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National Weather Service:
Winter Storm Warning




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Current Conditions
Wilkes Barre, PA
Conditions as of 6:54 PM
Clear
Temperature: 18°
Wind: NW 5 mph
Dew point:
Pressure:30.22 in.
Wind chill:11°
Humidity: 52%
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Observed at: Avoca, PA
Forecast for Wilkes Barre (18702)
Winter Storm Warning in effect from 4 PM Sunday to 4 PM EST Monday...
Saturday
partlycloudy
Partly Cloudy
H 21° / L 14°
Sunday
snow
Snow
H 28° / L 19°
Monday
snow
Snow
H 23° / L -4°
Tuesday
partlycloudy
Partly Cloudy
H 16° / L 10°
Wednesday
chancesnow
Chance of Snow
H 36° / L 18°
Saturday

Partly Cloudy. High: 21 °F. Wind NW 10 - 16 mph. Windchill: -5 °F.

Saturday Night

Mostly Cloudy. Mostly Cloudy. Low: 14 °F. Wind WNW 4 mph. 20% chance of precipitation (water equivalent of 0.00 in). Windchill: -13 °F.

Sunday

Snow. High: 28 °F. Wind SSW 2 - 5 mph. 80% chance of precipitation (water equivalent of 0.02 in). Windchill: 19 °F.

Sunday Night

Snow. Low: 19 °F. Wind East 7 mph. 100% chance of precipitation (water equivalent of 0.50 in). Windchill: 12 °F.

Monday

Snow. High: 23 °F. Wind WNW 14 - 18 mph. 100% chance of precipitation (water equivalent of 0.22 in). Windchill: -4 °F.

Monday Night

Fog. Low: -4 °F. Wind NW 15 - 18 mph. 30% chance of precipitation (water equivalent of 0.02 in). Windchill: -23 °F.

Tuesday

Partly Cloudy. High: 16 °F. Wind WSW 6 - 9 mph. Windchill: -9 °F.

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy. Low: 10 °F. Wind SW 5 mph. Windchill: -10 °F.

Wednesday

Chance of Snow. Partly Cloudy. High: 36 °F. Wind SW 7 mph. 50% chance of precipitation (water equivalent of 0.04 in). Windchill: 14 °F.

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy. Partly Cloudy. Low: 18 °F. Wind NW 7 mph. 20% chance of precipitation (trace amounts). Windchill: 6 °F.

 
 
UV Index
  
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Almanac
Key: T = Trace of precipitation; MM = data not available
January 31, 2015
Normal high:34° Record high:63° (1916)
Normal low:19° Record low:-7° (1948)
Sunrise:7:15 AM Moon Rise: 2:41 PM
Sunset:5:18 PM Moon Set: 4:35 AM
Complete weather almanac

 
Astronomy
Sunrise:07:15 AM (EST) Moon Rise:02:41 PM (EST)1/31
Sunset:05:18 PM (EST) Moon Set:04:35 AM (EST)1/31
Moon Phase
Jan. 31 Feb. 03 Feb. 11 Feb. 18 Feb. 25

... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 4 PM Sunday to 4 PM EST
Monday...

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for heavy snow... which is in effect from 4 PM Sunday to
4 PM EST Monday.

* Locations... the Wyoming and Lackawanna valleys of northeast
Pennsylvania... including the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Metro
area... as well as adjacent sections of the Pocono plateau.

* Hazards... heavy snow... as well as the potential for a period of
sleet and freezing rain.

* Accumulations... storm total snowfall of 8 to 12 inches. The
greatest amounts will be found over the higher elevations to the
north and east of Scranton. Somewhat lower snowfall totals are
possible in areas where sleet and freezing rain are most
persistent Monday morning. A tenth to a quarter of an inch ice
accretion may also occur Monday morning over portions of the
region.

* Timing... steady light snow will overspread the region during the
late afternoon and early evening hours on Sunday... generally
between 4 and 8 PM. The heaviest snow will fall from late Sunday
night through midday Monday... when snowfall rates of 1 to 2
inches per hour are possible. For areas along and south of
Interstate 84... snow could change over to sleet and freezing
rain for a time early Monday morning. The most likely time frame
for this change over will be from about 4 to 10 am. Snow will
gradually taper off by mid to late afternoon on Monday.

* Temperatures... mostly in the 20s through early Monday... then
falling into the teens by Monday afternoon.

* Winds... northeast 5 to 10 mph.

* Impacts... slippery travel conditions from snow covered roads and
walkways.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow...
sleet... and ice are expected or occurring. This will make travel
very hazardous or impossible.

Please report snowfall and/or ice amounts to the National Weather
Service by calling toll free at 1-888-603-1402... or by email at
bgm.Stormreport@noaa.Gov.






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