The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Latest News

March 23, 2013

More snow predicted: Forecast says storm could bring totals of 4-8 inches

JOHNSTOWN — The lion continues to roar as more bad weather is expected.

March is not expected to go out like a lamb, according to AccuWeather.com meteorologist Andy Mussoline.

“It’s going to be a painfully slow exit out of winter,” Mussoline said. “Mother Nature is pretty much throwing any normality out this month.”

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for counties including Cambria and Somerset tonight until Monday afternoon with 4 to 8 inches of snow expected, he said.

The highs today will be 32 degrees with lows in the mid-20s.

The snow will arrive courtesy of a storm system moving across the Southern Plains that has dumped a half-foot or more of snow from Denver to Dayton, Ohio.

Residents should expect some power outages as the snow will be heavy enough to snap trees and branches and bring down power lines, he said.

“The Monday morning commute is going to be ugly,” Mussoline said.

It’s been a cold March.

Temperatures this month have on average been 5.5 degrees below normal.

The temperatures last March were 14.2 degrees above normal.

“In contrast, it’s been a brutally cold month,” Mussoline said.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat e-edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News
Poll

What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

     View Results
Order Photos


Photo Slideshow

House Ads