Oct 17 2009

On Hold

Published by at 7:35 am under Weather & Sky

This was supposed to be my big day for visiting the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch near Central City, PA but the weather in the mountains and in northern Pennsylvania is dreadful right now.

Yesterday’s news of 4.5 inches of snow in State College — and more on the way — sent everyone scrambling to cancel outdoor activities across the state.  Here in Pittsburgh where it’s cold and rainy today’s neighborhood cleanup was canceled too. 

Everything is on hold.  So is migration.

I hope the birds who are waiting out the storm survive these days of bad weather.  It will be hard for them to find something to eat under all that snow. 

(photo of snow damage in State College by Jesse Ferrell, linked from his Accuweather community blog site.  Click here for more of Jesse’s photos of the State College snowfall.)

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  1. Kathyon 18 Oct 2009 at 9:30 pm

    We were at Penn State on Friday morning. It was quite snowy. Lots of branches were down. Power was out. We saw a killdeer hopping along the road at a shopping center. It was so strange to see it going down the middle of the road. It’s grassy fields were covered in snow.

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