Winter Heating Costs To Go Up In Ny Pa

11.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Forecasters say be prepared for a drop in temperatures and a rise in heating cost this winter in New York and Pennsylvania.  The winter of 2011-2012 was unusual because it was warm and there was virtually no snow. "Don't bank on getting that kind of a break again," says Jessica Rennells, a climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center in Ithaca. The 30-year-average is 26 degrees in December to February, with 24 inches of snowfall. Last year we were 31 degrees, and logged only 7 inches of snow in the better part of both states.