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September 26th, 2014 - See anything different about our homepage temperatures map? It is now at a higher resolution with a 2.5km grid spacing.

September 2nd, 2014 - An archive of PA "Blurbs" from the home page is now located in our features section or by clicking here.

Daily Almanac - March 29, 2015
City Normal
High
Normal
Low
Now
ALLENTOWN 55 3326
ERIE 49 3220
JOHNSTOWN 49 3215
MIDDLETOWN 55 3726
PHILADELPHIA 57 3827
PITTSBURGH 55 3419
SCRANTON 52 3220
UNIVERSITY PARK 52 3320
WILLIAMSPORT 53 3322

PA Blurb - February 2015

February's temperatures were the decider on the winter anomaly for Pennsylvania since December's 4F above normal was erased by January's 4 degrees below normal. As it turns out, the second month of 2015 was one of the coldest on record, just eclipsing 1979 and in some places, the chilliest month in 38 years (since Jan, 1977). The bitter chill was sufficient (approximately 10F below average) to produce a 3 month departure that was more than 3 degrees below normal, which will rank as the 13th chilliest winter in 120 years. In some parts of the state (ex, State College), it was the fourth coldest month of record with the other three coming in January. It was the first 'cold season' record low average since December, 1989 and the chilliest month since January, 1977 (which is the coldest ever). Precipitation remained below normal across the vast majority of the state as the Laurel Highlands, Susquehanna Valley and much of the Poconos received less than half their normal liquid amounts raising some concerns about the seeds of a warm season drought. However, the lower Delaware Valley, the Southwest counties and the Northeast corner of the state were wetter than normal. With persistent low temperatures, virtually all that fell did so as snow, so snowfall totals were near to below average and snow cover was persistent in most sections for the entire month. The core of the frigid air came late in the season (and month) as the lowest readings of the year occurred on February 16th when Chandler Valley tumbled to -32F. Warmth was acutely lacking, though Connelsville in southwest Pennsylvania did reach 60F for the state's highest reading in February on the 9th.

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