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Delaware Under A Blizzard Watch
Friday, January 22, 2016

[NWS ALERT] BLIZZARD WATCH

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
1037 AM EST THU JAN 21 2016

...A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE AREA FROM FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY...

1037 AM EST THU JAN 21 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. THE WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* LOCATIONS...SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA...SOUTHWESTERN NEW
JERSEY...NORTHERN DELAWARE...AND MARYLAND'S UPPER EASTERN SHORE.

* HAZARD TYPES...POTENTIAL FOR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 18 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM SOUTH TO NORTH FRIDAY EVENING... PRIMARILY AFTER THE EVENING COMMUTE...THEN CONTINUE TO BE HEAVY AT TIMES INTO SUNDAY MORNING. THE
STRONGEST WINDS AND GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL BE ON SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE-QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS COULD PRODUCE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. SNOW MAY BE DRY AND FLUFFY AT THE START... BUT WILL
BECOME WETTER AND HEAVIER AS THE EVENT UNFOLDS. SHOVELING MAY BE PROBLEMATIC FOR THOSE WITH PHYSICAL AILMENTS. SNOW MAY CLING TO WIRES AND TREES WHICH COULD CAUSE NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES. ROADS WILL BECOME IMPASSABLE DUE TO INCREASING SNOW ACCUMULATION DURING THE EVENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY DANGEROUS.


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