Winter Storm Warning updated snowfall total

Winter Storm Warning

***UPDATE, Tues 3/20, 12n***

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). 

Since our last update, the National Weather Service has increased its snowfall projections for the Philly area, now 7-13 inches with ice accumulations up to 1/10th of an inch, along with 25-40 MPH wind gusts.

The storm is expected to start with a wintry mix today, with potential for icing tonight before transitioning to snow tomorrow, while most impact during the afternoon.  Get full details from the National Weather Service below:

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

1009 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018

...Major Coastal Storm to Affect the Region Through Wednesday

Night...

.A pair of low pressure systems today will consolidate into one

major coastal storm late tonight and Wednesday. This is expected

to bring significant impacts to our region, starting with areas of

mixed precipitation today and tonight followed by significant

snowfall on Wednesday. Unnecessary travel Wednesday afternoon and

evening is strongly discouraged.

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/O.CON.KPHI.WS.W.0007.180320T2200Z-180322T0600Z/

New Castle-Cecil-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-Northwestern Burlington-

Delaware-Philadelphia-Western Chester-Eastern Chester-

Western Montgomery-Eastern Montgomery-Upper Bucks-Lower Bucks-

Including the cities of Wilmington, Elkton, Pennsville,

Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Media,

Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford, West Chester, Kennett Square,

Collegeville, Pottstown, Norristown, Lansdale, Chalfont,

Perkasie, Morrisville, and Doylestown

1009 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING

TO 2 AM EDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow

  accumulations of 7 to 13 inches and ice accumulations of up to

  one tenth of an inch are expected. In addition, north to

  northeast winds will gust 25 to 40 mph at times.

* WHERE...Portions of southern New Jersey, southeast

  Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland and northern Delaware.

* WHEN...Mixed precipitation will begin this morning along the

  Interstate 76 corridor and will gradually move northward this

  afternoon. A wintry mix may continue through this evening, and

  icing potential is highest during this portion of the event,

  especially along and east of the Delaware River and in northern

  portions of the Delmarva Peninsula. Precipitation will

  transition to snow from west to east late tonight and become

  heavy at times tomorrow. Snow will gradually taper off late

  Wednesday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to

  impossible, especially on Wednesday. Be prepared for significant

  reductions in visibility at times. Power outages and tree damage

  may occur owing to the weight of the snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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