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Major Winter Storm For Pennsylvania Continues Through Thursday Morning

Matt Slocum
Associated Press

A major winter storm is bringing heavy snow and sleet to Pennsylvania. Winter storm warnings continue through Thursday morning for most of the state.

"The worst of the storm is actually going to be Wednesday night into early Thursday morning," said Marisa Ferger, a meteorologist at Penn State. "It’s going to make for some very dangerous travel. So if you do have to drive, I would suggest doing it earlier in the day because it is going to be falling very fast and very hard."

The storm's total snowfall could reach a foot or more in a vast swath of Pennsylvania. State College, for example, could see a year’s worth of snow in one day.

"Last year, State College, for the entire season, only saw 13.2 inches of snow," Ferger says. "We have a chance of beating an entire season’s worth of snow with this one storm."

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a winter weather emergency proclamation yesterday in advance of the storm.

Kristine Allen is Program Director of WPSU-FM. She also files feature stories for WPSU on the arts, culture, science, and more. When she's not at WPSU, Kris enjoys playing folk fiddle, acting, singing and portrait-sketching. She is also a self-confessed "science geek." Kris started working in public radio in college, at age 17, and says she "just couldn't stop."