I woke up to a post on my Facebook wall from Jamie with a link to this site.Â There are 30 pictures of natural disasters.Â As always with pictures sent to us, I can not vouch for their authenticity.Â Most look legit, but some may not be.Â Take a look.Â Either way, they’re pretty [...]
I just figured I’d post a couple of links to help you pass the time until the next Snowpocalypse.Â This is some of the information and some of the pictures from last year’s storm.Â It’s been exactly one year since we had to shovel out!
I like Bing.com.Â I’ve said that before.Â I don’t know if their search compares to Google’s, but it gets the job done.Â I have been using it for a while and I continue to use it.Â One of the big reasons I still use it is because of the cool images that show up daily.Â Sometimes it’s a picturesque landscape or a sports stadium or even this…
Bing.com Lightning Image (June 15, 2010)
This is the image that showed up on June 15, 2010.Â There are also places in the image where you can mouse-over and get cool information and links.Â Here’s what they said… (Read More)
On Tuesday, I visited the National Weather Service office in State College for a media workshop.Â On my way out, I took a picture of the building and attempted to post it to Twitter using TwitPic.Â For some reason, it didn’t work and I couldn’t get it to work.Â So, for being patient with me, I decided to post a link to a slideshow showing the inside of the NWS facilities.
Here’s one of the pictures from the slideshow.Â To view more, just click on the link below.
I would have loved to do a live stream today, but the cards just didn’t fall into place.Â Sorry.
However, we did get several pictures from the flooding event across the Alleghenies.Â I’ll share a couple of them for you on here.
As of 9:00 PM on Saturday, rain totals look like this:
Altoona – 1.5″
State College – 1.8″
Johnstown – 1.1″
DuBois – 0.6″
Clearfield – 0.8″
Indiana – 1.1″
The storm is still expected to bring more rain (albeit lighter) through the day on Sunday and into Monday before coming to an end.
Rivers are expected to crests in flood stage across the region early Sunday morning.Â Some rivers will be into moderate or even major flood stage by the time all is said and done.
At the time of this post, rivers currently at flood or action stage include the Conemaugh River at Seward and the Youghiogheny River at Confluence.Â The Frankstown Branch of the Juniata and the Aughwick Creek at Shirleysburg are also at action or flood stage and expected to rise overnight.Â We’ll get a better idea and updated information after 10 PM at the AHPS River Forecasts website (which is currently down due to server issues).
In the meantime, you can get more river information by clicking on either of these links.Â One has information for rivers in the area covered by NWS Pittsburgh and one is for NWS State College.Â http://bit.ly/dwCyDi and http://bit.ly/bsyWgW
A group of students from MIT put together a project to launch a digital camera into near-space to take pictures and show the Earth in its true beauty.Â The group is quick to state on their website that this isn’t the first time this has been done; however, it’s the first time it’s been done for this thin of a budget… only $150.
The video below is time-lapse photography of all of the pictures that were taken during the near-space flight.Â The team notes on their site that the time-lapse isn’t that great because the cooler used was unstable.Â It’s still a neat sight, though.
What’s up with the clouds recently?Â It seems like everywhere you look, there are new, weird, or odd-looking clouds.Â Yesterday, I reported on the Undulus Asperatus clouds and today, there was a report on wired.com about something called Morning Glory clouds.
Click into the post to see a picture and get a link to the article on wired.com.
Another quick update… we are seeing very small sleet pellets here at the station at 10:18 PM. This is a picture taken from the parking lot. Notice the red railing… if you look beside it, you’ll see a darker spot. I moved my car to take this picture. You can see the [...]
Alright… just as predicted, some of us ended up with snow. Most of those people are in the northern part of the viewing area. Have a look at the graphic. This shows just 5 locations across the Alleghenies, but the idea is the further northeast you were, the more snow you picked up. Some [...]
Check this out! I just found a way to show a Flickr slideshow through Blogger. These are just some of the fall foliage pictures that we’ve gotten so far. You can see more by visiting the Channel 6 News at 5 PM Fall Slideshow. The link is in the sidebar on the right side [...]
Well, it is that time of year already. Our annual color show has begun across parts of the Alleghenies, as we are experiencing ‘spotty’ color change. As the weeks continue sliding by and we get deeper and deeper into the fall season, we can expect much more color to start showing on the trees [...]