Skies darkened over Somerset County Tuesday evening as a gusty thunderstorm moved through the region.
Somerset County Control went into storm mode around 8 p.m. because at least 10 weather-related incidents were being reported. The majority of calls were for trees and wires that had fallen across roadways. Dispatchers said there were no major injuries reported.
Susan Sube saw the storm coming from her home along Peacock Lane above the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange. Sube said she often enjoys watching sunrises, sunsets — and the occasional storm — from her vantage point.
"We have an incredible view up here," she said. "It (the storm system) looked like something from outer space."
Sube said the wind kicked up dust and swirled around the large American flag behind the Quality Inn & Conference Center along Ramada Road.
The National Weather Service had listed Somerset County under a severe thunderstorm watch until 2 this morning. The report warned of the potential for damaging winds.
Mike Pigott, a meteorologist with AccuWeather, was monitoring the storm from his State College office.
"It was a pretty good storm," he said at 10 p.m. " It is still going toward Baltimore"
Pigott said wind gusts in the system, which spanned several counties, were as high as 60 mph.