Snow Forecast This Weekend at Gettysburg College

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief

Exam season may be heating up, but Gettysburg is cooling down – with snow in the forecast for Saturday. The National Weather Service (NWS) in State College is predicting temperatures to fall into the mid-20’s overnight tonight and for snow to begin as early as 5 a.m. Saturday morning.

NWS forecasters predict anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow to fall in Gettysburg throughout the daytime and evening hours Saturday. Saturday’s forecast high temperature is 34 degrees.

Probabilistic maximum snowfall amounts for our region. (Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service)

Probabilistic maximum snowfall amounts for our region. (Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service)

This storm would mark the first accumulating snowfall of the season in Gettysburg following an unseasonably warm fall.

College officials say they are planning their response.

“With the chance of inclement weather forecasted for Saturday, as is the case throughout the winter months, the College will be monitoring and tracking developments,” said Carina Sitkus, Senior Assistant Director of Communications. “Depending on conditions as they develop, we will determine an appropriate response, with the safety of our community always being the priority.”

Additional flurries are forecast for Sunday, with skies remaining partly to mostly cloudy throughout the entirety of next week.

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Author: Jamie Welch

Jamie Welch '18 served as editor-in-chief of The Gettysburgian from May 2016 to May 2018. Jamie also served as the webmaster and as a staff writer for the features and news sections. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Business. Follow him on Twitter @welchjamesk.

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