FROM HUNTERDON EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STORM UPDATE SATURDAY

Issued: Saturday, December 10, 2016 5 AM Next Briefing Package: Saturday, December 10, 2016 5 PM Wintry mix of snow, freezing rain, and sleet expected tomorrow through Monday morning for portions of NJ and SE PA.

Changes with this briefing: Snow amounts have decreased slightly while ice forecast has increased for portions of the region. Increasing confidence that by the time of the morning commute, impacts will be confined north of I-76. Hazards and Impacts: Snow: Highest amounts expected in the Southern Poconos and northwest NJ.

Ice: Snow will change to freezing rain and sleet, mainly north of the I-76 corridor Sunday evening into Monday morning. Up to a tenth of an inch of ice is possible especially near the I-78 corridor. Between I-76 and I-95 there remains a chance for a brief period of freezing rain late Sunday evening.

Impacts: Hazardous travel conditions are possible for the Monday morning commute, especially along an north of Interstate 78. Additionally, there could be some power outages Sunday night where freezing rain occurs.

Timing: Snow may begin across the Poconos as early as late Sunday morning, for Delmarva and Southern NJ, rain may not begin until late Sunday night. The heaviest precipitation is expected to occur late Sunday night into Monday morning.

Precipitation should be all rain by midday Monday.

Confidence: Precipitation type: Moderate Timing of change over in precipitation type: Moderate Snow accumulations: Moderate Ice amounts: Moderate

Building a Weather Ready Nation @ www.weather.gov/phi NWSMountHolly @NWS_MountHolly NOAA’s National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mt. Holly NJ Building a Weather Ready Nation @ www.weather.gov/phi NWSMountHolly @NWS_MountHolly Issued: Saturday, December 10, 2016 5 AM Next Briefing Package: Saturday, December 10, 2016 5 PM

If warm air moves in slower than currently forecast, snow amounts could be higher and accumulating snow will be possible further south. NOAA’s National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mt. Holly NJ Building a Weather Ready Nation @ www.weather.gov/phi NWSMountHolly @NWS_MountHolly Issued: Saturday, December 10, 2016 5 AM

Next Briefing Package: Saturday, December 10, 2016 5 PM Probabilistic snow graphics through 1 PM Monday NOAA’s National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mt. Holly NJ Building a Weather Ready Nation @ www.weather.gov/phi NWSMountHolly @NWS_MountHolly Issued: Saturday, December 10, 2016 5 AM Next Briefing Package: Saturday, December 10, 2016 5 PM If warm air moves in faster, it could result in a faster change over and lower ice amounts. A slower arrival could mean higher ice amounts and impacts further south. NOAA’s National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mt. Holly NJ Building a Weather Ready Nation @ www.weather.gov/phi NWSMountHolly @NWS_MountHolly • For the latest information, visit our website: – www.weather.gov/phi – www.weather.gov/phi/winter Our latest briefing package is available from our website: http://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf • Questions: please e-mail nws.er.phi.operations@noaa.gov or Joseph.Miketta@noaa.gov • If you wish to be notified when a briefing package is issued, you can follow us on social media where we post the notice. • Facebook: US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly • Twitter: @NWS_MountHolly