Pennsylvania Weather and Seasons

Pennsylvania weather changes throughout the year.

The state experiences the four seasons of the year with snow, autumn scenery, spring showers and hot summers.

Autumn

Those wishing to experience the beauty of the leaves changing colors in the Pennsylvania mountains should visit the state at the beginning - and through the middle of - October.

Colors vary year by year depending on how much or how little rain we've had.

You can see leaves with colors of orange, yellow, gold, red, and brown dotting the mountains and tree lined roads.

Bring a camera to capture the beauty of the state and the autumn paradise.

fall in PA pink, green yellow and orange colored tree leaves reflecting off the blue water lake

Winter

Some Pennsylvanians look forward to the first day of winter (usually December 21 or 22 in the US) others do not!

Skiers look forward to getting out on the slopes at one of the many ski resorts across the state.

While snow fall varies each year and throughout the state, PA usually gets a white winter wonderland a few times each winter that covers the ground.

The snow on the ground and the tree branches creates quite a beautiful picture. So don't forget your camera if you visit the state on a ski getaway!

The Lake Erie (northwest) area of the state can get a few feet of snow if we have a major snowfall.

The Laurel Highlands including the Johnstown/State College/Altoona areas have also been hit with a foot or more of snow at certain times.

Pennsylvania Canoe Creek State Park in January with snow on the ground and a mountain backdrop with blue sky

The Poconos and Philadelphia can also get a lot of snow, it all depends on which way the storm front is heading.

Sometimes eastern PA will get a foot of snow and western PA only gets a few inches and vice versa. Pennsylvania weather is unpredictable!

Depending on the weather pattern for that winter season, PA has also had mild winters where we do not get any major snowfall at all.

Facts About Spring in PA

The first day of summer in the US is usually June 20 or 21.

In PA, a lot of the amusement parks and state parks open Memorial Day weekend and are a favorite summer location for Pennsylvanians and vacationers to visit on weekends or weekdays.

spring yellow daffodils and blue sky

Summer

Once again, summer temperatures can vary according to the part of the state you are visiting and the weather patterns for the summer.

We've had a lot of rain during some summers and dry spells during others.

Usually July and August are the hottest months with temperatures climbing to the mid to upper 90's on occasion.

Temperatures can stay in the 80's to 90's for July and August with high humidity at times.

summer in PA at Glendale Lake in Patton with blue water, blue sky, white clouds and mountains

At night, temperatures can range from the 60's to the 80's with an occasional colder night into the 50's if the temperature only gets up into the 70's during the day.

June is usually in the 70's to 80's but it can have a few days in the 60's or a few days in the 90's. Humidity generally isn't too bad in June.

While the Pennsylvania weather changes throughout the year and according to the season, vacationers to the state can enjoy different activities according to each season.

Enjoy a PA vacation at your favorite season and time of the year!






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