Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Nine southern and central New Jersey counties are in danger of imminent flooding from more than a day of steady rains.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for nine southern and central New Jersey counties, warning that the night's heavy rainfall could cause rivers and small streams to overflow. Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic, Cape May, Salem, Cumberland, Monmouth, and Ocean counties are included in the flood warning, set to expire at 4:15 a.m. Thursday. “Given the already saturated conditions from precipitation earlier today, these bands will produce runoff sufficient enough for small streams to exceed their banks,” the warning reads. “In addition, rainfall rates will produce urban and poor drainage flooding in the heavier rain bands.” A flood warning means the National Weather Service predicts flooding is imminent or has …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
The National Weather Service is now calling for a borderline Category 1 hurricane/tropical storm for the Gloucester Township area.
The National Weather Service (NWS) kept Camden County and most of southern New Jersey under a hurricane warning, while several central and northern New Jersey towns had been moved to a tropical storm warning, with its latest Hurricane Irene update early this evening. It is expected Irene will be a borderline Category 1 hurricane/tropical storm by the time it hits Gloucester Township late Saturday or early Sunday. A NWS forecast localized for Blackwood states that "tropical storm conditions (are) expected, with hurricane conditions possible." A total of 6 to 10 inches of rain is expected for our area, with a few locations receiving 12 inches. Major flooding is anticipated in portions of New Jersey, particularly those near waterways. NWS …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Gloucester Township Public Schools will close early on Wednesday due to forecast high temperatures in the high 90s; BHPRSD will close early Wednesday through Friday.
UPDATE, 2:45 p.m.: Black Horse Pike Regional School Distict's three schools—Highland, Timber Creek and Triton—will send students home early the rest of the week due to anticipated high temperatures in the 90s. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for the area for Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening. NWS is forecasting highs of 96, 97 and 90 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, respectively. ---------- Gloucester Township Public Schools announced this morning it will close its 11 schools early on Wednesday due to forecast high temperatures in the upper 90s. The National Weather Service (NWS) was calling for a high temperature of 96 degrees in Blackwood on Wednesday as of around noon today. "Since most of our …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The National Weather Service alert remains in effect through 8 p.m. tonight
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Camden County and several other New Jersey counties through 8 p.m. tonight. The alert was issued at around 1 p.m. In addition to Camden County, the following New Jersey counties are part of the watch: Bergen, Burlington, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, tornado danger signs are: If a tornado does hit our area, go directly to your home's basement. If your house does not have a basement, go to the middle of a room on the lowest level, staying as far away as possible from windows, corners, doors and outside walls.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The National Weather Service is calling for another 1 to 3 inches for Buffalo, err, Gloucester Township overnight.
The Delaware Valley once again finds itself under a Winter Weather Advisory tonight, as the National Weather Service is predicting 1 to 3 inches of snow for the township. The snow is expected to begin falling in Blackwood after 10 p.m. tonight and should continue till about 9 a.m. Friday, according to National Weather Service-Mount Holly. The Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect at 9 p.m. tonight and runs through 9 a.m. Friday. "A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilites and use caution while driving," the advisory, which was issued at about 3:30 p.m. today, reads. The overnight low will be 27 degrees, according to …
Monday, January 17, 2011
National Weather Service says temperatures above freezing point by rush hour could help.
The Delaware Valley once again finds itself under a Winter Weather Advisory. The advisory will be in effect through 9 a.m. today, but roadway conditions are expected to improve shortly after sunrise as temperatures rise, according to the National Weather Service advisory. This system is predicted to bring 1 to 3 inches of snow and less than a 1/10 of an inch of ice to the Blackwood area by rush hour this morning, according to the National Weather Service-Mount Holly station. The snow should fall by 1 a.m. Sleet and freezing rain should be coming down between 1 and 4 a.m., then rain from 4 a.m. into this afternoon. The temperature could rise to 33 degrees—one degree above freezing—by 4 a.m., though, according to NWS-Mount Holly, and up to …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
More snow is on the way today, according to the National Weather Service.
It appears we're destined to get our third significant snowfall this winter. What started out Monday morning as a Winter Storm Watch for our area Tuesday into Wednesday had been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning by Monday evening. The National Weather Service-Mount Holly station on Monday was calling for 4 to 8 inches of snow for our area from this latest winter storm. The warning is in effect from 2 p.m. today through 10 a.m. Wednesday. The forecast and warning, issued by NWS just before 4 p.m. Monday, calls for the snow to fall mainly after 4 p.m. today. "Snowfall rates will cause the visibility to drop to or below one-half mile for a period of time. Driving will become hazardous," the warning reads. "The Tuesday evening and Wednesday …
Friday, January 7, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for our area.
The township could get as much as 5 inches of snow on Saturday. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of southern New Jersey for Saturday morning through late Saturday night. By the time the system leaves the area Saturday night, the Glendora/Blackwood area should have received 3 to 5 inches of snow, according to the forecast by the NWS-Mount Holly station. While snow may begin falling lightly as early as 3 a.m. Saturday, heavier snowfall is not expected to start until sometime after 7 a.m., but will last throughout the day. Snow showers are likely for Saturday night, through 11 p.m. NWS is also warning motorists and pedestrians to be careful on roadways tonight, as "black ice" may be possible. "As …
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Township could get an inch or two of snow.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of the Delaware Valley, including Gloucester Township. Snowfall is expected to begin early Friday morning, sometime after 1 a.m. It is anticipated it will snow through about 4 p.m. Friday. The National Weather Service anticipates only about a half-inch of snow will have fallen by the morning commute. An additional inch or two could fall during the day Friday before tapering off. The overnight low is expected to be about 26 degrees, with the high Friday near 34 degrees. Winds should stay less than 10 mph during the light snowstorm. Highs throughout the weekend will be in the low to mid-30s.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
The National Weather Service was predicting 11 to 14 inches of snow in Camden County from this storm as of noon today.
The township can expect about a foot of snow from the nor'easter that is blasting the Northeast today, the National Weather Service (NWS) said at noon. Eastern Camden County can expect more snow from the coast-hugging storm than western Camden County, according to NWS-Mount Holly station meteorologist Gary Szatkowski. A winter storm warning is in effect for the Philadelphia region through 1 p.m. Monday. The storm will be most explosive between 3 p.m. and midnight, according to the National Weather Service. "The winds will be picking up as we get into the evening hours, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour," Szatkowski said. Police are urging residents to use off-street parking to allow plows to better clear streets. They also ask that people…