River Statement
Issued by NWS State College, PA

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
055
FGUS81 KCTP 181722
RVSCTP
PAZ004>005-010>012-017>019-024>028-033>034-037-041>042-045>046-
049>053-056>059-063-065>066-191700-
HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE, PA
1210 PM EST THU JAN 18 2018

...RIVER ICE STATEMENT...

...WEST BRANCH RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/14/2018 12:41:46   ID: 2
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT
     MONTGOMERY.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 30
     FEET FROM THE EAST SHORE AND 30 FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE.  IN
     GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 10 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.
     THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF
     PIECES OF SHEET ICE.  REMARKS: RIVER RUNNING ALMOST FULL BANK
     TO BANK WITH CHUNKS OF SHEET ICE.  FLOW IS MOVING RAPIDLY AND
     SMOOTHLY WITH NO INDICATION OF ANY ICE JAM.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/12/2018 18:37:42   ID: 43
     LOCATION: NORTH BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER FROM BOYD`S
     STATION ROUTE 54 THROUGH DANVILLE, AND ROUTE 42 THROUGH
     CATAWISSA.
     REPORT:   IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 90 PERCENT OF THE
     CHANNEL IS OPEN. THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE
     ICE CONSISTS OF PIECES OF SHEET ICE.  REMARKS: THERE ARE SOME
     OPEN WATER AREAS, BUT THERE IS MOSTLY ICE, WHICH CONSISTS OF
     FROZEN FRAZIL PANS AND SHEET ICE. THERE ARE SMALL AREAS
     WHERE THERE IS A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF ICE THAT HAS SLIGHTLY
     PILED UP. AT THE TIME OF THIS OBSERVATION THERE WAS NO MAJOR
     DEVIATION FROM THE LAST OBSERVATION.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/14/2018 16:46:25   ID: 47
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH SUSQ. 2MI UPSTREAM FROM SUNBURY.
     REPORT:   BROKEN ICE CAKES MOVING DOWN STREAM NICELY.
     ICE IS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE RIVER DUE TO THE CSVTP
     CAUSEWAY. IT IS THEN FANNING OUT TO COVER THE WHOLE CHANNEL
     DOWNSTREAM OF THE ISLANDS.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/11/2018 20:46:47   ID: 71
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER FROM THE
     MILTON-WEST MILTON BRIDGE TO THE LEWISBURG BRIDGE.
     REPORT:   THE UPSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE COVER IS
     NEAR PAST I-80 BRIDGE.  THE DOWNSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE
     ICE COVER IS NEAR PAST LEWISBURG BRIDGE.  REMARKS: SOME
     DECAY OF THE SOLID ICE COVER HAS OCCURRED DUE TO THE WARMER
     TEMPERATURES, BUT AT LEAST 95% IS STILL SOLID ICE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/18/2018 10:16:25   ID: 4
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT
     MONTGOMERY.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 20
     FEET FROM THE EAST SHORE AND 20 FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE.  IN
     GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 80 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.
     THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF
     FRAZIL PANS.  REMARKS: NUMEROUS FRAZIL PANS FLOATING FREELY,
     SMOOTHLY AND RAPIDLY DOWNSTREAM.  NO INDICATION OF ANY ICE JAM
     FROM MUNCY TO WATSONTOWN.

