N.J. weather condition upgrade: Foot of snow possible as projection magnifies,new coastal storm approaches
NJ WEATHER|Updated: March 6, 2018
While some are simply recuperating from Friday’s storm, another one is headed our way beginning Tuesday night and it might discard a great deal of snow on North Jersey.
The bright side is that the wind and rain most likely will not be as bad as Friday’s nor’easter.
Most current snowfall forecasts
The National Weather Service is anticipating as much as 8 to 12 inches of snow to collect throughout the northern half of New Jersey, with pockets of 18 inches of snow possible in sloping locations of Warren County and eastern Pennsylvania.
WeatherWorks is anticipating 4 to 8 inches of snow in North Jersey, with greater quantities possible in the greatest elevations; 4 to 8 inches of snow in Central Jersey, down to Monmouth County; 3 to 6 inches of snow from the Jersey Shore to inland locations of South Jersey; and 1 to 3 inches of snow from Atlantic City to Cape May.
AccuWeather is anticipating 6 to 12 inches of snow for the state’s main and northern areas, 3 to 6 inches of snow for the majority of South Jersey, and 1 to 3 inches of snow in the far southern locations of Cumberland and Cape May counties.
NY NJ PA Weather, based in Freehold, is forecasting 6 to 12 inches or more of snow throughout the majority of New Jersey, with rain blending in sometimes, and 3 to 6 inches of snow in far southern New Jersey and in eastern seaside locations, where the storm will begin as rain and modification to snow.
Here is exactly what we understand:
When will it begin?
While initially anticipated to begin around 10 p.m. Tuesday night, National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Ciemnecki stated Tuesday early morning that the storm is now anticipated to start at midnight. The temperature levels will be back up to the low 40s on Thursday.
How much will we get?
8 to 12 inches of snow is forecasted, according to Jay Engle, an NWS meteorologist. The snow will last till Wednesday night.
How will Wednesday’s commute be?
The snowfall is forecasted to be at its heaviest Wednesday early morning in between 5 a.m. and 7 a. m., which might produce a treacherous commute. Expect Delays.
” It’s going to be a bad commute in and an even worse one getting home,” Ciemnecki stated.
How about the wind?
The storm will bring strong winds, though not as strong as those from Friday’s storm. Winds are anticipated to peak at 20 to 25 miles per hour, while Friday’s nor’easter had winds of as much as 60 miles per hour.
” Winds will be strong,” stated National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Connolly. “They’re going to be gusty, however they’re not going to resemble last time.”
Do we need to worry about flooding?
No rain is anticipated, stated Connolly, and flooding is not as much of an issue just like the last nor’easter.
” This storm is a bit various,” stated Connolly. “This is more of a traditional winter season storm. There’ll be more snow with this.”
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