<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Philadelphia Weather News and Coverage]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/weather/stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:24:11 -0400 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:24:11 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Deep Freeze Leaves Plants in Danger]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:34:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/JYKcKYAMWpCtZQhfFJoa-2-1229516509000.jpg NBC10's Christine Maddela is in Glenside, Pa. with some tips on how to protect your plants when temperatures drop.

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<![CDATA[NBC10 First Alert Severe Weather Central]]> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:14:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/generic+umbrella+rain+storm.jpg

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<![CDATA[Spring Cold: Freeze Warning in Effect]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:25:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Heavy-Rain-Umbrella-Silouette.jpg

Bundle up when you step outside this morning. Less than a week after temperatures were in the high 70s and 80s, freezing cold air brought in light snow and temperatures ranging from the mid-20s to low 30s to our area.

The unseasonable cold prompted the National Weather Service to issue a freeze warning which will last until 9 a.m. this morning.

The cold air moved through after a large storm front that battered the region with rain, high winds and thunderstorms moved out.

The storm system pushed into the region late Tuesday morning and lasted throughout the day into the night.

The storm carried a lot of moisture and the rains were heavy at times throughout the afternoon. Winds also gusted through the 20 and 30 mph range throughout the day.

Isolated thunderstorms developed around 1 p.m. as the cold front clashed with the warmer air that was set in place over the region. Heavy winds from the storm caused large trees to topple in Abington, Pa.

As the rain continued to fall, so did the temperatures. Highs were around 60 degrees Tuesday afternoon but the mercury started to drop after 3 p.m. By 11 p.m., the temperature across most of the region hit the 30s.

As the temperatures dropped, the moisture combined with the cold air, causing snow and sleet to fall in parts of our area.

Snow in Reading, Pa.

The snow caused little accumulation everywhere but the Poconos and moved out well before the morning rush.

The storm system will be gone by Wednesday morning, but in its wake will be freezing temperatures and blustery winds.

The Freeze Warning could mean a tough morning for vegetation and spring plants that have already bloomed.

"If you have any spring plants or anything that just bloomed that you don't want to get damaged, you might want to cover that up tonight," said NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Sheena Parveen.

Temperatures hovered around 32 degrees in Philadelphia before daybreak and in the mid 20s for areas north and west. The cold air will eventually warm into the 50s by Wednesday afternoon.



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<![CDATA[Heavy Rain, Cold Temps, Chance of Snow This Week]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:05:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/weather-7.jpg

Maybe it was too good to be true. After several days of warm temperatures and sunshine, we’re in for heavy rain, colder air and even the chance of a brief period of snow. Yes, you read that right. Snow.

The nasty turn in our weather is set to begin overnight into Tuesday morning, with heavy pockets of rain and a possible thunderstorm. Tuesday will be a rainy and windy day with winds gusting near 30 miles per hour. Temperatures will remain warm however with highs in the mid-60’s.

That changes however Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. As the cold front bringing rain to our area moves out, very cold air will start to move in. That cold air will cause temperatures to drop into the 30’s. It could also bring in a thin band of snow.

Several models are indicating the snow could hit west of our area by 8 p.m. on Tuesday before moving into Philly as well as parts of the North and West suburbs and South Jersey by 11 p.m.

If there is any snow, it will be brief, likely lasting up to an hour and a half and moving out well before the morning commute.  Little to no accumulation is expected, with only a coating to two inches on grassy surfaces.

“The snow will be falling after the evening commute and well before the morning commute,” said NBC10 First Alert Meteorologist Sheena Parveen. “I don’t think everyone is even going to see snow. I think we’re just going to have a very brief period of snow falling. At the same time it’s still going to be very windy so it’s going to be very hard for the snow to settle.”

The real issue Tuesday night into Wednesday will be the temperatures, with a freeze watch in effect for parts of the area. Temperatures will be below freezing during that time in the North and West and around the freezing level in Philadelphia. That means there could be the slight chance of some icy spots on roads.

“It doesn’t look like icing should be a threat Wednesday morning just because of how warm the roads have been,” said NBC10 First Alert Meteorologist Sheena Parveen. “I don’t want to say there definitely won’t be any but it will be so brief that the chances of any bad road conditions will be very low.”

While Wednesday morning will be cold with temperatures in the low 30’s, they should rise into the 50’s by the afternoon. We’re then in for more sun and warmer temperatures Thursday and Friday.

Stay with NBC10.com for updated details on the weather forecast.
 



