Category: winter

It Looks And Feels Like Snow Today, Reminds Me Of Deer Season With the Guys

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020
This morning is a dark and chilly morning. There’s a light rain but with the temperatures in the upper 30s it feels like it could be snow. It feels chillier than it is because we really haven’t had all that much cool weather yet. The weather though is bringing back memories of hanging out with the guys at the mountains for the first week of buck season. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if it is snowing up there near Hazleton or will change to that just due to the higher elevation.

It Looks Like We're Up To Two Inches Of Snow Or So Today

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020
The original forecast was for around an inches of snow today but the storm overproduced a bit. It’s always a nice surprise when that happens. I was on the rower watching it out the window and it was snowing pretty heavily and even started sticking on the patio It’s not too cold and its calm out. It really would be a great evening for a nice walk in the woods. Sadly there are no woods nearby to walk in.

This Cold Air Reminds Me Of Hunting Season At The Mountains!

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019
Last evening an Arctic cold front moved through with at least where I was at producing a nice snow squall with a dusting of snow. Kept hearing the wind all night and it kept reminding me of hunting season at eight bees, our place near Hazleton PA. While I didn’t hunt myself because of my poor eyesight I did go to the mountains during hunting season with my dad as I was growing up.

Finally Some Snow Before The Arctic Front Tomorrow

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019
There hasn’t been much snow this year. We’ve been ending up on the arm side of storms but today things worked out so snow formed on a cold front. By later in the day the snow was coming down fairly heavily and we wound up with 3 inches or so by my best guess. Tomorrow should be interesting with the Arctic front moving through the area. with luck we’ll have some nice snow squalls.

Another Warm Storm

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019
Much like pretty much all of the storms so far this winter I’m sitting here listening to the rain pouring down with temperatures in the 50s

Quick Hitting Arctic Shot

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019
Well we had some snow that quickly changed over to sleet then rain with temperatures in near 40 over night. But hey, at least it was a cooler temperature than most storms this year. We always seem to be on the warm side of things this winter when there’s a storm. The Arctic front on it’s way though. We’ll have highs in the teens on Monday and lows tonight in the mid single digits and also Monday night.

Ice On Susquehanna River After Arctic Blast

Another year and more arctic air. This time it stayed below freezing from December 27th through January 7th. with most of those days having highs n the teens and lows in the single digits. This seems to be a common thing the past few years. Wonder what’s causing that. These patterns seem to be locking in the past few years. It’s finally warmed up a bit so we decided to head out for a nice walk on the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail to check out the ice on the Susquehanna not to mention get some fresh air.

Six Or More Inches Of Snow For Mount Joy

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011
Another week and more snow.. This should bring the Lancaster county area their heaviest snow of the year so far with six inches plus of the white stuff. It’ll be a wet snow compared to the very fluffy powdery stuff we’ve had for the past couple of years. I’ll enjoy watching it fall. We’ve already received a half inch or so here in Mount Joy Pennsylvania from snow showers. No bitter arctic temperatures with this storm either.

A Few Inches Of Snow With More To The East Again

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011
Well it looks like we’ll get maybe 2-4 inches of snow here. Not really something to complain about but more would be nice. To our east and north east they may again get 6 inches or more. We’ve had very little snowfall here this winter with plenty of wasted cold air here in Lancaster county. Maybe next time.

Some Light Snow With The Heavier Stuff Staying East Again

Monday, Jan 10, 2011
It is looking like we’ll be getting a couple of inches of snow here Tuesday into Wednesday. I can’t complain about that.. It’s funny how the past couple of years the heavier snow has been to our east over towards Philly and New Jersey and to the south. Growing up in Bensalem it seemed like there was always more snow in the northern and western suburbs of Philly while we were always close to that dreaded mix line and seemingly always received at least some sleet mixed in.

December 4.1 Degrees Below Average.

Saturday, Jan 1, 2011
December was a cold month and fairly dry month. Harrisburg ended the month with the average temperature 4.1 degrees below normal. Pretty interesting how the blocking held up through out the month and even had a close call with a snow storm. It will be fun to see where January goes.

Last Storm Of 2010

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010
While we didn’t get much snow from Sunday/Monday’s Storm here in central Pennsylvania we got plenty of wind. Sunday night starting around midnight I guess I just was hearing a constant wind, not guts like it usually is. That continued as Jersey and New York got slammed with snow with the storm bombing off the coast. The wind continued Monday and apparently may have blown a couple of shipping containers from a train into the river off the bridge near Harrisburg.

