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...A LATE SEASON...HEAVY AND DESTRUCTIVE SNOWSTORM IS POSSIBLE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING... .SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WILL FORM ALONG THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST EARLY SUNDAY AND MOVE NORTH ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD REACHING THE DELMARVA PENINSULA EARLY SUNDAY NIGHT. A DEEPENING...AND SLOW MOVING UPPER LOW WILL MOVE NORTHEAST FROM THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND CROSS CENTRAL OR EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA MONDAY. THE FAVORABLE TRACK OF BOTH OF THESE FEATURES WILL LEAD THE THE POTENTIAL OF A HEAVY...AND DESTRUCTIVE LATE SEASON SNOWFALL ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN MOUNTAINS OF PENNSYLVANIA. THERE IS A DISTINCT THREAT FOR WIDESPREAD DOWNED TREES AND POWER OUTAGES FROM THE HEAVY SNOW AND POTENTIALLY STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS FROM THIS STORM. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. * LOCATIONS...NORTHERN AND WESTERN MOUNTAINS OF PENNSYLVANIA...INCLUDING THE LAUREL HIGHLANDS. * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...ACCOMPANIED BY INCREASING NORTHERLY WINDS LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. * ACCUMULATIONS...IN EXCESS OF 6 INCHES...WITH UP TO ONE FOOT POSSIBLE ACROSS SOME OF THE HIGHER TERRAIN. * TIMING...SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. * IMPACTS...EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL FROM PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AND POOR VISIBILITY. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR NUMEROUS DOWNED TREES CAUSING POWER OUTAGES...BEGINNING LATER SUNDAY NIGHT. * WINDS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH SUNDAY NIGHT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH MONDAY. * TEMPERATURES...30 TO 35 DEGREES. * VISIBILITIES...BELOW ONE HALF OF A MILE AT TIMES.
RANDY BAILEYI am very thankful we have an alternate venue: The George B. Stevenson Dam in the Sinnemahoning State Park. The staff of the park are tremendous supporters of the event and are welcoming us with open arms. My plan is to set up a challenging course around the perimeter of the lake, taking advantage of coves, inlets and islands. There will be buoy turns, some shallow water (nothing you will hit your boat on), deep water, and current. I hope that you will all understand the situation and come and join us.We will still hold registration, breakfast, and sign-ins at the Emporium Country Club 'till approximately 10:30 - 10:45 and then pack up and move to the boat launch area of the Sinnemahoning State Park. You do not need to come to the Country Club early; you will be able to sign in, register and pick up your race packet, number, etc., at the park boat launch area prior to the start of the event.There will be information people posted at last year's start line, last year's finish line in Driftwood, intersections, etc.--basically all roads leading into the area to try to let everyone know where to go.I am encouraged that we will be able to offer a different location. The Sinnemahoning State Park offers beautiful scenery and a brand new Wilds center which just opened this year. The Wilds Center is only 11-12 miles away from last year's finish area of the river event location (Driftwood).The 1,910-acre Sinnemahoning State Park is in Cameron and Potter counties, eight miles north on PA 872 from its junction with PA 120 in Sinnemahoning, or 35 miles south from the junction of PA 872 with US 6 in Coudersport. Some online mapping sites can find the park by using Lushbaugh, Pa.Sinnemahoning State Park4843 Park Road
Austin, PA 16720
Manager: Lisa Bainey
E-mail: email@example.comThe course will be highly spectator freindly. You will be able to follow the paddlers nearly from one end of the lake to the other. We will also be running the youth event as soon as the main event concludes!We will have on site EMS personnel, safety boats, parking volunteers, and the SVFD Ladies Auxiliary Food Hut. I hope that everyone will join us for an interesting and fun day on the water! Bring a bicycle and/or lawn chair and watch all the exciting action, as we will have sorta the Nascar edition of the 2012 Canoe and Kayak Classic.If anyone has any questions at all, please call or email. This will be all new to me, as well as to most of you. As always, we will try our best to provide a safe and fun quality experience for everyone to enjoy!