Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police responded to numerous accidents as snow was falling on area roads Monday night.
As moderate snow fell across the Saucon Valley Monday evening, Lower Saucon Township Police say they responded to a number of accidents that occurred amid the icy conditions. According to police department press releases, officers responded to the following crashes:
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Saucon Valley is under a freezing rain advisory through 10 a.m. Saturday.
Note: This story has been updated with new information. Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township are under a freezing rain advisory for light freezing rain until 10am Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. The winter weather advisory that was issued earlier has been replaced by the freezing rain advisory. WFMZ says the storm could affect the area, with snow, rain and ice arriving later this afternoon. We could wake up to an icy glaze tomorrow. The Weather Service says: Precipitation is expected to change to rain Saturday and rain could be heavy at times. Sunday will be sunny and warmer with a daytime high in the 40s.
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 …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain could fall in advance of the Friday morning rush hour.
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- Patch Staff
Wednesday, February 6
UPDATE: As of 3pm Wednesday, the National Weather Service had issued a Winter Storm Watch for Northampton County, effective from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. According to the watch statement, after a wintry mix develops earlier Friday there will be the potential for heavy snow and gusty winds across parts of eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Five to 10 inches of snow are possible, according to the NWS, with the highest amounts across the Poconos and northwestern New Jersey. Another winter storm is on the way, and it could make for messy travel Friday morning. Snow is expected to start falling in the Saucon Valley after 3am on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow will be followed by a mix of sleet, …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The stream in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County was a wintertime photographer's delight on a cold, sunny morning in January.
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.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
According to a Saucon Valley School District news alert, a two-hour delay due to winter weather could potentially affect the high school's final exam schedule on Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 15
The Saucon Valley School District is already preparing students and parents for the possibility of a weather-related delay Wednesday, according to an alert that was issued via email Tuesday afternoon. Specifically, the alert indicates that a two-hour delay on Wednesday could affect the final exam schedule for high school students. Snow is predicted to fall Tuesday night, with as much as 2 to 4 inches currently forecast for the Lehigh Valley. The following potential scenario was detailed in the district's alert: If there is a two-hour delay on Wednesday, Jan. 16: Period One exams are cancelled. 9:30 - 11:00: Period Two Exam 10:30 – 11:30: Lunch 11:30 – 1:00: Period 3 Exam 1:00 – 1:05: Student Break 1:05 – 2:35: Period 4 Exam Families …
Although temperatures were mild on Monday, winter weather could return to our area late Tuesday and early Wednesday.
Update: As of early Tuesday morning a Winter Weather Advisory had been issued by the National Weather Service for Northampton and Lehigh counties. According to the advisory, there is the potential for 2 to 4 inches of snow to fall overnight, with snow changing to sleet and freezing rain Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service says the Saucon Valley could receive a dose of wintry weather Tuesday night into Wednesday. The forecast calls for rain and snow--becoming all snow after 4am--with up to an inch of snow possible. The chance of precipitation as of late Monday was forecast as near 100 percent. The snow could continue into Wednesday morning, making the trip to work or school messy. The Eastern Pennsylvania Weather Authority (EPWA…
Monday, January 14, 2013
Chairs and other objects seem to appear in shoveled-out, on-street parking spaces after each snowstorm. It may not be legal, but do you think it's OK to save a parking space if you've done all the work to dig it out?