Weather

PPL Encourages people to charge up their phones and flashlights for the upcoming snow storm

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9 weeks 4 days ago

From PPL:  Winter's latest blast is expected to affect our area tonight and tomorrow and I want you to know PPL Electric Utilities is monitoring the weather and is prepared. more»

Important information for customers from PPL Electric Utilities

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14 weeks 5 days ago

PJM, the independent electricity grid operator for this region, has requested that the public conserve electricity.

Customers should do what they can to conserve electricity - especially from 6 a.m. more»

Special Weather Statement for Southern Lycoming, PA

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1 year 8 weeks ago

A MIXTURE OF LIGHT SNOW AND SLEET WILL IMPACT THE NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS AND MIDDLE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY THROUGH 10AM. THOSE TRAVELING THIS MORNING SHOULD USE CAUTION AND BE PREPARED FOR SLICK SPOTS ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS.  more»

PPL Electric Utilities expands efforts to reduce tree-related power outages

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1 year 12 weeks ago

PPL Electric Utilities will increase tree trimming and removal along its power lines this year to further reduce tree-related power outages and improve the reliability of electric service for customers. more»

NHC Modifies Hurricane Warning Definition in Wake of Sandy

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1 year 19 weeks ago

Following the criticism of the National Hurricane Center's handling of Hurricane Sandy and the non-issuance of hurricane warnings north of North Carolina, it has been decided that the NHC will now have more flexibility in their policy regarding the issuance of advisories. more»

No Hurricane Warning for What Could Be the Most Expensive Storm in History

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1 year 24 weeks ago

AccuWeather.com reports Hurricane Sandy may turn out to be the most expensive storm to hit the U.S. -- causing damage to 15 states and power outages to over 8 million people -- yet the National Hurricane Center did not issue hurricane warnings north of North Carolina. more»

Possible Tornado Recorded in Muncy

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1 year 38 weeks ago

Possible formation of a tornado in southeastern Lycoming County.

PEMA Urges Pennsylvanians to Prepare for Hurricane Irene

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2 years 34 weeks ago
Hurricane Irene before landfall

ReadyPA.org Offers Tips to Help Prepare For Variety of Emergencies more»

Route 864 Closed East of Route 87 for Drainage Work Today

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2 years 36 weeks ago

Montoursville - Motorists in Lycoming County are advised that Route 864 is closed about a mile east of Route 87 in Upper Fairfield Township for a drainage improvement today.

A red-arrow detour (-->) is currently in effect until around 3 p.m. this afternoon. The detour directs traffic to use Green Hollow Road and Simpler Hollow Road. more»

Holiday Weekend Weather in the Northeast

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December 31, 1969

Friday 8 AM This video shows how the weather should unfold where you live or where you are going during the holiday weekend. For most of the eastern Great Lakes, Middle Atlantic states and New England, the warmest day will be Monday, with northern areas in the 80s and other places taking a shot at 90 degrees. Last evening, my

Severe Thunderstorms Farther East

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December 31, 1969

Thursday 8AM In today's video we see that the primary threat zone for severe weather has shifted eastward to the western and central parts of New York and Pennsylvania. Raw and chilly weather has invaded areas around Lake Michigan. However, all these regions will share summer warmth for Memorial Day. I remain concerned about the risk of nasty thunderstorms from

Dangerous to Delightful

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December 31, 1969

Wednesday 9 a.m. Stunning contrasts stand out this morning: In the I-95 corridor, there's the first prolonged set of days with afternoons in the summer-style 80s with sunshine. Meanwhile, deadly tornadoes continue their rampage through areas that have been affected by severe storms all spring. The video shows where the NWS Storm Prediction Center believes there is an elevated risk

Summer Surge for Northeast

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December 31, 1969

Tuesday 8 a.m. Warm air is moving into New England today, though its arrival is marked by areas of clouds and the chance of afternoon thunderstorms. However, when you realize the temperature has failed to reach 70 at any time this month in Portland, Maine... or 73 in Boston, any warmth will be greeted as a sign of progress. In

Danger Zone Shifting North

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December 31, 1969

Monday 8 a.m. A warm front moving northeastward from Maryland should pass Maine by tomorrow, allowing warm and more humid air to move into the Northeast. Ahead of the front, the day started gray and gloomy with several clusters and lines of showers and thunderstorms scattered about. The most concentrated area of thunderstorms was in the Ohio Valley, as shown

