U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-07-2017, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
1,126 posts, read 2,056,899 times
Reputation: 442

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by rainrock View Post
Historically yes. The Poconos would get significantly more snow than the Philly region but that hasnt been the case the past 10-15 years for whatever reason. Lehigh Valley + Poconos have been in somewhat of a snow drought with most of the big storms hitting the big cities along 95.

And I wouldnt say the NW Suburbs snowpack is only marginally better than the the city, its significantly more. We've had snowpack out in the suburbs that can last a month or more. The city acts as a heat island and the melt off is much quicker.

The general rain/sleet/snow cut off line is the PA Turnpike. In many cases you get a mix south of the turnpike whereas North of the turnpike remains all snow.
Yeah, I was talking more about snowfall than snowpack . . .
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-07-2017, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
4,920 posts, read 13,085,737 times
Reputation: 2643
Quote:
Originally Posted by Angus215 View Post
Yeah, I was talking more about snowfall than snowpack . . .

Bottom line. If you are looking to make a move to the Philadelphia area due to the snowfall you want to be in the NW suburbs or up in Chestnut Hill, not the city.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2017, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Phila
518 posts, read 936,689 times
Reputation: 636
I too lived in Rochester NY (depressing weather) for 11 yrs, as well as Schenectady And Syracuse, followed by stints in The Triangle NC.

Philly weather-wise is a moderate mix. There's more rain than I care for. I don't mind rain per se, but when it rains here it rains ALL day or for 2-3 sometimes more days at a time, which I find tiring. I prefer quick heavy downpours to all day rain.

It is pretty cold for most of Dec-Feb. Snow is variable. In my 7 yrs in NW philly area I'd say 3-4 of the winters had significant snow. The heat doesn't linger nearly as bad as in the south. It does get humid, but it's not bad by comparison and evenings cool down. Spring lasts a long time and fall is very pleasant.

As far as Wyncote. It's nice. I almost bought a house there when we moved here, but ended up in neighboring town, but be sure you check out the real estate taxes! The reason those houses are in the 200s is the high single to double digit RE taxes. You can find pockets with lesser taxes in Abington, Springfield and maybe Bucks co.

I'd highly recommend Chesntnut Hill, which was mentioned. Lived there for 4 yrs and planning on going back. Doylestown is nice too. You will get more snow in CH/wyncote....elevation is ~500 foot higher and tends to get more snow than CC. Lehigh Valley is pretty too, but only spent limited time up there, but Bethlehem seemed quaint.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2017, 02:48 PM
 
819 posts, read 397,286 times
Reputation: 683
Rochester transplant here as well. If you like crappy weather, thats pretty much the gold standard.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-09-2017, 11:02 AM
 
241 posts, read 203,240 times
Reputation: 337
I second Doylestown. It is the county seat and has a great downtown of it's own, tons of restaurants, great small town vibe. Lots of museums and culture. It's about an hour outside Philly. The reason it gets more snow is that it was built on a hill, the courthouse being at the pinnacle. You will notice walking around that it's all up and downhill like a small SF! This creates a micro-climate that catches more snow (precipitation). The weather is much more like Allentown than Philly.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top