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Snow, Dangerously Cold Temperatures Moving into State College

by on January 02, 2014 1:00 PM

Snow and dangerously cold temperatures are moving into the region, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.

The State College area is expected to see roughly 4 inches of snow before snowfall ends overnight.

"There could be some slippery and slick travel," says Pydynowski.

The predicted storm prompted administrators to dismiss students early Thurday in the State College Area School District.

Overnight, the low temperature will be 4 degrees, but will feel like minus 20 for late tonight and early tomorrow morning.

"With the winds blowing and drifting any snow around, it's going to make the air feel bitterly colder," says Pydynowski. "It's going to be dangerously cold (Friday) morning."

The frigid temperatures create a risk of frostbite and hypothermia.

"You definitely have to bundle up and cover all exposed skin," says Pydynowski. "If you're not bundled up properly you could be susceptible to those processes."

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory effective until 7 a.m. Friday. For Central Pennsylvania, the agency says 2 to 3 inches is expected to accumulate Thursday afternoon with another 1 to 3 inches accumulating overnight.

Wind gusts are expected to reach up to 30 mph.

For the latest AccuWeather forecast, click HERE.

Borough officials issued a notice Thursday reminding residents that a snow emergency is declared when 3 or more inches of snow has fallen.

Under a snow emergency, the following rules apply in the borough:

- All vehicles must be removed from Borough streets until the snowfall has stopped and the streets have been cleared of accumulated snow. Vehicles parked in posted snow removal zones or cars parked in violation of any ordinance may be towed at the owner's expense.

- Individuals without practical alternatives may park from 6 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Fraser and Pugh Street parking garages.

- Residents and property owners must be clear snow from sidewalks within 24 hours after the snow has stopped.

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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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