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Live Blogging Monster Rain Maker

September 30, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Last Update 1:31 p.m.: Rain has stopped but it is still cloudy outside.

The weather station in Bryn Athyn is reporting 4.43 inches of rain over the past day.

This is the end of our live blogging of this massive storm system that brought rain and winds to our region. We have photos on our site here. If you have any photos or storm reports be sure to e-mail us at news@buxmontnews.com and we will post them.

Update 10:45 a.m.: As of 9 a.m. this morning the Neshaminy Creek has reached flood stage. The crest is expected at 6 p.m. tonight.

The Courier Times is reporting that 2,400 people are without power in Bucks County this morning.


In Darby, Delaware County people are being evacuated after that town is underwater with some of the worst flooding occurred there. (Read about it here)

Update 9:00 a.m.: We will continue to update the blog throughout the day with updates but expect live blogging to slowly come to an end as the morning goes on…Thank you everyone for reading!

Update 7:23 a.m.: Upper Moreland appears to have received the brunt of road closures this morning.

The rain will slowly be clearing out this morning, Bryn Athyn weather station is reporting 4.37 inches of rain over the past 24 hours and a peak wind speed of 32mph.

Friday October 1st, Update 4:45 p.m.: Many area roads closed due to rising flood waters. Driving around this morning we saw upwards of 10 roads closed.

Reports of a water rescue this morning in Upper Moreland on Horsham and Moreboro Roads.

 County Line Road was closed as of 4 a.m. this morning due to flooding.


Officials are now reporting that the Neshaminy Creek will crest at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning.


Click Here to See a Photo Gallery of the Storm…being updated as new photos come in….

Update 8:25 p.m.: Heavier rain bands moving toward the area.

Update 7:20 p.m.: Heavy rain in Upper Southampton, winds in Bryn Athyn are blowing at 13mph.  Also the Bryn Athyn weather monitoring station is reporting half an inch of rain has fallen within the past 30 minutes.

Area now under a Flood Warning as the NWS has released more data about tomorrow’s expected Delaware River flooding.

If you have any photos from the storm send them to us at news@buxmontnews.com

Update 6:33 p.m.: Gov. Rendell has put the Pa. National Guard on alert.


The Philly Inquirer is reporting that the Neshaminy Creek is expected to crest at 2 p.m. tomorrow.



SEPTA is also reporting Regional Rail delays due to a tree across the tracks.

Update 5:17 p.m.: PECO is reporting power outages in Northampton Township. PECO has reported that they have extra crew on tonight to cope with storm damage.
SEPTA is also reporting flooding could cause delays on all of its Regional Rail Lines including the Warminster Line.

Accuweather.com is reporting that 10-12 inches of rain could fall west of Philadelphia. The Bucks-Mont. region is still expected to get 2-4 more inches of rain tonight as tropical moisture moves in the area.

The tornado watch is now over, no sightings so far have been reported the NWS.
Update 2:50 p.m.: Light rain falling in the Bucks-Mont. area, winds are steady with a few trash cans being blown over.
A weather monitoring station in Bryn Athyn has reported slightly less then an inch of rain. The same weather monitoring station is also reporting wind speeds of 31mph.

 Reading has already reported 4+ inches of rain.

The Lancaster area reported 30+ water rescues so far today.

Update 1:10 p.m.: Flood watches are in effect until 4 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.

Officials are preparing for possible flooding of the Delaware River tomorrow afternoon.

How is this affecting the shore?

Lancaster area firefighters rescue a man
 from flooding (LancasterOnline.com)

Update 12:58 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 7 p.m. tonight.

Rain is on its way by this evening more moisture will move up from the Carolina’s bringing us heavy rain.

Latest forecast for tonight

Update 12:33 p.m.: Lancaster County has issued a State of Emergency. More info here.

Thursday September 30, Update 10:30 p.m.: Philly International Airport is experiencing delays of up to 111 minutes.

Follow BuxMontNews.com throughout the evening for weather updates…

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