23. January 2016 · Comments Off on Blizzard Warning Extended! · Categories: snow, winter · Tags:

The National Weather Service has extended the Blizzard Warning to WARREN-MORRIS-BERKS-LEHIGH-NORTHAMPTON

They are forecasting 22-30″! It could happen!!

As of 10 am in Stewartsville: 12.5″

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
954 AM EST SAT JAN 23 2016

...A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE TO HAMMER THE REGION THROUGH
TONIGHT...

.STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE WILL SLIDE BY JUST TO OUR SOUTH AND
EAST TODAY AND TONIGHT BRINGING HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS...AND
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO MUCH OF OUR AREA.

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WARREN-MORRIS-BERKS-LEHIGH-NORTHAMPTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...MORRISTOWN...READING...
ALLENTOWN...BETHLEHEM...EASTON
954 AM EST SAT JAN 23 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST SUNDAY. THE WINTER
STORM WARNING IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...GUSTY WINDS...DRIFTING SNOW AND
  BLOWING SNOW RESULTING IN TIMES OF BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...22 TO 30 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO BE HEAVY TODAY BEFORE TAPERING
  OFF BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS
  WILL PRODUCE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL.
  SHOVELING OF HEAVY SNOW WILL BE PROBLEMATIC FOR THOSE WITH
  PHYSICAL AILMENTS. SNOW WILL CLING TO WIRES AND TREES WHICH
  COULD CAUSE NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES. ROADS WILL BE IMPASSABLE DUE
  TO INCREASING SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES PER HOUR AT TIMES
  IN HEAVIER BANDS. SNOW DRIFT UP TO 6 FEET ARE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE-QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION FORECAST MAPS FOR THIS LATEST EVENT ARE
AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PHI/WINTER

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