Flooding of Late January 2010
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Flooding during Late January 2010
A widespread rainfall of 1.5 to 3.5 inches occurred over a 24 hour period between Sunday afternoon (24 Jan 2010) and Monday afternoon (25 Jan 2010).

A powerful storm moved north through the Great Lakes, and brought very warm air up into Pennsylvania for the 4th weekend in January of 2010. High temperatures on the 24th and 25th were in the mid 40s to near 60 degrees. The rainfall was generally an inch to an inch and a half over the western mountains, to nearly 4 inches in the higher elevations to the east of State College. Places to the southeast of a York to Reading line received less than an inch from the entire storm.

The extremely heavy rain caused small creeks and streams to flood very quickly, and even the larger rivers rose over flood stages or very close to flood levels.

Hydrographs (river stage traces)
--Flood Stage is Orange--
River stages (hydrograph) for the Yellow Breeches Creek near Camp Hill
Yellow Breeches Creek near Camp Hill
River stages (hydrograph) for the Susquehanna River at Harrisburg
Susquehanna River at Harrisburg
River stages (hydrograph) for the Clarion River at Johnsonburg
Clarion River at Johnsonburg
River stages (hydrograph) for the Loyalsock Creek at Loyalsockville
Loyalsock Creek at Loyalsockville
River stages (hydrograph) for the Aughwick Creek at Shirleysburg
Aughwick Creek at Shirleysburg
Precipitation Maps:

24 Hr Rainfall Reports from 7AM EST 24 Jan 2010 through 7AM EST 25 Jan 2010

24 Hr Rainfall Reports from 7AM EST 25 Jan 2010 through 7AM EST 26 Jan 2010

 
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