2.8" Snow Saturday; West Essex Area Weather for Feb. 15

February 14, 2014 at 9:51 PM


Updated as of 6:12 p.m. Saturday 

The current temperature is 30° ~ Wind chill: 24°
Light snow began falling just before noon and has gradually increased. 

At 4:07 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for northeast New Jersey, including West Essex. The Advisory is expected to be in effect from 11 a.m. Saturday until  11 p.m. Saturday evening. The advisory was issued because of the likelihood of snow, strong winds and low visibilities.

Governor Chris Christie's State of Emergency and Essex County's Emergency Order remain in effect. 

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  • The forecast shows: 
    • 11am - 2pm:  Likely Snow
    • 2pm   - 6pm:  DEFINITE Snow and Very Strong Winds and Wind Gusts
    • 6pm   - 9pm:  Likely Snow and Very Strong Winds and Wind Gusts
  • Total Accumulation:   2.8" by 9pm   
  • The forecast shows: 
    • 12am - 6am:  Strong Winds and Wind Gusts

  • Low:   24°
    12am to 1am
  • High:  34° ~ Wind chill: 26°
    9pm to 10am

  • 6pm to 12am
    BREEZY: 15–17 mph, Moderate breeze
    WIND GUSTS: VERY WINDY: 31 mph, High wind, Difficult to walk against 
  • Cloudy
  • Sunset: 5:31 p.m. 

Radar as of 5:40pm Saturday  Credit: Wunderground
  • 11am to 2pm 
    62% increasing to 72% likely chance of Snow 
    New Accumulation: 0.4" by 1pm
  • 2pm to 6pm
    100% DEFINITE chance of Snow
    New Accumulation: 2.2" by 7pm  ~ Total Accumulation: 2.6" by 7pm 
  • 6pm to 9pm
    75% likely chance of Snow 
    New Accumulation: 0.2" by 9pm ~ Total Accumulation: 2.8" by 9pm 

February 16
The temperature drops throughout the day
  • High:  26° ~ Wind chill: 15°
    Low:   18° ~ Wind chill:  7°
  • 12am to 3pm
    BREEZY: 13–17 mph, Moderate breeze
    WIND GUSTS: WINDY: 25–30 mph, Strong breeze 
  • Partly Cloudy, no precipitation
February 17
  • Low:     9° ~ Wind chill: -2°
    High:  28° ~ Wind chill: 24°
  • Sunnny, no precipitation 
February 18
  • Low:   19° ~ Wind chill:  10°
    High:  39° ~ Wind chill:  33°
  • 12am to 12pm
    75% decreasing to 60% likely chance of Snow
    New Accumulation: 1.0" by 7am   
    New Accumulation: 2.2" by 12pm ~ Total Accumulation: 3.2" by 12pm  
  • 12pm to 6pm
    37% widely scattered chance of Rain
February 19
  • Low:   27° ~ Wind chill:  20°
    High:  45° 
  • Mostly Cloudy, no precipitation
February 20
  • Low:   28° ~ Wind chill:  23°
    High:  47° 
  • 6pm to 12am
    30% widely scattered chance of Rain
February 21
  • Low:   37° ~ Wind chill:  31°
    High:  50° 
  • 12am to 6am
    40% scattered chance of Rain
  • 6am to 12pm
    32% widely scattered chance of Rain
Update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service station located in Fairfield's Essex County Airport.  

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