HUNTERDON EMERG MANAGEMENT Morning Briefing December 14, 2016 for Upcoming Bitter Cold and Weekend Wintry Precip

Potentially record breaking cold for the end of the week. Wintry weather possible Friday night into Saturday. Hazards: Cold: Highs on Thursday and Friday will range from the teens in the Poconos and northern NJ to the 20s across southeastern PA, NJ and Delmarva. Lows Thursday night will range from the single digits in the Poconos to the teens elsewhere. Wind Chills: Thursday, as low as 5 below in the Poconos; 5 to 10 above across NJ and southeastern PA; and from 10-15 above across the Delmarva. Thursday night and Friday morning, minimum wind chills will be as low as 15 to 20 below in the Poconos, from 5 below to 5 above across central and southern NJ, southeastern PA, and the Delmarva. Wind: Strong NW winds 15-25 MPH with frequent gusts of 30-40 MPH will develop early Thursday morning through Thursday night. Locally higher gusts are possible. Snow: Snow squalls are possible, mainly along and north of I-78, on Thursday. Visibilities may be locally reduced to less than a mile. A quick half inch to an inch of snow may accumulate. Snow could then develop late Friday night before changing to a wintry mix, and then to plain rain from the coast gradually up to the I-78 corridor during the day on Saturday. 1 to 2 inches of snow is possible north and west, with lesser amounts further south before the changeover to rain. Ice: There the potential for freezing rain on Saturday into Saturday night, especially along and north of I-78. If it occurs, this could result in a light coating of ice, especially on elevated surfaces. Building a Weather Ready Nation @ www.weather.gov/phi NWSMountHolly @NWS_MountHolly NOAA’s National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly NJ Issued: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5 AM Next Briefing Package: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5 PM Potentially record breaking cold for the end of the week. Wintry weather possible Friday night into Saturday. Impacts: Bitter cold is expected Thursday night and Friday morning. Exposed skin will be susceptible to frostbite. Pets should not be left outside. Pipes are also susceptible to freezing due to the prolonged period with temperatures below freezing. Hazardous travel conditions are possible in localized snow squalls on Thursday, mainly along and north of I-78. Snow with these squalls could quickly accumulate on roadways with temperatures well below freezing. Hazardous travel conditions are also possible Friday night through Saturday, with a prolonged period of hazardous travel possible along and north of I-78 into Saturday night. Confidence: Cold temperatures: High Low wind chills: High Precipitation occurring: High Precipitation type: Moderate Timing of change in precipitation type: Low Snow accumulations: Low Ice amounts: Low If warm air moves in faster, it could result in a faster change over and lower snow and ice amounts. A slower arrival could mean higher snow and ice amounts and impacts further south. Building a Weather Ready Nation @ www.weather.gov/phi NWSMountHolly @NWS_MountHolly NOAA’s National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly NJ Building a Weather Ready Nation @ www.weather.gov/phi NWSMountHolly @NWS_MountHolly Issued: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5 AM Next Briefing Package: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5 PM These are the forecasted high temperatures for Thursday. Wind chills will range from 15 to 20 degrees colder than the actual high temperature. NOAA’s National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly NJ Building a Weather Ready Nation @ www.weather.gov/phi NWSMountHolly @NWS_MountHolly Issued: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5 AM Next Briefing Package: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5 PM These are the forecasted low temperatures for Thursday night/Friday morning. Wind chills will range from 15 to 20 degrees colder than the actual low temperature. NOAA’s National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly NJ Building a Weather Ready Nation @ www.weather.gov/phi NWSMountHolly @NWS_MountHolly Issued: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5 AM Next Briefing Package: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5 PM These are the forecasted high temperatures for Friday. Wind chills will range about 10 degrees colder than the actual high temperature, as wind will be significantly lighter than on Thursday. NOAA’s National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly NJ Building a Weather Ready Nation @ www.weather.gov/phi NWSMountHolly @NWS_MountHolly Issued: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5 AM Next Briefing Package: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5 PM Expected Snowfall Friday night into Saturday morning. Wintry precipitation could linger beyond Saturday morning, especially north and west. 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