Saturday, October 29, 2011

Early Snow

Well the forecast information that I studied yesterday did not project what actually happened.  Meteorologists have a difficult job trying to compile as much information as they can, even using sophisticated computers, they can end up looking like they were wrong.  Anyway I feel that sufficient information was put out there telling people that there was a freeze watch, and possible snow.  I read too much into the information I found and stated that the snow should not stick because of the ground being too warm.   At this hour there is a very heavy band of snow, hitting the area.  Temperatures are hovering around the freeze mark and since this has been the case now for much of the day, there is the danger of bridges and certain areas of roads can freeze and make driving very dangerous.  Because of a good quantity of leaves that are still on the trees, there are reports of branches and entire trees falling on wires, causing power outages.  Do not be surprised if you loose power, hopefully you still have batteries you purchased when Hurricane Irene came through our area.

For parts of PA and NJ, it is now not recommended to go out unless you really need to.  I was driving around and there is a lot of wet heavy snow still on certain roads.   If this freezes we can really see a problem, especially on hills or narrow roads.

Be safe so stay at home, the storm warning is over at 2am but temperature will stay in the lower 30's, which means the roads will continue to freeze.

Tomorrow will be a bit warmer and the roads will be clear and everything should melt, if you need to go out and shop, just wait until tomorrow.

This pic was taken at 3pm today, at this time it had started to be a mix of rain and sleet.  I checked online and they are reporting that some areas had anywhere from 2 to 5 inches within a 10 mile radius of Horsham.

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