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Midstate gets January temperatures in November

Written by Radio Pennsylvania | Nov 11, 2017 7:55 AM
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(State College) -- The coldest temperatures of the season are hitting Pennsylvania this weekend. 

With overnight lows ranging from the single digits to the 20's, National Weather Service Meteorologist Paul Head says its a little early in the season for temperatures this cold.

"This is about average for the end of January, the coldest part of the year, the bottom of the bell-curve as we say.  This is the kind of weather we expact at the end of January," he said.

The culprit,.. an Arctic air mass flowing down from Canada.

An overall warmer than normal winter is forecast as a result of La Nina weather conditions.

However, with a lot more cold air in Canada, Head says Pennsylvania can expect to see frequent short shots of bitter cold air this winter. 

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