Major ice jam flooding, snow and ice as Arctic front moves toward eastern US

Major ice jam flooding, snow and ice as Arctic front moves toward eastern US

A sharp arctic frontal boundary continues moving eastward towards the eastern U.S. into this weekend impacting travel. Significant freezing rain, accumulating snow, and gusty winds producing wind chills can be expected. Ice jams have been reported from Ohio to…

Numerous snowfall records shattered in Erie, Pennsylvania

Numerous snowfall records shattered in Erie, Pennsylvania

A potent winter storm hit parts of the US Mid-West, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast, dumping heavy snow and creating whiteout conditions in numerous locations over the past couple of days. In its wake, the storm left behind a perfect setup for intense and prolonged…

Very bright fireball over Pennsylvania, sonic boom reported

Very bright fireball over Pennsylvania, sonic boom reported

A very bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over Pennsylvania at 08:07 UTC (03:07 EST) on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The event lasted several seconds and was accompanied by a sonic boom. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 78 reports by…

Late-season severe weather outbreak, tornadoes hit Indiana and Ohio

Late-season severe weather outbreak, tornadoes hit Indiana and Ohio

Late-season severe storms accompanied by strong winds, lightning, and several tornadoes rolled through parts of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania on Sunday, November 5, 2017, causing widespread damage. The worst affected were Indiana and Ohio. At least 2…

Large sinkhole opens between two homes in Pennsylvania

Large sinkhole opens between two homes in Pennsylvania

A massive sinkhole has opened between two homes in Glenside, Pennsylvania on January 25, 2017, prompting an evacuation of both homes. The hole opened on Brook Road, in Cheltenham Township, near the North Hills Country Club, and nearly swallowed a pickup truck….

E. Coli can survive in streambed sediments for months

E. Coli can survive in streambed sediments for months

Studies by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have confirmed that the presence of Escherichia coli pathogens in surface waters could result from the pathogen’s ability to survive for months in underwater sediments. Most E. coli strains don’t cause