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Township of Moorestown Police Department
Saturday December 19th, 2009 :: 11:18 a.m. EST

Advisory

Severe Winter Storm through Sunday AM. Residents are urged to stay off the roads unless it's an emergency.

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. Please review the Warning and Special Weather Statment with storm safety tips following:

Forecast from the National Weather Service


Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
603 AM EST SAT DEC 19 2009

...A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE REGION THROUGH TONIGHT
WITH HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS...

.A STORM OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST EARLY THIS MORNING WILL
CONTINUE TO INTENSIFY AS IT HEADS NORTHEAST PASSING TO THE EAST OF
THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT.

DEZ001>004-MDZ008-012-015-019-020-NJZ009-010-012>027-PAZ067>071-
191900-
/O.CON.KPHI.WS.W.0006.000000T0000Z-091220T1100Z/
NEW CASTLE-KENT-INLAND SUSSEX-DELAWARE BEACHES-CECIL-KENT MD-
QUEEN ANNES-TALBOT-CAROLINE-HUNTERDON-SOMERSET-MIDDLESEX-
WESTERN MONMOUTH-EASTERN MONMOUTH-MERCER-SALEM-GLOUCESTER-CAMDEN-
NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON-OCEAN-CUMBERLAND-ATLANTIC-CAPE MAY-
ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-COASTAL ATLANTIC-COASTAL OCEAN-
SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON-CHESTER-MONTGOMERY-BUCKS-DELAWARE-
PHILADELPHIA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILMINGTON...DOVER...GEORGETOWN...
REHOBOTH BEACH...ELKTON...CHESTERTOWN...CENTREVILLE...EASTON...
DENTON...FLEMINGTON...SOMERVILLE...NEW BRUNSWICK...FREEHOLD...
SANDY HOOK...TRENTON...PENNSVILLE...GLASSBORO...CAMDEN...
CHERRY HILL...MOORESTOWN...MOUNT HOLLY...JACKSON...MILLVILLE...
HAMMONTON...CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE...OCEAN CITY...ATLANTIC CITY...
LONG BEACH ISLAND...WHARTON STATE FOREST...WEST CHESTER...
NORRISTOWN...DOYLESTOWN...MEDIA...PHILADELPHIA
603 AM EST SAT DEC 19 2009

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SUNDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SUNDAY.

SNOW WILL FALL HEAVY AT TIMES TODAY WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 3
INCHES AN HOUR POSSIBLE. STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO BE
12 TO 20 INCHES. THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED IN PARTS OF
SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY... INLAND DELAWARE AND NORTHEAST MARYLAND.

HOWEVER... ALONG THE COAST OF DELAWARE... RAIN IS FORECAST THIS
MORNING. THE RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW
ACCUMULATION ON THE DELAWARE COAST IS FORECAST TO BE 4 TO
6 INCHES.

THE SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...COMBINED WITH NORTHEAST TO NORTH
WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS 30 TO 40 MPH WILL PRODUCE AREAS
OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS COULD
OCCUR.

WINDS ALONG THE COAST COULD GUST UP TO 50 MPH DURING THE HEIGHT
OF THE STORM AND A WIND ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED. THE ACCUMULATING
SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND COLD TEMPERATURES WILL CAUSE DANGEROUS
TRAVEL CONDITIONS THROUGH TONIGHT WITH GREATLY REDUCED
VISIBILITIES AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

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

$$



Special Weather Statement
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
427 AM EST SAT DEC 19 2009

DEZ001-MDZ008-NJZ015>019-PAZ067>071-191600-
NEW CASTLE-CECIL-MERCER-SALEM-GLOUCESTER-CAMDEN-
NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON-CHESTER-MONTGOMERY-BUCKS-DELAWARE-
PHILADELPHIA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILMINGTON...ELKTON...TRENTON...
PENNSVILLE...GLASSBORO...CAMDEN...CHERRY HILL...MOORESTOWN...
MOUNT HOLLY...WEST CHESTER...NORRISTOWN...DOYLESTOWN...MEDIA...
PHILADELPHIA
427 AM EST SAT DEC 19 2009

...NEAR RECORD BREAKING DECEMBER SNOWFALL FOR THE PHILADELPHIA
REGION WILL BRING HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER TO THE REGION INTO
TONIGHT...

TOTAL STORM SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 12 TO 20 INCHES ARE FORECAST TO
OCCUR IN THE PHILADELPHIA METROPOLITAN AREAS BY DAWN SUNDAY.

THIS MAJOR STORM COULD APPROACH THE 2 DAY DECEMBER RECORD OF 21.0
INCHES SET ON DECEMBER 26 TO 27, 1909. THE NEXT HIGHEST WAS
DECEMBER 12TH, 1960 WHEN 14.6 INCHES FELL AND THE CHRISTMAS STORM
OF DECEMBER 24TH AND 25TH, 1966 WHEN 12.7 INCHES FELL.

THE ALL TIME SNOWFALL RECORD FOR PHILADELPHIA WAS SET JAN 7TH AND
8TH, 1996 WHEN 30.7 INCHES WERE RECORDED. ANOTHER NOTABLE STORM IN
PHILADELPHIA INCLUDES THE FEBRUARY 11TH AND 12TH, 1983 WITH 21.3
INCHES.

SHOULD ACCUMULATIONS EXCEED 14.6 INCHES...THIS STORM WILL MAKE THE
LIST OF THE ALL-TIME TOP 10 SNOWSTORMS ON RECORD.

HERE ARE SOME HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS TIPS...

1. TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED ON SATURDAY...AS CONDITIONS WILL
DETERIORATE RAPIDLY AFTER DAYBREAK. IF YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL SATURDAY IN
AN EMERGENCY...CARRY A WINTER STORM SURVIVAL KIT WHICH INCLUDES A
CHARGED MOBILE PHONE...BLANKETS...FLASHLIGHT WITH EXTRA
BATTERIES...HIGH CALORIE NON-PERISHABLE FOOD...WATER...AND A SNOW
SHOVEL. KEEP YOUR GAS TANK FULL...AND AVOID TRAVELING ALONE. LET
SOMEONE KNOW YOUR TIMETABLE AND YOUR PRIMARY ROUTE.

2. IF YOU DO GET STRANDED...STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE. ATTEMPTING TO
WALK FOR HELP IN A WINTER STORM COULD BE A DEADLY DECISION. RUN
THE MOTOR FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES EVERY HOUR FOR HEAT. OPEN THE
WINDOW A LITTLE FOR FRESH AIR TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.
MAKE SURE YOUR EXHAUST PIPE IS NOT BLOCKED FROM ICE AND SNOW.

3. IF YOU NEED TO USE A PORTABLE GENERATOR...FOLLOW MANUFACTURERS
INSTRUCTIONS TO KEEP THE AREA SURROUNDING YOUR GENERATOR WELL
VENTILATED.

4. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SHOVEL SNOW UNLESS YOU ARE PHYSICALLY FIT.
HYDRATE YOURSELF OFTEN WITH WATER WHILE SHOVELING...AND TAKE
FREQUENT BREAKS.

5. MOVE PETS AND FARM ANIMALS TO SHELTERED LOCATIONS AND ENSURE
THEY HAVE PLENTY OF FOOD AND DRINK.

6. LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...LOCAL AND CABLE OUTLETS TO
STAY INFORMED ON THE PROGRESS OF THE STORM.

$$

RNS

Address/Location
Township of Moorestown Police Department
1245 N Church St
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 856-234-8300

Sgt. Lee Lieber
Moorestown Police/OEM
llieber@moorestownpd.com
856-914-3041

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