Thursday, December 24, 2015

Centre County Warm Christmas Eve!

PSU's high for today was 63, tying the record from LAST Christmas Eve!

Other local high temps:

ACCU: 63
JESSE: 64
KUNV: 63

Monday, December 14, 2015

Centre County Highs 12/13-14

PSU's high for Dec. 13th was 64, tying the record from LAST Year!

Other local high temps:

ACCU: 65
JESSE: 66
KUNV: 65

PSU's high for Dec. 14th was 62, tying the record from LAST Year!

Other local high temps:

ACCU: 63
JESSE: 66
KUNV: 65

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Centre County Highs 11/5

Penn State broke their record high of 75 degrees for the day.

Other local highs:

ACCU: 75
JESSE: 79
KUNV: 74

Monday, May 25, 2015

Centre County Lows 5/23

Pretty cold for late May!

Selected* Online Centre County Lows this morning:

Jesse Ferrell: 28
Elliot Abrams: 32
Corl Street:   32
AccuWeather:   33
Marshall Moss: 33
KUNV Airport:  37
PSU Shelter:   39

Penn State did not reach their record of 34.

If your station is not included in this list, please post a comment with your low from this morning.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Centre County Lows 3/6

An unusually calm and cold March morning here in Centre County.

Selected* Online Centre County Lows this morning:

Jesse Ferrell: -8
AccuWeather:   -3
Elliot Abrams: -3
Marshall Moss: -3
KUNV Airport:   0
PSU Shelter:   +2

I believe my reading of -8 to be a new record for March at my station (since 1997). PSU's temperature of +2 this morning is listed as "#1" in their database for this date. It does not however beat the record low for March of -4, set mid-month. The temperature at a station on Scotia Road also fell to -6.

If your station is not included in this list, please post a comment with your low from this morning.

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Other State Lows This Morning:

UPDATE: Harrisburg's readings this morning and Saturday morning were 2 & 3 @ CXY, and 0 & -1 at MDT. All these established new daily records, and the lower readings were also new records for March.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Centre County Lows 2/24

Another extremely cold morning, in some cases more extreme than 2/16.

Selected* Online Centre County Lows this morning:

Jesse Ferrell: -16*
Elliot Abrams: -10
Corl Street:   -10*
AccuWeather:   -9*
KUNV Airport:  -8
PSU Shelter:   -5
PSU WalkerTop: -2

My reading of -16 is the lowest temperature at my station (>1997). I believe this is also the case for Corl Street (>2010) and AccuWeather (>2005). PSU's temperature of -5 for 2/25 is listed as "#1" in their database for this date.

If your station is not included in this list, please post a comment with your low from this morning.

Other Online Lows This Morning:*



The state low was -26 at Johnsonburg. Other State Lows This Morning <=10 (NWS):

...LOW TEMPERATURE REPORTS...

LOCATION TEMP TIME/DATE LAT/LON

...BEDFORD COUNTY...
1 ENE QUEEN -14 F 0530 AM 02/24 40.26N/78.49W

...BLAIR COUNTY...
1 WNW TYRONE -13 F 0649 AM 02/24 40.68N/78.26W
2 NW SHY BEAVER -12 F 0705 AM 02/24 40.32N/78.24W

...CAMBRIA COUNTY...
EBENSBURG -18 F 0800 AM 02/24 40.47N/78.73W
COLVER -12 F 0239 AM 02/24 40.54N/78.79W
2 N SOUTH FORK -11 F 0730 AM 02/24 40.40N/78.80W

...CAMERON COUNTY...
1 ESE EMPORIUM -17 F 0623 AM 02/24 41.51N/78.21W
2 ESE STEVENSON DAM -16 F 0635 AM 02/24 41.41N/78.02W
2 WSW CAMERON -16 F 0259 AM 02/24 41.42N/78.19W

