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Winter Storm Watch Issued In Chester County

There is a winter storm watch that will take effect tomorrow morning through late Tuesday night (Tuesday January 21, 2014). Below are some  details of what to expect tomorrow during the storm. 

  • Hazard types – snow
  • Snow accumulations – 4 to 7 inches possible.
  • Timing – snowfall will begin Tue morning and continue into Tue evening with heaviest snowfall expected Tue afternoon and evening.
  • Impacts – accumulating snowfall could cause periods of hazardous travel across the area.
  • Winds – north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
  • Temperatures – in the lower 20s.

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts and if traveling remain extra cautious. 

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Snow covers the Chester County area

A snow storm moved through the region Thursday, closing schools and wreaking havoc with roads and traffic. According to the National Weather Service, here’s how much snow the region got on Thursday night and Friday morning:

Chester County

  • East Nantmeal: 8.0 inches
  • West Caln Twp.: 7.0 inches
  • East Coventry Twp.: 6.5 inches
  • Exton: 6.3 inches
  • Thorndale: 6.1 inches
  • Devault: 5.7 inches
  • West Chester: 5.5 inches
  • Nottingham: 5.5 inches
  • Warwick: 5.4 inches
  • Marshallton: 5.3 inches
  • Chester Springs: 5.0 inches
  • Atglen: 4.6 inches
  • Glenmoore: 4.5 inches 
  • Chadds Ford: 8.0 inches

 

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Winds could be hazardous today; some snow Monday?

The National Weather Service has issued hazardous weather outlooks for Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware for wind gusts of up to 40 mph, which could topple branches and bring down power lines. The latest forecast in the meantime says there’s a chance of rain and snow showers Monday. The high today is expected be near 44 under mostly sunny skies, but west winds between 18 and 25 mph will make it feel colder.
Wind Energy

The winds will begin to die down tonight with the mercury dipping to 26, the NWS says. Looking ahead, there’s a slight chance of showers Thursday night and Friday, but it will be partly cloudy with a low around 35 for New Year’s Eve celebrations Saturday night. For New Year’s Day, the forecast is predicting partly sunny skies with a high near 51. The chance of precipitation returns Sunday night in form of rain followed on Monday with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers. But with a predicted high of 45, whatever snow that might fall Monday won’t stick for long. The forecast for Tuesday calls for partly sunny skies with a high near 37.

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