Monday, January 21, 2013

Snow Showers & Flurries Next Few Hours

Update, 8 PM -- Band of snow now exiting the city, working into New Jersey.  The heaviest snows fall generally in a 20-30 minute swath of time and could bring that inch or inch plus as they move through.  It's also snowing up in the Poconos and anywhere from one to two inches of snow has fallen up there so far this evening.  This band of snow should reach the coast by 9:30-10 PM this evening as it moves east and northeast.  Roads, such as I-95 in Philly earlier this evening, could get snow covered quickly.

Update, 7:30 -- band of steady snow working through the city now. Reports have generally suggested between a half inch and an inch fell in this band earlier in Chester and Delaware Counties -- some spots probably will out-do that and get inch plus.  This band is moving solidly east and northeast through the region and will be crossing into New Jersey shortly.  Some parts of New Jersey have already received flurries...the steadier band is currently along I-95 and will be heading east shortly.

Radar is showing that band of snow showers that's been talked about for a few days moving on in from the west.  Not everyone is reporting snow underneath that band -- it seems like elevated areas such as the hills in Chester County and along the Main Line are picking up flakes as the band develops and moves in from the west.  It took a while for this band to saturate the atmosphere as it moved into our area -- radar was showing snow overhead for about 10-15 minutes before the first flurries started reaching the ground in Royersford.

National Weather Service highlights the possibility of up to an inch of snow to the north and northeast of the city as the band of snow showers moves on through.  Coating accumulations and flurries are possible for the rest of the Delaware Valley...but possible does not mean likely.  Be happy if you get more than a flizzard of flakes.

It should be a quick moving band of snow showers and flurries and out of the region less than an hour after it moves into your spot.

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