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Montco Issues a Winter Storm Warning

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 causing blowing and drifting. There is a small chance of a thunderstorm with the snow."

Montgomery County should not be as badly hit as areas further northeast.

"This region is probably going to be on the edge of the heavy snow, and amounts may vary from what is currently expected," said the NWS alert.

Area residents are asked to stay indoors when possible.

"[The storm] will make travel very hazardous or impossible," said the NWS.

Follow updated conditions on Weather.com or view the video here.

Marie Crawford February 08, 2013 at 04:57 AM
STAY INDOORS? NO WAY! Can't wait to have fun in the snow with my child, and warm up by the wood stove with hot chocolate. Really, the weather forecasts are taking all the fun out of the weather.
Joe February 08, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Goimg Skiing: Blue Moutain. Bring on he Powder!!!
Walt Priestley February 08, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Time for all the idiots to go buy all the milk and bread from the supermarkets.
Karl February 08, 2013 at 01:33 PM
Don't forgot the eggs too! Must be some major french toast going on!
Chris Exley February 08, 2013 at 01:34 PM
For everybody's information, the article is incorrect. The National Weather Service does not name winter storms. That is only being done by the weather channel and their marketing department.
Ruth February 08, 2013 at 03:07 PM
I have been watching the news about this storm. It is going to be a bad one. I hope you have stocked up for a few days. I am not trying to take the fun out of the snow. Go out and have fun. Do not be surprised if you get stuck in the snow.
Curmudgeon February 09, 2013 at 08:53 AM
The naming of storms by the Weather Channel, then picked up on by outlets like the Patch is a scam to hype their channel and outlets like the Patch and other news channels. Look at this storm, even in New England it was just a typical winter storm, no more, no less. It is dangerous to overhype these storms as people over react and it costs the economy billions of dollars in lost productivity. We are a nation of wusses (??). @Ruth: why don't you hybernated until April. Wait for the daffodils!!!
Ruth February 09, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Hi Curmudgeon, I apologize for my not understanding the outcome of the storm. It was on the news that after 4 pm the streets of Boston were empty. I admit it did not look look like much snow. I like a lot of people expected it to be like Sandy. Everyone did not think that she was going to be much of a storm either. Look at how badly it turned out. I just believe that it is better to err on the side of caution rather than make the mistake that many did with Hurricane Sandy.
Rick350 February 09, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Yawn. Its winter, it gets cold. it snows, tho not nearly as much as it used to. And in the summer, it gets hot. If we lived in say S Carolina, this snow is a big deal. I actually think the local weather people are disappointed we didn't get what happened in New England.
Curmudgeon February 09, 2013 at 12:41 PM
@Ruth: aren't you tired of the overhype?? closing schools the day before anything happens, scaring people, when the forcasters can't even predict 12 hours from now. Weatherforcasting is the only profession where if you guess you'd be as accurate as the professionals. I'm tired of 24 hour coverage of nothing. Sancy was a whole lot different. This is just a snowstorm. We get them most winters. It melts!!!
Ruth February 09, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Hi Rick and Curmudgeon, I do not consider it overkill!! That is because of Sandy. You did not get the worse part of the snow. What about the other states, how are they doing? I'll bet George Washington would have loved to have had a weather forecaster when he was caught by that horrible storm at Valley Forge. I am glad that you and my family are safe here.
Ruth February 09, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Hi Everyone, I know that you are all having fun. I am glad for you!! The Lehigh valley only got 16 inches of nice fluffy snow.
Marie Crawford February 21, 2013 at 10:22 PM
We barely got enough to make a decent snowball.

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