Friday, February 8, 2013
The Lehigh Valley braced for Winter Storm Nemo.
The latest winter storm is upon us but the National Weather Service has downgraded its snow forecast for Salisbury to three to five inches tonight. Salisbury Township School District, The Swain School, St. Thomas More, Lehigh Christian Academy and the Arts Academy Charter School dismissed students early Friday. School events and activities for Friday afternoon and evening were cancelled. In the metropolitan New York area and parts of New England, storm total snowfall accumulations of one to two feet are possible, with locally higher amounts, especially near the coast. In addition, wind gusts as high as 70 mph are possible, creating blizzard conditions that will make travel hazardous, if not impossible, the weather service says.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A winter storm will make Friday messy in Salisbury Township, but the worst of it will hit New England.
Thursday, February 7
The National Weather Service says a winter storm will bring snow, sleet and rain to Salisbury Friday into early Saturday morning. The major impact will be in New England where a nor'easter-type storm could bring blizzard conditions and a foot of snow. The National Weather Service predicts about 6 to 12 inches of snow to fall here; WFMZ predicts 3 to 6 inches for the Lehigh Valley. Snow is expected to fall before 8 a.m., followed by a brief period of rain and snow and then more snow, for a total accumulation between 2 to 4 inches on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow will continue late Friday night in Saturday, and could be heavy at times. Low temperatures around 23. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible. …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
We can expect an unusually warm day for January with a high near 60 and heavy rain on Wednesday.
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Wednesday, January 30
Mother Nature is full of surprises and one of them will be a winter high temperature near 60 degrees on January 30. Afternoon and evening rain Wednesday could be heavy, producing one to two inches and possible thunderstorms in a six-hour period, according to a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service. The WFMZ forecast also calls for a warm day and some heavy rain.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Daytime highs will be well below freezing all week in Salisbury Township, while the National Weather Service also calls for the potential for "plowable snowfall" on Friday.
Wednesday, January 23
An arctic air mass is bringing Salisbury Township and the rest of the Lehigh Valley the longest period of cold weather it has seen in two years. There's snow in the forecast along with a big chill that will keep daytime high temperatures from rising out of the 20s for the rest of the week. The daytime high temperature is not expected to go above the freezing mark until Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Today is the most frigid day in the forecast, as the high temperature is expected to be 20 degrees with a wind chill factor that will make it feel like less than zero. Tonight's low, like Tuesday's, is expected to be in the single digits. Friday's forecast is calling for a low pressure system that has the potential to bring…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected tonight through Wednesday that will make travel conditions difficult in the Lehigh Valley.
Updated at noon: The Lehigh Valley is now under a winter weather advisory tonight through 11 a.m. Wednesday. Between 1-3 inches of snow is expected to fall beginning sometime after 10 p.m., according to WFMZ. There's a chance of rain and snow before 10 p.m. followed by rain, snow, freezing rain and sleet. The Lehigh Valley could get about an inch of snow beginning late Tuesday night into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. On Wednesday, snow, possibly mixing with rain, will begin after 10 a.m. The high will be near 39 degrees. Daytime highs will remain well above freezing until Friday.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
A national annual Winter Outlook says winter may be warmer than average in the west, but offers no clear trend for Pennsylvania
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Sunday, November 4, 2012
Here are two highlights from the annual Winter Outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: The winter outlook offers no clear trend for Pennsylvania or the Northeast. Forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center say a wavering El Niño, expected to have developed by now, makes this year’s winter outlook less certain than previous years. “This is one of the most challenging outlooks we’ve produced in recent years because El Niño decided not to show up as expected,” said Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. “In fact, it stalled out last month, leaving neutral conditions in place in the tropical Pacific.” When El Niño is present, warmer ocean water in the equatorial Pacific shifts the …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for the Lehigh Valley for late Friday night through Saturday morning.
If you still have tender vegetation outside, you should consider bringing it indoors before Friday night. That's because the National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for Northampton and Lehigh counties for late Friday night through Saturday morning. The forecast for our area calls for temperatures to drop into the upper 20s and lower 30s. "Sensitive plants will be damaged or killed if not protected or brought indoors," the NWS said in its statement about the watch. "Conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation," it said.