Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Most of the snow will fall in the evening hours.
Several inches of snow are expected Wednesday and Wednesday night in Somerset County, according to the National Weather Service. According to the NWS, reports are currently calling for rain and snow, mostly rain, throughout the day, with more snow in the evening and after midnight. Mitchell Gaines, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, said they are expecting a mixture of rain and snow, with rain mostly in the afternoon before it switches back to some snow in the evening. Snowfall Wednesday into Thursday will probably be about 3 inches. Gaines said the chance of rain and snow showers will linger through Thursday, and the storm should wind down throughout the day. In addition to the possible snow, Gaines said, …
Friday, February 8, 2013
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The nor'easter headed this way is expected to create blizzard conditions and severe winter weather for much of New Jersey. But the worst of it may miss Somerset County—while the National Weather Service is predicting periods of snow adding as much as one to two inches per hour later today, the earlier blizzard warnings for Union County and areas north and along the shore never reached here. Have you stocked your refrigerator? Have a generator standing by? Tell us what preparations you're taking in the comments box below—and take the poll and tell us how much snow the storm will leave in Bridgewater.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The storm could last Thursday evening through Saturday morning.
The Bridgewater Township Police department sent out a Nixle alert Wednesday afternoon concerning a briefing from the National Weather Service that is predicting the possibility of four or more inches of snow in Somerset County in a nor'easter possibly hitting the area beginning late Thursday. According to the report from NWS, there is currently the potential for eight or more inches of snow possible in Northern New Jersey and the Poconos in Pennsylvania. In addition, the threat of bad weather is escalating for the Friday evening commute because of the planned timing of the heaviest snowfall and increasing winds. The nor'easter is expected to initially hit the area beginning late Thursday and lasting through Saturday morning, with the …
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 …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The police department issued a warning about weather conditions.
The Bridgewater Township Police Department has issued a winter weather advisory for Bridgewater from 10 p.m. Tuesday through 11 a.m. Wednesday. According to the advisory, the National Weather Service is predicting sleet, snow and freezing rain. Rain and sleet are expected to hit the area late Tuesday evening, the service said, and snow is expected to begin mixing with that overnight. The National Weather Service said some freezing rain is possible late Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning before that wintry mix changes back to rain in the mid to late morning hours. Closer to the early afternoon, the advisory said, the precipitation will end. The advisory said to expect snow accumulations of an inch or less. Impacts on the township …
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 …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Winter weather advisory issued by National Weather Service Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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 …