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Blizzard-Bringing Nor'easter: Fast Facts

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    BERLIN - JANUARY 10: Cousins Serefina Tschoepe, 6, and Max Tschoepe, 9, catch air as they sled down a hill in Zehlendorf district on January 10, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. A blizzard has swept across Germany and left travelers stranded at airports and on highways. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tschoepe;Serefina Tschoepe

    A supersize storm is set to cripple our area this SuperBowl weekend. Heavy snow, blinding winds and coastal flooding are expected from the second major snowstorm of the season. So here are the fast facts on what we're expecting:

    HOW MUCH SNOW?

    All everyone really cares about is how much snow is going to get dumped on their doorstep. Meteorologists expect the Nor'easter to bring as much as two feet of heavy snow.

    LOCATIONEXPECTED 
    ACCUMULATION
    Extreme South Jersey and most of Delaware20-28 inches
    All of Philadelphia, Wilmington, Del., parts of South Jersey, Delaware, Chester and Montgomery Counties14-20 inches
    Central Jersey, Reading, Pa., Bucks County10-14 inches
    Lehigh Valley6-10 inches
    Poconos and Above3-6 inches

     

    Here's a map:

    WATCHES AND WARNINGS

    Winter storm watches and warnings and even Blizzard warnings have been issued for our area. Where do you stand?

    WINTER STORM WARNING

    • Pennsylvania Counties
      • Philadelphia
      • Chester
      • Delaware
      • Montgomery
      • Bucks
      • Lancaster
      • Northampton
      • Berks
    • New Jersey Counties
      • Camden
      • Gloucester
      • Burlington
      • Salem
      • Mercer
    • Delaware

    BLIZZARD WARNING

    • New Jersey Counties
    • Delaware Counties
      • Kent
      • Sussex

     

    STORM TIMELINE

    This storm is moving into our area from the Gulf of Mexico. It's expected to arrive right around rush hour Friday and be outta here by Saturday night.

    TIMECONDITIONS
    Friday 5 p.m.Snow begins
    Friday 10 p.m.Snow becomes heavy
    Saturday 2 -7 a.m.Heavier snow and strong winds
    Saturday 7-11 a.m.Heavy snow transitions back to steady snow
    Saturday EveningBack to light snow

     

    WHAT TO EXPECT

    • A heavy, wet snow that will stick to streets and trees
    • Up to 24 hours of snowfall especially to the south and east
    • 2-3 inches of snow falling an hour at its height
    • Strong sustained winds between 30-40 m.p.h., gusts up to 55 m.p.h.
    • Blizzard to near-blizzard conditions across the area
    • Visibilities at less than 3/4 of a mile
    • Coastal flooding with 9-10 foot waves

     

    WHAT SHOULD I DO?