<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Philadelphia Weather News and Coverage]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/weather/stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:44:47 -0500 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:44:47 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Snow Squall Hits Friday Evening Rush]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:20:39 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/media+snow+squall.jpg

The sudden, fast-moving snowfall hit as residents in and around Philadelphia made their way home Friday night.

Many people were surprised to see lots of swirling flakes outside their windows and cars.

Take a look at your view of the squall:



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<![CDATA[Snow Possible for Super Bowl Sunday]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:54:19 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/snow-generic.jpg

This is a TOTALLY different type of storm than the one that mainly missed us and clobbered New England earlier this week.

This one already has developed; already has a lot of moisture; and all computer models agree that it will significantly affect our area.

But there is still a lot of uncertainty about how much snow will fall -- mainly because of the question of rain vs. snow.

THE BASICS

The center of the storm is actually near Phoenix, AZ, site of the Super Bowl. And precipitation covers hundreds of miles around it:

WHY THE TRACK IS SO IMPORTANT

The storm will re-develop in the middle of the country and head east. We often talk about “track” with storms, but this one is even more critical.

This map shows the storm track from Sunday at 7 a.m. (the "L" with 1012 above it, near Kansas City.) The next "L" position (with the blue 1007 above it) is near Cincinnati at 7 p.m. Sunday.

If we would continue that track, the LOW would move just south of Philadelphia. That would put much of our area on the north, or cold side of the storm, leading to mostly snow. With the type of moisture involved, that could produce 6 inches or more.

A couple of computer models show this solution.

But other models have the LOW tracking just north of Philadelphia. That would mean mainly snow N&W of the city, with the highest amounts in the Lehigh Valley and Poconos.

It would probably go from a snowy start over to rain from Philadelphia southward, limiting snow totals. So, the farther south you go, the less snow will fall.

 

WHY NOT JUST PICK THE MODEL THAT DID BEST IN THE LAST STORM?

If one model was right all the time, we wouldn’t need to see any others, or to compromise with them. Just because one model did “best” last time doesn’t mean it will again. Maybe if it was the same TYPE of storm-but this one isn’t.

An average of the models (as of early Fri. afternoon) would lead to a track right over Philadelphia.

So SOME warm air would come in, leading to a period of rain. Then it could go back to snow as the LOW moves past on Monday.

But how long would the rain last?

 

THE BOTTOM LINE (AS OF FRIDAY NIGHT)

Snow starts late Sunday afternoon in parts of the area, and becomes more widespread in the evening. Places that stay all snow should get at least 6 inches, with significantly higher amounts possible.

Southern Delaware and Cape May County, N.J. have the best chance of seeing practically NO snow.

The amount of snow will be determined by how much of the storm is rain. Only 30 miles could separate 1 inch of accumulation from 8 inches with this storm, for example.

Only a slight change in the storm track could lead to big changes in snow totals.

Please follow updated forecasts over the weekend, whether it’s on TV, our website, the NBC10 First Alert Weather or NBC10 News apps, Twitter or Facebook.



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<![CDATA[Quick-Moving Snow Slicks Roads]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:19:56 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/181*120/1a0c2927a87847b9a7b438c7d6b3ac04.jpg

Quick-moving snow will drop little more than a dusting in the Philadelphia area, but will cause slickness on roadways.

Light snow showers are expected to move overnight leaving a dusting along the I-95 corridor, an inch in the Lehigh Valley and 2 to 3" in the Poconos, said NBC10 First Alert Meteorologist Sheena Parveen.

The snow will stick to untreated surfaces and make roads slippery for Friday's morning commute, said Sheena.

Friday morning will be cold, but not nearly as cold as Friday evening and overnight when strong wind gusts will make it feel like 10 degrees by 5 p.m., and -10 on Saturday morning.

In the Poconos, it'll feel like -20.

Following the arctic blast, is another possibility of snow Sunday night into Monday. Depending on its track, some areas could significant snow.

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<![CDATA[Where's the Snow?]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:51:38 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/snow+glenn+hurricane+schwatz.jpg Ocean County, New Jersey got almost a foot of snow, but the heavier snow did not make it inland. The predicted high amounts were too high and the lows weren't low enough. We know how much the forecast impacts your lives. NBC10's Tim Furlong talks with First Alert Chief Meteorologist Glenn Hurricane Schwartz -- and with viewers -- about what changed so much with the totals.]]> <![CDATA[Storm Alerts Keep People Inside, Businesses Take Hit]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:58:05 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009347572_1200x675_389798467544.jpg Local businesses are quiet with many schools and workplaces closed for the storm that never really came. NBC10's Doug Shimell is in Upper Merion Township with more.]]> <![CDATA[Snow Hits Jersey Shore]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:53:21 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009347236_1200x675_389774915847.jpg The boardwalk of Seaside Heights is covered with a number of knee-deep snow drifts. NBC10's Ted Greenberg is in Ocean County with more on the snow and gusty winds.]]> <![CDATA[SkyForce10 Aerials of Jersey Shore Snow]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:40:47 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/shore+aerial+skyforce.JPG SkyForce10 flew over shore communities today to get a look an overhead look at the impact of this latest snowfall.]]> <![CDATA[Free Snow Removal Service Helps People in Need]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:24:03 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/shovel.jpg

Even the smallest snowstorm can be a big problem for people who are unable to shovel snow or remove the ice from their walkways. Luckily, there's charity service in West Philadelphia that can help.

Free snow removal and shoveling for seniors or disabled residents is just one of the volunteer services provided by Able Body Christian Men.

To utilize the free services, you must register with the group. Following inclement weather, a volunteer will call registered members to find out if their services are required.

All services are provided on a “first come, first serve” basis that relies on availability of volunteers.

ABCMen also offers a food pantry, companionship and other special projects.

