BOLO Alert: 2 Dogs Dumped in Lower Makefield Park.

Lower Makefield Township Animal Control Officer is seeking help to find the people who have dumped two bulldogs at Macclesfield this morning. Per a posting in a local Facebook group, the male is intact and the female dog is either a breeder or just had puppies, and is very depressed. If anyone sees bulldog puppies for sale on any local sites, please report it to LMT ACO Jamie Fazzalore-Truelove through the non-emergency line at 215-493-4011 and ask for the ACO to contact you.

If anyone knows of any information or tips to find who did this please contact the ACO at the number above. Below are photos of the two dogs who were dumped this morning.
We have heard that both dogs are at at the BCSPCA in Lahaska.

Christmas Eve Storm Weather Alerts

A FLOOD WATCH and WIND Advisory will both go into effect at 4pm this afternoon.

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of northern Delaware...New
  Jersey...and southeast Pennsylvania...including the following
  areas...in northern Delaware...New Castle. In New Jersey...Mercer,
  Middlesex, and Somerset. In southeast Pennsylvania...Delaware,
  Eastern Montgomery, Lower Bucks, and Philadelphia.

* From this afternoon through Friday morning

* Heavy rain will move into the region late Thursday and Thursday
  night, with between 1 and 3 inches of rain over the region and as
  much as 3 to 4 inches of rain over the southern Poconos.

* Excessive rainfall and snowmelt will result in rises on rivers and
  streams.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert
for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding
should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

WIND ADVISORY 
WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EST
FRIDAY...

* WHAT...South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph
  expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central, northern and southern New Jersey,
  southeast Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland and central,
  northern and southern Delaware.

* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
  result.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Secure any outdoor holiday decorations
  before the strong winds arrive.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

Christmas Eve Storm Updates

We are watching for some severe weather on Christmas Eve (Thursday) into Christmas Day. While it will not be a white Christmas for us, we need to plan for what is possibly going to come. A strong cold front will move across the area bringing heavy winds (40-50mph+), heavy rain, thunderstorms or two and a flash freeze is possible. After the cold front pushes through we will see temperatures drop 20-30º within a few hours. As you can see below is the GFS temperature model and you can see that difference as the cold front pushes across the area. Flooding is also possible due to snowpack. If you have sewer drains in front of your house, it might be a great idea to clear snow from them to allow water to flow into the drains.

Prepare for possible power outages, a flash freeze and heavy rain on Christmas Eve/Day. Santa and his team are preparing and they are confident he will be able to make it to everyones home this Christmas.

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect From Noon Today until 10am Thursday Morning

Middlesex-Mercer-Delaware-Philadelphia-Eastern Chester-
Eastern Montgomery-Lower Bucks-
Including the cities of New Brunswick, Trenton, Media,
Philadelphia, West Chester, Kennett Square, Norristown, Lansdale,
Morrisville, and Doylestown
318 AM EST Wed Dec 16 2020

* WHAT...Heavy snow mixed with sleet expected. Total snow and
  sleet accumulations of 6 to 12 inches. Winds gusting as high as
  40 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of central and northern New Jersey and
  southeast Pennsylvania.

* WHEN...From noon today to 10 AM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The
  hazardous conditions will impact the evening commute tonight and
  the morning commute on Thursday. Heavy snow and gusty winds
  could result in power outages.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow will move in from southwest to
  northeast this afternoon and early evening, and will be heavy at
  times this evening. The snow will likely mix with and change to
  sleet this evening, before ending as a period of snow on
  Thursday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Update: Winter Storm Warning will go into effect at Noon and expire at 10am Thursday













WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY TO
10 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow and sleet
  accumulations of 6 to 12 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35
  mph.

* WHERE...Portions of central, northern and northwest New Jersey
  and southeast Pennsylvania.

* WHEN...From noon Wednesday to 10 AM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute on
  Wednesday and the morning commute on Thursday. The heavy snow
  could result in power outages.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow will move in from southwest to
  northeast Wednesday afternoon and early evening. The snow could
  become heavy at times Wednesday evening. The snow will likely
  mix with and change to sleet late Wednesday evening and
  Wednesday night, before ending as a period of snow on Thursday
  morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Special Weather Statement Issued: Be Alert for Black Ice Developing Overnight

Temperatures falling near or below freezing combined with moisture
near the ground may result in patchy black ice developing. The
greatest risk is in sheltered areas and valleys and on elevated
surfaces. The risk should diminish later tonight as winds
increase and drier moves into the region.

Motorists should drive with extra caution this evening.  This is
especially true if roads look wet, as they actually may be icy
instead.

BREAKING: Winter Storm Watch in effect from Wednesday morning until Thursday at 7am.












* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 or
  more inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania and
  northern Delaware along and near the I-95 corridor.

* WHEN...From Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
  conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow is anticipated to move into the region
  Wednesday morning and some areas in the watch may mix with sleet
  and rain. We anticipate there will likely be a sharp gradient in
  snow totals depending on precipitation type.

Here is our FIRST CALL and SNOW MAPS for this system: 
http://greaterphilaseverewx.com/mid-week-winter-storm-update-w-first-call-map/ 

Mid Week Winter Storm Update- w/ first call map!

UPDATE: A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR WED MORNING until Thursday at 7am.

As we are following the developments in the major winter storm coming on Wed. Here is what we know now. Please NOTE the totals are the map below are just the chance of seeing that much snow. Tomorrow we will release a map with more total information. 

We are gaining more and more confidence in this major winter storm that will start early afternoon on Wednesday into Thursday morning. While a lot of areas could see snowfall totals over 12″ and 16″, you have to note we are paying close attention to see how close the snow/rain mix line will set up near i95. The shore points at this point we feel will be mainly rain! 

What will we see:
Significant Snow- Locations seeing over 12″ are very possible. 
Gusty Winds 
Power Outages 
Travel Impacts during the Wed afternoon commute. 

Here is our first call map. We are keeping a close eye, be prepared for changes to this map come tomorrow afternoon. We also expect the NWS to issue Watches as early as tomorrow afternoon for some areas. 

Wednesday Snow? Monday says just a minute…..


While we are keeping an eye on Wednesday, we have to talk about Monday first. The latest model runs are showing some accumulation snow along i95. The models pictured below are the first of the night runs. We are going to be keeping an eye on this. Please NOTE this is NOT a forecast nor what you are going to get in your backyard. We are sharing this to point out that a threat is possible.

If this is to verify we would expect to see watches and advisory issued over the weekend. Our team will bring you the latest on these developments over the weekend.

Freezing Fog Advisory In Effect





FREEZING FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 AM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Visibility one quarter to one half mile in freezing fog and slippery roadways.

* WHERE...Portions of central, northern, northwest and southern New Jersey, east central and southeast Pennsylvania and northern Delaware.

* WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 9 AM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility and potential frost on bridges.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you. Also, be alert for frost on bridge decks causing slippery roads.