Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Precipitation expected to begin Wednesday, linger until Thursday, meteorologist says.
What many hope will be the final snowfall of the winter season is expected to be mild in accumulation but heavy in wind gusts, according to the National Weather Service. A low-pressure system making its way through the Mid-Atlantic is approaching New Jersey and will bring approximately two inches of precipitation to the northern portion of the state Wednesday through Thursday, National Weather Service meteorologist Mitchell Gaines said. Snowfall is expected to begin early Wednesday, then mix with rain in the afternoon and return to snow by night, Gaines said. Winds will gust between 20 and 25 miles-per-hour, Gaines said, but could climb to as high as 40 miles-per-hour at times. Lingering rainfall will end by Thursday morning, Gaines said.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The watch begins 3 pm on Friday, with snow falling during the evening at a rate of one to two inches an hour.
4 PM UPDATE: A winter storm watch is now in effect from 3 pm Friday to 6 am Saturday for our area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Predicted snow accumulations are 6 to 10 inches. Snow early on Friday is forecast to change to rain during the daylight hours, then back to heavy snow late in the day on Friday and into the evening. A snowfall rate of one to two inches an hour may happen during the heaviest snowfall. Winds of 30 to 40 mph will produce drifts as well. There is also a small chance of a thunderstorm during the storm. Expect temperatures in the 25 to 30 degree range. --------------- It's still early, but the preliminary forecasts of snow from what could be the Big Storm of 2013 are in the five to ten inch range, …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Steady snowfall on Saturday produced between 2 and 5 inches.
A winter storm brought several inches of snow to most of North Jersey on Saturday. The weather system, referred to as Winter Storm Freyr by The Weather Channel, was expected to drop 2 to 5 inches throughout the region. Snow began falling in most areas by late morning and started to taper off late Saturday night. The storm reduced visibility in some areas and caused treacherous travelling conditions. Skies are expected to clear on Sunday with temperatures in the low 30s. Initially forecasters were unsure if Freyr would track into Northern New Jersey or veer out toward the coast but their prediction was confirmed on Friday. According to a report on NJ.com, state Department of Transportation crews early Saturday morning pre-treated highways …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Northern New Jersey to see all snow and no ice or rain from fast-moving storm, expert says.
A low-pressure system originating from the Gulf of Mexico headed for the Northeast will make for a snowy Saturday in northern New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service. The fast-moving storm that has deposited precipitation in other parts of the country will likely produce 2 to 4 inches of snow in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Union and Essex counties Saturday, with areas to the north and west—Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties—likely seeing less, meteorologist Lauren Nash said. “We’re still somewhat uncertain about the absolute track of the storm,” Nash said, “but it seems very likely northern New Jersey will get just snow and no rain or ice.” The snowfall is expected to begin around 7 a.m. Saturday, Nash said, and should…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The National Weather Service predicts hazardous weather and has issued a wind advisory for Union County.
Gusty winds —including the potential for an isolated tornado — and heavy rain resulting in flash flooding could plague Union County this afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS predicts a chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The chance of precipitation is 80%, with new rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch possible. A wind advisory is in effect from noon to midnight. The heavy rainfall could produce isolated flash flooding. The NWS predicts local severe storms with damaging wind gusts and a possble isolated tornado. The time of greatest impact looks to be from late afternoon into evening.