February Thaw Headed Our Way

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Subzero temperatures created beautiful winter scenes like these along Starrucca Creek near the village of Brandt in Susquehanna County yesterday. Most of this ice and snow is likely to be gone by the end of next week.

Photos by Dana Rockwell

The current cold snap is by no means the worst that we have experienced here in the Endless Mountains, nor will it be particularly long-lasting. Nonetheless, most residents are already tired of it.

Warmer air will begin to enter the region on Saturday, and temperatures could remain above freezing both day and night from Monday through Thursday, when a mixed bag of precipitation is likely.

The long-term forecast follows:

Friday: 16/2 mostly sunny

Saturday: 35/25 partly cloudy

Sunday: 40/29 am clouds

Monday: 50/38 cloudy

Tuesday: 50/32 sprinkles

Wednesday: 40/32 cloudy

Thursday: 42/32 wintry mix

Friday: 35/20 am showers

Saturday: 25/15 snow showers

Sunday: 30/20 cloudy

The EndlessMtnLifestyles.com weather report is based on expected conditions at approximately 1,100 ft elevation in Meshoppen Township, Wyoming County, near the center of the Endless Mountains region. Residents of river towns can generally expect slightly higher temperatures, while those at higher elevations may experience lower temperatures. Send your Weather Window photos to endlessmtnlifestyles@gmail.com. Try to include a good horizontal/panoramic shot.

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