Hey gang! Irene sure has been making a mess along the Atlantic seaboard over the last 24 hours. The good news for us, locally, is that there isn’t much expected from Irene during the course of the storm.
The latest track is similar to what we’ve been saying the last 24 hours or so. Take a look at the track below.
Current Track Of Irene
As of the 7 PM update on Saturday, the storm is a category 1 hurricane with winds of 81 MPH and the eye is located near Virginia Beach. (Read More)
Departure from normal so far this month...
The month of April has been extremely wet and we’re only a couple of weeks into it right now. We are more than 75% greater than normal for all but four counties in the state. Three of those counties are between 51 and 75% above average. Erie County is between 25 and 50% above average.
Take a look at the graphic and you’ll see for yourself. The graphic shows the departure from normal as the bottom number and the total precipitation as the top number. I also checked the year-to-date totals and all counties in Pennsylvania are above average so far this year (not that this is a surprise).
You can see multiple graphics by heading to the MARFC once you’re done here. I’ll post a link at the bottom of the post.
In searching for a trivia question this morning, I started thinking about flooding and how many floods we have a year in the state of Pennsylvania. I found a great website (link at bottom) that has information about all of extreme weather we see in PA. While the information may not be 100% accurate, it’s still a good representation or sampling of the events that happen. (Read More)
Abandoned House In Johnsonburg - Courtesy: Mitchell Dececchis
We told you that we were going to have a lot of rain on Tuesday starting way back on Sunday (and maybe sooner).
On Monday morning, I mentioned that we could have over 2 inches of rain and at one point alluded to the fact that there would be between 2 and 3 inches of rain.
I also mentioned the opportunity for flooding due to the rain. Unfortunately, there was way too much rain and it caused many problems across the Alleghenies.
We had a lot of pictures and information posted to our Facebook page over the last couple of days. The image on the left is just one of the pictures that was posted on our Facebook page. This one comes from Mitchell Dececchis. He mentioned that this house in Johnsonburg was abandoned due to the rain. If you want to see more pictures, you can head over to our Facebook page. I’ll post the link at the end of this post. Just want to say thank you to everyone who posted and shared information with us during the rain event.
Let’s take a look at how much rain actually fell…
Rain Totals from November 30 thru December 1, 2010
More rain is in the forecast over the next 36 hours, and it looks very similar to what we picked up on Monday morning. Rainfall totals should average about 3/4″, which is not good news since we picked up more than that in some areas on Monday. For that reason, we have Flood Watches out from the National Weather Service from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday:
Another winter storm will impact the Alleghenies over the next 24 hours with ice and heavy rain. It looks like most areas will receive less than a 1/4″ of ice from this storm, with the exception of Northern Centre, Cameron and Clinton counties. The ice could be damaging in these areas and accumulate up [...]
A strong storm will race through the Alleghenies over the next 24 hours bringing
It’s been a couple of days since the last hurricane update, so here we go. Right now, we’re still watching Hanna, but it looks like that will be a miss for us in the Alleghenies. Ike continues his westward progression, with an eventual shift a little north. Josephine is still out there… and I mean out there!
More details inside the post.
Just a quick update to mention current rain totals as of 11:00 AM on Monday. Locally, it looks like our big winner so far is Indiana with over an inch of rain. We still expect more rain to fall as the day goes on. Be sure to watch Channel 6 News at 5, 6, [...]
Double blog post today…
Topic 1) Mississippi State UniversityTopic 2) Tornado in Centre County
Topic 1) That’s it. It’s 12:27 PM local time here in Birmingham, Alabama. I’m sitting in the hotel lobby waiting for a shuttle to the airport, which leaves at 1:30 PM. I’ll get on a flight at 3:40 PM [...]