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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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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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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Final Call for Rare May Snow & Hard Freeze Expected In Pennsylvania Friday & Saturday

After a winter that set records for the least snowfall since the mid 1800s in much of Pennsylvania, high elevation snow and record-breaking low temperatures will conclude the season. Freeze Warnings and Watches have been posted for most of the state, with the exception of the Philadelphia Area, as temperatures will drop into the mid…

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Final Call Forecast for Tonight’s Winter Storm & Major Lake Effect Snowstorm Through Saturday AM

A strong storm system will deliver heavy snow, rain and even thunderstorms for parts of Pennsylvania tonight and into Thursday. Similar to previous winter storms this winter, the low pressure associated with this storm will track directly over our region tonight. This will allow for all areas to start off as rain. Localized areas near…

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Major Winter Storm to Track Over Area; Over a Foot of Snow Likely in Parts of PA, Other Areas to See None

February will end with a bang in northwestern Pennsylvania, while it will go out on a rainy, and perhaps thundery note in southern PA. A strong winter storm that was once expected to hit the Midwest hard has trended well east in the past few days. It will now track directly over the state, and…

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