Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Packing a serious punch to surrounding states, a storm is making landfall in South Jersey.
A storm packing strong winds and heavy rainfall is barreling into South Jersey, with the heaviest weather still to come. With significant snowfall already in parts of Maryland and Pennsylvania, Lee Robertson, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, says South Jersey can expect to see snowfall begin this afternoon, around rush hour. Robertson explains that the majority of snowfall will occur during the evening, and into the overnight hours. “It’s a very slow moving storm at this point,” says Robertson. While this storm has already hit hard in places, such as our nation’s capital, shutting down schools and federal offices with an expected 10 inches of snow as reported by CNN, most of South Jersey can expect much …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A system approaching Camden County as rain could bring 1 to 3 inches of snow Wednesday night.
Camden County issued the following press release regarding an approaching winter storm: As a storm with the potential to drop up to three inches of snow overnight approaches, the Camden County Department of Public Works (DPW) is readying more than 60 pieces of equipment to keep county roadways passable and motorists moving on 400 miles of county roadways. “We are urging anyone that needs to be on the road overnight to use extra caution and allow themselves extra time to reach their destinations,” said Freeholder Ian K. Leonard, liaison to the Camden County DPW. “Even though DPW employees will be dispatched to 12 winter maintenance districts as needed, as a precaution motorists should be prepared to encounter icy or slick road conditions.” …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The National Weather Service says we can still expect up to 4 inches in South Jersey.
Get ready for some "fluffy" snow, Gloucester Township. While the forecast has changed a bit since the early part of the week, it does still look South Jersey will get some snow beginning Friday afternoon. As of Wednesday at 5 p.m., the National Weather Service (NWS) in Mount Holly was calling for the storm to drop between 1 and 4 inches of snow in Camden County. "It looks to us like it's going to snow," NWS meteorologist Walter Drag said. "We just don't know how much yet. It looks to us like somewhere in the 1- to 4-inch range." The snow, which Drag described as "fluffy," is expected to start Friday afternoon and last through Friday night. Temperatures are not expected to top the freezing point in Blackwood again until Sunday, when the …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Delaware Valley's second dose of winter weather for the 2012-13 season isn't expected to be all that big a deal.
Winter weather is heading our way, but the National Weather Service forecast has the Blackwood area getting less than an inch of snow from the approaching system. The snow is expected to begin falling, with rain mixed in, late tonight. It will shift to all rain in the morning in our area, but not until around 9 a.m., perhaps making for a messy morning commute. The temperature is expected to be around 32 degrees in the morning, according to National Weather Service. Gloucester Township Police Department will be ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store for our area with this storm and others to follow. The department announced on Monday that 13 2013 Ford Police Interceptor utility all-wheel-drive (AWD) vehicles have been delivered. …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Gloucester Township is in for a windy, possibly snowy couple of days, but won't get hit hard by the nor'easter headed toward coastal New Jersey.
As if New Jersey needed another weather event so close to Hurricane Sandy, a nor’easter is barreling toward the Garden State. Gloucester Township, however, should escape any major effects from the storm, according to the latest data from the National Weather Service. But get ready for a possible wintry mix. The National Weather service issued an advisory for our area from 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, to 6 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Rain, sleet and snow are predicted to start falling Wednesday afternoon, with it turning to all snow by 1 a.m. Thursday. Add in sustained winds of 18 to 23 mph and gusty winds of nearly 50 mph, and Wednesday could turn into a slippery mess. The high temperature on Wednesday is expected to hit 40 degrees, with 1-2 …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
It's not exactly a winter wonderland out there, but Camden County is on alert from the snow that started mid-afternoon.
Camden County's public affairs office sent out the following press release: The National Weather Service and Mount Holly has issued a Winter Weather Advisory. Periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain could cause travel difficulties this evening and overnight. All 12 Camden County winter maintenance districts will be fully manned tonight. Crews will concentrate on treating roads with brine, to combat the likely threat of black ice. “Motorist should be prepared for slippery roads and possible limited visibilities,” said Freeholder Ian K. Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “Even though county crews will be brining roads in advance of the storm, and working to keep roads passable throughout the night, we still …
Friday, January 20, 2012
The Delaware Valley will get its first blast of winter weather (not including the sleet storm of late October) tonight into Saturday afternoon.
Could Gloucester Township get its first real dose of snow this weekend? (Forget the dusting that came and went at the end of October.) Well, sort of. Meteorologist Kristin Kline, with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, said the Delaware Valley will be under a winter weather advisory beginning at 1 a.m. Saturday. Snow is expected to start falling overnight Friday into Saturday, with total accumulations between 1 to 3 inches. The temperature will climb slightly during the day Saturday, changing the snow over to sleet and freezing rain. "Depending on how high temperatures get, it may switch over to rain completely," Kline said. All precipitation is expected to end before Saturday night, she said, with temperatures dropping to the …
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The overnight snowfall will force the township's K-8 schools and Highland, Timber Creek, and Triton high schools to open two hours late today.
Overnight snowfall will give children across Gloucester Township a few more hours of sleep today following the long Presidents Day weekend. The Black Horse Pike Regional School District will open two hours late today due to overnight snow. The district announced the delayed opening shortly before 5 a.m. Gloucester Township Public Schools announced its own two-hour delayed opening sometime before 6 a.m. Roughly a half-foot of snow fell in the township overnight. The snow began to fall around 9 p.m.
Monday, February 21, 2011
The National Weather Service predicts 2 to 4 inches for the township
Forget those warm, spring-like days last week and pull out the boots and gloves—Gloucester Township is under a winter weather warning. The National Weather Service was predicting a 100-percent chance of snow and sleet overnight, and the snowfall had indeed begun before 9 p.m. The township could be in for 2 to 4 inches before the fast-moving storm moves out mid-morning on Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to drop to 22 degrees tonight and hit 32 degrees on Tuesday. After a cold night on Tuesday, a warming trend should start, with temperatures in the 40s and 50s through Friday.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Makeup dates have been announced for some high school sporting events postponed due to snow Wednesday and Thursday.
Well, today is not going to be another snow day for the township's kids, but they'll at least get to sleep in a few extra hours. The Black Horse Pike Regional School District (BHPRSD) and Gloucester Township Public Schools both announced shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday that they will open two hours late today due to anticipated hazardous road conditions. The delayed openings will impact BHPRSD's three high schools—Highland, Timber Creek and Triton—and Gloucester Township Public Schools' 11 schools. The latest winter storm—the fourth significant one to hit the Delaware Valley this year—dumped about a foot of snow on the township Wednesday night into Thursday morning. With schools closed on Thursday, sporting event were canceled. Highland's …