Luke from the MLB Wetwork gave Andi & Kenny an updated forecast on the Y102 Morning Show this morning. Luke still expects a significant snowfall today, but has backed off on his totals. Luke believes Berks County will see 8-10 inches of snow with eastern Berks seeings more. He expects the heaviest snow to fall between 10am and 2-3pm.
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 528 AM EST Wed Mar 7 2018
...A dangerous nor`easter producing heavy, wet snow, will have high impact and potential for numerous new power outages and some tree damage from eastern Pennsylvania into northern and western New Jersey...
.A compact but powerful nor`easter will skirt the New Jersey coast this afternoon before heading toward Cape Cod this evening. It will produce periods of heavy precipitation. All locations along and west of the Interstate 95 corridor are vulnerable to heavy snow, with the greatest uncertainty within 20 miles east of Interstate 95. Otherwise, there is very high confidence that this storm will make travel difficult or nearly impossible at times late this morning and this afternoon across much of eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey, basically from near Philadelphia, west and north to the New York state border and beyond. Highest snow accumulations will be in the hilly areas. Unnecessary travel is not recommended today. Thereafter, communities will need tonight and Thursday morning to dig out. Caution is advised for those with heart problems as over exertion removing wet snow could prompt a heart attack.
NJZ007>010-PAZ060>062-101-103-105-072300- /O.CON.KPHI.WS.W.0006.000000T0000Z-180308T0800Z/ Warren-Morris-Hunterdon-Somerset-Berks-Lehigh-Northampton- Western Chester-Western Montgomery-Upper Bucks- Including the cities of Washington, Morristown, Flemington, Somerville, Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Honey Brook, Oxford, Collegeville, Pottstown, Chalfont, and Perkasie 528 AM EST Wed Mar 7 2018
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST THURSDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 11 to 15 inches, with localized amounts up to 18 inches, are expected.
* WHERE...Portions of northern and northwest New Jersey and east central and southeast Pennsylvania.
* WHEN...Until 3 AM EST Thursday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will become very difficult to impossible, including during the evening commute. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Snowfall rates of nearly 2 inches an hour are expected at times from around 11 AM to 7 PM. Heavy wet snow could result in widespread power outages from breaking branches and possible trees uprooting.
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.