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The temperature in Stormstown dropped 55 F from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning. It was definitely shirtsleeve weather on Friday and now it’s a frigid 20 F. The low this morning was 5 F. Cold temperatures are expected for much of the week. High temperatures are expected to be above freezing on Thursday and Friday.


2017 Stormstown Weather Summary

2017 Data Summary

Overall, the year’s temperatures were nearly 1 F above normal. Precipitation was about 4 inches below normal.


January was 3.8 deg F above normal with a high of 64.5 F and a low of 6.5 F. Precipitation was about normal with 3.1 inches of liquid precipitation. About 4 inches of snow fell on January 31.


February was much warmer with temperatures at 8.6 F above normal. The high was 75 F and the low was 10 F. Precipitation was below normal at 1.6 inches. About 8 inches of snow fell on February 9.


March temperatures were slightly below normal with a high of 72 F and a low of 8 F. Precipitation was also below normal with 3.15 inches of liquid precipitation. It snowed on March 14. On March 8 the high wind speed for the month and year was 55 mph.


Much above normal temperatures this month. The high was 79 F and the low was 30 F. Rainfall was about a half inch below normal at 2.9 inches. There was snowfall on April 7 switch no accumulation. First thunderstorm of the year on April 27,


On May 1, a tornado watch was issued, followed by a severe thunderstorm warning. A strong line of thunderstorms passed over Stormstown. Minor damage was reported in Boalsburg. More activity on May 30 with a tornado warning and hail reported in Huntingdon County. Temperatures were about 1.5 F below normal with a high of 87 F and a low of 30 F. The last day of temperatures below freezing was May 9. Precipitation was 2.6 inches above normal.


A severe thunderstorm warning issued on June 15. Temperatures for the month were about 1 F below normal. The high for the month and year was 91 F and the low was 45 F. Precipitation was below normal with 3 inches of rainfall.


The temperatures were near normal. and as expected, had the warmest temperatures with a mean of 72 F. The high was 89 F and the low was 50 F. Rainfall was 1 inch above normal with 4.46 inches of precipitation.


The month’s temperatures were 3.3 F below normal. The high was 87 F and the low was 48 F. Precipitation was more than an inch below normal at 2.85 inches.


Temperatures were near normal this month. The high was 89 F and the low was 39 F. It was also a relatively dry month with just 1.37 inches of rainfall. This was 2.61 inches below normal.


October was quite warm with temperatures that were 4.6 F above normal. The high was 81 F with a low of 29 F. The first day with below freezing temperatures was October 17. There were 5.12 inches of precipitation this month, 1.78 inches above normal.


Temperatures began to drop in November and were 2.6 F below normal. The high was 64 F and the low was 12 F. Precipitation was 2.3 inches, nearly an inch below normal.


This was the coldest month of 2017. The temperatures were 3.3 F below normal. The high was 53 F and the low was 2 F. Christmas was indeed white, with enough snow to cover the ground. Precipitation was 2.2 inches below normal with less than an inch of liquid precipitation.

Autumn of 2017: Weather Summary


Meteorological autumn has ended. Here is a summary of the fall’s weather in Stormstown, PA.

Overall, it was a warmer than average fall, especially during October. September was near normal, just 0.4 deg F above normal. October was much above normal at 4.6 deg above normal, even though there were 3 days with a minimum temperature of 32 deg. F or less.  However, November was 2.6 deg F below normal, with 23 days with a minimum temperature of 32 deg F or less. The first day with a temperature below freezing was October 17.

Precipitation was below normal for the most part, even though October was 1.7 inches above normal. The maximum single day rainfall was 1.91 inches on October 29.

Highest wind speed was 35 mph on November 19.

First Snowfall of the Season

First snowfall of the season in Stormstown, PA. The forecast today called for a chance of snow showers (60%). Instead, there was moderate snow, starting around 10 AM EST. Later, the flakes started to fall in clumps.

Air temperatures remained well above freezing for most of the day, so there was little or no accumulation in the area. However, to the southwest, in The Laurel Highlands, travel was affected significantly.

Harvey and Irma Are Not A Sign of Climate Change

at201711_sat Sorry climate alarmists, but you can not blame this year’s major hurricanes on climate change, global warming or whatever you want to call it.

Posting on the Watts Up With That blog.

Prior to this season, there haven’t been any major hurricane landfalls in The United States since Wilma in 2005. This season is simply an anomaly. In fact, the frequency of major hurricanes has been decreasing.