...CENTRE COUNTY...
1 ENE MILLHEIM -15 F 0653 AM 02/24 40.90N/77.46W
1 ENE ROCK SPRINGS -15 F 0618 AM 02/24 40.73N/77.94W
2 SW STATE COLLEGE -15 F 0532 AM 02/24 40.77N/77.88W
3 SE UNIONVILLE -14 F 0622 AM 02/24 40.87N/77.85W
2 WNW PARK FOREST -14 F 0635 AM 02/24 40.81N/77.94W
2 E PORT MATILDA -13 F 0553 AM 02/24 40.79N/78.01W
PARK FOREST -12 F 0520 AM 02/24 40.79N/77.91W
2 S PHILIPSBURG -11 F 0700 AM 02/24 40.87N/78.22W
PARK FOREST -11 F 0656 AM 02/24 40.80N/77.92W

...CLEARFIELD COUNTY...
CLEARFIELD-LAWRENCE AIRPORT -18 F 0642 AM 02/24 41.05N/78.41W

...CLINTON COUNTY...
1 E KETTLE CREEK STATE PARK -13 F 0600 AM 02/24 41.36N/77.92W
LOGANTON -13 F 0629 AM 02/24 41.04N/77.29W
RENOVO -12 F 0700 AM 02/24 41.33N/77.73W
1 NW MILL HALL -11 F 0658 AM 02/24 41.12N/77.51W
...COLUMBIA COUNTY...
3 SSW NEW COLUMBUS -17 F 0623 AM 02/24 41.13N/76.30W

...ELK COUNTY...
1 NNW JOHNSONBURG -26 F 0634 AM 02/24 41.50N/78.68W
GLEN HAZEL -22 F 0700 AM 02/24 41.57N/78.60W
RIDGWAY -21 F 0700 AM 02/24 41.42N/78.75W
1 WSW SAINT MARYS -21 F 0620 AM 02/24 41.42N/78.58W
RIDGWAY -19 F 0530 AM 02/24 41.42N/78.73W

...LYCOMING COUNTY...
CEDAR RUN -14 F 0600 AM 02/24 41.52N/77.45W
2 SSE ENGLISH CENTER -13 F 0600 AM 02/24 41.41N/77.24W
1 E SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT -11 F 0605 AM 02/24 41.23N/76.98W

...MCKEAN COUNTY...
2 SSE KINZUA BRIDGE STATE PA -28 F 0540 AM 02/24 41.72N/78.56W
1 SSE REW -27 F 0519 AM 02/24 41.88N/78.49W
1 NNE KANE -23 F 0700 AM 02/24 41.68N/78.80W
1 W BRADFORD -22 F 0514 AM 02/24 41.96N/78.66W
3 WSW BRADFORD -21 F 0444 AM 02/24 41.95N/78.71W
BRADFORD REGIONAL AIRPORT -20 F 0653 AM 02/24 41.80N/78.64W
4 W BRADFORD -16 F 0800 AM 02/24 41.95N/78.73W

...NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY...
2 NNW MOUNT CARMEL -11 F 0656 AM 02/24 40.83N/76.42W

...POTTER COUNTY...
3 ESE COUDERSPORT -23 F 0424 AM 02/24 41.75N/77.95W
COUDERSPORT 1 SW -22 F 0700 AM 02/24 41.77N/78.04W
COUDERSPORT 7SE -15 F 0700 AM 02/24 41.74N/77.97W
3 SE COUDERSPORT -15 F 0703 AM 02/24 41.74N/77.97W
2 NE ULYSSES -11 F 0410 AM 02/24 41.92N/77.74W
5 SSW GALETON -10 F 0608 AM 02/24 41.66N/77.67W

...SOMERSET COUNTY...
MEYERSDALE -19 F 0700 AM 02/24 39.82N/79.03W
3 SE SEVEN SPRINGS -18 F 0600 AM 02/24 39.99N/79.25W
BOSWELL -18 F 0700 AM 02/24 40.16N/79.03W
7 NW SOMERSET -15 F 0542 AM 02/24 40.07N/79.17W
BERLIN -14 F 0631 AM 02/24 39.92N/78.95W

