22. February 2015 · Comments Off on Sunday Shovel & Scrape · Categories: snow, weather discussion, weather forecast, winter · Tags: , ,

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Western New Jersey received about 4” of snow from the system that started around mid day on Saturday. The snow started off with a vengeance but then tapered to only light snow and flurries for several hours yesterday afternoon. If you lived further to the north and west the snow may have stopped completely. The snow “winner” of sorts were further to the south. The heaviest snow axis was from around Washington, DC to Philly to Trenton to just west of NYC. I put winner in quotes because these locations also saw sleet and freezing rain after the snow.

Stewartsville never switched over to mixed precipitation which very much surprised me. We came VERY close to doing so. Hunterdon county did switch over last evening as did points to the south and east. I believe Lehigh Valley also stayed all snow as did areas of new jersey to the north.

I picked this blog title not to be cute (well a little) but to also emphasize today is the day to get stuff done outside. For a change we will break freezing today and the sun should make an appearance as well. Winds should not be too bad either. So get outside and shovel, scrape, shop and do what needs to be done. Why? Another arctic front will be moving through later that will drop the temperature again. Monday will start off with a low in the low teens and not really recover at all during the day. We may “climb” up to the mid teens. But then the bottom drops out again Monday night and Tuesday morning will find us below zero overnight lows. Tuesday will be another cold day then we recover a little on Wednesday.

Keeping an eye on an Alberta clipper system for mid week which may give us a quick snot of light snow. Then attention turns to next weekend.

I hope to get out myself today and take some snow photos. If I do I’ll share these later. Enjoy the Sunday warmth!!

Here are some additional snow reports from western new jersey area:

...HUNTERDON COUNTY...
   WHITEHOUSE STATION     4.0  1000 PM  2/21  TRAINED SPOTTER
...WARREN COUNTY...
   HARMONY TWP            4.5   851 PM  2/21  SOCIAL MEDIA
   STEWARTSVILLE          3.2  1130 PM  2/21  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HACKETTSTOWN           3.0  1205 AM  2/22  TRAINED SPOTTER
   OXFORD                 2.5  1115 PM  2/21  TRAINED SPOTTER
   BLAIRSTOWN             1.8  1100 PM  2/21  SOCIAL MEDIA
...NORTHAMPTON COUNTY...
   BETHLEHEM              4.1   150 AM  2/22  BROADCAST MEDIA
   FORKS TWP              3.8  1010 PM  2/21  TRAINED SPOTTER
   BUSHKILL TWP           2.4  1230 AM  2/22  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MARTINS CREEK          2.0   926 PM  2/21  TRAINED SPOTTER

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