Damian Giletto - Delaware Online
The National Weather Service sent out an emergency alert Wednesday morning that 1 to 2 inches of snow could fall in New Castle County in a sudden "snow squall."
The warning was issued for upstate Delaware and the surrounding area. The warning expired at 9:15 a.m.
The agency said a dangerous snow squall was located along a line extending from near Homeville to near Betterton, moving east at 55 mph.
The unusual weather pattern brought large, wet snowflakes that fell thickly, transforming what had been a normal morning into a brief snowscape that soon vanished.
These squalls have a history of producing 1 to 2 inches of snow in less than one hour, the agency said.
The agency advised motorists to avoid or delay traveling until the snow passed, saying rapid changes in visibility and slick road conditions could lead to accidents.