The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Philadelphia are tonight (Mon 3/13) starting at 8pm through tomorrow afternoon at 4pm. In case you're wondering, they're calling this storm, 'Stella'!
Total accumulations are now projected to be around 8-12 inches of snow, accompanied by heavy winds (15-25 MPH, with 35 MPH gusts). This is expected to be a heavy and wet snow, accompanied by high wind, so we could see many power outages. Points North are expected to get higher accumulations with New York City under a Blizzard Warning. Full details below:
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
849 AM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017
...A MAJOR COASTAL STORM WILL AFFECT THE REGION MONDAY NIGHT AND
.Low pressure will develop off the Carolina coast Monday,
becoming an intense storm as it moves east of New Jersey on
Tuesday. Heavy precipitation will develop along and west of the
track of the storm. Temperatures will be cold enough for snow in
much of the area Monday night and Tuesday with substantial
New Castle-Cecil-Kent MD-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-
Including the cities of Wilmington, Elkton, Chestertown,
Pennsville, Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown,
Mount Holly, Millville, Hammonton, Wharton State Forest, Media,
849 AM 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 strong winds.
* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches.
* 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 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 35 mph.
* VISIBILITIES...One half mile or less at times.
* TEMPERATURES...from the upper 20s to mid 30s.
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