Friday, January 29, 2010

PA Winter Flooding ~ Kingston Dam 2010



We've had a mixed bag of weather here in Pennsylvania, for the last week in January 2010. All the snow we accumulated last 2 weeks melted, with warm temps and rain past weekend caused snow melt and flooding to occur. Many rivers in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas were overflowing their banks, and some roads were actually closed due to flooding!

The mild air quickly turned cold with yet another artic blast of extremely cold air engulfing our region again. I made my way across the busy highway and stood on the icey bridge to catch the above shot of Kingston Dam Spillway which was brimming over.



This shot taken from the center of the bridge. Here my old stomping grounds, where I used to party in the summer catching a suntan on the cement slab. The view is still quite breathtaking with the rushing Loyhanna lake, and hilly trees along the skyline! These shots were taken yesterday on our way up the mountain again!

This morning we woke to 4 degrees, and we're expected to remain very frigid for the next week. Presently all the water from our thaw has frozen, and turned into a thin sheet of ice on everything! I can't wait for Spring, let's get Winter over with already!

Have a great weekend! Thanks for visiting, and stay tuned to Literally In The Moment!

12 comments:

Jo Janoski said...

Yep. I'm definitely sick of this weather! Bring on spring!

josephinechoo said...

Hi Jo,

I'm glad to hear that snow started to melt......which mean spring will be coming over soon,right?This would be fun.I'm waiting for your spring 's photos.

terrymcdermott said...

Here it is not snowing but is raining a lot.

ochikeron said...

Hi jo!

We have no rain or snow here for about 2 weeks!!! Now the air is really dry... But hopefully it gonna "snow" tonight.

Weather at your place sounds changable but take care not to catch a cold :D

BTW your picture is always beautiful!!! I enjoy seeing your places!!!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Yes Jo I ditto that!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Jose,

The snow melted but we got an arctic blast and it's all froze! Nothing but frozen snow and ice now! Will you send me some of your warm weather? I can't wait to take Spring Photos!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Terry

I don't know which is worse snow or rain!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Ochi,

Are you waiting for snow there in Japan! The weather has been so cold almost unbearably cold! I'm glad you enjoy my photos, I enjoy taking them!

Nazarina A said...

Hi Jo,
Lovely shots!
Wow snow melting already? No that is too soon! I love winter to run its course so that I can get all my skiing done for the season.LOL just kidding,when there is snow snow at the resorts, then man makes it ha! ha!
This is a beautiful dam and I'm sure one can catch a sexy tan! We are planning to visit the Hoover dam soon!Maybe in the summer.
I can see you are your old self again.....away from that stressful job!

nazarina said...

Sorry, I meant to say "When there is very little snow, man makes it! Ha!ha!
BTW, Who is that sexy couple in the ice sculptor post? Ha! ha! just messing with ya!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Naz,

Snow melted, rained, then all the rain and snow melt froze, snowed on top of that! We had an ice rink in the yard! It's slowly melting again, more snow coming! I've never seen the Hoover Dam either! Yup back to meself again! :)

Jo A. T.B. said...

Don't know who's in that photo, I'd rather be behind the camera instead of in front. May break the lens man! A rare occurance! :)

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