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.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The heavy weather is expected to hit late Wednesday.
The National Weather Service is reporting possible heavy rainfall and high winds throughout Central and North Jersey after 7 p.m. Wednesday. According to Kristin Kline, meteriologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, there is currently a flash flood watch for Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset, Sussex, Warren and Morris counties. This watch is for 10 p.m. Wednesday through 2 a.m. Thursday, with some areas expecting to see an inch of rainfall, and others to see one-and-a-half inches of rain. "It depends on where the heavier downpours occur, and how much thunderstorm activity occurs," Kline said. "We are expecting some scattered and fast-moving showers to move in in the late afternoon and evening hours." Kline said some …
Monday, January 28, 2013
A winter weather advisory for Verona, Cedar Grove and the rest of Essex could cause hazardous travel on Monday, National Weather Service says.
The National Weather Service is saying the current sleet and snow could cause a hazardous commute on Monday afternoon. A winter weather advisory is in effect for Western Essex on Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Snow and sleet is predicted during the day Monday with an accumulations of up to an inch. In the afternoon, the weather precipitation will change to freezing rain and sleet during rush hour. Other areas in weather advisory include eastern and western Passaic county, eastern and western Bergen county and eastern and western Essex county.
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…
Track of storm still undetermined; snow could accumulate to several inches.
Just 30 miles could mean the difference between no precipitation and several inches of snow this weekend for Northern New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service. As a low-pressure system works its way to the northeast out of the Gulf of Mexico, freezing temperatures could create some severe weather and “plowable snow” Saturday into Sunday, National Weather Service meteorologist Joey Picca said. As of Thursday afternoon, however, the exact track of the storm was still uncertain, Picca said, and Northern New Jersey will have to wait to see if the system heads toward the coast or straight through this portion of the state. “It’s about a 30-mile difference (east or west),” Picca said. “Depending on that track, it could make a world …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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 …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
National Weather Service issues hazardous weather outlook for northern, southern parts of state.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Parts of New Jersey may see hazardous weather conditions this week and into next week as Hurricane Sandy makes its way to the U.S., according to the National Weather Service. "]Hurricane] Sandy is slowly gathering strength south-southwest of Jamaica. The current forecast track has Sandy passing over Jamaica Wednesday afternoon as a hurricane, then near or over eastern Cuba Wednesday night. Winds have already begun to increase in and around the Florida Peninsula, especially over the coastal waters where Small Craft Advisories and Tropical Storm Watches are in effect," the NWS said. In New Jersey, the hazardous weather outlook has been issued to begin Thursday, when rainfall and increased wind speeds are expected. "The remnants of Sandy may …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Threat of severe thunderstorms, damaging winds and hail throughout northeast New Jersey, according to National Weather Service.
A tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Saturday for northeast New Jersey. The National Weather Service is predicting severe thunderstorms, hail and damaging winds for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union Counties in New Jersey, as well as the possibility of a few tornadoes. The severe weather outlook also includes New York City, as well as parts of southeast New York state and Connecticut. Between a quarter and a half-inch of rain is possible this afternoon in Verona and Cedar Grove, where there is a 60 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m. Things are looking brighter for Sunday. The forecast calls for a mostly sunny day and a high near 77. Please report any weather cancellations in the comments below.