BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights got about three inches of snow accumulation last night, compared to the 20 to 30 inches that officials had warned of, when the “potentially historic” storm that forecasters had predicted turned out to be an average snow storm, at least here in Berkeley Heights.
The National Weather Service now predicts that Berkeley Heights will get 2-4 inches of snow over the course of Tuesday.
A state travel ban remained in effect Tuesday morning and NJ Transit services remained suspended. A winter storm warning is in effect until 12 a.m. on Wednesday.
The US National Weather Service reports: "The storm has moved further east and will be departing faster than our forecasts of the past two days. The result is much less snow than previously predicted for the western half of our region. The heaviest of the snow will be over Long Island and southern Connecticut with lighter snow elsewhere through the morning hours.
The science of forecasting storms, while continually improving, still can be subject to error, especially if we're on the edge of the heavy precipitation shield. Efforts, including research, are already underway to more easily communicate that forecast uncertainty."