Thursday, April 4, 2013
Windy, dry conditions mean there's an increased risk of wildfires Thursday afternoon and evening.
The Lehigh Valley is at enhanced risk of wildfires through Thursday evening because of windy, dry conditions, according to the National Weather Service. Winds will not be as high as they've been the past few days but low humidity and dry fuel for fires still pose a hazard. Tonight, the Weather Service says there is a slight chance of rain or sleet after 3 a.m. The forecast for Friday is cloudy with a chance of rain and a high in the los 50s.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
One to three inches of snow is expected Monday, the National Weather Service says.
Don't put away those snow shovels yet. A spring snowstorm could be on the way Sunday night and Monday. The National Weather Service said an early spring winter storm is expected to arrive Sunday night, bringing 1 to 3 inches of snow Monday. Check back with Patch for updates.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The first day of spring is almost here but winter won't give up as another storm heads our way Monday into Tuesday.
The winter of 2012-13 just won't quit and looks poised to bring us more snow, freezing rain and rain on Monday and Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from 2 p.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday for one to two inches of snow plus a possible small accumulation of ice. The NWS forecast calls for: A winter weather advisory means snow, sleet and freezing rain may make travel slippery.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A winter storm could bring between 2 and 4 inches of snow to the Nazareth Area on Wednesday.
First, the impending storm was called a potential "atmospheric bomb" that could dump feet of snow on eastern Pennsylvania. Then forecasters said the storm would hit significantly south of the Lehigh Valley. Now, the storm track appears clearer and the National Weather Service posted a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the Nazareth area. Members of the Eastern PA Weather Authority are "baffled" by the National Weather Service not issuing a Winter Weather Advisory for Northampton County, according to the weather authority's Facebook page. The storm's highlights include: WFMZ is forecasting one to three inches of snow for the Lehigh Valley.
Friday, March 1, 2013
An Accuweather forecaster says we could get buried or dodge a bullet depending on how a winter storm develops next week.
The mid-Atlantic region including the Lehigh Valley is prime territory for a winter storm that could turn into a blizzard —or blow out to sea, according to Accuweather. This potential "atmospheric bomb" is just something to keep an eye on so far. Forecasters say they'll get a better handle on the potential for a major winter storm as the track develops over the weekend. The storm is brewing now in the Pacific and will travel cross country in coming days. Accuweather Senior Meteorlogist Alex Sosnowski writes, Once the storm reaches the Atlantic coast Wednesday into Thursday (March 6-7), conditions at most levels in the nearby atmosphere and well away from the storm throughout North America will favor explosive development. At this point, …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Nazareth area is under a freezing rain advisory from 10 p.m. Friday through 10 a.m. Saturday.
The Lehigh Valley is under a freezing rain advisory for light freezing rain from 10 p.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. WFMZ says temperatures are expected to be near or just below freezing, so ice could easily develop, especially on untreated surfaces. The Weather Service says:
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Nazareth area was prepared for a major winter storm, but the National Weather Service downgraded accumulations late Friday afternoon.
A major winter storm that was expected to rip the Northeast and New England Friday night into Saturday won't pack such a wallop in the Nazareth area. How much snow did you get? Tell us in the comments section below. The National Weather Service scaled down snow accumulations to 3-5 inches after initial reports suggested 6-10 inches of snow. The worst of the storm was expected to hit Friday night with heavy blowing snow expected. As of late Friday afternoon, the Nazareth area had just experienced some flurries. Emergencies
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A winter storm will make for a messy Friday in eastern Pennsylvania, but the worst of it is forecast to hit New England.
Thursday, February 7
The National Weather Service says a winter storm will bring snow, sleet and rain to the Nazareth area Friday into early Saturday morning. Northampton County will be under a Winter Storm Warning for 10 to 16 inches of snow from 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday. In the Lehigh Valley, the NWS is predicting a heavier hit for areas -- including the Nazareth area -- north of I-78. READ: Prepare Now for Winter Storm Nemo, Vigilance Hose says The NWS adds: "The heaviest snow is expected late in the day and Friday night with 1-2 inches of snow per hour. Northerly winds will gust to 30mph, causing blowing and drifting. There is a small chance of a thunderstorm with the snow." WFMZ continues to predict 3 to 6 inches of snow for the Lehigh Valley, …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The work and school week will end with a wintry mix, according to weather forecasters.
Wednesday, February 6
Another winter storm is on the way and it could make for very messy travel on Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Northampton County will be under a winter storm watch from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Snow accumulation totals could measure 5 to 10 inches, according to the NWS. The Poconos and northwestern New Jersey are expected to receive the most snow. Snow is expected to start falling Friday morning in the Nazareth area, the NWS says. The early snow will be followed by a mix of sleet and rain. The precipitation is expected to switch back to snow later in the afternoon …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
We can expect an unusually warm day for January with a high near 60 and heavy rain on Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 30
Mother Nature is full of surprises and one of them will be a winter high temperature near 60 degrees today, Jan. 30. Afternoon and evening rain Wednesday could be heavy, producing one to two-and-a-half inches of rain and a thunderstorm in a six-hour period, according to a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service. A flash flood watch will go into effect at 4 p.m. Wednesday and expire at 7 a.m. Thursday. According to the NWS, "Prolonged and heavy downpours [will] cause flash flooding in some locations. Road flooding is likely. Since the ground is frozen just below the surface and plants are taking in very little water, heavy rainfall will not be absorbed." The WFMZ forecast also calls for a warm day and some heavy rain.