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 072011

Woke up this morning to a coating of snow.  I’m beginning to think that’s all we’re going to get this year which is the complete opposite of last year.  We’re doomed to wasted cold air this year so far.

December was cold and dry.  Only flurries and not much rain either.  I think we may have had one or two rain days.

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.

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.

Dec 122008

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.  This is on top of the rain from the day before.  I’m really surprised there’s not more flooding.

It looks like quite a bit of flooding going on in the area where my parrents live.  We had the warmer air in our area but They had snow west of here.. Snow in Texas, snow in New Orleans.

It’s been a pretty interesting December with some snow and plenty of cold air available to storms.

Oct 292008

Yesterday’s storm was not too bad at all for a late October storm system.  It deepened throughout the day and the wind picked up.  We  had howling winds most of the night with occasional gusts that seemed pretty strong.

We only got  rain here and most of the precipitation didn’t make it this far west but down in my mom’s area in Bensalem they had some snow.  She said none stuck to the ground but I did see a spotter report of .5 inches in Bensalem.  Her elevation is only like 50 feet or something like that..  There are some parts of  Bensalem that are a bit higher.

The big winners appear to be the higher elevations in north east PA.  I saw a few places with reports of over a foot of snow.  The highest total I saw was 17 inches in Freeland, Pa

This would have been a pretty good setup for snow during the winter.  lets hope that we have more like it!  Now the storm is pretty wound up just north of new england.

Oct 282008

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.  With an elevation of 1600 feet or so and the fact that they always tended to get more snow than the surrounding areas I bet it would be a nice late fall snowfall.

It should be a cool blustery day later as the wind picks up with highs in the 40’s.