The Morris County Emergency Operations Center continues to monitor the Nor'easter, which at this time appears to be on track for Monday night through Tuesday, March 13 and 14.
We are preparing for what forecasters have described as a “Major Winter Storm.” The National Weather Service has issued a “ Winter Storm Watch” which is in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday evening.
We continue to monitor several storm models, and we anticipate that the forecast data will change as we get closer to the event. We will provide additional updates as we continue to monitor the data.
The current data suggests that we may experience 1-3 inch-per-hour snow rates during the pre-dawn hours through early afternoon on Tuesday, with near blizzard conditions and limited visibility possible at the height of the storm with prolonged blowing and drifting snow.
At this time, the data suggests snow accumulations of 12-16 inches are likely with isolated higher amounts of 20-24 inches possible depending on where the storm sets up.
The higher snow amounts have a lower confidence rating at this time. Winds will be northeast at 20-25 miles per hour with gusts to 40-45 miles per hour late Monday night through Tuesday.