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Old 04-08-2009, 10:36 AM
 
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Megan,

If you want snow...move to Erie, PA. They get an average of 80 inches a year, and the outskirts get double that amount on average.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:42 PM
 
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The South Central part of the state (York, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Adams) gets less than half the amount of snow of the northwest section of the state per year (34" versus 88").
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:57 AM
 
Location: Wasilla
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Hi Megan Fancy meeting ya on this thread!
Hubby and I came from PA - born and bred there. We were from around the Somerset/Laurel Highlands area and we only had about 5 weeks of ridable snowmachine snow the past few years in a row. Not enough on the ground until end of January........hence kind of why we headed north to the great land.
I would definitely say the Erie area gets more snow, due to the lake effects. Probably the closest place similar to what you're used to. Also a beach on the lake there to enjoy.........pretty populated tho. If I went back, it's an area I'd consider.
Hope that helped!
Dawn
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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We had a little more snow the last 2 days. Our total for the season at the airport is just under 146 inches. But the Seawolves played baseball yesterday evening (April 8)!
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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we get over 242 inches in conneautville-drifts over my head and to the top of the garage and it stays all winter until may-never melts.
and edinboro is really bad,too.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:42 PM
 
Location: The Flagship City and Vacation in the Paris of Appalachia
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we get over 242 inches in conneautville-drifts over my head and to the top of the garage and it stays all winter until may-never melts.
and edinboro is really bad,too.
This is a complete exaggeration and while Conneautville is in the snow belt like several other places, the snow melts well before May. The average high in March is 43 and in April the average high is 57, so I find it hard to believe that the snow doesn't melt until May. Heck the high in February is above freezing so with a little sun you could even have melting in February. Also, the average snowfall in Conneautville is about 100 inches so 242 is highly unusual.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Connea...nsylvania.html
Average Weather for Conneautville, PA - Temperature and Precipitation
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Berwick, Penna.
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In the eastern half of the state, we have to worry more about storms moving northward along the Atlantic Coast (what is sometimes referred to as a "Nor'easter") than about storms from the west. These can drop a good deal of snow -- up to two feet -- when conditions are "right"? but it doesn't happen that often; I can remember only about three in the past twenty years.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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we get over 242 inches in conneautville-drifts over my head and to the top of the garage and it stays all winter until may-never melts.
OK .... I know Conneautville has it bad compared with the immediate lake shore, but snow stays all winter? And until May?

242 inches???? Seriously??? Are you sure you haven't converted to centimeters?

Uh-uh.

Check this out:

Conneautville, PA Weather
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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I grew up in Corry and I can vouch for their snowfall. Compared to Corry, Erie gets fairly little snow. It's mostly because the weather wafts off the lake and goes over Erie dumping on the higher-elevation Corry area. Growing up we often measured snowfall in feet, not even bothering with inches. I like the snow but some people can't take it. We tend to get the bulk of our snowfall in single storms that dump large amounts of snow in a fairly short amount of time.

If you like winter sports, there's a little ski resort called Peek n Peak in nearby Findley Lake, NY.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA
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This map gives you a general idea of what the yearly averages are. The higher amounts (no surprise) are near Lake Erie due to Lake Effect Snows and the Allegheny Mts. in South Western PA.

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/ctp/features...AnnualSnow.jpg

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