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Snow Squall Warning issued January 8 at 8:28AM EST until January 8 at 9:15AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJ

Weather | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2020



Event : Snow Squall Warning
Description : The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Snow Squall Warning for…
New Castle County in northern Delaware…
Northeastern Kent County in northeastern Maryland…
Cecil County in northeastern Maryland…
Northwestern Cumberland County in southern New Jersey…
Salem County in southern New Jersey…
Northwestern Gloucester County in southern New Jersey…
Southeastern Montgomery County in southeastern Pennsylvania…
Southern Chester County in southeastern Pennsylvania…
Southwestern Philadelphia County in southeastern Pennsylvania…
Delaware County in southeastern Pennsylvania…

* Until 915 AM EST.

* At 828 AM EST, a dangerous snow squall was located along a line
extending from near Homeville to near Betterton, moving east at 55
mph. These squalls have a history of producing 1 to 2 inches of
snow in less than one hour. The rapid development of snow covered
roads is likely.

HAZARD…Extremely poor visibility in heavy snow.

SOURCE…Radar and webcams.

IMPACT…Dangerous life-threatening travel.

* This includes the following highways…
Interstate 295 in New Jersey between mile markers 0 and 21.
Interstate 95 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 0 and 15.
Interstate 95 in Maryland between mile markers 91 and 109.
New Jersey Turnpike between exits 1 and 2.
Interstate 95 in Delaware between mile markers 0 and 23.
Interstate 476 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 0 and 12.
Interstate 76 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 337 and 343,
and between mile markers 345 and 348.

Locations impacted include…
Philadelphia, Wilmington, Newark, Bridgeton, Middletown, West
Chester, Elkton, Havre De Grace, Calvert, Chester, West Deptford,
Pennsville, Coatesville, Yeadon, Westtown, Carneys Point,
Downingtown, Folcroft, Swarthmore and Elsmere.

Instruction : Consider avoiding or delaying travel until the snow squall passes
your location. If you must travel, use extra caution and allow extra
time. Rapid changes in visibility and slick road conditions may lead
to accidents.

There is no safe place on a highway when a snow squall hits.
Visibility and traction are immediately lost in whiteout conditions,
making it difficult or impossible to slow down and avoid stopped
vehicles. Delay travel or safely exit the highway before the snow
squall arrives.

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Snow Squall Warning issued January 8 at 8:28AM EST until January 8 at 9:15AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJ

Weather | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2020



Event : Snow Squall Warning
Description : The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Snow Squall Warning for…
New Castle County in northern Delaware…
Northeastern Kent County in northeastern Maryland…
Cecil County in northeastern Maryland…
Northwestern Cumberland County in southern New Jersey…
Salem County in southern New Jersey…
Northwestern Gloucester County in southern New Jersey…
Southeastern Montgomery County in southeastern Pennsylvania…
Southern Chester County in southeastern Pennsylvania…
Southwestern Philadelphia County in southeastern Pennsylvania…
Delaware County in southeastern Pennsylvania…

* Until 915 AM EST.

* At 828 AM EST, a dangerous snow squall was located along a line
extending from near Homeville to near Betterton, moving east at 55
mph. These squalls have a history of producing 1 to 2 inches of
snow in less than one hour. The rapid development of snow covered
roads is likely.

HAZARD…Extremely poor visibility in heavy snow.

SOURCE…Radar and webcams.

IMPACT…Dangerous life-threatening travel.

* This includes the following highways…
Interstate 295 in New Jersey between mile markers 0 and 21.
Interstate 95 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 0 and 15.
Interstate 95 in Maryland between mile markers 91 and 109.
New Jersey Turnpike between exits 1 and 2.
Interstate 95 in Delaware between mile markers 0 and 23.
Interstate 476 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 0 and 12.
Interstate 76 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 337 and 343,
and between mile markers 345 and 348.

Locations impacted include…
Philadelphia, Wilmington, Newark, Bridgeton, Middletown, West
Chester, Elkton, Havre De Grace, Calvert, Chester, West Deptford,
Pennsville, Coatesville, Yeadon, Westtown, Carneys Point,
Downingtown, Folcroft, Swarthmore and Elsmere.

Instruction : Consider avoiding or delaying travel until the snow squall passes
your location. If you must travel, use extra caution and allow extra
time. Rapid changes in visibility and slick road conditions may lead
to accidents.

There is no safe place on a highway when a snow squall hits.
Visibility and traction are immediately lost in whiteout conditions,
making it difficult or impossible to slow down and avoid stopped
vehicles. Delay travel or safely exit the highway before the snow
squall arrives.

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A graphic of a storm

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