Nice Snow Storm

Sunday, Feb 7, 2010
Yesterday we had a good snow storm. Very little wind occurred with it but snowfall rates of maybe 2 or 3 inches an hour happened Friday night. I saw it snowing heavier than I remember seeing it snow before. By the end of the storm we had about 20 inches of snow on the ground. Not bad considering the storm was forecast to be better just south of us which has happened more than once this year.

More Cold

Sunday, Jan 3, 2010
December was a good month.. We had above average snow with the storms overdoing the original forecasts and plenty of cold air. There is still some snow on the ground from the surprise 3-4 inches we received for New years. Now we’re between an ocean storm off the new England coast and high pressure over the northern plains states. We’ll see what happens later in the week.

Record December Snowfall In Lancaster

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009
This season so far has been pretty good for snow.. Saturday was our third snowfall of the year and Lancaster set anew record December snowfall at 16 inches. Southern parts of the county received 20 inches or more and northern parts received as little as 8 inches of snow. Here at home we got about a foot. Rain for Christmas though will probably help melt a lot of the snow away then early January looks to be warmer.

Finally A Snow Storm

Sunday, Mar 1, 2009
It’s March first and looks like we might actually get some snow. State college has us under a winter storm warning for five to eight inches of snow here. The problem is we’ll be on the back edge of the precipitation and it’ll have a sharp cutoff. I’ll take the snow though. It’s much better than anything we’ve had so far this winter. Now my at my parents' house in Bucks county are forecast to get eight to fourteen inches.

Arctic Shot Next Week

Sunday, Jan 11, 2009
The cold has been building in Alaska for a while now and it has mostly stayed where it is. It looks like it will head straight down into the midwest and north east US.. We’ll probably get below zero here but the NWS isn’t forecasting that yet. I imagine it’ll be pretty brutal just a bit north of here where there is snow cover on the ground and if it clears up at night.

If Only It Had Been Snow..

Friday, Dec 12, 2008
We had a nice moisture rich storm system move from the gulf coast up the East coast.. The system is currently causing snow and major ice in the new England states. Here we were in the mid 50’s all day yesterday with rain and then in the evening the rain became heavy. ended up with 2 - 3 inches of rain in the area. My Davis vantage pro measured 2.06 inches of rain here.

November Snow Squall

Friday, Nov 21, 2008
November 20th and there’s a nice looking snow squall stretching across the state of Pennsylvania. It goes from Northwestern PA to Philly and is pretty solid looking. The heavy band of snow is pretty much staying over the same areas with snowfall rates of up to 1 to 2 inches an hour. It would be nice if it shifted 30 miles south now. Looks like it’s crossing I 81 near the Schuylkill and Berks county border.


Friday, Nov 21, 2008
So much for the flurries I thought we might get last night. The ground is white. even the street has snow covering it. It’s too bad the band didn’t sit over us, some of the counties to the north of us were under a winter weather advisory for three to six inches of snow. Pretty impressive considering it’s not even December yet. It’s been an interesting fall so far. Remember the storm in October that produced heavy snow in the mountains and even an accumulating snowfall in the Philly suburbs.

Chilly For November This Week

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008
After last week being a mild week we had a fairly strong storm system move through Saturday. It was close to 70 that day with a tornado watch in effect. While a line of showers developed and moved through the area it was not near severe limits. We had some heavy rain and a bit of wind. Sunday was cooler with some wind. Nothing major. I was sort of surprise by that considering our pressure made it down to 29.

October 28th Storm

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008
An October coastal storm system is developing off the mid Atlantic coast. It started yesterday with an area of rain developing and persisting through the night here in central Pa. This would have been a nice situation for a little snow here in January. Right now and yesterday during the afternoon the temperature held in the low 40’s Now in the Poconos and higher elevations of northern Pa. I wish I still had my place up near Hazleton and would be going up there.

Late October Storm

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2008
An October coastal storm system is developing off the mid Atlantic coast. It started yesterday with an area of rain developing and persisting through the night here in central Pa. This would have been a nice situation for a little snow here in January. Right now and yesterday during the afternoon the temperature held in the low 40s Now in the Poconos and higher elevations of northern Pa. I wish I still had my place up near Hazleton and would be going up there.

