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Although the calendar has turned to Spring, it certainly has not felt that way! Springtime snow is not unusual for the region. Below is a list of the Top 10 Snowfall totals for the area from March 19 through April 30. We're not out of the woods yet!
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Here is a map of snowfall reports from March 20-22, 2018. A text listing can be found at https://bit.ly/2G4JDMm Thank you very much to all who provided reports!
14 hours ago
Good Thursday Morning! Be safe this morning as some roads could still be slippery, and there are still some flurries and snow showers around early. Temperatures will rise into the lower 40's this afternoon across much of the region, allowing for some melting to occur. However, it will feel colder due to a brisk northwesterly wind. We would like to thank everyone who has sent us snowfall reports. We appreciate it very much, and if you have a final snowfall measurement feel free to post it here (don't forget to include your town/city). Thank you!
29 hours ago
***3PM Storm Update*** Good afternoon! Attached is our latest forecast for additional snowfall after 2 PM this afternoon. This does not include snow that fell before then. For the latest forecast information specific to your location, please visit weather.gov/phi and enter your city or zip code in the upper left.
32 hours ago
***1130 AM Update*** *Firstly, how much snow have you seen where you are? Please include your location and time of measurement in your report. This will now be our primary thread for posting reports so please post them here and many thanks to all the reports so far! *As for the storm....transition from rain and mixed precipitation to snow continues at this hour over the Delmarva into southern New Jersey. The attached graphic is our latest snowfall forecast from 8 AM this morning through when the storm ends overnight. No major changes...jackpot will likely be a stretch running from just north of Philadelphia across Chester, Montgomery Counties running eastward into parts of central NJ. *Snow will occur in bands of varying intensity...at times not snowing very heavily but then quickly picking up in intensity. If you must travel, please be aware of this and use extra caution! *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.
40 hours ago
Good morning NWS Mount Holly FB followers and visitors to NJ e PA DE e MD. Major winter storm developing this morning with heaviest snowfall accums/rates this afternoon and evening. This map of fcst snowfall is from 8AM today to 8 AM Thursday and does not account for the mixed mess of wintry elements occurring prior to 8AM today. Follow the advice of local officials and if you don't have to travel later today in NJ and e PA especially, please don't. We continue to request your glaze, sleet and snowfall accumulations and any associated power related outages here. A formal briefing package will supersede this post toward 6 AM. Thank you.
2 days ago
Good evening. Please submit all snow, sleet, and freezing rain reports for the winter storm to this thread. Time and location essential; photo always appreciated.
2 days ago
Here is a link to the latest briefing package for the winter storm. Only minor adjustments have been made this afternoon. Please share any snowfall or damage reports with us. Thanks! #pawx #njwx #dewx #mdwx http://ht.ly/RV7g30j3Zgr
2 days ago
Good Tuesday morning everyone! The fourth coastal storm in as many weeks is still on track to bring major winter weather to our area through the next 48 hours. The most significant snow accumulations and impacts are expected during the day Wednesday, but hazardous travel conditions are also possible later today and overnight. You can find our latest briefing package at https://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf The latest snow and ice accumulation forecasts are available at www.weather.gov/phi/winter For the latest detailed forecast for your location, visit www.weather.gov/phi and enter your city, ST or zip code in the upper left corner. We would appreciate any reports of precipitation type, snow, sleet, and ice amounts as the precipitation moves in later today. Feel free to post those here. By the way, today is the vernal equinox. So warmer weather can't be too far behind, right?!
3 days ago
Here is the latest briefing package for the upcoming Nor'easter. The link to the pdf on our website is : http://bit.ly/2p4pbnv
3 days ago
Here is the latest official snowfall forecast and low-/high-end probability scenarios for the upcoming coastal storm. This will be a long duration event starting in our southern areas late tonight and continuing into Wednesday as it will come in two waves. However, there is growing concern for more substantial snowfall and higher impacts to the region, including travel hazards, coastal flooding and more power outages, with the second wave on Wednesday. However, there is still high uncertainty with the track of the storm, especially for Wednesday (this is why we are emphasizing the different scenarios).
4 days ago
We are expecting another mostly clear and cold night as we head into the last full day of winter on Monday. #pawx #mdwx #dewx #njwx
4 days ago
Good morning! We are continuing to monitor a coastal storm system that will likely affect the area beginning Monday night and potentially last right through Wednesday. While there is still a lot of uncertainty in the details of this system, indications are it may come in two separate waves, the first arriving Monday night into Tuesday morning and the second arriving Tuesday night into Wednesday. The track and evolution of the system will determine precipitation types and amounts as temperatures will be marginally cold. However the system does have the potential to bring heavy wet snow, strong winds, and even the possibility of some coastal flooding. Below are the highlights: *Snowfall: Highest threat for several inches of accumulating snowfall with the first wave currently looks to be near and north of the Mason-Dixon line -> southeast Pennsylvania extending into central and southern New Jersey south into northern parts of the Delmarva. *Winds: Strongest winds along Atlantic coastal sections of New Jersey and Delaware where NE winds may reach 20 to 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph. *Timing: First wave arrives Monday night lasting through Tuesday morning with mainly wet snow near and north of the Mason - Dixon line and mainly rain farther south over the southern Delmarva. There may be a brief break before a second wave potentially affects the area Tuesday night into Wednesday with more snow possible. *Impacts: Heavy wet snow could result in reduced visibility, slippery travel due to snow covered roads, and power outages if enough accumulates on tree limbs and wires. Biggest impacts currently look to be for the Tuesday morning commute and possibly again for Wednesday. *Confidence of occurrence: Moderate confidence storm will impact parts of the area with at least some snow Monday night into Tuesday but low confidence on amounts. Low confidence on second part of system potentially arriving for Tuesday night into Wednesday. The attached graphics show expected snowfall for the period Monday night through Wednesday. For further details regarding snowfall probabilities please visit: weather.gov/phi/winter Note: Our snowfall forecasts will extend through Wednesday with the next forecast package this afternoon. *For forecast details specific to your location, please visit weather.gov/phi and enter your city or zip code in the upper left.
5 days 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.
5 days ago
Here are tonight's expected low temperatures. #pawx #njwx #dewx #mdwx
6 days 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
6 days 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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
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
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
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.
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!
Here is the first briefing package on the possible snow Monday and Tuesday. http://bit.ly/2p4pbnv
March 4th to March 10th is wildfire prevention week in PA. Remember, only you can prevent wildfires. http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_004071.pdf
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