Weather

Forecasters Up Snow Predictions In Advance Of Major Storm


A snowy scene last year in Upper Makefield.
Credit: Upper Makefield Police

Based on forecasts, the Newtown area is in for quite a storm.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service’s Mt. Holly, New Jersey, office put out a Monday morning prediction calling for 14 to 16 inches of snow between Monday night and Tuesday night. The latest forecast is an increase from earlier weekend snow total predictions.

Wind and spotty minor tidal flooding is expected to come along with the coastal storm, forecasters said.

In advance of the storm, a Winter Storm Warning was issued for Bucks County and the surrounding area.

“This is the time between now and when the storm arrives for residents to ensure they have emergency supplies and stocking up on anything that they may need over a period of adverse weather,” said Richard D. Flinn Jr., director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said he is ready to issue a State of Emergency declaration if needed.

“We are preparing for the most significant part of the storm to hit the Eastern half of the state from Monday night into Tuesday’s commute. I ask residents and commercial drivers across the commonwealth to prepare to avoid unnecessary travel on roadways during this time – as to let road crews and emergency responders do their jobs and minimize dangerous travel,” Wolf said.

The storm is predicted to be the most significant one of the season and comes after a relatively warm winter.


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Tom Sofield

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation’s Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama’s visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he’s not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there’s one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001