***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:
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
.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.
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
* 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.
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.