Winter Weather Center

Winter Weather Center

March's Winter Storm

Snowfall Ends Before Midnight

Up to 20 inches of snow projected for parts of the area

View Comments ()
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    These guys decided to throw around a few snowballs in a Warminster, Pa. parking lot just after the snow began to fall Tuesday night. (Published Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010)

    The heaviest snowfall period of this storm came during the afternoon Wednesday and was expected to last several hours, ending in areas west of the city first. The Blizzard of 2010 would stick around longest at the Jersey Shore -- possibly until midnight.

    Three major highways shut down at 2 p.m. -- 76, 746 and 676.

    Winter Wallop: Snowball Fight

    [PHI] Winter Wallop: Snowball Fight
    These guys decided to throw around a few snowballs in a Warminster, Pa. parking lot just after the snow began to fall Tuesday night. (Published Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010)

    Philadelphia public and parochial schools will be closed again Thursday. And, SEPTA will suspend all bus service at 5p.m. Train and trolley riders should also be prepared for delays and cancellations.

    Emergency crews told NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn that 14 people have been rushed to the hospital after suffering cardiac arrests, which she said could indicate people are overdoing it, trying to shovel heavy, heavy snow.

    Inside Weather: One-of-a-Kind Winter

    [PHI] Inside Weather: One-of-a-Kind Winter
    Glenn says you're never gonna see another winter like this one with all the snow, strong Nor'easters and more. (Published Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010)

    It's a given that we'll set a new record for the most snowfall in a season -- more than 65.5 inches -- when the National Weather Service put out its 1 p.m. totals, that put us within one half inch of the record.

    Delaware has travel restrictions again -- only emergency and essential service personnel are allowed on the roads.

    Some folks have lost power, including Governor Jack Markell.

    Ground Zero -- Bucks County -- is under a state of emergency.

    Wind is a bigger issue at the shore than many other places.

    And if you're one of those ticked off workers who felt like you had to go into the office today or else, Mayor Michael Nutter has a few words for your boss:

    "Think about the safety of your employees," he said. The commute home is expected to be much worse than the ride in.

    Close to 1,000 schools closed, including all Philadelphia public and parochial schools and all commercial flights were canceled at Philadelphia International Airport until 2 p.m.

    Be Part of Our Coverage: Grab your camera, camcorder or phone and report for us
    Closings & CancellationsGet the latest updates for travel, schools and community events
    Livestream: Justin Pizzi's Skype Cam
    Share: Your Snow Photos
    What's Going On?: Latest Radar

    Here are the estimated snow totals:

    LOCATION ESTIMATED
    TOTALS
    Cape May, N.J. and extremely southern Delaware 2 to 4 inches
    Dover, Del., parts of South Jersey and Atlantic City 4 to 8 inches
    Northern Delaware (south of Wilmington) and parts of South Jersey 8 to 12 inches
    Wilmington, parts of Philadelphia, Delaware County and South Jersey 10 to 18 inches
    Northeast Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester and Bucks Counties and Central Jersey including Trenton 14 to 20 inches
    Lehigh Valley, Reading, Allentown and Lancaster 14 to 20 inches
    Poconos and above 10 to 20 inches

     

    Expect detours and delays with Mass Transit. Here are the links:

    Get the latest on closures and up-to-date radar over in the NBCPhiladelphia.com Winter Weather Center.