6.9" Snow Monday; West Essex Weather for Feb. 3

February 2, 2014 at 10:36 PM


Updated as of 12:43 p.m. Monday
Wednesday's forecast has risen to 8.3" Snow

See TAP's Article
8.3" Snow Wednesday; West Essex Weather for Tuesday, Feb. 4

For a list of area closings due to the storm, see TAP's article: 
West Essex Area Closings and Cancellations Monday, Feb. 3

  • At 4:10 a.m. Monday, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for northeast New Jersey, including West Essex. The Warning is expected to be in effect from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. The advisory was issued because of the likelihood of heavy snow
  • Monday's forecast is calling for a Likely to Definite chance of Snow from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. 
  • Snow began falling at 3 a.m. As of 12:25 p.m., the area had received 4.5" of snow. Total Accumulation: 6.9" by 7pm.

    Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell at 11:20am Monday  Credit: Nicole Pigott
  • At 4:10 a.m. Monday, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for northeast New Jersey, including West Essex. The Warning is expected to be in effect from Tuesday evening until Wednesday afternoon. The advisory was issued because of the likelihood of heavy snow.
  • Tuesday beginning at 11 p.m., there will be a likely chance of Snow.  
  • Beginning at midnight on Wednesday morning, there will be a Highly Likely to Definite chance of Snow and Freezing Rain until 12 noon. Scattered snow should continue into the early afternoon.
  • Total Accumulation 5.3" by 7pm.

The temperature drops throughout the day
  • High:  39° 
    12am to 2am
  • Low:  24° ~ Wind chill: 20°
    11pm to 12am
  • 12am to 12am
    BREEZY: 5–8 mph, Light breeze
  • Cloudy
  • Sunset: 5:17 p.m. 

Radar as of 12:30pm Monday Credit: Wunderground
  • Updated
    1pm to 2pm
    88% highly likely chance of Snow
    New accumulation: 3.4" by 1pm Total Accumulation: 5.2" by 1pm
  • 2pm to 3pm
    77% likely chance of Snow
  • 3pm to 5pm
    54% decreasing to 43% scattered chance of Snow 
  • 5pm to 6pm
    34% widely scattered chance of Snow
    New accumulation: 1.7" by 7pm ~ Total Accumulation: 6.9" by 7pm
February 4
  • Low:  19° ~ Wind chill: 14°
    High: 33° 
  • 4am to 8am
    Heavy Fog
  • 9pm to 10pm
    35% widely scattered chance of Snow
  • 10pm to 11pm
    52% scattered chance of Snow
  • 11pm to 12am
    70% likely chance of Snow
February 5
The temperature drops throughout the day
  • High: 31° ~ Wind chill:  24°
    Low:  24° ~ Wind chill:  14°
  • 12am to 1am
    Heavy Fog
    86% highly likely chance of Snow
    New accumulation: 0.1" by 1am  
  • 1am to 11am 
    Heavy Fog
    95% increasing to 100% DEFINITE chance of Snow and Freezing Rain
    New accumulation: 4.9" by 7am ~ Total Accumulation: 5.0" by 7am
  • 11am to 12pm
    Heavy Fog
    80% highly likely chance of Snow and Freezing Rain
  • 12pm to 1pm
    Heavy Fog
    41% scattered chance of Snow and Freezing Rain
  • 1pm to 9pm
    Heavy Fog
    New accumulation: 0.3" by 7pm ~ Total Accumulation: 5.3" by 7pm
February 6
  • Low:  18° ~ Wind chill:   7°
    High: 29° ~ Wind chill:  20°
  • All seems clear
February 7
  • Low:  13° ~ Wind chill:   4°
    High: 28° ~ Wind chill:  21°
  • All seems clear
February 8
  • Low:  19° ~ Wind chill:  10°
    High: 30° ~ Wind chill:  23°
  • 12am to 12pm
    32% increasing to 35% widely scattered chance of Snow
  • 12pm to 6pm
    40% scattered chance of Snow
February 9
  • Low:  24° ~ Wind chill:  16°
    High: 34° ~ Wind chill:  25°  
  • 6am to 12am
    42% increasing to 50% scattered chance of Snow and Freezing Rain
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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