Winter Storm Warning for Philly area

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It's official...The National Weather Service  has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Philadelphia area, effective at 7 tonight.

According to the National Weather Service, precipitation should start tonight mixing snow, rain and wind continuing into tomorrow, with heaviest snow fall beginning tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10 am. Total accumulation for the Philly area looks to be around 7-10 inches, along with wind speeds up to 40-45 MPH

Travel tomorrow appears hazardous, and the heavy snow (combined with strong wind) could cause power outages.

The 'official' word from National Weather Service is below

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 337 AM EST Tue Mar 6 2018
NJZ007>010-012-015-PAZ060>062-070-071-101>106-062100- /O.UPG.KPHI.WS.A.0005.180307T0000Z-180308T0800Z/ /O.NEW.KPHI.WS.W.0006.180307T0000Z-180308T0800Z/ Warren-Morris-Hunterdon-Somerset-Middlesex-Mercer-Berks-Lehigh- Northampton-Delaware-Philadelphia-Western Chester-Eastern Chester- Western Montgomery-Eastern Montgomery-Upper Bucks-Lower Bucks- Including the cities of Washington, Morristown, Flemington, Somerville, New Brunswick, Trenton, Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Media, Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford, West Chester, Kennett Square, Collegeville, Pottstown, Norristown, Lansdale, Chalfont, Perkasie, Morrisville, and Doylestown 337 AM EST Tue Mar 6 2018
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 AM EST THURSDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 10   inches, with localized amounts up to 13 inches, are expected,   especially near and just west of the Interstate 95 corridor and   in the hilly areas of southeastern Pennsylvania and northeastern   New Jersey.
* WHERE...Portions of central, northern and northwest New Jersey   and east central and southeast Pennsylvania.
* WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 3 AM EST Thursday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to   impossible, including during both commutes on Wednesday. Be   prepared for significant reductions in visibility. Snow should   begin tonight with slushy accumulations by dawn Wednesday. There   may be a period where snow mixes with sleet and rain during the   day Wednesday, especially right along the Interstate 95   corridor, but will primary fall as a heavy, wet snow with   snowfall rates of up to 1 inch per hour. Wind gusts to 35 MPH   are possible in northeastern New Jersey. With this being a   heavy, wet snow, it is likely that trees and power lines could   be brought down from the weight of the accumulating snow,   resulting in power outages.
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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