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<![CDATA[Snow Leaves Slick Roads in Phlily]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:15:46 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009343073_1200x675_389522499847.jpg If you are heading to work be extra cautious Tuesday morning as snow is making for dangerous driving conditions.]]> <![CDATA[Slick Driving Conditions in New Jersey]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:31:24 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/headhouse+square+snow+cars+generic+snowy+winter.jpg New Jersey's travel ban lasted into early Tuesday morning as the snow made for dangerous driving.]]> <![CDATA[Looking Back at Hurricane Sandy's Devastation]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:18:55 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/storm-add-P1.jpg Hurricane Sandy started out as a tropical storm in the Caribbean, reached hurricane strength and then crashed into the mid-Atlantic states as a post-tropical cyclone in 2012. Take a look back at some of the most compelling photos from before and after.

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<![CDATA[Snow Leaves Atlantic City Boardwalk Empty]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:29:13 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/242*120/Atlantic+City+Boardwalk+Snow+Plow.JPG NBC10's Matt DeLucia was on the Atlantic City Boardwalk as the snow fell Tuesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Snow Totals]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:02:08 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/1a62824ca9b6455980b5ef10d934b11f.jpg

Snow totals are coming in to the National Weather Service for our area.

Here they are, in alphabetical order by county for each state:

Pennsylvania

Berks County
Hamburg 1.5
Bucks County
Furlong 2.4
West Rockhill Twp. 1.5
Yardley 0.5
Langhorne 1.5
Lower Makefield Twp. 4.2
Feasterville 2.0
Chester County
E. Nantmeal Village 3.3
Glenmoore 1.4
Spring City 2.9
New London Twp. 1.1
Phoenixville 2.5
New London 0.4
Delaware County
Chadds Ford 1.0
Lehigh County
Lower Macungie Twp. 3.2
Center Valley 2.5
Lehigh Valley International Airport 1.9
Schnecksville 2.0
Monroe County
Long Pond 3.0
Bartonsville 3.0
Tobyhanna 2.8
Stroudsburg 1.5
Mount Pocono 4.0
Canadensis 1.3
Gilbert 0.1
Montgomery County
Glasgow 0.4
Jenkintown 0.5
Graterford 2.5
King of Prussia 1.5
Eagleville 1.3
Spring Mount 1.5
Horsham 2.3
Royersford 2.0
Gilbertsville 1.8
Ambler 2.0
Northampton County
Danielsville 2.5
Forks Twp. 4.5
Bushkill Twp. 2.0
Philadelphia County
Northeast Philadelphia 2.5
Philadelphia Int'l Airport 0.4

New Jersey

Atlantic County
Hammonton 1.5
Estelle Manor 1.9
Pleasantville 1.0
Atlantic City Airport 1.0
Burlington County
Florence 1.2
Mount Holly 1.8
Tabernacle 1.0
Moorestown 2.0
Camden County
Sicklerville 1.0
Voorhees 2.0
Gloucester County
National Park 1.2
Turnersville 0.6
Hunterdon County
Byram 4.0
Mercer County
Ewing 3.3
Trenton 4.o
Monmouth County
Howell Twp. 8.0
Hazlet 7.0
Ocean County
Berkeley Twp. 8.0
Toms River 5.0
Forked River 2.8
Point Pleasant 5.5
Sussex County
Byram Twp. 4.5
Wantage 3.5
Hardyston Twp. 1.5

Delaware

Kent County
Dover 0.5
New Castle County
Blackbird 1.2
White Clay Creek 0.4
New Castle County AI 0.5
New Castle 0.4

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<![CDATA[Storm Causes Flooding Down the Shore]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:48:09 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009341572_1200x675_389479491967.jpg Flooding will be another issue facing residents in South Jersey in addition to the snow.]]> <![CDATA[Drivers Prep for Snow by Filling Up at Wawa]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:48:57 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/250*120/Katy+Zachry+Wawa+Snow.JPG NBC10's Katy Zachry is talking to people in the parking lot of the Lower Moreland Wawa as they get gas and stock up on windshield washer fluid in preparation for the storm.

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<![CDATA[What the Roads Are Like as Storm Approaches]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:58:27 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009331123_1200x675_389066819859.jpg NBC10's Matt DeLucia is finding out the condition of the roads in Camden County, New Jersey and seeing if they're being treated with salt or brine to keep drivers safe.]]> <![CDATA[Much of Area Dodges Major Snowfall]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:34:08 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/snow-generic.jpg

As snow continued to fall on some of the area Tuesday morning, Philadelphia and the immediate suburbs dodged major snow accumulation while parts of New Jersey still saw plenty of snow.

"The farther west you go, the less snow you will see," said NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Bill Henley.

Snow moved in along the coastline overnight and spread inland. Strong, gusty winds struck parts of South Jersey — especially along the coast. Some coastal flooding as well as blowing and drifting snow in South Jersey made conditions tough.

Heavier snow came in from the north and led to accumulating snowfall in Ocean County and points northward. Ocean County is the part of the region expected to be hit the hardest.

"Snow totals inland are going to be much lower than originally expected," said Henley.

Weather models showed that snow totals in Philadelphia and the immediate suburbs won't be nearly as high as initially expected.

NBC10's Sheena Parveen explained the reasoning for the lowered totals.

The National Weather Service geared back a Winter Storm Warning — that initially covered most of the area as the early parts of the storm struck Monday — to a Winter Weather Advisory for only Bucks, Burlington, Camden, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties. A Blizzard Warning for Ocean County, New Jersey was scaled down to a Winter Storm Warning early Tuesday.

Gary Szatkowski, meteorologist-in-charge with the NWS's office in Mount Holly, apologized on Twitter for missing the forecast.

