High Winds Associated with the Remnants of Hurricane Ike
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High Winds Associated with the Remnants of Hurricane Ike
High winds associated with a strong low pressure system that was once Hurricane Ike knocked down numerous trees and power lines across central Pennsylvania late Sunday night (9/14) and early Monday morning (9/15). Below is a summary of wind damage reports and peak wind gusts.

NWUS51 KCTP 150658
LSRCTP

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
257 AM EDT MON SEP 15 2008

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0900 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG JOHNSTOWN 40.33N 78.92W
09/14/2008 CAMBRIA PA EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES/WIRES DOWN

0910 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG WARREN 41.84N 79.14W
09/14/2008 WARREN PA EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES/WIRES DOWN

0930 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG SMETHPORT 41.81N 78.44W
09/14/2008 MCKEAN PA EMERGENCY MNGR

WIDESPREAD REPORTS OF DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES
COUNTY-WIDE.

0930 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG COUDERSPORT 41.77N 78.01W
09/14/2008 POTTER PA EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES/WIRES DOWN

0950 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG AUSTIN 41.64N 78.09W
09/14/2008 POTTER PA EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES/WIRES DOWN

1000 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG RIDGWAY 41.43N 78.73W
09/14/2008 ELK PA EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES BLOWN DOWN ONTO WIRES...COUNTY-WIDE WITH NUMEROUS
POWER OUTAGES

1015 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG EMPORIUM 41.51N 78.24W
09/14/2008 CAMERON PA EMERGENCY MNGR

NUMEROUS REPORTS OF TREES DOWN...SOME ON POWER LINES

1041 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG 2 NE CLEARFIELD 41.04N 78.41W
09/14/2008 CLEARFIELD PA ASOS

RECORDED WIND GUST OF 69 MPH. ALSO, WIDESPREAD DOWNED
TREES AND POWER LINES COUNTY-WIDE.

1125 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG WATERVILLE 41.32N 77.35W
09/14/2008 LYCOMING PA EMERGENCY MNGR

SEVERAL REPORTS OF DOWNED TREES

1125 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG LOCK HAVEN 41.14N 77.45W
09/14/2008 CLINTON PA EMERGENCY MNGR

*** 2 INJ *** NUMEROUS DOWNED TREES, SOME ON HOMES AND
CARS. TWO PEOPLE WITH MINOR INJURIES AFTER A TREE FELL ON
THEIR CAR IN LOCK HAVEN

1130 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG BELLEFONTE 40.91N 77.77W
09/14/2008 CENTRE PA EMERGENCY MNGR

SEVERAL REPORTS OF TREES BLOWN DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.

1130 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG HOLLIDAYSBURG 40.43N 78.39W
09/14/2008 BLAIR PA EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES DOWN

1144 PM HIGH SUST WINDS 2 NE STATE COLLEGE 40.81N 77.83W
09/14/2008 M50.00 MPH CENTRE PA NWS EMPLOYEE

MEASURED WIND GUST OF 50 MPH AT NWS CTP

1240 AM NON-TSTM WND DMG WELLSBORO 41.75N 77.30W
09/15/2008 TIOGA PA EMERGENCY MNGR

NUMEROUS REPORTS OF TREES AND WIRES DOWN ACROSS THE
COUNTY FROM AROUND ROUTE 6...SOUTH

1245 AM NON-TSTM WND DMG WARREN 41.84N 79.14W
09/15/2008 WARREN PA EMERGENCY MNGR

WIDESPREAD REPORTS OF DOWNED TREES...SOME ON HOUSES,
CARS, AND POWER LINES

&&

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
558 AM EDT MON SEP 15 2008

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE FOLLOWING ARE PEAK WIND GUSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMNANTS OF
HURRICANE IKE.

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

LOCATION PEAK WIND TIME/DATE COMMENTS
GUST OF
(MPH) MEASUREMENT

PENNSYLVANIA

...BLAIR COUNTY...
ALTOONA 45 1134 PM 9/14 ASOS

...CENTRE COUNTY...
UNIVERSITY PARK 41 1200 AM 9/15 AWOS
STATE COLLEGE 50 1144 PM 9/14 NWS OFFICE

...CLEARFIELD COUNTY...
CLEARFIELD 69 1041 PM 9/14 ASOS

...LYCOMING COUNTY...
WILLIAMSPORT 51 1220 AM 9/15 ASOS

...MCKEAN COUNTY...
BRADFORD 46 1038 PM 9/14 ASOS

...CAMBRIA COUNTY...
JOHNSTOWN 45 1028 PM 9/14 ASOS

$$


SREF MSLP forecast and normalized anomaly valid at 00Z Monday September, 15 2008.  The purple shading indicates the anomaly, which was 4 to 5 standard deviations below normal.
SREF MSLP forecast and normalized anomaly valid at 00Z Monday September, 15 2008. The purple shading indicates the anomaly, which was 4 to 5 standard deviations below normal.


 
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