Sunday, March 24, 2013
Two to four inches of snow is expected.
The calendar may say spring, but nobody told the weather. The National Weather Service (NWS) released a hazardous weather advisory for the region which could bring rain and snow to Morris County as early as Sunday night and into Monday, possibly until early Tuesday morning. Morris County officials said Saturday afternoon they expect two to four inches of "heavy and wet snow" to fall, according to a statement from Jeff Paul, director of the Morris County Office of Emergency Management. Between one and three inches could accumulate on the ground. This is an increase from earlier estimates of one to three inches of snowfall with one-quarter to half an inch accumulation possible. "Snow is expected to arrive around 5 [a.m.]-6 a.m. Monday and …
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.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Snow-covered highways in Morris and Passaic Counties result in closings and accidents along Route 287.
The weather forecast for snow Friday was correct. As snow blanketed the region, schools closed early, events were re-scheduled and people scrambled to get home or to the grocery store.