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slipping and sliding make travel difficult all day long. look at the snow also in allentown and reading. it's coming down there too. so everybody is getting their share of not only snow, but wind. the wind gusts have been spreading inland. we're now seeing gusts of 37-mile-per-hour for dover. those could go as high as 50 miles per hour and with temperatures in the 20s we're going to see all snow from this storm system and it's going to be sticking if it doesn't get involved or blown away it's going to stay put as it tapers off. the temperatures hold steady during the day. the feels like temperatures are going to be in the single digits. we'll break it down for you hour by hour to show you what to expect all day long with full coverage from the first alert weather center coming up in just a few minutes. but first jessica boyington is watching your traffic. >> in new jersey there's a tractor trailer fire on 295 near exit 4. all lanes are blocked. so the southbound side, you're
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trying to get to the delaware memorial bridge and head over to delaware from new jersey, you can't do that at least from this portion of 295. you can take the new jersey turnpike and that's open and nice and clear for you. 295 southbound is dealing with problems. we are seeing some snow in some of our cameras. both directions are okay in terms of volume but we seem to have the roads covered with snow already and the stuk ichuylkill expressway. back to you. we continue our team coverage now with nbc 10 live in new castle, delaware. what are the conditions right there? >> reporter: well, we have been seeing steady snow and here on the ground you might also be able to see that there is accumulation here, at least a couple of inches.
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right here along route 13 you can see that cars are making their way through very slowly, just about a minute ago we saw a large group of trucks, salt trucks and plow trucks going down south here on dupont parkway. we were coming off of route 1 on to 13 on the exit ramp there and it is still pretty snow covered. you really do have to take it easy. it's still early on with this snowstorm so you really have to take extra care and caution when you are out on the roadways, but we have been seeing those salt trucks on the roadways. dell dot, they have had crews on the road since about 10:00 last night. so as we come back live here, again in new castle, in this parking lot here, you can see just the snow tracks there, so a lot of these parking lots and untreated roadways you have to be careful because they are
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slick already this morning. thank you. it's 4:02 right now. the jersey shore is bracing for a big hit from this winter storm. here's a live look right now at atlantic city and there is a blizzard warning for the jersey shore today. let's take a look at the skyline where you can't see it in this but this camera doesn't reflect those flakes coming down, but we've been driving on the roads and it has been falling for some time. south jersey expects 4 to 8 inches of snow before this leaves us later today. >> this is a live look from philadelphia at broad center. a snow emergency is in effect for philadelphia which means all parked cars have to be moved off those snow emergency routes for plowing. snow will continue to fall during the morning rush hour and that can make it difficult to get around on city streets.
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people were stocking up on salt and they were asking about snow blowers. one told us he has a plan to deal with this storm. >> i know what to do. i've been around a while. i got a shovel. i'm ready to go and spread the ice melt after i shovel. >> you got it down. the acme was popular last night as shoppers stocked up on essentials. >> airport officials say if you have to travel, be sure to check with your airline before heading to the airport. to another type of travel, look at this ice. the ferry won't be running today after making its last trip before the snow through delaware bay last night. ferry has cancelled service for today because of those large chunks of ice in the water and severe wind conditions. boy, this is getting familiar. philadelphia water department crews have been working through
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the night to repair another broken water main. the eastbound lanes will be closed until work is completed. as the snow continues to fall, show us how it's affecting things in your neighborhood. see it and share it by sending pictures and video through the nbc 10 app and you can track the snow totals and the forecast right down to your neighborhood with the nbc 10 app, plus get instant weather alerts sent to your phone or mobile device. we are just a few hours away from one of the most anticipated sales all week. >> at 10:00 a.m., eagles playoff tickets will be available to the public. they go on sale at 10:00 a.m. general ticket prices range from 105 to 185. standing room only 80 bucks and all tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis. here's the key. ticket master online is the only place you'll be able to get the tickets. nbc 10 is your official eagles
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let's talk to bill henley about what's going on out there. our meteorologists have been here all night. >> the first snow flakes moving in to the philadelphia area. this is a live look from the studios. the snow is going to be intensifying this morning and it's going to be accumulating snow. the snow is moving in right now. it's going to make for treacherous travel not only this morning but for most of the day. blizzard conditions for parts of the area. along the shore, that's the greatest chance of seeing the winds strong enough, the visibility low enough and the heavy snow moving in for those blizzard conditions but after the snow tapers off we'll be in for cold gusty winds. they'll be kicking in again this afternoon, so blowing snow and bitter cold to follow. massive snowstorm. the center's way to the south but it's already spreading snow right up the east coast
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including our area. you see some of the heavier bands that have moved through some of the suburbs and into delaware as well. still expecting to see the heaviest snowfall in southern delaware and south jersey especially closer to the coast and cape may is getting that band of heavier snow moving through and the wind has picked up here as well. cape may through cape may county and to the north is getting its share of snow right now and there's more on the way. the temperatures are in the 20s for each part of our area. cloudy skies in the lehigh valley, but the snow already falling and accumulating for philadelphia, delaware, south jersey and at the shore 27 degrees. the shore temperatures are solidly in the 20s so what's coming down is sticking this morning and it's going to stay on the ground all day long. the winds, those right now at 23 miles per hour. that's steady at 23 miles per hour. the gusts are closer to 40 miles per hour in millville. they've pulled back a little bit in dover and they will be
