Winter Storm Emergency – 01/21/16

Warminster Township has declared a Winter Snow Emergency, effective January 22, 2016, at 6:00 PM.
• Warminster Township will be enforcing Ordinances 625 & 702.
• The Township has deployed all available snow removal vehicles, equipment, and personnel. We are asking township residents to remove all vehicles parked on public roadways and to avoid any unnecessary travel.
• To ensure that streets can be adequately plowed and remain open, do not shovel, push, plow, or otherwise cause snow to be placed onto the public roadway.
• Snow and ice should be removed from your sidewalks within 24 hours after snow has ceased falling
• Please clear any fire hydrant on your property within 24 hours after snowfall has ceased
• Remove any basketball nets or other objects that protrude into the roadway.

Please continue monitoring local news stations for current weather reports.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WATCH
• Effective: Friday evening through Sunday morning
• Location: Southeastern PA
• Hazard Types: Potential for BLIZZARD conditions with heavy snow, strong winds, and blowing snow
• Snow Accumulations: 12 – 18 inches
• Timing: Snow is expected to overspread the area from South to North Friday evening, primarily after the evening commute. Snow will continue to be heavy at times into Sunday morning. The strongest winds and greatest potential for BLIZZARD conditions will be on SATURDAY.
• Winds: Northeast 20 to 30 MPH with frequent gusts up to 40 MPH
• Visibility: ¼ mile or less at times
• Temperatures: in the upper 20’s to lower 30’s
• Impact: Could produce whiteout conditions and extremely dangerous travel conditions. Power outages may occur; snow will be wet and heavy.

Winter Storm Alert – 01/20/16

There is a Winter Storm Alert affecting Warminster Township, effective January 20, 2016, at 4:00 PM.

If the township declares a Winter Storm Emergency, all vehicles, trailers, and portable basketball courts must be removed from the street. We are giving this alert now so you can take this opportunity to remove all from the street now under better conditions. Please continue monitoring local news stations for current weather reports.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING INTO SUNDAYMORNING.

* LOCATIONS…SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA…SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY…DELAWARE…AND MARYLAND`S UPPER EASTERN SHORE.

* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 12 TO 16 INCHES IN THE VICINITY OF THE I-95 CORRIDOR…8 TO 12 INCHES OVER THE NORTHERN SUBURBS OF PHILADELPHIA…CENTRAL NEW JERSEY…AND CENTRAL DELMARVA. LESSER AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE DELMARVA WHERE A CHANGEOVER TO RAIN IS EXPECTED DURING THE EVENT.

* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN FRIDAY EVENING…PRIMARILY AFTER THE EVENING COMMUTE…THEN CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH INLAND WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. NORTHEAST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH CLOSER TO THE COAST.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE LOW 30S.

* IMPACTS…SNOW MAY BE DRY AND PUFFY AT THE START, BUT WILL BECOME WETTER AND HEAVIER AS THE EVENT UNFOLDS. SHOVELING MAY BE PROBLEMATIC FOR THOSE WITH PHYSICAL AILMENTS. SNOW MAY CLING TO WIRES AND TREES WHICH MAY CAUSE POWER OUTAGES. ROADS WILL BECOME IMPASSABLE DUE TO INCREASING ACCUMULATION DURING THE EVENT.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

Weather Alert – 01/19/16

There is a Special Weather Alert affecting Warminster Township, effective January 19, 2016, at 3:00 PM.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
1229 PM EST TUE JAN 19 2016

A WINTER STORM LATE FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT WILL PRODUCE SNOW,
POTENTIALLY HEAVY AMOUNTS AS YOUR MOVE CLOSER TO TRENTON AND PHILADELPHIA.
GUSTY WINDS TO 35 MPH WILL CAUSE SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING, ESPECIALLY
RIDGES.

If an emergency is declared, Warminster Township will be enforcing Ordinances’ 625 & 702. Please be proactive and:
• Remove all vehicles from the street
• Do not shovel, push, plow, or otherwise cause snow to be placed onto the public roadway
• Remove all snow and ice from your sidewalks within 24 hours after snow has ceased
• Clear any fire hydrant on your property within 24 hours after snow has ceased.
• Remove any basketball courts or other objects that protrude into the roadway.

Please continue monitoring local news stations for current weather reports.

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