NEW JERSEY – Winter storm alarm has now been issued in 19 counties for a New Jersey wind blower that is already packing a stop on Thursday, which comes in the form of a Norse easter that can ultimately carry 55 mph winds, according to the National Weather Service .
As many as 7 inch snow is now possible in parts of New Jersey, and the roads have been closed in a number of areas (see road effect below)
Some schools have already discontinued activities on Friday. Learn more: New Jersey School Closings / Delayed Opening List for Friday
More than 5 inches have already fallen. Read more New Jersey Snow Totals, Town-By-Town ̵
Snow falls sharply in Southwest, Central and North Jersey on Thursday afternoon, according to NWS. We have current traffic impact and other important news about the storm below.
But up to 7 inches can stay in Morris, Sussex, Warren, Bergen, Passaic and Essex counties where a warning for wine storms applies until 10:00. Two to 4 inches can jump up in central Jersey and in Burlington and Camden. County, where a winter weather advisory is in force.
Read more: NJ Weather: Hourly Hour Forecast for Nor “easter Snow, 55-MPH Wind
Here are some of the traffic impacts: 19659003] Read more: Crashes reported over Essex County as snow storm
- Here is what is expected winter weather may be several hours a day on Thursday before it gradually changes to rain in the afternoon ( except in Morris, Sussex and Warren County). Rain can be heavy sometimes until Thursday night.
- A wintermix is being developed over Lehigh Valley, South Poconos and Northern New Jersey on Thursday afternoon and continues until Thursday evening. The winter mix can be on Friday morning.
- Strong winds rushing at 45 to 55 mph will evolve along the NJ beach and south DE on Thursday afternoon and will decrease Thursday night.
- Wind turbines are expected in coastal waters Thursday through Friday.
Here’s how storms affect traffic too:
- I-676: Accident at I-676 northbound south of Exit 4 – Atlantic Ave in Camden. Left shoulder closed 5-10 minutes delay; be careful.
- NJ 35: accident on NJ 35 south at Cliffwood Av in Aberdeen Twp. Right lane closed be careful.
- NJ 55: Accident at NJ 55 south south of Exit 48 – Ellis Mill Rd in Elk Twp. Right shoulder closed; be careful.
- New Jersey Turnpike: Accident at New Jersey Turnpike Highway South South of Interchange 7 – US 206 in Mansfield Twp. Left lane blocked.
- I-195: Accident At I-195 East West of Exit 8 – CR 539 in Robbinsville. Left lane closed 10-15 minutes delay, be careful.
- New Jersey Turnpike: Vehicles off the road on the New Jersey Turnpike north south of Interchange 5 – CR 541 in Westampton Twp. All courses are open to traffic.
- NJ 18: Vehicles off the road on NJ 18 south south of exit 25 – NJ 79 in Marlboro Twp. Left shoulder closed; 5-10 minutes delay, be careful.
- I-295: Accident on I-295 Northbound ramp to Exit 14 – Repaupo Road in Logan Twp. Right lane closed 5-10 minutes delay.
- US 206: Disability Trainer at US 206 North Hillsborough Rd in Hillsborough Twp. Right lane closed.
- Garden State Parkway: Speed Limitation on Garden State Parkway in both directions from the south of Exit 124 – Main St in Sayreville to the north of Asbury Toll Plaza in Tinton Falls; 45 mph due to salting.
- New Jersey Turnpike: Speed Limitation on New Jersey Turnpike in both directions from the Delaware Memorial Bridge in Pennsville Twp to the south of Interchange 11 – Garden State Parkway in Woodbridge Twp; 45 miles per hour, due to maintenance of salt activities.
- I-295: Handicapped car on I-295 north to the south of Exit 10 – Center Square Rd in Logan Twp. Right shoulder closed 15-20 minutes delay; be careful.
- US 130: Accident and a Toolball Down on US 130 South at CR 634 / Market St in Gloucester City. All lanes were closed and relaxed 5-10 minutes delay; be careful.
- NJ 55: Vehicles off the road on NJ 55 north north of Exit 29 – CR 552 / Sherman Off in Vineland. 1 lane can be closed be careful.
- NJ 55: Vehicles off the road on NJ 55 north of the north of Exit 48 – Ellis Mill Rd in Glassboro. Left shoulder closed; Be careful.
- Garden State Parkway: Reverse vehicle on Garden State Parkway south north of Exit 58 – CR 539 in Little Egg Harbor Twp. Right lane blocked.
- NJ 55: accident and a detoured vehicle on NJ 55 north south of exit 56 – NJ 47 in Deptford Twp. Left shoulder closed 15-20 minutes delay; be careful.
- Garden State Parkway: accident at Garden State Parkway southbound Great Egg Toll Plaza in Somers Point. Right lane blocked.
- NJ 55: Delays on NJ 55 northbound approaching NJ 42 in Deptford Twp delays due to volume.
The storm is actually a “heavy mess” of rain, ice and snow that even left the accumulation As far south as Louisiana, says The Weather Channel.
It would be quite early to accumulate snow in the region. During a typical season, the first snowfall in New Jersey occurs in mid-December, according to The Weather Channel.
Snow fell during pre-Halloween nor easter 2011; threads and tree boundaries fell due to the wet snow and many leaves had not fallen, causing power lines and trees.
Motorists and air passengers in much of the eastern United States should be prepared for more delays as the winter storm for this week goes its way before surplus travel around Thanksgiving according to AccuWeather.
The weather pattern becomes more typical for late December or the beginning of January storm that will consist of much of the eastern United States of the week. “The pattern is not only colder than average conditions in mid-November, but is also filled with winter-like storms,” said AccuWeather in a press release.
While the rainfall is expected to be rain and winter blend, snow is possible at the beginning of the storm, AccuWeather said.
How much snow that ends falling will ultimately depend on the highway: A low pressure system near the coast or inland would draw warmer air from the Atlantic, resulting in more rain than snow, according to The Weather Channel.
An offshore track would allow cold air to remain locked in the east, which means snow or ice-blend over a larger stretch of the region.
“Because it may fall hard at the start when temperatures are near or under freezing in the Washington, DC upward I-95 zone there may be a rapid accumulation that makes some roads slippery,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bernie Rayno.
Here is the forecast:
- Thursday afternoon: Snow before 16:00, since rain, snow and snow. High in the vicinity of 36. Northeast wind around 14 mph, with winds as high as 29 mph. The risk of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow and sludge accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
- Thursday night: Snow, rain or snow. Low about 35. Breeze, with northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with winds as high as 32 mph. The risk of precipitation is 100%. New random accumulation of less than one inch possible.
- Friday: A chance of snow or rain before noon, then a little chance of showers between noon and 1:00. Cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, high in the vicinity of 45. Windy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with winds as high as 33 mph. The risk of precipitation is 40%.
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