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Philadelphia

Winter Storm Warning:

Issued at: 10:22 am EST on March 5, 2015, expires at: 7:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015
  • ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 PM EST this evening...
  • locations...Maryland's Eastern Shore through the northern two thirds of Delaware as well as the Philadelphia Metro area and across the southeast one half of New Jersey.
  • Hazard types...long duration snow.
  • Snow accumulations...4 to 8 inches.
  • Timing... any mix will change to snow by noon and will continue through most of the daylight hours... possibly heavy at times.
  • Temperatures...in the upper 20s.
  • Wind...becoming north and gusting to 20 mph during the day Thursday.
  • Visibility...may lower briefly to one quarter mile later this morning into the afternoon.
  • Impacts...widespread and substantial impacts on travel are expected. Precautionary/preparedness actions... This Winter Storm Warning means that significant amounts of snow are expected. The snow will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Local Forecast Discussion

SNOW TAPERING OFF FROM NORTH TO SOUTH THROUGH EARLY EVENING; RECORD SMASHING LOW TEMPERATURES EXPECTED OVERNINGT (ICY CONDITIONS)

Tonight: Any lingering snow tapering off and moving away from north to south through the late afternoon and early evening. Turning bitterly cold and clear.  Current record low temperature is 7 ABE 1960 and 5 RDG 1978) Low: 2

Friday: Quite cold with plenty of sunshine. High: 25 Low: 6


***Winter Storm Warning for most of the area until 7pm***


Snow arrived and provided a fresh coat of 3-6" of snow (locally heavier amounts up to 7 and 8"). The northern Philadelphia suburbs and parts of Berks county saw some of the highest totals. Northern Poconos ended up with significantly less snow. 


Bitterly cold (record shattering) air moves in Thursday night and Friday. Through the weekend, partly to mostly sunny skies will dominate with temperatures much closer to normal, the mid 40s!

 
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Philadelphia

Winter Storm Warning:

Issued at: 10:22 am EST on March 5, 2015, expires at: 7:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015
  • ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 PM EST this evening...
  • locations...Maryland's Eastern Shore through the northern two thirds of Delaware as well as the Philadelphia Metro area and across the southeast one half of New Jersey.
  • Hazard types...long duration snow.
  • Snow accumulations...4 to 8 inches.
  • Timing... any mix will change to snow by noon and will continue through most of the daylight hours... possibly heavy at times.
  • Temperatures...in the upper 20s.
  • Wind...becoming north and gusting to 20 mph during the day Thursday.
  • Visibility...may lower briefly to one quarter mile later this morning into the afternoon.
  • Impacts...widespread and substantial impacts on travel are expected. Precautionary/preparedness actions... This Winter Storm Warning means that significant amounts of snow are expected. The snow will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
 
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