Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The National Weather Service predicted a 100 percent chance of precipitation from Wednesday evening through early Thursday morning in the Philadelphia area.
Up to 3 inches of snow is expected to fall early Thursday morning in the Philadelphia area, according to a National Weather Service forecast Wednesday afternoon. The predicted timeline was as follows for Philadelphia International Airport: Keep checking Patch through Thursday morning for any forecast changes and any community postponements or cancellations.
Friday, February 8, 2013
The National Weather Service expects the bulk of the storm to hit the Philadelphia area Friday night and early Saturday morning.
Snowfall forecasts increased early Friday morning for the winter storm approaching the Philadelphia area, according to the National Weather Service. The agency mapped predicted snowfall amounts throughout the region: This forecast was a noticeable departure from the forecast late Wednesday night, when 2-4 inches was the maximum expected. It still falls far short of expected snowfall amounts farther north on the eastern seaboard; New York and Boston may get more than two feet, according to some forecast models. Rain is expected to precede the snow through much of Friday, with the changeover to snow happening Friday night, when temperatures should dip to the mid-20s, according to the NWS. Saturday should become dry after the early morning. …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Philadelphia area looks to be affected far less than New England in the approaching winter storm.
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. Patch will track and report updated forecasts, road conditions, community cancellations and more throughout the storm. If you have a …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Gusts could reach 45 mph, according to National Weather Service
The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory Thursday for Eastern Pennsylvania through 6 p.m. According to the NWS advisory: Precautionary/preparedness actions... Use extra caution if driving, especially if you are operating a large vehicle. Light-weight outdoor objects such as patio furniture and garbage cans should be secured.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Much of the Philadelphia area got a thin coating of snow Monday evening.
Monday evening saw roughly 0.5 to 1.5 inches of snow around southeastern Pennsylvania, according to spotters from the National Weather Service. The forecast for the rest of the week calls for a few periods of precipitation—and little chance that whatever sticks will melt quickly. In fact, high temperatures are all expected to stay below freezing until Monday at Philadelphia International Airport, and overnight lows are predicted to range from 23 down to 14, the call for Tuesday night. Tuesday night and Wednesday may bring flurries, and Friday may see any of snow, freezing rain and sleet, according to the forecast, which offers no predicted accumulations yet. Keep up with Patch's updates this week to find out how any inclement weather is …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The NWS expected the dangerous part of the storm to pass by Tuesday night.
Perhaps the worst of ex-Hurricane Sandy was expected to come overnight into Tuesday, with slightly less treacherous conditions predicted during the day Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service forecast. As of 9 p.m., the NWS expected the Philadelphia area to get overnight winds 39 to 47 mph with gusts up to 70 mph, with up to a half inch of rain. On Tuesday, winds are forecast to be 22 to 31 mph with gusts up to 48 mph, according to the weather service. Up to another three-quarters of an inch of rain is predicted. From Tuesday night through Thursday, the forecast calls for chances of showers but no significant winds. From now until Sandy is history, Patch editors will be monitoring forecast updates and reporting weather watches …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The National Weather Service predicts 'Sandy' is most likely to hit South Jersey Monday or Tuesday and keep heading northwest through Pennsylvania.
A National Weather Service bulletin Friday morning on Hurricane Sandy reported the storm had weakened Thursday night but remained on course to hit the Philadelphia area directly. The 2 a.m. update had Sandy in or near the Bahamas with sustained winds of 85 mph, down from 105 mph at 5 p.m. Thursday. That means a reduction from Category 2 to Category 1 status. Forecasters predict the storm will continue to move north off-shore until turning northwest and hitting the coast Monday or Tuesday. The center could make landfall as far south as the Outer Banks or as far north as Rhode Island in the latest projection, but the path of least deviation would take it right over South Jersey, then through Philadelphia and Harrisburg en route to Lake Erie…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tornado watch throughout Pennsylvania through 7 p.m.
During the predicted severe thunderstorm Tuesday conditions are favorable for potential tornadoes throughout Pennsylvania, the National Weather Service said. The NWS Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK, issued a tornado watch for all counties in the commonwealth until 7 p.m. Tuesday "This watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms with possible tornadoes. Hail and strong winds are also possible. Persons in the watch area should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings," according to an advisory. In addition to the tornado watch, the NWS also issued a wind advisory from noon to midnight Tuesday. Residents throughout the Delaware …
Friday, August 10, 2012
National Weather Service issues flood advisory for Philadelphia area.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms Friday morning have caused the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly, NJ, to issue a flood advisory for the Southeastern Pennsylvania. "Some locations may see in excess of two inches of rain through the morning, which would lead to small stream, urban and poor drainage flooding," the NWS said. The warning is in effect for Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania through noon. Although New Jersey should receive the brunt of the storm, heavy rains and thick wind are predicted for the entire area. Local creeks, streams and rivers could experience runoff, and ponding could occur in urban areas. In a warning, the NWS said: "Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water …
Monday, July 16, 2012
High temperatures are expected to approach 100 Tuesday and Wednesday.
The greater Philadelphia area is in for a couple days of oppressive heat, the worst since a 101-degree day July 7, according to the National Weather Service forecast. In the week since that scorcher, the NWS has not measured a high temperature above 92. But with forecast highs of 94, 97 and 96 Monday through Wednesday, the agency has issued an Excessive Heat Warning. As of Monday morning, it was set to take effect at 1 p.m. Tuesday and expire 9 p.m. Wednesday. The agency warned residents to take the usual precautions during the worst of the heat: The forecast calls for a dry Tuesday but a chance of rain Wednesday afternoon and evening, then highs in the mid-80s through the weekend.