Bethlehem Pennsylvania Weather
The snowstorm that began Wednesday afternoon ended relatively calm as Thursday approached, and all major highways in Pennsylvania are expected to be snow-covered but drivable. The 12-day dry spell ended with a last mild and dry day that nestled in our minds, with the first rain arriving tonight and continuing overnight, the first since Sunday in January.
The storm was expected to give way to clouds on Thursday, Prior said, but rain and snow showers are expected. The thunderstorms are expected to pass, then the sun returns for a few hours, with a slight chance of some light snow and rain.
Note: A value of 0 in the snow curve below may mean that there is no snow or that there is no snow reported. At the upper end of this range is rather colder, drier snow, but not as much as 0.5 to 1.0.
If you want to visit Bethlehem in a very warm time, the hottest months are July, August and then June. If you are looking for dry weather, November, January, September is the driest month, with temperatures between the mid-to-late 80s, but not as warm as the summer months.
The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 85 degrees F and a low of 67 degrees F. The hottest time of the year for visiting Bethlehem is generally the end of June to the end of August, when the maximum is 88.8 degrees. (31.6 degrees), with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.9 degrees. Based on this value, the best time to visit Bethlehem during a very warm time is the end of June or the end of August, with average highs of 30.4 degrees Celsius and lows of 66.7 degrees Celsius.
The first spring blooms appear in Bethlehem at the end of April or the beginning of May, although they do not always appear before the end of May or the end of June or even July.
While the start of the week could bring a few passing showers and thunderstorms with the establishment of cold air, we should take a close look at the track and strength of an approaching storm. If a strong clipper system has a chance of a period of steady snow or rain on Thursday, it could become a major storm if it moves far enough south and develops again before leaving on Thursday. A decent amount of drenching is expected, with locally high amounts likely to occur in the late afternoon and early evening hours of Thursday and Friday, but if this does not happen, there will likely be no major rainfall for the rest of this week or even the next few days.
However, the dry weather of the past week and a half does not mean that there will be any flooding due to the lack of moisture in the air.
Different types of precipitation are observed every day, not taking into account the quantities of traces, but the most common form of rain and snow falls on the same day. This is the total amount of snow Allentown and Bethlehem usually get, as well as how many days it snowed. There are also days when there is usually deep snow accumulating in the ground in the city. Based on this classification, most of the usual forms of rainfall in Bethlehem during the year are rain alone, according to the National Weather Service.
The wind is the total number of wind gusts in the city in the months of March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. The windiest day of the year is February 26, and the quietest day this year is August 12, according to the NWS.
Given the humidity, the temperature feels cold for half the year, with the chance of rain or snow. The temperature will remain below 30 degrees during the day for the time of year, but above 30 degrees at night, the NWS said.
Allentown and Bethlehem have at least an inch of snow on the ground on about a third of winter days, and February's snow ranges from 16 inches, the heaviest snowfall of the year, to 2.7 inches, the lightest this year. The snowfall in Allentown and Lehem has left only a few inches on the ground, according to the NWS.
The snow that covers the city area is typically ten centimetres or more deep on some days in January and February, and the highest amount of snow is in the winter months of March, April, May and June, according to the NWS. Weather stations reported that at least 1.5 inches of rain had fallen in Bethlehem since the beginning of June. Most rainfall fell in 31 days around September 27, but there was rain from early to mid-June in Lehem, Allentown and Bethlehem, and a few inches in Harrisburg, Lehigh County.