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.
A large winter storm is expected to hit the Philadelphia area and most of the northeastern United States Thursday through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. As much as 2 to 4 inches of snow is in the forecast for Philadelphia and Montgomery counties, mixed with some rain. Slightly less is expected in most of Chester and Delaware counties.
In general, the storm’s effects are expected to be more severe farther up the coast, with one to two feet predicted in parts of New England. Weather.com tracks the expected effects day by day from what The Weather Channel has christened Winter Storm Nemo. For more information stay tuned to www.weather.com and keep checking for up to date information, delays, and cancellations from around the area.
This winter has definitely been nothing short of typical, with very little snowfall and warm sunny conditions. However, yesterday West Chester was hit with snow and colder conditions reminding us that winter is not over just yet!
Forecasters called for two inches around the area and they were right on the money, for once. The snowfall that started Wednesday afternoon wasn’t a major headache, no area schools are closed today, but drivers around the area had to be wary of icy spots on back roads this morning, after scraping off their cars. The official snow measurement for West Goshen township was 1.0 inch as of 10:25 p.m. on 2/8, however other local areas saw more.
As I was walking home from work yesterday I took some pictures of the snow throughout town. As I continued through town I noticed many people who seemed very unprepared for the snow, myself included. I think east coasters have adapted to this warm winter, so when forecasters called for snow yesterday many did not believe it, or want to believe it. I believe that yesterdays snowfall was a sign from mother nature, warning us that winter has just begun.