Garter snakes are one of the first snakes to appear in spring and can be active throughout the year even on warm winter days. Unlike other snakes, garter snakes do not lay eggs; instead, they have a live birth of up to 50 babies at once.
Tornadoes historically have been recorded in Pennsylvania in every month of the year, but they peak in May, June and July. Since 1888, there have been 139 in May, 175 in June and 171 in July.
It didn't take long with our first warning on May 1.
Only one small power line closed our main access road for several hours. The power companies had bigger fish to fry in other areas. Damage was quite extensive in our county with close to 8,000 customers out of power. The RG took his turn - 'neighbor helping neighbor'.