Chipperdog.comOctober 22nd, 2018

Brutal Cold Snap / Light Snow

December 13th, 2017 (Wednesday)

The first taste of Arctic air combined with wind hit the area Wednesday. The station recorded our 2nd ice day of the month however unlike Saturday the wind was relentless today. The windchill was 3 °F early this morning and in the teens most of the day.

A quick-moving system accumulated 1.3″ of snow as of 11:30 PM with another inch or two to follow. The weather will remain cold throughout the weekend with moderating temperatures early next week.

NOTE: Everyone is having issues with the WUnderground Radar. I’m trying to find a fix but the “radar down” message and black screens are also occurring on their website. It’s unfortunate but ever since the Weather Channel bought out WU their products have become more and more unreliable.

December Snow Surprise

December 9th, 2017 (Saturday)

The first accumulating snow of the season was definitely a surprise. The station recorded 5.7″ (0.26″ liquid) of snow Saturday while the forecast was generally for 1 to 3″. The snow was also supposed to be of the heavy, wet type, but it seemed to be more powdery when shoveling. The 5.7″ is the 4th highest December daily snow total recorded at the station with the record being 10.5″ exactly 12 years ago in 2005.

Other Reported Snow Totals:
Mertztown: 7.5″
Sinking Spring: 6.8″
Lincoln Park: 6.9″
Adamstown: 6.2″
Kutztown: 5.5″
New Morgan: 5.3″
Bernville: 5.0″
Fleetwood: 5.0
Mohrsville: 4.8″
Mohnton: 4.1″
Hamburg: 4.2″
Oley: 3.5″

Summer of Storms!

August 22nd, 2017 (Tuesday)

The Summer of storms hit again! Tonight’s intense Thunderstorm peaked near 9.0″/hour and dropped another 1.07″ of rain on the station. This brings our Summer total (Jun-Aug) to 23.47″ which has broken our all-time Summer record of 22.62″ from 2007. More to follow…

Advisory Issue Resolved

August 22nd, 2017 (Tuesday)

The NWS advisories have not been coming through lately, i.e. Watches and Warnings. We have changed from using the Zone product to the County product and this appears to have fixed things. I’ve noticed the Weather Underground uses County level products so at some point the NWS must have changed this or it is currently broken.