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<![CDATA[Heavy Rain, Chance of Snow]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:14:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Snow-Grass1.jpg After several days of lovely weather, heavy rain, a drop in temperatures and even the chance of snow are set to hit our area on Tuesday. Check our gallery for a timeline and expected totals. ]]> <![CDATA[Potholes Prove Problematic for Cars]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:37:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/206*120/Potholes-car-problems.jpg Now that the weather is warming up, crews in the city and the suburbs are working to repair the potholes left from the harsh winter. Mechanics are busy too.]]> <![CDATA[Cira Centre Shows Phillies Pride]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:23:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/207*120/Phillies+Cira+Centre+Logo.JPG City buildings are even showing their Phillies pride for Tuesday's home opener.

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<![CDATA[After Rough Winter, Outdoor Venues Ready for Spring]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:32:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*160/8f03c9a44a6611e3a2c5125ea6d1b1238.jpg It was a rough winter for us all. NBC10's Jesse Gary reports from South Philadelphia on how popular outdoor venues like Citizens Bank Park and the Mann Music Center are now preparing for spring crowds and activities.

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<![CDATA[April Weather Outlook: It's No Joke]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:25:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/02-28-2014-storify-rain.jpg

This is not a joke.

The first day of the month, April Fools' Day, brought warmth and sun. But, the harsh reality is that the Philadelphia region can expect more cold, wet weather in April, according to NBC10 First Alert Weather Chief Meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz.

Temperatures were 4.6 degrees below normal in Philadelphia in March, the coldest since 1996, and 8.5 inches of snow was recorded.

The warmer than normal ocean temperatures off the Pacific Northwest and Alaska has not changed or moved. Hurricane attributes those warmer ocean temperatures to our cold and snowy winter. That's why the Philadelphia region will continue to experience a cold, wet pattern in April. The change in temperatures has also contributed to the droughts experienced in parts of California, Oklahoma and Texas.

An El Nino is likely to develop between April and June, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Hurricane says what happens near the equator has a big impact on what's happening around the globe.

"I think it's going to be a big deal," said Hurricane.

"The El Nino is likely to break the California drought, put a damper on the Atlantic Hurricane season and if it's strong enough, bring us a much milder and less snowy winter," he added.


Contact Sarah Glover at 610-668-5580, sarah.glover@nbcuni.com or follow @skyphoto on Twitter.



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<![CDATA[Spring Snow Falls]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:19:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000006625396_1200x675_212196931845.jpg Yup, that was snow falling along City Avenue overnight.]]> <![CDATA[Flood Aftermath]]> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 20:16:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/flood+generic.JPG What families are dealing with following the weekend rain and flooding.

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<![CDATA[Looking Back at Hurricane Sandy's Devastation]]> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:33:10 -0400 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["Really Cold & Really Windy"]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:24:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000006588822_1200x675_207309379642.jpg NBC10's Tim Furlong sums up the weather in Wilmington, Del.]]> <![CDATA[Snow Hits the Garden State]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:24:07 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000006588819_1200x675_207238211661.jpg Overnight snowfall and freezing temperatures has towns along the Jersey Shore wondering if winter is really over.]]> <![CDATA[South Jersey Gets Hit Hardest by Snow]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:00:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000006587100_1200x675_207021635964.jpg Jesse Gary is in Sea Isle City, N.J. with how some people are dealing with several inches of snow left by a Nor'easter.]]> <![CDATA[Snow Totals Where You Live]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:33:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Kennet+Square+Snow+Ruler+Snow+Total+Snow+Generic.jpg

How much snow fell by you?

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

Snow fell in portions of our area into the night -- falling heaviest in the southernmost parts of the region where up to 7 inches fell in some towns.

(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:

Delaware

Kent County
Harrington 4.7
Viola 4.5
New Castle County
Claymont 0.5
Glasgow 0.5
Hockessin 0.6
Newark 0.8
Prices Corner 0.7
Townsend 0.8
White Clay Creek 0.9
Sussex County
Frankford 7.0
Laurel 5.3
Lewes 6.0
Milton 6.5
Ocean View 5.0
Selbyville 4.6
Stockley 6.0

New Jersey

Atlantic County
Absecon 2.5
Atlantic City Airport 4.0
Pleasantville 4.0
Somers Point 4.8
Burlington County
Florence 1.3
Mount Holly 1.1
Mount Laurel 0.9
Camden County
Cherry Hill  
Cape May County
Cape May 6.5
Green Creek 5.5
Seaville 5.0
Cumberland County
Newport 3.8
Gloucester County
National Park 0.4
Washington Twp. 1.5
Mercer County
Ewing 0.1
Ocean County
Island Heights 1.2
Manahawkin 1.5

