Pennsylvania 2002 Severe and Significant Weather Events

The National Weather Service in State College provides this page as a service to the citizens and weather enthusiasts of the Commonwealth. It is intended to provide a brief history and learning materials for forecasters in all sectors of the forecast industry. This page may also help emergency managers compare similar events.

For a link to the storms of 2000 and 2001 click these links.

Winter Storms

  1. 6 January 2002 : largest single snow fall in central Pennsylvania since January 1996. Many areas in central Pennsylvania had 10-13 inches of snow. Significant CSI bands present 1900-2300 UTC during the event producing 1-3 inch per hour snowfall rates.

Convective Storms



Tropical Storms

Isn't it a tad cold yet?