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|National Weather Service State College, PA presents|
Elizabeth Woomer with the 2007 John Campanius Holm Award
Recognizing over 30 years of dedication, NOAA's National Weather Service has named Sinnemahoning, Pennsylvania resident Elizabeth Woomer (pictured second from left) as a 2007 recipient of the agency's John Campanius Holm Award for outstanding service in the Cooperative Weather Observer Program. At a ceremony held on November 8, Bruce Budd, Meteorologist-In-Charge NWS State College (pictured on the left) and Paul Head, Cooperative Program Manager NWS State College (third from the left) presented the award to Elizabeth. Emerson Woomer (pictured on the right) accompanied his mother. The award is the agency's second most prestigious and only 25 are presented each year to cooperative weather observers from around the country.
Also present at the ceremony was Joe Fadden, (pictured on the right in the second picture), Senior Field Representative to Congressman John E. Peterson of the 5th District. Joe presented Elizabeth with a letter from Congressman Peterson, honoring her for being named the 2007 John Campanius Holm Award Winner. Victor Cruz, Observing Program Leader NWS State College (not pictured), presented Elizabeth with a 30 Year Length of Service Pin.
Elizabeth has provided daily precipitation readings of rain and snow in Sinnemahoning Pennsylvania since 1976. She was honored with the Holm Award not only due to her longevity of service but more so for providing accurate and legible weather observations for over three decades.
The National Weather Service's Cooperative Weather Observer Program has given scientists and researchers continuous observational data since the program's inception more than a century ago. Today, some 11,700 volunteer observers participate in the nationwide program to provide daily reports on temperature, precipitation and other weather factors such as snow depth, river levels and soil temperature.
The first extensive network of cooperative stations was set up in the 1890s as a result of an 1890 act of Congress that established the U.S. Weather Bureau. Many of the stations have even longer histories. John Campanius Holm's weather records, taken without benefit of instruments in 1644 and 1645, were the earliest known recorded observations in the United States.
|Pictured left to right - Bruce Budd, Elizabeth Woomer, Paul Head, and Emerson Woomer|
|Pictured left to right - Paul Head, Elizabeth Woomer, Emerson Woomer, and Joe Fadden|
2007 Weather Events/Features:
- Strong Winds crossed the region on Dec 23rd, causing damage in spots.
- Ice and Snow Storm of December 13th
- First Clipper of the Season, December 5th
- Snow-Sleet-Freezing Rain-Rain of December 2nd and 3rd
- Snow Arrives in Central Pennsylvania (Nov 17-18)
- 2007 Holm Award
- New Snowfall/Winter reporting criteria for SkyWarn Spotters!
- October 2007 Warmest October Ever at Williamsport and Harrisburg
- Arctic Sea Ice Below Normal
- October 2007 will be the hottest October ever!
- October's (Record) Hot Weather
- Severe Storms and Tornado of 26 Sept 2007.
- Severe Thunderstorms - August 30, 2007
- Severe Thunderstorms - August 25, 2007
- Large Hail Producing Storms in Lycoming County - August 17th
- EF1 Tornado in Eastern Centre County (Aug 7th)
- Thunderstorms produced flooding, hail and wind damage on Sunday Evening (July 29th)
- Pulse severe storms on Saturday (July 28th)
- A Brief Reprieve From The Dry Summer Weather (July 20th)
- How dry has it been? (Mid July)
- Hot Weather Arrives in Central Pennsylvania (July 10th)
- Heavy Rain and Hail around Harrisburg on July 5th
- Office view of the State College fireworks display
- Pulse Storms in Record Heat of June 27th, 2007
- Widespread Severe Weather Event, June 19th, 2007
- Severe Thunderstorms in Northeast Flow - Day 2 - June 13th, 2007
- Severe Thunderstorms in Northeast Flow - Day 1 - June 12th, 2007
- Severe Squall Line Event June 8th, 2007
- Severe (Hail) Storms of 27 May 2007.
- NWS Open House Severe Weather Event, 12 May 2007.
- Severe (Hail) Storms of 10 May 2007.
- Late Season Nor'Easter (16 March).
- The Valentine's Day Storm (13-14 February).
- Late Start to the Snow - Winter 2006-07.
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