Odds For Heavier Snowfall? Slightly Troubling

PROBABILITY OF SNOW? PRETTY GOOD – There’s a 73-percent chance the Pottstown area, defined by the National Weather Service as land within the 19464 zip code, will see snowfall accumulation Monday through Wednesday (Feb. 11-13, 2019) of between 2 and 8 inches, according to reports. AccuWeather, which provides The Post’s readers with their weather news, was more specific in its three-day forecast issued Sunday (Feb. 10) at 8 p.m. It said the chance of 2-4 inches is about 38 percent, and of 4-8 inches, 35 percent. By comparison, the chances of less than 2 or more than 8 inches are pretty slim. In any case, making plans to deal with the white stuff seems to make good sense. To that end, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation offered a graphic (above) to show drivers where their vehicles should not be when following an operating snow plow. Stay out of areas where the plow driver can not see: immediately behind the truck, or on the driver’s side beyond the scope of his mirrors. That’s what PennDOT labels as “the No Zone.”

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Graphic by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Photo by Ben Coulson via Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license