Here’s a look at how we’re doing so far this month, compared to last year and the 30-year average:
As you can see, we’re already close to the average rainfall for the entire month and there’s another 2+ weeks to go. All locations will likely be above average by the end [...]
Rain will be a big story this weekend, especially in the Northern Alleghenies where some rivers and streams are still high. Take a look at the current rainfall forecast:
The trickiest part of the forecast comes Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. There’s the potential of enough cold air be drawn into the [...]
While our drought watches continue, we’ve certainly put a dent in our dry conditions. Take a look at what we’ve picked up over the last week:
And there’s more on the way through Wednesday. Many of us will see another two to four tenths by late Wednesday night. If you’re tired [...]
What a day! This was something that we would expect in April, not June! Take a look at how much rain we picked up:
Most of the area is about 25% above average for rainfall over the last 30 days. So we need a break!
We’ll get one over the next few days. [...]
I think I’ve mentioned the fact that there’s a song called “Rainy Monday” by “Shiny Toy Guns” before.¬ If I have, I’m mentioning it again because today is just that… a Rainy Monday!
Take a look at some of the rainfall totals through 3:45 PM on Monday.
24-Hour Total Rain from 3:45 AM [...]
Check out the rain totals from across the Alleghenies since Saturday evening:
Rainfall Since Saturday Evening
We picked up¬ a little rain earlier Saturday, adding about 1 to 3 tenths to the totals above. The fire threat will be very low over the next few days, which is great news. Also great news, [...]
Flooding - Courtesy: Ron Penrod
It was a wet weekend across the Alleghenies and some of us picked up over 2 inches of rain between Friday and Sunday.¬† The bulk of the rain fell on Saturday, as expected.
Some of the hardest hit areas were in Somerset County as residents in Holsopple were evacuated on Saturday due to the rising waters.¬† The returned home Sunday to start the clean-up.¬† It wasn’t all bad as some actually went kayaking in the ocean-like waters of the Stonycreek River near Greenhouse Park in Somerset County.
So how much rain did we pick up?¬† Have a look below at some of the totals.¬† These come from the NWS Public Information Statement released Sunday at 2 PM.
Buffalo Mills – 2.32″
Wolfsburg – 1.95″
East Saxton – 1.82″
Altoona¬† – 2.58″
Williamsburg – 2.48″
Tyrone – 2.11″
Belmont – 1.09″
Stevenson Dam – 1.71″
State College – 2.13″
Philipsburg – 2.09″
Lock Haven – 1.57″
Renovo – 1.38″
Meyersdale – 2.30″
Our rivers and streams across the Alleghenies crested early Sunday morning.¬† Have a look at some of the final crests for some of the places we were watching.
While our rainstorm this past weekend was significant, it fell short of what was predicted in many areas. That was certainly a good thing, as the flooding was not widespread. Take a look at some of our totals:
We’ll dry out completely on Tuesday, with increasing amounts of sunshine. Plenty of [...]
Low pressure moved to our west on Sunday, drawing up plenty of mild and moist air. Another area of low pressure formed along the coast last night and enhanced our rainfall across the Alleghenies. Many of the smaller streams and creeks across the¬ Northern Alleghenies¬ came out of their banks, resulting¬ in minor flooding.¬ [...]
Here’s a look at some storm totals, courtesy of the National Weather Service…
The risk for brush / forest fires is high again in the Alleghenies because it’s been so dry lately.¬ I’ve looked up some stats on our dry spell.¬ Take a look at the graphic below for the details…
It's Been Dry!
Even though we didn’t like the timing, the rain this weekend was just what we needed. Amounts from Saturday morning through this afternoon ranged from 1.5 to 3.0 inches! The highest totals were in Indiana County.
The rain will be much lighter over the next few days, but the big story will be the [...]
The southeast has been pummelled with terrible rains over the past week or so.¬† It’s been so bad that there have been multiple deaths and incredible amounts of damage.¬† I saw video this morning from the Today Show of a rollercoaster that was half underwater. (Update: I’m pretty sure the video is fixed.¬† If it isn’t, click the msnbc.com link below.¬† You can also get the whole story from msnbc.com by clicking here.)
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I found this graphic indicating just how much rain they’ve received.¬† First off, I don’t know who uses the metric system, but 300 mm is equal to almost 12 inches.¬† Second, take a look at the multiple bullseye over the southeast of areas with more than a foot of rain.¬† It’s just devastating.
I was taking a look at the regional surplus / deficits for rainfall for the year so far this morning and we REALLY need the rain.¬ Some places are 10+ inches below average for the year.
All counties in our viewing area are below average and some are more than 25% below normal for [...]
Tonight’s weather trivia question asked whether August was ABOVE or BELOW average in the Alleghenies in terms of rain compared to normal.¬†
Answers please… (The correct answer is inside the post!)
It’s been quite a week as far as rain goes, and we didn’t even have that many thunderstorms! Typically we get most of our rain in July and August from cold fronts and thunderstorms, but not this year. We had our second steady rain-event for the week on Friday, and here’s what we ended [...]
It seems like it’s been wet as of late, but not as bad as you might think. Our rain totals for May were a little above average, but the problem is it rained more days in the month than were dry. Take a look at our totals:
Next week looks [...]
Have you had enough of the rain yet?¬ I sure have.¬ We’ve had our fair share of it over the past week across the Alleghenies.¬ In particular, areas south and east have had a lot of rain.
Let’s compare a couple of locations in the region and see how much rain we’ve had…
We haven’t received any reports of serious flooding over the past 24 hours, which is some great news! Last night’s rain moved along fairly quick, with amounts around 1/2″ or less. We’ll pick up more rain (off and on) over the next 48 hours, then get a nice break for early next week.
Like Tony mentioned yesterday, we got a good drenching across PARTS of the Alleghenies.¬ We actually came pretty close to breaking a record in Johnstown.
The record rainfall for May 4th is 0.85″ in a single day.¬ Yesterday, we had 0.80″.¬ We were only 0.05″ away from a new record.
Courtesy of the NWS, [...]