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Mt. Holly out with Winter Storm Warnings:

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
318 PM EST MON JAN 31 2011

...WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED FROM TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...

LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE FROM THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY ON
TUESDAY TO THE UPPER OHIO RIVER VALLEY EARLY ON WEDNESDAY. THE
LOW IS THEN EXPECTED TO JUMP TO THE WATERS OFF NEW JERSEY ON
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE RACING TO THE NORTHEAST. THE WEATHER
SYSTEM WILL BRING A PROLONGED PERIOD OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION TO
PARTS OF OUR REGION FROM TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY.

NJZ009-010-012-015-PAZ060-067>069-011000-
/O.UPG.KPHI.WS.A.0004.110201T0800Z-110202T2200Z/
/O.NEW.KPHI.WS.W.0005.110201T0400Z-110202T2100Z/
HUNTERDON-SOMERSET-MIDDLESEX-MERCER-BERKS-CHESTER-MONTGOMERY-
BUCKS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLEMINGTON...SOMERVILLE...
NEW BRUNSWICK...TRENTON...READING...WEST CHESTER...NORRISTOWN...
DOYLESTOWN
318 PM EST MON JAN 31 2011

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM
EST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION, ESPECIALLY ICE...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM EST WEDNESDAY.
THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* PRECIPITATION TYPES: SNOW TONIGHT WILL MIX WITH SOME SLEET AND
OR FREEZING RAIN ON TUESDAY DAY. A WINTRY MIX OF SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT AND THEN TRANSITION TO
ALL FREEZING RAIN WEDNESDAY MORNING AND POSSIBLY PLAIN RAIN
DURING THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY BEFORE ENDING.

* ACCUMULATIONS: CONFIDENCE IS LOW AS TO ACCUMULATION AS THEY ARE
PRECIPITATION TYPE DEPENDENT. BEST ESTIMATE IS FOR 2 TO 4 INCHES
OF SNOW AND SLEET. OF GREATER IMPORTANCE ONE THIRD TO TWO THIRDS
OF AN INCH OF ICE IS LIKELY TO ACCUMULATE ON TREES AND WIRES AS
WELL AS UNTREATED ROADWAYS.

* TIMING: THE PRECIPITATION SHOULD OVERSPREAD THE REGION CLOSE TO
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. THERE WILL BE A LULL IN THE PRECIPITATION
INTENSITY DURING TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEFORE HEAVIER
PRECIPITATION MOVES BACK IN OVERNIGHT TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
MORNING. PRECIPITATION SHOULD TAPER OFF WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS: TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT IN THE REGION FROM LATE
TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON DUE TO SNOW AND THEN ICE.
ICE WILL ACCUMULATE ON TREE LIMBS AND UTILITY WIRES FROM TUESDAY
NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. THE
TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE WILL BE IMPACTED BY SNOW. THE TUESDAY
EVENING COMMUTE SHOULD BE EASIER BECAUSE OF THE EXPECTED LULL IN
THE PRECIPITATION INTENSITY. THE WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTE WILL
BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT DUE TO THE ICE. THIS EVENT SHOULD BE
OVER BY THE TIME OF THE WEDNESDAY EVENING COMMUTE.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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