STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A sewer plant helped create a winter wonderland for a 3-square-mile area in central Pennsylvania.
The National Weather Service in State College says a layer of dense fog mixed with condensation from a local sewer plant overnight Monday, creating a dusting of light snow in a small section east of State College.
The snow fell over roughly 3 square miles near the Nittany Mall.
The weather service calls the process a "microscale event" — too isolated to be captured by local weather reporting stations.
The dusting was a rare, if brief, winterscape for a region in the midst of an unseasonably warm and snowless fall.