Significant snowfall possible for York County next week
VIDEO: River ice patterns on the Susquehanna John Pavoncello, 717-505-5449/@Jpavoncello
Temperatures in York County are well above average this week, but a significant snowfall could be right around the corner.
John Banghoff, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said Wednesday, Feb. 6, that there is potential for snow early next week.
He said there is a system that could bring rain or snow into the area the Sunday night into Monday. Banghoff added that the rain and snow line is very close, so there is some uncertainty there.
After Monday, Banghoff said there is an indication of a storm setting up that could bring significant snowfall to the area.
“It really is too early to make a whole lot of definitive calls on what’s going to happen," he said Wednesday.
Temperatures for the rest of this week are expected to be above average, according to Banghoff.
Highs in the upper-40s to mid-50s are expected through Friday.
A cold front will drop temperatures into the 30s this weekend, Banghoff said.
Ice on the river: Recent cold weather has created heavy ice pack on the Susquehanna River below Wrightsville.
According to the National Weather Service, heavy ice pack was observed Friday, Feb. 1, from Safe Harbor Dam upriver to Turkey Hill. Above Turkey Hill, packed slush ice was observed to Chickies Creek.
At Marietta, the river flow was at 45.11 feet, just above the 44 foot action stage, on Wednesday, and it is expected to stay in the action stage through Saturday.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission boat launch along South Front Street in Wrightsville, along with the community playground and ball fields, were all under water on Wednesday.