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NWSFO PHILADEPHIA P.A
STATION LOCATION: NWS Mount Holly is in suburban Southwest New Jersey about 25 miles northeast of Philadelphia and just north of Timbuctoo. From I295 take exit 45A toward Mount Holly. Go east on Burlington County Road 626 about a half mile and turn left on Irick Road at the first light. Go another half mile and turn right at next light onto Burlington County Road 630 (Woodlane Road). The office is located on the right about another half mile, diagonally across from the Burlington County Library.
From the New Jersey Turnpike, take Exit 5, turn right onto BC Road 541, and go south about a mile and a half to Woodlane Road (BC630). Turn right onto Woodlane Road, and go about three-quarters of a mile. The office will be on the left.
From HWY 38 East, take BC541 north around the west edge of Mount Holly (also the Mount Holly Bypass to Jacksonville Road) to Woodlane Road (BC 630). Go west and the office is about a half mile on the left.
STATION ACTIVITY: The WFO provides warning service to 34 counties of eastern Pennsylvania, most of New Jersey (except the portion near New York City), all of Delaware, and the adjacent 5 counties of northeast Maryland. The HSA covers the CWA. The forecast area extends west into the CWA of State College and includes the counties in the upper, middle, and lower Susquehanna Valley. NOAA Weather Radio stations are located at Lewes, DE, Atlantic City, NJ, Allentown and Philadelphia, PA.
TRANSIENT AND PERMANENT LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS: A Holiday Inn is at the intersection of BR 541 and exit 5 of the New Jersey Turnpike. Other motels/hotels are available within 5 miles of the forecast office at Mount Holly (Westhampton Township).
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION: There is no public transportation that serves the area near the weather office. A private vehicle is necessary.
EATING FACILITIES: Fast food locations are within one mile of the forecast office. Fine dinning locations are within 5 miles of the office in Mount Holly and Mt. Laurel.
COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION: Mount Holly in Burlington County is a rural area of farmlands and small townships, but all within easy distance of major metropolitan areas. Philadelphia is within 20 minutes driving time, and New York city is within 70 minutes. Public schools consistently get high rankings for performance, and higher education is available with Burlington County College and the NJ Institute of Technology. There are 5,000 acres of lakes, streams, six state and county parks with recreational facilities, and the million acre Pinelands National Preserve. The casinos of Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore are less than an hours drive. Pennsylvania suburbs are less than one hour away and full of historical and natural beauty locations. The entire area is rich in history and cultural diversity.
TAXES: New Jersey state income taxes are high compared to the rest of the country, but the local taxes are 40% less than in the metropolitan areas of Philadelphia. Suburban taxes in Pennsylvania are less than in New Jersey, but the commute can be long and prohibitive.
CHILD CARE FACILITIES: There are many child care facilities in Mount Holly area, but none located at the office. Day care and special day care facilities are available within one mile of the office.
CLIMATE: The local climate is modified continental with a rather low incident of severe weather compared to the central plains. The average monthly temperature is warm and humid in August varying to cold and wet in January. Snowfall averages around 22 inches a year with average annual rainfall (liquid equivalent) of around 40 inches. The record high temperature is 103 degrees and the record low temperature is minus 15 degrees.