Chipperdog.comDecember 19, 2014

Nor’Easter Delivers First Measurable Snow

November 25th, 2014

11/26 – 9:00 PM Update: The storm has basically ended for us with no additional accumulation expected. The Storm total was a November station record of 5.1″ with 1.04″ liquid. A dry-slot worked its way in during the afternoon allowing temperatures to rise slightly limiting accumulation.

Other totals posted around the county: Huffs Church: 8.0″ 4:45 PM (1000 ft), Hereford TWP 7.0 4:20 PM (900 ft), Jefferson TWP: 5.1″ 1:58 PM, Mertztown: 4.5″ 2:29 PM, Wyomissing: 3.0″ 5:05 PM, Reading: 2.7″ 5:14 PM.

November 26th, 2014 Snow 11AM
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Early Snow in Forecast for Wednesday

November 24th, 2014

Monday’s record high at the Reading Airport of 71 °F will lead to an early snow storm for Berks by Wednesday. Since we are very early in the season and the temperatures were so warm today snow totals will vary quite a bit.

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Polar Vortex Arrives in Northeast

November 17th, 2014

The infamous Polar Vortex has arrived for the entire Northeast! The Arctic Cold Front recently pushed through following Monday’s soaking rains as shown in the map below.

Unlike last week’s winter preview we will observe the real frigid air this time. Expect highs for Tuesday and Wednesday to struggle to reach freezing while wind gusts out of the Northwest will yield single digit wind chill values. Temperatures will then moderate only slightly so expect this cold spell to last throughout the weekend.
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Heavy Rains Pound Berks

October 15th, 2014

Friday, 10/17 Update: Storm Total was 3.72″
Other areas reporting: Reading Airport: 3.46″, Lancaster Airport: 4.43″, Lincoln Park: 3.80″, Mohnton: 3.22″, Wyomissing: 3.73″, Muhlenberg: 3.40″, Hamburg: 3.57″, Kutztown: 3.32″, Fleetwood: 3.39″, Oley: 2.73″, and Boyertown: 1.93″.

Heavy rains overspread the entire area today bringing much-needed rainfall. As of 10 PM the station recorded 2.88″ and the Reading airport received 2.91″ which smashed the daily record of 1.17″ from 1977. The western half of the county was the bulls-eye for this storm system as shown in the radar estimates below.
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