Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The National Weather Service says we could get some snow and sleet Tuesday night into Wednesday.
The forecast has changed, but it still sounds like a night to stay home and catch up on Law & Order reruns: The National Weather Service now says that tonight's forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of snow, possibly mixed with sleet, mainly after 10 p.m. with a low temp around 30. New snow and sleet accumulation of up to 3 inches is possible. On Wednesday, there is an 80 percent chance that rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet will continue before 1 p.m. beforea chance of rain. Little or no ice accumulation is expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Otherwise, daytime highs will remain above freezing until Friday.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Fierce weather quickly blew into Upper Milford and region Sept. 8, bringing wind, torrential rain and damage.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Tad Miller
Sunday, September 16, 2012
An 80-year-old driver was slightly hurt on Sept. 8 when she drove her car into a downed tree in nearby Upper Milford Township, according to police. The 3:37 p.m. accident occurred around the time of a torrential storm that brought strong wind, heavy rain and some resulting damage. That damage throughout the region included downed wires, limbs and trees. It was one of those trees that Blanche E. Roth of Emmaus drove into, according to state police at Fogelsville. Roth was driving on E. Macungie Road near Brookside Road when she encountered the tree that was blocking the roadway and could not stop, police said. She was taken to a nearby hospital by Macungie Ambulance Corps, police said.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
School board votes 8-1 to make up September "snow" day on Thanksgiving Monday.
Parents in East Penn School District are going to need to save a couple of slices of the Thanksgiving turkey for the lunch box since their kids will be heading to school on Thanksgiving Monday. Nov. 28 officially became a make-up day in East Penn as a result of a vote at last night’s school board meeting. Superintendent of Schools Thomas L. Seidenberger said that he and his team had spent the better part of the last three weeks getting the opinions of administrators and teachers in the district. “The consensus is, ‘let’s make up the days before we move into the winter months,’” Seidenberger said. Seidenberger told the board that the district had learned “through informal channels” that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PA DOE) was …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Respondents to an online Patch survey say district should make-up September "snow day" on the Monday after Thanksgiving.
Students in East Penn School District will be heading to class on the Monday after Thanksgiving if the respondents to an online Patch poll get their way. The poll question, included in an Oct. 3 Patch article about the school district's decision to make up one of two September snow days today, asked: “Should schools in East Penn be open on the Monday after Thanksgiving?” Since then 1245 Patch users have participated in the poll, with 1213 respondents, or 97 percent, selecting the answer, “Yes. The district should save its snow days for the winter months.” Two percent of those who took part in the online poll (32 respondents) chose "No, it's the opening day of deer season," as their answer. The poll results are not scientific. Class is in …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
More showers and thunderstorms expected this afternoon
A record-high amount of rain fell in the Lehigh Valley in September. The amount was 12.77 inches - besting the 1999 record of 11.57 inches - according to measurements at Lehigh Valley International Airport. More showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Soggy September was preceeded by the wettest August ever when 13.47 inches of rain fell. Lehigh and Northampton counties remain under a flood watch until 10 a.m. today. By Saturday, the daily high temperature will drop about 20 degrees from today - down to a predicted 58. Bethlehem's Monocacy Creek has flooded for the third time in two months and Easton and Forks Township have also been affected by flooding from last night's rain, …
Friday, September 23, 2011
We won't be drying out today. Keep that umbrella with you!
1. Weather: More rain today, heavy at times. The National Weather Service forecast for our area says there's a 90 percent chance we'll pick up another half to three-quarters of an inch of rain today. The high temp will be near 72 degrees. 2. In Case You Missed It: The township's zoning board is asking citizens to step up and express opinions and thoughts on the farmland preservation/David Jaindl development issue. 3. Quote of the Day: "I'm just waiting for people to start asking me to make the rain disappear." David Copperfield. 4. Coming Up: Rep. Doug Reichley hosted a Town Hall meeting Wednesday. 5. Today in History: On this day in 1944, during a campaign dinner with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, President Franklin D…
Friday, September 9, 2011
Farmers struggle with the overabundance of rain.
Farmer Mark Lichtenwalner said he knows how to cope with heavy rain hitting the Lehigh Valley, courtesy of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee. “We have an eight-month-old English Sheep Dog named Sadie, and I sit between that puppy and a beer,’’ he said. “Then I’m all set. “The only problem with the dog is she’s afraid of sheep. We have to work on that.” But Lichtenwalner, owner of a farm on Indian Creek Road in Lower Macungie, gets serious when he recalls past flooding problems. “I’ve seen this happen before,” he said. “It’s somewhat close to the level when Hurricane Agnes came though the Harrisburg area in 1972.’’ Agnes, as Lichtenwalner recalled, poured 18 inches of rain in two days, leaving 220,000 Pennsylvanians homeless. President Nixon …
Hello, Friday! I've missed you.
1. Weather: Watch your morning commute. The National Weather Service forecast for our area says we'll start the day with fog, but then our chance of showers is lowered to 50 percent for today. And the high temp will be around 83 degrees. 2. In Case You Missed It: Macungie Police Chief Ed Harry was ready, willing and able to help out at Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001. 3. Quote of the Day: "It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent." Dave Barry 4. Coming Up: A new twist on retail theft will be on the site at 3 p.m. 5. Today in History: On this day in 1965, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax pitched the eighth perfect game in major league history, …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
It's time to start gathering the animals two by two.
1. Weather: Here comes another one just like the other ones. The National Weather Service forecast for our area says an 80 percent chance we'll see more showers and possibly another thunderstorm today with a high near 80 degrees. 2. In Case You Missed It: Lower Macungie firefighter Tom Johnson is the hero next door. 3. Quote of the Day: "The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 4. Coming Up: Apparently there was a bit of a scuffle at Tuesday's Macungie Council meeting. Read about it at 2 p.m. 5. Today in History: On this day in 1974, President Gerald Ford pardoned his disgraced predecessor Richard Nixon for any crimes he may have committed or participated in while in office. Ford later …