Snow Likely Today in Eastern PA, Tonight into Saturday in Western PA

Another “surprise” round of snowfall is expected this afternoon and evening for much of Eastern Pennsylvania. Although we are not talking huge amounts, this will be the third accumulating snowfall for these areas this past week. For Western Pennsylvania, a separate clipper system will be bringing snow showers and heavy lake effect snow squalls tonight…

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FINAL CALL: Quick-Hitting Snow to Impact Area This Evening into Thursday Morning

Snow is already falling across Western PA, and will move east as the evening progresses. By 8-9 PM, snow will overspread all of Central PA. This is when travel conditions will begin to deteriorate in areas like State College, Altoona, Chambersburg, Harrisburg, and up the river into Williamsport. Visibility will be reduced to under a…

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Final Call: Clipper Tuesday will Lead to Major Lake Effect Snow into Wednesday

The general idea for this clipper system remains the same. Western Pennsylvania and areas north of interstate 80 will see snow overspread the area during the overnight hours, likely after midnight. Snow will continue through at least the mid-morning hours Tuesday. The clipper itself will generally bring light snowfall amounts, but once the clipper swings…

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First Call: Accumulating Snow Threat Increasing For Parts of PA Saturday

Wow, what a difference 24 hours makes. Yesterday, every forecast model and even our own observations suggested Saturday would remain dry for all locations in Pennsylvania, while the coastal areas along Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey would be brushed by snow. Now guidance has come in significantly northwest with the precipitation, putting much of Eastern…

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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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