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Massive Storm Hits State College

An intense storm resulted in flooding across State College Thursday afternoon and evening.

Referred to by AccuWeather senior meteorologist Mike Piggot as “one of the largest non-tropical storms in 20 years,” the rainfall closed portions of North Atherton Street and College Avenue and made other roads difficult to navigate.

“For it to rain like this in a non-tropical storm, that’s pretty impressive,” says Piggot.

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Old Main lawn flooding. (via @BillFZimmerman)

A funnel cloud was reported in Boalsburg, but Piggot says it is not yet confirmed if a tornado actually touched the ground.

That will be determined after reports are reviewed tomorrow, but either way, it came pretty close.

“A funnel cloud is pretty much the pre-cursor to a tornado, Piggot says. “Once it hits the ground, it can be classified as a tornado, so that was pretty much one step away.”

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College Ave. is under water. (via @RobThomas08)

Alphia Fire Company responded to flooding at Marvin Gardens apartment (South Pugh Street and Easterly Parkway).

The storm has subsided but the flooding may not.

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A new swimming pool near Alpha Fire Company in State College. (via @mitchellwilston)

Piggot says that there could be some scattered showers and thunderstorms over the weekend and early next week. Rain in the coming days will not match what State College saw Thursday, but the damage has already been done.

“The rivers are already full because of this afternoon. We could definitely see some additional flooding in the coming days,” says Piggot.

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Atherton Street is a mess. (Via @jmnese)

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Drew Balis

Drew is a senior marketing major. This fall, he will be covering Penn State Football for Onward State. He is a huge Philadelphia sports fan and loves THON and Domonic Brown.

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