A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the Philadelphia area tonight (Mon 3/13) starting at 8pm through tomorrow afternoon at 4pm. In case you're wondering, they're calling this storm, 'Stella'!
Total accumulations are projected to be around 8-12 inches of snow, accompanied by heavy winds (15-25 MPH, with 35 MPH gusts). This is expected to be a heavy and wet snow, accompanied by high wind and periods of sleet, so we could see many power outages. Points North are expected to get higher accumulations with New York City under a Blizzard Warning. Full details from The National Weather Service below:
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National Weather Service Watch Warning Advisory Summary
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
1200 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017
...An extreme situation is developing for portions of our area as
a MAJOR COASTAL STORM interrupts our usual daily routines on
.A very strong winter storm could be life threatening for those
who do not pay attention to safety precautions Tuesday morning.
Low pressure developing off the Carolina coast this evening will
become an intense storm as it moves east of New Jersey midday
Tuesday. Swaths of excessive precipitation will develop along and
west of the track of the storm. Near blizzard conditions are
likely for a few hours in eastern Pennsylvania and portions of
northern New Jersey where snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour
New Castle-Cecil-Kent MD-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-
Including the cities of Wilmington, Elkton, Chestertown,
Pennsville, Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown,
Mount Holly, Media, and Philadelphia
1200 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING
TO 6 PM EDT TUESDAY...
* LOCATIONS...The Philadelphia metropolitan area and adjacent
southwest New Jersey, northern Delaware, and the northern
portions of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow and sleet as well as strong winds.
* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches.
* TIMING...Snow begins between 8 PM and 10 PM this evening,
becoming heavy at times around midnight before mixing with or
changing to heavy sleet between 2 and 4 am, then ending as snow
will diminish by late Tuesday afternoon. One half to 1 inch of
sleet may be mixed with snow accumulation. Most of the snow
accumulation from this nor`easter should occur prior to the
change to sleet.
* IMPACTS...The heavy snow and sleet will make many roads
treacherous and may produce power outages due to the weight of
the snow on tree limbs and power lines. Strong winds will lead
to some blowing snow, reduced visibility, and additional power
* WINDS...Northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* VISIBILITIES...One half mile or less at times.
* TEMPERATURES...From the upper 20s to mid 30s.
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