PREPARE FOR MAJOR POWER OUTAGES

I am going to be blunt when I say this….The major coastal storm that is going to bring rain, DANGEROUS WINDS, and snow to the area. Please do not take this storm to take lightly. WE want to make sure everyone is well prepared for the long duration of very nasty weather that is just getting started. We expect to see SIGNIFICANT POWER OUTAGES to the area from mid-day Friday until Saturday morning.

WE ARE NOT JOKING WHEN WE SAY MAJOR POWER OUTAGES! the photo below is from Accuweather, and shows the likeliness of a power outage.

 

Very DANGEROUS WINDS will develop as the Nor’Easter starts to get stronger late Friday morning into Friday night/ early Saturday morning. We are expecting around 12 hours of these heavy winds, during that time we will see gust over 50mph, some locations could see winds over 60mph. NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR MAJOR POWER OUTAGES across the area. PREPARE NOW FOR THE WORSE! Trees will be down, Power Lines will be down.

RAIN: The rain has started to fall across parts of the area, and will continue until around mid-day Friday, then as the storm develops into the major Nor’easter we will see a second round of rain. Total rainfall will range from 1-2″ of rain.

SNOW: In addition to every time mentioned above, we will see a very wet heavy snow late tomorrow morning in the Poconos. After lunch we could see the rain changeover to the wet heavy snow in our area. While at this point we are going with a general C-2″ across most of the area. If the changeover happens sooner, we will see more snow.

The winds will be getting stronger as the days goes on tomorrow. Use caution and allow for plenty of extra time. Remember if a road is flooded  TURN AROUND! 

 

Active Weather ALERTS:
The Flood Watch from 1 AM EST Friday through late Friday night

Rain will spread across the region this evening and persist
through at least Friday evening. The rain is forecast to change
to or mix with snow on Friday in areas to the northwest of the
Interstate 95 Corridor. The heaviest precipitation is expected
across the northern half of New Jersey and east-central
Pennsylvania. This includes the Raritan and Passaic River basins
in New Jersey and portions of the Delaware River Basin.

As the rain falls from tonight into Friday, low-lying and poor
drainage flooding is likely where the heaviest rain occurs. In
addition, as this rainfall runs off into larger streams and
rivers, flooding will also be possible Friday night into
Saturday.

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.

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO 6 AM EST
SATURDAY

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a High
Wind Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM Friday to 6 AM EST
Saturday. The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect.

WINDS…Northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

TIMING…Strong winds with gusts of 40 to 50 mph develop toward
midday Friday. The potential for peak gusts up to 60 mph are
possible from mid afternoon to late evening Friday. Winds will
gradually diminish Saturday morning.

IMPACTS…Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power
lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

We will be providing up to the minute information on our Social Media pages for this storm.



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