TIMELINE

10 a.m. to Noon - Snow on and off

Noon to 2 p.m. - Snow tapers off

EXPECTED SNOW TOTALS

Ocean County -  5 to 10 inches

Philadelphia/I-95 Corridor - 1 to 3 inches

Northern and western suburbs - 1 to 2 inches

Lehigh Valley/Poconos - Coating to 1 inch

Delaware - about 1 inch

Atlantic County - 4 to 6 inches

All Philadelphia schools, agencies, offices and courts were closed Tuesday in anticipation of the storm. States of emergency were issued for Philadelphia and New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie also implemented a travel ban for all of the Garden State that he later lifted Tuesday morning. Mayor Michael Nutter lifted Philly's emergency Tuesday morning meaning that residents could park along city streets as normal.

Hundreds of area schools announced closures in anticipation of possibly dangerous road conditions.

Despite lower snow totals, slick spots caused tough travel on area roads.

If you are flying in or out of Philadelphia International Airport, check your flight status before you go because many flights were canceled.

New Jersey Transit ceased operations during the storm but resumed trains and buses throughout Tuesday.



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<![CDATA[Will This Be a Big Snowstorm?]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:31:43 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Snow+Shovel+Generic.jpg

By now, you’ve probably heard about the chance of a major snowstorm for much of our area Monday night into Tuesday. Here’s my latest thinking on the storm:

It’s the Trickiest Type

Meteorologists generally split major winter storms into two types: “A” and “B,” specifically “Miller “A” and “B”. The “A” is the “easiest,” forming in or near the Gulf of Mexico and then moving up the East Coast as a nor’easter. The Blizzard of ’96, our biggest snowstorm, was a perfect example. We can be pretty sure a couple of days in advance that a major winter storm is coming. The tough part with these is often telling where rain vs. snow will fall. THIS ONE IS NOT A MILLER A.

The Miller B often starts as a harmless “Clipper” -- the ones that come from Canada and race toward us. Once-in-a-while, the low pressure center will move just offshore and strengthen A LOT (you may have heard the term “bombogenesis” -- this is it).

The rapidly falling pressure …

  • increases the winds, moving more moisture onshore
  • increases upward motion, leading to heavier precipitation
  • slows the storm down, leading to a much longer period of snow
  • sets up “bands” of snow, where a narrow strip gets clobbered, while nearby areas get much less

“B” storms are toughest to forecast because we’re dealing with a storm that develops. The exact location where it develops and strengthens is crucial. A “miss” by even 50 miles can lead to HUGE differences in how much snow will fall in some areas. The toughest part is on the southern edge of the snow area, where even a 20-mile difference can have, for example, only a couple of inches vs. one foot or more.

The farther out in time, the less accurate that boundary can be predicted. That’s why predicting specific snow amounts two full days in advance is unwise, in my opinion. Things can change so much with just a slight change in the details of the storm. As the start of the storm gets closer, we have more skill in the details.

What About This Storm?

Some computer models do better with these storms than others, and all models have improved in the past decade. You probably have heard me talk about the European model, which I’ve favored for 20 years — way before most other meteorologists. It made an amazing forecast for Sandy a full five days in advance, while other models said it would move out to sea.

But the European isn’t always the best model for every storm — otherwise, we’d use that one alone. When the euro comes up with an extreme forecast, as it did Saturday, it opens our eyes. When it does it two times in a row, as it did Sunday, forecasters give it even more weight. The euro is run 51 times (called ensembles) every 12 hours, and the more that point to a big storm, the more confidence we have. The ensembles have been very consistent with the big storm scenario two times in a row. That cannot be ignored.

Other models are not as extreme, but still have the same idea of a storm intensifying off the coast, and giving some part of the East Coast a major snowfall. Most clobber the area from New York City to Boston, so that’s where we’re most confident of more than one foot of snow plus blizzard conditions. But just how far south will those conditions form? That’s why every run of every model needs to be monitored. Some models come in every six hours, so there are frequent updates coming.

The Latest Thinking

I’m pretty sure that parts of our area from Trenton to Ocean County will get hit hardest. They have the best chance at more than one foot of snow and near-blizzard conditions. Chances for that go down a bit for every mile as we go toward Washington, DC. So southern Delaware, Berks County and western Chester County have the best chance of escaping the big snow totals. But the rest of our area needs to be prepared for future forecasts that could make this the biggest storm in quite a while. This will have a major impact on travel throughout the northeast — flights will be canceled. It’s worth having a “Plan B” for Monday night and Tuesday. Bitter cold air will follow the storm, so the snow won’t be going anywhere.

Please stay tuned for updates. These “B’s” can be notorious.



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<![CDATA[New Jersey Prepares for Snow]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:06:37 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009325864_1200x675_388845635728.jpg NBC10's Matt Delucia explains how South Jersey is preparing for the approaching snow.]]> <![CDATA[Kids Bring Out Sleds]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:38:39 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009325649_1200x675_388836419922.jpg The snow this week has allowed sledding for children in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.]]> <![CDATA[2-Part Storm Could Drop Up to 18 Inches of Snow]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:48:48 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP34586240160_0.jpg

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Light snow began falling in parts of our area overnight as a major snowstorm, expected to bring a one-two punch of snow to the area, moved into the region.

We won't see much accumulation Sunday night into Monday. However, the second half of the storm is when the real damage will be done as the storm could intensify enough to bring 18 inches of snow or more to parts of the region.

A fast-moving Alberta clipper moved in between late Sunday and will last into the Monday morning commute - dropping 1 to 3 inches of snow during the day Monday. The second part of the storm will bring major accumulations.

As the storm moves off shore Monday afternoon, it's expected to develop and rapidly intensify into a nor'easter that will then strike the area again around 7 p.m. Monday.

