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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.
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 …
Senior Center in Morristown Town Hall will be open to the public as a 'warming shelter' from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Morristown firehouse on Speedwell Avenue open 24/7 effective Tuesday.
Baby, it's cold outside. And, we don't even have any fluffy, fun snow to show for it (of course, that might be the last thing anyone wants come Friday). This might come as a shock to many, but after the temperature rose into the 50s on Sunday, it has dropped deep into the 20s since and is not expected to climb out until sometime next week. In response, Morristown has opened its Senior Center--located in Town Hall--to the public as a "warming shelter" until further notice. Regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Morristown Fire Department firehouse on Speedwell Avenue also is open 24/7 for winter relief, effective immediately. As if the super cold temperature isn't bad enough, early predictions indicate a …
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 …
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.
Cancellations include anti-bully event to be held at Morristown High School.
Tuesday's winter weather event may not have been strong enough to knock out school (or power, bite our tongues), but apparently it has proven enough to knock out all afternoon activities. The Morris School District made the announcement by midday to cancel all after-school activities in light of the storm, which is predicted to cause more trouble by evening. Unfortunately for anyone planning on attending the anti-bullying seminar Tuesday night at Morristown High School, that has been cancelled as well. The event has been rescheduled for Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
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Winter weather advisory issued by National Weather Service Tuesday.
As snow continued to fall throughout the northern part of New Jersey Tuesday afternoon, the evening commute looked to be a possibly dangerous and messy trip for many. A winter weather advisory was issued by the National Weather Service and is in effect until 7 p.m. for multiple counties, including Morris, Somerset, Warren and Sussex. “This winter weather advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties,” the alert from the NWS said. “Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility. Use extra care while driving.” The advisory said that the precipitation will be mainly snow, mixing with rain at some locations. Accumulations were predicted to reach between 2 to 4 inches. The snow was expected to continue through the …