Sewer plant helps create snow for small slice of town

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Posted: Dec 09, 2015 11:40 AM

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.