Weather

Another Nor’easter Could Bring Up To A Foot Of Snow


Plows clear a highway.
Credit: PennDOT

Spring is expected to start with snow.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service said a nasty winter storm is set to settle over the area Tuesday (the first day of spring) through Wednesday. Heavy snow and strong winds are expected to fall across Lower Bucks County and the surrounding region.

The area is expected to see 8 to 12 inches of snow between Tuesday evening and Wednesday evening. The storm could start as a wintry mix Tuesday evening and transition of all snow late Tuesday night to Wednesday morning. Snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour could happen Wednesday as the winds blow at to 15 to 25 mph with gusts as high 40 mph.

“The snow will be wet and heavy, difficult to shovel, and it will collect on trees and wires,” forecasters said.

Due to the fact the storm is a nor’easter, a threat of some minor flooding extends as far north as the Delaware River in Falls Township, forecasters noted.

A Winter Storm Warning was issued for Lower Bucks County in advance of the storm.

In the past three weeks, three nor’easters have struck Lower Bucks County, knocking out power for thousands and dumping more than a foot of snow.

Tuesday would not be the first time it snowed on the first day of spring. In 2015, the region saw several inches of snow on the first day of spring.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

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