Good Monday morning NWS Mt Holly FB friends and visitors to NJ DE e PA e MD. Showers should arrive late this morning or afternoon. Dense fog is possible tonight. A huge warmup is expected Tue-Wed with record breaking warmth, especially Wednesday when forecast highs in the mid 70s...should be within 4 degrees of the all time February highest record. Then it chills Thursday with a period rain (possibly briefly mxg with sleet/frzg rain ne PA high terrain) . Seems like a better chance of icing Friday morning near and north of I-80. Overall, periods of rain Thursday-Sunday should bring us 1-2 inches, probably propelling Atlantic City to all time Feb wettest record and probably pushing Philly and Wilmington into the top 10 wettest February in our 100+ years of record keeping.
Here's the latest snowfall total map. Some impressive amts thru the Lehigh Valley into Nrn NJ. We can see the snow cover shrinking each hr as the sun shines brightly across the area. Warm wx is on the way. Any remaining snow will disappear pretty quickly! #njwx #pawx #dewx #mdwx
Good Sunday morning NWS Mt Holly FB followers and visitors to NJ DE e PA e MD. As you can see from the 5AM temps in the post just previous, that it may still be slippery through about 9 AM. In the meantime snow will melt today and Monday. Record warmth is forecast Wednesday, if not both Tuesday and Wednesday, with readings on Wednesday probably well up in the 70s. Attached is an updated snow total map from ydy's short but high impact event. We've cleaned up the evaluation in the Poconos. This map may update later today. Anyone who hasn't reported a snow total, please do it here and thank you very much for your participation.
5 AM temperature check from around the region. Temperatures are at or below freezing in some areas, therefore watch for some slippery spots on untreated surfaces early this morning due to residual moisture and/or slush.
Hello NWS Mt Holly followers and visitors to NJ DE e PA e MD. Storm is about over, but do be careful the rest of the night. It may clear toward dawn and with light wind, surfaces could become icy again as temps drop a couple of degrees. Please continue reporting your amounts/location here. We wont post much between 130-430AM as we prepare the forecast for the next 7 days. Attached is a preliminary graphic that shows snowfall reports in our forecast area as of 1030PM. This map will update at 630 AM with a probable much more comprehensive map posting sometime Sunday afternoon. Again, we thank you for your reports. Just do this safely. Oh and yes, record warmth is still on track for this Wednesday.
Hi everyone, here is the update as of about 8 PM :
1. Heavy bands have set up in the Lehigh Valley and NW NJ. Locally higher amounts of 6-8 inches possible The winter weather advisory has been upgraded to a winter storm warning.
2.Across Delmarva and South Jersey, the rain snow line is starting to drift NW. In addition, the back edge of precipitation is beginning to move into NE MD....
3.For the I95 corridor including the Philly and Trenton metro areas, we are beginning to see heavier bands develop leading to accumulations on roads and grassy areas
Precipitation is still expected to quickly move out after midnight across the region. Thank you for all the reports so far!
5:30 PM update: Rain/snow line is approximately along the Kent/Sussex Co line in Delaware and the Cumberland/Cape May Co line in NJ. The rain/snow line is further SE than previously forecast, but it is expected to drift NW through the evening. Please use caution if driving anywhere in the region this afternoon and evening. Even a small amount of snow accumulation can result in slippery conditions! You can see the latest snow forecast map here: http://www.weather.gov/phi/winte...r
Previous update: Good afternoon everyone! Precipitation is beginning to move into the area (as of 3:30 PM, it was in Delmarva and about to move into south NJ). Precipitation may start as rain, but for many locations will change over to snow or a rain and snow mix. Below is our latest snow forecast. The heaviest snow is expected through the evening hours. Snow is expected to quickly move out after midnight. With temperatures well above freezing tomorrow, considerable melting is expected during the day tomorrow.
You can also see the latest briefing at http://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf
If you have any snow reports, we'd love to see them, please post them in this thread! Thank you all so much!
Good Saturday morning NWS Mount Holly FB friends and visitors to NJ/DE e PA, e MD. An approximately 9 hour snow event late today and tonight will dump most of its accumulative snow between ~6 PM and midnight. If traveling the Interstate 95 corridor and northwestward through e PA into southern NYS, Long Island and southern New England, be prepared for rapidly deteriorating and slippery road conditions, as well as travel delays late this afternoon and early tonight. Snow may c...hange to rain several hours after beginning from Wilmington to Philadelphia and New Brunswick, limiting accumulations there.
The snow wont hang around long. Record warmth is forecast in our area Tuesday or more likely Wednesday when the mercury should rise into the mid 70s in the Philadelphia area.
Our approximate estimate of expected snowfall as issued at 330 AM is attached, as well the chance for more than 2" ,and onset time. This information will be updated later today and we will be asking for your assistance with snow measurements, any time after 4 PM. Have a good day and thank you for following us.
The latest briefing package is available here: https://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf
Warm with rain to accumulating snow? Yes, that is what the forecast is calling for as we head into the weekend. Here is our latest snowfall forecast for Saturday night (more adjustments likely), and the updated briefing package can be viewed at this link:
5 AM temperature check from around the region. It is a milder start to the day, however there is some fog around especially in eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey.
Good Thursday Morning! A few days of warm weather, then turning much colder Friday night through Saturday. A quick moving storm will bring wintry precipitation to much of our area from late Saturday afternoon into very early Sunday morning.
The snowfall map below is our first take regarding the late Saturday into early Sunday system. The amounts will be highly dependent on air temperatures, precipitation intensity and ground temperatures. There should be an area with some mixed precipitation and even rain which would cut down on snow amounts. While we are expecting an area of accumulating snow, the amounts and impacts are less certain. Another update will be issued later today.
An active weather pattern continues as we are watching two systems. The first brings rain Thursday night and Friday. More uncertainty is present with the second one Saturday night with rain and/or snow.
Winter Weather Advisory issued through 8 AM for areas of light freezing rain and black ice, which is resulting in very slippery conditions. Use extreme caution early this morning!
At 737 PM, Doppler radar indicated showers located over
portions of Northeast Maryland, Northern Delaware and far
Southern New Jersey, moving northeast around 40 MPH.
Air temperatures are hovering in the lower to middle 30s...
across interior Southern New Jersey. While the showers will be
isolated, there is a slight chance of light freezing rain and sleet
mixing in where they do occur across interior Southern New
Jersey (generally the area shaded in purple).
If you encounter freezing rain or icy conditions, please relay your report via this post. More details at weather.gov/phi