...TIOGA COUNTY...
COWANESQUE DAM -17 F 0700 AM 02/24 42.00N/77.15W
MANSFIELD -16 F 0603 AM 02/24 41.81N/77.08W
COWANESQUE DAM -15 F 0515 AM 02/24 41.98N/77.17W
TIOGA -14 F 0700 AM 02/24 41.90N/77.14W
1 ESE WELLSBORO -14 F 0732 AM 02/24 41.74N/77.29W
2 NNW WESTFIELD -13 F 0520 AM 02/24 41.96N/77.56W
2 WNW BLOSSBURG -13 F 0634 AM 02/24 41.70N/77.10W
4 NE CEDAR RUN -12 F 0716 AM 02/24 41.56N/77.41W

...WARREN COUNTY...
CHANDLERS VALLEY 1SE -25 F 0700 AM 02/24 41.93N/79.30W
TIDIOUTE -21 F 0610 AM 02/24 41.68N/79.40W
1 SE RUSSELL -16 F 0507 AM 02/24 41.90N/79.12W
WARREN -13 F 0700 AM 02/24 41.85N/79.13W

...YORK COUNTY...
YORK AIRPORT -12 F 0653 AM 02/24 39.92N/76.87W

...ALLEGHENY COUNTY...
3 ESE VALENCIA -15.0 556 AM 2/24 CWOP
2 W HAMPTON TOWNSHIP -13.0 455 AM 2/24 AWS
1 WNW PLUM -12.0 555 AM 2/24 AWS
3 SW RUSSELLTON -12.0 627 AM 2/24 CWOP
1 SW HEIDELBERG -11.0 455 AM 2/24 AWS
1 NW BRACKENRIDGE -11.0 543 AM 2/24 CWOP
NATRONA -10.0 700 AM 2/24 CO-OP OBSERVER

...ARMSTRONG COUNTY...
PARKER -20.0 600 AM 2/24 USARMY-COE
WEST HILLS -19.0 500 AM 2/24 CWOP
CROOKED CREEK LAKE -18.0 700 AM 2/24 CO-OP OBSERVER
WEST KITTANNING -16.0 620 AM 2/24 AWS

...BEAVER COUNTY...
3 E ELLPORT -13.0 510 AM 2/24 CWOP
1 WNW SOUTH HEIGHTS -12.0 549 AM 2/24 AWS
BEAVER FALLS -11.0 519 AM 2/24 AWS

...BUTLER COUNTY...
2 ENE PORTERSVILLE -22.0 528 AM 2/24 RAWS
1 ESE CONNOQUENESSIN -20.0 608 AM 2/24 CWOP
BUTLER -18.0 535 AM 2/24 AWOS
HARMONY -16.0 512 AM 2/24 CWOP
2 NE VALENCIA -15.0 614 AM 2/24 AWS
FOX RUN -14.0 455 AM 2/24 CWOP
1 WSW SAXONBURG -13.0 529 AM 2/24 AWS

...CLARION COUNTY...
NEW BETHLEHEM -25.0 550 AM 2/24 AWS
COOKSBURG -21.0 645 AM 2/24 CO-OP OBSERVER
PINEY DAM POOL -21.0 700 AM 2/24 CO-OP OBSERVER
3 SW CLARION -20.0 547 AM 2/24 CWOP
FOXBURG -20.0 525 AM 2/24 AWS
3 ESE STRATTANVILLE -13.0 515 AM 2/24 AWS

...FOREST COUNTY...
6 SW LYNCH -17.0 407 AM 2/24 RAWS

...GREENE COUNTY...
5 WNW SPRAGGS -11.0 610 AM 2/24 AWS

...INDIANA COUNTY...
2 SW BURNSIDE -16.0 610 AM 2/24 CWOP
7 NE CLYMER -14.0 507 AM 2/24 CWOP
4 WNW LUCERNE MINES -14.0 503 AM 2/24 CWOP
JIMMY STEWART FIELD -13.0 415 AM 2/24 AWOS
3 SE INDIANA -13.0 700 AM 2/24 CO-OP OBSERVER

