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NWS calls winter storm typical for this time of year

Written by Craig Layne and The Associated Press | Feb 8, 2013 12:18 PM
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(State College) -- PennDOT has its plows ready for a storm expected to bring a wintry mix of rain, snow and ice to the midstate.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service in State College expect one to three inches of snow from this afternoon into this evening.

Meteorologist John LaCorte says south central PA will be spared from the blizzard that's bearing down on New York and New England.

"It's not a big storm by any means," LaCorte explains. "This is just the middle of the winter and more or less typical. We were pretty sure that we were going to see a more normal winter than we did last year, and that's what we're on track for."

LaCorte says despite the relatively small amount of snow expected, it could make for a more difficult afternoon commute.

A PennDOT spokesman says crews have been applying a salty mixture to highways in an effort to keep the roads clear.

The midstate is under a winter storm advisory until 7 a.m. tomorrow.

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