While models differ over the severity of the storm, the latest models from the National Weather Service forecast nearly 20 inches of snow for parts of the area by Tuesday. The nor'easter will bring heavy, blowing snow to the region, hitting Central New Jersey and areas along the Jersey Shore the hardest.

As a result, the Weather Service issued a winter storm warning from noon Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday for Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Mercer, Salem, Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery and Upper Bucks counties.

A winter storm watch is also in effect for New Castle, Cecil, Carbon, Monroe, Berks, Lehigh, Northampton and Chester Counties from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

Finally, a blizzard warning is in effect from noon Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday for Ocean County, Middlesex County and Monmouth County.

TIMELINE

Delaware/NJ Shore

10 p.m. Sunday - Midnight - Wintry mix moves in

Midnight - 4 p.m. Monday - Wintry mix continues

Mon. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Mon. - Wintry mix changes to snow

Mon 10 p.m. - Tues. 4 a.m. - Snow continues

4 a.m. Tues. - noon Tues. - Heaviest snow falls

Noon Tues. - 4 p.m. Tues. - Snow clears

Poconos/Lehigh/North and West Suburbs

10 p.m. Sun - Midnight - Light snow moves in

Midnight - 7 a.m. Monday - Light snow continues

7 a.m. Mon. - 2 p.m. Mon. - Light snow continues

2 p.m. Mon. - Midnight - Snow continues

Midnight - 8 a.m. Tues. - Snow continues

8 a.m. Tues. - 4 p.m. Tues. - Snow continues

4 p.m. Tues. - 6 p.m. Tues. - Snow clears

Philly/I-95 Corridor

11 p.m. Sun. - Midnight - Light snow moves in

Midnight - 5 a.m. Mon. - Light snow becomes widespread

5 a.m. Mon. - 10 a.m. Mon.- Light snow continues

10 a.m. Mon. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Light snow continues

4 p.m. Mon. to 9 p.m. Mon. - Snow tapers off

9 p.m. Mon. to 5 a.m. Tues. - Snow redevelops, heavier snow falls

5 a.m. Tues. - 11 a.m. Tues. - Heavy snow continues

11 a.m. Tues. to 4 p.m. Tues. - Snow clears

In all, the storm could drop up to 18 inches of snow in parts of the area before it tapers off Tuesday afternoon.

EXPECTED SNOW TOTALS

Philly/I-95 Corridor (Now until Tuesday morning)

Philadelphia - 8 to 12 inches

Trenton/Mount Holly/Toms River - 12 to 18 inches

Wilmington/Pottstown/Reading - 5 to 7 inches

Poconos/Lehigh, North and West Suburbs (Now until Tuesday morning)

Mount Pocono/Lehighton/Allentown/Kutztown/Pottstown - 7 to 10 inches

Stroudsburg/Wind Gap/Bethlehem/Quakertown - 8 to 12 inches

Doylestown - 12 to 18 inches

Reading/Lancaster - 7 to 10 inches

Delaware/Jersey Shore (Now until Tuesday morning)

Atlantic City/Beach Haven - 12 to 18 inches

Millville/Ocean City/Wildwood - 8 to 12 inches

Dover/Rehoboth Beach - 5 to 7 inches

Bethany Beach - 3 to 6 inches

The forecast for the second part of the storm could change as the system develops. So stay with NBC10 News and the NBC10 News app for the latest First Alert Weather updates.

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<![CDATA[Montco Residents Prepare for Winter Storms]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:55:50 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009321116_1200x675_388565571505.jpg NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez talks to neighbors in Abington Township about how they're preparing for the storms after losing power for days this time last year.]]> <![CDATA[Crews Prepare for Back-to-Back Storms]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:51:35 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/salt-truck.jpg NBC10's George Spencer tagged along with PennDOT crews in South Philadelphia as they began preparing for back-to-back storms.

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<![CDATA[Chester County Storm Preps]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:39:10 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/road+salt+brine+DFW.jpg NBC10's Matt DeLucia is live in Chester County where businesses and residents are preparing for this weekend's winter weather.

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<![CDATA[PennDOT, Businesses Prepping for Friday's Snow]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:23:46 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/snow+shovels.jpg NBC10's Monique Braxton caught up with PennDOT and a local Home Depot to see what they're doing in preparation for the snowy weekend ahead.]]> <![CDATA[Daily NBC10 First Alert Weather Forecast]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:15:56 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NBC10+Logo+NBC10+Van.jpg

Here is the daily forecast care of the NBC10 First Alert Weather team.



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<![CDATA[Nor'easter Moves in, Set to Soak Saturday]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:01:40 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/141487109.jpg

A nor’easter will bring some accumulating snowfall to the I-95 Corridor and points north and west overnight and winds and rain to the Jersey Shore.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the entire Philadelphia region ahead of the storm, which moved in late Friday night and will move out Saturday.

The storm will bring snow, sleet, possibly freezing rain and rain to the region with areas north and west of the I-95 Corridor getting mostly snow and areas south and east getting mostly rain, said Henley..

"Most of this is going to happen while people are sleeping," said Henley. "They'll wake up to a slushy mess."

The storm began Friday night with rain in southern locations.

Conditions will intensify overnight leaving heavy, wet snow on much of the region. Henley said the changeover could occur before sunrise.

"Sleet and freezing rain will come in around the same time," said Henley.

A wintry mix will give way to rain for much of the area Saturday eventually tapering off -- with more possible snow -- in the late afternoon or evening but not before leaving heavy, wet snow on the ground for most people in the region.

