Posted by on February 22, 2021 3:14 am

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We’ve got another – maybe the last for the season? – snowstorm on the way to Schuylkill County on Monday.

While this won’t be a major storm, it’ll be enough to disrupt the start of your week.

And really, after the February we’ve had here in the coal region, it’s enough already, right?

Another Snowstorm for Schuylkill County – Here’s How Much We’re Getting

So, the big questions around this next round of snow are, of course, when is it starting and how much are we getting?

But first, it’s important to note that the high temperature is expected to reach 35 on Monday, so we could be looking at a little bit of rain mixing in with the snow.

Timing

Let’s start with the timing of the storm.

National Weather Service says rain and snow will be here before 3 p.m. on Monday. Rain and snow showers may persist through the late-afternoon.

NWS put out this map showing when the heaviest of the snow may fall over Schuylkill County:

While the NWS forecast shows the storm here between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., the three popular weather models (GFS, Euro, and NAM) all show the storm arriving slightly later.

Regardless, it sounds like the middle to end of your day is shot on account of the snow.

How Much Snow?

So, now for the big question: How much snow are we getting?

As of now – we say that because these forecasts tend to change quite a bit, even in the hours prior to a storm – NWS forecasts between 3-7 inches of snow for Schuylkill County.

A map released by National Weather Service on Sunday shows Pottsville getting between 3-4 inches of snow on Monday:

nws snow total february 22 pennsylvania

The GFS weather model shows us getting the lower end of the 3-7 estimate, with some parts of Schuylkill County only getting about 2 inches:

gfs snow total february 22 pennsylvania

The Euro shows much of central and eastern Schuylkill County getting about 5 inches of snow from the storm:

euro snow total february 22 pennsylvania

The NAM model also shows about 5 inches across the same areas of Schuylkill County, with a little less in the west:

nam snow total february 22 pennsylvania

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