NWS Issues Code Red Winter Storm Warning for Mount Pocono & Environs
At 3:30 this afternoon (Mon Dec 16), the national Weather Service upgraded the weather advisory for Mount Pocono and the surrounding area to a Code Red Winter Storm Warning. The NWS says the warning will remain in effect until 6 pm tomorrow, with a quarter inch of ice now expected to form on trees and roadways, and up to 4 inches of snow expected within the warning period. Heavy ice formation will make travel extremely hazardous and ice-laden trees and limbs can lead to local power outages and property damage. Use caution during the warning period. The NWS weather warning is as follows:
Sussex-Carbon-Monroe- Including the cities of Newton, Jim Thorpe, and Stroudsburg 330 PM EST Mon Dec 16 2019 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST TUESDAY... * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation. Snowfall tonight will become freezing rain towards daybreak Tuesday and freezing rain continues through Tuesday. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of up to one quarter of an inch. * WHERE...In New Jersey, Sussex county. In Pennsylvania, Carbon and Monroe counties. * WHEN...Until 6 PM EST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will impact the evening commute tonight and Tuesday night, as well as the Tuesday morning commute. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow this evening will mix with sleet and freezing rain late, then will change to predominantly freezing rain early Tuesday morning. Freezing rain continues through the day Tuesday and may briefly change to snow before ending Tuesday evening.
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