New Jersey Could See Up To A Foot of Snow
For the past few days, you may have been seeing online that a massive winter storm could be coming to our area from Friday night through Saturday late afternoon.
The Euro Weather Model and North American Mesoscale Model have been projecting some outrageous predictions which could have seen up to three feet of snow.
The National Weather Service says that this won’t be the case.
In their latest weather briefing at 4 pm, they said that there will significant snow accumulations of 6 inches or more probable with some areas closer to the Jersey show getting 8-12 inches of snow. There will be a sharp gradient to lower amounts of snow near and west of the I-95 corridor.
Philadelphia and its surrounding towns could see 4-6 inches.
The details including snow totals will ultimately depend on the track of the storm. A farther offshore track will result in accumulating snow shifting eastward.
Strong winds will be possible especially during the height of the storm and after the storm. The strongest winds may occur later Friday night and Saturday, initially along the coast then potentially all areas Saturday.
Northeast to north winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph are possible. This would result in some tree damage and power outages. This would be your time to put things away or tie them down.
Minor coastal flooding is possible on Saturday for the Atlantic coasts of New Jersey and Delaware including Delaware Bay. It doesn’t look like much storm surge will occur. Luckily for us, the last full moon was 10 days ago.
Tune back tomorrow for more details on this storm.