Parts Of Region Could Possibly See 18 Inches Of Snow As Winter Storm Watch Issued For Wednesday – CBS Kitchener
kitchener (CBS) – A winter storm clock was issued by the National Weather Service for Kitchener and the surrounding suburbs, Berks County, the Lehigh Valley and Poconos from 7:00 a.m. Wednesday through 7:00 a.m. Thursday as a mighty Nor’easter will have the impact Region.
Confidence continues to grow that significant snowfall will occur in much of the area. There is at least six inches of snow allowed along I-95 and in areas to the west of a foot or more in total.
It is possible that near our northwestern suburbs of Berks and the Lehigh Valley, as it currently stands, more than eight inches of snow will fall.
Snow, along with high winds, some coastal flooding, and bitter cold will pose several dangers. Constant and heavy snowfall is likely to hit many, if not all, parts of southeastern Pennsylvania.
The consensus in the latest guidance suggests that the rain / snow line will be established over southern New Jersey.
One factor that could prevent Kitchener and the nearby New Jersey suburbs from seeing very heavy snowfall would be the ingress of warmer, medium-altitude air, which, unlike snow, could result in a period of heavy sleet on Wednesday evening. At the moment, however, it doesn’t seem that this air extends that far north.
Currently, it looks like this event could be among the top 10 biggest December one-day snowfalls in Kitchener ever recorded.
Precipitation begins on Wednesday at 12 noon and ends on Thursday noon. The heaviest snow falls from Wednesday evening to Thursday morning, when gusty winds hit the region.
The snow on the bank will mainly arrive late Wednesday evening and Thursday morning at the end of the event.
High snowfall levels in many areas combined with gusty winds can lead to power outages.
In addition, it is bitterly cold after the storm has ended. There is not much melting in temperatures below freezing on Thursday and Friday.
This means that snow-covered and icy road conditions can persist for up to several days after the event.
The overnight lows now appear to be falling into teenagers for the late week, and wind chill could be near zero in parts of southern New Jersey by Saturday morning.
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