Overnight Storm Expected as ‘Quick Moving, Intense’
STATE COLLEGE PA – A snow storm predicted to hit southeastern Pennsylvania on Thursday (Jan. 6, 2022) night, and end Friday (Jan. 7) at mid-day, “is quick moving but intense, which is going to create dangerous road conditions” and potential travel delays, AccuWeather Inc. Chief Meteorologist Jonathan Porter said from the company’s offices in State College.
In a winter advisory issued Thursday at 9:50 p.m., the National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ claimed overnight “snowfall rates may briefly approach 1-inch-per-hour rates.” However, anticipated accumulation across western Montgomery County is expected to be in the 2-to-4-inch range, it indicated.
Highways won’t pose the only problems, Porter added. Airport operations in some areas north of Philadelphia will also be significantly affected through Friday and potentially linger into Saturday. “If you are able to avoid travel during the heavy snow, that would be strongly advised,” he said.
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