Saturday, March 12, 2022

Late Winter Storm Drops 5 to 7 Inches of Snow on Schuylkill County, Warmer Temperatures by the End of the Week

With less than 2 weeks before the first day of Spring, a late Winter Storm dropped 5 to 7 inches of snow on Schuylkill County on Saturday.

The storm began around 4:00am as rain across the County and didn't change over to rain until around 7:00am.  Within an hour, everything had been covered in the white stuff and roads became slick.

Several accidents were reported on the northern side of Schuylkill County as conditions worsened.

As the snow began to fall, many local businesses closed for the delay or at least opened late.  The storm even postponed the 4 PIAA Basketball Playoff games scheduled for our area teams.

Around noon, the first of two strong bands of heavy snow cross the county adding to the few inches of snow that already fell.

As expected, the snow ended just after 2:00pm, but not before one final band of heavy snow crossed the county.

A check in with our readers found that the county received anywhere from 5 to 7 inches of snow.  Some totals were higher but those were reported to all be due to the wind gusts that reached almost 45 to 50 mph.

Remember though, the first day of Spring is March 20th and temperatures will be in the 40's and 50's by mid week, and temperatures in the 60's by Thursday and Friday.

Recorded snow totals from across Schuylkill County

  • Girardville - 6 inches
  • Gilberton - 5 inches
  • Mahanoy City - 7 inches
  • Shenandoah - 6 inches
  • Tamaqua - 4 inches
  • Pine Grove - 4 inches
  • Ashland - 6 inches
  • Ringtown - 5 inches
  • Auburn - 6 inches  
Photo by Kelly Stravinsky of Ringtown

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