Estimate Snow Totals:

Philadelphia & immediate suburbs - 1 to 3 inches (snow, sleet & rain)
Western and northern suburbs - 2 to 4 inches (snow, sleet & rain)
Lehigh valley, higher-elevated suburbs - 3 to 5 inches (mostly snow -- some mixing)
Poconos - 3 to 6 inches (snow)
Central & southern Delaware & New Jersey - Mostly rain & gusty winds

You probably want to shovel out Saturday night because what’s left on the ground could re-freeze as temps dip again heading into Sunday, Henley said.

By Saturday afternoon, temperatures will move into the mid-30s.

Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high around 40 before another system, an Alberta clipper, moves in overnight into Monday bringing more snow to much of the area.



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<![CDATA[Timeline, Totals for Saturday Nor'easter]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:48:58 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*124/snow+pic1.JPG A nor'easter will strike overnight bring snow, sleet, rain and wind to parts of the region. Here's when you can expect the white stuff and how much could fall.]]> <![CDATA[Icy Patches on Roads]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:33:24 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009302726_1200x675_387583555571.jpg StormForce10 was on Delsea Drive in Deptford, New Jersey looking for potentially dangerous conditions on the roads.]]> <![CDATA[Snow Totals Where You Live]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:33:13 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/snow-generic-writing.jpg

How much snow fell by you?

The National Weather Service reported that more than 3 inches fell in parts of the greater Philadelphia area during Wednesday's Alberta clipper.

(Note: the weather service updates totals sporadically. In the comments section below, let us know what you are seeing in your neighborhood.)

Here are totals (in inches) by county for each state:

New Jersey

Atlantic County
Atlantic City 2.0
Buena 2.5
Estell Manor 2.9
Galloway Township 2.1
Hammonton 1.0
Pleasantville 2.0
Burlington County
Mount Holly 0.7
Mount Laurel 0.7
Tabernacle 1.3
Camden County  
Berlin 1.0
Lindenwold 0.9
Sicklerville 1.0
Cape May County
Cape May 2.0
Seaville 3.0
Woodbine 2.0
Cumberland County
Bridgeton 3.3
Newport 3.1
Vineland 2.8
Gloucester County
Turnersville 1.0
Washington Township 0.8
Mercer County
Ewing 0.4
Ocean County
Barnegat Township 2.5
Harvey Cedars 1.5
Manhawkin 2.5
Tuckerton 2.0

Pennsylvania

Berks County
Huffs Church 1.3
Kutztown 2.2
Reading 0.5
Bucks County
Feasterville 0.3
Furlong 0.5
Warminster 0.3
Chester County  
Exton 0.5
New London 0.8
Phoenixville 0.5
Delaware County
Chadds Ford 0.7
Media 0.6
Wayne 0.5
Lehigh County
Alburtis 1.3
Lehigh Valley Airport 1.0
New Tripoli 1.7
Monroe County  
Saylorsburg 0.3
Montgomery County
Gilbertsville 0.9
Graterford 0.7
Royersford 0.3
Philadelphia County
Airport 0.5

Delaware

New Castle County
Blackbird 1.9
Claymont 0.4
Glasgow 1.3
Greenville 0.5
Hockessin 0.7
New Castle 1.2
Newark 1.1
Odessa 1.2
Port Penn 1.5
Prices Corner 0.4
Wilmington 0.7
White Clay Creek 0.7
Kent County  
Dover 1.8
Felton 1.5
Frederica 1.7
Harrington 2.0
Magnolia 2.5
Smyrna 2.7
Woodside 1.1
Sussex County
 
Bridgeville 1.2
Ellendale 1.7
Lewes 1.0
Millsboro 0.7



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<![CDATA[Crews Prepare for Snow]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:53:58 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009295745_1200x675_387145795606.jpg It's both cold and cloudy enough to snow in New Castle County, Delaware, but the first flakes have yet to fall. NBC10's Jesse Gary reports that crews are strategically placed along the highways to begin salting the roads once it begins to snow.]]> <![CDATA[Sign Up for School Closing Notifications]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:52:37 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009295838_1200x675_387148867951.jpg Parents - sign up for NBC10's School Closing Alerts to receive either email or text message notifications when your child's school is closed due to bad weather.]]> <![CDATA[Lesson to Be Learned From Storm That Hit 1 Year Ago]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:47:19 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/221*120/Jan+21+2015+Snow.JPG It was one year ago Wednesday that the Delaware Valley dealt with a minor snowstorm that left a huge impact on the commute with roads jammed and public transportation packed for hours. NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Bill Henley advises to be cautious while driving if you find yourself caught in the snow.]]> <![CDATA[Patchy Black Ice Possible Thursday Morning]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:01:36 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/black+ice+sidewalk.jpg

Be careful if you're heading out overnight or early Thursday morning. A combination of freezing drizzle, freezing fog and re-freezing moisture could lead to patchy black ice on roads, bridges, overpasses and sidewalks.

A quick developing Alberta clipper made the Wednesday evening commute a headache for drivers as snow fell throughout the region.

The First Alert Weather team issued a FIRST ALERT ahead of the snow system which began moving in from the west just before noon in parts of Chester and Berks Counties and began falling along the I-95 corridor around 2:30 p.m. Rain mixed with snow and sleet also hit the Jersey Shore and Delaware.

The system moved out of the region around 10 p.m. leaving one to three inches of snow in most areas.

The next concern will be icy conditions. Overnight temperatures will fall below freezing. The cold temperatures combined with leftover moisture could lead to re-freezing and patchy black ice on sidewalks, bridges and roads. Temperatures should rise above freezing between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Thursday.

While the stormy weather will be gone, we're in for another cloudy and cold day Thursday with temperatures between 37 and 39 degrees. Friday will be mostly sunny before more snow returns to the area. NBC10 is tracking a possible nor'easter that may move in around 1 a.m. Saturday and last until 6 p.m.  At this point however it's too early to tell how much snow it will drop on our region. Check back on the NBC10 website, app and on air for the latest updates on the timing and expected snow totals.


