The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for tomorrow (Wednesday, 6 March) for much of southern Pennsylvania. Lancaster County expects to see snow sometime before daybreak Wednesday and expects an accumulation of four to eight inches. The storm – dubbed Winter Storm Saturn – made its way across parts of the Northern Plains, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic today as the East prepares for its impact.
The Weather Channel has reported that Washington DC has already cancelled over 700 flights scheduled for tomorrow. Chicago set a snow record today as the city received six inches today and parts of Iowa received 10 inches, according to the Weather Channel. New Jersey residents still recovering from Hurricane Sandy are now preparing for another disaster.
The NWS is warning people on the East Coast – including Lancaster County – to prepare for power outages, caused by heavy wet snow and high winds. The local TV station – WGAL – is already reporting closes for Wednesday.
Residents should always have enough provisions in their homes to last at least 72 hours because help from emergency responders may not be immediately available when severe weather strikes.
Supplies to have at the ready include:
• Flashlights and extra batteries;
• Portable, battery-operated radio and extra batteries;
• First aid kit and manual;
• Emergency food and water;
• Non-electric can opener;
• Essential medicines/prescriptions;
• Cash, credit cards and important legal documents; and
• Sturdy shoes.
The NWS has requested people submit snow accumulations to CTP.STORMREPORTS@NOAA.GOV.
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