Fall Foliage may not be as brilliant this year, See story below Thursday’s high 89; Overnight low, 66; .06” of rain MOSTLY CLOUDY TODAY A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. A HIGH OF 80. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS STILL POSSIBLE TONIGHT. LOW 62. SATURDAY THUNDERSTORMS THROUGHOUT THE DAY, OTHERWISE MOSTLY CLOUDY HIGH OF 77. bracelet femme inox 723braceletpascher10229 SHOWERS TAPERING OFF TOMORROW NIGHT A LOW OF 52. bracelet homme fleche 718braceletpascher3273 AND THEN SUNDAY, Drought conditions may adversely affect fall foliage….Trees and utility lines downed across the area during thunderstorms Thursday….Region records a few more virus cases… Severe thunderstorms tore through the region Thursday afternoon….downing limbs and trees and leaving thousands of electric customers in the dark for several hours. Eye witnesses report trees landed on a house and a garage in separate locations in Shinglehouse Borough and electric service still had not been restored by mid-morning Friday. Area volunteer fire fighters responded to several calls to clear roads. With little rain in the long-term weather forecast, a worsening drought in much of the Northeast portends trouble for Pennsylvania’s vaunted fall foliage display, according to a Penn State forest expert. At least in parts of the state. “The drought is fairly extensive throughout the Northeast, but not in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New York,” said Marc Abrams, professor of forest ecology and physiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. “If this continues, there will be continued early coloration of trees, browning and leaf fall.” Abrams — who for nearly four decades has studied how seasonal precipitation and temperature influence timing and intensity of fall colors in central Pennsylvania — often is asked by news media outlets each year to predict the quality of the pending autumn foliage display. This year he’s sounding an early warning that conditions are ominous for parts of the Northeast. “It is hard to be optimistic for great fall coloration in the areas now under extreme drought because it has persisted for so long,” he said. Leaf peepers should not despair just yet, Abrams advises, because there is a random element to fall colors that even scientists don’t fully understand. Sometimes, he explained, we get a great display even though climate conditions are less than ideal. “If, for some reason, precipitation does start to pick up, that will help.” But obviously, Abrams pointed out, the trees that are having early color and dropping leaves now will not be foliated in mid-October, the normal peak color season. collier perle de culture en chute collierpascher1712 And there is a tree physiology aspect of the current situation that will detract from the display, as well. “Some of the drought-tolerant trees — such as oaks — that are seemingly handling the drought OK are not among the great color producers,” he said. “One of the most famous trees for fall color is sugar maple, but unfortunately it is a drought-sensitive tree. That spells more trouble, especially in northern Pennsylvania, northern New York and New England. Even the fairly drought-hardy red maple is starting to color early and losing leaves in places.” Each fall, according to Abrams, cooler temperatures signal deciduous trees to stop producing chlorophyll, the green pigment responsible for photosynthesis. The chlorophyll breaks down and disappears, unmasking other leaf pigments. These other pigments — called xanthophylls and carotenes — are what create the yellows and oranges seen in the leaves of yellow poplar, hickory, sycamore, honey locust, birch, beech and certain maples. After chlorophyll production stops, trees also produce another pigment in their leaves called anthocyanin, Abrams noted. The anthocyanins create the brilliant reds and purples seen in maple, sassafras, sumac, blackgum and scarlet oak. 2019 offre speciale argent perles breloques bracelets pour femme maman bricolage fine original bijoux mere cadeau xch1874 One thing that I have been impressed with in my more than 30 years of gauging foliage is the resiliency of the display,” he said. “Year after year, despite conditions like this year’s drought, there are places where the trees show good color, but perhaps not great color.” A fantastic performance by Playing It Forward closed the August 2020 season of” Music In The Park” at the Coudersport Arboretum Wednesday night. Adept at a variety of genres, musicians flowed easily from one era to the next, inviting crowd requests. Their easy going style, comments about family connections to the songs and well done renditions of beloved tunes kept toes tapping and visitors smiling and singing along. More than a clever twist of the phrase tagged to promote kindness through generosity, the benefit band lives up to the spirit of its name. They’re a local group of musicians who regularly attend charity events to boost fundraisers and perform at assisted living homes. The cooler temperature and earlier sunset evidenced, like it or not – end of the lazy days of summer and final performance of the annual Wednesday nights in August, Music In The Park. This year’s music has been especially appreciated as it’s one of many annual community events that wasn’t canceled due to covid-19 restrictions. It’s provided a venue for an invaluable resource that sustains residents and is the backbone of our community’s ability to thrive – the connections and care we have for one another. The associoation says members are grateful to all the talented and generous musicians who performed this year. They began swinging with the big band sound from our local long-time favorite, RSVP; rocked with songs from the 50’s and 60’s with especially well done covers of Beatles songs thanks to the phenomenally talented Larry Herbstritt and Tom Shaffer; grooved with tunes from 60’s and 70’s with the newly formed group, OGRE – Old Guys Rock Ensemble. A special thank you to the multi-talented singer, guitarist and exceptionally civic minded, local business owner, Paul Herzig. He’s a veteran whose civil service is an integral part of the community, never ceases to rise to the needs of the occasion and performed both in RSVP and OGRE. Thank you, Paul, and cheers to your continued health and prosperity. Also, thank you to the Laurelwood for allowing us use of their canopy to provide shelter for musicians. “And, last but not least, thank you to everyone who attended and donated so graciously to our cause. Your generosity helps support maintenance and financial support for numerous projects that are in development.” We look forward to expanding services and attributes of our Arboretum and are excited to be part of the growth of our “Living Tribute.” To become a member, or for more information about the Arboretum, plan to attend the next meeting held regularly on the first Tuesday of the month, Sept. 1 at 5 pm at the Arboretum, inside the depot (borough offices). Playing It Forward musicians: Rick Ordway and John Stilson, guitars and vocals; Julie, lead singer, and Rich Snyder, harmonica- Photo courtesy Arboretum Association Vice President Kathy Kinard. The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., August 27, that there are 620 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 131,156 All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. Here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area McKean county has gone up to 36; Elk County is still the hotspot with 64; Tioga follows with 46; Potter 24 and Cameron ate cases across the border in New York State. collier or ras le coup cattaraugus County has 188 cases in Allegheny County 87. The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between August 20 and August 26 is 151,008 with 4,387 positive cases. There were 22,165 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., August 26. These results represent the total number of tests administered. There are 7,635 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 11 new deaths reported. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard. Mask-wearing is required in all Pennsylvania businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 according to health experts. There are 646 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 1,471,765 patients who have tested negative to date. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. More data is available here. In nursing and personal care homes, there are 20,870 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,440 cases among employees, for a total of 25,310 at 923 distinct facilities in 61 counties including Elk and McKean. Out of the total deaths, 5,157 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Approximately 9,473 of the total cases are among health care workers. The district’s traffic and accident scene has been reported quiet according to our checks earlier today, the state police in Coudersport, Emporium, Lewis Run. Mansfield and Ridgway. There were no other incidents to report. .