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Itstrainingtime

Central PA - February 2020

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Just now, paweather said:

I believe it is now 19 dead. I never and will never like severe weather season

I'm with you 100%. 

Having said that, and this has been debated here and other places for a long time - I respect those that do. I might not share that passion with them BUT I understand it all the same. For a person who is a weather enthusiast and not just about snow, it's certainly interesting and fascinating to watch unfold. And I'm equally 100% sure that no severe weather enthusiast ever wishes death and destruction upon people...but it's a sad reality of nature at it's fiercest. 

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48 minutes ago, paweather said:

I believe it is now 19 dead. I never and will never like severe weather season. 

Tornadoes post 9 or 10 p.m. in an urban area = bad luck indeed. 

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Thoughts are with those in Tennessee today at least 22 lives lost...awful and tragic night. As for severe weather...unfortunately all weather even ice and snow and squalls kill yearly...it’s just tragic circumstances.

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4 minutes ago, Wmsptwx said:

Thoughts are with those in Tennessee today at least 22 lives lost...awful and tragic night. As for severe weather...unfortunately all weather even ice and snow and squalls kill yearly...it’s just tragic circumstances.

My absolute greatest weather fear is seeing a tornado approaching my home. For it to happen during the cover of darkness is unfathomable to me. 

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3 minutes ago, Itstrainingtime said:

My absolute greatest weather fear is seeing a tornado approaching my home. For it to happen during the cover of darkness is unfathomable to me. 

It’s just awful man...I agree. That night will live in weather infamy forever. It reminds me of the horrible night in Kissimmee and surrounding areas in 1998 that took 42 lives.

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45 minutes ago, Itstrainingtime said:

My absolute greatest weather fear is seeing a tornado approaching my home. For it to happen during the cover of darkness is unfathomable to me. 

Have had two hit mine in Texas (plus one tore the roof off our school during class). You oddly get "used" to severe weather there. 

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2 hours ago, canderson said:

Tornadoes post 9 or 10 p.m. in an urban area = bad luck indeed. 

Nighttime outbreaks are a pretty common occurrence in the early severe season in the deep south and TN Valley as they're more dynamically driven from the more potent storm systems you start seeing in the late winter/early spring months. These setups don't necessarily require daytime heating and can happen anytime of the day. This was the first major metro hit from a big tornado in awhile and it was pretty much a direct one unfortunately. It looked like the tornado just missed the Broadway area in downtown where the Bridgestone arena, Titan's Stadium, Country Music Hall of Fame and all the different honkey tonk bars, etc along Broadway are...plus all the surrounding high rises. Tons of people down there, especially on weekends.

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3 hours ago, Wmsptwx said:

Thoughts are with those in Tennessee today at least 22 lives lost...awful and tragic night. As for severe weather...unfortunately all weather even ice and snow and squalls kill yearly...it’s just tragic circumstances.

Very true. Not going to debate winter versus severe because I know people have passion about severe weather but there is a difference in my mind.

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5 hours ago, Itstrainingtime said:

I'm with you 100%. 

Having said that, and this has been debated here and other places for a long time - I respect those that do. I might not share that passion with them BUT I understand it all the same. For a person who is a weather enthusiast and not just about snow, it's certainly interesting and fascinating to watch unfold. And I'm equally 100% sure that no severe weather enthusiast ever wishes death and destruction upon people...but it's a sad reality of nature at it's fiercest. 

Another tough fact is that we as a nation/race make movies and shows that highlight and sensationalize  the risks and downfalls of severe weather, banks being robbed, earthquakes, etc....and the profits from those ventures go to peoples pockets.  So our kids, and our parents kids and really anyone since the 1960's have been desensitized to the terror of being killed by a tornado or washed away by a surge.   So I think it is tough to be hard on weather enthusiasts when a large chunk of our entertainment economy is based on disasters. 