Pennsylvania

Bucks County
Furlong 0.2
Chester County
Nottingham  
Delaware County
Springfield 0.5
Lehigh County
Allentown Airport 0.9
Montgomery County
W Ambler 1.0
Philadelphia County
Philly International Airport 0.4


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<![CDATA[Snow Moves Out, Bitter Cold, Strong Winds Remain]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:58:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-snow-11.jpg

Bundle up and be careful on the roads Wednesday morning. While the snow will be gone, bitter cold winds will remain as well as slippery spots on some roads.

A nor'easter dropped more than 6 inches of snow in parts of South Jersey and Delaware on Tuesday.

The snow stuck to roads as the temperatures dropped, leading to slushy and slippery roads.

It was a different story in Philly, the surrounding suburbs and Lehigh County however. The system moved out of Philly and the north and west suburbs after only dropping a coating to an inch.

The snow was much heavier along the Jersey Shore and Delaware beaches. In Cape May County, 6.5 inches of snow fell along with 3.8 inches in Cumberland County, 2.5 inches in Atlantic County, 7.0 inches in Sussex County and 4.7 inches in Kent County.

The snow continued along the coast until the system moved out after midnight. 

After clearing our area, the winds increased as the nor’easter strengthened out in the Atlantic.

AFTER THE SNOW

Intense, hurricane force winds out in the ocean will lead to wind gusts over 40 mph and temperatures in the 20s and 30s for our area. Fortunately, the wind will be blowing off shore meaning there won’t be any coastal flooding or beach erosion issues.

Wednesday night into Thursday morning we should see near record cold with temperatures in the low 20s in Philadelphia and the teens in the surrounding suburbs. Things will start to warm up throughout the day on Thursday however with temperatures in the mid 40s. An even bigger warm-up will happen Friday with a high of 64.



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<![CDATA[Crews Prepping to Repair More Potholes]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:24:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/potholes_dallas_funding.jpg With more snow on the way, PennDOT prepares to fix more potholes that pop up -- the toll of the nasty winter.

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<![CDATA[Tuesday's Nor'Easter: "We Won't Get Clobbered"]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 06:14:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/noreaster+snow.jpg

Spring may be here, but winter isn't done with our area just yet. A nor’easter is expected to impact the region Tuesday.

Most of the day Tuesday, temperatures will be above freezing limiting accumulation to colder grassy areas. But as it gets colder Tuesday evening, snow is likely to stick to roads and sidewalks making for slippery conditions into Wednesday morning.

Current models are indicating 1 to 3 inches of snow for much of our area.

Some areas north and west of Philadelphia may see more snow than those closer to the city. Snow is  expected to begin between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., A wintry mix of snow and some rain will stretch across parts of Delaware and southern New Jersey beginning around 2 p.m. Snow, with some accumulation, will fall between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. in the Philly area.

"The Nor'easter looks like it will stay offshore just enought to prevent out area from getting clobbered," said Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz. "A closer track to the coast would have made things much worse."

Wet weather will likely end before sunrise Wednesday morning, but the gusty winds will just be getting started. The entire region will experience strong, gusty winds peaking near 40 mph keeping Wednesday’s temps in the 30s and low 40s -- well below normal highs for this time, which should be in the 50s.

More wet weather is expected at the end of the week, by then however, we will warm into the 60s.

Stay with NBC10.com and the NBC10 weather team for more updates on the approaching storm.



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<![CDATA[Beautiful Saturday, Snow Next Week]]> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 07:48:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Sunny-Philly.jpg We're in for a beautiful Saturday with temperatures in the 60s. But snow is expected to return next week. Check our gallery for the forecast. ]]> <![CDATA[Snow-Fighting Spending Skyrockets During Brutal Winter]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:02:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/snow+plow+new.jpg

The record snowfall this winter has forced snow removal spending in the tri-state to skyrocket -- by as much as 1,070 percent.

New Jersey budgeted $10 million for snow removal, but has spent $117.3 million so far this winter, a spokesperson with the state’s department of transportation said. That’s an increase of 1,070 percent. The agency says they will spend as much money as necessary to keep the roads safe and will eventually be reimbursed by the state treasury.

