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Warnings and watches are posted, large accumulations amounts have been predicted, and early closings and cancellations are plentiful. By all accounts, we are in for a major winter event in South Jersey!

Here is the latest forecast form Lite Rock Meteorologist Alan Kasper…

…”A MAJOR SNOWSTORM IS AHEAD WITH AMOUNTS @ LEAST 6 TO 12 INCHES”

SNOW DEVELOPING TODAY AND BECOME HEAVY @ TIMES THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING….TEMPS FALLING THRU THE 20S AND BECOMING WINDY

WINDY AND BITTERLY COLD TONIGHT WITH SNOW TAPERING OFF DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS….LOWS FROM 8 TO 14

RETURNING SUNSHINE BUT FRIGID TOMORROW….HIGHS NO BETTER THAN THE TEENS

MAYBE SOME FLURRIES TO START THURSDAY…THEN PARTLY SUNNY AND STILL VERY COLD LATER…..THURSDAYS’ HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S

 

Here is the latest from the national Weather Service as of 4a.m…..
… Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 10 am this morning
to 6 am EST Wednesday…
… Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 1 am to 11 am EST
Wednesday…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Wind
Chill Advisory… which is in effect from 1 am to 11 am EST
Wednesday.

* Snow accumulations… 8 to 12 inches.

* Timing… snow will overspread the area toward mid to late
morning… then continue through this evening.

* Impacts… travel will become hazardous due to snow covered roads
and periods of very low visibility. Areas of blowing and
drifting snow will develop especially this evening and tonight.
The afternoon and evening rush hour will be significantly
impacted.

* Winds… northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 to 40 mph,
becoming north and northwest overnight.

* Temperatures… mainly in the teens to 20s today, then dropping
to the single digits tonight.

* Wind chill… as low as 10 below zero. These dangerous values
can quickly cause frostbite to exposed skin and lead to
hypothermia.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel
very hazardous or impossible.

Areas of blowing and drifting snow will greatly reduce the
visibility especially in open areas later Tuesday afternoon and
Tuesday night. This will result in snow blowing back onto
previously plowed roadways. Use extra caution while driving.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds
will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in
frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken.
If you must venture outdoors… make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

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