Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Everything you need to know about the SNOW

By: Ryan Fannock

2:30PM UPDATE: Good afternoon! If you have travel plans this evening, don't cancel them. The storm will hold off until after midnight. Snow should begin to break out between 1am and 2am in the county. Once the snow gets going, it will become heavy at times. It could snow at 1-2 inches an hour in the heaviest bands. Snow will continue throughout the morning on Thursday. During the afternoon, the snow may actually slow down. This will give us time to shovel everything that fell earlier in the day. By evening, another round of heavier snow will move through with rates of 1-2 inches per hour. Snow will end during the early morning hours Friday. As of now, I like a general 8-14" across the county. It will be a heavy/wet snow since temps will be in the low 30's throughout the day tomorrow. This is the kind of snow where you don't want to wait till the end to shovel. If you wait too long, it will be back breaking for you. Another factor will be the wind. During the afternoon and evening winds will increase. Gusts could reach 25-30mph at times. This will create whiteout conditions during the higher gusts. If at all possible, stay home tomorrow. Road crews will have a tough time keeping up with the heavy snow. I'll be updating throughout the storm on my Facebook Page: Tamaqua Area Weatherman.