NJ And PA  Winter Storm Update – Nor’Easter

For the past few days we have been bringing you update on the pending snow storm/ Nor’Easter (Snow-Easter) that the Tristate will be getting.

If you want to see our AM update click the link below.

NJ Winter Storm Update – Nor’Easter – 11AM

At 5PM the National Weather Service in Mount Holly put out their latest briefing. In simple terms it says that snow amounts have mostly increased especially to the north, decreased slightly in southeast NJ and parts of Delmarva.

Let’s break it down the full forecast for you.

According to latest from The National Weather Service, a winter storm warning has been issued for most viewers in our area and will be in effect in the tri-state from Sunday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon.

Precipitation will begin as snow as it arrives SW to NE Sunday afternoon and evening. Sunday night into Monday morning, a mix with or change to sleet and rain is likely from the coast up to near the I-95 corridor. Precipitation changes back to snow by late Monday before winding down Tuesday afternoon.

Snow

NJ And PA Winter Storm Update - Nor’Easter

NJ And PA Winter Storm Update – Nor’Easter

Significant snowfall is expected, with the heaviest amounts favored over eastern Pennsylvania and central and northern New Jersey. The expected area of heaviest snow has shifted northward today.

However, the exact storm track remains uncertain and a shift in track could bring the heavier snow amounts farther north or south. The heaviest snow is likely during the day Monday, when rates could exceed 1 inch per hour in the heaviest bands. Snow will likely continue into Tuesday, but additional accumulation then will be limited.

Philadelphia could see up to 12 inches of snow with Cape May County getting less than one inch. The bulk of the snow, up to 16 inches, are north of 95.

Winds

Strong winds will develop especially near the coast and over the waters with gusts reaching 40 to 50+ mph, strongest on Monday. This could result in power outages. Inland, gusts could reach 35 to 45 mph, creating reduced visibility and very hazardous travel in blowing and drifting snow.

Moderate Flooding

Coastal flooding is likely and could reach moderate levels as early as Monday morning along the Atlantic coast and Delaware Bay.

The winds today actually did a great things for Ocean City.

For those who may not know, the Ocean City boardwalk had a fire at Playland’s Castaway Cove amusement park.

If you want to read the story or see the photos click the link below.

4-Alarm Fire At Ocean City’s Playland Amusement Park

The winds helped push the flames off the rides and towards the beach.

Tune back later for more updates!