Wednesday, April 10, 2013
National Weather Service Warns Montco of impending storm tonight.
Bring in the patio furniture and cover the grill. This could be a doozy. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. Alerts were issued at 7:45 p.m. The warning is in place until 8:30 p.m. The storm is said to bring quarter-sized hail and 60 mph wind gusts. The NWS called it a "dangerous storm." "If you are in its path, prepare immediately or damaging winds, large hail and deadline cloud-to-ground lightning," said the alert. "People outside should move to a shelter, preferably inside a strong building away from windows." For the full alert, visit noaa.gov. The entire county was included.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Rough weather ahead for Montco.
It might be a good Friday night to stay in. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), at approximately 3:38 p.m. Friday, there is a Freezing Rain Advisory in affect for Montgomery County and surrounding areas. From 10 p.m. Friday evening to 8 a.m. Saturday morning, area residents are warned for icy and freezing conditions. A previously issued "Winter Weather Advisory" was cancelled. The advisory warns of trace ice accumulations as a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain or rain may become all freezing rain overnight. "Icing wil create hazardous conditions on roadways and sidewalks overnight into Saturday morning," said the advisory. Temperatures are slated to stay in the low 30s through the evening. The NWS warns that the weather …
Monday, February 11, 2013
National Weather Service says the area could get wet weather through Monday morning.
According to ReadyNotifyPA alerts, the National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for Montgomery County. The county is also under a heavy rain and flood advisory. The advisory issued states that the county could see freezing rain conditions from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11. The conditions could largely affect the morning commute. "As warmer air moves in at the surface, the freezing rain should change to rain in most areas between 8 and 10 a.m. Monday morning," said the NWS. Those needing to get to work and school in the early morning hours may find dangerous conditions. "Untreated roadways, especially bridges and overpasses wil become extremely slippery," said the advisory notice. "Expect longer commuting times …
Friday, February 8, 2013
County is now under a 'winter weather advisory' and not a 'winter storm warning.'
The area of Montgomery County will now likely get less snow than originally predicted. The National Weather Service has reduced the area's warning down to a "Winter Weather Advisory." Last night, the NWS issued a Winter Storm Warning, declaring that four to eight inches of snow were expected for the county. However, today's forecast lessened the report to a now-expected one to two inches. "Accumulations of snow of one to at most four inches are expected," according to the latest advisory. The newest information from the NWS, located in Mount Holly, N.J., says that travel may still be possible now. "A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties," said the advisory. "Be prepared …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The National Weather Service says those in Montgomery County, Pa. should expect some snow in the coming day with Winter Storm Nemo.
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 3 p.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Saturday. The storm in the Montgomery County area of Pennsylvania is expected to bring between four and eight inches of snow. "Heavy snow" and a "possible trace of ice" is expected in the storm. We may even see a rare winter thunderstorm, as two weather fronts collide to form what the Weather Service has called "Winter Storm Nemo." "Any snow Friday morning will change rain during the daylight hours then back to heavy snow late in the day Friday or Friday evening," said the NWS. "One to two inches-per-hour accumulations are possible for a couple of hours Friday night. Northerly winds will gust to 30 mph …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Forecast flooding changed from minor to moderate severity, warnings will continue through this afternoon.
Update: Areas along Plank Road and Gravel Pike in Perkiomen Township were closed on Thursday due to Perkiomen Creek flooding. Readers posted photos, which are available attached to this article. Original Story: The National Weather Service (NWS) issued flood warnings for the Perkiomen Creek at Graterford and the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek at Schwenksville. According to the NWS, the Perkiomen Creek at Graterford is currently at 12.49 feet, above flood stage. The forecast crest is near 13 feet by 1 p.m., considered a moderate flood stage. At 13 feet, there is a risk of the sewage treatment plant in Schwenksville flooding. The East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek is currently at 8.6 feet, a moderate flood stage. Ten feet is considered …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The warning is in effect until 12:45 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a flood warning for urban areas and small streams in Montgomery County, including the Perkiomen Creek. According to the alert, the East Greenville and Schwenksville gages of the Perkiomen Creek were above the flood stage and rising as of 8 a.m. Currently, the Schwenksville gage is at 8.08 feet, which is above the moderate state of flooding. The East Greenville gage is at 4.26 feet, which is in the low stages of a minor flood, according to weather.gov. The Perkiomen Creek at Graterford is at 10.03 feet, and flooding stage is 11 feet – it is predicted to rise to 10.9 feet. The National Weather Service warns residents not to drive vehicles into areas where water covers the roadway.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tornado watch throughout Pennsylvania through 7 p.m.
During the predicted severe thunderstorm Tuesday conditions are favorable for potential tornadoes throughout Pennsylvania, the National Weather Service said. The NWS Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK, issued a tornado watch for all counties in the commonwealth until 7 p.m. Tuesday "This watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms with possible tornadoes. Hail and strong winds are also possible. Persons in the watch area should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings," according to an advisory. In addition to the tornado watch, the NWS also issued a wind advisory from noon to midnight Tuesday. Residents throughout the Delaware …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
National Weather Services issues advisory from Wednesday to Friday.
The extended spring will crash to an end Wednesday with three days of hot weather predicted. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning from 1 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Friday for the Delaware Valley, including Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties. Montgomery County has declared a Code Red beginning 11 a.m. and ending on 8 p.m. on Thursday. "An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely," the NWS said in its warning. A Code Red from the County is declared when the heat index reaches 100 degrees or higher. "Drink plenty of …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs through June 2.
What are the odds a hurricane will interfere with your summer vacation? You might be surprised. "Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes and rip currents," according to National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration website. "The National Weather Service works to save lives and livelihoods through issuance of timely watches and warnings, but it is essential that your family be ready before a storm approaches." What's this season look like? "Given the current and expected conditions, combined with model forecasts and possible competing factors, (NOAA estimates a 70 percent) probability for each of the following ranges of activity during 2012: These ranges do not …