Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Precipitation expected to begin Wednesday, linger until Thursday, meteorologist says.
What many hope will be the final snowfall of the winter season is expected to be mild in accumulation but heavy in wind gusts, according to the National Weather Service. A low-pressure system making its way through the Mid-Atlantic is approaching New Jersey and will bring approximately two inches of precipitation to the northern portion of the state Wednesday through Thursday, National Weather Service meteorologist Mitchell Gaines said. Snowfall is expected to begin early Wednesday, then mix with rain in the afternoon and return to snow by night, Gaines said. Winds will gust between 20 and 25 miles-per-hour, Gaines said, but could climb to as high as 40 miles-per-hour at times. Lingering rainfall will end by Thursday morning, Gaines said.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Snow-covered highways in Morris and Passaic Counties result in closings and accidents along Route 287.
The weather forecast for snow Friday was correct. As snow blanketed the region, schools closed early, events were re-scheduled and people scrambled to get home or to the grocery store.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Utility companies are working around the clock, but restoration will likely be slow-going, officials say.
Nearly 157,000 North Jersey residents are still without power due to the unseasonably early nor'easter that blanketed the northeast this weekend, and many are likely to remain in the dark until Thursday, authorities said. In Bergen County — one of the hardest hit regions, Governor Christie said during a press conference Monday —utility companies are working to restore power to some 83,000 residents. Public Service Electric and Gas and Rockland Electric reported a 30 percent improvement since Sunday, but despite ongoing efforts, the restoration will take longer than usual, Lt. Dwane Razzetti of the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management said Monday. More manpower is needed to handle individual customers with short circuit issues, …