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Snow totals for Thursday

Snow totals for Thursday

As expected the NWS has changed the Watch to a Warning that is in effect from midnight tonight until 4 pm Thursday. The brunt of the storm appears to be 4 am – 10 am.

The NWS is forecasting 6-10″ of snow. At this point I’m sticking with my 4-8″ forecast. Higher amounts are certainly possible if everything comes into place. Snow should start tapering off to snow showers around mid day Thursday which will allow crews to get out and clean up.

Here are the details in the Winter Storm Warning:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
948 AM EST Wed Feb 8 2017

NJZ001-007>010-012-013-015-PAZ054-055-060>062-101>106-090300-
/O.CON.KPHI.WS.W.0002.170209T0500Z-170209T2100Z/
Sussex-Warren-Morris-Hunterdon-Somerset-Middlesex-
Western Monmouth-Mercer-Carbon-Monroe-Berks-Lehigh-Northampton-
Western Chester-Eastern Chester-Western Montgomery-
Eastern Montgomery-Upper Bucks-Lower Bucks-
Including the cities of Newton, Washington, Morristown,
Flemington, Somerville, New Brunswick, Freehold, Trenton,
Jim Thorpe, Stroudsburg, Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton,
Honey Brook, Oxford, West Chester, Kennett Square, Collegeville,
Pottstown, Norristown, Lansdale, Chalfont, Perkasie, Morrisville,
and Doylestown
948 AM EST Wed Feb 8 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 4 PM EST THURSDAY...

* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches.

* LOCATIONS...Eastern Pennsylvania and central and northern New
  Jersey.

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow.

* VISIBILITIES...One quarter mile or less at times.

* TIMING...A wintry mix will overspread the area from the west
  near midnight reaching the northern New Jersey coast by 4 am.
  The event will likely begin as snow north of the I-78
  corridor. Elsewhere, rain will change over to snow from
  northwest to southeast into early Thursday morning. Sleet may
  mix in briefly during the transition from rain to snow. The
  snow likely will be heavy for a time Thursday morning before
  tapering off quickly from west to east during midday or the
  afternoon.

* IMPACTS...The heavy snow will make many roads potentially
  impassable for several hours during the worst part of the
  storm which should be 5 am to 10 am. There may be widespread
  power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and
  power lines. The threat for power outages will be less where
  temperatures are mostly below 30 degrees during the snow.

* WINDS...North 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* TEMPERATURES...falling into the 20s over most of this area
  during the snow before a slight recovery in the afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring.  Significant amounts of
snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in
an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...
food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Report snow and ice accumulation to the National Weather Service
by calling our trained spotter line...posting to the NWS Mount
Holly Facebook page...or using Twitter.

Snowfall and ice accumulation forecast maps in addition to
experimental probabilistic snowfall information for the latest
event are available online at www.weather.gov/phi/winter

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