Archive for category snow

PennDOT Offers Tips for Driving in the Snow

DUNMORE — With the temperatures dipping, and snow squalls popping up, driving conditions can become treacherous this time of year. This winter, the National Weather Service will send out snow squall warnings for the first time. PennDOT expects the warnings to be helpful. “What this will allow us to do is–especially if we know it’s only going to be a snow squall like they’re looking at over the next few days–we can begin to pinpoint our resources and get specific […]

People In The Poconos Preparing For The Snow

MONROE COUNTY — Snow is in the forecast and likely to start falling sometime tomorrow morning with the most expected in the Poconos. One to three inches are expected and that could make road conditions a little tricky. At the Lowe’s in Bartonsville, it’s beginning to look a lot like winter. The shovels and ice melt are out for an easy grab and go. Across Route 611, mom Samantha Garcia had not one but two grocery carts full of food. […]

Beyond the 7-day: watching mid next week

The well advertised cooler (read seasonal) air is moving in Tuesday night.  That much has been certain for quite some time now.  What has remained more elusive is the answer to the question “will the colder air come with snow”?  While there’s still no clear cut answer to that question, the long range weather maps started hinting at something today that I’d like to share. The image above shows jet stream level vorticity for this Saturday.  Vorticity is a measure […]

Beyond the 7-day: Looking for cold and snow

December starts Friday which marks the start of meteorological winter.  The Full Cold Moon rises on Sunday further exemplifying what December is all about.  It’s not our coldest or snowiest month on average (that’s January), but it traditionally marks the beginning of a cold and snowy stretch much to the delight of winter weather lovers… and chagrin of those who long for warm summer days.  The end of November and first days of December look rather warm.  Check out the […]

Bowling Alley Back Open After Roof Buckled Under Snow

WEST HAZLETON — A bowling alley in Luzerne County is back open after its roof appeared to buckle under the weight of last week’s snow. Everyone was forced out of the Bowl Arena in West Hazleton Friday night. People even got up onto the roof to help push off the snow off because it looked like it was about to cave in. On Monday, a structural engineer deemed the building safe, so the business reopened just in time for Tuesday’s […]

What a difference a year makes

Stormtracker 16 Meteorologist John Hickey Did you know that the WNEP backyard serves as the official spot for snow measurements for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport?  This came to be a couple of years ago when the National Weather Service office in Binghamton approached us with the offer.  Naturally, our band of weather geeks jumped at this opportunity!  When it snows, we give our friends at the Binghamton National Weather Service office a call to report how much snow has fallen for the […]

Searching for Signs of Spring in Snowy Damascus

DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP — It may not look like it, but it’s springtime in Damascus in Wayne County. “I didn’t really believe it because all the snow that’s here, doesn’t seem like it,” said 11-year old Madison Candela of Damascus. About a week ago, this area was slammed by a winter storm that dumped more than 30 inches of snow. “We had some kind neighbors help us. Our roof started buckling a little bit, so we had a roof rake, got […]

Melvin the Ram Found After Barn Collapses Under Heavy Snow

BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — Heavy snow piled on a barn roof in Union County caused the two-story structure to collapse over the weekend. Now a family is dealing with the loss of several barn animals and the burden of having to rebuild. Just a few weeks old, two lambs and dozens of other animals were inside a barn when the roof caved in and the building near Mifflinburg collapsed. “Everything that our life is was in that barn, and to see […]

Slammed By Snow In Susquehanna County

SUSQUEHANNA — In the borough of Susquehanna, Mother Nature dumped more than 30 inches of snow. “Crazy, absolutely crazy, too much, too much,” said Terry Irwin of Susquehanna, who spent the entire day using his snow thrower. Its taken days for folks to shovel and snow throw and plow their way out. “It’s too much, I’m tired already,” said Brandon Slater of Susquehanna. It’s been a frustrating time for Dwayne Acosta who says his driveway in Susquehanna borough has been […]

Blizzard Threatens Early End to Susquehanna Community Girls Basketball Team State Championship Run

The Susquehanna Community Sabers are coming off their first win at states in school history. Then the blizzard happened. Our cameras got as far north as Forest City, but Susquehanna was just not doable. Head coach Errol Mannick took a break from shoveling his driveway just to Facetime with us. “The challenge for us is obviously we’re not going to get in the gym,” Mannick said. “So that part you just kind of have to accept. The challenge for us […]