EMERGENCY UPDATES

Enhanced Risk Of Wildfire April 9 & 10, 2014

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ENHANCED RISK OF WILDFIRE SPREAD THIS AFTERNOON AND AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON,

LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS, GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND DRYING FINE FUELS WILL CREATE AN ELEVATED RISK FOR THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRES THIS AFTERNOON. NO RAIN IS EXPECTED INTO THURSDAY, SO THE ENHANCED RISK WILL ALSO EXIST ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK VEHICLES IN GRASSY AREAS AND ENSURE PROPER DISPOSAL OF ANY SMOKING MATERIALS. IT ONLY TAKES ONE IMPROPERLY DISPOSED CIGARETTE TO IGNITE A FIRE. IF YOU SPOT A FIRE, PLEASE REPORT IT TO THE AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WILDFIRE DANGER, BURN RESTRICTIONS, AND WILDFIRE PREVENTION AND EDUCATION, PLEASE VISIT YOUR STATE FORESTRY OR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEBSITE.

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Winter Weather Advisory March 25-26, 2014

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…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATIONS…PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL
SOUTHEASTERN AND EASTERN NEW JERSEY.

* HAZARD TYPES…RAIN AND SNOW TO ALL SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES.

* TIMING…PERIODS OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL DEVELOP TOWARD MIDDAY.
ANY RAIN OR MIXED RAIN AND SNOW WILL THEN CHANGE TO ALL SNOW BY
EVENING, AND THE SNOW COULD FALL MODERATE AT TIMES THIS EVENING
BEFORE ENDING OVERNIGHT.

* IMPACTS…ROADWAYS SHOULD BE WET DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS
TODAY AS TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FREEZING AS THE PRECIPITATION MOVES IN. AS TEMPERATURES DROP LATER THIS
AFTERNOON AND ESPECIALLY THIS EVENING COMBINED WITH A STEADY
SNOW, UNTREATED SURFACES WILL BECOME SLIPPERY AND POTENTIALLY
SNOW COVERED. REMEMBER, BRIDGES AND ELEVATED SURFACES TEND TO
ICE UP FIRST.

* WINDS…EAST TO NORTHEAST INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…RISING INTO THE UPPER 30S TODAY, THEN DROPPING
INTO THE 20S TONIGHT.

* VISIBILITIES…AS LOW AS ONE HALF OF A MILE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES, ESPECIALLY TONIGHT. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Any Questions feel free to call our office.

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Late Winter Storm Sunday night into Monday March 16 – 17, 2014

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WEATHER BRIEFING 2014-16-03

Emergency Managers and Other Key Partners:

A late winter storm will impact our area late tonight into Monday afternoon. A briefing package is attached.

The Executive Summary is below:

• A significant late winter storm will affect the region late tonight into Monday. Significant amounts of snow are expected with this storm. Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories have been posted.
• Additional Warnings and Advisories have been issued this afternoon, generally north of the previous warnings.
• Accumulations have been increased
• 4+ inches of snow are expected where the heaviest snow band sets up. Latest model runs are positioning this band over the Delmarva into extreme southern New Jersey. Precipitation will start this evening, beginning as a brief period of rain in southern Delaware and Maryland and generally snow elsewhere. Snow will then continue through the overnight hours, ending early Monday afternoon.
• The Monday morning commute will be impacted by this storm. Temperatures will fall into the 20s and low 30s by Monday morning, which will impact roads.
• Freezing rain is not expected
• Northeast winds 10 to 20 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH can be expected late Sunday night through Monday. Wind gusts over 40 mph are possible near the Atlantic coast. Expect blowing snow.
• Minor tidal flooding is possible along the Atlantic coast, given the onshore flow and the full moon today. High tides to watch are the ones on Monday.
• Please monitor our website for the latest available information: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi

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Late Winter Storm Sunday night into Monday March 16-17, 2014

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Emergency Managers and other key partners:

A late winter storm will impact our area late Sunday into Monday afternoon. A briefing package has been issued (attached). The Executive Summary is as follows:

• A significant late winter storm will affect the region late Sunday into Monday. Significant amounts of snow are expected with this storm. Winter Storm Watches have been posted.
• 4+ inches of snow are expected where the heaviest snow band sets up. Latest model runs are positioning this band over the Delmarva. Precipitation will start Sunday evening, beginning as rain southern Delaware and Maryland and generally snow elsewhere. Snow will then continue through the overnight hours, ending early Monday afternoon.
• The Monday morning commute will be impacted by this storm. Temperatures will fall into the 20s and low 30s by Monday morning, which will impact roads.
• Northeast winds 10 to 20 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH can be expected late Sunday night through Monday. Wind gusts over 40 mph are possible near the Atlantic coast. Expect blowing snow.
• Freezing rain is NOT expected.
• Minor tidal flooding is possible along the Atlantic coast, given the onshore flow and the full moon on Sunday. High tides to watch are the ones on Monday.
• Please monitor our website for the latest available information: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi
• Another briefing package will be issued by 500 PM Sunday.
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi

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Late Winter Storm Sunday into Monday. March 16-17, 2014

2014-03-14 16:16:14 emccmp

To our emergency management and other key partners:
A significant late winter storm will threaten the region starting Sunday night and continuing into Monday. Heavy snowfall, strong gusty winds, and minor coastal flooding are all threats with this storm.

More information can be found in the attached briefing package.
The briefing package is also available at

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/briefing/packages/current_briefing.pdf

The executive summary from the briefing package is included below.
http://http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/briefing/packages/current_briefing.pdf

A significant late winter storm will likely affect the region late Sunday into Monday. Significant amounts of snow are possible with this storm.
4+ inches of snow are expected where the heaviest snow band sets up.
Event timing will likely impact the Monday morning commute. More details as we get closer in time.
Wind gusts over 40 mph are possible near the Atlantic coast late Sunday night through Monday.
Minor tidal flooding is possible along the Atlantic coast, given the onshore flow and the full moon on Sunday. High tides to watch are the ones on Monday.
Please monitor our website for the latest available information: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi
Another briefing package will be issued by 500 PM Saturday.

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