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Pretty wild out there right now. The sustained wind is really crazy! Pretty heavy rain, no sign of any snow flakes though. Still have power, not even a flicker yet. I am pretty low elevation so winds are probably not as high around here.

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Overall rather impressive for our area I would say. I did not lose power or sustain any damage. Some small sticks / branches down but thats it.

Same here. With all the trees around my house I am pleased I did not lose power or have any tree damage.

I wonder if the low is over us right now because my winds are just about calm. I have steady rain but no wind.

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Looking at the surface obs...I believe the center of the low is between Altoona and Chambersburg. Locally it appears we've had our lowest pressure in the past few hours, both KPIT and KAGC are starting to rise, KPIT bottomed out at 982.3 mb and KAGC at 981.5 mb.

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Wind was not much of a factor down here. I think the strongest gust we had was in the 30 mph (or less) range. Around midnight or so the wind went dead calm and hasn't blown since. We also never lost power, probably for that reason.

That said we have now changed over completely to snow down here. There was a mixture this morning and some icing occurred, but now it is all snow. Ground far too warm still for it to stick yet.

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How low did you see last night?

It was 29.06" or 984mb before I went to bed last night. Not sure how low it got overnight but probably something similar to everyone else. No where close to the record obviously but still quite low. We don't see the pressure get that low around here too often.

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Wind was not much of a factor down here. I think the strongest gust we had was in the 30 mph (or less) range. Around midnight or so the wind went dead calm and hasn't blown since. We also never lost power, probably for that reason.

That said we have now changed over completely to snow down here. There was a mixture this morning and some icing occurred, but now it is all snow. Ground far too warm still for it to stick yet.

How'd you end up down there? Hearing some good snow even in Morgantown

We needed landfall further north here...

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I'm only about 5 miles from downtown Morgantown to the east and at 2000 FT elevation. Here's what it looks like at my house.

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Getting some light snow in Greensburg this morning 33 degrees (car thermometer), with a light dusting on the grass. Had some flakes mixing in yesterday afternoon here as well.

Didn't see any snow at home, it was 37 and rain when I left for work this morning.

Looks like right now Sandy's circulation is getting some precip enhancement from the lakes.

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Potential Storm this week

.SHORT TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT/...

CLOUD COVERAGE IS THE PREDOMINATE FORECAST CHALLENGE THROUGH

WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE PARKED OVER WESTERN SECTIONS OF THE

COMMONWEALTH WILL YIELD TO THE OPENING SALVO OF MOISTURE CHARGING IN

FROM THE WEST AND SOUTH. NEGATIVELY TILED H5 TROUGH TRAVERSING THE

CENTRAL PLAINS PHASES WITH EJECTING SRN STREAM ENERGY RIDING UP THE

EAST COAST...EVENTUALLY TURNING INTO A NOR`EASTER /LOW PRESSURE

TRACKING ALONG OR JUST OFF THE EASTERN SEABOARD/ IN THE LONG TERM.

WITH FORECAST AREA PLACED IN UNFAVORED SECTOR OF A H2 JET WITH

AGEOSTROPHIC WIND CONVERGENCE...DO NOT EXPECT MUCH IN THE WAY OF QPF

ACROSS OUR AREA PER WEAK UVV.

PCPN PROBABILITES WERE FOCUSED WED NGT AS CYCLONE AND ISALLOBARIC

FLOW STRENGTHENS. GIVEN JUXTAPOSITION OF SURFACE LOW AND ANABATIC

WINDS...THIS SHALL PROMOTE SHOWER /RAIN AND SNOW/ WEDNESDAY NIGHT

EVENTUALLY BECOMING ALL SNOW DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AS

ATMOSPHERIC COLUMN COOLS IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS S AND E OF PIT.

&&

.LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...

HIGHLIGHTS...

- HIGH CONFIDENCE FORECAST

- MINIMAL AFFECTS FROM NOR`EASTER IN THESE PARTS

- ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FRIDAY - SUNDAY

GLOBAL MODELS ARE BECOMING SETTLED ON ONE SOLUTION FOR CYCLONE TRACK

UP THE WESTERN ATLANTIC MID TO LATE WEEK. DUE TO PHASING AND

DEVELOPMENT OF A FULL LATITUDE TROUGH OVER THE ERN CONUS AND STRONG

NORTHERLY WIND FETCH...SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE FOR THE RIDGES OF

WRN MD AND NRN WV THURSDAY MORNING. HOWEVER GIVEN FORCING THAT IS

CREATING QPF IS RESULTANT FROM A POCKET OF WEAK H7-H3 DCVA ON

BACKSIDE OF THE TROUGH...LIGHT /IF ANY/ SNOW ACCUMULATION IS

PROJECTED AT THIS TIME. SKY GRIDS CONTINUE TO BE MORE REFLECTIVE OF

EARLY JAN THAN EARLY NOV WITH MCLDY OR CLOUDY ADJECTIVES.

MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS NOR`EASTER WILL BE OUT OF THE AREA

THURSDAY NIGHT OWING TO A SURFACE ANTICYCLONE ARRIVING FROM THE

LOWER GREAT LAKES. BENIGN WEATHER RESUMES AND CARRIES THROUGH THE

BALANCE OF THE EXTENDED. A TRANSITORY RIDGE WITH H5 HGTS PUSHING

576DM WILL ALLOW ABOVE NORMAL DAYTIME HIGHS TO RETURN FOR THE FIRST

TIME IN NEARLY TWO WEEKS FRI - SUN. DUE TO DEEP SOUTHERLY

FETCH...RAISED MAX TEMPERATURES A FEW DEGREES ABOVE GUIDANCE NEXT

WEEKEND.

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I have a feeling the current forecasts for the weekend are being a bit conservative. I wouldn't be surprised if some areas make it into the low 70s, especially on Sunday. Nice thoughts, as I sit here waiting for my car to defrost so I can go vote!

Wouldn't surprise me either. They usually are conservative early on for forecasts like this.

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