Chipperdog.comMarch 6th, 2015

Winter Storm Thor Hammers Berks

March 5th, 2015

Winter Storm Thor roared into the area and dumped 8.0″ of fresh snow at the station. Tuesday’s 1.1″ of sleet and ice bring Thor’s storm total to 9.1″. March’s total to date of 11.6″ has already eclipsed February’s brutally COLD total of 10.9″.

The season total now stands at 40.9″ which is more than 10″ above our seasonal normal of 30.3″. Arctic high pressure is building in and will lead to possible record lows for tonight and Friday night. Friday’s high will struggle to reach 20 °F with single digit windchill values.

Other snow totals reported: Huffs Church: 10.0″, Douglassville: 7.0″, Ephrata: 8.0″, Lebanon: 7.0″, New Holland: 8.5″.

Linus: Super Sunday Snow or Bust?

January 31st, 2015

Winter storm Linus is quickly approaching from the west. Similar to last week there are huge uncertainties on the Low’s exact track. If it stays south of the Mason Dixon line we receive 6 to 12″ of mostly snow with some mixing. If it tracks and curves North as models such as the NAM are predicting Berks will receive 2 to 4″ of snow followed by a mix of sleet, ice, and rain.
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Clipper Leads to Potentially Crippling Nor’Easter

January 25th, 2015

The Alberta clipper system will come through tonight into Monday morning as forecast. We can expect 1 to 3″ of powdery snow. Once this system reaches the coast its energy will transfer to the Atlantic creating a crippling Nor’easter that will be named Juno.

Juno is a late developing Nor’easter that is setting up a very difficult forecast for our area. Depending on where the low is captured and how quickly it deepens will greatly affect our snow totals. This is one of those systems that will also have a tight western cut-off in its precipitation shield.
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Iola Delivers First Significant Snow of 2015

January 24th, 2015

Winter storm Iola, a quick-moving Nor’easter, delivered the first significant snow of 2015. The storm total was 6.5″ (0.79″ liquid) as of 9:00 AM Saturday morning. An Alberta clipper system is expected to reach the region Sunday night into Monday with another 1 to 3″ of snow possible.

Other totals posted around the county: Huffs Church: 8.0″, Alburtis: 8.0″, Bernville: 7.0″, Sinking Spring: 6.5″, Topton: 6.5″, Bechtlesville: 6.0″, Fleetwood: 6.0″, Mertztown: 6.0″, Shillington: 6.0″, Boyertown: 5.5″, Hamburg: 5.2″, Lincoln Park: 5.1″, and Mohnton: 5.0″.
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