Long-range forecast says Philly in for a snowy winter


The weather outside has been frightful, but will the winter be delightful? 

Chief Forecaster Elliot Abrams has been at Accu-Weather for almost a half century and says this winter could be a bad one for the Philadelphia region especially when it comes to snowfall.

“Our prediction is in the 35 inch range which is almost double normal for the city, although the northern and western suburbs will often have double what you will get in Center City,” he said. 

Abrams says his prediction, depends a lot on what happens in the arctic, and that can’t be projected more than two or three weeks in advance.

“The fears that it’s going to be one arctic vortex after another or polar vortex probably not going to be all that bad,” he said. “There maybe more snow but if it’s not that cold it won’t last any length of time.”

But as for how things stand now it might be time to tune up that snowblower, or dust off your shovels.


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