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<![CDATA[Snow to Mess With Wednesday Commute]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:10:59 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Snow+Generic+Snow+Mat.jpg

The snow won't be in the area until late Wednesday morning but roads are already getting slippery.

Patchy black ice and freezing fog are developing on roads in the North and West suburbs, creating slippery conditions. The ice is being caused by below freezing temperatures and left over moisture from rain showers. The freezing could lead to a slippery Wednesday morning commute before the snow even arrives.

A quick developing Alberta clipper is expected to bring snow to most of the area Wednesday and could drop up to 4 inches in some neighborhoods.

The storm could affect the afternoon and evening commutes, said NBC10 First Alert Weather Meteorologist Brittney Shipp.

The snow system will move in from the west starting around 10 a.m. in parts of Chester and Berks Counties before moving across the area. The snow will continue on and off from 3 to 6 p.m.

The snow should be at its heaviest and most widespread right in time for the evening commute from 6 to 8 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook ahead of the storm. Temps in much of the area should be cold enough for snow but some areas — especially south and along the coast could see a wintry mix of rain, sleet and/or snow.

“There should be snow for most of the area,” said Shipp.

Shipp warned that at times throughout the afternoon and evening the snow could taper off but then return in parts of the area. It should finally move out around midnight but not before leaving accumulation in many areas.

Snow Totals:

- Parts north and west of the I-95 Corridor: 2 to 4 inches
- I-95 Corridor, immediate Philadelphia suburbs: 1 to 3 inches
- Southern Delaware & southernmost New Jersey: coating to 2 inches

Some areas could see more or less snow than even neighboring towns depending on elevation, temperatures and other factors.

Snow Timeline:

North and West Suburbs - Snow moves in after 10 a.m., picks up between noon and 3 p.m., lasts through evening commute

I-95 Corridor - Snow moves in between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., wintry mix also possible, lasts through evening commute

Shore Timeline - Rain, then wintry mix, then snow moves in between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., lasts through evening commute

Most of the system will be gone around 11 p.m. Wednesday. However, the next concern once the system is gone will be re-freezing on roads, causing more icy conditions which. Expect to take some extra time getting where you're going Thursday morning since slippery roads are expected.

Check back on the NBC10 website, app and on air throughout Tuesday night and Wednesday for the latest details on the changing storm.



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<![CDATA[Road Crews Prep for Wednesday's Snow]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:46:27 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP392701320780.jpg With every snow event, timing is everything. NBC10's Doug Shimell is in Norristown, Pennsylvania with the latest on how road crews are getting ready ahead of Wednesday's snow.

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<![CDATA[YOUR PHOTOS: Ice Snarls Traffic, Claims Lives]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:04:52 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/0cac4ad3d3a5483499102916324fc40b.jpg

Ice created dangerous conditions on local roads and highways all across the area on Sunday morning. There were at least four pileups and countless other crashes that claimed several lives.

Here are photos you shared with NBC10 of conditions all over the area. See them in the galleries above and below.

 



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<![CDATA[Light Wintry Mix in Parts of Del., Jersey]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:02:15 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/pete+kane+snow+17th+spring+garden+CCP+philly.jpg

More winter weather is heading for parts of our area Wednesday though not as much as we saw Monday.

A storm tracking well off-shore should bring a wintry mix to the southern half of Delaware as well as extreme South Jersey between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Wednesday. Snow and sleet are expected for that area. Only an inch of snow at the most is expected to accumulate however. Despite this, drivers in those areas should still be careful heading to work Wednesday morning due to the potential for icy spots.

As far as the Philadelphia area and the north and west suburbs, there is the possibility of some light snowflakes to fall in the area around 10 a.m. but little to no accumulation is expected.

Temperatures will rise to the mid-30s Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will be clear with a high of 38 while temperatures will rise into the 40’s over the weekend.

Stay with NBC10.com for the latest weather updates.
 



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<![CDATA[DRIVING DANGER: Hanging Icicles]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:43:26 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/sunset+icicles.jpg With winter weather comes many dangers, here's one you might not think much about...

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<![CDATA[Roads Treated Ahead of Freezing Rain]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:13:38 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009209424_1200x675_383090243665.jpg Crews were out overnight preparing for potentially icy conditions in New Jersey, Pa. and Del. NBC10's Jesse Gary has the details. ]]> <![CDATA[Snow Falling Ahead of Bitter Cold Blast]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 07:28:42 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/7d9a6febf52a4157af52a4ef17554fb7.jpg

A slight warm-up from this week's bone-chilling cold was paired with snow as a quick moving storm brought precipitation to much of our region Friday.

Flurries began falling before 5 a.m. Friday in Philadelphia's suburbs and city residents began to see snow about an hour later.

The city and surrounding suburbs should expect about a dusting to 1/2 inch of snow before the system moves out, while Allentown and parts of Lehigh County could see up to an inch. About two inches will fall in the Poconos and other higher elevation areas.

While most of southeastern Pennsylvania will see snow, there may not be any precipitation in South Jersey and Delaware.

The Friday morning flurries come as temperatures rise into the low 30s -- nearly 10 degrees warmer than Thursday's high.

But the warm up won't last. A bitter blast of cold returns Saturday as temperatures will start in the teens before climbing to highs in the low 20s. The blistering chill will taper off next week, however wet weather heads our way. Expect a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain Monday and the possibility of snow later in the week.

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<![CDATA[Tips to Cope When It's Ridiculously Cold]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:42:01 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_162996170.jpg

Snow, high winds and freezing temperatures are expected to leave much of the Eastern United States shivering this week.

