Warm Start to December, Then Harsh Winter Pattern Sets In; Snow Likely Before Christmas

Do you remember the last two Decembers? If not, here’s a short description: Foggy, Rainy, October-like weather. While areas of Northern PA did alright in the snow department, it was an absolute nightmare for snow lovers south of i-80. Many locations in Southern PA recorded absolutely no snow the entire month. Back in December 2015,…

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Lake Effect Snowfall is Expected Sunday through Monday

The season’s first widespread lake effect snowfall event is expected late tonight through Monday. Originally the data we look at suggested this lake effect snowfall event would not only be this season’s first, but also a significant lake effect snowfall event. With recent data and observation, we still anticipate many areas to receive snowfall Sunday…

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Lake Effect Snow Threat Increasing for Parts of PA This Weekend

It is becoming apparent based off latest observations and model guidance that a strong low pressure system will pass to our northwest this weekend, delivering all types of precipitation. As the low pressure initially passes by, most areas will see rain showers on Saturday. Once the system passes to our northwest, wraparound winds and cold…

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Southwest PA Town-By-Town 2017-2018 Winter Snowfall Totals Outlook

This winter, Southwest PA can expect below average temperatures in December, with average temperatures in January and February, followed by below average temperatures in March. We anticipate winter to get off to an early start with a cold, snowy month of December. January and February will likely bring quite a few rain/snow/ice mix events. An…

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Northwest PA Town-By-Town 2017-2018 Winter Snowfall Totals Outlook

This winter, Northwest PA can expect below average temperatures in December, with average temperatures in January and February, followed by below average temperatures in March. We anticipate winter to get off to an early start with a cold, snowy month of December. Lake Erie may be frozen by early January, ending the lake effect season…

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Northeast PA Town-By-Town 2017-2018 Winter Snowfall Totals Outlook

This winter, Northeast PA can expect below average temperatures in December, with slightly above average temperatures in January and February, followed by below average temperatures in March. We anticipate winter to get off to an early start with a cold, snowy month of December. A mid-winter thaw is then expected in January, possibly into February.…

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Southeast PA Town-By-Town 2017-2018 Winter Snowfall Totals Outlook

This winter, Southeast PA can expect below average temperatures in December, with slightly above average temperatures in January and February, followed by below average temperatures in March. We anticipate winter to get off to an early start with a cold, snowy month of December. A mid-winter thaw is then expected in January, possibly into February,…

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Official 2017-2018 Winter Outlook & Town-By-Town Snowfall Totals

It is already well into November, which means it is time for our Official 2017-2018 Winter Outlook. The weather has corresponded well this week, with many areas receiving their first snowflakes already, and for some, their first accumulating snowfall! Below is the scientific explanation of our winter outlook as well as┬ámaps displaying temperature departures we…

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