Thursday April 26, 2018

Photo  By Gerri Miller

Barnum Roads Wetlands, Eldred PA

Wednesday’s high, 61; Overnight low 48
THU-PARTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 57
THU NIGHT-PARTLY CLOUDY,LOW 46
FRI-SCATTERED SHOWERS, HIGH 56
FRI NIGHT-SCATTERED SHOWERS, LOW, 47
SAT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, AFTERNOON SHOWERS POSSIBLE,HIGH 49
SAT NIGHT-LOW 38

Skywarn training next week in Coudersport…Cameron County groups looking to co-sponsor 2019 triple Crown Sinnemahone…Eldred man arrested for domestic violence assault….two drivers arrested for DUI by state police at Coudersport, one only 16 years of age…..

The first weather broadcasts were heard for the first time on radio on April 24, 1926 when WEW in St. Louis, MO aired weather news. Weather forecasts continue to be the top reason why people listen to radio; rating higher than music, news, sports and commercials. And, according to the calendar at least, with the arrival of Spring, it will soon be thunderstorm season.The SkywarnTM Spotter program is a voluntary program in which the public can participate and interact withyour local National Weather Service (NWS) Office (State College). SkywarnTM spotters are encouraged to relay criticalweather information to their local NWS Office, in support of the Warning and Forecast Operations. Theinformation they provide routinely helps the NWS Forecasters make better/more informed forecasts, and helps them to warn others of impending dangers or hazards.NWS encourages anyone with an interest in public service to join the SkywarnTM program. Volunteersinclude police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other concernedprivate citizens. Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches, nursing homes or those who have aresponsibility for protecting others are also encouraged to become spotters.
A local SkywarnTM class is coming to Coudersport next week. . The class will be conducted by the NWS, and will cover topics such as: Basics of thunderstorm development; Identifying severe weather features; How to report severe weather and what should be reported; and basic severe weather safety. Classes are free of charge and generally last about 90 minutes. Current SkywarnTM spotters who are planning to attend for a refresher are encouraged to take their Spotter ID cards or ID Numbers.
CLASS INFORMATION / REGISTRATION
Sponsored by: Potter County Department of Emergency Services

Date/Time: May 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Location: Coudersport Fire Hall Training Center
171 Port Allegheny Road, Coudersport, PA 16915
Registration: To register, send an email to pcdestrainer@zitomedia.net
NOTE: Should the class need to be cancelled at the last minute…there will be a posting made on
the web site: http://www.weather.gov/ctp/SpotterTalks under the appropriate calendar entry. Be
sure to check the link the day of the event to see any changes!

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce spearheading a committee to continue the canoe race that has brought paddlers from across the United States to the region the first Saturday in April. A dozen individuals recently met with Randy Bailey to coordinate the transition. The canoe and kayak race is just one spoke in a wheel to promote Cameron County as the destination for outdoor recreation. Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tina Johns Solak explains that a Sinnemahone Triple Crown is planned for 2019. The Sinnemahone Paddle will kick things off April 6, 2019. The second leg of the triple crown is a mountain bike race. “Currently DCNR Elk State Forest representatives and members of the committee are discussing the 20 mile course,” says Johns Solak. The target month is August for that race. The final piece of the triple crown is the Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run in October. Participants that complete all three jewels of the triple crown in the calendar year will receive a unique award. Organizers say by placing all three events under one umbrella committee duplication of social media, web, registration and insurance can be accomplished efficiently. The group is seeking individuals interested in all three events or has a passion for one of the events to contact the chamber to be involved. Sub-committees include: sponsorship, course, awards, media, emergency responders, registration and timing.

An Eldred man has been arrested for a domestic violence assault. State police at Kane allege Seth Hanes made physical contact with a 19 year old Kane woman at is 26 King Street home Tuesday afternoon. Charges are pending in district court.
State police at Coudersport made two DUI arrests during the early morning of April 15. At around 12:30 am, they stopped a 2018 Jeep Wrangler at the intersection of Costello Avenue and the Costello Road in Portage Township when it failed to stay within its own lane. Troopers said when they talked to the driver, impairment from alcohol consumption was observed. Authorities are waiting for lab results before making a formal arrest and releasing the driver’s name. About 90 minutes later, a patrol officer tried to stop a 1997 Ford F350 at the intersection of the Horse Run Road and Coon Crossing Road in Sharon Township. The 16 year old driver fled the scene and led troopers on a pursuit but was finally apprehended. He is facing charges of Fleeing and eluding a police officer, DUI, reckless endangerment, underage drinking and various traffic violations.