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As the front / line of thunderstorms approaches it is interesting to note that our pressure has once again dropped below 1000mb, now down to 998mb.  This is like the fifth or sixth time this winter we've had pressures below 1000mb.  The lowest station pressure for me this winter was 28.98" or 981mb back on Feb 7th.

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Lots of lightning and wind with a storm that rolled through...uprooted a tree in the neighbor's yard.

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35 minutes ago, 2001kx said:

Lots of lightning and wind with a storm that rolled through...uprooted a tree in the neighbor's yard.

Radar was impressive up your way. 

Just a little rain and some wind here but it’s been windy since last Thursday so whatevs. 

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1 hour ago, canderson said:

Radar was impressive up your way. 

Just a little rain and some wind here but it’s been windy since last Thursday so whatevs. 

Yeah wasnt really expecting it.

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10 hours ago, Itstrainingtime said:

Pretty good rain but zero lighting and thunder here.

 

8 hours ago, canderson said:

Radar was impressive up your way. 

Just a little rain and some wind here but it’s been windy since last Thursday so whatevs. 

 

1 hour ago, Atomixwx said:

I'll never understand why it's always so windy here.

Shortly after my post last evening about the rain, a 2nd "cell" came through with moderate rain and high winds. I was looking at the max wind gusts throughout CTP and it was amazingly uniform in the 45-55mph range. Honestly, it sounded and looked windier than that. 

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***********************PEAK WIND GUST***********************

LOCATION             MAX WIND     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                   
                        GUST            OF 
                         MPH    MEASUREMENT

PENNSYLVANIA

...BEDFORD COUNTY...
   BEDFORD AIRPORT         47   630 PM  3/03  AWOS                    

...BLAIR COUNTY...
   ALTOONA AIRPORT         56  1002 PM  3/03  ASOS                    

...CAMBRIA COUNTY...
   JOHNSTOWN AIRPORT       51   456 PM  3/03  ASOS                    
   SUMMERHILLO             48   935 PM  3/03  CWOP                    
   FLINTON                 40   600 PM  3/03  CWOP                    

...CENTRE COUNTY...
   STATE COLLEGE           45   635 PM  3/03  CWOP                    
   ACCUWEATHER HQ          43   646 PM  3/03  CWOP                    
   ZION                    40   638 PM  3/03  CWOP                    

...CLINTON COUNTY...
   LOCK HAVEN AIRPORT      41   700 PM  3/03  AWOS                    

...DAUPHIN COUNTY...
   HARRISBURG INTL AIRP    48   802 PM  3/03  ASOS                    
   HUMMELSTOWN             47   809 PM  3/03  CWOP                    
   HARRISBURG              46   758 PM  3/03  CWOP                    

...ELK COUNTY...
   SAINT MARYS             41   530 PM  3/03  CWOP                    

...LANCASTER COUNTY...
   LANCASTER AIRPORT       48   831 PM  3/03  ASOS                    
   QUARRYVILLE             46   900 PM  3/03  CWOP                    
   EAST PETERSBURG         44   837 PM  3/03  CWOP                    
   EPHRATA                 40   831 PM  3/03  CWOP                    

...LEBANON COUNTY...
   SCHAEFFERSTOWN          44   820 PM  3/03  CWOP                    
   MUIR AIRFIELD FT. IN    41   814 PM  3/03  AWOS                    

...MCKEAN COUNTY...
   BRADFORD AIRPORT        46   508 PM  3/03  ASOS                    

...MIFFLIN COUNTY...
   MIFFLIN COUNTY AIRPO    51   655 PM  3/03  AWOS                    

...SOMERSET COUNTY...
   SOMERSET                45   601 PM  3/03  CWOP                    
   SOMERSET AIRPORT        43   615 PM  3/03  AWOS                    

...YORK COUNTY...
   CAPITOL CITY AIRPORT    47   659 PM  3/03  ASOS                    

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Well, the Friday storm is probably gone, but the GFS keeps serving up another snow chance next week.

