Pennsylvania experiencing long line of severe thunderstorms

BREAKING: Pennsylvania counties are experiencing a long line of severe thunderstorms across the northern part of the state at this hour, less than an hour-and-a-half after the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) at Norman, Okla., issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH.

UPDATE – 7:02PM: A second wave starts to develop in northwestern Pennsylvania shortly after 7PM.

The unusual concentration comes on the five-year anniversary of a strong overnight cold front which sent damaging winds, small hail, and a few tornadoes in four different counties, through the state.

As often happens, when weather alerts are issued, some were dismissing the idea that anything might happen, as shown by the Facebook post 38 minutes before the Doppler view. (The post was seen 20 minutes later than posted, accounting for the difference in the times.)

Coincidentally, PA Emergency Management Agency, county agencies, and all U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) offices serving Pennsylvania sponsor a week of Severe Weather Awareness and Preparedness, generally “before the typical onset of severe and flash flood season.”

It starts tomorrow.

The Watch, as this writing is being concluded, no longer is in effect in Potter and McKean counties.

As we continue to say, Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and monitor for weather updates in areas of residence, work and travel.

Those seeking greater depth of information at any time for their own or other specific areas can determine the timing and types of precipitation for components of this weather event by using the links in our exclusive Weather Resources in the left column of this page or at

This source includes connections to Doppler radar, along with snow, wind and rainfall rates and timing in specific areas of the county, region and nation.

Simply use the Search feature in the upper left corner of most NWS pages for any geographic location, and then click on the Hourly Weather Forecast graph in the lower right side of the local page for an hour-by-hour forecast for today and the next six days.

Bookmarking appropriate NWS pages can help obtain the most timely information on forecast changes.

Allegany Hope is a Weather-Ready Nation AmbassadorTM and, due to Allegany County’s location being in or bordering three NWS forecast offices, Allegany Hope Weather Resources provides forecast and other information from the NWS at Buffalo for Allegany County north and west, Binghamton for Steuben County east, and State College, Pa., for Potter and McKean counties in Pennsylvania, along with regional and national data.

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