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NWS Says 18-24″ Likely Across Most of Schuylkill County

big snow totals final forecast schuylkill county pennsylvania december 16

big snow totals final forecast schuylkill county pennsylvania december 16

National Weather Service believes anywhere between 18-24 inches of snow will fall across Schuylkill County from late Wednesday morning through very early Thursday morning.

On Tuesday, weather forecasters altered their forecast on this impending snowstorm just a little bit, moving the heaviest expected bands of snow north Schuylkill County. Earlier in the day, experts believed the heaviest snow would fall in counties just to the south and east of Schuylkill.

Schuylkill County Set for 18-24 Inches of Snow from December Nor’easter

But according to the latest snow total map from NWS, it shows the heaviest (in red on the map) snow over much of Schuylkill County. That means NWS believes we could see anywhere between 18 inches and 2 feet of snow by the time the storm ends on Thursday morning.

Some areas in extreme southwestern and south central Schuylkill County could see a little less snow than other places. Regardless, they’re still in line for 12-18 inches.

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At times, snow could fall at a rate of between 2-4 inches per hour during the storm. Wind gusts, mostly in the evening and at night, could reach 35 mph. That poses a series of other dangers, like power outages.

Nor’easter Timing – Schuylkill County

Outside of how much snow to expect is the question of when to expect it.

NWS says the accumulating snow from this December nor’easter may not reach Schuylkill County until around 2 p.m. Wednesday. So, if you’ve got to get anywhere today, do it early. While they say 2 p.m., if it comes sooner than expected, it could leave you dealing with increasingly treacherous travel conditions.

big noreaster schuylkill county december 16 timing

Snow will stick around for a while, through the night and into the early hours of Thursday morning. Snow showers can persist into late-morning or early afternoon on Thursday.

But before we go …

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NAM Model

Now, if you really want to freak out about a potential big snowstorm today, check out the infamous NAM weather model. Apparently, if you listen to some top meteorologists, this NAM model is often inaccurate. But just for s***s and giggles, we’ll post it here. This is the NAM snowfall prediction map:

NAM weather model december noreaster schuylkill county

Send Us Your Snow Pics!

We’re leaning on our readers to provide some epic photos of the snow storm as it dumps on Schuylkill County on Wednesday. Use our handy little form below to share the conditions in your area.

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