Winter Storm Warning

ReadyPA has alerted us that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning taking effect from tomorrow (Monday, 3/13) at 8pm through Tuesday (3/14) at 4pm.  Total accumulations are still projected to be around 6-12 inches of snow, accompanied by heavy winds and possibly a period of rain on Tuesday morning. Points North are expected to get higher accumulations with New York City under a Blizzard Watch. Full details below:

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Winter Storm Warning in effect from 8pm 3/13 until 4pm 3/14. Heavy snow expected. Travel is strongly discouraged. #PHLsnow

Winter Storm Warning in effect from 8 PM Monday to 4 PM EDT

Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Winter

Storm Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from 8 PM Monday

to 4 PM EDT Tuesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in

effect.

* Locations... the Philadelphia metropolitan area and adjacent

southwest New Jersey, northern Delaware, and the northern

portions of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

* Hazard types... heavy snow and strong winds.

* Accumulations... snow accumulation of 6 to 12 inches. There is a

chance that a transition to a wintry mix or rain may occur for a

time Tuesday morning, which could limit storm total snowfall

amounts.

* Timing... snow begins Monday evening, becoming heavy at times

late Monday night through midday Tuesday. Snow will diminish by

late Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts... the heavy snow will make travel difficult or

impossible Monday night and Tuesday and may produce power

outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power

lines.

* Winds... northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Visibilities... one quarter mile or less at times, especially

Tuesday morning.

* Temperatures... generally in the upper 20s to the lower 30s.

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

For additional updates and weather information, visit www.weather.gov/phi

For all current NWS Watches, Warnings, or Advisories, visit http://goo.gl/xfexUk

For further information on emergency preparedness, visit www.phila.gov/ready

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