Updated Snowfall Forecast For Intense Blizzard

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       PLEASE LOOK AT THE DATE THIS WAS PUBLISHED…THIS WAS FOR THE BLIZZARD THAT HAPPENED A MONTH AGO…..

We have high confidence in today’s forecast as it appears models are locking in at last. Models yesterday were a mess, however the storm came ashore Tuesday Night providing brand new information which has now been run several times on all models.

        This storm will be one to remember across the DC/Baltimore region into South Central PA as totals will likely surpass those of the historic blizzards of the 2009-2010 winter. Models indicate heavy precipitation banding will set up shop and take a seat, especially south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (i-76).

        This will be a long duration storm but the only saving grace is that it will occur on a weekend when many of us are at home. However that said, we advise those in Southern PA to make preparations now as they will likely be snowed-in until atleast Sunday if not Monday depending on just how much snow falls.

        Furthermore, a major factor with this storm will be the powerful wind gusts of over 50 MPH throughout South Central and Southeastern PA likely prompting blizzard watches and soon to be warnings for counties closer to the coast.

        Many are wondering about timing of this storm and whether or not they will make it home from work Friday. Snow will likely move over the PA/MD line Early Friday Evening, meaning counties in PA bordering Maryland will be the first to see snow. This storm will come in packing a punch. By Mid-Late Friday evening counties just above the Pennsylvania Turnpike will begin to experience snowfall.

        During Friday Night heavier snow will move into our southern counties, with the heaviest coming Saturday Morning into the Afternoon. This storm will likely last more than 30 hours in counties bordering Maryland. These areas will pick up the highest snowfall totals.

        By Saturday Night the storm will begin to lift out of PA but it will likely take quite a while and we don’t expect snow to stop falling in Central and Eastern PA until Early-Mid Saturday Night. For areas such as State College and Selinsgrove, it all depends on how far north our coastal low pressure moves.

        Our final call will be released Thursday at 4 PM. If you do not have our Facebook page liked click here with updates regarding this major winter storm: 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!

3 Comments

  1. Carol says:

    Thanks Josh for all the information you give us. It is truly appreciate .

  2. Rich says:

    Heard about your site from a coworker. Very impressive website! I’ll be adding it to my bookmarks and will recommend it to my friends! Keep up the good work!

  3. Margaret Stoddard says:

    I was watching several weather outlets leading up to lay weeks storm. You were the only one predicting huge snowfalls for our area and you were right. Great job! We are truly impressed with your weather forecasting ability.

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