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As the temperature starts to warm things up, rain showers will move in across parts of the state. The risk of severe weather remains low for the mid-atlantic, however, light showers will move in late Wednesday night into Thursday. Here are the precipitation models and temperature forecast for Wednesday. Temperatures will remain in the mid sixties, while some areas may reach the low seventies, on Wednesday. Showers will move into the western half of the state after midnight. Precipitation outlook for 2 am, Thursday May 10. Rain showers will start to move further across the state towards early afternoon. The light green area is representative of lighter rain showers, while the

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May has brought about freeze warnings, frost advisories, rainy weather, and now a possible Nor’easter? According to meteorologists, a possible Nor’easter may affect the coast and parts of the mid-atlantic for Mother’s Day weekend. Whenever we hear the word Nor’easter, we think of snow and bitter cold temperatures. The term “nor’easter” most often is used for strong winter storms crawling up the Northeast coast, but, in fact, snow isn’t a requirement for such a storm. Nor’easters are simply stronger areas of low pressure along the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. featuring winds typically from the northeast. They’re usually strongest from fall through early spring, but can happen any time of the year. That includes, unfortunately, mid-May.

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May has brought about freeze warnings, frost advisories, rainy weather, and now a possible Nor’easter? According to meteorologists, a possible Nor’easter may affect the coast and parts of the mid-atlantic for Mother’s Day weekend. Whenever we hear the word Nor’easter, we think of snow and bitter cold temperatures. The term “nor’easter” most often is used for strong winter storms crawling up the Northeast coast, but, in fact, snow isn’t a requirement for such a storm. Nor’easters are simply stronger areas of low pressure along the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. featuring winds typically from the northeast. They’re usually strongest from fall through early spring, but can happen any time of the year. That includes, unfortunately, mid-May.

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The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh and State College have issued a Freeze Warning…which is in effect from 2 AM to 9 AM EDT Tuesday for the Pittsburgh area, and from 2 AM to 8 AM Tuesday for the State College areas. The locations impacted by the Freeze Warnings include: Sharon, Hermitage, Grove City, New Castle, Ellwood City, and Butler, Southern Centre-Blair-Bedford-Southern Clinton-Southern Lycoming- Including the cities of State College, Altoona, Bedford, Lock Haven, and Williamsport. (Dark blue= Freeze Warning. Light blue= Frost Advisory) A Frost Advisory remains in effect for the Pittsburgh area from 2 am to 9 am Tuesday, and 2 am to 8 am for the State College areas…the locations

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The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh and State College have issued a Freeze Warning…which is in effect from 2 AM to 9 AM EDT Tuesday for the Pittsburgh area, and from 2 AM to 8 AM Tuesday for the State College areas. The locations impacted by the Freeze Warnings include: Sharon, Hermitage, Grove City, New Castle, Ellwood City, and Butler, Southern Centre-Blair-Bedford-Southern Clinton-Southern Lycoming- Including the cities of State College, Altoona, Bedford, Lock Haven, and Williamsport. (Dark blue= Freeze Warning. Light blue= Frost Advisory) A Frost Advisory remains in effect for the Pittsburgh area from 2 am to 9 am Tuesday, and 2 am to 8 am for the State College areas…the locations

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