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Despite Warm Weather, Forecasters Still Can’t Rule Out Snow


Snow – file photo

With temperatures set to rise into the 70s, a few people are probably wondering if the Newtown area is out of the woods yet in terms of big snow storms.

The short answer is “no.”

“There’s always a chance. You can’t rule out mother nature,” Valerie Meola, a meteorologist at the Mt. Holly National Weather Service office, told NewtownPANow.com.

According to Meola, the National Weather Service puts out trend forecasts in three months blocks. In March through May and May through July, the average temperature looks like it will be above the normal average. This doesn’t mean there won’t be shorter cold periods, Meola said.

Temperature averages for regions can vary year to year, and it is looking, as of now that 2017  will be a warmer than average.

According to Meola, the higher averages will proceed through July, making spring an even warmer than usual as well.

While the area hasn’t seen any large snow storms so far this winter, there’s still plenty of time for things to change before winter ends on Monday, March 20.

Ironically, Thursday is the 30th anniversary of a large nor’easter that slammed Bucks County and the East Coast.

Forecasters are calling for high temperatures near 70 degrees from Thursday through Saturday before highs drop down to around 50 again.


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Erich Martin

Erich Martin attended Bucks County Community College for two years where he was the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Centurion, the college newspaper. Erich is currently attending Temple University in order to complete his degree in Journalism. Erich was recognized at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation’s Keystone Press Awards in 2014 for general news. In downtime, Erich enjoys spending time with friends and family. Aside from spending time with family and reporting news, Erich loves getting engrossed in a great game, book, or movie.