22. January 2016 · Comments Off on Blizzard Warning Issues for Hunterdon County · Categories: snow, winter · Tags: ,

HunterdonBlizzard

The National Weather Service has updated the Winter Storm Warning for Hunterdon to a Blizzard Warning. This is primarily for winds during the storm which will cause blowing and drifting of snow since the storm center will be closer to us.

Further info:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
329 PM EST FRI JAN 22 2016

...A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE REGION TONIGHT INTO EARLY
SUNDAY...

.STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK TO OUR SOUTH AND EAST
TONIGHT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT BRINGING HEAVY SNOWFALL...
STRONG WINDS AND LIKELY BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO MUCH OF OUR AREA.

NJZ009-230930-
/O.UPG.KPHI.WS.W.0001.160123T0500Z-160124T1500Z/
/O.EXA.KPHI.BZ.W.0001.160123T0500Z-160124T1500Z/
HUNTERDON-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...FLEMINGTON
329 PM EST FRI JAN 22 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM EST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM EST
SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW... GUSTY WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW
  RESULTING IN TIMES OF BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 18 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BETWEEN 9 PM AND MIDNIGHT
  ...THEN CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES OVERNIGHT AND SATURDAY BEFORE
  TAPERING OFF BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. THE STRONGEST WINDS AND
  GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL BE DURING THE
  DAY SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS
  WILL PRODUCE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL.
  THE SNOW SHOULD BECOME MORE WET FOR A TIME SATURDAY ESPECIALLY
  CLOSER TO THE COAST. SHOVELING OF HEAVY WET SNOW WILL BE
  PROBLEMATIC FOR THOSE WITH PHYSICAL AILMENTS. SNOW WILL CLING TO
  WIRES AND TREES WHICH COULD CAUSE NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES. ROADS
  WILL BECOME IMPASSABLE DUE TO INCREASING SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO
  3 INCHES PER HOUR AT TIMES IN HEAVIER BANDS.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW IS
EXPECTED. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. AVOID TRAVEL IF
AT ALL POSSIBLE. IF YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER
SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR
VEHICLE.

SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION FORECAST MAPS IN ADDITION TO EXPERIMENTAL
PROBABILISTIC SNOWFALL INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST EVENT ARE
AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PHI/WINTER

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