Winter Storm Warning, City of Philadelphia declares Snow Emergency

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The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Philadelphia; Berks; Delaware; Eastern Chester; Eastern Montgomery; Lehigh; Lower Bucks; Northampton; Upper Bucks; Western Chester; and Western Montgomery., with a Winter Weather Advisory for other parts of the Radio 104.5 listening area....aka Winter Storm Quinn, if you want to stay in line with the Weather Channel ;)

The official word from The National Weather Service is below, but to summarize, expect precipitation to begin tonight and continue through the morning, with the heaviest snow fall coming between 10 am and 6 pm tomorrow, with Philly area accumulations expected to be in the 6"-10" range, 40-45 MPH winds. Additionally, this snow is expected to be a very wet snow, which combined with heavy winds, could yield widespread power outages.

In anticipation, the City of Philadelphia has declared a Snow Emergency, effective 8 am on Wednesday.

  • Parking is restricted on Snow Emergency Routes; make sue to move your car so the city doesn't relocate it for you.
  • City government: All municipal city offices in Philadelphia will be closed on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  All non-essential personnel are encouraged to stay home.
  • All Courts and offices of the Philadelphia Courts will be closed.  All critical services, including emergency protection from abuse, bail acceptance, and preliminary arraignments, are expected to remain operational.
  • Sanitation and recycling collections tomorrow will be suspended. Residents who normally have collections on Wednesday are asked to hold their trash and recycling until Thursday. Thursday and Friday collections will also be delayed one day, and residents should be prepared for further delays depending on the severity of the storm.
  • SEPTA will operate Regional Rail on a Severe Storm Schedule on Wednesday, March 7. A Severe Storm Schedule is a Saturday timetable with some adjustments. Please visit http://septa.org/service/winter/ for additional Regional Rail schedule details.
  • Airport: Travelers and those picking up travelers should check their flight status before leaving for the Airport tomorrow. Contact your airline, get updates at 1-800-PHL-GATE, or check the Airport website, www.phl.org.

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 340 PM EST Tue Mar 6 2018 ...A dangerous wet snow storm will have high impact and potential for numerous new power outages and some tree damage from eastern Pennsylvania into northern New Jersey... .A compact but powerful nor`easter will skirt the New Jersey coast on Wednesday, producing periods of heavy precipitation. All locations along and west of the Interstate 95 corridor are vulnerable to heavy snow, with the greatest uncertainty within 20 miles either side of Interstate 95. Otherwise, there is very high confidence that this storm will make travel difficult or nearly impossible at times, across much of eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey, basically from near Philadelphia, west and north to the New York state border and beyond. Highest snow accumulations will be in the hilly areas. Unnecessary travel is not recommended Wednesday. Thereafter, communities will need Wednesday night and Thursday morning to dig out. Caution is advised for those with heart problems as over exertion removing wet snow could prompt a heart attack. DEZ001-MDZ008-NJZ013-016>019-070930- 

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PAZ070-071-070930- /O.EXT.KPHI.WS.W.0006.180307T0300Z-180308T0800Z/ Delaware-Philadelphia- Including the cities of Media and Philadelphia 340 PM EST Tue Mar 6 2018 ...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 AM EST THURSDAY... * WHAT...Heavy wet snow is expected. Total snow accumulations of   4 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up to 8 inches, are   expected. * WHERE...Delaware and Philadelphia counties. * WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 3 AM EST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, for   both commutes on Wednesday, especially the evening commute. Be   prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.   There is considerable uncertainty regarding final snowfall   totals in the Philadelphia area because of the possibility of   rain occuring at times during the morning. If this storm ends up   with 6 to 8 inches of snow, power outages could become   numerous. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1

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/O.UPG.KPHI.WS.A.0005.180307T0000Z-180308T0800Z/ /O.NEW.KPHI.WW.Y.0012.180307T0300Z-180308T0800Z/ New Castle-Cecil-Western Monmouth-Salem-Gloucester-Camden- Northwestern Burlington- Including the cities of Wilmington, Elkton, Freehold, Pennsville, Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown, and Mount Holly 340 PM EST Tue Mar 6 2018 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 AM EST THURSDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3   inches, with localized amounts up to 5 inches, are expected. * WHERE...Portions of central and southern New Jersey, northeast   Maryland and northern Delaware. * WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 3 AM EST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions,   including during the evening commute on Wednesday. Be prepared   for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. && $$ For more information from the National Weather Service visit www.weather.gov/phi/winter

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