Happy 1st day of Spring! The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Radio 104.5 listening area beginning tonight (Tuesday at 6 pm through 2 am on Thursday).
The forecast for Tuesday currently calls for a mix of rain, sleet, snow with a coating to 2 inches, though roads may be slippery. Then the Winter Storm Warning goes into effect at 6 pm with snow tonight then more snow tomorrow, with the brunt of it tomorrow afternoon. The general consensus for accumulation suggests 4-8 inches for Philly, Eastern parts of South Jersey and Northern Delaware, with sections of Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks and Mercer county between 76 and 276 looking at 6-10 inches. Inland NJ counties, including Atlantic/Burlington/Ocean and Cumberland are looking at 3-6 inches.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
441 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018
...A Major Coastal Storm with Significant Impacts...
.A pair of low pressure systems today will consolidate into one
major Nor`easter later tonight and Wednesday. This is expected to
bring significant impacts to our region, starting with areas of
mixed precipitation today and tonight, then significant snowfall
during Wednesday. Consideration should be given to no unnecessary
travel Wednesday afternoon and evening when the heaviest snow
with hourly accumulation rates of 1 to 3 inches should occur.
New Castle-Cecil-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-Northwestern Burlington-
Delaware-Philadelphia-Western Chester-Eastern Chester-
Including the cities of Wilmington, Elkton, Pennsville,
Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Media,
Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford, West Chester, Kennett Square,
Norristown, and Lansdale
441 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...
* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow
accumulations of 8 to 13 inches, and ice accumulations of a
light glaze are expected.
* WHERE...Portions of southern New Jersey, southeast
Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland and northern Delaware.
* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 2 AM EDT Thursday. Mixed
precipitation is expected to develop later this morning and
continue through tonight, then change to all snow Wednesday and
be heavy at times. Thunder is possible Wednesday afternoon. The
snow then tapers off Wednesday evening.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions, including
during this evenings commute. For Wednesday, plan on very
difficult travel conditions especially in the afternoon,
including during the Wednesday evening commute when snowfall
rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour are expected. Significant
reductions in visibility are expected. Widespread power outages
are possible on Wednesday. Northeast to north winds will gust 25
to 35 mph at times.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest
road conditions for the state you are calling from can be
obtained by calling 5 1 1.