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Snow and Sub-Zero Temperatures in State College Forecast

by on January 25, 2014 8:00 AM

The State College area will see some snow this weekend, creating some travel hazards, and brutally cold temperatures will continue into next week.

Bob Smerbeck, AccuWeather meteorologist, says scattered snow showers will start around dawn on Saturday with the potential of one or two heavier snow showers during the day.

Total accumulation is expected to be between a coating and two inches.

"There will be enough snow around to cause some slick travel, some dangerous travel if you're not prepared," Smerbeck says.

The high temperature is expected to be about 28 with wind gusts up to 30 mph.

Saturday night will be bitterly cold with a low of 6 degrees. A snow shower or flurries are also possible.

Sunday will be cloudy and breezy with some light snow possible in the afternoon and overnight. Another coating to two inches is possible. The high will be 17.

On Monday AccuWeather is calling for a high of 24 degrees with wind gusts up to 25 mph. The low will be minus four degrees. Tuesday will be brutally cold again with a high of four and a low of minus eight.

Single digit temperatures will continue Wednesday with a high of seven and a low of zero.

Thursday temperatures are expected to rise with a high of 21 and a low of 15.

For the latest AccuWeather forecast, click HERE.

When the weather is extremely cold, and especially if there are high winds, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people try to stay indoors. The CDC says folks should make any trips outside as brief as possible, and to do the following:

- Wear layered clothing along with a hat, scarf, cloves and water-resistant coat and boots.

- Stay dry as wet clothing will chill the body rapidly.

- Also, avoid getting gasoline or alcohol on your skin while de-icing and fueling your car or using a snow blower. These materials in contact with the skin greatly increase heat loss from the body.

- Do not ignore shivering as it is the first sign that the body is losing heat. Persistent shivering is a signal to return indoors.

- Avoid exertion.

- Be cautious about travel by staying up to date on weather reports and advisories and avoiding travel during low-visibility and icy conditions.

- If you do travel, tell someone where you're going and when you expect to arrive. Ask them to notify authorities if you're late.

Jennifer Miller is a reporter for She has worked in journalism since 2005. She's covered news at the local, state and national level with an emphasis on crime and local government.
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