NJDOT nearly doubled the amount of rock salt it used to treat the roads this winter during 47 snow events. More than 489,000 tons of salt were needed this winter versus 258,000 the year before, officials said.

In Delaware, the state winter storm-fighting efforts cost the state more than five times the budgeted $3.5 million dollars. A spokesperson with DelDOT tells NBC10.com they have spent $16 million treating 12,000 miles of roads across the state. They’ve also used 96,300 tons of rock salt and spent $3 million in overtime pay.

Pennsylvania has spent $226 million statewide clearing snow and treating roads during the winter of 2013-2014, a spokesman with PennDOT said. That’s a 20 percent spike over budget.

More than $34 million of that total was used in the five county region around Philadelphia, PennDOT said.

While spring has arrived, the budgets could continue to increase as cold weather and another potential snowstorm prepare to set in next week.



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<![CDATA[Harsh Winter Results in Large CO Poisoning Spike]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:53:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/Philadelphia+Fire+Truck+Flooding.JPG

A sharp spike in carbon monoxide poisonings in Philadelphia this year has fire officials reminding homeowners to make sure their heating systems are properly maintained.

Philadelphia Fire Capt. Clifford Gilliam says in just the first three months of 2014 the number of carbon monoxide incidents jumped 75 percent over the year before. There were 89 CO incidents from Jan. 1 through Mar. 15, 2014 and 51 in the same period of 2013, he said.

Fifteen people were injured in CO incidents this year, while only three people were hurt the year before, according to Gilliam.

While injuries and incidents were up year over year, no one has died this year from carbon monoxide poisoning. Three people were killed in 2013 from these incidents, Gilliam said.

Gilliam says fire officials believe the very cold and long winter has contributed to the increase in poisonings. He says homeowners need to be vigilant about making sure they have their heating systems cleaned and maintained.

“A majority of the incidents stem from improperly maintained home heating systems and by that we mean the heater, the flute, all of the components of the heating system,” he said. “If you see it’s rusting, that’s a sign you need to have it serviced. If you’re looking around the bottom of the heater and you’re seeing that carbon buildup, that’s a sign your system needs to be serviced.”

The captain also warned not to use grills, charcoal or gas, kerosene heaters or generators inside a house or enclosed garage. Gilliam made the reminder as part of Poison Prevention Week, which ran through Saturday.

Being that carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless, fire officials say it’s also important to have a CO detectors in a home. City law requires a carbon monoxide detector be installed within 15 feet of every sleeping area in a house. A state law will soon go into effect requiring the same rules for apartment buildings, Gilliam said.

“Sometimes the symptoms are not easily recognized. [The residents] are sitting a home with a headache, feeling lightheaded, but having a CO alarm is an early warning,” he said.

The Philadelphia Fire Department has a limited number of CO alarms available to the public, the captain said.


Contact Vince Lattanzio at 610.668.5532, vince.lattanzio@nbcuni.com or follow @VinceLattanzio on Twitter.



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<![CDATA[Will Brutal Winter Mean Less Insects?]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:36:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/mosquito+030415.jpg Will the brutal winter mean fewer nuisance insects this spring and winter? We ask an expert.

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<![CDATA[Driver Rules Leave Greyhound Riders Stranded for Hours]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:05:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/GreyhoundStranded.JPG

Dozens of passengers aboard a Greyhound bus traveling from New York to Washington, D.C. found themselves unexpectedly stranded at a Delaware rest stop for hours because of weather delays.

The bus departed New York at 1:30 a.m. Monday, just as snow was beginning to pile up in the region, creating some difficult driving conditions.

Passengers say that around 4 a.m., the driver of the bus pulled over at a rest stop in Newark, Del., got off the bus, and left the passengers behind.

The driver told NBC10's Tim Furlong that he had reached his government-mandated hours limit, so he went into the rest stop to wait for another driver to show up. The passengers were left waiting on the bus for five hours.

One passenger said she was upset that the driver left them sitting for so long, but even more frustrated with Greyhound's neglect to plan ahead.

"He abandoned us. He left," the passenger said. "The weather reports are everywhere. You see that this could happen, have people set up and spaced out so that in case this does happen, people can still do what they need to do."

Passengers say the driver left the bus idling and showed them the button to open and close the bus' door before he left.

According to a spokesman from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the Department of Transportation, federal regulations prohibit bus drivers from being on duty for more than 15 hours per day. In addition, bus drivers can only be behind the wheel of a bus for a total of 10 hours, after which they are required to take a mandatory eight-hour break before driving again.

