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How much snow is forecast for Saturday – NBC10 Philadelphia

Things to know about winter storms

  • A heavy downpour is expected to bring snow to the Philadelphia area on Saturday. Jersey Shore and Delaware beaches can see more than a foot of snow; Philadelphia and the immediate suburbs will receive less, but can see up to 11 inches.
  • Snowstorm warnings have been issued for Jersey Shore and Delaware beaches. A winter storm warning is in effect for Philadelphia, immediate suburbs, Delaware and New Jersey. New Jersey will be in a state of emergency during the storm.
  • The first warning is in effect beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and will last through the storm’s end on Saturday. At home! There will be drifting snow, low visibility and dangerously cold conditions.

A large vessel is expected to bring accumulated snow to the Philadelphia area on Saturday. Jersey Shore and Delaware beaches can get up to 18 inches of snow – or more -. Near Philadelphia, some neighborhoods are expected to see at least half a foot of snow.

Residents should stay home on Friday night and Saturday morning. At the Shore, a blizzard warning will be in effect; Commuting was nearly impossible due to winds of up to 50 mph and thick, blowing snow.

Meanwhile, a Winter storm warning will be in effect through Saturday night for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and all of Delaware.

First Alert meteorologist Bill Henley said: “A good day to stay inside from start to finish. NBC10 issued a First Warning beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday and lasting through Saturday’s storm.

The amount of snow will vary depending on where you are. The beaches of Shore, Delaware and surrounding areas are expected to receive the most visitors. Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs can expect up to 4 inches of snow or 11 inches at most.

The Lehigh Valley and western counties are expected to see the least amount of snow.

First warning map showing blizzard and winter storm warnings


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Much of the Philadelphia area will be on First Alert from Friday night through Saturday night. Snowstorm warnings will be in effect along the coast.

ONE state of emergency for the entire state of New Jersey effective at 5:00 p.m. Friday. (Continue to scroll down for details).

Here’s what we know, as of Friday night, about the major winter storm and the possibility of snowfall.

Snow Will Start on Friday Night, Intensify Overnight

The speedboat formed Friday morning off the coast of Florida and began running up the East Coast.

First Alert meteorologist Steve Sosna said Friday morning’s light snowfall was not related to the major storm, although it began to merge with the larger storm on Friday.

Snow from the larger storm will begin Friday night; it will strengthen overnight. The worst of the snow is expected on Saturday morning.

Snow will start to fall on Saturday afternoon but could last longer if the storm arrives more slowly and closer to the coast. Snow will begin to end up in the northern and western neighborhoods first.

Chilling winds will hang over Saturday and make you feel like single digits. It was the coldest wave of the season so far.

Expect clear skies overnight through Sunday.

Snowstorm Warning for Jersey Coast and Delaware Beach

Heavy snowfall will continue along the coast for much of Saturday morning. Winds could pick up to 50 mph on Saturday near the coast. Blowing snow will make visibility low.

To have a blizzard declaredsnowfall must be at least three hours with visibility reduced to 1/4 mile or less and winds in excess of 35 mph.

In Sussex, Delaware and Atlantic counties, Cape May, Ocean and Burlington in New Jersey, people should prepare for the worst when a blizzard warning goes into effect.

The National Weather Service said: “Traveling can be very difficult to the point of being impossible. “Snow blowing areas can significantly reduce visibility. High winds can knock down tree branches.”

This level of storm warning is very rare. The last blizzard warning in the area was in 2018.

How much snow to expect

The National Weather Service issues winter storm warning snow Friday night through Saturday night in Philadelphia, the immediate suburbs and heading east and south. The temperature should be cold enough – no more than 20 in most places – for only snow to fall.

Here is a look at estimated total snow:

Map showing expected snowfall over the Philadelphia area on January 29, 2022.


NBC10

Partial or more snow is possible over parts of South Jersey and Delaware on Saturday.

Even away from the Coast, snowfall will still be substantial in many places:

  • Far north and western suburbs of Pennsylvania, Berks County, Lehigh Valley: 2 to 4 inches
  • Chester County and Bucks and Montgomery Upper Counties: 4 to 7 inches
  • Philadelphia, Trenton, Wilmington, nearby suburbs, inland South Jersey and central Delaware: 7 to 11 inches
  • Jersey Shore, Delaware Shore points and extreme eastern New Jersey and southernmost Delaware: 12 to 18+ inches

Slight shifts in the east or west track of a storm can affect total snowfall.

While this snow may be thinner than some recent storms, it can still be difficult to melt due to the total amount of snow and wind conditions.

When is the best time to prepare for a hurricane?

It’s time to prepare. Make sure you have a good snow shovel ready and the ice will melt.

Philadelphia and most of the cities and towns around it have declared a snow emergency starting Friday night. That means you cannot park on snowy emergency routes or you will be towed.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority will offer a flat parking fee of $5 for 24 hours at the following downtown garages from 5 p.m. Friday until the snow emergency is lifted.

To receive the $5 discount, customers must bring their ticket and pay at the PPA Management Office in each garage.

In Atlantic City, Free parking is being offered For residents to park cars off the street will likely need to be cleared.

We recommend staying home, but if you can’t, Tim Furlong of NBC10 will teach you how to drive safely in a snowstorm.

New Jersey State of Emergency

Visibility is expected to be poor during Saturday’s storm peak. The New Jersey Department of Transportation advised people to stay home on Saturday.

“Be prepared,” said New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.

“Please leave the streets empty for all those who do their jobs,” Murphy said. “If you see a passerby getting into position or working, let them stay ahead of your path.”

If you lose power, Murphy says, you should contact your utility company. Heating centers will be open and details are available by contact 211.

Cold Saturday and Sunday

The best time to shovel would be after Saturday. But dress as warmly as you can – Saturday afternoon will be bitterly cold, with slight breezes.

Areas of the Jersey Coast are likely to see more or less snow. NBC10’s Ted Greenberg reports.

Temps will quickly go into teen Sunday morning and stay below freezing all day Sunday. However, the wind will be softer.

Temperatures eventually warm up in the mid-to-high 30s on Monday. A significant melt is forecast by the middle of next week as temperatures rise.

‘Bomb cyclone’ hits North East Coast

Snowstorms will hit New York, particularly Long Island and New England, where up to 2 feet can be reached. There, the storm is forecast to strengthen rapidly.

That’s why you might hear it called a “bomb cyclone” or going through a “bomb generation”. That means the storm is rapidly strengthening, with barometric pressure rapidly decreasing.

That is expected to start happening while the storm is off the coast of Philadelphia, though it will have a larger impact on our north.

Even if the heaviest coastal storm is expected to miss the Philadelphia area, travel difficulties are expected on roads and at East Coast airports, especially toward southern New England, where the worst storm is expected. Hundreds of flights up and down the East Coast have been canceled before the storm.

And commercial vehicle restrictions are in place in New Jersey and many other Northeast states.

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Huynh Nguyen

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