24-Hour Storm Could Produce a Foot of Snow, Expert Says

Meteorologist says classic coastal storm will be nasty and create a 'pretty big mess.'

Here we snow again.

Northern New Jersey is about to get slammed with what weather experts are calling a 24-hour event from Wednesday night into Thursday night, and could leave behind as much as a foot of snow and ice.

Deemed the first “classic” coastal storm of the year by meteorologist Rob Reale at Weather Works in Hackettstown, snowfall will begin around midnight Wednesday into Thursday. Motorists looking to hit the roads for work Thursday morning will be greeted by one- to two-inches of snow on the pavement with more to come, Reale said.

As Thursday morning progresses, snowfall totals will reach anywhere between three and six inches, and then turn over to ice and freezing rain in the afternoon, Reale said.

It won’t end there, though. Once the wetter precipitation stops, more snow is expected for the evening commute Thursday, and won’t end until midnight.

“Driving conditions are going to be nasty,” Reale said. “There’ll be high winds, coastal flooding, and plenty of precipitation. It’s definitely going to be a pretty big mess.”

While the details of the storm’s track are still fuzzy, Reale said, residents in northern New Jersey can expect anywhere between 6 and 12 inches of snow when the storm wraps up.

Jersey February 12, 2014 at 04:11 PM
If that was supposed to be satirical, it will be lost on most people as it was a little too dead-on.
Chuck Ruff February 12, 2014 at 04:18 PM
I'm assuming it's satirical, but it's not that far removed from actual right-wing posts I've seen on the internet.
DD February 12, 2014 at 05:20 PM
And of course, much of the supposed "right-wing" nonsense you see on the internet is typed in by people attempting to show that ring-wingers are ignorant. It is, in fact, the height of ignorance to think that half of the nation is heartless and stupid. It defies logic. It's just plain dumb.
Jimmy Lawson February 12, 2014 at 10:39 PM
Wow it's just going to snow. Unfourtualy there is nothing that we can do about it but can someone tell me why everyone is turning friggin snow into a political thing?????? You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Get back to where you once belong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Windrunner February 13, 2014 at 03:02 AM
Is this a bad time to say I'd just really like a snow day called so there's no school tomorrow? and not get into the whole global climate change thing going down? probably......is


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