Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Are Sick of Winter

“Wicked” storm expected late Wednesday, dump a least six inches.

Oh, God, not again. NBC 10′s Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz forecasts another big storm hitting the Philadelphia area  on Wednesday night:

Based on the latest data, much of the region will see at least 6 inches of snow by the time its all over — that includes Philadelphia. For the suburbs to the immediate north and west of the city, accumulations will climb to 10 inches or even more than that.

“This one will have more wind and less ice,” he said. “Some places, especially north and west can get 10 inches plus out of this.”

The temperature will play an important role in determining the snow-fate of much of the area. The mercury will be in below freezing on Wednesday and then is expected to rise into the upper 30s throughout the storm. The faster — or slower — that happens will determine whether some areas get more or less snow. But, with the latter may come other issues like flooding.

But we’re not done fixing the last storm! The Inquirer reports:

About 99 percent.

After days of round-the-clock work, that was how close repair crews had come late Monday to restoring all 715,000 Peco customers who lost power during or after last week’s storm.

That still meant more than 5,600 customers were waiting for the lights to come on for the first time in many days.

The National Weather Service breaks it down:

A strong coastal storm system is expected to impact the region starting Wednesday night & continuing into Thursday.


Heavy snow, icing due to freezing rain, and coastal flooding are all threats from this storm.

8+ inches of snow are expected where the heaviest snow band sets up. Much of the region will see at least some snow. Snow will start Wednesday night.

Icing due to freezing rain is also a threat. Icing amounts over a tenth of an inch are possible where the freezing rain area sets up near the I-95 corridor.

Minor coastal flooding is likely and moderate coastal flooding is possible with this storm along the Atlantic coast, as well as in the Delaware Bay & Raritan Bay. The high tides to watch are both high tides on Thursday, as well as the morning high tide on Friday. Significant rainfall along the coast may worsen the coastal flooding impacts.

Get ready. It's coming.

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