Winter Storm Expected to Bring 13.3" to the West Essex Area, Now Increased to 16.5"

February 12, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Updated as of 3:17 p.m. Thursday

The current temperature is 33° ~ Wind chill: 23°
Scattered Snow began at 12:30 a.m.
Thursday morning; 9.7" accumulated as of 2 p.m. The forecast has been increased to 16.5" of Snow. 

West Essex Area Closings 
For a full list see TAP's article: West Essex Area Closings and Cancellations for Thursday and Friday



WINTER STORM WARNING
At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for northeast New Jersey, including West Essex. The Warning is expected to be in effect from midnight Wednesday until 6 a.m. Friday morning. The advisory was issued because of the likelihood of heavy snow and ice accumulation, strong winds, low visibility and dangerously cold wind chill temperatures which will all affect travel.  

Ahead of the storm, Governor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency

THURSDAY
  • The forecast shows:
    • Heavy Fog and strong Wind Gusts for most of the day
    • 12am - 2am:   Scattered Snow
    • 2am   - 6am:   Likely into Highly Likely Snow
    • 6am   - 11am: Definite Snow
    • 11am - 12pm: Definite Snow and Sleet
    • 12pm - 2pm:   Likely Snow and Freezing Rain
    • 2pm   - 6pm:   Scattered Freezing Rain
    • 6pm -   8pm:   Likely Sleet and Freezing Rain
    • 8pm -  10pm:  Highly Likely Sleet and Thunder
    • 10pm -12am:  DEFINITE Snow and Thunder
       
  • Total Accumulation:  12.2" by 10pm
FRIDAY


  • Low:  19° ~ Wind chill: 12°
    12am to 3am
     
  • High: 31° ~ Wind chill: 20°
    3pm to 12am

  • 11am to 4pm
    BREEZY: 21–23 mph, Fresh breeze  
    WIND GUSTS: VERY WINDY: 33-34 mph, Moderate Near gale, Difficult to walk against 
     
  • 4pm to 12am 
    BREEZY: 14–18 mph, Moderate breeze
    WIND GUSTS: 
    WINDY: 25–30 mph, Strong breeze
  • Cloudy
  • Heavy Fog 
  • Sunset: 5:29 p.m. 


 
Radar as of 2:30pm Thursday  Credit: Wunderground
 
  • 12am to 2am
    40% increasing to 52% scattered chance of Snow
     
  • 2am to 4am
    Heavy Fog
    60% increasing to 75% likely chance of Snow
    New Accumulation: 0.7" by 4am 
     
  • 4am to 6am
    Heavy Fog
    82% increasing to 87% highly likely chance of Snow 
      
  • 6am to 11am
    Heavy Fog
    96% increasing to 100% DEFINITE chance of Snow 
    Total Accumulation: 8.0" by 10am
     
  • 11am to 12pm
    Heavy Fog
    100% DEFINITE chance of Snow and Sleet
     
  • 12pm to 2pm
    Heavy Fog and Strong Wind Gusts
    60% likely chance of Snow and Freezing Rain 
    Total Accumulation: 9.7" by 2pm 
     
  • 2pm to 6pm
    Heavy Fog and Strong Wind Gusts 
    50% decreasing to 46% scattered chance of Freezing Rain  
    New Accumulation: 1.3" by 4pm ~ Total Accumulation: 11.0" by 4pm
     
  • 6pm to 8pm
    75% likely chance of Sleet and Freezing Rain 
    New Accumulation: 0.1" by 7pm ~ Total Accumulation: 11.1" by 7pm
     
  • 8pm to 10pm
    83% highly likely chance of Sleet and Thunder
    New Accumulation: 1.1" by 10pm ~ Total Accumulation: 12.2" by 10pm
     
  • 10pm to 12am 
    100% DEFINITE chance of Snow and Thunder
FORECAST
February 14
  • Low:  29° ~ Wind chill: 17°
    High: 37° ~ Wind chill: 29°
     
  • 12am to 4am
    100% DEFINITE decreasing to 92% chance of Snow and Thunder
    New Accumulation: 2.6" by 1am ~ Total Accumulation: 14.8" by 1am
     
  • 4am to 5am
    34% widely scattered chance of Snow 
    New Accumulation: 1.7" by 5am ~ Total Accumulation: 16.5" by 5am
February 15
The temperature drops throughout the day
  • High:  37° ~ Wind chill: 28°
    Low:   24° ~ Wind chill: 12°
     
  • 12am to 12pm
    35% widely scattered chance of Snow
February 16
  • Low:   13° ~ Wind chill:   2°
    High:  27° ~ Wind chill: 19°
     
  • All seems clear
February 17
  • Low:     4° ~ Wind chill:  -5°
    High:  33° ~ Wind chill:  28°
     
  • 10pm to 12am
    50% scattered chance of Rain
February 18
The temperature drops throughout the day
  • High:  40° ~ Wind chill:  35°
    Low:   25° ~ Wind chill:  18°
     
  • 12am to 6pm
    50% decreasing to 40% scattered chance of Rain
February 19
  • Low:   25° ~ Wind chill:  17°
    High:  43° ~ Wind chill:  39°
     
  • All seems clear
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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