Hurricane Ian Local Effects Being Felt Overnight

MOUNT HOLLY NJ – Western Montgomery County seemingly will avoid the most dangerous effects of remnants of Hurricane Ian, which was headed north up the Atlantic coast Friday night (Sept. 30, 2022) and was due to arrive in the county during early morning hours Saturday (Oct. 1), according to the regional office of the National Weather Service.

The weather service, in a storm update issued Friday at 6:41 p.m., said what remains of Ian will most greatly affect New Jersey coastal areas. Rain rates down the shore are expected to be between 1-1/2 and 6 inches, accompanied by coastal flooding.

Farther inland, though, and specifically in portions of Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties, expected rainfall will vary between 1- and 1-1/2 inches. “Periods of light to moderate rain” is how the weather service characterized the local precipitation. It added that “widespread freshwater flooding isn’t expected,” but did not rule out the possibility of “localized flooding … with any heavier rain amounts.”

It also reported that the impacts of winds on land along and southeast of the Interstate 95 corridor would be “limited.”

The weather service’s next storm briefing was scheduled for Saturday (Oct. 1) by 6 p.m.

Cancellations and postponements

  • State Rep Joe Ciresi said the vendor that was to conduct his Saturday electronics recycling event at the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center in Limerick has canceled its appearance. “We hope to continue events like this in the future,” Ciresi wrote. “Stay tuned for updates when we resume outdoor events in the spring as the weather improves.”
  • The Pottsgrove School District said it would close its athletic fields Saturday due to the inclement weather. As a result, it added, Pottsgrove Future Falcons football and cheerleading, and the Pottsgrove band, will not have access to play on the fields as scheduled.
  • Items will be added to this list as they are received by The Post

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