Saturday, January 21, 2012
Most of us awoke to a beautiful winter scene as a few inches of snow fell overnight. Unfortunately, the storm is ending with freezing rain.
We knew those mild days couldn't last all winter, right? Most of us awoke to see 2 to 3 inches of snow blanketing our yards, marking the first measurable snowfall of the winter. While it's beautiful to look at and fun to play in, the storm is ending with freezing drizzle, which is going to make for a messy Saturday afternoon. NBCPhiladelphia reports that from noon to nightfall, light drizzle and freezing drizzle will cover our area. They are also predicting temperatures will moderate tomorrow and, get this, are predicting a high of 60 with ... wait for it ... thundershowers on Monday. Today, though, the storm has caused problems on the roads with reports of numerous accidents on I-95 and U.S. Route 1, as well as fender benders on …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Tonight's snowfall is expected to be relatively light, but it never hurts to be prepared for the worst.
Friday, January 20, 2012
From the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross: Due to tonight’s impending winter weather, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross urges residents to take steps now to stay safe. As with any disaster, preparation can be the difference between life and death. The Red Cross recommends that individuals and families prepare for winter storms by: For more information on winter storm preparedness, contact the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross at www.redcrossphilly.org.
The National Weather Service is calling for a wintry mix to roll into Southampton early Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Southampton in effect from 1 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday. A snow storm is expected to blanket the area with 2 to 5 inches of snow and up to a tenth of an inch of ice. According to the NWS forecast, snowfall will begin after midnight and continue to fall with varying intensity into Saturday morning. The snow will gradually change to sleet and freezing rain, and as temperatures begin to climb back above freezing again on Saturday the precipitation will turn to rain. NWS warns motorists to be prepared fro slippery roads and limited visibility when driving on Saturday. Use caution when driving. Here's a look at the National Weather Service's extended forecast for …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
A warning from the National Weather Service said the snow will taper off around midnight.
A winter storm warning is in effect throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties until early Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The warning remains in effect until 2 a.m. on Sunday, with the snow slowing around midnight. Four to 10 inches of snow is expected to accumulate, according to the weather service, with the accumulation being highest in the northern parts of the counties. Additionally, temperature will be around or just below freezing this evening, which will cause icy spots on the road and sidewalks. If you must venture out, the weather service urges you use extra care. Because of the early winter weather, PECO has reported many power outages throughout Bucks County. As of 6:30 p.m. Saturday, more than 3,500 …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Whether at home or traveling, follow these tips to stay safe.
Tired of snow? Mother Nature has heard you loud and clear. So, instead of dumping just snow on the region, we can instead expect a mixed bag of tricks including sleet, freezing rain and ice tonight through Wednesday. So, in addition to having a handy supply of shovels, snow blowers, scrapers and salt, PECO advises residents - including its 240,000 Bucks County electric customers and 280,000 Montgomery County electric customers - to arm themselves with an emergency kit consisting of bottled water, a flashlight and new batteries and a supply of non-perishable food in case of power outages. If an outage occurs, PECO spokeswoman Liz Williamson said customers should call PECO immediately at 1-800-841-4141. “That helps us more accurately …
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning this afternoon, saying the storm will hit our area around midnight tonight.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Southampton and surrounding areas, calling for a "prolonged period of wintry precipitation" beginning tonight and lasting through Wednesday. Snow is expected to start late this evening and last into Tuesday, changing to sleet on Tuesday afternoon. The Weather Service said freezing rain will follow on Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon. An accumulation of 1-6 inches of snow is possible, with another half inch of ice. The weather is expected to make travel difficult in the region. Ice may accumulate on tree limbs and utility wires from Tuesday night into Wednesday, increasing the possibility of widespread power outages in the area. Here’s the National Weather Service…
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Area residents are ready for a break from the snowfall.
As area residents were digging out from the fourth significant snowfall since Dec. 26, some were probably wondering whether they have found themselves featured in the weather equivalent of the movie Groundhog Day. Caught off guard when a forecast of "light snow flurries soon turning to rain" proved off the mark Wednesday morning, residents woke up to an unexpected 2 to 4 inches of snow on the ground, which turned to slush and ice as the day wore on, making driving conditions hazardous during the morning commute. And that was before the heaviest bands of “thunder snow,” with gusty high winds and lightning, came in overnight. Rare, mysterious and beautiful, area residents were treated to a meteorological phenomenon that occurs so …
Experts are saying another storm will hit our area this week; this time, however, they say the snow will not be the worst part.
Snow. Everyone is talking about it and you can't avoid thinking about it, as it is everywhere. Upper Southampton Township received in excess of 12 inches during a storm that pounded the area last Wednesday. And now, the National Weather Service said more snowfall is expected from Monday night into Tuesday, with quite a few inches of accumulation possible. Oddly enough, the snow isn't the worst part of the looming storm. Late Tuesday, the snow is expected to turn into a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain. The National Weather Service has issued weather briefing, suggesting the worst part of what is to come may be the icing, and they are not talking about on the proverbial cake. This briefing said parts of Bucks County are threatened by…
Thursday, January 27, 2011
We're looking for the best pictures of snowy day activities in Upper Southampton Township.
Upper Southampton Patch always invites readers to share their questions, comments and photos with the rest of the community. Today, we're looking for your snow pictures. Is your husband using the snow blower to clear the driveway? Did you take the kids to sled down the hill at Klinger? Did you build a snowman in the back yard? Or are you simply enjoying some hot chocolate while looking out the living room window? However you decided to spend this snow-filled day, we want to see it! You can share your photos by clicking on the green "Add" next to "Your photos, videos & PDFs."
PECO reports the combination of heavy, wet snow and high winds caused several incidents with trees and power lines across Lower Bucks County.
Several homes in Upper Southampton lost power for a short period of time due to the snowstorm that pounded the area overnight Earlier this morning, the Courier Times reported that more than 800 residents in Lower Bucks County were without power due to the storm. PECO Spokesperson Ben Armstrong said a combination of heavy, wet snow and high winds caused several tree limbs to break free and bring down power lines in the area. Armstrong said power had been restored to all of the affected homes and businesses in Upper Southampton Township and only 500 customers remained without power as of 2 p.m. Thursday. The remaining outages were based mainly in Middletown, Upper Makefield and Bensalem Townships. He said the best thing to do if you ever …