Wednesday, April 10, 2013
National Weather Service Warns Montco of impending storm tonight.
Bring in the patio furniture and cover the grill. This could be a doozy. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. Alerts were issued at 7:45 p.m. The warning is in place until 8:30 p.m. The storm is said to bring quarter-sized hail and 60 mph wind gusts. The NWS called it a "dangerous storm." "If you are in its path, prepare immediately or damaging winds, large hail and deadline cloud-to-ground lightning," said the alert. "People outside should move to a shelter, preferably inside a strong building away from windows." For the full alert, visit noaa.gov. The entire county was included.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Rough weather ahead for Montco.
It might be a good Friday night to stay in. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), at approximately 3:38 p.m. Friday, there is a Freezing Rain Advisory in affect for Montgomery County and surrounding areas. From 10 p.m. Friday evening to 8 a.m. Saturday morning, area residents are warned for icy and freezing conditions. A previously issued "Winter Weather Advisory" was cancelled. The advisory warns of trace ice accumulations as a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain or rain may become all freezing rain overnight. "Icing wil create hazardous conditions on roadways and sidewalks overnight into Saturday morning," said the advisory. Temperatures are slated to stay in the low 30s through the evening. The NWS warns that the weather …
Monday, February 11, 2013
National Weather Service says the area could get wet weather through Monday morning.
According to ReadyNotifyPA alerts, the National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for Montgomery County. The county is also under a heavy rain and flood advisory. The advisory issued states that the county could see freezing rain conditions from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11. The conditions could largely affect the morning commute. "As warmer air moves in at the surface, the freezing rain should change to rain in most areas between 8 and 10 a.m. Monday morning," said the NWS. Those needing to get to work and school in the early morning hours may find dangerous conditions. "Untreated roadways, especially bridges and overpasses wil become extremely slippery," said the advisory notice. "Expect longer commuting times …
Friday, February 8, 2013
County is now under a 'winter weather advisory' and not a 'winter storm warning.'
The area of Montgomery County will now likely get less snow than originally predicted. The National Weather Service has reduced the area's warning down to a "Winter Weather Advisory." Last night, the NWS issued a Winter Storm Warning, declaring that four to eight inches of snow were expected for the county. However, today's forecast lessened the report to a now-expected one to two inches. "Accumulations of snow of one to at most four inches are expected," according to the latest advisory. The newest information from the NWS, located in Mount Holly, N.J., says that travel may still be possible now. "A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties," said the advisory. "Be prepared …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The National Weather Service says those in Montgomery County, Pa. should expect some snow in the coming day with Winter Storm Nemo.
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 3 p.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Saturday. The storm in the Montgomery County area of Pennsylvania is expected to bring between four and eight inches of snow. "Heavy snow" and a "possible trace of ice" is expected in the storm. We may even see a rare winter thunderstorm, as two weather fronts collide to form what the Weather Service has called "Winter Storm Nemo." "Any snow Friday morning will change rain during the daylight hours then back to heavy snow late in the day Friday or Friday evening," said the NWS. "One to two inches-per-hour accumulations are possible for a couple of hours Friday night. Northerly winds will gust to 30 mph …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Today could bring some snow and ice
The National Weather Service out of Mount Holly, N.J., issued a winter weather advisory early this morning for eastern Montgomery County, lower Bucks County and Philadelphia. According to the advisory, the area could see a coating of snow along with a light glaze of ice. From the advisory: Light snow is expected to begin during the morning commute, before mixing with and changing to some sleet and freezing rain. Precipitation is expected to change to plain rain around midday. Temps will be in the 20s but will be above freezing after midday. The advisory remains in effect until 2 p.m.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Expect about one to two inches of snow today.
The National Weather Service, out of Mount Holly, N.J., issued a Winter Weather Advisory early this morning for lower Montgomery County. According to the advisory, the area will likely pick up one to two inches of snow, with a possibility of three inches. Temps will be in the lower 20s. From the advisory: “Light snow is expected to overspread the area from west to east this afternoon. The steadiest snow will fall late this afternoon and this evening, before tapering off around midnight.” The advisory says to use caution while driving and to be especially careful when traveling on bridges and other elevated surfaces. The advisory will be in effect from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tornado watch throughout Pennsylvania through 7 p.m.
During the predicted severe thunderstorm Tuesday conditions are favorable for potential tornadoes throughout Pennsylvania, the National Weather Service said. The NWS Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK, issued a tornado watch for all counties in the commonwealth until 7 p.m. Tuesday "This watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms with possible tornadoes. Hail and strong winds are also possible. Persons in the watch area should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings," according to an advisory. In addition to the tornado watch, the NWS also issued a wind advisory from noon to midnight Tuesday. Residents throughout the Delaware …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The National Weather Service said the area will get about two inches of rain.
A short time ago, the National Weather Service, out of Mount Holly, N.J., issued a flood advisory, and an urban and small stream flood advisory for poor drainage areas in Montgomery County and the surrounding area. According to the advisory, a line of thunderstorms in the area will produce heavy rainfall — estimates call for about two inches of rain. The flood advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety recently Tweeted: "storms easing up, but lots of rain still coming down on Blue Route, 309, Schuylkill, Turnpike. Watch for water on road, esp right lanes." In case you were wondering, according to the National Weather Service, an advisory: “Highlights special weather conditions that are less …
Friday, August 10, 2012
About an hour ago, the National Weather Service, out of Mount Holly, N.J., issued a flood advisory and an urban and small stream flood advisory for minor flooding of poor drainage areas in Montgomery County and the surrounding area. According to the advisory, heavy rain is moving through the area and some locations may see more than two inches of rain this morning. The advisory lasts until noon. In case you were wondering, according to the National Weather Service, an advisory: “Highlights special weather conditions that are less serious than a warning. They are for events that may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.” The National Weather…