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Lightning strikes somewhere in the PPL Electric Utilities service territory nearly half a million times each year, according to data obtained through the National Lightning Detection Network. It’s powerful stuff. Each 300-million-volt bolt can heat the air around it to 50,000 degrees — about five...
MONTOURSVILLE - Lycoming County Department of Public Safety officials are urging residents, businesses and special-care facilities to review emergency plans and procedures as part of an annual Weather Emergency Preparedness observance. As a part of this awareness program, the county Department of...
AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- 18 March 2015 -- AccuWeather reports  on Friday, March 20, the vernal equinox will occur once again, marking the gradual return to warmer days in the Northern Hemisphere and winter's official astronomical end. However, for 2015, the spring equinox will transpire...
Teri J. MacBride, PPL Regional Affairs Director  for the Susquehanna Valley recently released this statement to represent PPL's efforts in dealing with the ongoing storm damage:   As you likely felt and experienced... the severe thunderstorms that swept through our area brought high winds and...
AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- 30 June 2014 --AccuWeather reports a disturbance near Florida is forecast to strengthen and drift northward along the East coast this week, spreading rough surf, gusty winds and drenching downpours. The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center is predicting that...
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. As you may know, this storm could drop up to a foot of heavy, wet snow in some locations. Outages are possible.  All of our...
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. to 9 a.m.and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please take these simple electricity conservation steps: Set...
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.  Other affected areas:Tioga, PA; Northern Lycoming, PA; Sullivan, PA; Southern...
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. “Hurricane Sandy and other severe storms in the past two years made it clear that we need to do...
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. Beginning in 2013, the NHC...

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