Severe Weather Event - June 25-26, 2009
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Severe Weather Events - June 25&26, 2009

Two rounds of Severe Thunderstorms hit Central PA this week. The first round was during the late evening hours of the 25th (Thursday). Hot and humid air over the state on Thursday allowed temperatures to reach into the mid and upper 80s, and even the lower 90s in the East. A cold front over the Great Lakes approached the region Thursday evening as energy from an upper disturbance moved across the region. This led to the thunderstorms Thursday Evening, which produced some wind and hail damage over Tioga County (near Wellsboro and Mansfield).
See Maps of the warnings issued with any storm reports received on the 25th.

The next round of severe weather kicked off much earlier in the day on Friday (the 26th), as the cold front crossed Lake Erie and into NW PA. These storms had updrafts strong enough to support hail up to Tennis Ball size over Tioga County - again! Locations in Potter and Sullivan Counties also had large hail and a few trees down. Many locations in Tioga County had hail two days in a row, and there were a few reports of trees down, as well. The storms in the NE weakened some as they moved to the south later in the afternoon, but a second area of storms developed during the early evening over the lower Susquehanna Valley - around Harrisburg and York. These evening storms produced wind damage and some hail, as well.
See Maps of the warnings issued with any storm reports received on the 26th.


Surface Map from 7AM on the 25th
Surface Map from 7AM on the 25th of June 2009.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
712 PM EDT THU JUN 25 2009

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

0448 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WESTFIELD               41.92N 77.54W
06/25/2009                   TIOGA              PA   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            TREES AND WIRES DOWN RTE 249

0455 PM     TSTM WND DMG     KNOXVILLE               41.96N 77.44W
06/25/2009                   TIOGA              PA   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            TREE ON HOUSE 133 EAST MAINS ST

0513 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 E WELLSBORO           41.75N 77.24W
06/25/2009                   TIOGA              PA   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            TREES AND WIRES DOWN

0515 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 SW WELLSBORO          41.71N 77.36W
06/25/2009                   TIOGA              PA   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            TREES AND WIRES DOWN RTE 660


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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
1016 AM EDT SAT JUN 27 2009

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

0149 PM     HAIL             4 E WELLSBORO           41.75N 77.23W
06/26/2009  M1.00 INCH       TIOGA              PA   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WIND ALSO STRONG...ESTIMATED AT 50 TO 60 MPH.

0215 PM     HAIL             5 W COVINGTON           41.74N 77.17W
06/26/2009  M2.00 INCH       TIOGA              PA   BROADCAST MEDIA

            HAIL...RANGING IN SIZE FROM GOLF BALL TO TENNIS BALL
            SIZED...COVERING THE GROUND IN CHERRY FLATS. CAR
            WINDSHIELDS REPORTED BROKEN.

0220 PM     HAIL             WELLSBORO               41.75N 77.30W
06/26/2009  E1.75 INCH       TIOGA              PA   PUBLIC

            GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL REPORTED NEAR WELLSBORO.

0222 PM     HAIL             COVINGTON               41.74N 77.07W
06/26/2009  E2.00 INCH       TIOGA              PA   PUBLIC

            TWO-INCH DIAMETER HAIL REPORTED IN COVINGTON.

0227 PM     HAIL             2 E BLOSSBURG           41.68N 77.03W
06/26/2009  E1.25 INCH       TIOGA              PA   PUBLIC

            HALF DOLLAR SIZED HAIL REPORTED IN MORRIS RUN.

0248 PM     HAIL             3 ENE LYMAN RUN STATE P 41.73N 77.74W
06/26/2009  M1.25 INCH       POTTER             PA   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HALF DOLLAR SIZED HAIL REPORTED IN BROOKLAND. HAIL IS
            COVERING THE GROUND.

0250 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 W FORKSVILLE          41.49N 76.68W
06/26/2009                   SULLIVAN           PA   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREES DOWN BETWEEN LINCOLN FALLS AND HILLSGROVE

0300 PM     HAIL             2 NE FORKSVILLE         41.51N 76.58W
06/26/2009  M0.88 INCH       SULLIVAN           PA   TRAINED SPOTTER

0420 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DILLSBURG               40.11N 77.03W
06/26/2009                   YORK               PA   PUBLIC

            TREES REPORTED DOWN NEAR DILLSBURG.

0446 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DOVER                   40.00N 76.85W
06/26/2009                   YORK               PA   PUBLIC

            TREES AND WIRES REPORTED DOWN NEAR DOVER.

0453 PM     HAIL             5 ENE DOVER             40.03N 76.76W
06/26/2009  E0.88 INCH       YORK               PA   PUBLIC

            NICKEL SIZED HAIL REPORTED 5 MILES ENE OF DOVER.

0555 PM     HAIL             GLEN ROCK               39.79N 76.73W
06/26/2009  E0.88 INCH       YORK               PA   PUBLIC

            NICKEL SIZED HAIL REPORTED ALONG I-83 NEAR GLEN ROCK.

0605 PM     HAIL             NEW FREEDOM             39.74N 76.70W
06/26/2009  E0.88 INCH       YORK               PA   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NICKEL SIZED HAIL AND A POSSIBLE FUNNEL CLOUD REPORTED
            NEAR NEW FREEDOM.

0606 PM     HAIL             SHREWSBURY              39.77N 76.68W
06/26/2009  E0.75 INCH       YORK               PA   PUBLIC

            PENNY SIZED HAIL REPORTED NEAR SHREWSBURY.

0700 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NEW BLOOMFIELD          40.42N 77.19W
06/26/2009                   PERRY              PA   PUBLIC

            TREES REPORTED DOWN NEAR NEW BLOOMFIELD.


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large ice

large ice

Large hail stones found near Covington, PA on June 26.


 
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