Winter Storm Janus; West Essex Weather for Tuesday, Jan. 21

January 21, 2014 at 2:45 AM


Updated as of 12:45 p.m. Tuesday


At 4:52 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for northeast New Jersey, including West Essex. The warning was issued because of the potential for high snow accumulations and high wind gusts; it will be in effect from 12 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. 

The forecast calls for 7.2"  Snow should be heaviest between noon Tuesday to 3 a.m. Wednesday.

In addition, temperatures will remain below freezing with very low wind chills for the full week ahead. 

Snow has been falling since 8:35 a.m.
It's currently 18°  ~ Wind chill:

Area School Early Dismissals
For a complete list of area school early dismissals, see TAP's article: 
Closings and Cancellations Due to Winter Storm Janus 

The temperature drops throughout the day
  • High: 26° ~ Wind chill: 17°
    12am to 2am
  • Low:  12° ~ Wind chill: -
    11pm to 12am 
  • 10am to 5pm
    BREEZY: 8–13 mph, Gentle breeze
  • 5pm to 12am
    BREEZY: 14–15 mph, Moderate breeze
    WIND GUSTS: WINDY: 25mph, Strong breeze
  • Cloudy
  • Sunset: 5:01 p.m.

Radar as of 12:30pm Tuesday Credit: Wunderground
  • 12pm to 10pm
    100% DEFINITE chance of Snow
    New Accumulation: 0.9" by 1pm 
    ~ New Accumulation: 3.8" by 7pm ~ Total Accumulation:  4.5"
  • 10pm to 12am
    86% decreasing to 80% highly likely chance of Snow
January 22
  • Low:   6° ~ Wind chill:    -10°
    High: 15° ~ Wind chill:      0°
    12am to 7pm
    BREEZY: 14–15 mph, Moderate breeze
    WIND GUSTS: WINDY: 25mph, Strong breeze
  • 12am to 3am
    77% likely chance of Snow
    ~ New Accumulation:   2.2" by 1am ~ Total Accumulation:  6.7" 

  • 3am to 6am 
    30% widely scattered chance of Snow
    ~ New Accumulation:   0.5" by 7am ~ Total Accumulation:  7.2"

January 23
  • Low:    6° ~ Wind chill:   -3°
    High: 19° ~ Wind chill:    8°
  • All seems clear
January 24
  • Low:    6° ~ Wind chill:   -8°
    High: 19° ~ Wind chill:    8°
  • All seems clear
January 25
  • Low:  14° ~ Wind chill:    2°
    High: 31° ~ Wind chill:  22°
  • All seems clear
January 26
The temperature drops throughout the day
  • High: 24° ~ Wind chill:  13°
    Low:  18° ~ Wind chill:   9°
  • All seems clear
January 27
  • Low:  14° ~ Wind chill:   5°
    High: 26° ~ Wind chill:  18°
  • 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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