...MAIN STEM RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/17/2018 10:11:33   ID: 76
     LOCATION: LOWER SUSQUEHANNA RIVER FROM MARIETTA
     SOUTHWARD TO SAFE HARBOR DAM.
     REPORT:   THE RIVER IS COVERED WITH SHEET ICE FROM SAFE
     HARBOR DAM UPRIVER TO TURKEY HILL. ABOVE TURKEY HILL, THE
     RIVER IS COVERED WITH PACKED SLUSH ICE UPRIVER TO COLUMBIA.
     FROM COLUMBIA UPRIVER TO MARIETTA, THE RIVER IS 20% COVERED
     WITH RUNNING SLUSH ICE. THERE IS AN AREA OF OPEN WATER ON THE
     WEST SHORE NEAR WRIGHTSVILLE, AND ANOTHER AREA OF OPEN
     WATER ON THE EAST SHORE NEAR WASHINGTON BORO.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/12/2018 08:26:22   ID: 41
     LOCATION: FRONT AND WALNUT ST WRIGHTSVILLE.
     REPORT:   THE UPSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE COVER IS
     NEAR JUST ABOVE RT 30 BRIDGE.  THE DOWNSTREAM END OF THE
     COMPLETE ICE COVER IS NEAR BELOW 462 BRIDGE.  THE DATE OF
     COMPLETE ICE COVER WAS 12/23/2018.  REMARKS: KIND OF EERIE
     LOOKING RIVER THIS AM. FOG/STEAM RISING UP OF ICE PACK. RIVER
     SLIGHTLY ELEVATED AS COMPARED TO YESTERDAY. CAN NOT IMAGINE
     SMALL AMOUNT RAIN RAISED LEVEL THAT MUCH. ICE PACK INTACT AND
     SOME  MINOR STACK AT OLD TRAIN PIERS.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/15/2018 11:24:31   ID: 20
     LOCATION: COLUMBIA BOROUGH RIVER PARK/RTE 462 BRIDGE.
     REPORT:   IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 30 PERCENT OF THE
     CHANNEL IS OPEN. THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE
     ICE CONSISTS OF FRAZIL SLUSH.  REMARKS: OBSERVING FROM THE
     EAST SHORE, THERE IS OPEN WATER WITH SLUSH ICE EXTENDING TO THE
     FIFTH BRIDGE PIER NORTH TO RTE 30 BRIDGE AND SOUTH TO BELOW
     COLUMBIA.  THERE IS A MASS OF PACKED ICE MOVING IN THE
     MIDDLE OF THE RIVER. I AM UNABLE TO SEE THE WESTERN SHORE.  THE
     ELEVATION IN COLUMBIA APPEARS TO BE FIVE TO SIX FEET ABOVE
     NORMAL ELEVATION.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/15/2018 13:02:11   ID: 27
     LOCATION: HARRISBURG DOWNRIVER TO THE PA TURNPIKE
     BRIDGE.
     REPORT:   SITE 1 - EAST SHORE - 5258-5398 RIVER RD,
     HARRISBURG, PA 17110 CHANNEL HAS 95% COVERAGE OF ICE. 80% OF
     THE ICE/CHANNEL IS MOBILE. ICE IS UP TO 12 INCHES THICK. 100FT
     ICE FREE CHANNEL EXISTS ON DOWNSTREAM, LEFT BANK.      SITE
     2 - EAST SHORE - 1829 N FRONT ST, HARRISBURG, PA 17102
     CHANNEL HAS 100% COVERAGE OF ICE. ICE IS LOCKED UP ALONG THE
     DOWNSTREAM, LEFT BANK FROM THE 81 (CAPTIAL BELTWAY) BRIDGE TO
     DIVISION STREET. 80% OF THE ICE/CHANNEL IS MOBILE.    SITE 3
     - EAST SHORE - 870-898 S FRONT ST, HARRISBURG, PA 17104
     (SRBC STAGE-CAMERA SITE) CHANNEL HAS 100% COVERAGE AND IS
     MOBILE. CONSISTS OF FRAZIL PANS AND LARGER ICE SHEETS.    SITE 4 -
     WEST SHORE - 1-99 WALNUT ST BRIDGE, WORMLEYSBURG, PA 17043
     CHANNEL HAS 100% COVERAGE. ONLY 30% OF ICE/CHANNEL BETWEEN
     WEST SHORE AND CITY ISLAND IS MOBILE. AND IS MOBILE.     SITE
     5 - WEST SHORE - 1 FRONT ST, EAST PENNSBORO, PA 17025
     CHANNEL HAS 100% COVERAGE OF ICE. 70% OF THE ICE/CHANNEL IS
     MOBILE.    SITE 6 - EAST SHORE - PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE, STEELTON,
     PA   CHANNEL HAS 95% COVERAGE OF ICE. 100% OF ICE/CHANNEL
     IS MOBILE. 100FT ICE FREE CHANNEL ALONG DOWNSTREAM LEFT BANK.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/15/2018 13:09:59   ID: 23
     LOCATION: CITY ISLAND. HARRISBURG.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 150
     FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE AND 15 FEET FROM THE EAST SHORE.
     IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 80 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.
     THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF
     PIECES OF SHEET ICE.  REMARKS: ICE IS FLOWING FREELY ON THE
     EAST SIDE OF CITY ISLAND. ON THE WEST SIDE ICE IS ONLY MOVING
     DOWN THE CENTER. MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF ICE ALONG THE WEST SIDE
     STILL REMAINS.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/13/2018 11:56:06   ID: 19
     LOCATION: SHERMAN`S CREEK ALONG RTE 850 FROM THE CORNER
     OF WARM SPRING ROAD AND LANDISVILLE ROAD TO DRUMGOLD CORNER
     AT RTE 34.
     REPORT:   ICE JAM - BROKEN UP SHEET ICE JAMMED FROM
     DRUMGOLD CORNER BACK TO MILL ROAD.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/18/2018 10:56:46   ID: 1
     LOCATION: SUNBURY BELOW DAM.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 10
     FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE AND 5 FEET FROM THE EAST SHORE.  IN
     GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 70 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.
     THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF
     FRAZIL PANS.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/15/2018 11:53:17   ID: 46
     LOCATION: BLOOMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL, MAIN STEM
     SUSQUEHANNA.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 10
     FEET FROM THE SOUTH SHORE.  IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 30
     PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN. THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN
     WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF FRAZIL PANS.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/18/2018 09:30:00   ID: 6
     LOCATION: SELINSGROVE, PA.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE. THE ICE EXTENDS 10 TO 15 FEET
     FROM BOTH THE WEST AND EAST SHORE. IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 20
     PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN. THE ICE CONSISTS OF FRAZIL PANS.

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.