Snow in Late March here in Pennsylvania is nothing too surprising but now that we’re nearly in Mid-April, a widespread Spring Snow is somewhat rare. Although it will not be anything for the record books, higher elevations and even parts of the Lehigh Valley could be moderately impacted.
Snow will move into Western PA by about 8 PM Friday before heading into the Laurel Highlands by midnight. Snow will continue in the mountains of Somerset, Westmoreland, and Cambria Counties through the night and into Saturday Morning. By 2-5 AM snow will move into Central PA, which could be heavy at times as it will likely come in a disorganized wide squall-line.
By sunrise snow will move into Eastern PA and in some regions could last through the entire morning into the early afternoon. This will be due to an inverted trough setting up. What is an inverted trough? In simple terms, it’s a relatively thin band of heavy snow that is very slow moving and can deliver an inch-an-hour rates, sometimes higher. It’s impossible to predict exactly where it will setup. For this reason, we have added an oval to our map of where this band could setup.
Here is our First Call Map Forecast. It is easy to see that higher elevations will receive the most snowfall. Locations in Northwest PA, the Laurel Highlands, and the Blue Mountains of NE-PA will likely see 3″+. Even areas across the Lehigh Valley and over into Pittsburgh will see 2-3″ of snow. Be sure to stay tuned for our Final Call Forecast that will come out Friday Evening. Don’t forget to like us on facebook by clicking here. Stay safe everyone!
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!