Storms, Heavy Rains Bring Warnings, Swell Creeks

STATE COLLEGE PA – Widespread severe weather continued eastward Monday (April 13, 2020) across more than half of Pennsylvania (at top), State College-based AccuWeather reported. It prompted Montgomery County emergency management officials to issue tornado warnings, while water swelled the Schuylkill River, Perkiomen Creek, and other streams and tributaries.

The National Weather Service said Monday afternoon that as much as three inches of rain had already fallen and another inch was possible in some areas. Flash flood warnings were issued for parts of eastern Pennsylvania, according to the Associated Press, as severe storms knocked down trees and utility lines across the state. Thousands of utility customers were said to be left without power.

  • Watch a video (above) showing the rising and fast-moving waters of the Perkiomen Creek as it passed Schwenksville’s Meadow Park on Monday evening, or see it at The Post’s YouTube channel, here.

Forecasters also warned of high winds in some areas, telling residents to expect winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

Video by The Post Publications; graphic from AccuWeather