On the Radar: Weather, oil spill report, Verizon iPhone, Arizona Mass
People enjoy the rare treat of sliding on snow Monday at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia.
January 11th, 2011
08:46 AM ET

On the Radar: Weather, oil spill report, Verizon iPhone, Arizona Mass

Winter weather – A winter storm that covered much of the Southeast with snow and ice will move up the East Coast on Tuesday, forecasters said.

The National Weather Service predicted 5 to 8 inches of snow in the Philadelphia area, 4 inches or more in northern New Jersey, and 2 to 6 inches in southern Delaware from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning.

Light to moderate sleet and ice accumulations are expected across parts of the Carolinas, according to the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center in Camp Springs, Maryland.

Although most of the wintry precipitation had left much of the South by Monday night, parts of the region are likely to see snow and ice on the ground until the weekend, as an Arctic low slides in, bringing low temperatures in the teens.

Oil spill report – The National Oil Spill Commission established by President Barack Obama will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. to release its final report on last spring's disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

In an advance chapter released last week, the commission said: "The well blew out because a number of separate risk factors, oversights, and outright mistakes combined to overwhelm the safeguards meant to prevent just such an event from happening." It blamed most of the problems on management failures at BP, Halliburton and Transocean.

Verizon iPhone announcement – Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Verizon President Lowell McAdam are expected to announce the launch of a Verizon-friendly Apple iPhone at an 11 a.m. news conference. Since Apple launched the iPhone in 2007, AT&T has had an exclusive market in the United States. Industry reports say Verizon will start taking orders for the new devices in early February.

Community Mass in Arizona – Mourners will gather at a "community healing" Mass on Tuesday for victims of the weekend shooting outside an Arizona supermarket that killed six people including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl and wounded 14 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

The Mass will be held at 7 p.m. (9 p.m. ET) at St. Odilia Church in Tucson, where 9-year-old shooting victim Christina Green sang in the children's choir and made her First Communion a year ago.

"Right now it is important as a community to pull together and to reach out in care and concern to all who have been affected by this tragedy," Bishop Gerald Kicanas wrote Monday in a letter to the parishioners of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson.

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    January 11, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. COL. BAT GUANO

    Snow, ice and oil falling on the east coast.

    January 11, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. Gee

    I LOVE THIS SHOT of playing in the snow at piedmont, i wish i would have known that many people were out there I would have went on yesterday

    January 11, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
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  5. David Cole

    A verizon 'friendly' iPhone?! Does this mean that iPhone owners will no longer have to fork out a little more money on a CDMA tracfone to make sure they can make phone calls?! This should send ripples through tracfone's offices, except that there are probably going to be similar problems with the verizon version anyway, and tracfone will sell more GSM phones to compensate for the new iPhone users on verizon.

    January 12, 2011 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |