Weather Briefing
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Weather Briefing

for Pennsylvania. *. Mid-week Nor’easter *. Prepared by National Weather Service. State College, PA. 11/06/2012 . – . 1:30 . pm. (peter.jung@noaa.gov). Storm Overview. A . Nor’easter . will move up the Mid-Atlantic Coast .

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Weather Briefingfor Pennsylvania* Mid-week Nor’easter *

Prepared by National Weather Service

State College, PA11/06/2012 – 1:30 pm(peter.jung@noaa.gov)

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Storm Overview

A Nor’easter will move up the Mid-Atlantic Coast Wednesday into ThursdayExact forecast track and intensity still show some uncertaintyUltimate path and strength will dictate impacts to the CommonwealthGreatest impacts appear focused across far eastern and southeastern Pennsylvania

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Wednesday Morning

Storm location Wednesday Morning

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Thursday Morning

Storm location Thursday Moring

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2 Day Precipitation ForecastTuesday Evening through Thursday Evening

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Weather Impacts

RAINHighest rainfall amounts will be in far southeastern Pennsylvania...with lesser amounts heading to the west and north (may be snow or rain/snow mix in these areas)WINDStrongest in far southeast PAPossible wind impacts to areas affected by SandyBlustery conditions further inland...but not expected to be damaging

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Weather Impacts

SNOWAccumulating snow possible mainly along and east of the Susquehanna RiverHighest probability over the higher elevations of the southern Poconos and Lehigh Valley

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Weather Impacts

Chart depicting probabilities for

2 inches

or more of snow accumulation.

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Weather Impacts - Summary

Main impacts of Storm Wednesday and Wednesday NightPrecipitation moves into southeast PA Wednesday morning...spreads north and west during the day along with increasing windsWill continue Wednesday Night then taper off ThursdayForecasts highly sensitive to exact storm trackIMPACTS EAST:Strong winds, rain, some snow potentialHigh wind Watches for Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties Wednesday morning until Thursday morning Could see winds gusting over 40 mph in far southeast PennsylvaniaWind impacts in some of the same areas affected by SandyIMPACTS CENTRAL:Some light snow or rain/snow mix possible. Ridges in the east (southern Poconos) could see a several inch accumulation...lesser elsewhere.Blustery north winds could gust between 20 and 30 mphIMPACTS WEST:Breezy northwest winds.Mainly under 20 mph.

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Links to local NWS Offices serving PA

NWS Clevelandweather.gov/clevelandNWS Pittsburghweather.gov/pittsburghNWS State Collegeweather.gov/statecollegeNWS Binghamtonweather.gov/binghamtonNWS Mount Hollyweather.gov/philadelphia

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Selected PA Cities Forecast Links

PITTSBURGHhttp://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Pittsburgh&state=PA&site=PBZ&textField1=40.4392&textField2=-79.9767&e=0 ERIEhttp://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=42.12922409999999&lon=-80.085059&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=Erie%2C%20PA%2C%20USA STATE COLLEGEhttp://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=40.7933949&lon=-77.8600012&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=State%20College%2C%20PA%2C%20USA WILKES BARREhttp://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.2459149&lon=-75.88130749999999&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=Wilkes-Barre%2C%20PA%2C%20USA WILLIAMSPORThttp://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.2411897&lon=-77.00107860000003&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=Williamsport%2C%20PA%2C%20USA READINGhttp://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=40.3356483&lon=-75.92687469999998&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=Reading%2C%20PA%2C%20USA ALLENTOWNhttp://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=40.6084305&lon=-75.49018330000001&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=Allentown%2C%20PA%2C%20USA HARRISBURGhttp://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=40.2737002&lon=-76.88441790000002&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=Harrisburg%2C%20PA%2C%20USA PHILADELPHIAhttp://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=39.952335&lon=-75.16378900000001&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=Philadelphia%2C%20PA%2C%20USA

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Useful Web Links

Emergency Managers’ Briefing Page:http://www.erh.noaa.gov/ctp/pema/briefing.phpAHPS Page:http://water.weather.gov/ahps/Need to zoom in on your specific areaPEMA River Monitor pagehttp://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/ctp/pema/NOAA / NWS Hurricane PreparednessHazards: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/hazards.phpWatches/Warnings: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/wwa.phpBe Ready: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php