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.
Winter storm Nemo has prompted schools throughout Salisbury Township School District to close early Friday.
Friday, February 8
The following schools in Salisbury Township will dismiss early on Friday, Feb. 8 because of winter storm Nemo: Salisbury Township School District: The Swain School: 1 p.m. St. Thomas More School: 1:45 p.m. Arts Academy Charter School: 12:30 p.m. Lehigh Christian Academy: 1:30 p.m. No afternoon kindergarten. Bus pick up times: Catasuaqua 10:35 Whitehall 10:40 Northwestern Lehigh -- 11:50 Northampton -- 12:00 Parkland 86 -12:00 Parkland 70 & am Kdg 12:15 Salisbury 12:30 Southern Lehigh 12:30 Bethlehem 1:15 Upper Perkiomen 1:30 Kutztown 1:30 East Penn 1:45
Salisbury is bracing for Winter Storm Nemo, which could bring six to 10 inches of snow today into Saturday morning
A major winter storm will hit the Northeast and New England today into Saturday and Salisbury could get six to 10 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. The worst of the storm will hit tonight with heavy blowing snow expected. The National Weather Service says: "As much as one to two feet of snow is forecast from the New York City metro area to Maine, with localized heavier amounts possible. This, in addition to wind gusts as high as 60-75 mph will create significant impacts to transportation and power. Coastal flooding is also possible from Boston northward." WFMZ is also forecasting six or more inches of snow for Salisbury and areas east. A foot or more of snow will probably fall in the Poconos to the delight of ski …