We are now about 24 hours from the start of our biggest winter storm in several years across Southcentral and Southeastern PA. Let’s dive right into the timing for this storm.
By about 5-7 PM snow will cross the Maryland line entering into bordering PA counties. This storm is not likely to come in and produce 3 inches in 2 hours, rather it looks as though the worst of the storm will be during the middle and end of it.
Snow is not likely to begin in the Harrisburg region as well as the Philadelphia area until between 8-10 PM. By the time 12 AM Saturday arrives, moderate snow will be moving into our southern border counties with the heaviest right near the state line.
The worst of our winter storm will arrive around 3-5 AM Saturday Morning, lasting through between 3-7 PM and possibly as late as 7-9 PM in Southeastern PA. This means all of Saturday Morning and Afternoon is likely to bring moderate to heavy snow across Southern PA, specifically MD/DE/NJ bordering counties.
Adding to this heavy snow, wind gusts will reach 30-45 MPH in Southcentral and Southeastern PA. By Saturday Night the system will lift out of the state, leaving behind a thick blanket of snow that will hang around for possibly over two weeks.
We are extremely confident in that there will be a sharp cutoff line, where regions who are south of the cutoff receive significant snow and areas north of the cutoff receive nearly nothing.
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!