Major Nor’easter Poised to Strike

We’ll see another 8 to 10 inches of snow and up to a tenth of an inch of ice on Wednesday and Thursday.

Keep your snow shovel handy. (Patch file photo)
Keep your snow shovel handy. (Patch file photo)

In a winter when we’ve lost track of snowstorms, we’re about to get another one, and it will be a doozy.

The National Weather Service is tracking what it calls a major Nor’easter that will hit Wednesday night and continue through Thursday. 

The storm will move up the I-95 corridor, and snowfall and ice accumulation will be heaviest near the highway. 

Our area will see 8 to 10 inches of snow and up to a tenth of an inch of ice due to freezing rain.

The snowfall will start Wednesday, likely late enough that it won’t impact Wednesday evening commutes, the National Weather Service said. It will continue snowing well into Thursday, the NWS said.

The freezing rain will make travel extremely difficult, the NWS said. The storm will likely have a major impact on both Thursday morning and evening commutes.

This storm comes on the heels of Sunday night's storm and last week's devastating ice storm, from which the region still has not fully recovered.

bridget tefft February 11, 2014 at 07:36 AM
This is what I read for Pittsburgh from the NWS Wednesday Night A slight chance of snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Thursday A slight chance of snow before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 32. North wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
jen February 11, 2014 at 07:54 AM
The author of the story is from Bryn Mawr. So she is correct...not sure why it is published for Sewickley!
Lucy Shoupp February 11, 2014 at 08:16 AM
What's happening at PetersPatch? This is not the local forecast.
Roger February 11, 2014 at 08:36 AM
Lucy, you are right -- nothing here for local folks in the Pittsburgh area. I see some activity elsewhere that changes are in the wind. Remember AOL has sold Patch to Hale Global, a private equity firm. Nearly all former Patch folks were laid off, so a bigger mystery is how these articles are even getting an cover. I posted a note in TownSquare a few days ago with links regarding the AOL-Hale Global transaction. HG's history includes turn-arounds, so the future of Patch is unknown. Perhaps Patch will be revived in the present form, but with different reporting. Perhaps groups of sites will be sold off to investors, for the purpose of a make over. I would be very surprised at the former choice, but not surprised at the latter choice. The sale is less than a month old, so any transition is in the very early phase. Perhaps greater Pittsburgh sites will be dark soon, and this will be the last post.
Dawn Swidorsky February 11, 2014 at 11:18 AM
So I came across this "weather report on the Oakmont Plum Patch. I want info on my area or at least the Pittsburgh area. What's the point of having all of these different "Patch" sites if they are going to lump together so much of the news that is not specific to that area's patch?
Toni Danchik February 11, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Yes they are calling for none of this in our area. That should not have been the headline news for the USC area-getting people all riled up and rushing to the grocery store. I wish they would have been more specific.
bd February 11, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Oh my God !!! I must run immediately to the grocery store to stock up on my toilet paper and paper towels.
Om Shanti February 11, 2014 at 01:11 PM
This is from our Patch in SE PA. These recent changes have made this site pointless.
Tanya N February 11, 2014 at 01:28 PM
What nonsense . This article should never have appeared in an allegedly local source of news. I'm unsubscribing.
gordon huegli February 12, 2014 at 12:24 AM
I miss seeing all that snow. I try to get back to good ole Oakmont every winter to see it for a week. I don't miss the cold though. today was 75 here in florida. I love Oakmont an glad I grew up there.
Dot February 12, 2014 at 12:50 AM
Sounds like Patch is really hosed up. This is indeed the forecast for us in the Philly area - 6 to 8 inches, rain and ice - again. I'm seeing this article on Upper Dublin Patch. What Patch are you seeing this on? From Accuweather: http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/philly-major-winter-storm-pote/23159282
Dawn Swidorsky February 12, 2014 at 08:21 AM
Hi Dot, I live in the Pittsburgh area (Oakmont-Plum Patch) why this article from the Philly area is in our Patch makes no sense. That is why those of us reading this were confused by a headline that contradicted our local forecast. Here in the Burg we are only getting a little snow. Stay safe Philly area people.
Dot February 12, 2014 at 11:08 AM
Hey, Dawn. Thanks. Hopefully the power will remain on this time. Last week, there were folks who had no power for almost a week. This is really messed up. I had posted on Upper Dublin Patch, and received your message posted on Oakmont-Plum Patch through the Pottstown Patch?!? Crazy journey of info. With AOL in charge, who knows what will happen next! My niece & her hubby sold a web site to AOL for mucho, mucho $$, and AOL let it go down the toilet. AOL sold it to a company for a lot less, & just last year or so, my niece & hubby bought it back from that company for 1/850th of what AOL paid them a few years ago. :-)


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