Snowstorm in State College

  • Possible record breaking snowstorm

    Possible record breaking snowstorm
    Centre Daily Times Story
    Meteorogists begin to spectate about the possibility of the earliest snowfall ever recorded in the area to occur.
  • Allegany power prepares for storm

    Allegany power prepares for storm
    Allegany power officials say they will activate additional personnel as needed. Mark Nitowski a spokesperson for Allegany Power states: “We’re always monitoring weather reports, weather conditions, so that we can kind of prepare even before something hits ... so we could get people back into power as quickly and safely as possible Hopefully it will miss us or it will only be a dusting.”
  • Earliest Snowfall in history recorded

    Earliest Snowfall in history recorded
    According to the National Weather Service in State College, the earliest local snowfall in recorded history has a new mark — Oct. 15, 2009. Earliest snowfall on record
  • Road Crews Prepare for worse

    Road Crews Prepare for worse
    "If we had a major snowstorm this weekend, we would be ready for it," county equipment manager Russ Clark said. "Our plows, graders, snow blower and anti-icing trucks are prepped and ready to hit the roads." PennDOT prepartion
  • Penn State Officials cancel homecoming activities

    Penn State Officials cancel homecoming activities
    With the anticipation of damage to the Intermural fields and the surrounding parking lots of the stadiums Penn State has closed over 20,000 parking spaces. "Tailgating and Tents have been officially banned from Saturday's game in the remaining lots to conserve space." PSU Officials cancel activities
  • Penn State Police warn public of possible dangers

    Penn State Police warn public of possible dangers
    Penn State Police Capt. Bill Moerschbacher said people walking around campus should keep a look out above their heads because a tree limb could fall at any moment. "Everybody should be careful," Moerschbacher said. "Especially with the way the trees are right now. If you see something that looks unnaturally bent, stay away from it."
    Penn State Police Capt. Bill Moerschbacher issues warning
  • Red Cross opens shelter

    Red Cross opens shelter
    The Red Cross, with the aid of the Salvation Army, opened a shelter at Park Forest Elementary School, and said it would remain open until all power was restored to area residences. Red Cross opens shelter
  • Emergency Management Coordinator Speaks out

    Emergency Management Coordinator Speaks out
    “Many of the heavily treed neighborhoods ... have severe tree damage ... some of the secondary roads are closed due to trees that have fallen.” Quote from Shawn Kauffman, Centre Region emergency management coordinator.
  • Disaster Emergency Declared

    Disaster Emergency Declared
  • Official reports published

    Possibility of hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage from the snowstorm. "Centre Region officials said more than 5,100 State College residents were without power this weekend and 10,000 residents in Centre County saw outages."
    Thousands in damages reported