Wednesday, March 6, 2013
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.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The watch begins 3 pm on Friday, with snow falling during the evening at a rate of one to two inches an hour.
4 PM UPDATE: A winter storm watch is now in effect from 3 pm Friday to 6 am Saturday for our area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Predicted snow accumulations are 6 to 10 inches. Snow early on Friday is forecast to change to rain during the daylight hours, then back to heavy snow late in the day on Friday and into the evening. A snowfall rate of one to two inches an hour may happen during the heaviest snowfall. Winds of 30 to 40 mph will produce drifts as well. There is also a small chance of a thunderstorm during the storm. Expect temperatures in the 25 to 30 degree range. --------------- It's still early, but the preliminary forecasts of snow from what could be the Big Storm of 2013 are in the five to ten inch range, …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Alerts from PSEG, Cranford Police and the National Weather Service.
The Cranford Police Department and several other local departments are issuing advisories about high wind, rain, flash flooding and possible power outages due to an oncoming storm that will hit our area Wednesday evening. Below, alerts from the National Weather Service and PSEG. The National Weather Service has issued the following advisories for flash floods and high winds beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday night through 6 a.m. Thursday morning: .HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED TONIGHT CAUSING POSSIBLE FLASHY URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING... ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHEAST NEW …
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
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, September 18, 2012
The National Weather Service predicts hazardous weather and has issued a wind advisory for Union County.
Gusty winds —including the potential for an isolated tornado — and heavy rain resulting in flash flooding could plague Union County this afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS predicts a chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The chance of precipitation is 80%, with new rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch possible. A wind advisory is in effect from noon to midnight. The heavy rainfall could produce isolated flash flooding. The NWS predicts local severe storms with damaging wind gusts and a possble isolated tornado. The time of greatest impact looks to be from late afternoon into evening.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tips for before, during and after the sultry weather.
Summer is back. While Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of the summer season, high temperatures throughout the past holiday weekend made it feel pretty official to anyone struggling to find ways to beat the heat. And if the weekend wasn't hot enough, temperatures in Maplewood topped 91 degrees today. That said, it's time to once more offer some heat safety tips. Many may be familiar, but can be easy to ignore until it's too late. These come courtesy the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preparing for a Heatwave What is the heat index? What meteorologists call the heat index is a number in degrees Fahrenheit that indicates how hot it actually feels outside, when relative humidity is added to the air temperature. When…