Hey everyone… I┬ just wanted to extend a warm welcome to our newest blogger, Zak Brisko.
Zak is from Greencastle, PA, which is located just east of our viewing area in Franklin County.
Currently a student at Penn State University, Zak spends a lot of time watching the weather.┬ When he’s not looking at [...]
Been away from the blog for a bit, but I thought this would be a good time to alert any gardeners out there about a frost threat tonight. The National Weather Service has a freeze warning and frost advisory out for parts of the WJAC viewing area.
Even if you are not included [...]
Just got into work, and when I left my home in Port Matilda, it was a rain/snow mix. If that wasn’t interesting enough, I drove over Skytop to get to State College in mostly snow.
My one co-worker said the mountains east of town had snow on them.
Latest I have ever seen [...]
This was part of their afternoon forecast discussion today, under the aviation section, apparently birds in Johnstown are up to no good:
WE CONTINUE TO SEE ERRONEOUS STRONG WIND GUSTS AT JST…WHICH WE BELIEVE TO BE DUE TO BIRDS AROUND THE WIND SENSOR. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS ARE CONTINUING TO TROUBLESHOOT THE ISSUE.
Would this be [...]
Last year, the night before Easter Centre County saw anywhere from 3-6 inches of snow from a lake effect band on steroids. This year, the snow is back, a more general snow has put 4 3/4 inches on the ground here in Centre County this morning.
Looks like once again, Easter looks more [...]
Many of you by now have seen the images of the terrible tornado that roared through downtown Atlanta. NCAA fans were shaken in the Georgia Dome during a game, the CNN newsroom took a direct hit, and skyscraper glass littered the downtown streets this morning.
This made me think of a classic tornado myth [...]
If we stop and think about it, Johnstown and the region have seen some┬ big flooding events happen in March. This leads me to my next concern… the weather on Tuesday┬ and Wednesday.┬ It’s going to be warm and gulf air will be pumped northward along with an inch of rain or more. We [...]
I have not been around the past few days due to the fact that I had surgery. Thanks for all the prayers and support.┬ I hurt really bad but that’s a good thing, it means that my body is healing, I think.
Anyway, I┬ just wanted to remind everyone… please give yourself extra time [...]
- I love Punxy Phil, he really is the greatest forecasting varmint of all time. And save it, you fans of the pretender groundhogs like the one down in Georgia, that General Lee or whatever – Phil was the original and haters beware. But here’s the thing – six weeks after February 2 is [...]
On a day like today, partly sunny, mild and no precipitation, one might not think of this as a potentially dangerous situation for driving. But with our recent snowy weather and sudden turn to cold, it can become one when you least expect it.
What makes me think of this was when I was [...]
JUST A COUPLE OF COMMENTS ON THE STORM THIS WEEKEND.
The storm may take a track up the coast instead of west of the Appalachians. The GFS run this morning shows the track going up the coast. The other operational models are still going for a west of the Appalachians track. I think the [...]
Snow is slowly intensifying as of 12:45 here in Port Matilda. Three inches and counting on the ground.
I am working out of home today due to the fact that the new stretch of I-99 from the Port Matilda exit to Skytop was a total mess this morning, so my wife and I decided [...]
My father used to say that a lot of the time, you pay for nice weather in the winter. Well, it looks like the bill came due and the payments started this weekend for the mild 2007-2008 winter. Looks like another payment is coming tomorrow. Another winter storm is going to move into [...]
Storm Chaser Ron Vs [...]
One look at the current weather map would make one think it’s April 5 and not February 5.
Temperatures in western PA are all well into the 50s, as far east as Johnstown and Dubois as a I write this. We are stuck at 39 here in Happy Valley as the warmest of air [...]
This past week the Laurel Highlands has seen maybe the worst ice storm in a long time. A day later and the ice can still be found on trees, wires anything outside in short. The groundhog saw his shadow… but no matter how you slice it, we still have 6 weeks of [...]
Well, the ice storm is well underway. I am taking the day off to avoid the trip into State College, even though a lot of that is on the new highway. I live right on 220 in town here in Port Matilda, and it seems PennDot is on the ball here as trucks are [...]
Those of you who live in, or travel through the West End of Johnstown, know all too well that the winds seem to follow the channel of the river. For the most part, the winds will race down the Eastern face of the Laurel Mountains, then roll through the community of the [...]
Jan. 30 2008 High wind warning issued. I clocked the wind at 63.3 on top of Chickoree summit. I feel the winds were much higher, but I was a little late in getting to my look out point.
Here’s how I see it… there is tons of moisture to work with, the question is will there be enough cold air in place to prevent a full change over to rain? I think not! The models never take into consideration the mountains, the valleys and all the cold air that’s locked in. I’m [...]