Spring is here, the bugs are coming back and short sleeves are breaking out. But just wait, because Winter plans to make a return. A trough will bring cold air back to the region by Saturday Night and by the time Sunday rolls around we will likely have a strong low pressure system off the coast. The big question is how far off the coast? This is the million dollar question that will determine everything.
Some models keep the storm just too far off of the coast to keep our impacts minimal while others indicate the storm will be slightly closer to the coast. With a -NAO and a -AO, this would be the ideal time for a first day of spring winter storm.
From here on out this will be a game of trends, even a 100 or 200 mile shift west will be the difference between a minor storm and a major winter storm. Even with a storm track staying well off the coast, Sunday will be very cold and snow showers will be likely in parts of PA.
This will greatly depend on timing, at this point in the year only a major winter storm will result in snow sticking to roads. Stay tuned!
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!