Region 3 – Appalachians

 Region 3 Forecast : Appalachians | November 2015 – October 2016

 SUMMARY: Winter will be colder than normal, with precipitation slightly below normal. The coldest period will be in the middle part of January, with other cold periods in mid- and late December and early February. Snowfall will be near normal in Pennsylvania and above normal elsewhere in the region, with the snowiest periods in late December, mid- and late January, and early and mid-February.

April and May will have near-normal temperatures and be slightly rainier than usual.

Summer will be slightly cooler, with the hottest periods in mid-June and early and late August, and rainier than normal.

September and October will be much warmer than normal, with slightly above-normal rainfall.


NOV. 2015: Temp. 43° (1° below avg.); precip. 3.5” (avg.) – 1st–2nd: Sunny. 3rd–8th: Rainy periods; warm, then cool. 9th–11th: Sunny, cold. 12th–19th: Rain, then flurries, cold. 20th–27th: A few showers, mild. 28th–30th: Snow showers, cold.

DEC. 2015: Temp. 35° (3° below avg. north, 1° above south); precip. 2.5” (0.5” below avg.) – 1st–3rd: Sunny, mild. 4th–10th: Periods of rain and snow north, showers south. 11th–13th: Sunny, mild. 14th–19th: Snow showers, cold. 20th–23rd: Sunny, cold. 24th–26th: Snowstorm. 27th–31st: Rain, then sunny, cold.

JAN. 2016: Temp. 27° (3° below avg.); precip. 2.5” (0.5” below avg.) – 1st–5th: Sunny; cold, then mild. 6th–13th: Snow showers, then flurries, very cold. 14th–17th: Periods of rain and snow. 18th–26th: Snow showers, very cold. 27th–31st: Rain and snow showers, turning quite mild.

FEB. 2016: Temp. 32° (2° above avg.); precip. 3.5” (1” above avg.) – 1st–4th: Rain to snow, then sunny, cold. 5th–7th: Rain to snow. 8th–10th: Flurries, cold. 11th–15th: Rainy periods, mild. 16th–22nd: Snow, then showers, mild. 23rd–29th: Rain to snow, then sunny, cold.

MAR. 2016: Temp. 38° (2° below avg.); precip. 2.5” (0.5” below avg.) – 1st–5th: Snow showers, cold north; showers, turning mild south. 6th–9th: Showers, mild. 10th–17th: Snowy periods north, showers south; chilly. 18th–20th: Wet snow, then sunny, cold. 21st–29th: A few showers, cool. 30th–31st: Rain and snow.

APR. 2016: Temp. 49° (1° below avg.); precip. 1.5” (1” below avg.) – 1st–13th: A couple of showers; cool, then warm. 14th–25th: Showers, cool. 26th–30th: Sunny, cool.

MAY 2016: Temp. 61° (1° above avg.); precip. 6” (2” above avg.) – 1st–4th: Showers, cool. 5th–13th: Rain, then sunny, turning hot. 14th–20th: T-storms, then sunny, cool. 21st–23rd: Rainy, cool. 24th–28th: Sunny, warm. 29th–31st: T-storms, hot.

JUNE 2016: Temp. 68° (1° above avg.); precip. 4.5” (0.5” above avg.) – 1st–5th: Sunny north, t-storms south. 6th–10th: Rainy periods, cool. 11th–25th: Scattered t-storms, very warm. 26th–30th: Sunny, nice.

JULY 2016: Temp. 71° (2° below avg.); precip. 5.5” (2” above avg.) – 1st–8th: T-storms, then sunny, cool. 9th–16th: T-storms, then sunny, cool. 17th–21st: T-storms, then sunny, cool. 22nd–28th: Daily t-storms, humid. 29th–31st: Sunny north, t-storms south; cool.

AUG. 2016: Temp. 71° (avg.); precip. 2.5” (1” below avg.) – 1st–4th: Sunny, hot. 5th–9th: T-storms, then sunny, cool. 10th–16th: Scattered t-storms, warm. 17th–19th: Sunny, cool. 20th–26th: T-storms, then sunny, cool. 27th–31st: Sunny, very warm.

SEPT. 2016: Temp. 67° (3° above avg.); precip. 3.5” (avg.) – 1st–3rd: Sunny, hot. 4th–8th: T-storms, then sunny, warm. 9th–14th: Scattered t-storms, warm. 15th–18th: Sunny, cool. 19th–23rd: Showers, then sunny, warm. 24th–30th: Scattered showers, warm.

OCT. 2016: Temp. 58° (5° above avg.); precip. 4” (1” above avg.) – 1st–6th: T-storms, then sunny, cool. 7th–16th: Sunny north, showers south; mild. 17th–24th: Rain, then sunny, warm. 25th–31st: Rain, then sunny, cool.