Warmer Weather on the Way

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December 31, 1969

Friday 8 AM This morning, the low pressure area that has sponsored days of showery weather in the Middle and North Atlantic states is centered over northern New Jersey. Earlier in the week, the most numerous showers and areas with the heaviest rain were east of the low pressure center. Since then, however, the eastern side has tended to dry

Warmer for the Northeast This Weekend

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December 31, 1969

Thursday 9:30 AM The slow-moving low pressure area aloft centered just west of Pittsburgh this morning should be off the East Coast tomorrow night. In the meantime, widespread cloudiness with showers and thunderstorms will gloomify (make gloomy) the afternoon for much of the area from Maryland to Maine. Thunderstorms will be most numerous around mid to late afternoon in southern

Deluge or Drizzle, it is Dull, Damp and Dreary

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December 31, 1969

Wednesday 7:30 a.m. The slow-moving storm causing widespread clouds and dampness is also producing pockets of locally flooding rain. Aloft, there is a closed-off low pressure area that is cut-off from the prevailing westerlies that surround it. So far, the lack of organization has meant that few areas have had continuous heavy rain. However, heavy downpours have occurred in some

Flood Threat from Eastern Storm

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December 31, 1969

Tuesday 8:15 a.m. A slow-moving storm centered in central North Carolina is strengthening today and expanding its area of influence. From satellite movies, we can see that the storm has actually tapped into tropical moisture that had been over the Bahamas. Since there is a closed low aloft that is cut off from the main belt of the westerlies, the

Cloudiness Continues and Dampness Dominates

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December 31, 1969

Monday 7:45 a.m. With a low pressure area parked over the Middle Atlantic states, damp weather is the rule over the northeast quarter of the country. Now, as a low pressure area aloft over the Tennessee Valley approaches the East Coast and strengthens, the area of rain will expand tonight and tomorrow. On a positive note, the lower Mississippi Valley

Friday the Thirteenth

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December 31, 1969

Friday 9 AM The fine weather that has been common in the Middle Atlantic states (and today all the way through New England) will be replaced by a wetter regime this weekend into next week. The video shows this, and suggests how things will proceed into next week. On Friday the 13th, virtually all the fears known to humanity seem

From Days of Dryness to Weekend Wetness

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December 31, 1969

Thursday 8:55 AM The slow-moving storm that has kept cloudy, cool weather over eastern New England is moving slowly away. The narrow area of high pressure that has promoted beautiful weather from New York state to Virginia is also drifting slowly eastward. And... the widespread shower- and thunderstorm-producing system causing areas of precipitation from Colorado to Ohio is also moving

Day and Night in the Northeast

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December 31, 1969

Wednesday 11 a.m. Rarely is there as much contrast in the weather as we see now between the New England coast and the interior from Vermont to Virginia. In Boston, yesterday's high temperature was 53 and the low was 48. The low was right in line with long-term averages, but the high was a dozen degrees below average. In Burlington,

Not Much Changing in the Northeast

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December 31, 1969

Tuesday 8 a.m. More showers and heavy thunderstorms will affect the flood-ravaged Mississippi Valley this week while dreary, damp and overcast weather lingers from coastal Massachusetts to Maine. In between, plan on at least 3 or 4 days of the finest weather we have experienced so far this spring. Sam the Dog has enjoyed the nice weather so far and

Enjoy it While it Lasts

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December 31, 1969

Monday 7:45 a.m. For weeks, weather systems affecting the Great Lakes and Northeast raced along. One area of rain would hardly be gone before the next one arrived. Now, however, it is all different. A strong storm has stalled east of New England, and it is blocking the advance (and departure) of the high pressure area now causing fine weather

Major Horse Race May be Affected by Reins

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December 31, 1969

Friday 8 a.m. This video explores the weekend weather makers: At Churchill Downs, they have experienced the frequent heavy rain that has swamped and flooded the Ohio Valley. But now, the mane equestrian is whether showers race in by late afternoon or if they somehow stall until tomorrow night. Once the rain does gallop in, it may not last furlong...

