Etters Weather

Welcome! This site is dedicated to following my weather interest, along with featuring some seasonal photos from around Etters. The real weather data is found from the links below.  The weather station is on Weather Underground, and can be seen by clicking on the blue weather icon below. 
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Etters a mostly rural area in York County, is located across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania State Capital.  As early as 1838 a post office was established at Henry Etter's tavern.  Henry Etter became the first post master.  It is believed this is where the post office, located in Goldsboro, got its name.  (Information obtained from Goldsboro post office documents.)
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Outlook -


Another mid-week with a lot of clouds and some rain.  Looks like nice weekend though, mostly nuisance rather than meaningful rain in the meantime.

Seeing the first winter forecasts, and not all the same.  The NWS shows about 50-50 chances of above or below normal temps in this area, so not much meaning there.  They don't do snowfall as say not that predictable in advance.  A private weather vendor is predicting a winter similar to last, with above normal snow and cold spells, but not as persistent cold as last winter.  No matter what happens, am sure most of us would rather be in a warmer place this winter!

October - 

The colored leaves month...

October takes an 11 degree drop in average high temperatures, starting at 70 and ending at 59 degrees.  The average low starts at 50, and drops 10 degrees to 50 by the end.   

Average rainfall is 2.93", average snowfall a trace.  The highest rainfall was 9.73" in 1976.  For snow, who can forget the 8" or so over Halloween of 2011, holding the snowfall record.

Looking back at September - 

Temperatures were above normal, with the average of the high and low coming in at +2.4 degrees.  The average high was 78.2,  the average low was 58.5.  These were about 3-4 degrees less than the August averages, which were below normal.

The highest temperature was 91 on the 6th, 3 degrees above the highest temperature in August. The lowest was 48 on the 14th, and again on the 23rd.  

Heating degree days were 34, for the season also 34, 38 below average.  

Cooling degree days were 44 above average, at 141.  This brought the season total to 1042, 49 above average, making a pretty average summer overall.

Rainfall was below average by 2.53", for a total of only 1.54", no wonder some brown grass.  Greatest 24 hour rainfall of  47"was on the 25th.  

Information from the NWS Harrisburg preliminary monthly data.

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Pumpkin time!

Which way out?

Mum's the word!