Winter Is On Its Way

Thursday, Oct 23, 2008
It’s always a sign of winter coming when the leaves are turning but It’s even more exciting when the NWS is starting to talk about lake effect snow. State college is saying temperatures should support lake effect snow into Tuesday after the arctic from moves through. I’m not looking forward to the rain but arctic fronts can be fun.

Cold Night

Friday, Feb 29, 2008
It’s a pretty cold morning today for the end of February. My vantage pro2 recorded a low of 14.1 and the coldest it’s recorded this year has been 8 so it’s not that far off. Yesterday was chilly too. The wind made it feel even colder. It’s just a little more wasted cold. Today we should see a clipper move through the area but most of the snow will be to the north.

A Little Snow Is Better Than None

Friday, Feb 22, 2008
We ended up with an inch or two of snow this morning before the precipitation shut off. I can’t really complain, its more than I had expected.

Another Week And Another Possible Ice Storm

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008
Well no big shocker here but another week and another potential ice storm in southern Pennsylvania. State college seems to think up to 1 to 3 inches of snow then it switches to sleet and freezing rain. They’re thinking southern Pennsylvania could receive more than a quarter inches of ice accumulation. They have put us under a winter storm watch. Don’t get me wrong. Ice is interesting but snow is better and more fun and we haven’t had much of that this year.

Fun Little Ice Storm

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008
Well this last storm was one of those times where the cold air just hangs tough at the surface. We ended up below freezing here until about 11am with freezing rain. Some of it was heavy. Cold air damming sure is fun to watch in action. It was a good thing state college issued the ice storm warning. The roads seemed to mostly stay wet but it was really accumulating on the trees and wires and other things.

Switched Over To Freezing Rain And Sleet

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008
We just got back from a short walk around the neighborhood. We ended up with about 2 inches of snow I’d guess. It seems the accumulating snow is over now. It’s switched over to freezing rain and some sleet and is showery with a temperature of 23. Should be a fun night especially for those who can’t drive.

Last Year's Memorable Sleet Storm

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008
This time last year we had the most sleet I have ever seen. We ended up with about six inches of very compacted sleet and snow. We had some rain mixed in there too. it was heavy to shovel it. It was funny to see the people on the news trying to dig there cars out of the icy mass after everything refroze. We did ours while it was still fairly mild.

Wasted Arctic Shot

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008
Sunday ended up being very windy with temps dropping into the teens as soon as the sun set. We bottomed out around 10 here. Monday it only made it into the 20s and back down to 16 last night. We had a little light snow this morning and then more snow will move into the area later and change to sleet and freezing rain then over to plain rain tonight. Once again it just seems like wasted cold.

Surprise Snow Flurries

Saturday, Feb 9, 2008
Cool.. snow flurries out side now. This is a nice surprise but not really anything to get excited over but it’s something. It would be too warm for any real snow today anyways. Tomorrow we get a quick shot of arctic air but it will be pretty much wasted cold again. I love snow but just don’t see anything really happening this year with snow. Bring on spring and severe weather!

Nice Cold Shot

Monday, Jan 21, 2008
We are having a quick arctic cold snap right now. It made it down to 10°F which was pretty cold but no where near the record for the day. The record was -22 °F here, set in 1994. It was the coldest of the year but not close to the 2 °F my Davis vantage pro2 recorded last year. I remember that winter. Back in the Philly area we had rain and ice that winter.

Snow Surprise

Thursday, Jan 17, 2008
I looked at the radar than looked out the window and got a nice surprise. It’s snowing moderately and the grass is white. It’s just starting to stick to the sidewalks but the street looks just wet. It’s pretty heavy and fairly large snowflakes falling. My gut feeling was it would be rain or sleet. Maybe tonight I’ll have to go for a walk.

No Snow This Time

Monday, Jan 14, 2008
Pretty much like I’ve been suspecting we didn’t get any snow here. We got rain instead. I just didn’t see the temperature dropping fast enough for us. Besides that the storm was to form too far north and east to really give us anything. Maybe we’ll have better luck next time. There was a time when I would really get my hopes up for a storm like this to happen but I don’t do that to myself anymore.

Sunday – Monday Storm

Friday, Jan 11, 2008
There is at least a potential for snow in the Susquehanna valley Sunday into Monday. It probably won’t accumulate to much of anything but that’s the way it’s going this year. At least there shouldn’t be a lot of ice.