MORRISTOWN, NJ – A winter storm of epic proportions could cripple the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, dumping between 18 - 24 inches of snow across the state beginning Monday night into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
A low-pressure system that developed off the coast of the Carolinas has targeted the east coast, with forecasters issuing a "Winter Storm Watch" for the Morris County Area;
As of Monday morning, the Morris County Emergency Operartions Center has stated that current data suggests that snow will fall at a rate of 2 - 4 inches per hour creating blizzard conditions and limited visibility at the height of the storm. The heaviest snow and highest winds are expected through Tuesday morning and afternoon.
High winds from 15-30 mph., and gusts up to 45 mph. are expected to accompany the snow throughout Tuesday, according to the forecast.