December 2016 Forecast: It’s Going to Feel A Lot Like Christmas

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December is nearly upon us, meaning winter weather is just about here. However if this December is anything like December 2015, every other morning will be foggy and snow will be nonexistent. Those of you who read our Official Winter Outlook know that will not be the case this December.

In fact, there are already two periods of interest in the first 10 days of December. The first, less promising period is December 4th/5th. The next period that looks fairly interesting is December 9th/10th. By then the cold will be more established and numerous models have a storm system on the East Coast during that time-frame.

By Mid-December, the cold air will be locked in and there will be increased winter storm chances. Late December around Christmas and New Years also has a good chance of being on the cold side, with an active pattern as well.

Based off what you’ve just read, you can probably guess what’s coming next. Below is our Map Forecasts, featuring temperatures and snowfall compared to normal.





It is clear the upcoming month will be on the active side when it comes to winter weather. Be sure to like Pennsylvania Weather Action on facebook and don’t forget to share this forecast using the icons below. Stay safe!

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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