As much as 20 inches of snow covered parts of the Oil Region over the weekend in what, for many, was this winter’s first major blast.
And, the National Weather Service warns us to expect more snow on Tuesday and Wednesday.
A 20.1-inch snowfall total was measured Sunday in a rural area of Seneca in Cranberry Township. Some parts of Oil City received as much as 18 inches. Titusville recorded 9.5 inches, and parts of Sugarcreek Borough reported 8 inches.
Most areas of Franklin saw four-to-five inches of snow, the result of lesser snowfall on Saturday afternoon and early Saturday night.
The National Weather Service has posted another Winter Storm Watch to begin at 10:00 AM Tuesday, and continue until at least 1:00 PM Wednesday. A total of up to six inches of fresh accumulation will be possible in some areas.
Light snow is expected to begin late Monday night, probably after 2:00 AM. One-to-two inches of accumulation are projected for most of the area during the daytime Tuesday, with the remainder of the accumulation expected to arrive Tuesday night and through midday Wednesday.
In the interim, Monday’s forecast is for mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the lower 30’s.