2016-2017 Winter Outlook: Southwest PA

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A much above average snowfall is expected this year, with below average temperatures especially the farther Northwest you go in this region. Lake Effect snow is likely to be a big player this year with a warmer than average Lake Erie. Combination of cold air and a warm lake is a perfect recipe for Lake Effect snows on top of synoptic Winter Storms. All areas in the red are expected to receive 50% more than their average season snowfall, while areas in the blue are expected to receive 35% more than their average snowfall.

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Hello, my name is Josh Adams. This year I am a junior in high school in South Central PA. I have had a passion for weather since I was five or six years old, watching the Weather Channel when the average kid my age was watching cartoons. At age 11, I discovered that there is a significant amount of weather info online from knowledgeable meteorologists to weather models and everything in between. I had the privilege to take part in a group that held informational weather discussions nearly everyday. I gained a significant amount of knowledge in several months back in 2012, constantly studying meteorology for hours each and just about every day. I created Northeast Weather Action in early 2013, just after the previous winter had ended. Things were pretty slow to start, however the winter of 2013-2014 greatly helped grow the page. Several of my forecasts verified nicely across the area. I met Chris during that winter in a facebook group, and we talked often about anticipated weather events. Just before the start of the 2014-2015 Winter, I added Chris to Northeast Weather Action (now Pennsylvania Weather Action), and once again we hit several key forecasts. Chris and I are looking forward to giving you the most up to date and reliable forecasts!

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