Potentially Crippling Winter Storm Friday into Saturday

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        This season we have not seen a single winter storm here in Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. But that is certainly looking to change in a big way as models remain consistent indicating a potentially crippling snowstorm in parts of PA with major impacts throughout much of the state.

        A low pressure system coming into the Pacific Northwest will dive south into the Southern Plains mid this week. By Thursday the storm will move through the Southeast while rapidly strengthening as it moves toward our area.

        Snow will likely move into Southern PA Friday Afternoon as the low pressure undergoes bombogenesis in Eastern North Carolina and the Virginia Beach Area. By Friday Night the best snow will likely be falling across Southern PA with moderate snow in Central and Eastern PA.

        Saturday Morning into the afternoon will likely feature the worst of the storm as snow falls as far north as Central and even Northern PA with heaviest snow in Southern and Eastern PA.

        By Saturday Evening, snow will likely be falling across much of Central and Eastern PA. As we move into Saturday Night, the system will begin to exit the state but snow will still likely be falling across Eastern PA.

        These are current model timing indications and will likely be moved around as we move closer to the storm. However, models continue to focus on Southern and Eastern PA when it comes to worst impacts.

        This storm will likely have major impacts on much of Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. A big factor with this system will also be winds, as Southcentral and Southeastern PA will likely experience wind gusts above 40-50 MPH making for serious snow drifts.

        Below is the current storm impact map and things will likely need to be wiggled around as we approach the storm. We will have a first call forecast including amounts with this system Tuesday Evening.

        If you do not have our Facebook page liked click here with updates regarding this major winter storm: Pennsylvania Weather Action Facebook Page!

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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!

3 Comments

  1. Roger ( Old Goat) says:

    Great Job ,Keep up the Forecasts , Thank You
    SOOOO Much again GREAT JOB
    R:)))

  2. tom morrison says:

    Thanx, Josh. Think I need to cancel a dinner party currently scheduled for 8:30 Saturday night. Hope the rain/snow line works in our favor…..

  3. Linda Smith says:

    Thanks, Josh. Great information. I wish you were doing Western New York too.

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