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Heavy rain from the central Gulf Coast to Southeast U.S. this weekend

Heavy rain is expected from eastern Texas across the Lower Miss. Valley to the Southeast U.S. this weekend. This rain could lead to flash flooding. Meanwhile, heavy rain will also spread into the Northwest U.S., with heavy snow in the higher elevations of the Cascades and northern Rockies. Snow and hazardous travel conditions will impact the upper Midwest and parts of the Great Lake States. Read More >

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Historical Snowfall Information

 

What is normal (average) for my location?
 
Check the map below, which lists the Average Annual Snowfall for Pennsylvania. Then, if you need further/more-detailed (monthly averages) information, check the Climate database for a location near you. Select:

  1. "Monthly avgs/totals" from Col #1 (Product)
  2. Choose a location near to you from Col #2 (Location)
  3. Select "Snowfall" from Col #3 (Variable)
  4. Select "1981-2010" from Col#4 (Year)
  5. Hit "GO!"

Recent Seasonal Totals

seasonal snow map

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Average Annual Snowfall for Pennsylvania

Average Annual Snowfall for Pennsylvania, contours

 

Location Long-Term
Average
30 Year
Average
1981-2010
Harrisburg 33.2
since 1889
31.2
State College 45.9
since 1893
45.6
Williamsport 38.8
since 1895
36.4

 

Station Snowfall Totals

The following charts show the individual winter season snowfalls since 1980-1981. Continuous weather records have been kept since 1888 in Harrisburg, and since 1895 in both Williamsport and State College.


Harrisburg, PA Site Snowfall for winter seasons.
Harrisburg, PA Site Snowfall for recent winter seasons.


State College, PA Co-Operative Observation Site Snowfall for winter seasons.
State College, PA Co-Operative Observation Site Snowfall for recent winter seasons.


Williamsport, PA Site Snowfall for winter seasons.
Williamsport, PA Site Snowfall for recent winter seasons.


Laurel Summit, PA Co-Operative Observation Site Snowfall for winter seasons.
Laurel Summit, PA Co-Operative Observation Site Snowfall for recent winter seasons.