More Snow On The Way

We Could Go Above Average For The Season Tonight

Robert Suhr
March 08, 2018 - 7:41 am

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - 40.6", That's how much snow Pittsburgh has officially received at the National Weather Service in Moon. 

Whether or not you want it to snow or not, it looks quite likely we will surpass our seasonal average of 41.4" with tonight and Friday's morning expected snowfall.

Pittsburgh actually averages 7.4 inches of snow for the month of March, so this is not uncommon. 

So far this month just 2.3 inches of snow has fallen, which is actually 1.9 inches BELOW normal by this time of the month. 

Tonight's snow will be more of what I like to call "nuisance snow" which is best removed with a broom rather than a shovel....

Our friends to the east at the National Weather Service in State College agree with the snow forecast...

If you're looking for any signs of spring, well I have some bad news for you...long range patterns are showing that temperatures are expected to remain below normal...sorry...

I admit it...I was in the camp back in January that once we got to March, the pattern would flip and we would have an earlier spring and could possibly finish with snowfall totals that came in slightly below normal, now that does not seem to be the case. 

But that's what makes forecasting so enjoyable, the challenge. 

Speaking of challenge, the next challenge comes next week with another system that will move to the south of the area, but several questions remain with this system...

I've seen numerous computer models that are all over the place with this storm...some only impact the region with, wait for it, *Clouds*. Others dump several inches of snow over the area. There's still days and days to go with this system, so a lot can (and most likely will) change. 

Stay tuned. 


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