Blizzard Warning for parts of Philly area


They're calling this storm, 'Stella'! Here's the latest....

Several areas adjacent to Philadelphia are now under a Blizzard Warning tonight into tomorrow, including Sussex-Warren-Morris-Hunterdon-Somerset-Carbon-Monroe-Berks-Lehigh-Northampton-Western Chester-Western Montgomery and Upper Bucks. These areas are now looking at 18-24 inches of snow, with wind gusts up to 40 MPH.

Meanwhile, a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the rest of the Philadelphia area tonight (Mon 3/13) starting at 8pm through tomorrow afternoon at 6 pm. 

Total accumulations are now projected to be around 6-10 inches of snow, accompanied by heavy winds (20-30 MPH, with 45 MPH gusts). This is expected to be a heavy and wet snow, accompanied by high wind and periods of sleet in the middle of the night, so we could see many power outages. Along with Counties mentioned above, other points North are also expected to get higher accumulations with New York City under under also a Blizzard Warning. Full details 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
300 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017

...An extreme situation is developing for portions of our area as
a MAJOR COASTAL STORM interrupts our usual daily routines on
Tuesday...

.A very strong winter storm could be life threatening for those
who do not pay attention to safety precautions Tuesday morning.
Low pressure developing off the Carolina coast this evening will
become an intense storm as it moves east of New Jersey midday
Tuesday. Swaths of excessive precipitation will develop along and
west of the track of the storm. Near blizzard conditions are
likely for a few hours in eastern Pennsylvania and portions of
northern New Jersey where snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per
hour are expected.

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Sussex-Warren-Morris-Hunterdon-Somerset-Carbon-Monroe-Berks-
Lehigh-Northampton-Western Chester-Western Montgomery-Upper Bucks-
Including the cities of Newton, Washington, Morristown,
Flemington, Somerville, Jim Thorpe, Stroudsburg, Reading,
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Honey Brook, Oxford, Collegeville,
Pottstown, Chalfont, and Perkasie
300 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM EDT
TUESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Blizzard
Warning, which is in effect from 8 PM this evening to 6 PM EDT
Tuesday. The Winter Storm Warning is no longer in effect.

* LOCATIONS...Eastern Pennsylvania and much of northern New
  Jersey.

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow and strong winds.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 18 to 24 inches.

* TIMING...Snow begins between 10 PM and midnight from southwest
  to northeast across the warning area, becoming heavy at times
  with snowfall rates of Three to four inches per hour for
  several hours Tuesday morning. Snow will diminish late in the
  day Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and
  may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the
  snow on tree limbs and power lines. Strong winds will lead to
  blowing snow, reduced visibility, and additional power
  outages.

* WINDS...Northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* VISIBILITIES...Less than one-quarter mile for several hours.

* TEMPERATURES...In the mid 20s.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel...have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded...stay with your vehicle.

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National Weather Service Watch Warning Advisory Summary             

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
300 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017

...An extreme situation is developing for portions of our area as
a MAJOR COASTAL STORM interrupts our usual daily routines on
Tuesday...

.A very strong winter storm could be life threatening for those
who do not pay attention to safety precautions Tuesday morning.
Low pressure developing off the Carolina coast this evening will
become an intense storm as it moves east of New Jersey midday
Tuesday. Swaths of excessive precipitation will develop along and
west of the track of the storm. Near blizzard conditions are
likely for a few hours in eastern Pennsylvania and portions of
northern New Jersey where snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per
hour are expected.

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/O.CON.KPHI.WS.W.0003.170314T0000Z-170314T2200Z/
New Castle-Cecil-Kent MD-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-
Northwestern Burlington-Delaware-Philadelphia-
Including the cities of Wilmington, Elkton, Chestertown,
Pennsville, Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown,
Mount Holly, Media, and Philadelphia
300 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING
TO 6 PM EDT TUESDAY...

* 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 sleet as well as strong winds.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow and sleet accumulations of 6 to 10 inches.

* TIMING...Snow begins between 8 PM and 10 PM this evening,
  becoming heavy at times around midnight before mixing with or
  changing to heavy sleet between 2 and 4 am, then ending as snow
  will diminish by late Tuesday afternoon. One-half to 1 inch of
  sleet may be mixed with snow accumulations. Most of the snow
  accumulations from this nor`easter should occur prior to the
  change to sleet. There will be additional accumulations after
  the sleet changes back to snow Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and
  may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the
  snow on tree limbs and power lines. Strong winds will lead to
  blowing snow, reduced visibility, and additional power
  outages.

* WINDS...Northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* TEMPERATURES...In 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

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