Weather Alerts for Columbia

Issued by the National Weather Service

       Special Weather Statement      

Flash Flood Watch  FLASH FLOOD WATCH   Flash Flood Watch
COLUMBIA

Areas Affected:
Columbia - Lebanon - Schuylkill
Effective: Wed, 7/8 2:00pm Updated: Wed, 7/8 5:25pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 7/8 10:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...Locally very heavy rain expected from slow moving
thunderstorms this afternoon and early this evening...
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
The National Weather Service in State College has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of central Pennsylvania,
including the following areas, Columbia, Lebanon, and
Schuylkill.
* Until 10 PM EDT this evening
* Slow moving thunderstorms will bring locally very heavy rain of
1 to 2 inches per hour. Rainfall totals in a few locations may
exceed 3 inches.
* Portions of the watch area, specifically locations in Northern
Schuylkill County near Tamaqua, Shenandoah, Mahanoy City and
Tuscarora, received between 2 and 4 inches of rain late Monday.
The ground in this area isn`t capable of holding more than an
inch of rain falling within the period of an hour before
significant runoff and an increasing threat for flash flooding
develops.

Information:
Review flood safety and preparedness information at
weather.gov/safety/flood.

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
COLUMBIA

Areas Affected:
Columbia - Montour - Northumberland
Effective: Thu, 7/9 1:00pm Updated: Wed, 7/8 5:25pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 7/8 5:45pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PARTS OF NORTHUMBERLAND...
MONTOUR...AND COLUMBIA COUNTIES UNTIL 545 PM EDT...
At 456 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated a strong thunderstorm over
Exchange, moving east at 15 mph.
Wind gusts 40 to 50 mph and pea size hail are possible.
Locations impacted include...
Bloomsburg, Berwick, Milton, Danville, Northumberland, Watsontown,
Riverside, Catawissa, Mifflinville, Lightstreet, Almedia, New
Columbia, Montandon, Fernville, Mechanicsville, Buckhorn, Jerseytown,
Rupert, Rohrsburg and Iola.

Information:
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.
Turn around don`t drown.