Severe Weather Event - August 20, 2009
Skip Navigation Linksweather.gov 
NOAA logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service Forecast Office   NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
Go to NWS State College, PA Home
 

Local forecast by
"City, ST" or zip code
Severe Weather Event - August 20, 2009
Funnel clouds were sighted over Dauphin County during the afternoon of August 20, 2009. Around 3:30 pm a local viewer passed images of a funnel cloud to a TV meteorologist which then relayed the report to the National Weather Service office in State College. Those images as well as radar loops and storm reports for the event are shown below.


000
NWUS51 KCTP 210136
LSRCTP

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
936 PM EDT THU AUG 20 2009

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

0300 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 S LIVERPOOL 40.54N 76.99W
08/20/2009 PERRY PA COUNTY OFFICIAL

911 CENTER REPORTED TREES DOWN ALONG HUNTERS VALLEY ROAD
IN BUFFALO TOWNSHIP.

0330 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 ESE HALIFAX 40.44N 76.85W
08/20/2009 DAUPHIN PA COUNTY OFFICIAL

911 CENTER REPORTED TREES ON WIRES IN MIDDLE PAXTON
TOWNSHIP.

0335 PM FUNNEL CLOUD 3 NE MIDDLETOWN 40.23N 76.69W
08/20/2009 DAUPHIN PA BROADCAST MEDIA

TV METEOROLOGIST RECIEVED PHOTO OF FUNNEL CLOUD TAKEN BY
SPOTTER IN LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP.

0435 PM TSTM WND DMG LANCASTER 40.04N 76.30W
08/20/2009 LANCASTER PA EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES DOWN IN THE CITY OF LANCASTER.

0500 PM TSTM WND DMG LANCASTER 40.04N 76.30W
08/20/2009 LANCASTER PA BROADCAST MEDIA

TV METEOROLOGIST REPORTED THAT POWER COMPANY HAD 5200
REPORTS OF OUTAGES ACROSS LANCASTER COUNTY.

0830 PM TSTM WND DMG SHEFFIELD 41.70N 79.03W
08/20/2009 WARREN PA COUNTY OFFICIAL

911 CENTER REPORTED TREES DOWN.

0900 PM TSTM WND DMG SPRING CREEK 41.88N 79.51W
08/20/2009 WARREN PA COUNTY OFFICIAL

911 CENTER REPORTED WIRES DOWN.



Warnings and Storm Reports for Aug 20th, 2009
Warnings and Storm Reports for Aug 20th, 2009 (click for larger image)

Funnel Cloud over Dauphin County around 3:30 pm.<br> Image courtesy of TV Meteorologist ABC27.  (click for larger image)
Funnel Cloud over Dauphin County around 3:30 pm.
Image courtesy of TV Meteorologist ABC27. (click for larger image)

Funnel Cloud over Dauphin County  around 3:30 pm.<br>Image courtesy of TV Meteorologist ABC27.   (click for larger image)
Funnel Cloud over Dauphin County around 3:30 pm.
Image courtesy of TV Meteorologist ABC27. (click for larger image)

Storm Report over Dauphin county 3:35 pm
Storm Report over Dauphin county 3:35 pm

Storm Report over Lancaster County 5:00 pm
Storm Report over Lancaster County 5:00 pm

KCCX Radar Reflectivity Loop 2:38 to 3:51 pm (click for larger image)
KCCX Radar Reflectivity Loop 2:38 to 3:51 pm (click for larger image)

KCCX Storm Relative Velocity loop 2:38 to 3:51 pm (click for larger image)
KCCX Storm Relative Velocity loop 2:38 to 3:51 pm (click for larger image)

KLWX Reflectivity Loop 4:19 to 5:23 pm (click for larger image)
KLWX Reflectivity Loop 4:19 to 5:23 pm (click for larger image)

KLWX Storm Relative Velocity Loop 4:19 to 5:23 pm (click for larger image)
KLWX Storm Relative Velocity Loop 4:19 to 5:23 pm (click for larger image)


 
Local Climate, Water & Weather Topics:
Forecasts, Current Hazards, Current Conditions, Water Resources, Radar, Satellite, Climate,
Weather Safety, Wireless/PDAs, Feature Articles,

US Dept of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
Central Pennsylvania Weather Forecast Office
328 Innovation Blvd, Suite 330
State College, Pennsylvania 16803
(814)231-2408
Page Author: 
Page Last Modified: 21 August 2009 14:43:54 UTC
Disclaimer
 
Credits
 
Glossary
Privacy Policy
 
About Our Organization
 
Career Opportunities