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Eleanor K. McMichael, of Bellmawr, GCHS Alum

Should we expect snow in Philadelphia this winter?



If the weather forecast is to be believed, this winter in Philadelphia will pleasantly surprise us with winter temperatures that are different from last year's season. The total number of days with precipitation during the season will be small - no more than 22 days, with half of being snow. The average temperature for the season will be 37°F, slightly cooler than the previous winter. True winter weather will begin around mid-December when temperatures first reach of 37°F.


The first month of winter will be warmer than last year’swith an average temperature of about 39°F, and during the first half of December, thermometer will range from 27 to 52 degrees. Christmas will not feature cold, snowy weather, and temperatures on December 25 will reach 54°F, which may be quite disappointing for people who do enjoy cold and snowy weather during this period. Few days with precipitation are expected this month, no more than 11days in total.

The January 2024 forecast calls for a mid-winter cold snap. The average temperature for the month will hover around 32°F. The warmest day will be January 2 with a temperature of 55°F, and the coldest day will be January 14 when the thermometer will drop to dramatic 16°F. The length of the day will gradually increase by the end of the month up to 10 hours. There will be little precipitation in January, but you can still expect light snowfall throughout the month.

The forecast for February 2024 promises rather cool weather. The average temperature will be around 37°F, which is cooler than last winter's February. A small amount of precipitation will diversify the weather picture of the month, mainly in the period from February 5 to 18 in the form of snow, with light rain possible for the rest of the month.


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