SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - State, County and local officials continue to monitor Nor'easter Stella which at this time appears to be on track for Monday night through Tuesday, March 13 and March 14. Forecasters are describing it as a Major Winter Storm with blizzard conditions and more than a foot of snow predicted.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday evening. They continue to monitor several storm models, and 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” 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” are likely with isolated higher amounts of 20-24” 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 20-25mph with gusts to 40-45 mph late Monday night through Tuesday.
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