5 hours ago
Good morning! We want to give an update on the storm threat for the middle of next week (Monday night into Wednesday time frame). The very latest forecast guidance takes the storm a little farther south and east which lowers the probability of significant impacts over the area compared to previous thinking. That said, we are still a few days away so there is still a lot of uncertainty in the forecast. For this reason it is too soon to dismiss the threat of heavy rain, wet snow, and coastal flooding as the storm track could still shift northward again toward the region. Stay tuned! For the latest forecast details specific to your location, please visit weather.gov/phi and enter your city or zip code in the upper left.
14 hours ago
Here are tonight's expected low temperatures. #pawx #njwx #dewx #mdwx
19 hours ago
Good Afternoon! Have you heard about a coastal storm next week? One is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, and the image shows where the storm is currently forecast to be at 8 AM on Wednesday. While a storm is expected, we want to emphasize that the track and strength of the storm is uncertain and therefore the impacts to our area are also uncertain. Check the forecast over the next several days to get the latest updates. These are always available at: www.weather.gov/phi
30 hours ago
Good morning! The good news is that the official start of spring is only 4 days away but the bad news is we have yet another storm threat for next week. Forecast highlights are as follows: *Cool and blustery for today with highs generally ranging from the upper 30s to mid 40s. Winds will gust to around 30 mph making it feel even colder. *The weekend right through Monday will be mainly dry but continuing on the cool side with highs generally in the 40s, except 30s across the southern Poconos. The exception will be a system that will have to watched for tomorrow that may clip southern parts of the Delmarva with a period of rain in the afternoon. *A coastal storm is becoming increasingly likely for next Tuesday into Wednesday but the forecast details remain uncertain at this time. Snow, rain, and strong winds will all be possible with this storm. The graphic below depicts where the best chances for accumulating snow will be with this storm for the Tuesday into early Wednesday period...generally across central PA extending NE into the Poconos with lower chances along the I-95 corridor. For the latest forecast details specific to your location please visit weather.gov/phi and enter your city or zip code in the upper left.
39 hours ago
Good Thursday evening everyone! I know we are sounding like a broken record, but for those of you along and north of the Interstate 80 corridor in eastern Pennsylvania and northwestern New Jersey, fast moving snow showers and snow squalls will continue for the next few hours (through late this evening). Visibility near one half mile and a quick inch of snow accumulation are possible. If you are driving this evening, please exercise caution for rapidly changing visibility and slippery conditions.
47 hours ago
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2 days ago
Remember those warm, beautiful days in February, and we thought we would get through the winter unscathed? Well, Meteorological Spring started, and March has come in like a lion! Let's compare the first 2 weeks of March with February.
2 days ago
Good morning, there will be some sun this morning before considerable clouds return by this afternoon along with some scattered rain and snow showers, especially across the north through the southern Poconos and NW NJ. Once again, there could be some locally heavier squalls and this could last into this evening as a cold front moves through. Gusty and colder conditions will follow for tonight and Friday. The weekend looks mainly dry but we continue to monitor a storm threat for next Tuesday which could bring snow, rain or a mix of rain and snow. The best chances for snow will be across the north through the southern Poconos while rain is more likely near the coast. For forecast details specific to your location, please visit weather.gov/phi and enter your city or zip code in the upper left.
2 days ago
Wednesday evening update: Isolated snow showers continue across Northwest New Jersey and the southern Poconos this evening. Visibility below 1 mile and light accumulations are possible with any snow showers. Please use caution if driving in these areas this evening, as roads could be slippery, and sudden changes in visibility are possible. This includes the I-80 corridor. Image is Interstate 80 near Long Pond, PA around 7 PM this evening courtesy of http://www.511pa.com/
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2 days ago
Snow showers and flurries are trekking southeast this afternoon per radar around 12:30 PM. Snow squalls are possible, mainly near and north of the I-78 and I-80 corridors. The snowfall map is valid for today. If you're driving in this region, be prepared for brief reductions in visibility and maintain a safe distance between vehicles. If you receive measurable snow, please relay your location and amount via this thread. Thank you! For the latest radar and forecast, visit weather.gov/phi
3 days ago
Good morning everyone, Before we post a few words about the weather, we'd like to hear from you if you have light dustings etc from this mornings snow showers in the Poconos to northwest NJ. We should be able to post a highlights for the week ahead at about 545AM. Thank you.