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increasing as the day goes on. that's the other component of this storm system that's going to be affecting us even into tonight as cold air rides into the area. some of the worst of it though into delaware and south jersey. we're focusing in on what you can expect there during the day today. >> so we're watching very closely over those location because this is where the most treacherous conditions are likely. this is over cape may and you can see still have visibility but it's not great at this point and those conditions are likely to worsen as we go through the morning hours. this is the camera we'll be checking on quite often. let's talk about the neighborhood forecast for the jersey shore. this is through 6:00 a.m. this morning and you can see that little deeper blue indicates a steadier to heavier snowfall with those strong winds falling in from the north. temperatures will stay below freezing and because we've been under such a cold spell everything that falls sticks to
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the ground and when it's really cold air that snow falls in, there are big fluffy flakes and they're easy to blow around. so we go through 6:00 a.m. through 9:30 in the morning. mid to upper 20s at best and still a steady snow. in fact, this is a little deeper blue than it was at 6:00 a.m. so intensifying in the heaviest of snow and the stronger wind gusts, you get those blizzard like conditions. this is at noon and there you go, by 3:00 things start to weaken. that white indicates the snowfall but at this point the damage will be done. there's a snow report of two inches at may's landing from this morning in those earliest hours. this is our storm impact scale. a he a red high impact. the heaviest snow falling through the morning hours which means the morning commute, when you have a blizzard warning in
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place, treacherous at best, impossible likely. 8 to 12 inches what we're forecasting with icy roads. gusts 40 to 50 miles per hour. we'll talk more about snow total forecasts through all of our regions coming up in just a few minutes. about 11 minutes after 4:00 right now t. we want to get a check on the roads because some of the majors are seeing a bunch of snow covered stretches that may slow you down this morning. >> jessica boyington has you covered with what you have heading out the door. >> when we don't have tons of volumes of people heading out the door, we still have treacherous roads and problems on the roads. it might be a closure because of slippery spots. here's 95 right around 322. you can definitely see some snow accumulating off to the side. it hasn't gathered too much on the roads yet, but snow is
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gathering so we are starting to see some problems. we have a tractor trailer fire out in penn's grove on 295 southbound side. this is closing all of the southbound lanes right now near route 48 which is exit 4. the southbound traffic here would be moving south and getting to the memorial bridge. they're not letting you through, so they're going to detour you around. take the new jersey turnpike. >> facing a snowstorm right now, a winter blast is hitting everyone in our area. we're tracking it right now. >> all right. good morning, guys. i'm at raceway park in english town new jersey where we have storm ranger fired up and ready to go. the first flakes flying about 20 minutes ago. i'll take you both inside and outside the truck and show you what kind of technology this is and how it's changing the game with neighborhood weather. >> we'll see you in a few
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minutes. what you can do to make sure your heating system continues to work in the bitter conditions. and unpatriotic, the heated statement from a former president ally that is sparking a war of words.
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and we continue to track the winter storm on the left of your screen, a live look at ocean city which is under a blizzard warning. on the right you can see snow also coming down in center city philadelphia. that camera doesn't capture it too well but it is coming down. >> and you can see the winds by the flag as well and now let's get to steve who's live in storm ranger 10. you're tracking conditions in englishtown. tell us more. >> reporter: that's right. this is where they usually are
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racing cars and have monster trucks out on the parking lot here, but the only monster truck that we have is our monster truck. this is storm ranger 10. as you can see, this black radar that you see up in the air, it's about 17 feet high is sending pulses out in the atmosphere and looking for targets. those targets would be snow flakes and we are tracking a band of snow flakes that is inside the truck here. so i want to show you some of the technology that we have on board because basically we can run an entire weather show out of this truck and this is kind of the game changing technology, so you can see i can punch up different cameras within the truck. i can see what's going on outside. we have a camera mounted on our windshield and you can punch up inside and then this is the actual control display for our radar so that we can actually determine where snow and rain
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bands are. and so we are doing that at neighborhood levels. so let's take a look and show you what is storm ranger detecting in parts of new jersey right now. and it is detecting some snow across much of middle counties. we'll be watching that throughout the course of the morning as that snow band moves from west to east -- east to west and as we do so we'll continue to track it throughout the morning and we'll show you the technology that's on board here. a real time radar on wheels. >> all right. thanks for that. we appreciate it. we have a lot of technology and a lot of people working for you today. now, once the snow moves out we have even colder air moving in. >> this extended deep freeze is wreaking havoc on home heating systems because of high usage. we tagged along with several
