Thursday, February 7, 2013
A winter storm could bring up to 16 inches of snow before it's over, says the National Weather Service.
Thursday, February 7
The National Weather Service says a winter storm will bring snow, sleet and rain to Macungie and Lower Mac Friday into early Saturday morning. The major impact will be in New England where a nor'easter-type storm could bring blizzard conditions and almost a foot of snow. The National Weather Service is predicting 6 to 16 inches of snow for this storm and WFMZ predicts 6 to 12 inches for the Lehigh Valley. Snow should develop Friday morning, then mix with or change to sleet and rain from southeast to northwest. Snow could be heavy at times later Friday afternoon and Friday night, the Weather Service says. "Very hazardous travel is expected for the evening commute and well into the night with visibility down to one quarter mile at times," …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Snow geese flock to field in Lower Macungie Township, causing those in passing vehicles to pull over and gawk.
Simply put, they were car-stoppers. A major gaggle of unapologetic snow geese kept coming and coming and coming late Thursday afternoon to create quite a spectacle in a Lower Macungie Township field. It was like the scene out of Hitchcock's "The Birds," only more controlled and totally uninterested -- fortunately -- in attacking humans. Cars alone were the victims of the sheer number of geese. Area car washes will benefit. Many probably heard and then could see a sizable flock overhead in the Trexlertown area. Anyone who cared to further investigate or continued home in the area of Mill Creek, Spring Creek or Lower Macungie roads found an even more astounding scene as the countless number of birds had settled in a cut cornfield between the…
Saturday, December 29, 2012
After a slow start, snow piled up to drop a few inches and make roads slippery.
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- Tad Miller
Saturday, December 29, 2012
With most people not working on Saturday, the snowfall that we woke to provided most of us with something to watch on a lazy morning into the afternoon. The snow was light to begin with, but by late morning picked up in intensity and had dropped about 2 inches into the early afternoon. Accumulation is expected to be 3 to 5 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Snow is expected to taper off this evening. Although some outerlying areas were reporting accidents, mostly on secondary roads, none was reported in the Macungie, Lower Macungie or Alburtis areas by 2 p.m.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Will it be six more weeks of winter, or will Punxsutawney Phil climb out of the burrow?
UPDATE: Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter. How accurate will Phil’s weather prediction be for 2012? Make sure to take the Patch Poll below! ORIGINAL POST: On Feb. 2 of each year, according to tradition, the world’s most famous groundhog announces whether or not winter will soon end by either climbing out of his western Pennsylvania burrow, or retreating back to bed. If this is any indicator, I’m guessing that Punxsutawney Phil will not only leave his hole in the ground, but will likely set out a lawn chair and enjoy the early spring. But how did a groundhog graduate to meteorologist? Here are a few little-known facts about : 1. The first Groundhog Day was celebrated in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania in 1886…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Ok, the holiday is now officially over...
1. Weather: ...but winter is certainly settling in. The National Weather Service forecast for our area says we could see some snow showers today. Otherwise, It'll be partly sunny and blustery with a high near a chilly 28 degrees. Brr. 2. In Case You Missed It: Check out our year in review: Images of 2011. 3. Quote of the Day: "Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home." -- Edith Sitwell 4. Coming Up: Is Domino's Pizza doing something different? Alyssa Warner sure thinks so. 5. Today in History: On this day in 1521, Pope Leo X issued the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem, which excommunicated Martin Luther from the Catholic Church. …