Loud Bangs, Meteor??

THE AMS has received hundreds of reports of a meteor and fireball around same time the storms moving in. https://fireball.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2024/1923

We believe the loud bangs were cause by Rapid cooling in the atmosphere causes warm air to crash – crashing warm and cold air in a rapid intensifying cold front causes boom like sounds.

That sound you heard was a ‘COOL’ weather phenomenon also called a cold boom. 

Now have you ever heard of a “cold boom”?  Technically known as a cryoseismic boom.  The boom sound is created by a cryoseism, which is a mini explosion caused by the rapid expansion of frozen water. While considered harmless, these cryoseismic booms certainly caused a stir waking several people from their slumber

Special weather alert

A gust front will impact portions of New Castle, northern Salem, Camden, southwestern Mercer, Gloucester, Burlington, southeastern Montgomery, southeastern Bucks, Chester, Philadelphia and Delaware Counties through 945 PM EDT…

At 903 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a gust front over Radnor Township, or 11 miles west of Philadelphia, moving southeast at 65 mph.

HAZARD…Wind gusts up to 40 mph.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects.

BREAKING: I95 NB to close for several days due to accident in Port Richmond

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM PENNDOT:

 Philadelphia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that northbound Interstate 95 will be closed and detoured approaching the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange beginning at 9:00 PM tonight, April 1, for overhead bridge repair following an oversized vehicle strike of a Conrail bridge in Northeast Philadelphia. 

A section of the bridge over the northbound lanes on I-95 was struck by an oversized vehicle around 1:30 PM today. I-95 North approaching the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange was reduced to a single lane for several hours while Conrail bridge engineers conducted their inspection to establish an emergency repair plan.

Beginning at 9:00 PM tonight, northbound I-95 travelers will be directed to use the Betsy Ross/Aramingo Avenue Interchange (Exit 26), turn right on Aramingo Avenue, and turn right onto Adams Avenue to access the ramp to I-95 North.

The ramp from Castor Avenue to northbound I-95 will also be closed and detoured during construction. Motorists will be directed to use Aramingo Avenue to access the ramp to I-95 North at Adams Avenue.

I-95 North will remain closed for several days approaching the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange while Conrail’s contractor performs the bridge repair.

Motorists are advised to avoid the closure areas because significant backups and delays will occur on I-95, the alternate routes and surface streets in the vicinity of the work area.

Electronic message boards on I-76, I-276, I-476, and other regional transportation arteries in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey are being used to alert motorists about the closure and provide information about alternate routes.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras. 

For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.






Original Story:
A portion of Interstate 95 northbound in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond section will be closed for several days after a truck hit an overheard bridge Monday afternoon.

According to PennDOT, northbound I-95 will be closed and detoured approaching the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange beginning at 9 p.m. Monday for bridge repairs.

PennDOT is advising drivers to avoid the closure areas and warns about the possibility of significant backups on I-95.

The ramp from Castor Avenue to northbound I-95 will also be closed and detoured during construction. Motorists will be directed to use Aramingo Avenue to access the ramp to I-95 North at Adams Avenue.



BREAKING: Shelter In Place has been lifted for parts of Newtown Township – subject in custody

10:15 Shelter in place has been lifted. No threat to the community. Subject in police custody

9:40am update:

UPDATE Police are now evacuating homes surrounding house they believe barricaded man may be inside. Sunday services at church close by canceled.

Less than 24 hours after Falls Township had issued a shelter in place alert, residents in nearby Newtown Twp are being asked to shelter in place due to police activity.

Just after 7:40 am Sunday Morning., the Newtown Police Department sent an alert out and posted an alert on social media telling residents in the Headley development area of the township that they were to shelter in place and traffic should avoid the area.

No further information at this time. We will update as Information becomes available.

Winter Weather Advisory NOW In Effect

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT until TO 1 PM EST TUESDAY…

  • WHAT…Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze.
  • WHERE…Portions of east central, northeast and southeast Pennsylvania.
  • WHEN…From 7 PM this evening to 1 PM EST Tuesday.
  • IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow expected this evening into tonight. A change over to mixed precipitation is likely Tuesday morning.

