The storm today worked out pretty much as expected in Northwest New Jersey but probably fell short in eastern sections, much as the short-range American model was indicating. It seems that areas which ended up about as expected were west of Rt. 206, north of Routes 78 and Rt. 24 and about 5 miles inland from the Hudson River give or take. Snowfall totals would have been higher but the snow was quite wet and compacted quite a bit, making snowfall look less than it is, but when you go to shovel it you will notice that the water content is quite high and it is back breaking snow.
The high water content of the snow makes it very heavy and has caused a significant number of power outages in Northern New Jersey. Click here to view the latest outage map from First Energy and click here to view the outage map from Orange & Rockland Electric.
There were even reports of thundersnow today, which is rare and shows the intensity and rapid intensification of the storm.
Anyway, moving forward the steady snow will come to an end around 10-11 pm with the light snow and snow showers ending by around 2-3 am tomorrow morning.
We will then have a variably cloudy Thanksgiving Day with a slight chance of a snow shower in the afternoon and evening. The high will be in the mid 30’s.
Black Friday will then be mostly sunny but quite cold in the morning with lows in the mid to upper teens and highs in the low 30’s.
Saturday there will be a chance of some light snow from the late morning into the early afternoon. It will be quite cold with a low in the mid to upper teens and highs in the low to mid 30’s.
Sunday will be variably cloudy and warmer with highs in the mid 40’s.
Monday night into Tuesday morning we will have a chance of light rain or light snow with highs on Monday in the upper 40’s.
Tuesday night into Wednesday morning we will have another chance of some light rain or light snow with highs in the mid to upper 30’s on Tuesday and the mid to upper 40’s on Wednesday.
Thursday and Friday we will have a chance of rain or snow with highs in the low to mid 40’s.
Next Saturday through Monday should be mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 40’s.
Next Tuesday we will have a chance of rain or snow with highs in the upper 30’s to low 40’s.
Lots of unsettled weather ahead so be sure to check back for updates as things become a bit more clear.
Have a wonderful evening!
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