Here's how you can minimize the misery:

1. Bundle Up (and Swap Out the Leggings)

It might seem obvious, but piling on a few extra layers is a great way to stay warm, especially if you have to be outside. Keeping your core warm is especially important when temperatures dip below freezing, so try wearing an extra shirt or two under your coat.

Worried about looking bulky? Many sporting goods companies make cold-weather gear that is slim enough to be worn even under work clothes.

For ladies who love wearing leggings, try swapping them out for long underwear. Several hiking-gear companies make long underwear that has the same look as leggings and will help keep you warm. A bonus: Most long underwear is meant to dry quickly, so leftover snow and slush won't leave your legs damp.

2. Indulge in Foods That Help You Keep Warm

You already know that eating well in the winter could help you stay healthy, but did you know it might help keep you warm, too? Eating extra, healthy fats during the winter can help rev up metabolism, which in turn heats the body, according to Columbia Health.

If your New Year's resolution was to drop a few pounds, don't worry -- you can always skip the extra fat and try eating warmer foods and drinks. Try soups, spicy foods, hot coffee and teas to reverse the chill!

3. We're Sorry: Alcohol Decreases Core Temperatures 

Although alcoholic beverages might make you feel warm, they actually decrease your core temperature and can be dangerous during winter months. 

According to The New York Times and a study by Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, alcohol reverses some reflexes that control body temperature, especially the body's ability to shiver. Alcohol can also make you sweat, even when it is cold, which can lower core temperatures even more. 

4. Keep Your Toes Toasty

Hypothermia is most likely to begin in extremities like your hands and feet, so keeping your toes warm is important. Whether you're walking to work or just around the block, make sure to wear sturdy, insulated shoes that will help prevent slips on slick surfaces and keep your feet dry.

Looking for a pair? Try a good pair of hiking books or, for the fashionista, this article from Glamour offers boots that are cozy and cute. Also, consider wearing an extra pair of socks (here's a helpful article to help you choose the right pair). 

5. Sunglasses... Even in the Winter

If you're walking in the snow during the day, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the glare.

If you are walking at night, make sure to dress in colors other than white and to wear something reflective on your person to alert drivers to your presence. 

Avoid walking too close to roadways, especially near icy areas where drivers may lose control of their vehicle. 

6. Remember the "Three-Feet Rule"

Space heaters are a great way to add extra heat to colder rooms, but always remember to keep anything flammable at least three feet away from the heater at all times.

Flammable items include clothing, rugs, bedding and curtains. Also remember to place the heater on a hard, non-flammable, stable surface and to turn it off completely before leaving the house. Set a reminder on your phone if you're afraid you'll forget.

7. Watch Out for Furry Friends

You might be jealous of your dog or cat's fur coat when temperatures drop, but they need to be kept warm, too. 

Catherine Blake, owner of Make My Day, Please dog walking services suggests dog walks should be limited to 10 minutes.

"You also have to be careful of ice in their paws because it can act like little daggers," Blake said.

Always remember to bring pets inside when temperatures begin to drop. If they can't come inside, provide enough bedding and insulated shelter for them to keep warm. If temperatures are below freezing, remember to check pets' water and replace it if it has frozen.

8. Monitor Fires

It's easy to snooze in front of a roaring fire, but always make sure that fireplace embers are completely out before going to bed for the night. 

Wood fireplaces should always have a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs. 

9. Don't Warm Up Your Car While It's Unattended

Although letting your car heat up before you hop in can be tempting, leaving your car running when you're not around offers the perfect opportunity for thieves to steal it. 

Instead, have a family member wait inside it while you finish getting ready, and then switch "shifts" with them when you have finished. Alternate who goes first to keep it fair.

10. Assemble a Car Emergency Kit

Check the CDC's car emergency checklist to ensure you are prepared in case you have a roadside emergency during inclement weather. 

11. Keep Heat Constant

Setting your thermostat at the same temperature day and night will help prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting. While avoiding a high heating bill might be tempting, you could be protecting yourself from costly repairs from frozen or burst pipes. 

If you are going to be away from home for an extended period of time, don't lower heat below 55 degrees. 

12. Protect Pipes

Keeping the heat on isn't the only thing you can do to protect pipes from freezing

State Farm suggests letting your hot and cold faucets drip overnight and opening cabinet doors to allow heat to get to uninsulated pipes under sinks and on exterior walls.

Locate the water shut-off valve in your home in advance of a water emergency, so you know where to go if a pipe bursts, one local water agency spokesperson advises.

13. Watch Out for Antifreeze

People often use antifreeze on sidewalks and paths to melt ice and snow, but the dangers to humans and pets if it is ingested are serious. 

Know the symptoms of antifreeze poisoning in humans and monitor children who are behaving oddly after returning from playing outside. 

Wipe down pets' paws, stomachs and tails when they come inside so they do not ingest antifreeze when licking themselves. Check symptoms of antifreeze poisoning in animals to ensure you are prepared in case they become sick.

14. Know the Terms

Familiarize yourself with government terms for winter weather emergencies

  • Freezing Rain - Rain that freezes when it hits the ground, creating a coating of ice on roads, walkways, trees and power lines.
  • Sleet - Rain that turns to ice pellets before reaching the ground. Sleet also causes moisture on roads to freeze and become slippery.
  • Winter Weather Advisory - Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. When caution is used, these situations should not be life threatening.
  • Winter Storm Watch - A winter storm is possible in your area. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for more information.
  • Winter Storm Warning - A winter storm is occurring or will soon occur in your area.
  • Blizzard Warning - Sustained winds or frequent gusts to 35 miles per hour or greater and considerable amounts of falling or blowing snow (reducing visibility to less than a quarter mile) are expected to prevail for a period of three hours or longer.
  • Frost/Freeze Warning - Below freezing temperatures are expected.

