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State College Expected to Dodge Major Snow Storm, but Abnormal Cold Weather Remains

by on February 11, 2014 12:31 PM

It looks like State College is going to miss the bulk of a major snowstorm making its way into the Northeast this week.

AccuWeather Tom Kines says the State College area will see at most 3-inches of snow Wednesday into Thursday when a storm system moves up the East Coast.

East of State College, in the Susquehanna Valley, areas could see 6-inches or more. Areas to the west of State College, they might not see a flake, Kines says.

But State College won't dodge a bullet when it comes to temperatures.

The State College area is expected to drop below zero Tuesday night. And the high for Wednesday will only be in the lower 20s. Wednesday night will be in the teens with a high close to 30 on Thursday.

This winter has been abnormally cold for State College. Kines says temperatures in January were roughly 7 degrees below normal. So far in February, temperatures have been roughly 6 degrees below normal.

"It's been an unusually cold winter so far," Kines says.

The good news is State College may see some milder weather next week, at least for a couple days. There is the potential for temperatures to rise into the 40s.

But it won't last. Another stretch of frigid weather is expected between the end of February and beginning of March.

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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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