3 days ago
Good afternoon everyone! Below is our preliminary map of snow totals from this morning. You can also see it in list format here: https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?new&prod=XXXPNSPHI&wfo=phi Overnight, we will be dropping below freezing once again, so any snow melt or puddles may freeze on roads and sidewalks (especially bridges and untreated surfaces). Please use caution if going out late tonight or early tomorrow morning! Also, Looking ahead to tomorrow (Wednesday), snow showers and snow squalls will be possible especially for areas along and northwest of the I-95 corridor. A quick inch of accumulation, slippery roads, and reduced visibility will be possible with any snow squalls.
4 days ago
Good early Tuesday morning NWS Mount Holly FB followers and visitors to NJ DE e PA e MD. We dropped the advisory in Mercer county where we are pretty sure amounts will remain generally under 3 inches. Elsewhere, the advisory continues, with elevations doing best. Snow bands will be concentrated mostly in eastern and northern NJ with a little bit of banding into the Poconos. We'll update this post around 630 AM, especially after you share your snowfall information. We'll want to know where its sticking to the pavement, as well. Again an elevation snowfall with probable highest amounts in the hilly areas along and north of I80 which may reach 5". Thank you for your observations.
4 days ago
4 days ago
We are starting a thread for snowfall observations for the March 12-13 event. Please post your snowfall reports below. Remember to include your location and time of measurement and not to take your measurement on grass or in an area where snow cover leftover from the previous storms are present.
4 days ago
There are numerous ways NWS meteorologists can tell where rain and snow (or something else) is currently falling across the region. One useful way is through a crowdsourcing program called mPING. You can download the mPING app on your phone and send us your report (which we look at on our computer). You can also visit their website to see yourself the different precipitation types that are falling. https://mping.nssl.noaa.gov/
4 days ago
An updated briefing on tonight's snow event is available on our website: www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf Overall, only minor changes were made to the forecast. The main uncertainty regarding snowfall accumulations is exactly where a band of locally heavier snow on the western periphery of the storm sets up. At this time, it appears that northern and coastal NJ are at greatest risk to see this heavier snow band late tonight. If the movement of this band winds up being slower than current projections, then heavier snows could linger into the morning commute and locally higher amounts greater than 3-4" would be possible. Conversely, if this snow band forms farther to the east, then snow amounts may wind up being lower than predicted. See the probabilistic snowfall slide in this briefing to get an idea on what amounts could look like in these differing scenarios.