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heating repair companies yesterday. they've been working to repair and replace stressed out heating systems. one main takeaway to help keeping it working efficiently. try to keep it working at one temperature over the course of this storm. >> people tend to, you know, when you go to work you turn your heat down a couple degrees. it makes your heater run that much harder when you try and turn the heat back up. >> and here's another interesting thing that we learned. your heating system may not be able to get your home as warm as you would like it but it could still be working even though it doesn't feel as warm as what you set it for. that's because some systems aren't designed to handle the brutally cold temperatures that we are expecting right now. >> and the one two punch, first let's talk about the snow and then talk about the cold. >> and we'll bring in bill henley with that. >> this is a pretty clear view across the delaware from the
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adventure aquarium. this visibility in this view will go down during the day as the snow intensifies this morning. so that's the view from philadelphia. now check out cape may with the temperatures in philadelphia in the 20s and more snow on the way, we expect the view of philadelphia to at times look more like this with strong gusty winds on some steady snow, but the worst of it is going to be in delaware and the shore. look at that view at cape may. you can see the shake in the camera and blowing snow and that's going to be a problem through much of the day. one indication of snow intensity is how low the visibility is. for example, allentown barely getting any snow right now so the visibility is excellent, but where the snow is coming down heavier, the visibility is reduced. not an issue at all for northeast philadelphia in trenton. very light snowfall there but coming down a little bit heavier in philadelphia and wilmington. now go to south jersey where
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dover and atlantic city, all reporting one mile visibility. that will likely go lower so as the snow intensifies, the visibility will get worse because of the wind is going to kick in and as crystal mentioned some very light snowfall that we're expecting. it will amount to quite a bit especially in delaware and the shore, but those winds will have no problem blowing that snow around and keeping us feeling cold all day. it already feels like it's in the low teens in philadelphia. 13 degrees in pottstown and 11 degrees in atlantic city, but but during the day today those temperatures will go lower and they plummet as we head into friday and saturday and it's all because of this storm that's moving through during the day today. now a look ahead at how much snow you can expect. crystal is standing by with that. >> and we have adjusted those numbers just a bit this morning. so let's run through those conditions outside and we will start with a live view in ocean
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city where you can see that snow is certainly starting to stick and pile up. i mentioned this a bit ago but i'm checking those storm reports. already about two inches reported in may's landing and this thing has just started. so the possibility of some high totals there. wide view to start. so this is this morning. a fairly good job of showing the extension with the steadiest snow right up against the shoreline. now i want to show the entire region so you can compare here. the winds will be strong coming from the north and all that moisture surging in and that's giving us the snow right now. 25 degrees in philly. these numbers are not going to change much. we are going to stay cold with those windchills likely in single digits to teens at best. now the deeper blue you see that extends to just about the i-95 corridor, that's the heaviest snow. this is where we're getting our good high totals from and this is why right around philly, we've got some snow and a good
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bit of snow. that's going to be the difference with the steadiest stuff falling through by about lunchtime. once it turns white that indicates a light snow, some spotty flurries, not as much steady action. so it's going to weaken first north and west in the early afternoon. then it will move out between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. and it's out of here by around 7:00 altogether but it's so cold, this is all sticking and this is all what we are looking at. the lowest amounts north and west. the highest amounts the shore and delaware beaches so let's drop into that neighborhood level. you see it's in the deepest purple, 8 to 12 inches that we are forecasting. that brushes right up against the shore as well. not all of atlanta county, but along atlanta county. that extends through south jersey. that's right around 4 to 8 inches and lower amounts as you get into the pennsylvania suburbs. et willlet's take a look at
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roads. we've been watching this on 295 southbound. >> affecting things for drivers in new jersey. >> what's funny about it is that we were expecting lots of problems because of the snow. this isn't even snow related. another additional problem that we're dealing with. you can see the southbound side. this strip of red, that means it's a closure. a tractor trailer fire and now they have all those southbound lanes closed right near route 48 which is exit 4 off of 295. if you're trying to get past this point they're going to divert you beforehand. 130 is open. the new jersey turnpike is open as well. that's another alternate for you and just a head's up, the new jersey turnpike is dealing with speed restrictions. we're also watching route 73 around route 70. we're definitely seeing some snow and tracks start to accumulate in the middle of the road there. watching an accident too at
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lower marion on belmont avenue. heated words. a former president ally is taking aim at the commander in chief and his family. how the president is now taking action against him. and a live look at south philadelphia as we continue our coverage of the winter storm. the snow has begun and will deliver snow to our ire area for most of the day. we're tracking it all for you.
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morning. >> reporter: >> and we're seeing steady snowfall. also a little bit of a breeze here in new castle so time to get those shovels out and get ready for the commute ahead or if you do happen to have school later on today. we'll give you a live look from delaware after the break. >> matt, it is a snowy scene especially at the shore. look at cape may. already seeing some heavy snow there and some strong gusty winds and this is just the beginning. and just up the coastline, you have the snow falling here too. those winds are going to be getting stronger during the day and the wind will be bringing in that steadier snow as well. we've got you covered with your first alert forecast. jessica boyington is watching the traffic this morning. >> watching more snow here too, bill. on your way to the shore, route 50 at route 49, slippery conditions and problems. i'll be back in a couple of minutes.
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