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to the Pennsylvania State Climatologist Home Page. The goal of the State Climatologist office is to provide the most accurate and complete climatological data available for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This data is presented in several different ways to allow the user maximum flexibility for searching our archives. Throughout the various sections of our page, there are help files to explain how to navigate the pages, and explain the data within them. We here at the State Climatologist office hope that you find our page a useful resource tool. As this page is ever evolving, please make sure to visit periodically for new additions.
Latest Updates
September 2nd, 2014 - An archive of PA "Blurbs" from the home page is now located in our features section or by clicking here.

March 13th, 2013 - Want to see an old newsletter? Visit our "Pennsylvania Observer" archive in our features section or by clicking here.

August 1st, 2012 - Summaries of Pennsylvania weather for each month will now be available in the PA Blurb section of the home page located beneath the Daily Almanac.

Daily Almanac - September 23, 2014
City Normal
High
Normal
Low
Now
ALLENTOWN 72 5059
ERIE 69 5362
JOHNSTOWN 66 4852
MIDDLETOWN 73 5361
PHILADELPHIA 75 5862
PITTSBURGH 71 5156
SCRANTON 70 4956
UNIVERSITY PARK 69 5055
WILLIAMSPORT 71 5057

PA Blurb - August 2014

For the first time since 2000, there have been no reports of maximum temperatures at or above 100F in Pennsylvania during the summer and in State College, the maximum temperature only rose to or above 80F on 4 occasions, the fewest on record dating to 1887. It was also one of the top 10 wettest summers (Jun-Jul-Aug) on record in a swath from the Pittsburgh metro area to the central mountains. Temperatures averaged between 1 and 4 degrees below normal making it the coolest August in the central and eastern counties since either 1992 or 1994. Severe weather was infrequent due to the cooler conditions with only one tornado reported and a handful of wind and hail occurrences. The regular rains, with only a dozen counties averaging below normal rainfall in August - mainly in the southeast section, were helpful for maturing crops, but also led to an unusual concentration of gnats in many parts of the Commonwealth.

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