15. Make Sure Roads Are Safe Before Driving

Online snow plow trackers make it easy to check when roads in your area are clear and safe to drive after snowfall. 

16. Write Down Important Utility Numbers

Heavy snow and ice can settle on power lines and cause power outages. Write down utility numbers and have them handy during a storm in case you need to report an outage or incident.

17. Watch for Signs of Hypothermia 

Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can result in hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. A body temperature that's too low can affect the brain, which makes hypothermia particularly dangerous because the victim may not know it is happening. 

Hypothermia is most likely at very cold temperatures, but it can occur even at merely cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat or submersion in cold water.

Check the CDC's guide for recognizing hypothermia to prepare yourself to help someone suffering from the condition. 

18. Help the Homeless

Be on the lookout for homeless people who could get hypothermia as temperatures dip into the teens overnight. If you see someone  who needs shelter or warmer clothing, call your local shelter hot line or authorities.

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<![CDATA[Wind Chills Below Zero in Dangerous Cold Spell]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 01:18:43 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/cold+weather2.jpg

Frigid temperatures and gusty winds combine Thursday to make a brutally cold day feel even frostier.

Philadelphians woke up to temperatures in the single digits Thursday morning as the mercury dropped to a low of 9 degrees -- the coldest weather this area has experienced since January 2014.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for a large portion of the Delaware Valley, including Berks, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Lehigh counties in Pennsylvania, and parts of Delaware and central New Jersey.

The advisory remains in effect until 9 a.m. as winds gusting up to 20 miles per hour will make the low temperatures feel well below zero. The wind chill will feel like -22 in the Poconos and like -10 in Philadelphia.

The cold prompted several schools, mostly in Delaware to delay their openings.

The cold weather will continue into the weekend despite sunny skies. Highs will climb into the low 30s Friday, before dipping back down into the 20s Saturday. 

While we can expect some relief from chilly temps next week, wet weather is moving into the region in the 7-day forecast. A wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is expected for Monday and could continue throughout the rest of the work week.



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<![CDATA[Frigid Temps & It's Getting Colder]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 01:18:43 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/461168917.jpg

It's finally feeling like winter after a mild December as a bitter, bitter cold blast settles into the area.

So hunker down and bundle up because it's only getting colder. 

After snowfall of nearly two inches of Tuesday, the coldest air since this time last year has moved in. Temperatures are in the teens now and will drop to the single digits overnight Wednesday into Thursday with wind chills making it feel like -10 degrees in the Philadelphia area, -15 degrees north and west, and -20 in the Poconos. And even though that's REALLY cold for us, it could be worse, we could live in Minnesota where wind chills reached -40 to -50!

Thursday will be the coldest day of the week with a high of just 23 and wind chills making it feel like it's 10 below despite sunny skies.

The cold prompted several schools, mostly in Delaware to delay their openings.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS

A wind chill advisory is also in effect in Delaware until 9 a.m. Thursday.

It won’t be quite as bitter cold after Thursday, but it’s still a pretty cold pattern through the weekend with temps on both Saturday and Sunday in the mid-30s.

Heading into next week we go from bitter cold and dry to just kind of cold and possibly wet. The arctic front that is in the Southern U.S. now will become nearly stationary just south of our area. Moisture will ride along the front, leading to a few chances of wintry precipitation. Temperatures will be marginal for snow, so northern parts of our area have the best chance of accumulating snow next week, but conditions could favor some icing in some regions.



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<![CDATA[Slick Conditions Make for Dangerous Commute]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 09:31:34 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009172482_1200x675_381024835783.jpg Not all roads were pre-treated ahead of Tuesday's snow which is causing issues for some drivers Wednesday morning.]]> <![CDATA[Sub Freezing Temps, Icy Roads]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 07:18:52 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/icy-Roads1.jpg

Brutally cold temperatures continue Wednesday as much of our region remains below the freezing mark.

The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory for Philadelphia, as well as multiple suburban counties, including Gloucester, Camden, Cumberland, Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May and parts of Burlington in New Jersey, and New Castle, Kent and Sussex in Delaware.

Temperatures will reach highs in the mid-20s Wednesday afternoon, but it will feel like it is below 10 degrees outside as wind gusts approach 40 miles per hour.

The severe cold follows a snowy Tuesday -- which led to icy road conditions during the Wednesday morning rush hour. Ice contributed to several crashes, including a deadly accident in West Oak Lane, Wednesday evening.

The bitter cold will turn dangerous overnight as actual temperatures will fall into the single digits, nearing a record low of 2 degrees Thursday. Homeowners be wary as the frigid temps will put pipes at risk of freezing.

Thursday will be the coldest day of the week with a high of just 22 and wind chills making it feel like it's 10 below zero despite the sunny skies. 

We'll warm — slightly — as we head into the weekend with temps in the mid-30s.


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<![CDATA[NBC10 First Alert Weather: Icy & Bitter Cold]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 07:18:52 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/182*120/bill+4am+wx+1.7.15.JPG

 

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<![CDATA[Driverless Fire Truck, Slips on Ice, Crashes Into Home]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 11:40:47 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/207*120/Wilmington+Fire+Truck+Crash.jpg

A driverless fire truck slipped on the ice and crashed into a Delaware home as snow fell Tuesday morning.

Firefighters were out of the truck, responding to six-car crash at Oak and Franklin streets in Wilmington around 9 a.m., when suddenly the truck began slipping on the icy road.

"I see the truck and I say, 'Oh my God, it's coming here right now,'" said Edwin Martinez, who was in the home at the time.

None of the firefighters and no one in the home suffered injuries but one person in one of the cars suffered minor injuries. The truck knocked the door of the home off its hinges and left some damage to the corner of the house. The wreck left the windshield of the fire truck cracked.

The home sits at the bottom of a short hill that could have been responsible for the original wrecks.



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