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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.
A massive winter storm cut off the area and threatened food supplies.
Think this is bad? For the sake of comparison -- or to remind ourselves what a difference a century makes -- we're retelling the story of the Blizzard of '88. 1888, that is. Fifty years later, the Blizzard Men and Ladies gathered to retell the story of the Blizzard of '88. They were the survivors of a storm that hit the New York metropolitan area in March of 1888. The weekend of March 10 and 11 was mild. According to The New York Herald, John J. Meisinger, buyer at Ridley's department store in Manhattan, was a local laughingstock. He had purchased a carload of unsold snow shovels for $1,200. When the shovels were delivered to his store, the temperature was 50 degrees. Then, overnight, two storms converged and the temperature plummeted. …
After this balmy week, it turns frigid
Waves of arctic air are expected to arrive in South Orange by the middle of next week, according to Accuweather meteorologist Justin Roberti, following pleasant weather this week. And when it arrives, the cold spell could stay for a while. Roberti writes, "There is some indication that steering-level winds, known as the jet stream, could dip southward over the region for an extended period aside from a few wobbles." Current forecasts show temperatures in the 20s for late next week, but this could change. According to Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, "Farther north and east (from the northern Plains to the central Great Lakes, New England and the mid-Atlantic), it is possible that the waves of arctic air may have more staying power, …
Stormy weather leads to fender-benders throughout county.
Updated 4: 30 p.m. During this December storm, accidents and weather conditions are closing roads throughout Essex County. In Livingston, there was a four-car accident reported around 3:30 p.m. northbound on Eisenhower Parkway causing lane closures near the Roseland border, police said. Also reported, on East Hobart Gap Road a car hit a tree near Meadowbrook Road in Livingston. In South Orange, police have closed the "S" curves on South Orange Avenue through the South Mountain Reservation that stretching from South Orange into Millburn at about 3:45 p.m. Bloomfield Avenue is reportedly very congested Trains and buses are cross-honoring today. How was your commute home today? Did you experience any delays from closed roads or traffic …
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 …
The weekend will be mostly cloudy with highs in the 50s.
Residents in New Jersey and New York can breathe a sigh of relief this weekend, as power restoration continues following Hurricane Sandy. The National Weather Service says some areas will experience colder temperatures, but no severe weather or flooding is expected. According to the forecast, scattered precipitation is possible in the interior northeast, eastern Great Lakes and central Appalachians. Rain and light snow could fall due to a cooler air mass, the weather service said. Any wintry precipitation should be less than two inches. Expect lows in the 30s, with temperatures climbing into the 40s and 50s throughout the weekend. In the event of any significant rainfall, you can watch flood gauges in the area.
NJ Transit announces system-wide cross-honoring in advance of weekend storm. Customers advised to check njtransit.com before traveling.
With the latest blast of winter weather expected to move into the region starting this evening, NJ TRANSIT is closely monitoring the storm, with operations, customer service and police personnel taking proactive steps to minimize delays and ensure service reliability. The National Weather Service is predicting 1 to 3 inches of snow overnight starting mainly after 10 p.m. for Essex County, New Jersey, with new snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible on Saturday morning before 1 p.m. All NJ Transit customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information before starting their trip. Systemwide Cross-Honoring in Effect: To give customers additional travel options during the expected …
Resolution demanding an investigation of PSE&G appears on the agenda.
On October 29, an earlier than usual snowstorm blanketed the East Coast, leaving 6,000 residents in South Orange without power. As customers sat in the dark and called PSE&G for assistance, they were told a multitude of things, ranging from “it’ll be fixed by midnight tonight” to “our records show you have power.” Tonight, at the Board of Trustees special meeting (7:30 p.m. at Village Hall), the South Orange Board of Trustees will discuss a resolution that requests an investigation into PSE&G’s informational management. Added to the agenda mid-afternoon on Monday, Resolution 2011-303 requests the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to conduct an investigation of information management by Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) and…