Southern Centre Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 5:20 PM EDT on September 30, 2014

...Strong thunderstorms are affecting the area early this evening...

At 518 PM EDT...Doppler radar indicated numerous strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Port Matilda to Franklinville to near Martinsburg to near Valley-Hi to near Warfordsburg...and moving to the east northeast at 15 mph.

40 mph wind gusts and pea to dime size hail are possible with these storms.

The strong thunderstorms will be near... Stormstown...Bald Eagle...Warriors Mark...Port Matilda...Spruce Creek...Birmingham and Franklinville around 520 PM EDT. Park Forest Village...Coaldale...Julian...Entriken and Royer around 540 PM EDT. State College and Rock Springs around 550 PM EDT. Boalsburg...Lemont...Houserville...Ramblewood...Big Cove Tannery...Trough Creek State Park and Sideling Hill rest area around 600 PM EDT.

This includes the following interstates... Interstate 70 from mile markers 147 to 170. The Pennsylvania Turnpike from mile markers 148 to 183. Interstate 99 from mile markers 46 to 83.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Lightning can strike 15 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

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