Change is Constant

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December 31, 1969

Thursday 8 a.m. The storm that caused rain along the Northeast corridor yesterday has retreated to the northeast, but gusty, cool winds prevail from eastern Ontario to the Middle Atlantic coast. In response to surface heating while it remains cold aloft, some showers and even a thunderstorm could pop up during the midday and afternoon hours. It is very dry

Looking Ahead to Mother's Day

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December 31, 1969

Wednesday 8 a.m. On one of my calendars, it says today is Star Wars Day. May the Fourth be with you. I hadn't recalled this, but I think every episode had a gynecologist in it: O-B-G-Y-N Kenobi. Now, back to the weather. A cold front is now reaching the Northeast coast. Much of the rain associated with the front is

March in May

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December 31, 1969

Tuesday 7:05 AM The video forecast shows the frontal zone responsible for a wide variation in temperature between the Middle Atlantic states and the Ohio Valley/Great Lakes regions, that also marks the southeast boundary of a band of soaking rain. That rain has been falling from Louisiana to Ohio... mostly in places that have gotten excessive rain recently. Since April

May Starts Rainy in Places Already Soaked

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December 31, 1969

Monday 7:30 AM The forecast video suggests that the frequently wet weather that affected the area from the Ohio Valley to the Northeast in April will continue. Wave after wave crashes upon the shore, then fades to a feeble foam that vanishes in the endless sand. Winds bluster and gust, only to be followed by quiet interludes of silence and

At What Cost Safety?

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December 31, 1969

Friday 8AM Most areas are getting a more-than-welcome break from the string of storms that brought death and destruction recently. This video shows how the weather should behave this weekend. The first two weeks of May could easily be quite a bit cooler than average across the Great Lakes and Northeast because an upper-air trough position may reside over these

Storms in Northeast Corridor

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December 31, 1969

Thursday 11:20 a.m. The storm and frontal system that have been tragically deadly from the southern Plains to Georgia will be moving off the East Coast tonight. This video shows the progression of weather systems likely through early next week. As the front moves through the Middle and North Atlantic states, it will trigger showers and thunderstorms. This morning, tornado

Storm Clean Up Begins Following a Severe Thunderstorm

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2 years 51 weeks ago

PPL crews replaced power lines that were downed by a tree on South Main Street, Muncy, following a severe thunderstorm around 4 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2011. The storm added to the already rising waters along the Susquehanna River, creating flash flood advisories, along with a tornado warning.

Severe Thunderstorms Advance

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December 31, 1969

Wednesday 10 a.m. The video shows how things should evolve as we go from today through the weekend. I was recording a time lapse movie last evening and managed to capture a lightning streak.

Violent Thunderstorms from Texas to Pennsylvania

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December 31, 1969

Tuesday 8 AM Today's video shows how the weather pattern should progress for the rest of the week. Severe thunderstorms can break out this afternoon from Texas to southern New York state. However, the very worst conditions are likely in the area from northeast Texas east northeastward to the Mississippi River. In fact, the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center

Warming and Storming

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December 31, 1969

Monday 6:50 AM This morning, a front extends from New Jersey across southern Pennsylvania, then down the Ohio Valley and on southwest to a low pressure center forming over Oklahoma. As that low pressure area moves northeastward to near Milwaukee and Chicago by tomorrow morning, the front will move northward as a warm front. Ahead of it, a shield of

Hark, Ye Knaves

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December 31, 1969

Friday 7:30 AM Today's video offering: Tomorrow marks the anniversary of both the birth and death of William Shakespeare. The playwright created at least 37 plays and 154 sonnets. He was born in 1564 and died in 1616. But hark, ye knaves! We can use some of Shakespeare's play titles to see if the weather will play right. The morning

Warmer in the Northeast Next Week

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December 31, 1969

Thursday 7:55 AM As a high pressure area builds in the upper atmosphere just off the East Coast for a while next week, a southwesterly flow will bathe the East with air from the Gulf of Mexico. How rainy or dry it will be at any one time remains to be seen, because there will be a slow-moving front inching

Snow in May

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December 31, 1969

Wednesday 9 a.m. Here is today's video forecast. The ongoing thunderstorm situation with a cold front now approaching the Appalachians is a major issue today. However, along the I-95 corridor, there is a different issue: how far will the warm front advance? Here are isobar maps from 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. EDT: 3 a.m. 8 a.m. The bulge in

