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.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Norristown area is included in a wind advisory warning of high winds.
Hold onto your hats, sports fans. Non-sports fans should probably hold on too today. The wind has really picked up ahead of a wet snow and rain storm. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the area, predicting winds to be 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50. The advisory is in place until midnight Wednesday night. "Strong winds could bring down tree limbs and power lines and cause power outages," warned the NWS advisory. "Any wet snow accumulations tonight wil exacerbate the outages. Those in Montgomery County are expected to only see trace ammounts up to two inches of snow, according to NWS forecasts. Still, it is good to heed the warning. "Motorists should use extra caution, especially those in high profile vehicles …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
This morning's weather brought thick fog to the Lower Providence area.
Saturday's morning wet weather and warming temperatures combined for a rather foggy start to the weekend. The Lower Providence Township communities woke to a "pea soup" fog, making visibility difficult. Roadways were wet by 9 a.m., but the Freezing Rain Advisoryhad been lifted. Above are images of the damp start to Saturday morning.
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 …
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 …