Friday, February 4, 2011
Winter weather advisory issued for West Chester.
The National Weather Service has once again issued a winter weather advisory in effect now until Saturday at 10 p.m. Snow is supposed to arrive in the area late Friday night before changing to sleet and then freezing to regular rain through Saturday. Experts predict that snow accumulation could be in the neighborhood of one to two inches in addition to about one-tenth of an inch of ice accumulation. Forecasters say that the rain could turn back into snow Saturday evening before the storm ends. Please check back in with us as we track this storm.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
A storm packed with ice and snow is supposed to hit West Chester tonight.
The National Weather Service has cancelled the winter storm warning it issued on Monday has replaced it with an ice storm warning in effect until 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Experts predict that all the precipitation that falls Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning will be in the form of freezing rain. Accumulation estimates are calling for an icy glaze to form on roads, power lines and tree limbs that could be between four-tenths to seven-tenths of an inch thick. Throughout Tuesday there has been a spotty freezing drizzle; however, that will turn to heavy freezing rain as the night progresses with the heaviest rain falling between 3 a.m. and 9 a.m. Wednesday. Due to the timing of the storm, travel on roads will be hazardous if not nearly …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Four more inches of snow would make it one of the Philadelphia area's 10 snowiest winters in history.
Even before February, this winter is the Philadelphia area's fourth-snowiest of the past 30 years, with 37.9 inches accumulated, according to the National Weather Service. Though spotters track individual storms at many locations—including spots in Chester and Montgomery counties, typically—the weather service does not maintain year-to-year records for those locations. The closest source of reliable annual climate data is Philadelphia International Airport. The biggest snowfalls both came on the 26th of a month: 11.6 inches Dec. 26 and 14.2 inches Jan. 26. Overall, 12.7 inches of snow fell in December and 25.2 in January—on 13 different days—at the Philadelphia International Airport. An average January in Philadelphia sees about 6.5 inches…
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
No exact total on snowfall yet, but experts say it could be between eight and 12 inches..
A Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service for West Chester that went into effect at 10 a.m. Wednesday expiredl Thursday morning at 4 a.m. Starting around 7 p.m. Wednesday night the second wave of the snowstorm hit dumping as much as one to two inches of snow an hour before petering off early Thursday morning. Thursday morning's commute will be affected by the storm and the national weather service asks that all drivers be caustious due to icy road conditions and limited visability. Accuweather predicted that West Chester could see 8.1 inches of snow during the storm. However, many places in the region had seen as much as four inches of snow during the storms first phase Wednesday morning. Please check back with us as…
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Thursday night's storm not nearly as intense as expected.
Experts say that a winter storm that began late Thursday evening and lasted until Friday morning left behind 1.5 inches of snow. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory that went into effect Thursday at 7 p.m. and lasted until 9 a.m. on Friday. The storm didn't arrive until around 11 p.m. Thursday night, and it lack the same force that previous storms have had this season. Things are going to be very cold for the rest of the week with highs never getting above 30 degress and lows dropping as far down as eight degrees on Sunday. It appears that the next chance of snow will come on Tuesday.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Forecasters predict rainfall for the rest of Tuesday with a chance of light snow late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
A Winter Weather Advisory that went into affect for the West Chester area Monday night expired at noon on Tuesday. The National Weather Sevice has issued a Special Weather Statement that says that due to the rain and melting snow water will pool in low-lying areas and especially on low-lying roadways. The National Weather Service asks that people driving be cautious and on the look out for high water levels and flooding. Overnight, precipitation began to fall as snow before changing to freezing rain and finally settling on rain for the rest of Tuesday. Experts say that there was two and half inches of snow accumulation overnight followed by a period of sleet and freezing rain. Accuweather predicts that two-tenths of an inch ice …
Monday, January 10, 2011
Experts estimate that a snow storm leaves behind four inches of snow overnight.
The snowstorm arrived late, and without much fury. A winter storm arrived in the area last night around 8 p.m. with the potential to drop at least half a foot of snow. West Chester got four inches. Originally expected to start around 2 p.m., the storm really didn't get going until late Tuesday evening, and even then the storm lacked the wind and the pounding snow that came with this winter's previous storms. With the snow tapering off in the early morning, road conditions were better than expected making the first commute of the day easier than expected, and most schools in the area remained open, but with a two-hour delay. Over the next week tempetures will range from the high-20's to the mid-30's with a small chance of "light wintry mix…