Old 12-16-18, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
At 31 first thing in the morning? If the temperature continues to fall during the day maybe, but that is unusual. I suspect that freezing rain at 30-32 is relatively unusual in PA at all, since usually the precipitation falls through a layer of warm air, thawing, before getting cooler on the way down. You don't need studs when it starts falling, and check the forecast for later in the day.
Okay, I will admit that I was not looking at that specific day when I commented. I will concur that the chance of ice on that day was low. With that being said, it is not uncommon for NW Pennsylvania to see extreme weather changes in a matter of hours this time of year. For me, I likely only need studs less than 10% of my commutes over the winter, but the weather is so unpredictable that I just leave them on for the whole season.
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