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Wed, Feb. 25th: Winter Weather Advisory, Light Snow Likely

2015-02-25 21:07:54 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Win­ter Weather Advi­sory that is in effect from Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 25th at 10pm until Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 26th at 1:00pm.   The poten­tial exists for between two to four inches of snow from this storm.

A storm sys­tem in the south­ern states will slowly move up the east­ern seaboard of the United States dur­ing the overnight hours.  The storm is expected to bring some light snow to the area dur­ing the overnight hours, with the poten­tial for a stead­ier snow­fall dur­ing Thurs­day morning’s com­mute.  Winds will pick up on Thurs­day morn­ing with gusts to 35mph out of the north.  The cur­rent fore­cast from the National Weather Ser­vice indi­cates the prob­a­bil­ity of snow­fall through the late morn­ing hours on Thurs­day.  Snow­fall amounts may vary between com­mu­ni­ties.  The like­li­hood of higher snow­fall exists in parts of Delaware and south­ern Cape May County.

Please con­tinue to mon­i­tor tra­di­tional media out­lets.  Exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving on Thurs­day morn­ing, and give your­self extra time for your com­mute.  If you have any emer­gency, please dial 911.

Here is the text of the Win­ter Weather Advi­sory posted by the National Weather Service:

Win­ter Weather Advi­sory in effect from 10 PM this evening to
1 PM EST Thursday…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a Win­ter
Weather Advi­sory for snow which is in effect from 10 PM this
evening to 1 PM EST Thursday.

* Accu­mu­la­tions… snow accu­mu­la­tion 1 to 3 inches with locally
higher amounts in the lower Mary­land East­ern Shore.

* Haz­ard types… snow.

* Tim­ing… snow devel­ops late tonight before taper­ing off late
Thurs­day morning.

* Impacts… roads will likely be snow cov­ered and slip­pery dur­ing
the Thurs­day morn­ing commute.

* Winds… north to north­east at 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25
mph.

* Tem­per­a­tures… mainly in the lower to mid 20s while its
snowing.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Win­ter Weather Advi­sory means that peri­ods of snow will cause
travel dif­fi­cul­ties. Be pre­pared for slip­pery roads and lim­ited
vis­i­bil­i­ties… and use cau­tion while dri­ving. Give your­self
some extra time to reach your destination.

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Mon, Feb. 16th, 5pm: Winter Storm Warning Remains, 6-10 Inches of Snow Possible

2015-02-16 17:02:34 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has con­tin­ued the Win­ter Storm Warn­ing for the Bor­ough of Avalon through 12 Noon on Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 17th.  New fore­cast mod­els have slightly increased the poten­tial snow­fall for our com­mu­nity to between six and ten inches of snow.Winter Storm Warning

A win­ter storm is approach­ing from the west and will begin to spread snow on our region before mid­night.  This storm will inten­sify and bring heav­ier snow to our com­mu­nity dur­ing the overnight hours. Snow is expected to taper off after sun­rise on Tues­day.  It will be cold enough to make this an all-snow event.  Dri­ving is expected to be dif­fi­cult dur­ing the overnight hours and Tues­day morning.

Mayor Mar­tin Pagli­ughi vis­ited the Avalon Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works yard around Noon on Mon­day.  Under the direc­tion of Avalon Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works Direc­tor Bill Macomber, the team was gath­ered get­ting the Borough’s equip­ment ready for the approach­ing storm.  Crews will work dur­ing the evening and overnight hours for plow­ing and salt­ing oper­a­tions through the evening and morn­ing hours on Tuesday.

The storm has caused many event can­cel­la­tions and delayed open­ings for Tues­day.  All evening activ­i­ties at the Avalon Free Pub­lic Library are post­poned for both Mon­day and Tues­day nights.  All Bor­ough of Avalon munic­i­pal build­ings, along with the Avalon Free Pub­lic Library, cur­rently have a delayed open­ing sched­uled for Tues­day at 11:00am.  The Avalon Gar­den Club has can­celled its meet­ing for Tues­day morn­ing at Avalon Com­mu­nity Hall.  Other event can­cel­la­tions will be posted at www.avalonboro.net.

Please exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving dur­ing this storm event.  Limit your expo­sure to the out­doors as tem­per­a­tures will be in the teens overnight and only reach­ing the upper 20s on Tues­day.  Please check on your elderly neigh­bors and limit the amount of time that your pet remains out­doors.  If you have any emer­gency, please dial 911.  Very cold weather with low wind chill val­ues will be in Avalon for the remain­der of the week.  Con­tinue to mon­i­tor tra­di­tional media out­lets for updated storm infor­ma­tion, and win­ter weather coverage.

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Mon, Feb. 16th: Winter Storm Warning, 5-8 Inches of Snow Expected

2015-02-16 08:17:00 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Win­ter Storm Warn­ing for the Bor­ough of Avalon for Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 16th at 6pm through Tues­day at Noon.  A Wind Chill Advi­sory remains in effect Mon­day  morn­ing due to very cold temperatures.Winter Storm Warning

A snow storm is mov­ing through Ken­tucky and Ten­nessee Mon­day morn­ing and is expected to set­tle over south­ern New Jer­sey this evening.  This storm is expected to bring snow and no mixed pre­cip­i­ta­tion to our region.  Snow is expected to begin this evening and become heavy at times espe­cially after mid­night.  Snow will end some­time on Tues­day morn­ing.  There will be winds out of the north­west at 15-20mph in advance of the storm and winds will calm down dur­ing the snow event overnight.  Total accu­mu­la­tions as fore­casted by the National Weather Ser­vice are between five and eight inches for our region.