Maybe we still will get a chance at a late winter season game save ?

 

 

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1 hour ago, Itstrainingtime said:
***********************PEAK WIND GUST***********************

LOCATION             MAX WIND     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                   
                        GUST            OF 
                         MPH    MEASUREMENT

PENNSYLVANIA

...BEDFORD COUNTY...
   BEDFORD AIRPORT         47   630 PM  3/03  AWOS                    

...BLAIR COUNTY...
   ALTOONA AIRPORT         56  1002 PM  3/03  ASOS                    

...CAMBRIA COUNTY...
   JOHNSTOWN AIRPORT       51   456 PM  3/03  ASOS                    
   SUMMERHILLO             48   935 PM  3/03  CWOP                    
   FLINTON                 40   600 PM  3/03  CWOP                    

...CENTRE COUNTY...
   STATE COLLEGE           45   635 PM  3/03  CWOP                    
   ACCUWEATHER HQ          43   646 PM  3/03  CWOP                    
   ZION                    40   638 PM  3/03  CWOP                    

...CLINTON COUNTY...
   LOCK HAVEN AIRPORT      41   700 PM  3/03  AWOS                    

...DAUPHIN COUNTY...
   HARRISBURG INTL AIRP    48   802 PM  3/03  ASOS                    
   HUMMELSTOWN             47   809 PM  3/03  CWOP                    
   HARRISBURG              46   758 PM  3/03  CWOP                    

...ELK COUNTY...
   SAINT MARYS             41   530 PM  3/03  CWOP                    

...LANCASTER COUNTY...
   LANCASTER AIRPORT       48   831 PM  3/03  ASOS                    
   QUARRYVILLE             46   900 PM  3/03  CWOP                    
   EAST PETERSBURG         44   837 PM  3/03  CWOP                    
   EPHRATA                 40   831 PM  3/03  CWOP                    

...LEBANON COUNTY...
   SCHAEFFERSTOWN          44   820 PM  3/03  CWOP                    
   MUIR AIRFIELD FT. IN    41   814 PM  3/03  AWOS                    

...MCKEAN COUNTY...
   BRADFORD AIRPORT        46   508 PM  3/03  ASOS                    

...MIFFLIN COUNTY...
   MIFFLIN COUNTY AIRPO    51   655 PM  3/03  AWOS                    

...SOMERSET COUNTY...
   SOMERSET                45   601 PM  3/03  CWOP                    
   SOMERSET AIRPORT        43   615 PM  3/03  AWOS                    

...YORK COUNTY...
   CAPITOL CITY AIRPORT    47   659 PM  3/03  ASOS                    

Had a gust of 57 mph at the house.   Reports of trees into houses and barns and telephone poles down as well

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Quote: Cranky the weather guy.

This is the 100th consecutive November 30th in a row. At least, to an honest degree, that's essentially what has transpired. We stepped down into early winter. Haven't made any other steps since (and wont!).

isnt that the truth

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3 hours ago, Blizzard of 93 said:

Well, the Friday storm is probably gone, but the GFS keeps serving up another snow chance next week.

Maybe we still will get a chance at a late winter season game save ?

I stopped having hope 2 months ago because I'd see the same thing every other day that the models had some decent snowstorm 2 weeks out and it always ended up as nothing. It'd be nice sure but it's definitely not looking likely. Temps here are in the 50s and 60s for the next 2 weeks. I wish I was wrong lol but I guess Harrisburg is gonna end up at 5 inches for the entirety of the snow season.

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I stopped having hope 2 months ago because I'd see the same thing every other day that the models had some decent snowstorm 2 weeks out and it always ended up as nothing. It'd be nice sure but it's definitely not looking likely. Temps here are in the 50s and 60s for the next 2 weeks. I wish I was wrong lol but I guess Harrisburg is gonna end up at 5 inches for the entirety of the snow season.

Lock this up!!

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