07. February 2017 · Comments Off on Winter Storm Watch for Thursday · Categories: snow, winter · Tags: ,
...Winter Storm Watch in effect from Wednesday evening through
Thursday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Winter
Storm Watch...which is in effect from Wednesday evening through
Thursday afternoon.

* Locations...eastern Pennsylvania and central and northern New
  Jersey. 

* Hazard types...heavy snow.

* Snow accumulations...potential for 6 or more inches.

* Timing...a wintry mix will overspread the area from the west
  Wednesday night. The event will likely begin as snow north of
  the I-78 corridor. Elsewhere, rain will change over to snow from
  northwest to southeast late Wednesday night into Thursday
  morning. Sleet may mix briefly during the transition from rain
  to snow. The snow could be heavy at times late Wednesday night
  and Thursday morning before tapering off from west to east
  during the afternoon Thursday.

* Impacts...the heavy snow and poor visibilities at times could
  make travel dangerous. Significant impacts to the Thursday
  morning rush are likely.

* Winds...north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Temperatures...upper 30s and lower 40s at the onset, falling
  into the lower 30s by early Thursday morning.

* Visibilities...1/2 mile or less at times in heavy snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor 
the latest forecasts.

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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