A low pressure will be crawling northward from the south, and will likely cut up into the Great Lakes Region, putting our area on the warm side of storm. HOWEVER, a strong high pressure system will be sitting in Southeast Canada funneling in cold air into our region. Cold enough that many of us begin as snow, before transitioning to sleet and freezing rain, and then eventually all rain.
First map: This image gives you an overall summary of who can expect what.
Second Map: This is our ice severity map. Central PA looks to be the bulls-eye for a potentially major ice storm.
Third Map: This map outlines the areas for who can expect the best chance at seeing accumulating snowfall. As of now, this favor areas in the far northern tier.
Still 4+ days away, small changes can make big differences down the road. But, this is how we see it playing out for now. If you have travel plans Monday Evening into Tuesday Morning, have a back up plan! You will NOT want to be driving in this mess, I promise you.
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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!