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February 16 – 17: Winter Weather



Confidence continues increasing that snow will occur across our region tonight into Saturday morning. Additional Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for the upcoming event. These advisories start at 10 PM tonight and continue into Saturday morning. Areas covered include most of our forecast area, except for parts of northern NJ and southern DE. Please take a look at the attached graphic.

Hazardous Weather: Snowfall accumulations generally from 2 to 4 inches in the advisory areas. A couple areas may top 5 inches. Outside of the advisories, 2 inches or less is expected.

Locations affected:  Most of the forecast area will see snow. The graphic shows where the advisories are in effect and the snow map where the greatest totals will occur.

Timing:  Snow begins after 10 PM tonight and ends Saturday morning.

Impacts:  Untreated roads or paved surfaces may become slushy to snow-covered, resulting in slippery travel conditions.

Confidence of occurrence:  High confidence of snow amounts and Moderate to High confidence in locations. 



We are forecasting light snowfall accumulations across much of our forecast area from Friday night through Saturday morning. Due to the forecast light nature and timing of this snowfall, we anticipate any impacts from this event to be fairly limited in nature. However, any untreated roads or paved surface may become slushy to snow covered resulting in slippery travel conditions. See the details and current snowfall forecast outlined below:

Hazardous Weather: Light snowfall accumulations of 1" to 3" possible.

Locations affected: Our entire forecast area, including southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and northeastern Maryland.

Timing: Snow beginning after 10 PM Friday night and ending Saturday morning.

Impacts: Untreated roads or paved surface may become slushy to snow covered, resulting in slippery travel conditions.

Confidence on occurrence: High confidence (70-90%) on occurrence of light snow across the area, but lower confidence (40-60%) on exact amounts and timing.

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