...JEFFERSON COUNTY...
1 W PUNXSUTAWNEY -20.0 535 AM 2/24 CWOP
PUNXSUTAWNEY -19.0 614 AM 2/24 AWS

...LAWRENCE COUNTY...
1 NE ELLWOOD CITY -17.0 506 AM 2/24 CWOP
NEW CASTLE AIRPORT -17.0 556 AM 2/24 AWOS
1 NNE NEW CASTLE -16.0 505 AM 2/24 AWS
ELLWOOD CITY -16.0 615 AM 2/24 AWS
2 ENE NEW CASTLE -12.0 429 AM 2/24 AWS
1 N NEW CASTLE -12.0 700 AM 2/24 CO-OP OBSERVER

...MERCER COUNTY...
3 WNW JACKSON CENTER -23.0 442 AM 2/24 CWOP
2 W NEW LEBANON -19.0 502 AM 2/24 CWOP
MERCER -18.0 445 AM 2/24 AWS
GREENVILLE -17.0 455 AM 2/24 AWS
4 W GROVE CITY -15.0 428 AM 2/24 DIGIWX

...VENANGO COUNTY...
SENECA -18.0 355 AM 2/24 AWS
HASSON HEIGHTS -18.0 500 AM 2/24 AWS
CLINTONVILLE -16.0 430 AM 2/24 AWS
CHESS-LAMBERTON AIRP -11.0 435 AM 2/24 AWOS

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
1 NNE BURGETTSTOWN -13.0 529 AM 2/24 AWS
1 SSW WASHINGTON -11.0 550 AM 2/24 AWS
MCGOVERN -11.0 604 AM 2/24 AWS
WASHINGTON ARPT -11.0 415 AM 2/24 AWOS

...WESTMORELAND COUNTY...
1 S DONEGAL -14.0 1054 PM 2/23 AWS
DONEGAL PA TURNPIKE -13.0 445 AM 2/24 USARMY-COE
3 WNW MADISON -11.0 609 AM 2/24 AWS
2 WSW MOUNT PLEASANT -11.0 529 AM 2/24 AWS

:......................................................
: STATION MAX / MIN / 24-HR
: NAME TEMP/ TEMP / PRECIP
:......................................................
BFD : BRADFORD : 21 / -20 / 0.00
FIG : CLEARFIELD : 24 / -18 / T
DUJ : DUBOIS : 23 / -12 / 0.00
MPO : MT. POCONO : 14 / -16 /
THV : YORK : 23 / -12 / 0.00

Friday, February 20, 2015

Centre County Lows 2/20

Another cold morning but not quite as extreme as 2/16 in most locations.

Selected* Online Centre County Lows this morning:

Elliot Abrams: -9
PSU Shelter:   -8 
KUNV Airport:  -8
Jesse Ferrell: -7
Corl Street:   -7
AccuWeather:   -7
Mark Mancuso:  -7
PSU WalkerTop: -6

PSU's temperature of -8 this morning is listed as "#1" in their database for this date and, based on the 2/16 blog, again bests the lowest temperature in February. It does not however beat the -9 from 2014.

If your station is not included in this list, please post a comment with your low from this morning.

