Winter Weather Advisory Now In Effect until 10pm












A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect. We will see SNOW over take the area the next few hours before changing over to a wintery mix then all rain. We will have very gusty winds this evening/overnight which will lead to power outages. Most areas will see 1-2" of snow before changing over to the mix to rain. Higher amounts north of the city.  Some areas might see more snow as an over performer for some.

The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 1am for parts of Northern Bucks County until 1am.  


WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations
  of up to one inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze.
  Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Far northern Delmarva, far southeastern Pennsylvania,
  and Mercer County in New Jersey. Including the cities of Wilmington, Chestertown, Trenton, Media,
Philadelphia, West Chester, Kennett Square, Norristown, Lansdale,
Morrisville, and Doylestown. 


* WHEN...Until 10 PM EST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Precipitation is expected to start as snow
  before quickly changing to a wintry mix and eventually changing
  to all rain. The most hazardous travel conditions are expected
  with the wintry mix, including a period of freezing rain.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

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

Winter Storm Update Final Snow CALL

A winter storm will blanket the area with 3-5″ of snow late tonight into the early morning. Friday morning commute will be a mess. If you can stay home please do so and allow the snow plow operators time to clear the road without vehicles on the road.


WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS
EVENING TO 10 AM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5
  inches.

* WHERE...Central and southwestern New Jersey, southeastern
  Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland and central and northern
  Delaware.

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

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
  conditions could impact the morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...A narrow band of heavy snow may result in
  a brief period of snow rates up to 2 inches per hour late
  overnight and locally higher snow totals, though where this
  band may set up is uncertain.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

SNOWFALL TOTALS:
Along i95 and in the Philly Metro area a general 3-5″ of snow is projected with some areas getting close to 6″ depending on banding setting up. The latest NWS map is attached below as well. Between 3 and 5 inches is currently expected along much of the Interstate 95 corridor from New York City to Philadelphia and Washington..


Again here is a list of locations within the area. We will have a “how to read a map” class in the coming weeks.

Philadelphia3-5” +
Reading, PA1-3”
Birdsboro, PA1-3”
Bristol, PA3-5” +
Quakertown, PA2-4”
Morrisville, PA3-5” +
Perkasie, PA2-4”
Lehighton, PA1-3” 
Lansford, PA1-3”
West Chester, PA2-4”
Phoenixville, PA2-4”
Coatesville, PA2-4”
Downingtown, PA2-4”
Chester, PA2-4”
Yeadon, PA2-4”
Darby, PA2-4”
Atlantic City, NJ2-4”
Pleasantville, NJ2-4”
Burlington, NJ3-5” +
Palmyra, NJ3-5” +
Camden, NJ3-5” +

TIMING:
The Snow will move into the area around 10/11pm to the east then make its way west. By day break snow will be heavy at times. We will post school closings as they come in on our school closing page.

Winter Car Survival Kit.
If you are going to be traveling during the height of the storm, have the following in your vehicle in the event you get stranded.

A kit with essential items can help keep you warm while stranded, so make sure your vehicle is packed with these things before you hit the road:

  • Food: such as snacks such as protein bars, nuts, dried fruit, whole-grain pretzels and crackers.
  • Water
    Warm extra clothes: Scarves, mittens, socks and hats. If you’re not wearing the warmest shoes (say, sandals or Crocs), you might also want to throw in a pair of snow boots.
  • Blankets: When you can’t rely on your car’s heater to keep you warm, you can prevent hypothermia by having blankets to keep your body temperature up. Make sure to have enough for yourself and any other passengers.
  • Hand warmers, small candles and matches: Keep toasty when rationing fuel.
  • A flashlight with spare batteries: With daylight being much shorter during winter, there’s a good chance that you may find yourself stranded in the dark. If your car breaks down and there are no inside or outside lights, a flashlight can be an important tool.
  • Whistle, flares, red bandanna or bright cloth: You can signal for help with these items.
  • Phone charger: Whether you’re snowed in, you crash or your car breaks down — especially in a low-traffic area — a fully charged phone is a must. Opt for a cellphone adapter to plug into the lighter or, even better, a USB portable battery pack (charge it fully before departing.)
  • Shovel and cat litter: When your car gets stuck in the snow, digging it out might be the way to go. With a portable snow shovel, you can dig around each wheel. Sprinkling cat litter — or sand — can add traction to get things moving again.
  • Ice scraper: Snow and ice can impede visibility. Make sure you clear off every inch of your vehicle before hitting the road and after any storm.
  • Jumper cables: Cold weather can be hard on a car. If your battery fails, having your own set of jumper cables could save you an expensive tow.
  • Personal hygiene items: Taking care of hygiene inside a car is challenging, but you can keep moist towelettes, period products, garbage bags and plastic ties — to seal any waste — for sanitation. If you wear contacts, have lenses and solution ready. You may want to throw in a travel-size toothbrush and toothpaste kit.
  • Medication: If you take prescription medication, have at least enough stored for a 72-hour emergency.
  • Supplies for pets, babies and children: If you’re traveling with animals and children, make sure you have enough supplies for their needs. Include pet food, diapers, infant formula, bottles, wipes and diaper rash cream. To keep small children entertained, stash paper, crayons, books and toys.

