I regret having to inform, the Salon will be cancelled for this evening. Snow, snow, glorious snow, which I dearly love under other circumstances, is supposed to make traveling most treacherous. I realized I was willing to walk the 10 blocks from my home, but I’m not willing to risk falling. One new hip and another one scheduled for mid-February, day after Salon. Must play wimp.

Stay home, soak in the tub, enjoy!

Ainsley Burrows also had to postpone his presentation. He feared his travel plans would be thwarted, if he couldn’t return home (Brooklyn) in time to make his Wednesday morning flight. Ainsley will definitely be the featured presenter at the April 15th Salon (note it is early in the month, since April 1st  falls on a Tuesday).

In almost 6 years of hosting the Salon I have cancelled only once, for the Obama inauguration – I was invited and then fell ill. So you can imagine how difficult this decision was for me.

For everyone who signed up to read today, Jan. 21 you will automatically be on the February 18th Salon reading list. Please email me if you are unable to attend next month. There will be two featured presenters in February, Monica Day and an Argentine Tango demonstration.

Hope to see you all next month.

Winter Storm Warning in Southeastern, PA

Significant snowfall expected today and tonight followed immediately by bitterly cold air.

A fast moving but potent weather system will bring snow to our entire area today into this evening. As the storm strengthens to our East later today, the winds will increase resulting in areas of blowing and drifting snow. As the storm continues to exit. Bitterly cold air will quickly settle in tonight into Wednesday.

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 10 am this morning to 6 am EST Wednesday.

Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 1 am to 11 am EST Wednesday.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Wind Chill Advisory, which is in effect from 1 am to 11 am EST Wednesday.

  • Snow accumulations: 8 to 12 inches.
  • Timing: snow will overspread the area toward mid to late morning, then continue through this evening.
  • Impacts: travel will become hazardous due to snow covered roads and periods of very low visibility. Areas of blowing and drifting snow will develop especially this evening and tonight. The afternoon and evening rush hour will be significantly impacted.
  • Winds: northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 to 40 mph, becoming north and northwest overnight.
  • Temperatures: mainly in the teens to 20s today, then dropping to the single digits tonight.
  • Wind Chill, as low as 10 below zero. These dangerous values can quickly cause Frostbite to exposed skin and lead to hypothermia.


Recommended actions

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are expected. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Areas of blowing and drifting snow will greatly reduce the visibility especially in open areas later Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night. This will result in snow blowing back onto previously plowed roadways. Use extra caution while driving. A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves.



  1. Walter says:

    It’s blizzardizing like madness out, and I can see two Canada geese who won’t shake the snow off their backs or leave their pond for shelter. They’re swimming as the ice crystals form.
    Also, does anybody remember a story from one of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books where Pa Ingalls traveled miles to get to the city to buy presents for the kids, then got stuck in a blizzard on the way back and had to eat all of the candy he bought?
    Makes you wonder about Pa Ingalls.
    Mysterious man.

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