The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Warning for Cape May County on Saturday from 8:00am until 10:00pm.  A new snowstorm is expected to bring three to five inches of snowfall to the county during the day, and into the evening hours.  Snow is expected to begin during the mid morning hours and continue through the day.  Winds will be out of the northwest this afternoon at 10-15mph, but this evening wind gusts will reach 45mph.  This is expected to be a light, powdery type of snow, but much less accumulation than we received during Christmas weekend.  Snow showers are expected to taper off this evening, with sunshine returning to the forecast on Sunday.

We are keeping our eyes on another, bigger snowfall even that is expected on Tuesday of next week.  The National Weather Service has already raised the percentage chance that we will experience another snowfall on Tuesday; that storm has the potential to bring much more snow to our region.

Here is the text of the Winter Storm Warning for Saturday from the National Weather Service:

Statement as of 3:22 AM EST on January 08, 2011

… Winter Storm Warning in effect from 8 am this morning to 10 PM EST this evening…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Winter

Storm Warning for snow… which is in effect from 8 am this

morning to 10 PM EST this evening. The Winter Storm Watch is no

longer in effect.

* Precipitation type: snow.

* Accumulations: 3 to 5 inches.

* Timing: light snow may begin before 8 am across far southern

areas… and move northeast during the morning. Look for the snow

to become steadier and heavier during the late morning into the

afternoon. The snow will taper off to flurries in the evening.

* Impacts: snow would stick to roadways… especially but not

exclusively untreated ones. Snowfall rates would cause the

visibility to drop to or below one-half mile for a period of

time. Driving would become hazardous.

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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