Winter Weather Advisory in effect Wednesday

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO NOON EST
WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of a
  light glaze.

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

* WHEN...From 7 AM to noon EST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Very slippery sidewalks, roads and bridges are
  possible. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning
  commute.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Prepare for possible
power outages.

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

Winter Storm Watches In Effect Southern Areas

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the following areas including the following cities of Dover, Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, Centreville, Easton, Denton, Millville, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, and Atlantic City


...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of at least
  4 to 6 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

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

* WHEN...From late tonight through Monday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Hazardous conditions
  including snow-covered roads will likely impact the Monday
  morning commute, potentially lingering into the evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snowfall rates could exceed one inch per
  hour at times Monday morning. Users should closely monitor the
  forecast today, as additional changes, potentially significant,
  are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

Bucks County Christmas Light Tour


The Lower Bucks Drive-Thru Holiday House Tour is a community event in Lower Bucks County. Your neighbors who love to decorate have signed up to be included on a special tour list. The great folks at Lower Bucks Drive-Thru Holiday House Tour have compiled all the houses and made suggested driving routes so you can enjoy the sights and know exactly where the holiday lights are in your town.

They have put together all five routes below and be sure to click on the suggested GPS link so you can maximize your tour time! Please go like The Lower Bucks Drive-Thru Holiday House Tour at: https://www.facebook.com/lbdrivethruhousetours

At the end of the article we have PDF copies so you can download to view.

Mistletoe Route: Levittown

The Mistletoe route will take around 33 minutes.


Polar Bear Route: Levittown & Langhorne

The Polar Bear Route will take approx 48 minutes. Here are the GPS trips for this route.

Polar bear route 1: https://goo.gl/maps/P1r1CpUBeM2cvam3A


Snowman Route: Warrington, Warminster, Hatboro, Richboro, and Feasterville

The Snowman route will take around 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete, here is the GPS trip for this route.

Snowman route 1: https://goo.gl/maps/UQQRNpPw6PpRcvcG8
Snowman route 2: https://goo.gl/maps/JqjdrEMJ3jVYDtV67

Santa Claus Route: Bensalem, Croydon, & Bristol

The Santa Claus Route will take approx 1 hour. Here is the GPS trip:

Santa clause route 1: https://goo.gl/maps/CyncSk2c7fsYyrnN7
Santa clause route 2: https://goo.gl/maps/fvZYRHz4V1rMJ5T39


Candy Cane Route: Morrisville, Fairless Hills, Yardley, New Hope, & Doylestown

The Candy Cane Route will take approx 1 hour and 20 minutes. Here is the map for this route including GPS link. Candy cane lane: https://goo.gl/maps/ViiKfRYBrT1GjT4J6

Below you can download the route and print if needed.

All Eyes On Mid-Week Storm Threat…..

A low pressure system could bring some winter weather to parts of the Northeast late Tuesday night into Wednesday. While at this point the track is highly uncertain but the threat of winter weather is possible. How much and what type of precipitation is too early to tell at this point but some signs are starting to develop.

If this system tracks to our southeast we might not see much warm air in which case could bring more snow to the area. If the storm tracks over the closer to our region it will bring in warmer air resulting in rain for most of the area. A third option is the track takes the storm further off the coast which would keep most of the precipitation off shore.

