Final Call Snowfall Forecast For Imminent Crippling Blizzard

We are now just several hours away from a crippling blizzard that will bury places with a widespread 1 to even 2 feet of snow. We cannot stress enough that you do not want to be driving in this storm at any point Tomorrow. Here are the latest watches and warnings from the NWS. Blizzard Warnings are up across much of Eastern PA. The snow will start 10 PM to 1 AM south to north. Below is the HRRR valid 12 AM tonight showing the first snow bands entering southern pa: The snow quickly begins to intensify and by 3…

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Second Call Forecast For Tuesday’s Crippling Winter Storm

Over the last 24 hours since our first call, guidance has trended more aggressive in terms of snow amounts for much of state Monday Night into Tuesday. The closer we get to impact, the more confidence we are having that this will go down as one of the largest March snowstorms in recorded history. We will take a look at the NAM model to breakdown the timing. Snow will begin to overspread the area from south to north between 9 PM Monday through midnight Tuesday, below is the NAM valid 11 PM Monday night:  By 2 AM Tuesday Morning much…

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First Call Snowfall Forecast For Tuesday’s Major Winter Storm

We are now under 60 hours away from a major winter storm that will impact the area Monday Night into Tuesday. This storm will likely go down as one of the top March snowstorms on record across the Northeast. There is no doubt that the storm is coming, at this point we are just trying to narrow down the track and as of this evening, there is quite a bit of spread. For our first call snow map, we generally took a blend of all the guidance we look at, not favoring one over the other, instead took a middle…

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Scenarios For Tuesday’s Potentially Crippling Winter Storm

OUR FIRST CALL SNOWFALL FORECAST HAS BEEN RELEASED >>> CLICK HERE TO VIEW On March 14th, 1993, one of the largest winter storms ever recorded decimated much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Now, 24 years later, a major storm will likely impact many of the same areas late Monday Night into Tuesday. We are now confident enough to say a storm is likely to hit the area Monday Night into Tuesday. At this point, it simply comes down to the track this storm will take. An area of low pressure will be dropping out of the Midwest and dig just…

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Final Call Snowfall Forecast For Friday Morning’s Snow

We hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Thursday afternoon because the weather is about to change…fast. From temperatures in the 50s and 60s, to accumulating snow within a 12 hour period is pretty impressive and that is exactly what we are anticipating going into the overnight hours. Because surface temperatures are so warm, especially for our southern counties, precipitation may start off as some rain showers, before transitioning to snow. Below is the GFS showing a push of rain and snow into the area by 10 PM tonight:  After midnight, most areas will be experiencing some steady wet snow, with…

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Second Call Snowfall Forecast For Friday Morning’s Snow

A strong cold front moving through Thursday will be followed by a fast moving wave of snow Friday Morning. Snow will move into Southwestern and West Central PA by around 12 AM Friday. Here is the NAM Model Radar Forecast for 1 AM Friday. At this point, snow will be accumulating mainly on grassy surfaces. However as the night goes on and ground surfaces continue to cool, slushy snow will likely begin to accumulate on the roads mainly in areas receiving moderate snow rates. Below is the NAM Model Radar Forecast for 7 AM Friday. Snow is expected to end…

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First Call Snow Forecast Thursday Night into Friday Morning

We are tracking a weak area of low pressure that will develop to our west and take a path just south of our state, putting most, if not all areas, on the cold side of the storm. This will lead to a light to moderate snowfall for many during the Thursday Night and Friday Morning time period. Snow will develop across much of PA by Midnight Friday Morning. We will have to keep a close eye on southern pa’s temperatures, as warmer temperatures may allow for rain to mix in with the snowfall, or may prohibit snow from accumulating. Below…

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RAW VIDEO: Dangerous Squall Passes Through The State College Area

As a forecaster, snow squalls are one of the most dangerous weather phenomenons we have to forecast. You can go from a perfectly calm day, to blizzard conditions within a couple minutes, putting motorists at extreme risk. Today, unfortunately there has been many reports of accidents across the state. One of the hardest hit areas was the State College area.  Below is an eye-witness video posted by Garrett Bastardi. Check out his Facebook page here>>>Garrett Bastardi Weather   Another video when winds were gusting close to 50mph with blizzard conditions. -GB Posted by Garrett Bastardi Weather on Friday, March 3,…

