State, local officials warn of possible flooding

First, it snowed. A lot. And now a combination of warmer than normal temperatures and rain threaten to turn last week’s snowstorm into this week’s flooding headaches. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is reminding citizens to monitor local forecasts this week for possible flooding due to snow melt and rain. Right now, widespread river flooding is not forecast. However,...

Spring ahead? Snow way…

Although daffodils like these are just about push up through the soil, Chester County will have to endure one more episode of winter weather, as a storm may dump as much as five inches of snow on parts of the county Friday. At 6:45 p.m., Friday night, it will officially be spring. Unfortunately, for most of Chester County, it appears we may be digging out of a minor snow storm as winter slaps the area...

Snow, ice, rain could make for messy roadways

Much of Chester County is expected to be hit with a fairly heavy snow storm Saturday afternoon, with total accumulations of between 4 and 7 inches, but it may be what follows that causes more headaches for local residents. The snow is expected to turn to a freezing mix, with the potential of coating surfaces with as much as a 1/10th of an inch of ice before finally turning to rain in the overnight...

Deep freeze likely to be followed by snow

After being hit by some of the coldest temperatures in decades, with some wind chills below -20 degrees, parts of Chester County are bracing for what could be the season’s biggest snowfall Monday night into Tuesday, with the potential to snarl the morning commute and close schools, especially in the southern portion of the county. After a deep freeze took overnight temperatures below zero in many...

Blizzard? Not ‘snow’ much

Although New England appears to have been hit hard, a more easterly than predicted path of Monday’s snowstorm appears to have spared Chester County, as snowfall counts amounted to less than an inch in some parts of the county. Although light snow was falling Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service (NWS) is not predicting much in the way of additional accumulations and roads are generally...

Storm skirts south, largely sparing county

Four school districts close, but storm’s impact less than feared By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Market Street in West Chester was largely clear by mid-morning Monday, but many sidestreets — particularly in the southern part of the county has slippery patches — as the turned out be less severe than originally forecast. Chester County appears to have been spared the worst of a late-winter...

More than a foot of snow, but weather may finally be breaking

We could have run more images of snow and ice, but figured our readers (and us, for that matter) would better enjoy a reminder of warmer climates. And forecasters do say it will be warming up next week. As Chester County digs out — although a small snow event is likely for Saturday — it appears that the cycle of arctic weather may finally have broken, as forecasters expect a warming trend next...

UCF needs to alter calendar after flurry of snow days

After lengthening school year, using two off days, district looks at shorter year By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Compensating for what has been one of the roughest winters in recent memory, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board of Education is expected to vote Tuesday night to approve a series of adjustments to the 2013-14 calendar to deal with anticipated additional...

Winter of our discontent: yup, more snow coming

5,000 still without power as new storm looms By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times This low pressure system is expected to roll up the east coast of the United States, bringing snow, sleet and freezing rain to most of the coastal areas, according to the National Weather Service. Image courtesy NWS. Just as Chester County gets back to something like normal, the National Weather Service is predicting a major...

Groundhog, NWS agree: nasty weather inbound

4-6 inches of snow seen Monday; heavy rains, flooding possible Wed. While groundhogs may be seeing an extended winter, the National Weather Service says Chester County is in for a hairy week of wintery weather. It appears that the world most famous groundhog — Punxsutawney Phil — and the National Weather Service are on the same page: there’s lot more winter headed for Chester County. Although...