It has not been confirmed how long the first driver had been behind the wheel before stopping at the rest stop.

A new driver arrived to the rest stop around 12:30 p.m. on Monday -- some eight hours after they first pulled over.

Greyhound officials did not admit fault, but told NBC10 that the snowy weather hampered its operations and that the company is working with the passengers.

The bus continued en route to D.C. with a bus new driver just before 1 p.m. Monday afternoon.



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<![CDATA[A Snowy Morning]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:34:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/236*120/plows1.JPG Snow shoveling, the snowy commute and more post-storm happenings in Glassboro, N.J.

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<![CDATA[Record Breaker: 2nd Snowiest Winter in Philadelphia]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:55:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*160/a6e0ed1661ce11e399df12cd97da46038.jpg

The winter of 2013-2014 is officially the 2nd snowiest in Philadelphia's recorded weather history.

So far this winter, 67.4 inches of snow have fallen at Philadelphia International Airport -- that's where the city's official snow measurement tool is located.

NBC10 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz said the total jumped 4.5 inches from 62.9 inches of snow with Monday's St. Patrick's Day snowstorm.

Records date back to 1884.

This winter displaces the previous record of 65.5 inches of snow set back in 1995-1996.

Philadelphia's all-time snowfall record was set four years ago, in 2009-2010, when 78.7 inches piled up in the city.

 



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<![CDATA[Closer to Breaking Snow Record]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:28:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000006512735_1200x675_197898819925.jpg NBC10's Chris Cato reports from a snow-covered Rittenhouse Square.]]> <![CDATA[Philly's 2nd Snowiest Winter?]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:25:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/207*120/Generic+Snow+Ruler+Snow.JPG A record may be set today! NBC10's Chris Cato reports from a snowy Rittenhouse Square with details on how much more the city needs to take second place in the list of snowiest winters.

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<![CDATA[Snow Accumulates at the Jersey Shore]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:58:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000006511204_1200x675_197758019617.jpg NBC10 Jersey Shore Bureau reporter Ted Greenberg is on the boardwalk in Atlantic City with details on the heavy snow in South Jersey.]]> <![CDATA[Slick South Jersey Roads]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:57:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/snow+road+gloucester.JPG Be careful during your morning commute. NBC10's Matt DeLucia is in Gloucester County with the latest on how the snow is affecting the area's major roadways.

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<![CDATA[St. Patrick's Day Snowstorm Winding Down]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:14:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/st+patricks+day+snow1.jpg

A St. Patrick's Day snowstorm made a mess of the morning commute Monday and pushed Philadelphia closer to the snowiest winter ever.

Areas to the south got the worst from this winter weather system. Parts of the Jersey Shore and Southern Delaware received more than 10 inches of snow. Those totals could continue to rise as more flakes fall.

In Philly, another 4.5 inches of snow fell today bringing the winter total to 67.4 inches -- the second snowiest winter on record only behind 78.7 inches in 2009-2010.

Further north, the snow accumulations were less, but no matter where you live, roads are slick.

There were a number of spin-outs and accidents on area highways like Interstate 95. Speed restrictions were put into effect on the Delaware River Bridges and roads like the New Jersey Turnpike and Atlantic City Expressway.

Philadelphia International Airport experienced arrival delays of up to 75 minutes from the storm.

The storm has also prompted area schools to operate on delays or even close for the first day of the work week.

A Winter Weather Warning is in effect for all of Delaware (New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties) as well as most of South Jersey. Central and southern Delaware and South Jersey are expected to receive the most accumulation, while the Lehigh Valley didn't see much if any accumulation at all.

Regional Timeline

PM Rush Hour - Roads in South Jersey and Delaware will be wet so remain cautious.

Once the storm completely moves out, cold winds will remain. The mercury will have trouble making to the freezing mark on Monday, NBC10 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz says.

And, a quick burst of afternoon snow is also possible in southern parts of the area.

Spring officially arrives at 12:57 p.m. on Thursday, but Hurricane says it won't feel very spring-like as cold temperatures remain for at least a week.

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<![CDATA[Overnight Snowstorm Hits Region]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 04:02:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/snow-flurries-generic-03.jpg

All the St. Patrick’s Day green could be covered up in white as yet another winter storm is set to blanket parts of the area in snow.

NBC10 First Alert Meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz says the winter weather system could drop up to eight inches of snow in parts of our region, but there is a sharp cut off between those areas and other parts that will receive hardly any snow.