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Other State Lows This Morning <=20 (NWS):

...ARMSTRONG COUNTY...
PARKER -21 F 0515 AM 02/20 41.10N/79.68W

...BUTLER COUNTY...
2 ENE PORTERSVILLE -25 F 0628 AM 02/20 40.94N/80.10W
1 ESE CONNOQUENESSING -20 F 0618 AM 02/20 40.81N/80.00W

...CLARION COUNTY...
NEW BETHLEHEM -26 F 0500 AM 02/20 41.00N/79.32W
FOXBURG -22 F 0540 AM 02/20 41.15N/79.67W
3 SW CLARION -20 F 0633 AM 02/20 41.17N/79.43W

...LAWRENCE COUNTY...
1 NE ELLWOOD CITY -20 F 0609 AM 02/20 40.87N/80.28W

...MERCER COUNTY...
3 WNW JACKSON CENTER -27 F 0604 AM 02/20 41.29N/80.18W
2 W NEW LEBANON -23 F 0542 AM 02/20 41.42N/80.12W
GREENVILLE -20 F 0510 AM 02/20 41.41N/80.38W

...HANCOCK COUNTY...
2 ENE STRATTON -20 F 0616 AM 02/20 40.54N/80.58W

Crooked Creek Lk -22

...Elk County...
Ridgway 7am -21

...Mckean County...
Kane 7am -28

...Warren County...
Chandlers Valley 7am -29

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Centre County Low Maxs 2/19

Not quite as cold as the afternoon of 2/15, but not far from it.

Selected* Online Centre County Highs this afternoon:

PSU WalkerTop: +8
PSU Shelter:   +8
KUNV Airport:  +9
AccuWeather:   +9  
Elliot Abrams: +9
Jesse Ferrell: +11

Those temperatures came early; I was 11 at noon by 7 by 2 PM, and below 0 by 8 PM.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Centre County Lows 2/16

The coldest weather this season for most stations this morning.

Selected* Online Centre County Lows this morning (and most recent colder record):

Elliot Abrams: -13 (None Since 2005) 
Jesse Ferrell: -12 (-14 2/12/14)
KUNV Airport:  -11 (-19 1/19/94)
Corl Street:   -9  (Not Enough Data)
AccuWeather:   -9  (None Since 2005**)
Mark Mancuso:  -9  (Not Enough Data)
PSU Shelter:   -7  (-9 1/7/14)
Marshall Moss: -6  (Not Enough Data)
PSU WalkerTop: -7  (?)
**No previous record lower since 2005, but station was missing during January 16, 2009 outbreak, which established the since-2005 record for the Jesse Ferrell station.

PSU did not set a daily record because their record for the day was -8 in 1904.

It would appear that we had a new record (since 2005) at Elliot Abrams' house. The airport KUNV was lowest since 1994, as far as I can tell.

One thing so notable about this cold outbreak is that it's not January. It's mid-February! Penn State says this morning was their lowest February temperature Since 1979.

If your station is not included in this list, please post a comment with your low from this morning.

Other Online Lows This Morning:*



Outside of the county, Erie set an all-time record low of -18! Harrisburg and Williamsport also set record daily lows. For comparison to the list below, the PA state record low is -42 at Smethport (McKean County) on 1/5/1904.

Other State Lows This Morning <=20 (NWS):

LOCATION                     TEMP      TIME/DATE                            
CHANDLERS VALLEY 1SE -32 F 0700 AM 02/16
2 SSE KINZUA BRIDGE STATE PA -30 F 0710 AM 02/16
WILCOX -30 F 0700 AM 02/16
1 SSE REW -29 F 0728 AM 02/16
1 NNE KANE -28 F 0700 AM 02/16
4 W BRADFORD -27 F 0800 AM 02/16
1 NNW JOHNSONBURG -26 F 0629 AM 02/16
3 ESE COUDERSPORT -26 F 0711 AM 02/16
RUSSELL -26 F 0700 AM 02/16
GLEN HAZEL -25 F 0700 AM 02/16
1 W BRADFORD -25 F 0659 AM 02/16
BRADFORD REGIONAL AIRPORT -25 F 0753 AM 02/16
3 WSW BRADFORD -25 F 0704 AM 02/16
NORTH WARREN -25 F 0700 AM 02/16
TIDIOUTE -23 F 0640 AM 02/16
1 SE RUSSELL -22 F 0707 AM 02/16
RIDGWAY -22 F 0700 AM 02/16
BYRNEDALE -22 F 0700 AM 02/16
1 WSW SAINT MARYS -21 F 0703 AM 02/16
2 WSW CAMERON -20 F 0629 AM 02/16
COUDERSPORT 7SE -20 F 0700 AM 02/16
3 SE COUDERSPORT -20 F 0718 AM 02/16
RIDGWAY -20 F 0710 AM 02/16

