Conditions are favoring yet another nor’easter to impact Northern New Jersey. This comes after a significant storm ripped through the area only a few days ago. The previous storm brought heavy wet snow to most areas above 800 feet and heavy rain and flooding to all other areas. Unfortunately, this storm, set to hit the area late Tuesday night through early Thursday morning, will bring even more snow and this time to most northern counties north of I-95. The area shouldn’t get the extreme wind guests that were received with the past storm, which will hopefully keep more trees and poles from moving excessively and falling.
Because tree removal and electrical repairs are currently underway for the foretasted area, extreme care and caution is advised with this storm. Wires, branches and trees that are currently down will quickly become snow covered throughout Wednesday and the roads will become hard to navigate. Prepare early for this storm and do not underestimate it. It is better to look ahead and prepare, than look back and regret. Make sure all love ones are safe and warm, especially if they currently have no power. Check with your local authorities for information on warming stations or areas where emergency relief is set up.
See below for potential accumulation amounts for The Jefferson Chronicle‘s surrounding readership area. It is important to note that some areas may see extreme amounts of 14+ inches, this is all dependent on the track of the storm and where heavy banding may occur.
Overview of conditions:
Heavy wet snow with significant snow accumulations expected, and wind gusts up to 15 mph.
Precipitation is expected to begin light starting Tuesday night, and ramping up throughout the day Wednesday. Precipitation is expected to end late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.
Weather Alerts for Our Area:
Sussex, Morris and All Other Counties North of I-95: Winter Storm Warning
Potential Accumulation Amounts:
Jefferson/Lake Hopatcong: 7-14 inches
Hopatcong: 7-14 inches
Newton: 7-14 inches
Dover: 7-14 inches
West Milford: 8-16 inches
Note: These are only estimates and can change dramatically as the storm approaches.