Climate forecast: warmer, wetter in Pa.

July 15, 2009 1:43:43 PM PDT
A climate change study from Penn State University says more precipitation and warmer temperatures are in the forecast for the commonwealth over the next century.Scientists at the school's Environment and Natural Resources Institute say temperatures in Pennsylvania could rise an average of 3 to 7 degrees, depending on greenhouse gas emission levels.

Precipitation may increase, especially in winter, though it's expected to be more rain and less snow.

That forecast could spell trouble for ski resorts. Conversely, the report suggest the growing season could extend by three to five weeks.

The study was conducted for the state Department of Environmental Protection.