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.

What to do during a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY!!!!!

Flood Facts for Driving

Turn Around, Don't Drown
  • Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling.
  • A foot of water will float many vehicles.
  • Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pick-ups.
  • Remember: Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Here are some tips of what to do during a flash flooding event.

  • Go to high ground immediately.
  • Get out of areas subject to flooding, such as low spots, canyons, washes, etc.
  • Do not attempt to cross a flowing stream on foot. Even water only six inches deep, when moving at a high rate of speed, can knock you off your feet.
  • Never drive through flooded areas or standing water. Shallow, swiftly flowing water can wash a car from a roadway. Also, the roadbed may not be intact under the water.
  • If the vehicle stalls, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground. Rapidly rising water may engulf the vehicle and its occupants.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it’s harder to recognize flood dangers.
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Understand the difference between a flash flood watch and a flash flood warning. 
    • flash flood watch means that flooding may occur. Residents should stay alert, closely monitor rivers and streams, and be prepared to move to high ground quickly. A flash flood warning means that there is actual flooding. Residents should act at once and move to high ground.

Staying Safe After a Flood

Illustration of a gloved hand cleaning up personal belongings from flood waters in their home.
  • Pay attention to authorities for information and instructions. Return home only when authorities say it is safe.
  • Avoid driving except in emergencies.
  • Wear heavy work gloves, protective clothing and boots during clean up and use appropriate face coverings or masks if cleaning mold or other debris. 
  • People with asthma and other lung conditions and/or immune suppression should not enter buildings with indoor water leaks or mold growth that can be seen or smelled. Children should not take part in disaster cleanup work.
  • Be aware that snakes and other animals may be in your house.
  • Be aware of the risk of electrocution. Do not touch electrical equipment if it is wet or if you are standing in water. Turn off the electricity to prevent electric shock if it is safe to do so.
  • Avoid wading in floodwater, which can be contaminated and contain dangerous debris. Underground or downed power lines can also electrically charge the water.
  • Use a generator or other gasoline-powered machinery ONLY outdoors and away from windows.

Weekend Winter Storm to bring SNOW, Rain and MIX to the area

A Winter Storm will bring snow, rain and a mix to the area. This will start Saturday Afternoon into Sunday. At this point the i95 corridor is going to be close to where the rain/snow line set up. I will say at this point the area could see inches or snow or just a little due to placement of the rain/snow line.

Team SNOW is not going to like our call but things could be trending south, which would bring more snow to the area. This will be a HEAVY WET snow!

First Call:

Lower Bucks, Central Bucks, Philly, Trenton – C-2″ Snow changing to Rain/Mix

Doylestown, Reading, Lancaster – 3-6″ Snow changing to Rain/Mix

Quakertown, Allentown, Harrisburg, Pottsville – 4-8″ Heavy wet snow.

All snow will be a wet heavy snow. The NAM above is trending south will this keep up on the overnight runs? We will watch closely and if I need to update the numbers below I will in our second call around mid day tomorrow.

Please NOTE: New Model guidance coming in from the NAM model shows that the storm is trending south. If this keeps up in the overnight models we will be RAISING snow totals for most of the area around the i95 corridor. We are going to keep close eye on this as well as dynamics. I will update late morning with second call if needed.

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Current Weather Additional Data
Yardley, Pa
3:28 am, May 28, 2024
weather icon 67°F
Low: 64° High: 69°
clear sky
Pressure 1005 mb
Wind 5 mph W
Wind Gust 0 mph
Precipitation 0 inch
Clouds 0%
Rain Chance 0%
Snow 0
Visibility 6 mi
Sunrise 4:33 am
Sunset 7:19 pm

ALERT: Freeze Warning In Effect Until 10am Thursday

FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM EDT THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 26 expected.

* WHERE…Portions of Delaware, the eastern shores of Maryland, New Jersey and southeast Pennsylvania.

* WHEN…From midnight tonight to 10 AM EDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.