5 days ago
Good Monday morning NWS Mount Holly FB followers, travelers and visitors to NJ, e PA, DE, e MD. It's another week of winter with a brief warmup around next Sunday or Monday. Light amounts of snow are expected late today into Tuesday morning, especially compared to March 2 & 7. Consensus favors the most significant snow occurring from northeast PA incldg the Poconos through northern and northeast NJ and it will probably impact the evening commute in the Poconos and have greater impact across northern NJ for tomorrow mornings commute. If you're traveling to eastern Long Island and especially eastern New England, this is going to be a high impact storm with near blizzard conditions possible Tuesday morning and major travel delays! One final note: Wednesday afternoon may see some brief intense snow squalls in eastern PA and portions of western and northern NJ that could turn a blustery winter day into suddenly changing dangerous travel with potential for quick 1/2 to 1" snow accums in 30 minutes. In the meantime, here is the briefing package for today-tonight. https://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf
5 days ago
The briefing package for the upcoming coastal storm has been updated (link below). There have been some minor changes with the forecast but overall the storm will most likely track far enough offshore to limit the severity of impacts in terms of snowfall amounts, winds and coastal flooding for northeastern MD, DE, eastern PA and NJ. With that said, it will not take much of a shift in the storm track (relative to the current most-likely projection) to see greater impacts across some of the area if it trends closer to the coast (like the recent nor’easters this month) or to see minimal impacts if it trends farther offshore. So even though we are showing you the most likely forecast, it is premature to rule out these other less-likely scenarios. https://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf
6 days ago
Here is the second briefing package on the possible snow Monday and Tuesday. Please keep in mind that if the storm tracks closer to the coast, the impacts would be greater. The next briefing package will be issued at 5 PM Sunday. A detailed, local forecast is available for your location at weather.gov/phi http://bit.ly/2p4pbnv
6 days ago
Good Sunday morning in EDT, NWS Mount Holly FB followers and visitors to NJ DE e PA e MD. Today will be a nice day for contd recovery from the early March snowstorms. BUT, It snows in much of our area late Monday into Tuesday morning. It will stick a little easier since the air is a little colder and much of the snow should be falling at night. Most of us should wake up Tuesday morning to a fresh snowcover. The Monday eveng commute might be a little slow due to snow. Tuesday mornings commute looks to have a better chance of slower travel,probably having snowed overnight and it may still be snowing at daybreak Tuesday. We all should monitor future forecasts for Monday night. For now, we're forecasting only light, possibly spotty moderate snow fall. If the nor'easter tracks 50-100 miles further west than predicted early this morning, it would become a big winter problem for NJ and ne PA. Our briefing package will post here by around 10AM. Attached is our best estimate for snowfall, most of it Monday night.
6 days ago
Temporary break from snow related posts to remind you to "spring forward" tonight (so you're not an hour late for anything tomorrow)! Daylight Saving Time begins tonight. This is also a good opportunity to check the batteries in your smoke/carbon monoxide detectors and weather radios!
6 days ago
Here is the first briefing package on the possible snow Monday and Tuesday. http://bit.ly/2p4pbnv
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Good Saturday Morning! A nice day is in store for the region. Partly sunny skies with high temperatures a few degrees below normal. More details at weather.gov/phi
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The major coastal storm yesterday, March 7th, was quite impressive not just with the amount of heavy wet snow, but the widespread excessive snowfall rates and numerous reports of thundersnow. So what did this storm look like from space? Check out this awesome GOES-16 satellite loop of the storm as it was hammering our area (link below, courtesy of Colorado State University). Take special note of the convective clouds over the ocean and then westward over land. http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=dev/lindsey/loops/7mar18_noreaster&loop_speed_ms=50
Thanks for your patience while we sifted through the hundreds of snow total reports we have received from yesterday's winter storm. A map of the snow totals is now available! You can find it here: https://www.weather.gov/images/phi/winter/PHISnowfallAnalysisPublic.png Thanks to all of you who submitted reports!
Good morning, all! We hope everybody is safe from the storm on Wednesday. The good news for today is that it should be sunny into this afternoon, and there will be noticeable melting of the snow. With abundant moisture in the snowpack, this may result in some localized poor drainage flooding. Temperatures fall below freezing tonight, and any melted snow will refreeze, especially on untreated surfaces. A few light snow showers are possible for much of southeast PA and northern and central NJ, but additional snowfall tonight will be minimal. Drive safely out there!
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Good morning! This is will be the only thread monitored for snowfall reports for this storm. Please post your amounts, location, time of measurement, and spotter/CoCoRaHs ID (if you have one). Pictures are always welcome, too! :) Thanks!
Good morning NWS Mount Holly FB followers and visitors to NJ DE e PA e MD. It was busy overnight with coastal flooding and 1-3" of new snow, mostly on non paved sfcs. The attached map shows our most likely storm totals by this evening. Wet snowfall should greatly intensify during midday. Also, the circled area is where the risk appears greatest for snow related power outages this afternoon.