Thunderstorms Mark the Boundary of an Air Mass

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December 31, 1969

Tuesday 7 a.m. A front extending from Maryland to Missouri separates very warm air to the south from air that becomes progressively cooler the farther north you go. Yesterday, it snowed from northern Illinois to central New York state. This morning, numerous thunderstorms line the front. You can see the clusters of storms that were present around daybreak in the

Strong Storms Again This Week

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December 31, 1969

Monday 7:15 a.m. The storm that spawned killer tornadoes from the Plains to the Carolinas caused heavy rain and high winds across the Northeast. The high pressure area that followed the storm is weak and fleeting. The morning map shows a front on a line from central Virginia to the middle of Kansas. North of the front, it becomes progressively

Rainstorm This Weekend

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December 31, 1969

Friday 8AM A major storm will move from the Mississippi Valley today to eastern Canada during the day Sunday. Substantial rainfall will accompany the storm, and I think the timing suggested by last night's GFS model should help you pick out when the bulk of the rain will affect your area. See the model sequence in this video, OK? Monday's

Consistent Inconsistency

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December 31, 1969

Thursday 9AM Our weather of late has varied from one extreme to another, and that will continue. Today is beautiful across most of the Northeast, but Saturday will turn rainy and gray from west to east. This video shows the likely progression. Since yesterday, we have gone from the palace of precipitation, the garden of gloom, the dungeon of dismal

Wet to Wonderful to Wet

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December 31, 1969

Wednesday 7:45 a.m. The storm that was developing in southern West Virginia yesterday morning has moved to coastal Maryland, and it will proceed northeastward to pass the Maine coast tomorrow morning. Patches of rain continue to circulate around the storm, making it overcast, dull, dreary, dismal and damp across New York and Pennsylvania. The heaviest rain today will move across

Rain Advances through the Northeast

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December 31, 1969

Tuesday 9 a.m. 1. A low pressure area centered over southern West Virginia at 8 a.m. will move to the Middle Atlantic coast (Delaware/New Jersey) then into eastern New England tomorrow. In the heart of the rain area, it is really pouring. Many places from Washington, D.C., to New York City will get half an inch to an inch of

Warmer then Wetter

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December 31, 1969

Monday 9 a.m. This video shows what should happen this week. 1. As southwest winds increase today, the long awaited warmup should finally occur Pennsylvania into at least southern New England. The satellite picture at 9 a.m.still showed a lot of cloudiness over the Northeast. In order for predicted temperatures to be reached, some of the clearer weather now west

Waiting for Warmth

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December 31, 1969

Friday 8 a.m. The celebration is premature, but my morning uniform in this video suggests where the forecast is heading for Sunday and especially Monday.

Chill Slow to Exit the Northeast

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December 31, 1969

Thursday 9:45 AM This video should give you an idea about what to expect anywhere in the Great Lakes and Northeast as we head through the weekend. By Sunday and Monday, very warm air will be in place along the East Coast. However, as a cold front moves through the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley regions, there is likely to

Rain to Mark the Boundary Between Cold and Warm

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December 31, 1969

Wednesday 8 a.m. The cold front that brought wind-driven rain to parts of the Middle Atlantic region yesterday sped offshore. This morning, there is a high pressure area over the Southeast. It is creating a flow of warmer air from the Gulf of Mexico to the Ohio Valley. At first, this air mass is pretty dry, but as that flow

April Fools' Day

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December 31, 1969

Thursday 9:45 PM EDT (8:45 AM Friday It's Raining Again Phuket, Thailand) It is interesting how the models we rely on for guidance change roles as storm systems evolve and move. Earlier this week, the ECMWF suggested the storm for the Northeast tonight and tomorrow would be the weaker of two systems (the other one moved through yesterday). At the

April Fools Storm to Cause Heavy Snow and Rain

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December 31, 1969

Update 12:30 AM Thursday EDT (11:30 AM Thursday in Phuket) The 00Z GFS continues with basically the same story, with one new wrinkle. It shows an extra batch of precipitation on the west side of the storm as the center passes near the coast. IF that happens (and with the available moisture and the system deepening, it is plausible), there

Snow and Rain to Greet April

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December 31, 1969

Thursday 10AM (Phuket, Thailand) Wednesday 11PM EDT Storm number one that I discussed in my last post is now causing snow in much of Pennsylvania, except for the extreme southeast. The second storm seems to be following the previous GFS idea, and suggests heavy snow from Thursday night into Friday from the mountains of West Virginia across central or east-central

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