Monday, November 19, 2007

Pennsylvania Snow & Thanksgiving Storm

The first major snow of the season fell across northeast Pennsylvania and western New York this morning. Most areas received an inch of snow, but higher elevations received up to 12 inches of snow. Up to 16,000 customers were without power because of the storm. Most of the power has since been restored.

It looks as though holiday travelers are going to have a tough time getting to their destinations this week. A large storm is heading into the midwest from the northwest. Heavy snow warnings and snow advisories are already posted across Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. This storm will begin to affect our region starting tomorrow. High temperatures should be near 70 degrees tomorrow with falling temperatures and thunderstorms during the day Wednesday. Thanksgiving Day will bring temperatures in the 30's and snow showers. I expect a lot of news reports about airport delays by Wednesday night and Thursday. If the storm holds together as forecast, some holiday travelers may be spending Thanksgiving stuck in airports, bus terminals, or in their cars.