BREAKING NEWS

Winter Storm Warning for Avalon Thursday, March 5th

2015-03-04 08:18:55 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Win­ter Storm Warn­ing for the Bor­ough of Avalon for Thurs­day, March 5th. The warn­ing is in effect Wednes­day at 11pm through Thurs­day at 7pm. There is the lik­li­hood of accu­mu­lat­ing snow for our com­mu­nity that could range any­where from four to nine inches of snow.Winter Storm Warning

A win­ter storm is inch­ing closer to our region. In advance of the storm, tem­per­a­tures will be in the 40s dur­ing the day­time on Wednes­day before turn­ing colder at night. Rain asso­ci­ated with the approach­ing storm front is expected to change over to sleet and pos­si­bly freez­ing rain dur­ing the late night and early morn­ing hours. This pre­cip­i­ta­tion will even­tu­ally tran­si­tion into an all snow event on Thurs­day morn­ing towards day­break. Snow is expected to con­tinue through the morn­ing and part of the afternoon.

Snow­fall pre­dic­tions may change dur­ing this snow event. Please con­tinue to mon­i­tor this web­site for updates and poten­tial delays/cancellations, and con­tinue to mon­i­tor tra­di­tional media out­lets for updated fore­casts. Exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving late Wednes­day night and through­out the day on Thurs­day into Thurs­day evening. Fol­low­ing this storm will be cold con­di­tions Thurs­day night and Fri­day with wind chills below zero before a warmup dur­ing the weekend.

Here is the text of the Win­ter Storm Warn­ing cour­tesy of the National Weather Service:

Win­ter Storm Warn­ing remains in effect from 11 PM this evening
to 7 PM EST Thursday…

* haz­ard types… a steady accu­mu­lat­ing snow, pos­si­bly heavy at
times, from late tonight into Thursday.

* Snow accu­mu­la­tions… the poten­tial for 5 to 9 inches.

* Tim­ing… rain will change to snow overnight and the snow will
con­tinue into Thursday.

* Impacts… wide­spread and sub­stan­tial impacts on travel are
expected for late tonight and Thursday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

This Win­ter Storm Warn­ing means that sig­nif­i­cant amounts of
snow are expected. The snow will make travel very haz­ardous or
impossible.

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Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Watch Posted for March 3rd-5th

2015-03-03 15:31:50 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted both a Win­ter Weather Advi­sory and Win­ter Storm Watch for the Bor­ough of Avalon. The Advi­sory is in effect until Tues­day, March 3rd at 10:00pm. The Win­ter Storm Watch begins late Wednes­day night, March 4th and extends until Thurs­day evening, March 5th.winter storm watch

On Tues­day evening, a mix of rain, sleet, and freez­ing rain has moved over our region. The mix­ture of win­ter pre­cip­i­ta­tion may cause slip­pery dri­ving con­di­tions Tues­day evening, along with slip­pery side­walks and other sur­faces. Please exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving on Tues­day evening.

Our next storm arrives on Wednes­day evening with a cold rain over our region that will even­tu­ally change to a snow event when colder air moves in. The cur­rent fore­cast calls for a snow event Thurs­day morn­ing into Thurs­day after­noon with accu­mu­lat­ing snow­fall likely. Dri­ving con­di­tions are expected to be dif­fi­cult on Thursday.

Please con­tinue to mon­i­tor tra­di­tional media out­lets for updates on the fore­cast as Thursday’s snow­fall amounts and the fore­cast are both sub­ject to change. Allow extra time for com­mut­ing this week.

Here are the updated advi­sories as posted by the National Weather Service:

Win­ter Weather Advi­sory in effect until 10 PM EST this
evening…
… Win­ter Storm Watch remains in effect from late Wednes­day night
through Thurs­day evening…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a Win­ter
Weather Advi­sory for sleet and freez­ing rain… which is in effect
until 10 PM EST this evening.

* Haz­ard types… snow… sleet and freez­ing rain.

* Snow and sleet accu­mu­la­tions… a coat­ing early this after­noon…
then 4 to 8 inches pos­si­ble Wednes­day night and Thurs­day. The
amount of snow accu­mu­la­tion Wednes­day night and Thurs­day will
depend on how quickly the rain changes to snow and if sleet
lasts longer dur­ing the transition.

* Ice accu­mu­la­tions… a light glaze through early this evening.

* Tim­ing… sleet will quickly change to freez­ing rain late this
after­noon and then rain by mid evening. Rain on Wednes­day
evening should change to snow… pos­si­bly heavy at times…
late Wednes­day night and con­tinue Thursday.

* Impacts… slip­pery con­di­tions on untreated sur­faces through
this evening. There is the poten­tial for sig­nif­i­cant travel
impacts late Wednes­day night and Thursday.

* Tem­per­a­tures… low 30s… then ris­ing into the upper 30s late
this evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Win­ter Storm Watch means there is a poten­tial for sig­nif­i­cant
snow and sleet accu­mu­la­tions that may impact travel. Con­tinue to
mon­i­tor the lat­est forecasts.

A Win­ter Weather Advi­sory means that peri­ods of snow… sleet… or
freez­ing rain will cause travel dif­fi­cul­ties. Be pre­pared for
slip­pery roads and lim­ited vis­i­bil­i­ties… and use cau­tion while
driving.

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Sat, Feb. 28th: Winter Weather Advisory for Sunday Night into Monday Morning

2015-02-28 17:03:07 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Win­ter Weather Advi­sory for the Bor­ough of Avalon for Sun­day at 10pm through Mon­day at 4am. The advi­sory is for an approach­ing storm that could bring a win­try mix of pre­cip­i­ta­tion to our area includ­ing light snow, sleet and freez­ing rain. The storm is expected to impact areas pri­mar­ily north of Philadel­phia with heav­ier snow but a win­try mix will fall overnight into early Mon­day morn­ing for our com­mu­nity, accord­ing to the cur­rent fore­cast.  Please exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving early Mon­day morn­ing through the morn­ing commute.

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

Win­ter Weather Advi­sory in effect from 10 am Sun­day to 4 am
EST Monday…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a Win­ter
Weather Advi­sory for a mix­ture of snow, sleet and freez­ing rain.
Which is in effect from 10 am Sun­day to 4 am EST Monday.

* Haz­ard types… a win­try mix of precipitation.

* Ice accu­mu­la­tion… up to one tenth of an inch.

* Snow accu­mu­la­tions… up to 1 inch.

* Tim­ing… a win­try mix of pre­cip­i­ta­tion should over­spread the
region Sun­day after­noon. The pre­cip­i­ta­tion should tran­si­tion
more to freez­ing rain late Sun­day after­noon and evening before
prob­a­bly chang­ing to plain rain Sun­day night.

* Impacts… expect all untreated sur­faces to become slip­pery and
haz­ardous. Expect travel delays.

* Tem­per­a­tures… ris­ing from the upper 20s to the lower 30s.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…
a Win­ter Weather Advi­sory means that peri­ods of freez­ing rain… snow
or sleet will cause travel dif­fi­cul­ties. Be pre­pared for slip­pery
roads and lim­ited vis­i­bil­i­ties… and use cau­tion while dri­ving.
Please give your­self plenty of dis­tance between your­self and
all vehi­cles around you. Also give your­self extra time to reach
your destination.

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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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