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  1. 6/10-6/11 Heavy Rain Observations

    1.19" of rain so far today in East Nantmeal Twp and continues to rain moderate to heavy at times temp 56.1
  2. Last 3 Months Weather Summary article

    Hey guys, Attached for those interested is my latest article for the local East Nantmeal Paper with weather highlights for NW Chester County PA over the last 3 months Hello again from Paul at The Northwest Chester County PA Weather Station (www.chescowx.com) here in beautiful East Nantmeal Township. Be sure to follow me on twitter at Twitter as I am tweeting multiple daily climate reports, forecast updates and weather photos for our fair Township. When I wrote my last article, we were just finishing the 1st 10 days of March and in the midst of what would be the snowiest March in Chester County history. We had just had an 11.5” snowstorm on the 6th and 7th and this was followed up with the 4th largest snowstorm in County history going back to 1894 with 13.5” of snow falling on the 21st and 22nd of March for the 1st day of spring. The largest March snowstorm on record was the 19” of snow that fell on March 20, 1958. going all the way back to 1894! Overall for the month we finished up with 30.6” of snow, this crushed the old March Chester County snowfall record of 27.1” set way back in 1914. Overall March finished at 2.4 degrees below our normal temperature of 40.4 degrees. Our total precipitation including melted snow ended up at 5.15” which was 0.61” above normal. April continued the cold stretch with our 5th of the last 6 months dating back to November 2017 having below normal temperatures, this included our last snow event of the year when 2.5” of snow fell on April 2nd. This brought our seasonal 2017-18 snow total up to 58.5” of snow which is over 22” above our normal seasons snowfall here in East Nantmeal of 36.4.” Our total snowfall this year represents the 12th snowiest winter in Chester County PA history back to 1894. My fearless winter forecast back in the fall predicted 50” of snow so with our record snowy March we ended up with even more than I had predicted. Of interest 4 of the top 12 snowiest winters have occurred in Chester County in just the last 15 years. Our last freezing temperature was recorded on April 21st this was the 98th below freezing reading during the winter season. We average 113 such days in a normal winter. May saw a major pattern change from our cold pattern noted during most of the winter with the notable exception of February (our 2nd warmest February on record). During May we even experienced our first 90 degree reading of the year on the 3rd when we hit 90.3 degrees. The month was warm and also wet with the month finishing at 65.3 degrees or 4.6 degrees above normal and also with the 6.31” of rain almost 2” above normal. This wet pattern has continued into early June with rain falling on the 1st five days of the month. YTD rainfall through June 7th stands at 26.99” which is 5.59” above normal – this is great news for our Township farmers. Going forward I expect most of June to remain relatively cool and wet but look for much drier and warmer weather as we move into mid and late summer. Weather always does have a way of balancing out. While it will clearly get warm during the next few months be sure to keep in mind that despite what you will see reported on local news outlets of upwards of 25 plus days that exceed the 90-degree mark at the Philadelphia airport…do not expect such readings here in the relatively high elevations of East Nantmeal Township. We average only about 5 such days here, in fact in the last 15 years we have had 3 years (2004, 2014 and 2015) with not one day that hit the 90 mark and only 1 such day last year here in NW Chester County. I hope all of you have a great summer! If you have any questions, please visit my website, follow me on twitter and send me an email. Until next time –All the best! Paul “Some are weather-wise, some are otherwise” Ben Franklin
  3. 6/1-6/4 Heavy rain, flash flooding threat

    0.40" of rain so far today and 2.13" over the past 3 days...temp has been slipping most of the PM now down to 52.0 and still a steady rain falling
  4. 6/1-6/4 Heavy rain, flash flooding threat

    Heavy rain most of the evening up to 1.35" this evening and 1.45" for the day. YTD rain now at 25.95" here in Chester County PA which is 5.04" above normal
  5. High today 68.8 Low 55.7 which was a bit over 2 degrees below normal. However, nothing like back in 1927 here in Chester County PA - when we recorded our latest freezing temperature of the winter season (in spring) when the AM low hit 32 degrees
  6. May 14-19 Neverevereverever Ending Rain OBS & Pcpn Totals

    Couple nice drone shots over NW Chester County this evening after our 9th straight day of measurable rainfall with 4.95" falling over that period,
  7. May 14-19 Neverevereverever Ending Rain OBS & Pcpn Totals

    Here in East Nantmeal PA - 0.78" of rain so far today - our 8th straight day with measurable rain with 4.79" falling during that time. YTD we are now up to 23.30" which is 4.24" above normal through today.
  8. May 14-19 Neverevereverever Ending Rain OBS & Pcpn Totals

    1.34" so far today here in East Nantmeal PA with 3.99" over the past 6 days - WXSIM shows another 2.50" by early Monday morning - our local farmers are mighty happy. Especially after so many of them told me they never saw a slower start to growing season in this area than this year
  9. May 14-19 Neverevereverever Ending Rain OBS & Pcpn Totals

