Big deal, it’s March. It might as well be January or February as the weather is stuck firmly in winter mode.
So apparently the weather has a calendar, and when it sees that it is the weekend, it brings on some kind of messy weather event. This weekend is no different.
An extensive freezing rain threat has developed across the entire region this Sunday morning, as rain pushes in from the south and encounters arctic cold that failed to be displaced ahead of the system. As the rain falls, it freezes on contact and roads have been treacherous all morning across the region.
The rain will freeze on contact through the morning hours, especially in areas to the north and west of Philadelphia. You’ll want to be especially careful on bridges, overpasses, sidewalks and any other untreated surfaces.
With the latest winter storm expected to arrive in New Jersey Sunday night, Governor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency.
A cold front will cross our area Wednesday, bringing rain showers during the late morning through midday hours. There is the chance that if the rain moves in early enough, it could freeze on some surfaces where temperatures are below freezing.
Freezing rain and sleet falling in the region has led to dangerous road conditions and dozens of accidents.
A blanket of ice covered the region early Sunday morning, causing all sorts of problems for commuters.
Bitter cold, snow and ice mean an increase in car crashes, falls, back injuries and occasionally heart attack from shoveling.
In Monday morning’s early hours, Montgomery County PennDOT crews filled trucks with sand and were ready to hit the roadways.
Football games go on in just about all weather conditions, and Philadelphia fans certainly know how to weather a bad storm.
After a day of freezing rain, every leaf, blade of grass and individual evergreen needle was coated in ice, making my garden picture perfect.