The timing in which the precipitation will fall also places a huge factor. If it is a majority falls in the daytime hours we will see more potentially more rain. However if the storm moves into the area in the overnight hours some would potentially see more snow/mix. At this time please take this with a grain of salt.

We are going to be keeping a very close eye on this developing storm and will bring you the latest updates as models run.

The 0zGFS run is showing the Rain/Snow Mix line very close to i95 corridor. While a lot of things can happen between now and Wed. We are going to keep a close eye on this storm and bring you the latest tomorrow afternoon after the 12z runs.

As you can see the 00z GFS shows the Rain/Snow line close to the area. Again this is not a forecast from GPSW we are just sharing what the models are showing at this point.
Here is another model that is around the same time period but shows a different outcome.

Thanksgiving Week Travel Outlook

As we are now entering the Holiday Season and the busiest travel day of the year is almost here, We wanted to share an outlook on potential weather impacts across the country this week.

Today a cold front that brought showers to the area overnight and into this morning will be exiting off the coast this afternoon. A series of storms brought tornado warnings to parts of Mass early this morning. The Great Lakes region will see snow from upper Michigan to Central NY.

Today we might see some airport delays in some of the busier hubs such as Boston, New York, Philadelphia and perhaps Washington. There could also be delays in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, due to rain showers, low clouds and poor visibility.

Strong winds will develop behind this Eastern cold front, which could trigger some wind-related delays across the Great Lakes, Northeast and Southeast.

Now out west the Pacific Northwest, including Seattle, may also have to contend with weather-related delays on Monday as the threat of rain and snow returns to the region.

Much of California, the Rockies and the Plains should have mainly quiet conditions for holiday travelers

Tuesday

A High pressure will bring dry weather to much of the central and eastern U.S. on Tuesday.

Tho strong wind gusts will impact parts of New England and the Mid-Atlantic including Boston, New York, Phila and perhaps Washington/Baltimore airports, but i wouldn’t be too concerned.

Travelers in the Plains, Midwest and South should not face any significant weather issues.

Wednesday

The day before Thanksgiving is typically the busiest travel day of the year. The great news is most travelers will NOT run into any significant weather issues on Wednesday.

However, if your flight isn’t until later in the day or Wednesday night, there is threat of delays due to a storm system in the center of the country.

Thanksgiving Day

The system that is set to develop on Wednesday night could cause delays on Thanksgiving Day from Texas into the Ohio Valley.

Friday

Another cold front will exit the East Coast on Friday, but there may be some lingering rain showers along the immediate Eastern Seaboard. It will get COLD!

Much colder air behind the front will likely lead to the development of wind-whipped snow showers and isolated snow squalls in some areas of the interior northeast.

Strong winds will develop for the Mid-Atlantic and northward, this may cause some delays.

At this point Sunday looks to be the best day to travel home after the holiday weekend.

How to see the Almost Total Lunar Eclipse late tonight

Later tonight there will be a lunar eclipse. While a passing front will bring rain and clouds you still might be able to catch a glimpse of this eclipse. At this point the best change of seeing it are those to the west of Philadelphia.

Overnight, the moon will pass into the shadow of Earth cast by the sun, illuminating the gray orb with a red hue. It will be the second and final eclipse of the year.

NASA predicts the eclipse will last over 3 hours and 28 minutes. That would make it the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years, according to the Holcomb Observatory at Butler University.

Here’s how to see the eclipse:

The lunar eclipse will be visible in North America, as well as parts of South America, Polynesia, eastern Australia and northeastern Asia, according to NASA.

For U.S. viewers the peak of the eclipse — when the moon is the most covered by Earth’s shadow — will be at 4:03 a.m. ET.

But the moon will begin to pass into the Earth’s shadow much earlier, around 1 a.m. ET. At 2:19 a.m. ET, the moon will move into the umbra, the inner part of Earth’s shadow and begin to look like a chunk is missing from it. It will turn red around 3:45 a.m. ET.

Snowy Sunday Night for Mount Pocono

This afternoon as a cold front pushes across the area parts of the area will see strong to severe gusty thunderstorms. The biggest threat area will be in Eastern NJ. Timing is from around noon until 4pm. As the storms roll through you will feel a big difference as we head into this evening as temps will take a dive. Wind gust will be 40-50mph are possible, even small hail. While not everyone will see severe storms the threat is possible for many.