Spring is hiding, snow continues

Emily Colella, Staff Writer

Lack of snow removal, slippery sidewalks and ice-covered vehicles are just a few struggles that winter brings to Pitt-Johnstown.

The Farmer’s Almanac and the website weatherspark.com have some predictions as to when the winter season will come to an end.

According to weatherspark.com, the average high temperature for Johnstown in January is 30 degrees.

For February, it is 41 degrees, and for March it is up to 51 degrees.

In April, the average high temperature is 64 degrees, and it is in May 74 degrees.

The sun currently sets at around 5:31 p.m. By the end of the semester, it will be daylight until around 8 p.m.

The average daily cloud cover in January is 99 percent. By May, it will be 78 percent.

In January, the precipitation probability is 82 percent and the snowfall probability is 67 percent. In March, the snowfall probability is 43 percent, and by May it will be only 4 percent. The probability of any kind of precipitation in May is 66 percent.

Although this year’s coldest nights have been frigid, Johnstown has reached colder temperatures and had more snowfall the last 10 years.

Just last year, the lowest temperature was -15 degrees. In 2011, the total snowfall was 21.5 inches, and the record 24-hour snowfall was six inches.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, students should be optimistic for the upcoming summer.

According to Almanac.com, April and May will be warmer and drier than usual in Johnstown. Almanac.com also predicted that the upcoming fall will have less-than-average precipitation.