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Severe Storms Packing Damaging Winds, Large Hail, and Isolated Tornadoes Likely Wednesday

Severe thunderstorms will pop-up Wednesday Afternoon ahead of an organized line anticipated to move through by the late afternoon and evening depending on location. The NWS Storm Prediction Center has now expanded the Slight Risk to cover the entire state. There is the possibility of an Enhanced Risk being warranted across Southern PA. We expect storms to fire Wednesday Afternoon, some of which will likely turn severe. There is the possibility of a couple cells turning tornadic mainly in Southern and Central PA. By late Wednesday Afternoon we expect an organized line of strong to severe thunderstorms to develop just…

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Another Round of Severe Storms Expected Wednesday

Severe thunderstorms tore through the eastern half of the state Saturday, delivering widespread wind damage along with golf ball sized hail and even two tornadoes. An EF-2 tornado outside of Scranton in the town of Pittston packed winds of 120 MPH and was observed to be nearly a third-mile wide. The tornado was the strongest in Pennsylvania history for the month of February. A similar setup will be in place Wednesday, with a low pressure system traveling to our north. Along with very high CAPE values for this time of the year, there will be much more lift Wednesday compared…

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RAW VIDEO: A Tornado on the Ground Near Scranton, PA

A tornado-warned supercell thunderstorm near Scranton, PA in the area of Pittston produced what has been ruled the strongest tornado in Pennsylvania history for the month of February with winds of 120 MPH. Here is the video, check it out!   This #tornado occurred this afternoon near Dupont, #Pennsylvania. Video: Jolene Ann Airwyke-Rose pic.twitter.com/c7xyV55Vdz — Zach Sharpe (@StormChaserZach) February 25, 2017 Be sure to share this historic event below using the icons! Stay safe!  

Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Capable of Damaging Winds Possible Tomorrow

While many of us are enjoying the abnormally warm weather for this time of year, we are tracking a potent cold front that will be pushing across the state during the day Tomorrow. It currently stands that Central and Eastern PA will have a more likely chance of experiencing these strong to severe storms Tomorrow due to it occurring later in the day. Western PA will be first to be hit by the cold front, anywhere between 5 AM and 8 AM, this will lead to downpours and possibly a rumble of thunder. Because it is occurring early in the morning…

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Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Saturday

On February 24th, 2016, multiple tornadoes touched down from the New York Border to the Maryland Border. This year, parts of the state will face the threat of severe thunderstorms just one day later. While we don’t expect tornadoes this time around due to far different dynamics, strong to severe storms containing mainly damaging winds will be possible Saturday. A low pressure system moving through the Central Plains and Upper Midwest will cut to our west Thursday and Friday, pushing temperatures in Central and Southern PA over the 70 degree mark both days. By Saturday, warm air will still be…

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Final Call for Significant Winter Storm Tonight into Tomorrow Morning

A significant snowstorm is less than 12 hours away from impacting the area. Temperatures across the state are currently in the 30s and 40s for the northwest half of the state and 40s and 50s for the southeast half of the state. Temperatures will continue to drop throughout the evening hours as a cold front passes through the state setting the stage for a significant snowstorm. Latest trends have been suggesting heavier precip and a bit farther northwest, which could lead to a warmer start for far southern pa and the result of that would be a longer period of…

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First Call for Significant Winter Storm Wednesday Night into Thursday

We are now under 30 hours away from a significant winter storm impacting regions of the state that have so far had little snowfall. Winter Storm watches are currently being hoisted across eastern pa and just about all of south-central pa. This will be our largest winter storm of the season so far, given how many of us will be impacted by a significant amount of snow. The trend over the last 24 hours with guidance has leaned pretty similar to our #1 scenario last night. However, guidance has trended wetter (snowier) and also a stronger system in general. For…

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