Looks like the first snow of winter is on its way!
Winter storm incoming!! Pull out your woolly hats and your Sorels Philadelphians, because it looks like we’re going to get some heavy snow tomorrow. And by heavy, we mean heavy.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning late on Monday night for the entire Mounty Holy-Philadelphia region, predicting over a foot of snow for Wednesday.
A major winter storm is likely to bring significant impacts to the region late Wednesday through Thursday morning. Attached are the key points from our updated briefing. For the latest forecast, visit https://t.co/ka2HFuJBgt #PAwx #NJwx #DEwx #MDwx pic.twitter.com/PITfh5O3AZ
— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) December 14, 2020
The NWS’ latest forecast, predicted up to 9 inches in the city, and 12-18 farther out in the Pennsylvania suburbs, with less to the south and east. Although greatly subject to change, it would seem like we’re in for the biggest snowfall since March 2019.
The Nor’easter is expected to hit sometime Wednesday Morning and last well into the early hours of Thursday. Although the snow-rain line could be highly contested tomorrow with snow going from a mere couple of inches to 12″+ in between counties, traveling will be quite difficult in the whole of the region. As of Tuesday morning, December 15, the NWS also issued an extensive briefing package with detailed advice on what safety measures to take against the heavy snow.
Note the rain/snow line gradient is likely to be quite drastic with this storm, ranging from just a few inches to 12"+ within span of single counties. Regardless of snow, sleet, or freezing rain, travel will be quite difficult Wednesday evening and night. #PAwx #NJwx #MDwx #DEwx https://t.co/ajwlvDkGtS
— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) December 15, 2020
After 653 days without seeing snow in the city, we’re kind of excited for the powerful storm coming in, but how about you? Are you a fan of snow?
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