Please exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving this evening and dur­ing the overnight hours.  Please pre­pare for haz­ardous dri­ving con­di­tions on Tues­day morn­ing and give your­self extra time for your com­mute.  Please limit expo­sure out­doors dur­ing this win­ter weather, and do not let your pets out­side for an extended period of time.

As of 8:15am on Mon­day, tem­per­a­tures were at 5 degrees with a wind chill value of –11.

If you have any emer­gency, please dial 911.  Please con­tinue to mon­i­tor tra­di­tional media out­lets and this web­site for updated infor­ma­tion on this win­ter storm.

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Sun, Feb. 15th: Winter Storm Watch, Snow Coming Monday Night

2015-02-15 18:07:27 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Win­ter Storm Watch for the Bor­ough of Avalon for Mon­day evening through Tues­day morn­ing.  A Wind Chill Advi­sory remains in effect now through Mon­day morn­ing at 11am.winter storm watch

An approach­ing win­ter storm is expected to bring snow to our region dur­ing the begin­ning of the new week.  The storm is expected to begin Mon­day night, and all pre­cip­i­ta­tion that falls will be snow since tem­per­a­tures are expected to drop into the teens overnight Mon­day into Tues­day morn­ing.  The cur­rent fore­cast calls for the poten­tial of three to five inches of snow Mon­day night with addi­tional mod­er­ate snow accu­mu­la­tion pos­si­ble on Tues­day morn­ing.  Please con­tinue to mon­i­tor tra­di­tional media out­lets for updated infor­ma­tion and please plan on using extra cau­tion while dri­ving Mon­day night into Tues­day morning.

In addi­tion, a Wind Chill Advi­sory remains in effect through Mon­day morn­ing.  Low tem­per­a­tures Sun­day night into Mon­day morn­ing will approach five degrees above zero with winds still gust­ing to 45mph.  Wind chill val­ues are expected to be between –13 and –15 early Mon­day morning.

Please limit your expo­sure to the out­doors and please do not leave your pets out­side for an extended period of time dur­ing this cold snap and approach­ing win­ter storm event.  Please check on elderly in your neigh­bor­hood.  If you have any emer­gency, dial 911.

Dur­ing this period of windy, cold weather there have been inter­mit­tent power out­ages and in some spots, downed power lines.  You may report any inter­rup­tion in your elec­tri­cal ser­vice to Atlantic City Elec­tric by call­ing 1–800-833‑7476.

Con­tinue to check this web­site for addi­tional weather infor­ma­tion as it becomes necessary.

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Sat, Feb. 14th: Winter Weather Advisory, High Wind Warning, Wind Chill Advisory for Avalon

2015-02-14 08:50:17 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has issued the fol­low­ing advi­sories for the Bor­ough of Avalon for Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 14th through Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 16th:  A Win­ter Weather Advi­sory is in effect from Sat­ur­day at 10am through Sun­day at 7am; a High Wind Warn­ing is in effect from Sat­ur­day at 10pm through Sun­day at 2pm; and a Wind Chill Advi­sory is in effect from Sun­day at 4pm until Mon­day at 11am.Winter Weather Advisory

An approach­ing storm is expected to bring some snow to our region as early as Sat­ur­day after­noon and more likely Sat­ur­day evening.  We will have wind gusts of 45pm dur­ing this evening Sat­ur­day evening which could cre­ate poor vis­i­bil­ity with blow­ing snow.  The fore­cast calls for about one inch of accu­mu­la­tion.  There is another good chance for more accu­mu­lat­ing snow on Tues­day night.  Please exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving dur­ing this storm.

The High Wind Warn­ing means our region could be expe­ri­enc­ing wind gusts of 55mph dur­ing the overnight hours Sat­ur­day night into Sun­day morn­ing, and gusts approach­ing 60mph dur­ing the morn­ing and early after­noon hours on Sun­day.  These strong winds could snap tree limbs and cause inter­mit­tent power out­ages through­out south­ern New Jer­sey.  If you have an out­age, please con­tact the Atlantic City Elec­tric out­age line at 1–800-833‑7476.  You may also use that num­ber to report downed power lines.

The Wind Chill Warn­ing is for exces­sively cold wind chill val­ues Sun­day, Sun­day night, and dur­ing the day on Mon­day.  Cur­rent fore­casts place the wind chill value at –7 on Sun­day, –11 on Sun­day night, and –13 dur­ing the day on Mon­day.  Please limit your expo­sure to the out­doors dur­ing this Warn­ing, and please limit expo­sure to pets out­doors as well.

Con­tinue to mon­i­tor local weather fore­casts for updated infor­ma­tion through­out the week­end, and please pay atten­tion to the upcom­ing fore­cast for Tues­day.  If you have any emer­gency, please dial 911.

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