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Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 3:36 PM EDT Mar. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 8 am to 6 PM EDT
... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Tuesday evening through
Wednesday evening...

* what... mixed precipitation expected on Tuesday which should be
mostly sleet and freezing rain. Total wet snow and sleet
accumulations of up to 2 inches on Tuesday with up to 1 tenth
inch of glaze possible. For Wednesday... total snow
accumulations of 6 to 9 inches, with localized amounts up to 11

* Where... portions of southern New Jersey, southeast
Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland and northern Delaware.

* When... for the Winter Weather Advisory, from 8 am to 6 PM EDT
Tuesday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Tuesday evening
through Wednesday evening.

* Additional details... plan on slippery Road conditions, including
during the evening commute on Tuesday. Be prepared for reduced
visibilities at times. Plan on very difficult travel conditions
Wednesday afternoon, including during the evening commute on
Wednesday when snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour are
expected. Significant reductions in visibility are possible.
Widespread power outages are possible, especially Wednesday.
Northeast to north wind will gust 25 to 35 mph at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving. The latest Road conditions for the state you are calling
from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

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