I had to mention the lack of snow didn’t I? I’ve been online to get work done the past few weeks but that’s about it due to a series of illnesses that my kids and I had – hopefully we’re in the clear now.
Last night we were expected to get 1-4 inches of snow – we ended up getting 11-12 inches – the largest amount we’ve gotten in a storm this winter. I swear, the weather people can not possibly be more off – the first large storm that hit the Philly region and dumped 12+ inches we were expected to get a large amount from that as well..and literally got a dusting if that.
So with a storm expected to start tonight at midnight and last through noon on Friday, it is quite possible that we might actually get some snow again.
Tuesday my son was dismissed early from school, he had off today(Wednesday) and has off tomorrow as well. The way that it looks like it is going I don’t expect him to be going back to school until Monday so he’s got an unexpected but welcomed winter break.
If you are planning on visiting the Poconos this weekend be sure to check the weather – I would assume the roads should be fine by Saturday but Friday looks sketchy as of now.
Please take your time if you’re out and about – yesterday I saw a car “parked” into a rock on the side of the road(luckily it was nothing serious).
From the Weather Channel:
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON EST FRIDAY…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON EST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM DEVELOPING OFF THE SOUTHEASTERN COAST WILL INTENSIFY TONIGHT AND MOVE NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD THROUGH THURSDAY. AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM REACHES ITS STRONGEST POINT, IT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE WESTWARD AND BACK ONTO LAND NEAR LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK ON THURSDAY, AND REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY THROUGH FRIDAY.
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATER THIS EVENING, AND COULD START OUT AS EITHER RAIN OR A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW. HOWEVER, PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW OVERNIGHT TONIGHT AND LAST THROUGH THE EARLY PART OF FRIDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BE THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT WITH TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS RANGING FROM 12 TO 16 INCHES ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. THIS IS THE TIME WHEN THE STORM WILL BE AT ITS STRONGEST AS WELL, WHICH WILL LEAD TO STRONG WINDS UP TO 30 MPH. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW, AS WELL AS SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.
THE SNOW COULD BE A HEAVY, WET SNOW, SIMILAR TO THE LAST STORM, WHICH MAY HAVE AN EFFECT OF TREES AND BUILDING OVERHANGS. SHOVELING SNOW WILL BE DIFFICULT WITH THIS STORM. ANYONE VENTURING OUT TO SHOVEL SNOW IS ADVISED TO USE CAUTION WHEN SHOVELING SNOW AND TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS.
A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW… SLEET… AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.