THE WLRI FastWeather Center anticipates no less than 4 Inches of accumulation of snow between 4:PM 03/06/2018 and 4:PM 03/07/2018. Many locations may receive over 10 Inches of snow in the same time window. For this reason, it is advised that you plan accordingly. Think locally and remember to look after yourself, and your neighbors.
- What will you do if there is a long term power outage? Do you have a plan of action in place? Now is a good time to do that.
- Will your pets have enough food, meds or supplies to last you through Thursday or Friday, so that you don’t have to travel in the storm.
- Is your work, boss, employer aware of the WINTER STORM WARNING issued for SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA?
- Do you have enough food, meds and supplies for yourself and your family?
- Do you have any upcoming plans or obligations that this winter storm may disrupt?
EVERYONE SHOULD STAY HOME AND ALLOW STATE AND LOCAL CREWS A CHANCE TO CLEAR AND TREAT THE ROADS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE STORM. ONLY TRAVEL UNLESS YOU MUST GO TO WORK OR THERE IS A SAFETY OF LIFE OR MEDICAL EMERGENCY.
A dangerous wet snow storm will have high impact and potential for numerous new power outages and some tree damage from eastern Pennsylvania into northern New Jersey... .A compact but powerful nor`easter will skirt the New Jersey coast on Wednesday, producing periods of heavy precipitation. All locations along and west of the Interstate 95 corridor are vulnerable to heavy snow, with the greatest uncertainty within 20 miles either side of Interstate 95. Otherwise, there is very high confidence that this storm will make travel difficult or nearly impossible at times, across much of eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey, basically from near Philadelphia, west and north to the New York state border and beyond. Highest snow accumulations will be in the hilly areas. Unnecessary travel is not recommended Wednesday. Thereafter, communities will need Wednesday night and Thursday morning to dig out. Caution is advised for those with heart problems as over exertion removing wet snow could prompt a heart attack.
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT EST WEDNESDAY NIGHT... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up to 8 inches, are expected. * WHERE...Portions of central Pennsylvania. * WHEN...From midnight tonight to midnight EST Wednesday night. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. CHESTER COUNTY
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 14 inches are expected. * WHERE...Portions of northern and northwest New Jersey and east central and southeast Pennsylvania. * WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 3 AM EST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to impossible at times, including during the evening commute on Wednesday. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Snowfall rates of nearly 2 inches an hour are expected at times from around 11 AM to 7 PM. Heavy wet snow could result in widespread power outages from breaking branches and possible trees uprooting. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.