Big forecast bust for New Jersey, no blizzard with only moderate snowfall amounts!


At 6am we have light snow falling in the Clifton area, temperatures are in the upper teens, winds are from the north gusting to 20 mph, accumulation of snow is around 5 inches.

Well it appears that the American model (GFS) was more correct than the trusted European as the worst part of the storm will end up about 100 miles east of what was indicated by that European model and most forecasters, me included, maybe we should of used the “shower curtain” model.   However there was an intense storm but most of the real heavy snowfall is over Eastern Long Island and Eastern New England where accumulations will be over two feet.

Today we will have periods of mainly light snow with additional accumulations of around three inches, less to our west and more to our east.  The snow will taper off later this afternoon and end this evening, temperatures will be cold and winds will continue from the north gusting to 30 mph.

Wednesday will be dry with quite cold temperatures.

A weak storm system will likely give us some light snow Thursday afternoon into early Friday morning with an inch or two of accumulation, sunshine returns Friday afternoon

At this time the weekend looks dry and cold.

Another possible storm may affect the area on Monday.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – Snow with some blowing snow, windy with gusts to 30 mph, highs in the upper 20s, additional accumulation of around 3 inches.

TONIGHT – Light snow ending, low in the upper 20s.

WEDNESDAY – Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny, high in the upper 20s.

THURSDAY – Increasing clouds with snow likely in the afternoon and evening, accumulations 1-2 inches, high in the low 30s.

FRIDAY – Chance of morning light snow then becoming mostly sunny, high in the low 30s.

SATURDAY – Mostly sunny and quite cold, high in the low 20s.

SUNDAY – Partly sunny, high in the upper 20s.

MONDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow, high near 30.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  Gale warnings are in effect for northwest winds gusting to 40 knots, seas 9-14.

OUTLOOK – Small craft advisory likely on Wednesday with no advisories expected Wednesday night and Thursday, gales possible on Friday.

 

Have a good day!

 

  • Pattie O

    Definitely not the blizzard we were expecting, but still a good amount of snow! No worries about it being a bust, Mother Nature just loves to play her games with NJ!

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    • Allan Kazimir Post author

      Yes Pattie we missed the big one by only about 40 miles, it was still a significant storm for this winter, it was fun tracking and I am glad weather is an inexact science, if we knew definitely the outcome the entire hobby would be boring.

      Reply

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