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Tropical Storm Karen Rain Dumps Official 9.11" on Southcentral PA Area.
York Daily Record, WGAL-8 ^ | 11/12/2013 | c_h

Posted on 10/12/2013 5:06:35 AM PDT by carriage_hill

Tropical Storm Karen dumped varying amount of rain all over the South Central, tri-county PA area, ranging from 5.6" to 10.2", but the "official" tally is 9.11"; all of it causing widespread flooding and misery.

Multi-million-gallon retention ponds and containment areas overflowed quickly, wiping-out travel on roads and streets for much of Friday.

I recorded 14.7" at my Condo's Weather Station, in East York, as of Saturday morning, at 6:45am.

If you have pics of your area

Compared to 2011's TS Lee, which dumped 13" over an even wider area, it's hard to tell much difference from the pictures coming in from news sources and viewers, so far. But Lee's devastation was certainly far, far worse.

The "York Daily Record" has a 30-slide show, as of Saturday morning.

WGAL-8 TV has a 52-slide show, as of Saturday morning.

The "Patriot News" has a 36-slide show, as of the same time period.

"Thursday's rainfall in the Harrisburg shattered a 119-year-old record for the day, according to the National Weather Service in State College.The Harrisburg area officially received 4.02 inches of rain at the Harrisburg International Airport (HIA), according to the weather service. The previous record for any October 10 had been 1.50 inches of rain, set in 1894."

Harrisburg set a new 2-day's record of rainfall (12-slide show). "Friday’s rainfall in Harrisburg was measured at 4.41 inches as of 5 p.m. That crushed the previous high for Oct. 11, which was 1.47 inches."

"The prior record was set 108 years ago in 1905, according to Kevin Fitzgerald, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service."

"Thursday’s rainfall — measured at 4.02 inches — also easily surpassed the all-time record for Oct. 10. The previous high was 1.5 inches and was also set more than a century ago in 1894."

The one pic which struck me was a shot of the southbound lane of I-83 near Exit 8, Glen Rock, of the roadway being under 8-10" of water:

If you have pics from your area, please post links of the pics.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: flooding; harrisburg; karen; pennsylvania; rain; records; weather; york

1 posted on 10/12/2013 5:06:36 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

The PA progressives are all thinking “Damn, if only Pennsylvania had a rain tax like Maryland has!”.


2 posted on 10/12/2013 5:23:40 AM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: carriage_hill
Here in Lebanon County, we didn't get hit nearly as bad as counties south of us.

I guess we're lucky it wasn't snow!

3 posted on 10/12/2013 5:23:56 AM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: airborne
With a 12-to-1 ratio, it isn't hard to do the math: 109.32" of snow. Yikes!
4 posted on 10/12/2013 5:26:28 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill
We could have used some of this in Luzerne Country we had rain from Karen but not that much. We had a rainless summer no thunder or lightening of any kind.
5 posted on 10/12/2013 5:29:35 AM PDT by angcat
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To: P.O.E.; lightman; Biggirl; Fudd Fan; Clint N. Suhks; advertising guy

Does anyone have a PA list or know people in PA/MD/NJ/DE/VA and other states, who’d be affected by this? Pls Ping them, if you would so they can contribute some pics of their affected areas. Thanks.


6 posted on 10/12/2013 5:36:39 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill
Tropical Storm Karen dissipated in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, 10/6/13. We got torrential rain from what was left of Karen here in North Central Florida beginning on Monday afternoon, 10/7/13. Then a cold front approached late Tuesday pulling all that heavy rain north and east.

You got the combo of a cold front and the remnants of Karen - not a TS.

7 posted on 10/12/2013 5:40:56 AM PDT by Florida native
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To: carriage_hill

This was caused by AGW so call Al Gore!


8 posted on 10/12/2013 5:43:11 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Florida native

You’re right; thanks for the clarification. They were calling it everything from a TS to a Nor’Easter and whatever else they could think of, at the local weather channels.


9 posted on 10/12/2013 6:05:40 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill; fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; ...
Hope all are ok.

PA Ping!

If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.

Thanks!

Thanks carriage_hill for the heads up

10 posted on 10/12/2013 7:39:56 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

Fortunately, the storm water system in the new development behind our house in Lancaster County, worked as advertised.


11 posted on 10/12/2013 8:12:08 AM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Sorry, our voicemail box is full. Please try back in 10-20 years. Thank you for supporting AGW.”

LOL.


12 posted on 10/12/2013 10:04:15 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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