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More snow in the forecast

Chambersburg schools will operate on a two-hour delay Friday, but it appears several other school districts are taking a wait and see approach to tonight’s snow storm.

Storm Cleanup Continues, Major Damage Reported

A major highway between St. Thomas and Ft. Loudon was closed most of the day Saturday as cleanup from Friday night’s storm got underway.

Thunder snow reported, along with accidents, school and business closures

Snow had been falling steadily since early morning, laying down about five inches of the fluffy white stuff at one location in Guilford Township by noon.

Extreme Weather: Severe Thunderstorms

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Its Severe Weather Awareness Week in Pennsylvania and the National Weather Service wants to educate the public about different aspects of the term “severe” when it comes to weather.

Don’t count Old Man Winter out yet

Punxsutawney Phil might have predicted an early spring when he didn't see his shadow earlier this month, but Old Man Winter apparently didn’t get the word, or at least he doesn't plan to slink away quietly anytime soon.

Storm Knocks out Power, Damages Buildings and Floods Roads

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- A possible tornado knocked out power lines and damaged buildings along U.S. 30 between St. Thomas and Ft. Loudon Friday night, according to reports from the Pennsylvania Storm Chasers.

Snow, ice predicted, schools close

Forecasters are calling for 4-6 inches of snow overnight followed by heavy mixed precipitation that could lay a tenth to a quarter of an inch of ice on top of that snow cover.

NWS: Strong Thunderstorms Moving Our Way.

NWS Alert - A strong thunderstorm is expected to move into Franklin County by 12:40 p.m. today, bringing with it wind gusts of up to 50 miles an hour

Flash Flood Watch for Franklin County Tonight

A flash flood watch is in effect most of tonight throughout the county according to the National Weather Service.

Flood Advisory for Northern, Southeast Parts of County

National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for southeastern as well as the northern part of Franklin County tonight.

Winter not ready to say goodbye… yet

More snow predicted this weekend. With spring now only three weeks away, Old Man Winter is not yet ready to loosen his grip on South-central Pennsylvania.

Deep Freeze Conditions Forecast this Week

A cold trough of low pressure is creating deep freeze conditions in Franklin County the rest of the week. The high is expected to be 30 degrees with wind gusts up to 23 miles an hour at times.

Tornadoes Possible Thursday Afternoon

A severe weather warning has been issued for central Pennsylvania this afternoon, including Franklin County.

Tornado, Flood Watch for Franklin County

Violent thunderstorms and 60 mile an hour winds could set the stage for or action of tornadoes in Franklin County tonight.

NWS Warns of Severe Thunderstorms Later Today

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather warning for the county and surrounding communities this afternoon.

Extreme Heat Forecast This Weekend for Old Market Day

Dangerous to extreme heat is predicted for this weekend, with temperatures on Saturday reaching the upper 90s and a heat index of 105 or greater.

Stay safe when flood waters rise

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Pennsylvania has an extensive river system that is scenic and beautiful. Most of the towns and cities were founded on the banks of a river or large creek.

Central Franklin County Could Get Torrential Rain, Flooding Tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory as a result of a storm that is supposed to bring torrential rain to some parts of the county tonight.

NWS: Tornado Did Hit ST. Thomas Township Friday

ST.THOMAS — Just hours after the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado was responsible for extensive damage to property in St. Thomas

Skywarn Severe Weather Spotters: Helping Eyes, Ears

Each year a dedicated group of volunteer weather spotters, known as Skywarn, provide National Weather Service offices across the country with important eyewitness information about tornadoes, flash floods and damaging thunderstorms.

Flood Advisory for Parts of Franklin, Adams Counties

The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a Flood Advisory for southwestern Adams County and the southeastern part of Franklin County this evening.

Severe Storm Could Be on Its Way

The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a severe thunderstorm Warning for southeastern Franklin County until 4:15 p.m.

Tornadoes: Learn How to Be Prepared

This is the first of a five-part series about Severe Weather Awareness Week in Pennsylvania, Come back every day this week to learn more about the severe weather we experience in our area and how to be safe in any kind of bad weather conditions.

Flash Flooding! Don’t Go near the Water

With many small creeks and streams that can overflow during heavy rains, Franklin County is particularly prone to flash flooding.
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