Winter Storm update

Winter Map

Most of the Radio 104.5 listening area is under a Winter Storm Warning today, with a snow emergency already declared in Philadelphia and the entire state of New Jersey.  Additionally, Radio 104.5 World Headquarters in Bala Cynwyd will be closed today for prize pick up.

Here's the latest forecast, via 6ABC & National Weather Service.

This morning, we're looking at 1-3 inches in areas NW, while areas SE will are seeing rain; then, starting around 9, we should all see a complete transition to snow continuing throughout the day, tapering off from SW to NE after 5

The area along i95 is looking at 6-10 inches, though the mix of sleet rain could challenge that; interior southern NJ is  looking at 3-6 inches, while the Lehigh Valley and NW suburbs are looking at 10-16 inches.

This storm is accompanied by heavy winds around  30-40 MPH along 95, getting stronger along the coast; the combination of wind and wet snow could bring down power lines. 

More on the Philadelphia Snow Emergency & official word from National Weather Service below

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Effective 8am, the City of Philadelphia has declared a Snow Emergency...

  • 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.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 528 AM EST Wed Mar 7 2018

...A dangerous nor`easter producing heavy, wet snow, will have high impact and potential for numerous new power outages and some tree damage from eastern Pennsylvania into northern and western New Jersey...

.A compact but powerful nor`easter will skirt the New Jersey coast this afternoon before heading toward Cape Cod this evening. It will produce 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 east of Interstate 95. Otherwise, there is very high confidence that this storm will make travel difficult or nearly impossible at times late this morning and this afternoon 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 today. Thereafter, communities will need tonight 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.

NJZ012-015-PAZ102-104-106-072300- /O.CON.KPHI.WS.W.0006.000000T0000Z-180308T0800Z/ Middlesex-Mercer-Eastern Chester-Eastern Montgomery-Lower Bucks- Including the cities of New Brunswick, Trenton, West Chester, Kennett Square, Norristown, Lansdale, Morrisville, and Doylestown 528 AM EST Wed Mar 7 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 7 to 10   inches, with localized amounts up to 12 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central and northern New Jersey and   southeast Pennsylvania.

* WHEN...Until 3 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will become very difficult to nearly   impossible, especially during the evening commute. Be prepared   for significant reductions in visibility at times. Snowfall   rates of nearly 2 inches an hour are expected at times from   around 10 AM to 6 PM. Heavy wet snow could result in widespread   power outages from breaking branches and possible trees   uprooting.

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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$$URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 528 AM EST Wed Mar 7 2018

...A dangerous nor`easter producing heavy, wet snow, will have high impact and potential for numerous new power outages and some tree damage from eastern Pennsylvania into northern and western New Jersey...

.A compact but powerful nor`easter will skirt the New Jersey coast this afternoon before heading toward Cape Cod this evening. It will produce 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 east of Interstate 95. Otherwise, there is very high confidence that this storm will make travel difficult or nearly impossible at times late this morning and this afternoon 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 today. Thereafter, communities will need tonight 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>019-072300- /O.CON.KPHI.WS.W.0006.000000T0000Z-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 528 AM EST Wed Mar 7 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 6   inches are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central and southern New Jersey, northeast   Maryland and northern Delaware.

* WHEN...Until 3 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions,   including during the morning commute. Be prepared for   significant reductions in visibility at times.

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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$$URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 528 AM EST Wed Mar 7 2018

...A dangerous nor`easter producing heavy, wet snow, will have high impact and potential for numerous new power outages and some tree damage from eastern Pennsylvania into northern and western New Jersey...

.A compact but powerful nor`easter will skirt the New Jersey coast this afternoon before heading toward Cape Cod this evening. It will produce 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 east of Interstate 95. Otherwise, there is very high confidence that this storm will make travel difficult or nearly impossible at times late this morning and this afternoon 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 today. Thereafter, communities will need tonight 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.

NJZ007>010-PAZ060>062-101-103-105-072300- /O.CON.KPHI.WS.W.0006.000000T0000Z-180308T0800Z/ Warren-Morris-Hunterdon-Somerset-Berks-Lehigh-Northampton- Western Chester-Western Montgomery-Upper Bucks- Including the cities of Washington, Morristown, Flemington, Somerville, Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Honey Brook, Oxford, Collegeville, Pottstown, Chalfont, and Perkasie 528 AM EST Wed Mar 7 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 11 to 15   inches, with localized amounts up to 18 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northern and northwest New Jersey and east   central and southeast Pennsylvania.

* WHEN...Until 3 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will become very difficult to   impossible, including during the evening commute. Be prepared   for significant reductions in visibility at times. Snowfall   rates of nearly 2 inches an hour are expected at times from   around 11 AM to 7 PM. Heavy wet snow could result in widespread   power outages from breaking branches and possible trees   uprooting.

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