FIRST CALL: Snowfall Likely Monday Evening – Tuesday Evening

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        A clipper system will transfer its energy to Virginia spreading light to moderate snow throughout PA. Although this will not be a major event, it will still impact travel especially Tuesday Morning. Here is what we are looking at as far as timing.

        Light snow will move into Western PA Monday Evening and spread east into Central PA Monday Night. By Tuesday Morning, moderate snow is likely to be falling from the Laurel Highlands to the Lower Susquehanna Valley. Light snow will be falling across Western PA, Northern PA, now extending into Eastern PA.

        By Tuesday Afternoon, snow showers will remain scattered in Western PA with areas of moderate snow across Southern PA. Light snow is expected to be coming down in Eastern PA. By Tuesday Evening, only flurries will remain across Western PA with light snow still likely in Southcentral and Southeastern PA. Even the Allentown area could still be experiencing light snow.

        Although temperatures will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s when the snow is falling, upper and mid levels of the atmosphere will be very cold and this will result in more of a powdery snow. Wet snow is possible but that will mainly be due to compaction. The time-frame with biggest risk is Tuesday Morning and possibly even into the afternoon and evening as untreated roads will likely be snow covered.

        We expect a widespread 1-3″ across the entire state of PA with 2-5″ of snow likely from the Laurel Highlands, through Southcentral PA to as far east as West Chester and Reading. There could be pockets of over 5″ especially in the Laurel Highlands, possibly into Southcentral PA. All snow that falls will stick around for quite a while as some of the coldest air of the season is likely late week which will last for an extended period.

        Even though this is only our first call forecast, we do not expect too much to change. However the area of 2-5″ is likely to be wiggled around slightly. It’s possible that amounts could be increased. Stay tuned for our second call which will be Sunday at 2 PM. If you do not have our Facebook page liked click here with updates regarding this snowfall >>> Pennsylvania Weather Action Facebook Page! Stay safe everyone!

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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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