Snowfall in Philadelphia And The Surrounding Area

How do you like the global warming on the American and European continents, that felt this winter. Such warming that people freeze, unable to go out and die in car accidents on slippery ice roads.

However, we are more lucky than the residents of Russian cities, that should survive at temperatures – 60 Celsius.

On Monday the snowstorm blasted Philadelphia and the surrounding area with well over half a foot of heavy, wet snow. The snowfall was causing  delays and disruptions around the region. Schools and a lot of businesses were closed. Thousands of power outages have been reported in the Philadelphia area due to the wintry weather.

But City officials didn’t declare the snow emergency. Some townships as Lower Moreland, Tullytown, Penndel and Trumbauersville, had declared snow emergencies. In suburbs of Philadelphia back and side roads remain a mess. The  Pennsylvania Turnpike, Northeast Extension, Garden State Parkway and most other roadways are all operating under speed restrictions of 45 miles per hour, according to the media. ” In Springfield, Montgomery County, Stenton Avenue was partially blocked due to an accident between Northwestern Avenue and Hillcrest Avenue.”

” The storm will arrive overnight and on to a fresh snowpack of more than 6″ in many spots, especially to the north and west,”  Kate Bilo Meteorologist said in CBS News. “That means lower temperatures and will mean that instead of a rapid changeover to rain like we would see with the milder air coming in, some spots to the far northwest may not see much rain at all, just another heavy snow event with ratios around 10:1 or even down towards 8:1. A sliver of good news is that more snow means less ice, so that may help mitigate the threat of a widespread ice event for the northern suburbs.

But with the models trending colder, we are likely looking at another 6″+ of snow for the far north and west suburbs (especially the Poconos and Lehigh Valley) with a tapering of the snow amounts toward the city and the I-95 corridor. The snow could then mix with ice pellets and sleet for a time and the ice threat does still look potent in areas to our north and west. Basically, the takeaway here is that Wednesday morning’s commute is going to be a gigantic mess, and the scope of that mess increases exponentially the further west of I-95 you go.”

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