Winter Storm Warning in Southeastern PA

This alert expired on Nov 8, 2012 6:00 AM EST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Delaware; Philadelphia

Posted Nov 7, 2012 10:33 AM EST

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 am EST Thursday.

  • Accumulations: snow accumulation of 2 to 5 inches.
  • Timing: Light rain and snow will continue to spread west and become steadier. As the precipitation falls more heavily, the precipitation will take the form of snow. And the snow may fall heavily at times this afternoon into this evening.
  • Impacts: as the precipitation falls more heavily and changes to snow, accumulations on colder surfaces is expected. During the heaviest of the snowfall, secondary roads are expected to become snow covered and slick. Main arteries may experience some slick spots as well, especially during the evening commute home and overnight. Snow sticking onto weakened tree limbs from Sandy will likely fall and cause renewed power outages.
  • Winds: north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
  • Visibilities: one quarter to half a mile at times.
  • Temperatures: falling to the lower 30s in snow.

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A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow. Sleet, and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

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