Winter Storm Bearing Down on Pennsylvania, Major Impacts Expected

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        We have been tracking this storm for quite a while, and even mentioned the potential all the way back on December 8th. Now, a major winter storm has its eyes set on the region as models are reaching a consensus. Nearly 80% of the state will see wintry precipitation, take a look at our map and the key in the text below.



AREA  A – Sleet and snow will move in Mid-Evening on Monday and continue through about 11 PM until precipitation type turns completely over to all sleet. Sleet will then continue until between 1-2 AM before freezing rain takes over as the main precipitation type. Freezing rain will last into Tuesday Morning, ending about 8 AM as temperatures rise above freezing. Sleet and snow accumulation will likely reach one inch. Ice accretion between .20″-.50″ is predicted and Tuesday’s AM Commute will be extremely hazardous. We advise people in this area to not travel unless mandatory.

AREA  B – Sleet, with snow potentially mixed in will develop Mid-Monday Evening, changing to all sleet by 10 PM Monday. Sleet will continue to fall through about 12-1 AM before precipitation type switches to freezing rain through the region. Freezing rain will then continue until about 5 AM before temperatures rise above freezing. Sleet and snow accumulation up to an inch is expected, but more importantly ice accretion between .15″-.30″ is expected. A hazardous AM commute on Tuesday is anticipated.

AREA  C – Sleet and freezing rain will move in Mid-Monday Evening, and by 12 AM Tuesday precipitation type will switch to mainly freezing rain. Temperatures will support freezing rain until about 3 AM before rising above 32 degrees turning everything to plain rain. Ice accretion between .10″-.25″ is likely which will cause slick conditions during Tuesday’s AM Commute. Be sure to plan on taking about twice the time you usually take to get to work if in this area.

AREA  D – Sleet and freezing rain is likely between Early Monday Evening lasting through just before Midnight. Temperatures will then rise above freezing turning precipitation type to all rain. Light impacts are likely mid-late Monday Evening and Early Tuesday Morning. However Tuesday’s AM Commute will not be affected.

AREA  E – All rain is expected beginning Mid-Monday Afternoon, ending Tuesday Morning. No impacts are anticipated in this region.

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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!

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