Third winter storm in four days hits central Pa.
The state Capitol in Harrisburg. (Tim Lambert/WITF)
(Harrisburg) — Another snowstorm has hit the region.
Winter storm advisories, watches and warnings were issued for the midstate, with the latest snowfall resulting in as much as half a foot in some parts of the region.
Meteorologist David Norton with the National Weather Service in State College notes it’s the third snow-making weather system to hit central Pennsylvania since early Friday.
“The southern part of the state, especially the southeast, has had bascially advisory to warning-type snow from these storms,” he said. “It’s kind of unusual to have these storms that close together.”
Check out the expected high temperatures today. These readings are 12-20 degrees below average for early March and this will likely be the “warmest” of the next several days. pic.twitter.com/SuJmJdchjt
— NWS State College (@NWSStateCollege) March 4, 2019
Norton says there’ll be a brief warm-up followed by a return of winter-like temperatures, but he doesn’t expect any more snow this week.
“Fortunately, it was not as strong a storm as what some of the computer models had three or four days ago,” he said.
A man walks through the snow during a winter storm, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Media, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Dozens of schools have delayed the start of classes today — the latest list is at WITF (dot) org.
PennDOT has lifted speed limit restrictions on major highways across the region and restrictions on commercial vehicles on the region’s interstate highways.