West Orange Predicted to Get 8.5 Inches of Snow


WEST ORANGE, NJ - While we may be over winter, unfortunately, it's not over us. West Orange and the surrounding area are expected to get 8.5 inches of snow, beginning Wednesday night around 10 p.m. and lasting into Thursday.

At 3:22 p.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for northeast New Jersey, including West Orange. The Watch is expected to be in effect from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 11 p.m. Thursday night. Snow and ice accumulation, strong winds, low visibility and dangerously cold wind chill temperatures are expected, bringing delays, closures and impact to travel.


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  • The forecast shows widely scattered snow starting by 10 p.m. and continuing through midnight.
  • The forecast shows:
    • Scattered Snow continuing until 3 a.m.
    • Likely Snow from 3 a.m. until 6 a.m.
    • Highly Likely Snow 6 a.m. until 9 a.m.
    • Definite Snow until 1 p.m.
    • At 1 p.m., the temperature should rise above freezing, so a definite mix of snow and rain should be expected until it returns to freezing temperatures at 3 p.m. 
    • At 3 p.m., snow will be highly likely until 6 p.m..
    • Snow is likely again from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.
    • Scattered snow could continue until midnight
  • Total Accumulation:  8.5" by midnight.

The Alternative Press will provide updates and information as they become available.


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