The National Weather Service has upgraded the winter storm watch to a blizzard warning for the New Jersey coast.

Blizzard conditions and wind gusts up to 50 mph and snow totals 8 to 15 inches are expected for the coastal counties of New Jersey and the coast of Delaware. Southeastern Pennsylvania, the rest of New Jersey, and Delaware can expect heavy snow totaling 4 to 10 inches cause hazardous driving conditions.

Philadelphia has a 65% chance of 6 inches of snow or more while other parts of PA are between 31%-35%. Wilmington, Delaware has a 56% chance of 6 inches or more of snow. Most of New Jersey can almost guarantee they will see over 6 inches of snow as of the forecast this morning.

Minor coastal flooding is also expected along the coast of NJ and DE.

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    The National Weather Service has a whole section on their website dedicated to winter safety.

    Stay Inside: When using heat from a fire place, wood stove, space heater, etc., use fire safeguards and properly ventilate. If you have a gas furnace, make sure it is not not blocked by a snowdrift as soon as it’s safe to go out. If you have an upstairs gas furnace which vents out the roof, you may need to turn off the upstairs unit until the snow melts off your roof.

    If Your Heat Goes Out

    • Close off unneeded rooms to avoid wasting heat.
    • Stuff towels or rags in cracks under doors.
    • Close blinds or curtains to keep in some heat.
    • Eat and drink. Food provides the body with energy for producing its own heat. Drinks lots of water and other non-caffeinated, non-alcholohic drinks to prevent dehydration. Cold air is very dry.
    • Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing. Remove layers to avoid overheating, perspiration and subsequent chill.

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