While it is unclear exactly where exactly the dividing line will be, Hurricane says: "Delaware and South Jersey are not going to escape this."

Authorities activated the Delaware Emergency Operations Center at midnight Monday. Officials warn commuters that the morning commute will be treacherous and to avoid driving if possible.

A Winter Weather Warning is in effect for Central Delaware(Kent and Sussex Counties) as well as extreme South Jersey(Cape May County). Central and southern Delaware and South Jersey are expected to receive the most accumulation, while the Lehigh Valley won't see much if any accumulation at all.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey, and eastern Montgomery, Lower Bucks, Delaware, Chester and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania. The advisory, which means periods of snow will cause travel difficulties, begins at 8 p.m. Sunday and continues to noon Monday.

Officials with Atlantic City announced Sunday that they are delaying office openings for non-essential employees to 11 a.m. Monday.

The storm, which developed off the west coast of the United States, is currently racing across the country and should arrive by Sunday evening delivering a wintry mix of rain and snow. That mix will then change to snow overnight.

The system will hit Delaware and the Jersey Shore around 8 p.m., turn into snow after midnight and then start to taper off around 8 a.m. Monday. The peak of the storm will hit the areas south of the city between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.

In the Philadelphia area, the system won't move in until around 11 p.m., starting out as a wintry mix. It could change over to snow around 2 a.m. and continue until 7 a.m., but Hurricane says Philadelphia is right on the edge of this sytem making it difficult to predict the amount of accumulation.

Given the timing, the Monday morning rush could be affected by the storm, especially in South Jersey, Delaware, and Philadelphia.

Regional Timeline

Midnight - 6 a.m. - Heaviest snow falling in South Jersey and Delaware. Light snowfall with some accumulation in Philadelphia and the I-95 corridor.

6 a.m. - 8 a.m. - Snow tapers off.

8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Snow moves out of Philly region. Light snow continues to fall in South Jersey and Delaware.

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Light snow continues in South Jersey and Delaware, causing slippery road conditions before the storm moves out of those areas.

PM Rush Hour - Roads in South Jersey and Delaware will be wet so remain cautious.

While the latest computer models show that much of South Jersey and Delaware could see the worst of the storm, the Lehigh Valley and the Poconos likely won't see any snow at all.

Expected Snow Totals

Lehigh Valley - Little to no accumulation

Lower Montgomery County, Lower Bucks County, North Philadelphia - Less than 2 inches

South Philly, Chester County, Delaware County, Central Jersey - 2 to 4 inches

South Jersey & Northern Delaware- 4 to 6 inches

Cape May County, Southern and Central Delaware - 6 to 8 inches

Hurricane says the snow will continue to fall until around 8 a.m. Monday when the storm finally moves out. The winds will pick up, however.

With the worst of the storm expected to hit South Jersey and Delaware, DelDOT began making preparations Sunday afternoon.

Crews in New Castle and Sussex County pretreated roads with brine. DelDOT officials are urging drivers to delay their morning commute if possible and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations if they have to drive.

Stay with NBC10.com and our mobile apps to get the most up-to-date information on this storm through the day.



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<![CDATA[Wind Gusts & Bitter Cold]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:55:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/parkway+wind.JPG Quite a shock after the past few days. NBC10's Christine Maddela reports from the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on the brutal winds we're waking up to Thursday morning.

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<![CDATA[Damaging Winter Winds]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:49:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/wind+flag.JPG NBC10 has video from overnight's damaging brutal winds that hit much of our area.

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<![CDATA[Bitter Cold, Heavy Winds Strike Region]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:20:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/194*120/Rainy+and+Windy+p1.jpg

The big plunge took full effect overnight as Arctic air moved into our region, bringing temperatures that were in the 60s during the day Wednesday into the low 20s and teens this morning.

Heavy winds with gusts near 50 mph made it feel even colder, with wind chills in the single digits.

The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory in effect for the entire Philadelphia region through 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Rain and thunderstorms was the issue at first when a quick-moving weather system moved into the western suburbs around 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Heavy rain started to fall in Philly shortly after 7 p.m. but turned to light rain after 8 p.m. The storm moved out of the region after 9 p.m. 

Once the rain was gone, however, strong winds and bitter cold took its place. NBC10 First Alert Weather Chief Meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz says gusts should continue until Thursday morning.

