Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
1148 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Including the cities of Newton, Jim Thorpe, and Stroudsburg
1148 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018

...Major winter storm in progress...

Snow is increasing in the southern Poconos, with half-inch to inch
per hour rates likely during the afternoon. In Sussex County,
there may be a sharp gradient in snowfall this afternoon, with far
northern portions of the county struggling to receive much snow
while southern portions of the county see periodic bouts of
heavier snow. Travel is discouraged across the area this


Warren-Morris-Hunterdon-Somerset-Middlesex-Western Monmouth-
Mercer-Berks-Lehigh-Northampton-Western Chester-Eastern Chester-
Western Montgomery-Eastern Montgomery-Upper Bucks-Lower Bucks-
Including the cities of Washington, Morristown, Flemington,
Somerville, New Brunswick, Freehold, Trenton, Reading, Allentown,
Bethlehem, Easton, Honey Brook, Oxford, West Chester,
Kennett Square, Collegeville, Pottstown, Norristown, Lansdale,
Chalfont, Perkasie, Morrisville, and Doylestown
1148 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018

...Major winter storm in progress...

A band of heavy snow continues across the area this morning, with
snowfall rates between a half inch to two inches per hour being
reported, especially in portions of eastern Pennsylvania. Snow
totals of four to seven inches have been reported this morning in
portions of the Lehigh Valley. Snow rates are expected to
increase in northern/central New Jersey in the next few hours and
will continue to be moderate to heavy in eastern Pennsylvania,
with travel becoming very difficult to impossible. Travel is
strongly discouraged!


New Castle-Kent-Cecil-Kent MD-Queen Annes-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-
Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Southeastern Burlington-Delaware-
Including the cities of Wilmington, Dover, Elkton, Chestertown,
Centreville, Pennsville, Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill,
Moorestown, Mount Holly, Jackson, Wharton State Forest, Media,
and Philadelphia
1148 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018

...Major winter storm commencing...

Precipitation is now mostly snow across the area, and snow rates
are beginning to increase in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
In addition, snow is accumulating readily on all surfaces, leading
to quickly deteriorating conditions on area roads. Heavier snow
will continue to develop through the afternoon, with rates of one
to two inches per hour possible. Travel is strongly discouraged.


Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Talbot-Caroline-Eastern Monmouth-
Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-
Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Including the cities of Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, Easton,
Denton, Sandy Hook, Millville, Hammonton, Cape May Court House,
Ocean City, Atlantic City, and Long Beach Island
1148 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018

...Conditions expected to deteriorate this afternoon...

Precipitation is expected to continue transitioning to sleet,
freezing rain, and snow through the afternoon, with snow
potentially becoming heavy late this afternoon. Travel conditions
will likely deteriorate during the afternoon and may become
difficult to impossible during the evening rush.



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