...CLARION COUNTY...
NEW BETHLEHEM -23.0 625 AM 2/16 AWS
3 SW CLARION -21.0 618 AM 2/16 CWOP
PINEY DAM POOL -20.0 700 AM 2/16 CO-OP OBSERVER

...FOREST COUNTY...
6 SW LYNCH -24.0 707 AM 2/16 RAWS

...MERCER COUNTY...
3 WNW JACKSON CENTER -22.0 626 AM 2/16 CWOP
2 W NEW LEBANON -20.0 712 AM 2/16 CWOP

...VENANGO COUNTY...
HASSON HEIGHTS -20.0 730 AM 2/16 AWS

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Centre County Low Maxs 2/15

The coldest afternoon this season for most stations.

Selected* Online Centre County Highs this afternoon:

Jesse Ferrell: +9
Corl Street:   +8  
Marshall Moss: +8
KUNV Airport:  +7
PSU WalkerTop: +7
AccuWeather:   +6  
Mark Mancuso:  +6
Elliot Abrams: +6
PSU Shelter:   +6**
**Penn State says this was the coldest maximum temperature on record:


Centre County Lows 2/15

The coldest weather this season for most stations (not mine) was accompanied by high winds.

Selected* Online Centre County Lows this morning:
Elliot Abrams: -7
Corl Street:   -6
Jesse Ferrell: -5
AccuWeather:   -5
Mark Mancuso:  -5
KUNV Airport:  -4
PSU Shelter:   -3
Marshall Moss:  N/A
Walker Building Top: -5
If your station is not included in this list, please post a comment with your low from this morning.

The AccuWeather RealFeel temperature officially fell to -35 at KUNV overnight; wind chill to -25. Wind chills below -20 are very unusual here. Wind chills in the state fell to -35; RealFeels -47.

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Other State Lows This Morning:

Bradford, PA: -14 (Lowest Official Station)
Corry, PA: -15 (Lowest MesoWest Station)


Friday, February 6, 2015

Centre County Lows 2/6

The coldest weather this season for my station... as calm winds prevailed under snow cover. Other stations were not below zero.

Selected* Online Centre County Lows this morning:
Jesse Ferrell: -8
AccuWeather:    0
Mark Mancuso:   1
KUNV Airport:   2
PSU Shelter:    5
Elliot Abrams:  5
If your station is not included in this list, please post a comment with your low from this morning.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

1/16 Maintenance Notice CW6778

Today's high winds again blew off the heated rain gauge cone and heating sheet from the AccuWeather (CW6778) Davis weather station in the grass out by the gravel lot. As a result, anomalous rainfall was recorded into the "monthly rain" variable on CWOP (3.12") which can be ignored, and the anomalous console yearly total is now at 6.91" which should be subtracted from the yearly rainfall.

I have determined that the zip ties holding the heated rain gauge to the regular rain gauge have failed and I will replace them tonight, so this shouldn't happen again.

Long term, I will be replacing the older equipment with a new version of the weather station which does everything the old station did, and more.

Monday, January 5, 2015

1/5 Maintenance Update CW6778

Last night's high winds literally blew off the heated rain gauge cone and heating sheet from the AccuWeather (CW6778) Davis weather station in the grass out by the gravel lot. As a result, anomalous rainfall was recorded into the "monthly rain" variable on CWOP (2.00" then 1.71") which can be ignored, and a console yearly total of 3.69" which should be subtracted from the yearly rainfall.


The rain gauge heater may not work well or not at all until I can get a replacement sheet.