“There may be tree limbs that were left weakened by the brutal winter that could come down,” Hurricane said when asked about what potential issues people could see during this weather event. The possibility of falling tree limbs could result in power outages, he said.

Thousands of homes lost power overnight. A downed tree also blocked Baltimore Pike near Lansdowne Avenue in Lansdowne, Pa. blocking the road and causing SEPTA's 109 bus to detour around the scene.

The combination of wet roads from the rain and bitter cold temperatures could also lead to overnight freezing and icy spots. By the early morning hours, temperatures dropped into the low 20s throughout most of the region.

Throughout the day, temperatures will struggle to get higher than 30 degrees.

We'll see a warm-up soon after. It will be 50 degrees on Friday and 60 degrees on Saturday. Monday and Wednesday however, we could see more snow in our area. Stay with NBC10.com for updates.

Count on the NBC10 First Alert Weather Team, NBC10.com and our mobile apps to keep you up-to-date with the latest information on this severe weather.



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<![CDATA[Cold Weather Hits Construction Industry Hard]]> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:29:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/construction+cold.JPG We aren't the only ones hoping for warmer weather. NBC10's Jesse Gary is in Philadelphia's Roxborough section with details on a business hit hard by the winter weather.

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<![CDATA[Freezing Temps Cause Dangerous Road Conditions]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 07:30:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/205*120/Icy+Road+Generic+Ice.JPG Monday's snow and today's freezing temperatures are causing icy spots on roads.

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<![CDATA[Temps Approaching Record Lows]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 07:08:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/plow+rittenhouse+square+march+storm.jpg

The snow is finally gone. Now we're in for bitter cold.

The last remnants of the winter storm moved out of South Jersey and Delaware early Monday evening after dropping up to 7 inches in some areas.

With the snow gone, brutal cold took its place. 

Early Tuesday morning temperatures will drop into the single digits in Philly and below 0 in parts of the Lehigh Valley. Those temperatures could break records in parts of the area.

Area  Mon. Night - Tues. Morning
Record
Atlantic City  5 degrees  3 degrees
Philadelphia  7 degrees  7 degrees
Wilmington  6 degrees  5 degrees
Allentown  -2 degrees  3 degrees
Mount Pocono  -5 degrees  -6 degrees

After that, there will be a slow warm-up. Temperatures should rise into the upper 20s on Tuesday, upper 30s Wednesday and Thursday and up to 40 degrees by Friday. Those temperatures are still below the average of 47 degrees for this time of year. We should match those averages by the weekend however.

THE SNOW

In Philadelphia, the snow moved out around 10 a.m. NBC10 First Alert Weather chief meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz says areas to the north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which runs through lower Montgomery and Bucks Counties and central Chester County, as well as Trenton, N.J. were done with the storm since early Monday morning.

“The difference in conditions from South Jersey to the Pennsylvania suburbs is like we drove 1,000 miles,” Hurricane said. "In actuality, the change in conditions happened across 70 to 100 miles."

Despite temperatures hovering in the 20s or even lower, for some areas, there were concerns about freezing rain in the south, Hurricane said.

Asked how ice could fall, even with such low temperatures, Hurricane says it has to do with warmer air aloft. When the precipitation falls and hits the ground, it freezes.

Narrowing bands of snow limited snowfall across the area. In Philadelphia, 3.4 inches of snow officially fell at Philadelphia International Airport. That puts the city at 62.9 inches of accumulation for this winter so far. Philly remains in third place this season as far as the snowiest winters in the city's recorded history, behind 65.5 inches of snow in 1995-96 and 78.7 inches in 2009-10.

There was very little snow accumulation in the Lehigh Valley and Poconos. But on the other side of the region, in South Jersey and Delaware, more than 6 inches of snow piled up.

In Ventnor, N.J., 7 inches of snow fell.

Icy spots remained on roads in South Jersey and Delaware -- especially along the coast.

Wilmington, Del. set a snowfall record before the storm was over. Hurricane said this winter is now the second snowiest winter ever recorded in that city -- at 49.9 inches of snow this winter. Records date back to 1894 for Wilmington, Hurricane says. Snow continues to fall so that number is expected to rise.

With snow on some side roads and bitter morning temps, dozens of area schools planned delayed openings Tuesday.

NBC10.com and the NBC10 First Alert Weather Team will continue to update you with the latest information as it becomes available. Continue to check back here and on NBC10 News.



