Meteorologist Kate Bilo joined the Eyewitness News weather team on CBS 3 and The CW Philly in October, 2010. Bilo forecasts weather for Eyewitness News weekdays at 5 and 6 p.m.
Bilo, a native of Phoenixville, returned to the Delaware Valley from AccuWeather in State College, Pennsylvania where she had been a meteorologist since 2004. During her tenure with the weather service, she provided forecasts on TV and radio for numerous AccuWeather clients including FOX News, CNBC, ABC News Now and many local stations. She had also been the main morning weather anchor for the Bloomberg Television Network.
Bilo is a 2003 graduate of Penn State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Spanish and International Business. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences from Mississippi State University.
A certified bookworm, Bilo sets a goal to read 100 books each year. In her effort to help children develop a love of reading, she serves as Champion of Reading for the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Summer Reading program, visiting libraries to read to them. Bilo also enjoys traveling, bike riding and taking long walks. A thunderstorm junkie, her dream is to one day go on a tornado chase in the Plains.
Bilo is married and the mother of two young sons.
Many of us woke up this morning to fresh falling snow, but we finished out the afternoon in sunshine and with climbing temperatures.
Another day, another chance of snow in the forecast…but now there are only 33 days until spring and only 22 days until Daylight Saving Time starts, which means sunset will be in the 7 p.m. hour!
The warm air aloft and at the surface may limit snow totals south and east of Philadelphia, but in the north and west suburbs an additional 3-6″ of snow will fall (locally higher amounts possible), pushing total snowfall amounts in some spots into the 18-22″ range.
It’s not over yet. Another thump of snow will rumble through this evening and tonight as the back edge of the storm moves through, and these bands will intensify as another coastal low deepens offshore.
Heavy snow will continue to fall through the overnight hours and into the early morning, piling up well over 6 inches in many areas, with even higher amounts in our far north and west suburbs where the snow could pile up over a foot.
This storm will have all the hallmarks of a true nor’easter – howling winds, heavy snow, strong waves along the coast, and unlike the storms we dealt with in January that were all snow and high-ratio snow at that, this one will have mixing issues.
By the time Monday rolls around, we may be even more tired of seeing snow than we are already, if that’s at all possible!
In the wake of Tuesday’s crippling ice storm, the worst winter storm in PECO’s history with well more than half a million powerless, many remain away from their homes due to lack of heat. And the chill isn’t departing the area anytime soon, with Arctic high pressure in control through the end of the week. Temperatures tonight dip into the 20’s, and barely get above freezing tomorrow – a bit of melting, perhaps, but not enough to rid the area of much snow or ice.
In the wake of an ice storm that dumped up to a full HALF INCH of ice on portions of the region, many people this evening are without heat and electricity as temperatures plummet into the 20′s.
The winter of over-performing storms continues, with a system that blasted the area today with well over half a foot of heavy, wet snow.
Meteorologist Kate Bilo has the exclusive story.
As the American Red Cross tells us, when you are trying to stay warm, it’s always important to stay safe.
We’re in an active pattern this week but, unfortunately for snow lovers, all that activity probably won’t amount to much white on the ground!
We’ll enjoy cold but quiet weather for the first day of 2014, and then everything changes as two areas of low pressure set their sights on the area.
The nice streak of weather will continue through the weekend, but next week, we could finally see some rain move back into the area.