WINTER STORM WARNING update

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING for many parts of the Radio 104.5 listening (Thursday 4am - 4pm) area in anticipation of snow moving in overnight into tomorrow morning.

While, we're currently enjoying unseasonably mild temps (possibly record high temps!) in the mid 60's, the temperature will drop tonight before rain begins around 10-midnight and then snow is expected to move in around 3am, continuing through tomorrow.

The heaviest snow is expected between 4am and noon. The National Weather Service predicts 4-6 inches, while the 6ABC forecast calls for 4-8 inches around Philly and points North/West, while expecting 1-4 inches closer to the shore, while Philly.com suggests around 6 inches with potential for up to 10!

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The offi ial word from the National Weather Service below

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National Weather Service Watch Warning Advisory Summary             

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
948 AM EST Wed Feb 8 2017

DEZ001-MDZ008-NJZ014-016>020-026-027-PAZ070-071-090300-
/O.CON.KPHI.WS.W.0002.170209T0900Z-170209T2100Z/
New Castle-Cecil-Eastern Monmouth-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-
Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Coastal Ocean-
Southeastern Burlington-Delaware-Philadelphia-
Including the cities of Wilmington, Elkton, Sandy Hook,
Pennsville, Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown,
Mount Holly, Jackson, Long Beach Island, Wharton State Forest,
Media, and Philadelphia
948 AM EST Wed Feb 8 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 4 PM EST
THURSDAY...

* LOCATIONS...Northeastern Maryland, northern Delaware,
  southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches.

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow.

* VISIBILITIES...One quarter mile or less at times.

* TIMING...Rain will overspread the area between midnight and 3
  AM Thursday and change to sleet and then snow from northwest
  to southeast by dawn Thursday. The snow should be heavy at
  times Thursday morning before quickly tapering off from west
  to east during midday or the afternoon.

* IMPACTS...The heavy snow will make many roads briefly
  impassable and may produce widespread power outages due to the
  weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines.

* WINDS...North 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* TEMPERATURES...Falling into the upper 20s to around 30 during
  the snow then a slight afternoon recovery.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring.  Significant amounts of
snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in
an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...
food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Report snow and ice accumulation to the National Weather Service
by calling our trained spotter line...posting to the NWS Mount
Holly Facebook page...or using Twitter.

Snowfall and ice accumulation forecast maps in addition to
experimental probabilistic snowfall information for the latest
event are available online at www.weather.gov/phi/winter

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