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March's Winter Storm

Snow Clears Out, Wind Arrives

The storm has passed, but now the region is in for a windy night.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The winter weather advisory for our region ended at 7 p.m. Saturday, as the storm moved away from the area, towards New England.

    The third winter storm in less than a week slowly moved into areas north and west of the city early Saturday and cleared out by late afternoon.

    Strong winds have moved into the area, bringing cold air that is expected to last throughout next week.

    Temperatures overnight will be below freezing, dipping down into the 20's.

    Forecast: Snow Starts to Move Out

    [PHI] Forecast: Snow Starts to Move Out
    NBC10 chief meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz breaks down what to expect as the winter storm starts to move out of the area.

    It looks like snow/rain line appeared to be south and east of I-95 late Saturday morning but it slowly crept north and west as temperatures warmed. Points north and west of the I-95 Corridor should see mostly snow while points south and east will see more rain.

    Snow Falls From Love Park to Reading, Pa.

    [PHI] Snow Falls From Love Park to Reading, Pa.
    Saturday's storm made it look like a winter wonderful and Philadelphia, Reading and everywhere in between. NBC10's Chris Cato reports.

    The chilly mix of snow and rain cleared out of much of the region by Saturday night, leaving behind a layer of slush on sidewalks and roads in Wilmington, Delaware.

    As the day goes on heavier pockets of snow rolled in and brought accumulation. By 1 p.m., more than 2 inches of snow already fell in parts of Berks, Chester and Montgomery Counties.

    The snow was heaviest in the late morning and early afternoon. This was when the city was most likely to see accumulating snow. Snow continued throughout the day the further you got north and west of the city but tapered off as the day went on.

    With temperatures below freezing north and west of the city, the snow stuck on untreated surfaces possibly making driving difficult, especially points north and west.

    Along the Pennsylvania Turnpike speeds were reduced to 45 mph from the Ohio border to the Morgantown Interchange (Exit 298). Travel restrictions will be lifted at 8 p.m. 

    By midday Saturday, Philadelphia International Airport was reporting no significant flight delays. Airport spokeswoman Stacy said that there were delays of a little over an hour, mostly on arriving flights, but says the airport is now running ``close to a normal schedule.''
     

    There were also reports of slippery roadways, especially on hills, in the outer suburbs.

    This storm dropped snow on large parts of the area but not everywhere with the Lehigh Valley and points north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike getting hit hardest. Philadelphia and the surrounding areas could saw some snow as well while it mostly was rainy even in Delaware and southern New Jersey.

    Elevation could play a role in differing accumulations in nearby areas.

    The storm will move out Saturday evening, with increasing winds and colder air moving in for Sunday. Then, 2013 starts off cold -- even for January.

     


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