Post # 1
This is according to Hurricane Schwartz on NBC 10 (Philadelphia):
“Here are the numbers:
30 to 40 inches of snow for the winter (the average is about 23), with at least one storm of 10 inches or more. But temperatures should end up pretty close to average.
2 degrees below normal
1 degree below normal
temps near normal
no measurable snow
3 degrees above normal
Man, I really hope not. I hate winter to begin with. The snow really puts a stop to things and I will be stuck at work or forced to go because I’m “essential personnel”. Everything here in Jersey is always a mess as well. Our roads are so beaten up with pot holes because of the plow trucks and wear and tear. I can’t imagine another full blown snowy winter.
Post # 3
Only people who rarely get snow find it “magical”
I didn’t see my yard for a solid two months last year.
Post # 4
@LGenz: I agree. We never really had that bad of snow storms until more recently. It was exciting at one point, but this is getting crazy. We all know how Jerseyans are with an inch of snow or the sight of one snowflake. The world ends.
Hurricane Schwartz is a bit ridiculous at times, but we shall see..
Post # 5
Did you see the other forecasts? I watched all of them, not just Hurricane Schwartz. All are predicting above average snowfall! I’m excited because I love snow. 🙂
Winter forecast season is upon us, once again, and it’s time for everyone to put their proverbial neck out on the line and make a forecast prediction for the coming winter. Below are the forecasts from the Philadelphia TV stations, with a handy graphic included for comparison’s sake.
6 ABC (forecast issued on November 10th): Channel 6’s forecasts don’t break things down on a monthly basis as some other stations do, but they provide a snapshot in the coming winter with snowfall and when to expect the worst of the coming winter weather. Channel 6’s prediction calls for between 22-28″ of snow, with the first half of winter expected to be the coldest and potentially snowiest.
CBS 3 (forecast issued on November 14th): CBS 3’s winter forecast is for 21-28″ of snow for the coming winter, with temperatures expected to be average in December, below average in January, and above average in February. Channel 3 projects the snowiest period to be in February and March, with a relatively snowless early half of winter.
NBC 10 (forecast issued on November 16th): NBC 10’s winter forecast is for 30-40″ of snow in Philadelphia in the coming winter. Temperatures are expected to be below average (two degrees) in December and (one degree below) in January, with average temperatures expected in February. Snowfall is generally evenly distributed through the winter season.
Fox 29 (forecast issued on November 16th): Fox 29’s winter forecast calls for 24-30″ of snow in the coming the winter in Philadelphia, with variable temperatures throughout the winter season. On the whole, slightly below average temperatures are expected but late December into early January is when the coldest temperatures are expected according to John Bolaris.
Post # 6
@Jenn23: I just happened to look onto NBC 10’s website and saw this. I didn’t get to see the other predictions so thank you for sharing. =)
Looks like I better get a snow shovel.
Post # 7
@Rouquine: Yep! I LOVE weather. They call me the “weather woman” at my office because I’m always reading or watching the forecasts. I just have this thing for weather forecasts. But I don’t put much stock in them, though. 🙂 Notice how one of the channels above said heavier snow in Dec/Jan and another one said the opposite. (Snow in Feb/March, not much in Dec/Jan) Who knows what will happen!
Post # 8
I lived in the surburbs of Philadelphia most of my life and I would take that snow any day then the snow we get out here in Seattle. Snow removal sucks out here.Then with the hills and stupid drivers. (yeah, I said it.) Most of the companies (including mine) don’t have a snow day policy so we are pretty much expected to travel into work. Ugh, my 1 hr commute turned into a 4 hour commute home. That was just for 2-3 inches!!!! Yes, snow was annoying when I live in Philadelphia but I have never really been afraid of snow until I moved out to Seattle.
Ok, end vent. 🙂
Post # 9
@Jenn23: I follow weather moreso in the winter because of possible snow storms. Hah. Well, during hurricane season as well if there’s one that’s supposed to come by like Irene.
@ttn133: I lived out in Ohio for 1.5 years so I understand what you say about be scared of snow because of hills/curves/etc. I hated it out there too and they had really bad ice storms. Stay safe this winter! I just think people out on the East coast make it super dangerous because of how they act.
Post # 10
UGHHHH lets HOPe NOT
i totally love snow..when its xmas an the ground is white but the roads are clear & when i have No where to go..lol
I live in the dinkiest lil town about 18 miles from my job and the roads Never get plowed..i have no main roads around me.. im on a FARM..the snow was so bad last year- we had chickens escape an didnt find the bodies until March…the only thing i hope is that if its gonna be bad- pray its only THIS year and not next when i have my wedding ( lots of Out of Town guests)
Post # 11
Now that I’ll be working from home 5 days a week, I’m pretty excited and hopeful for snow.
I think that if it’s going to be cold I’d rather have it cold and snowing than just plain cold!
Post # 12
Well if it’s going to be in the 20’s or below- I prefer snow.
But generally I HATE snow and cold weather! ughhhh
Post # 13
@LGenz: “Only people who rarely get snow find it “magical””
Totally disagree. I lived in IN for 18 years and I LOVE snow. IMO, if it is going to be cold, I want there to be snow. Cold and dreary with no snow is way worse to me.
Post # 14
@PitBulLover and @PinkMagnolia: I understand what you guys mean. =)
Post # 15
@Mrs.KMM: I really don’t understand how snow improves the cold? Its pretty for like 6 hours and then its brown/grey slush. Snow in NYC is disgusting.
Post # 16
@LGenz: Or it melts then re-freezes into black ice. Ugh, I’m terrified of ice.