Friday, February 8, 2013
The Saucon Valley is cleaning up from a winter storm.
UPDATE (10am, Sat.): The snow emergency in Hellertown has been lifted. Property owners are being reminded to remove snow and ice from their sidewalks, as per the Borough Code. UPDATE (5:40pm): The National Weather Service has maintained its Winter Storm Warning for the Lehigh Valley, in spite of the fact that little snow fell during the day Friday. Overnight snow accumulations of 3 to 10 inches are possible throughout northeastern Pennsylvania and northwestern New Jersey, according to the latest updated NWS forecast and the current storm warning. UPDATE (11:45am): Due to the weather, the Red Out Saucon Valley High School Boys Basketball game/fundraiser for the American Heart Association has been rescheduled from Friday night to Monday, Feb…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A winter storm will make Friday messy in eastern Pennsylvania, but the worst of it is forecast to hit New England.
The National Weather Service says a winter storm will bring snow, sleet and rain to the Hellertown area Friday into early Saturday morning, and a Winter Storm Watch for 4 to 10 inches of snow remains in effect. The worst impact from the storm will be felt in New England, where a nor'easter-type storm could bring blizzard conditions and feet of snow to some areas. In the Lehigh Valley, the NWS is predicting snowfall that will be measured in inches. WFMZ is predicting 3 to 6 inches of snow for the Lehigh Valley. Snow should develop Friday morning, then mix with or change to sleet and rain, before changing back to all snow. The snow could be heavy at times later Friday afternoon and Friday night, the Weather Service says. The storm is …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Hellertown and Lower Saucon could receive 2 to 3 inches of snow later today, according to the National Weather Service.
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Friday, January 25
A quick-moving storm is expected to bring snow to the Saucon Valley Friday afternoon and night, according to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service. Snow could start falling late Friday afternoon and continue throughout the evening, creating hazardous travel conditions. Two to three inches of the white stuff are possible, according to the NWS. The Eastern Pennsylvania Weather Authority has predicted 1 to 3 inches of snow for the Lehigh Valley area, with higher amounts falling further south. Two to four inches of snow are forecast by the EPWA for the Philadelphia area and southern New Jersey. Temperatures will remain below freezing over the weekend, according to the forecasts.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Snow, sleet and freezing rain are possible throughout the day, according to the latest forecasts.
If you're planning to travel on Saturday you may want to monitor local weather forecasts, as several are now predicting that a winter storm could affect the region. If the storm develops, it would be the first significant winter precipitation event of the unseasonably mild 2011-2012 season, not including the October snowstorm. As of Wednesday evening, the National Weather Service had issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for east central and northeastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey. According to that outlook, "a wintry mix of precipitation is possible from late Friday night into Saturday." Lehigh Valley Weather Patrol with Bobby and Suzy--a popular local forecasting site on Facebook--is also highlighting the possibility of frozen …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for our area. Here are some precautions you can take while it is in effect.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch from noon Thursday through 8pm Saturday. While actual highs will be in the mid to upper 90s, the heat index--which factors in the effect of humidity--could reach 105 on Thursday and 110 on Friday, according to the weather service. Met Ed, which provides electricity to some eastern Northampton County residents, has asked its customers to voluntarily conserve electricity between 2pm and 6pm Thursday. Some of the steps Met Ed is asking its customers to take include: Northampton County's Area Agency on Aging is lending electric fans during the heat wave to help senior citizens in their homes. The agency is located in the Governor Wolf Building at 45 N. Second St. in Easton. …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Lehigh and Northampton counties are included in the watch area.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Lehigh and Northampton counties until 8pm this evening. A special weather statement from the weather service at 1pm said thunderstorms are already forming in central and northwestern portions of the state, and that they are expected to increase in intensity while moving east. The statement said some of these storms could produce strong, gusty winds, hail and possibly a tornado while moving eastward. Several tornadoes have recently touched down in parts of eastern Pennsylvania, including one in northeast Philadelphia May 18 and another one in Franklin Township, Carbon County, on May 23. Patch will monitor all the developments and report updates as warranted. For the full Hellertown…
Monday, May 16, 2011
Two to four inches of rain are possible tonight through late Wednesday night.
Monday, May 16, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Northampton County in effect from Tuesday morning through late Wednesday night. Our area could be drenched with two to four inches of rain as two storm systems consolidate and move into eastern Pennsylvania. The slow-moving system is expected to drop heavy rain from tonight through Wednesday night. For the full local forecast, visit the National Weather service website.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011
Heavy thunderstorms combined with already saturated ground create a potential risk.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for most of our area today, with a forecast of heavy rain and thunderstorms for much of the day. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a “strong cold front” moving into the area Thursday have the potential to produce an inch or more of rain, according to the weather service watch. “The ground is saturated and any heavy downpours in a short period of time could lead to areas of flash flooding,” according to the watch, which will remain in effect into the evening. The weather service also says the flash flooding may apply to rivers and creeks as well as roads and poor drainage areas. The forecast also calls for winds between 15 and 20 mph with 30mph gusts. The forecast high …
Friday, April 1, 2011
In spite of earlier dire predictions, the snowstorm appears to be a bust.
With temperatures above freezing, the moderate to heavy snow predicted by the National Weather Service over the past couple days is in hindsight looking like little more than an April Fool's Day joke. According to a special weather statement issued by the service at 7:44am, "accumulations upwards of an inch can be expected on the grassy surfaces" while a "slushy mess" is still possible on roads. The statement urged motorists to exercise caution and allow extra breaking distance if traveling this morning. Highs today are expected to reach the mid 40s, according to the latest forecast, with mixed rain and snow becoming all rain after 11am.