    1.16" of rain since midnight and up to 3.81" over last 6 days here in East Nantmeal Township
  10. May 14-19 Neverevereverever Ending Rain OBS & Pcpn Totals

    2.34" over past 5 days here in East Nantmeal Chester County Pa 5/12 - 0.69 5/13 - 0.82 5/14 - 0.30 5/15 - 0.51 5/16 - 0.02
  11. 5/16 Another Run @ 90F This Time With Possibly Severe Storms

    Currently just 65.5 down in Sea Isle City NJ with the chilly ocean water doing it's thing...while back inland here in NW Chester County PA 82.7 and a dew point of 72. Watch for strong to near severe storms to enter the NW part of East Nantmeal Twp by around 530pm
  12. Mother's Day weekend Enhanced risk and Heavy rainfall

    0.63" so far this evening and 1.48" over past 2 days - steady rain continues here in NW Chester County Pa
  13. The 90s Club June 17th-19th. Tom Cheering It On.

    1st 90 here in the peaks of the Welsh Mountain Anticline in NW Chesco -high was 90.3 matches the total number of 90+ days last year of one.
  14. Temperature/Obs/Boring Weather Discussion

    Quite the difference from lower spots just down the road like iceman56 - only 32.4 yesterday AM and 39.7 this AM....we will end the season with 98 below freezing days vs. normal of 113 such days. Today's splits were 65.6/39.7 still (0.8) below normal. 18 of 22 days below normal so far this month overall we are averaging 4.3 degrees below our 35 year climate normal here in Chester County. Our current average temperature for April stands at 45.8 this - this will obviously go up with 8 days still left in the month but our current average is 2.1 degrees lower than any April recorded in the last 35 years. Either way we will finish warmer than at least the top 3 Aprils in Chester County recorded weather history back to 1894 with 1975 (44.4) / 1940 (44.7) and 1907 (45.8) all colder.
  15. Temperature/Obs/Boring Weather Discussion

    Today was our 39th below normal day over last 47 days - Hi/Lo 51.8/32.8. There is a freeze warning tonight but I expect higher spots like East Nantmeal will stay just above freezing - some lower valley locations will get to or below freezing. Last sub 32 chance of year!
  16. APR 14-16 OBS - Summer to Shank to Swamp

    Just a wee bit of difference from the shore to inland today....no summer down here in Sea Isle city with 58 degrees while back in Chester County low 80's...what's 24 degrees among friends?
  17. Temperature/Obs/Boring Weather Discussion

    just a coating....here in East Nantmeal just a little ready for spring!! This is the worst spring in my memory!
  18. Temperature/Obs/Boring Weather Discussion

    Steady light snow all evening temp at 34.6
  19. Temperature/Obs/Boring Weather Discussion

    Flurries in NW Chesco temp 41.9 DP 23.0
  20. Post Easter Rain to snow event 4/2

    Final tally was 2.5" - higher spots in Chesco moving toward the 60" seasonal mark - will need 1 more event to get us there
  21. Post Easter Rain to snow event 4/2

    2.3" and big flakes still falling in East Nantmeal Twp Temp 33.1
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  23. Visual obs / Map location overlays

    13.5" in East Nantmeal Thanks! Paul
  24. 2017/2018 Seasonal snowfall totals

    Seasonal Snow to Date: 55.7" (including snowiest March on record 30.3" and now the 14th snowiest season at 55.7") database (1894 to Present) 12/9 (5.0") 12/13 (1.3") 12/15 (1.3") 12/25 (0.3") 12/30 (3.8") 1/4 (3.5") 1/16 (0.3") 1/17 (1.8") 1/30 (1.3") 2/4 (0.5") 2/7 (0.5") 2/17 (5.8") 3/2 (3.3") 3/7 (11.5") 3/13 (2.0") 3/21 (13.5")
  25. So With the 13.5" of snow that fell from this last storm we are now up to 30.3" for the month here in Chester County Pa. This surpassed the old March record for monthly snow which was the 27.1" set way back in 1914 local records (1894 to present). Also of note the 13.5" storm represents the 4th largest March snowstorm in our history with the top 3 being - 3/20/58 - 19.0" / 3/14/93 - 16.1" and 3/11/1907 - 13.7". This month also marks the 1st time we have experienced 2 individual snowstorms that have exceeded the 10" mark during the month of March...with the storm on the 6th/7th of 11.5" making this reality. Overall our seasonal total is now up to 55.7". This is the 14th snowiest season in Chester County in our 125 seasons of record. Top 15 being 1) 1898-99 (95.0") 2) 2009-10 (86.6") 3) 1995-96 (81.9") 4) 2013-14 (80.0") 5) 1904-05 (79.7") 6) 1909-10 (76.8") 7) 1906-07 (71.8") 8) 2002-03 (61.0") 9) 1977-78 (59.8") 10) 1986-87 (59.3") 11) 1893-94 (59.2") 12) 1957-58 (58.0") 13) 1966-67 (57.0") 14) 2017-18 (55.7")
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