Heavy Rains and Flooding - July 23, 2009
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Heavy Rains and Flooding - July 23, 2009
Heavy rain fell across portions of south central Pennsylvania during the late afternoon and early evening hours of July 23, 2009. Slow moving thunderstorms moved across Cumberland and northern York counties dropping heavy rain. NWS State College storm total precipitation estimates from radar indicate that around 5.7 inches of rain fell around Bloserville and Carlisle Springs and 5.8 inches fell near Siddonsburg.


Additional storm reports from this event are listed below.


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
1049 PM EDT THU JUL 23 2009

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

0522 PM FLASH FLOOD 5 S CHAMBERSBURG 39.86N 77.66W
07/23/2009 FRANKLIN PA TRAINED SPOTTER

FLOODING ON I-81 FROM MILE MARKER 10 TO MILE MARKER 13.
ABOUT 4 INCHES OF WATER ON ROADWAY CAUSED TRAFFIC
PROBLEMS.

0530 PM FLASH FLOOD 2 N CARLISLE 40.23N 77.20W
07/23/2009 CUMBERLAND PA TRAINED SPOTTER

3 TO 5 FEET OF WATER AT SEVERAL DWELLINGS ON ECHO ROAD IN
NORTH MIDDLETON TOWNSHIP. WATER OVER MAILBOXES.

0535 PM TSTM WND DMG CHAMBERSBURG 39.93N 77.66W
07/23/2009 FRANKLIN PA TRAINED SPOTTER

TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN IN AND AROUND CHAMBERSBURG.

0545 PM FLASH FLOOD NEWVILLE 40.17N 77.40W
07/23/2009 CUMBERLAND PA TRAINED SPOTTER

FLOODING ON I-76 /PA TURNPIKE/.

0600 PM HEAVY RAIN SCOTLAND 39.96N 77.59W
07/23/2009 M4.70 INCH FRANKLIN PA TRAINED SPOTTER

4.7 INCHES OF RAIN FELL BETWEEN 330 PM AND 6 PM.

0625 PM FLASH FLOOD 4 SSE MECHANICSBURG 40.16N 76.98W
07/23/2009 CUMBERLAND PA TRAINED SPOTTER

SEVERAL RESIDENTS IN UPPER ALLEN TOWNSHIP NEEDED TO BE
RESCUED FROM FLOODED HOMES.

0645 PM FLASH FLOOD 2 NE DILLSBURG 40.13N 77.01W
07/23/2009 YORK PA EMERGENCY MNGR

WATER RESCUE AT GETTYSBURG PIKE AT CHESTNUT. WATER OVER
HOOD OF CAR.

0645 PM FLASH FLOOD DILLSBURG 40.11N 77.03W
07/23/2009 YORK PA EMERGENCY MNGR

ROADS COVERED WITH WATER...MANY REPORTS BEGINNING AROUND
645 PM. ADDITIONAL REPORTS FROM SIDDONSBURG AND
SURROUNDING AREAS. MANY ROADS CLOSED.

0715 PM FLASH FLOOD AVIS 41.19N 77.32W
07/23/2009 CLINTON PA EMERGENCY MNGR

MUD SLIDE ACROSS ROAD

0715 PM FLASH FLOOD 7 N LOCK HAVEN 41.24N 77.45W
07/23/2009 CLINTON PA EMERGENCY MNGR

ROADWAY WASHING AWAY AT MIDDLE HILL ROAD AND COUDERSPORT
PIKE.

0715 PM FLASH FLOOD 4 W AVIS 41.19N 77.39W
07/23/2009 CLINTON PA EMERGENCY MNGR

CHATHAM RUN OUT OF ITS BANKS AT GRAVEL HILL RD

0715 PM FLASH FLOOD 2 N BEECH CREEK 41.10N 77.59W
07/23/2009 CLINTON PA EMERGENCY MNGR

ROADS FLOODED

0720 PM FLASH FLOOD 4 NNE JERSEY SHORE 41.25N 77.24W
07/23/2009 LYCOMING PA EMERGENCY MNGR

ROCK SLIDE ONTO ROUTE 973.

0720 PM FLASH FLOOD 3 NNW JERSEY SHORE 41.24N 77.29W
07/23/2009 LYCOMING PA EMERGENCY MNGR

ROUTE 44 WASHED OUT.

0817 PM HEAVY RAIN DILLSBURG 40.11N 77.03W
07/23/2009 M3.64 INCH YORK PA TRAINED SPOTTER

RAIN SO FAR TODAY.

1040 PM FLASH FLOOD 5 ENE SIDDONSBURG 40.18N 76.87W
07/23/2009 YORK PA LAW ENFORCEMENT

NEWLY FLOODED AND CLOSED ROADS IN FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP.
FLOODING ONGOING AS WELL.




48 hour precip

COOP 2-Day precipitation amounts.

clsp1 gage

Carlise Water Plant rain gage readings for the past 30 days.

storm reports

Storm Reports for July 23, 2009. (Click for interactive view)

Storm Total Precipitation estimates showing heavy rain across Cumberland and northern York counties.

Storm Total Precipitation estimates showing heavy rain across Cumberland and northern York counties.

KCCX Radar at 4:52 pm showing strong storms over northern Cumberland county.
KCCX Radar at 4:52 pm showing strong storms over northern Cumberland county.

Carlisle Water Plant precipitation accumulation measuring around 5.8 inches of rain.
Carlisle Water Plant precipitation accumulation measuring around 4 inches of rain accumulation (starting at 1.8 inches to 5.8 inches) during the day.

Yellow Breeches Creek at Camp Hill river stage.  Flood stage is 7 feet.
Yellow Breeches Creek at Camp Hill river stage. Flood stage is 9 feet.


 
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