It seems like we might have an average winter in the Pocono Mountains this year. While La Nina is wreaking havoc on the Northern and the Southern States, Pennsylvania may remain unaffected. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the 2016-2017 winter forecast for the Poconos has an equal chance of having above-, near- or below-normal temperatures and/or precipitation. What does that mean? Typical weather forecast – when it snows, we’ll know it’s going to snow.
La Nina is causing warmer and drier weather in the Southern US and cooler and wetter conditions in the Northern US. Pennsylvania is in the band of the great unknown.
Do the “Snow” Dance
We are looking for a few good snow days! Book, blanket and hot chocolate are ready to go. Plus, as we sit there watching the snow flakes fall from the sky we think about the pool of water building at the Francis Walter Dam just down the road from our office in PA. All that water just waiting to be released for some awesome whitewater rafting this Spring!
Regardless of the severity of the winter months, winter is upon us. We can expect snow, ice and frigid temperatures as always. As many flock south for a warmer winter or north to the slopes, stay safe on the roads. We want you to migrate back to Pennsylvania in the summer months. Here you can enjoy warm weather and the great outdoors.
Think Warm Thoughts
We are here at the Whitewater Challengers office all winter! Ready to start planning your summer adventure? Give us a call or check out the different trip options we have at our 3 river locations. Imagine gently rafting down the Lehigh River with your kids on warm sunny day or splashing through Class IV whitewater waves on the Black River. The winter forecast might be uncertain, but the fun you are going to have when the river thaws out is not!
Give us a call at 800-443-8554 or book a trip online today!