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February 16, 2014

3 to 6 inches of snow on way

STATE COLLEGE — STATE COLLEGE — AccuWeather meteorologists predict 3 to 6 inches of snow will fall tonight and Tuesday morning.

The snow system is expected to be relatively weak, said meteorologist Randy Adkins.

“The risk of having a foot of snow is minimal,” he said, and the total snowfall will likely be closer to 3 inches than 6.

“This is small potatoes compared to what happened a few days ago,” Adkins said Sunday.

After Tuesday, there will be milder weather through the end of the week, he said. However, “things are going to become colder again for the final week of February,” he said.

Looking to March, he expects temperatures to continue to be colder than normal across the Northeast.

While Adkins could not predict snowfall amounts, he said, “I don’t think we’re out of the woods at this point at all.”

So far, snowfall in the region has totaled 35.3 inches. This is 177 percent of the region’s average snowfall, which is 19.9 inches, Adkins said. The readings came from AccuWeather’s measuring station in Selinsgrove.

Of those 35.3 inches, 11.9 of them were added last week.

The most recent storms “definitely increased things a bit,” Adkins said.

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