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<![CDATA[Snowiest Winters on Record]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:30:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Snow+Winter+Records.jpg Take a look at where this winter is ranked in the history books.]]> <![CDATA[More Than 100 Cars Towed]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:19:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/snow+emergency+route+sign.jpg The City of Philadephia made sure folks know they aren't joking when they tell you to move your car off the snow emergency routes.]]> <![CDATA[The Road Plan for New Castle County]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:26:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/224*120/tom+gordon+jesse+gary.jpg County Executive Tom Gordon talks to NBC10's Jesse Gary about the plans in place to get people back on the roads, safely.]]> <![CDATA[Snowfall Intensifies in Delaware]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 10:12:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/delaware+snow.JPG NBC10's Jesse Gary reports in a snowy New Castle County, Del. with a look at the roads and how the state has prepared for Monday's storm.

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<![CDATA[Slushy Road Conditions in NJ]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 07:36:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/plow+truck+snow.JPG NBC10's Cydney Long reports on the slushy road conditions in Camden County, N.J. as plow trucks roll through.

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<![CDATA[Delaware Expecting High Snow Totals]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 07:53:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/plow+truck+winter+storm.JPG NBC10's Jesse Gary reports in New Castle, Del. on the slick road conditions some may be facing this morning.

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<![CDATA[Snowstorm Closures, Delays]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:14:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/176*120/73255462%5B1%5D.jpg

March came in like a lion Monday, bringing a snowstorm, closures and delays. Here are delays by county.

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

All Archdiocese of Philadelphia schools - CLOSED

All School District of Philadelphia schools - CLOSED

National Constitution Center - DELAYED OPENING AT 11 a.m.

Philadelphia Zoo - CLOSED

Please Touch Museum - CLOSED

Rodin Museum - CLOSED

For flight delays at the Philadelphia International Airport, call 1-800-PHL-GATE.

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CHESTER COUNTY

Chester County Offices - 2-HOUR DELAY

Longwood Gardens - CLOSED

DELAWARE COUNTY

Delaware County Courthouse and Government Center, County Offices - 2-HOUR DELAY

Villanova University and Villanova University School of Law (VLS) - CLOSED

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County Government - 2-HOUR DELAY

NEW JERSEY

All state offices - CLOSED

Atlantic County Government offices - CLOSED

Camden County offices - CLOSED

Lumberton Township Municipal Court - CANCELED

Ocean County Community College - CLOSED

Richard Stockton College - CLOSED 

WINTER STORM: TIMELINE & TOTALS

DELAWARE

"The most important message for the people of Delaware this morning is to avoid travel if at all possible," said Gov. Jack Markell.

State of Delaware offices - CLOSED (Non-essential employees are not to report to work for this period. Essential employees are to report as scheduled.)

New Castle County offices - CLOSED

REGION

All Nemours outpatient primary and specialty care clinics in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey will open at 10a.m. tomorrow, Monday, March 3rd. This includes outpatient clinics and other essential ancillary services at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (N/AIDHC). Patients with morning appointments will receive a call to reschedule.

Due to weather related conditions the following Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinics will be closed Mon., Mar. 3.
Atlantic County Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 1909 New Road, Northfield, NJ
Cape May County Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 1 Monroe Avenue, Cape May, NJ
Cumberland County Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 1051 West Sherman Ave., Bldg 3 Unit B, Vineland, NJ
Kent County Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 1198 S. Governors Ave., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901
Sussex County Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 15 Georgetown Plaza, Georgetown, DE



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<![CDATA[Drivers Taking It Slow in Rittenhouse]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:49:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/daralene+rittenhoiuse.JPG NBC 10's Daralene Jones reports from Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia on the latest snow the city faces.

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<![CDATA[Snow-Weary Get Ready for Next Major Storm]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:23:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/220*120/luann+5pm+02282014.jpg NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn talks to weather-worn folks who are finding ways to cope as they get prepared for the major storm that starts this weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Getting Road-Ready for Next Storm]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:20:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/226*120/furlong+5pm.jpg NBC10 Delaware Bureau Chief Tim Furlong reports on preparations by road crews to get the state through the major storm expected to hit on Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Emergency Preparedness Workshop Gives Tips, Warnings]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:16:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000006386502_1200x675_175161411679.jpg The Salvation Army Headquarters hosted the Family and Personal Emergency Preparedness Workshop and provided tips on how to be prepared and safe during severe storms.]]> <![CDATA[More Cold Temps Add to Brutal Winter]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:41:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-cold-04.jpg Christine Maddela is in Narberth this morning with the latest on another drop temperatures.

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