Snow Predictions in the Lehigh Valley for 2019- 2020 Winter Season
We are coming towards the end of October, which means winter is slowly creeping up on us. This winter season, we want you to be prepared on how cold it will be and when the snow might start.
Here’s what we know:
How cold will this winter be?
On an October day when the Lehigh Valley was sweating in 90-degree temperatures, AccuWeather released its long-range winter 2019-20 forecast. According to the forecast: The Northeast as a whole will experience some chilly spells in December, but the real cold comes early in 2020. Above-normal snowfall is expected from New York City to Boston, with rain mixed with snow more likely in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., which will likely put the Lehigh Valley right around the dividing line.
When will we see the first snow?
Data from the National Weather Service shows that the Lehigh Valley on average sees its first snow around Dec. 2. But the actual first-snow date here has a fairly wide range. The earliest measurable snowfall of the season was an inch that fell on Oct. 10, 1979. The latest, on the other hand, was during the winter of 1999-2000 when snow held off until Jan. 13.
While AccuWeather says the first snow should arrive on time, its 2019-20 winter forecast says the worst wintry weather will be delayed: The harshest cold is expected after New Year’s, along with storms and above-average precipitation.
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