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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.
Kinnelon OEM warns that wind could still bring snow-laden branches down.
Just over a foot of snow was dropped on the tri-boro as the Kinnelon Office of Emergency Management shared information on their Facebook page from the NOAA declaring 12.5 accumulated inches of snow fell in Butler on Friday. "Branches are laden with heavy snow, so some additional branches may come down," the Kinnelon OEM said. While residents dug out their driveways Saturday morning, the Kinnelon OEM said little to no power outages were reported during the storm and no significant damage had been called in. The snow, itself, is particularly moist and heavy, OEM said while warning residents to be careful while shoveling. "This snow has a higher than average moisture content and is heavier than normal. Often first responders have to attend …
Police ask residents to park in driveways so plows can come through.
Police are warning residents not to park their vehicles on borough roadways as plow trucks and salters make their way through the tri-boro to clear roadways. Kinnelon police sent Nixle alerts out twice Friday asking subscribers not to park on borough roads. "Be advised it is prohibited to park on snow covered roads," police said. "Vehicles left upon the road are subject to fines according to BO 88-22." Fines can also be imposed on drivers who do not clear off their cars before driving with snow on them. This can cause a safety risk to motorists surrounding the snow-covered car. Butler and Bloomingdale have similar parking bans that ask residents not to park on streets, not only during and after snowstorms, but during certain times …
Winter storm watch in effect starting Friday afternoon, with 5 to 10 inches of snow forecast for parts of New Jersey.
A winter storm watch is in effect for Morris County from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning, with forecasts showing the possibility of 5 to 10 inches of heavy snow being dumped on the region in that time. The snow is expected to change to sleet and rain in some areas at times and could create hazardous travel conditions with greatly reduced visibility, according to a National Weather Service alert. Jeffrey Paul, director of the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, said the office is monitoring the potential storm and how it might affect the county. Forecasts suggest there could be minor accumulations early Friday, and then plowable accumulations between 7 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday, he said. The National Weather Service …
National Weather Service predicts chance of snow for several days.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day may bring snow showers to the tri-boro that could continue for the following few days, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS predicts a chance of snow showers, mostly after 10 a.m., on Monday in which less than a half an inch of snow could accumulate. New snow of about an inch could accumulate on Monday night. Tuesday and Wednesday predictions also call for a "slight chance of snow showers" according to NWS website.
1-4 inches of snow possible in the area.
Between 1 and 4 inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain were predicted for Morris and Warren counties Tuesday night, according to a winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). The nighttime hours featured a wintry mix of precipitation—primarily freezing rain mixed with some snow as of midnight—that made roads slick and driving treacherous. The "hazardous" weather is expected to continue until 11 a.m. Wednesday. Ice could accumulate to half an inch. "The precipitation is expected to change to a mix of snow and sleet overnight," the NWS said Tuesday. "The wintry mix is forecast to change gradually back to all rain during mid- to late-morning hours on Wednesday before ending." The NWS said rain and sleet could cause …
Bloomingdale DPW superintendent said highways are particularly slippery.
Bloomingdale Department of Public Works (DPW) Superintendent Al Gallagher has advised motorists to avoid driving Wednesday night as a winter storm has created hazardous road conditions throughout the area. "It's nasty out here," Gallagher said as he sat in traffic on Hamburg Turnpike just after 4 p.m. Gallagher said Route 23 and Route 287 were particularly slippery and that he had seen cars sliding on the roads. Kinnelon and Butler police were unavailable for comment. Bloomingdale DPW crews began salting the roadways around 3:30 p.m. when snow started to fall. By 4 p.m., Gallagher said the snow started to mix with sleet as it fell. Gallagher said the borough's weather advisor has predicted 2 to 4 inches of snow to fall within a nine-hour …
Areas close to New York City could see flooding, National Weather Service reports.
Santa may have left plenty of goodies under the tree, but Mother Nature is about to leave a mess outside in Northern New Jersey. According to the National Weather Service, Morris, Passaic and Bergen counties can expect anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of snow to blanket the area, with precipitation first appearing between 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Compounding the snowfall, meteorologist David Stark said, is the potential of up to a quarter-inch of ice. The storm, which may also bring wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour, won’t lighten up until sunrise Thursday, Stark said. Essex and Union counties can expect more of a freezing rain and rain mix, which may begin as snowfall, Stark said. Those areas could also see mild to moderate …
Most areas see light accumulation, slick driving conditions.
Many North Jersey residents woke up Tuesday morning to a rare white Christmas. The first measurable New Jersey Christmas snowfall in a decade was expected to produce 1 to 2 inches in some areas by Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory was issued Monday into early Tuesday morning with snow and freezing rain expected. Precipitation began as snow in most areas Monday night at about 7 p.m., causing slick and hazardous driving conditions on some roads. Storms on Wednesday and Saturday could produce more snow, according to the NWS. How does the scene look in your neighborhood? Tell us in the comments and upload photos to this article.