Midnight Update for DE NJ e MD e PA. Amounts raised along and e of I-95. Much more detail at 4 am. Dangerous wet snow storm on its way! No unnecessary travel is recommended by the NWS after 7am today!! This is going to be a very high impact storm with widespread power outages "probable". The map posted is a minimum expectation!! We'll recircle the most probable area for widespread power outages around 5 am, but for now, every location from I-95 westward through eastern Pa and up to about I-80 as vulnerable. Colder air being drawn into the system from Massachusetts may allow for the snow bounce of the trees near and north of Route 80, instead of accrete, though we're not sure of that yet. Please add your snow amounts here. We'll monitor through the night. Thank you!
915 pm UPDATE: Dangerous wet snow storm on its way! NO CHANGE IN SNOW AMOUNTS BUT HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE AT 4 am. No unnecessary travel is recommended by the NWS after 7am Wednesday. This is going to be a very high impact storm with widespread power outages "probable". Give us time to digest the new model guidance. The map posted is a minimum expectation. Also circled is the probable area of widespread power outages in our forecast area.... and we may need to expand this southeast to near Philadelphia at 4 AM. Please add your snow amounts here. We'll monitor through the night. Thank you!
Good Tuesday evening NWS Mount Holly FB followers and visitors to NJ, DE e PA and E MD. At about 915 PM tonight we will probably post an image of expected snowfall and a partly objective, partly subjective expectation of new or renewed power outages for tomorrow. Our forecast appears on target. at 8 PM, rain is mixing with sleet in the Baltimore area and snow in nw Maryland as well as near Coatesville in high terrain Chester County in se PA. For now, from you, we just need location, and any sleet or snow reports. After midnight we expect our first slight coverings in Chester County and the Poconos. Thank you. Addendum at 850 PM...excellent series of reports. Thank you. So the next step... accumulations when they begin. For now temps are above freezing and the little bursts of mixed pcpn will be intermittent through 10 or 11 PM before the big blob of widespread rain in eastern Va rapidly overspreads our forecast area. This is going to be a fun system to watch evolve on radar the next 24 hours as pcpn now moving ne but by morning should be turning north and then eventually northwest by midday. BTW, high temps today were 10 degrees colder than the day preceding the Friday March 2nd storm, and you know what happened then. So, for now, we'll await accumulations from you. Our 915PM update will probably not change snow amounts. Again, thank you.
As promised, here is our updated briefing package for our upcoming event. https://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf #njwx #dewx #pawx #mdwx
In light of the high impact and interest for this event, we wanted to get our snowfall map out to everyone as soon as possible. So here it is! Briefing package will be out by 4pm and will have more details about impacts across our region. #njwx #pawx #dewx #mdwx
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Good morning, all! Winter Storm Warnings are now in effect for much of the region for Wednesday. Check the briefing package at the link below to see how this storm will affect you. In addition, there are some safety tips for you, as this storm is expected to produce a heavy, wet snow that may pose additional difficulties. Stay tuned throughout the day for the latest updates! https://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf
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Good evening everyone, There were requests for a map of adjacent office snow forecasts. This map should put everyone in the ballpark, with details to be ironed out on Tuesday. The snow gradient edge near I-95 (Philly-near NYC) is where there is much less certitude on amounts, especially falling during the day at 32-33F temps. It could even rain for a while in the morning. Still even I-95 is probably going to have some tough going, during afternoon-early evening. If this is a wet snow in e PA & the nw 2/3rds of NJ, then power outages, and snow removal becomes life threatening for some. Everyone from Philadelphia metro area northeastward to near New York City and all of New England (including e PA) should be prepared for altered plans on Wednesday and Wednesday night. Once warnings issue, your contingency plans should be ready to use as the forecast applies to your situation. For resident-visitors to eastern PA and northern NJ, recommend being where-ever you want to be by 9 AM at the latest, and plan to stay there 12 to 24 hours. After 9 AM, travel conditions will worsen considerably, especially northwest of I-95. The brunt of the storm is probably 11 AM to 7 PM and the heaviest snow should be near and north of I-78 to the NYS line (ne and east central PA and northwest NJ).