From the National Weather Service:
The Arctic air mass will remain in place for one more day, with dangerously cold temperatures tonight and Sunday. These cold temperatures will be a threat to people, pets and property.
Additionally, there is a winter storm that will impact the region Monday into Tuesday.
The best chances for wintry weather, in the form of snow and ice are north and west of the Interstate 95 corridor, with the highest accumulations in the Poconos, Lehigh Valley and Northwest New Jersey.
Heavy rain is also a threat, especially further south and east.
...ACCUMULATING SNOW EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION LATER TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY....AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL REDEVELOP OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY. AS THIS OCCURS, A SURFACE TROUGH WILL EXTEND WESTWARD FROM IT AND THIS SHOULD BE THE MAIN FOCUS FOR HEAVIER SNOWFALL. THE LOCATION OF WHERE THIS FEATURE SETS UP WILL DETERMINE THE AXIS OF THE HEAVIER ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL.
...ACCUMULATING SNOW EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION LATER TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY... .AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL REDEVELOP OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY. AS THIS OCCURS, A SURFACE TROUGH WILL EXTEND WESTWARD FROM IT AND THIS SHOULD BE THE MAIN FOCUS FOR HEAVIER SNOWFALL. THE LOCATION OF WHERE THIS FEATURE SETS UP WILL DETERMINE THE AXIS OF THE HEAVIER ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL. NEW CASTLE-KENT-CECIL-KENT MD-QUEEN ANNES-SALEM-GLOUCESTER-CAMDEN-NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON-OCEAN-CUMBERLAND-ATLANTIC-CAPE MAY-SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON-DELAWARE-PHILADELPHIA-WESTERN CHESTER-EASTERN CHESTER- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILMINGTON...DOVER...ELKTON...CHESTERTOWN...CENTREVILLE...PENNSVILLE...GLASSBORO...CAMDEN...CHERRY HILL...MOORESTOWN...MOUNT HOLLY...JACKSON...MILLVILLE...HAMMONTON...CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE...WHARTON STATE FOREST...MEDIA...PHILADELPHIA...HONEY BROOK...OXFORD...WEST CHESTER...
NEW CASTLE-KENT-CECIL-KENT MD-QUEEN ANNES-SALEM-GLOUCESTER-CAMDEN- NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON-OCEAN-CUMBERLAND-ATLANTIC-CAPE MAY- SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON-DELAWARE-PHILADELPHIA-WESTERN CHESTER- EASTERN CHESTER- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILMINGTON...DOVER...ELKTON... CHESTERTOWN...CENTREVILLE...PENNSVILLE...GLASSBORO...CAMDEN... CHERRY HILL...MOORESTOWN...MOUNT HOLLY...JACKSON...MILLVILLE... HAMMONTON...CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE...WHARTON STATE FOREST...MEDIA... PHILADELPHIA...HONEY BROOK...OXFORD...WEST CHESTER...
...BLIZZARD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING... * LOCATIONS...SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA...SOUTHWESTERN NEW JERSEY...NORTHERN DELAWARE...AND MARYLAND`S UPPER EASTERN SHORE. * HAZARD TYPES...POTENTIAL FOR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 16 INCHES POSSIBLE. * TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM SOUTH TO NORTH FRIDAY EVENING...PRIMARILY AFTER THE EVENING COMMUTE. IT COULD BE HEAVY AT TIMES BEFORE TAPERING OFF INTO SUNDAY MORNING. THE STRONGEST WINDS AND GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL BE DURING THE DAY SATURDAY. * WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. * VISIBILITY...ONE-QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. * TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S. * IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS COULD PRODUCE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BE HEAVY AND WET. SHOVELING MAY BE PROBLEMATIC FOR THOSE WITH PHYSICAL AILMENTS. SNOW MAY CLING TO WIRES AND TREES WHICH COULD CAUSE NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES. ROADS WILL BECOME IMPASSABLE DUE TO INCREASING SNOW ACCUMULATION DURING THE EVENT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITY. THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY DANGEROUS. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION FORECAST MAPS IN ADDITION TO EXPERIMENTAL PROBABILISTIC SNOWFALL INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST EVENT ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PHI/WINTER
Just after midnight Rocky Run was dispatched to assist Kennett Fire Company No. 1 as part of the second alarm assignment on a house fire.
Truck and Engine 46 responded with 11 members and operated for about an hour on the scene.
Special thanks to Yeadon Fire Company and Glenolden Fire Company for covering the local while we were out!
This morning Rocky Run, Middletown and Riddle EMS were dispatched to the intersection of Pennell Rd and Man o War Dr for an accident that was reported with entrapment. Units arrived on location to find one person confined in their vehicle. they were removed in short order and transported to a local hospital. Units cleared after about 45 minutes.
Photos by Asst Chief Frank Kimmel and Safety Officer Ron Vanaman.
After two plus years operating under our merger contract, tonight was the first election held as the Rocky Run Fire Company.
The members would like to thank the Officers and members of the Board of Directors who guided us through the merger.
Special thanks to President Jyl Collins who presided over her final meeting tonight after 10 years as President of Lenni Heights and Rocky Run Fire Companies!
The election results:
3 Year Board of Directors
2 Year Board of Directors
1 Year Board of Directors
Laura Goodrich Cairns
Fire Chief (2 Year)
Deputy Chief (1 Year)
Assistant Chief (2Year)
Assistant Chief (1 Year)
EMS Chief (2 Years)
There’s been a bunch of activity at Rocky Run, and we haven’t always gotten around to updating the website like we should. You can always see the latest activity on our Facebook page
Here is a quick glimpse of some of the highlights from the last few months:
Community Fire Company of Seven Valleys picking up the 2002 E-One
Photo gallery of live burn training at Delaware County ESTC 4/14/15
Car fire on the Bypass 4/20/15
Josh’s Birthday 5/2/15
Hose Advancement Drill 5/5/15
Granite Run Dumpster Fire 5/28/15
We are always working to keep you informed, check here, Facebook and our new Instagram Page, rockyrun46, for all the latest!!