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Typical Snow Fall Expected this Season, Despite Current Mild Weather

by on December 22, 2013 8:00 AM

It's official.

While the State College area has already received its share of snow this year, Saturday was the first day of winter from an astrological standpoint.

What's in store for us over the next several months?

Paul Pastelok, a meteorologist who is head of long-range forecasts at Accuweather, says the State College area is expected to have a typical winter with roughly 45 inches of snow accumulation.

Right now, the region is experiencing a mild phase, however, AccuWeather is monitoring two storm systems – one that could hit around Dec. 26 and another on Dec. 31.

The temperature will determine if precipitation is snow or rain, Pastelok says.

A major storm is expected for mid-January, with a few more winter storms in February and March.

"Overall, I still feel that we're going to have our share of systems coming up especially as we get into the second week in January," Pastelok says. "The second week of January is set up to be a pretty active week."

Snow aside; the State College area is still on track to potentially beat the record high temperature for Sunday. The record is 60 degrees, which was set in 1990.

"We have a good shot. If we get a little sun late morning or midday, it's a no brainer, we'll break the record," Pastelok said.

You can always check out the latest AccuWeather forecast by clicking here.

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Jennifer Miller is a reporter for StateCollege.com. 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. jenn.miller@statecollege.com
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