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Past articles by Joe:

Penn State – Auburn gameday weather

The Nittany Lions head south to Auburn for an afternoon matchup on Saturday. The weather in September there is similar to what the weather is like in Happy Valley during the month of July. Saturday will feature a good deal of sunshine with only a few clouds on Saturday. It will be warm and humid. […] → Read More

Five planets to align following summer solstice

(WTAJ) — This week there will be quite a show in the pre-dawn sky as five visible planets will appear in a line across the southeastern horizon. Venus will be the brightest object with Jupiter being the second brightest. The reddish Mars will be between these two bright planets. Saturn will be higher and to […] → Read More

Possible meteor outburst Sunday morning

(WTAJ) — According to the American Meteor Society, an unusual increase in meteor activity, also known as a meteor outburst is possible early Sunday morning. → Read More

Pennsylvania could see a total lunar eclipse this Sunday night

(WTAJ) — On the evening of May 15, weather permitting, people in Central Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to view the only lunar eclipse of the year. → Read More

Forecast: Rain may taper for Trump, Oz rally in Greensburg

A large crowd will gather at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds as former President Donald Trump will deliver remarks about his endorsement of senate candidate Dr. Oz. → Read More

NOAA releases winter weather outlook

(WTAJ) — NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service issued its outlook for the upcoming winter season from December 2021 through February 2022. → Read More

Weather extra – A look into the long-range forecast

We’ve been in a wet and muggy pattern for a while. While the high temperatures this weekend into next week are not going to be too high, the nights will stay muggy. This will keep us in a muggy pattern that is going to fuel some showers and thunderstorms. Hurricane Ida is going to move […] → Read More

EF1 tornado confirmed for Fayette County

A survey crew from the National Weather Weather Service in Pittsburgh has determined that an EF1 tornado struck parts of Fayette and Westmoreland Counties. The initial estimate of maximum winds is between 100 and 105 mph. More details of this storm will be out later today. Those reports extended down Kessler School Road near the […] → Read More

Destination PA: A tour of Raystown Lake

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- Right in the heart of Central PA is what some call the crown jewel of the state, Raystown Lake. → Read More

Cicadas: The good and the bad

(WTAJ) — As the soil temperature started to rise to 64°, cicada nymphs started to emerge from the ground for the first time in 17 years. There are signs of them all over Blair and Huntingdon counties southward. Right now they are heading mostly to the tree tops making sounds of up to 105 decibels […] → Read More

Brood X Cicadas: 17 years ago to now

(WTAJ) — Seventeen years ago, there were no modern smartphones, George W. Bush was elected for his second term, Facebook was invented and Joe Murgo started this third year at WTAJ. One of his assignments, covering the Brood X cicadas. So what were the cicadas doing during the last 17 years? Many believe they are […] → Read More

Missile launch to be visible in Central PA

A NASA rocket will be visible across much of the Eastern United States. In our region, all locations, including Altoona, State College, Bedford, Clearfield, and Johnstown should catch the show. → Read More

Ask Joe – What is meant by an onion snow?

This phrase is quite common in Central Pennsylvania and has been around for quite a long time. If you have lived here for any length of time, you should have noticed that it snows in the spring (though I am amazed that each year people are amazed that it snows in spring). Onions are an […] → Read More

Living the movie: Groundhog Day experiences for a meteorologist

Why would a degreed meteorologist attend such a tradition based on folklore? It's because it is a large celebration of weather and the change of seasons. → Read More

Weather Extra: What’s up with the potential weekend storm

(WTAJ) — Nowadays it is hard for computer models to be shared when they show a huge storm down the road. Not many pan out, but some do. So when some models yesterday showed 3 feet of snow across parts of Virginia, the sharing began. This storm system is one that is bring feet of […] → Read More

Joe Murgo competes in Undeniably Dairy Shake-Off with “Avalanche” recipe

(WTAJ) – Chief Meteorologist Joe Murgo was invited to partake in the Pennsylvania Farm Show’s Undeniably Dairy Shake-Off put on by the American Dairy Association. In this contest, members of the media come up with a shake recipe that not only looks good but, leaves you assuming it tastes good. You can watch the fill […] → Read More

Snowfall amounts in Central PA

Here is a listing of the snowfall amounts we have collected so far. Keep in mind that it is still snowing and these numbers are growing. Some also are lacking updates and are old. (last updated at 11:20pm) Town Amount (in inches) Philipsburg 14.8 Lock Haven 14 Port Matilda 14 Vintondale 14 Sandy Ridge 14 […] → Read More

Snow emergency declared for Ferguson Township, Centre County

(WTAJ) — Ferguson Township in Centre County has declared a snow emergency due to the winter storm that is hitting our central region. The snow emergency began at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, and will last 48 hours AFTER the snowfall or severe weather condition has stopped. During the snow emergency for township residents: […] → Read More

Latest update on the upcoming major winter storm coming our way

Pa. (WTAJ) – A winter storm warning is in effect for the entire region from midday Wednesday into Wednesday night. This is the first such warning we’ve had in almost two years. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, calm and cold. Lows will be in the 20s. When you wake up Wednesday, not much will be […] → Read More

The first winter storm in nearly 2 years is coming

(WTAJ) — It’s been almost two years since a winter storm warning was issued for most of the counties in Central Pennsylvania. That streak ended earlier on Monday. A storm system will approach from the southwest on Wednesday and then redevelop off of the East Coast. This storm system is going to bring a widespread […] → Read More