Josh's passion for weather began at a very young age. Experiencing tornado-warned supercells and major snowstorms in Eastern PA furthered his interest. He enjoyed creating hand-drawn forecasts of his own in his pre-teen years. By the time Josh was 12, he owned his first weather website and often posted forecasts for the Northeast US. At 13, he joined popular weather page based in York, PA, eventually parting ways in 2015. He then started Northeast Weather Action in 2015, and later decided to focus on his home state of Pennsylvania. Throughout the years, his fascination and knowledge in meteorology grew steadily. Josh is currently a junior in college and the owner of Pennsylvania Weather Action, LLC.

Official 2020-2021 Winter Outlook With Snowfall Forecast for Pennsylvania Cities

We waited longer than usual to post our official winter outlook this year, mostly due to how humbling last winter was. Finally though, here it is. This year, a moderate La Nina has developed across the equatorial Pacific. Historically, La Ninas have produced the least snowfall of any ENSO phase here in Pennsylvania, with the…

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FINAL Call Snowfall Forecast for Lake Effect Snow Event Sunday Evening – Monday Morning

Widespread lake effect snow showers are expected to begin shortly in much of western PA, and continue through Monday morning. Temperatures are currently in the process of dropping as the cold front moves through, and everything will soon change from rain to snow in the western half of the state. Heavy snow squalls will begin…

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First Call Snowfall Forecast for Lake Effect Snow Event Sunday Evening – Monday Morning

The first sizable lake effect snow event of the season is expected late Sunday afternoon through mid-morning Monday as a strong cold front sweeps through. A plowable snowfall is likely for lake effect snowbelt areas from northwest PA and down through the Laurel Highlands. In addition, there will likely be some far-reaching snow squalls that…

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Pennsylvania Fall Foliage Report #6: Oct. 29th – Nov. 4th, 2020; Fall Foliage Season Winding Down In Most of PA

Fall foliage certainly did not disappoint this year, but the season is coming to a close in most of the state. However, from York into the Philadelphia region, peak color is still ongoing. The drought both helped and hurt this season, as colors were more vibrant but the season was cut short. Now, widespread leaf…

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Final Call Rainfall Forecast & Second Call Snowfall Forecast for Zeta Thursday – Friday AM

Hurricane Zeta is making landfall right now in southeast Louisiana as a very strong category two hurricane with winds of 110 MPH. The storm will rapidly push inland and by Thursday afternoon, Zeta is expected to be a tropical storm centered just to our south. While we will avoid the gusty winds from Zeta that…

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Pennsylvania Fall Foliage Report #5: October 22nd – 28th, 2020; Another Great Week of Vibrant Fall Color In Many Areas

If you were not able to take in the fall foliage last weekend, fortunately this weekend will offer another excellent opportunity. Mainly dry weather is expected, with temperatures Saturday much warmer than Sunday. You’ll need a light jacket if heading outdoors Sunday. Peak fall foliage is now on display across much of eastern and southern…

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Pennsylvania Fall Foliage Report #3: October 8th – 14th, 2020; Wide Variation of Color Across the State

Fall foliage colors continue to ramp up across the state as we are near or at peak color in many areas. With foliage in the high mountains of the northern tier beginning to fade, best color is now being observed in high elevations throughout central and northern Pennsylvania. Ridges are about a week ahead of…

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Preliminary 2020-2021 Winter Forecast: Active Holiday Season Followed By Mid-Winter Thaw

Last year, winter briefly showed up in November before taking the rest of the season off. Records were set all around the country, including here in Pennsylvania, for the least snowy season in recorded history. Philadelphia failed to reach an inch of snow, and Harrisburg saw about a half foot. Is that the new normal?…

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