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Erie, PA Under Snow Emergency

26 Dec 2017, 8:13 am

UPDATE as of 3:30ET: County executive Kathy Dahlkemper has signed a Declaration of Disaster Emergency for Erie county to help with recent heavy snowfall aide.


Many people wanted a White Christmas but this is taking it too far.

On Christmas day, Erie picked up 34″ of snow. Then, they received another 19′ before the sun even rose.

All of this snow prompted the city to declare a “Snow Emergency.” This is a term used to indicated an active response plan from the city or county.


This is a lot of snow, even for Erie, PA.

Just on Christmas day alone, a band of snow set up over the city and dumped 34″ in under 24 hours.

While there may be breaks in the snow, wind will be favorable for lake-effect snow showers to continue until Wednesday. Erie is under a Lake Effect Snow Warning until Wednesday at 4:00pm ET. An additional 4 to 8 inches with locally higher accumulations in spots. Snow rates could be as much as 3′ per hour.

Not sure what over 50 inches of snow looks like? Check out some of these photos.


For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Kate Mantych


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