Jan 262011

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 recieved a half inch or so here in Mount Joy Pennsylvania from snow showers.

No bitter arctic temperatures with this storm either.  Highs should be near freezing with tonight’s low in the mid 20s. That feels outright warm compared to last week’s highs near 20 and lows in the single digits.

Jan 102011

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.  Should be a fun one to track.

Jan 012011

December was a cold month and fairly dry month.  Harrisburgh 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.

Dec 282010

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.

This sure was an interesting storm to watch after a month of basically wasted cold here.

Feb 072010

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 ot 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.  Near the Mason Dixon line into Maryland have been the big winners.

This was the most snow we’ve received since the President’s day storm of 2003.  That storm had given us close to two feet also..

The nice thing is that the snow should stick around for a little while with it getting to near 30 during the day and low teens at night to refreeze the melted snow.

Now looks like maybe some lite snow Tuesday into Wednesday.  That should be fun.

Jan 022010

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.

Dec 222009

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 alot of the  snow away then early January looks to be warmer.It was

a nice dry snow but we didn’t have much wind to blow it around.. Hoping for more snow later!

Mar 012009

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 precipiation 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 forcast to get eight to fourteen inches.  When I still lived there it seemed like there was always more snow north and west of Philly but Lately it seems to be more from Philly east, go figure.   It doesn’t even seem like they’ll have to be concerned with a changer to rain.

Oh well, it should be interesting to watch things unfold.

Jan 112009

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 forcasting 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.

I wonder if we’ll make a run at 1994’s numbers.. I still remember that well.  I was still in high school and lived with my parents in Bensalem and the temperature never made it above 10 the one day with the sun out.  I was also lucky enough to fall through ice and have about 5 blocks to walk home.  That year there was also not snow cover.

We’ll see what happens.