Monday, March 13, 2017

NJ Under State of Emergency

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency ahead of a Tuesday storm, saying the state is preparing for a snowstorm that threatens blizzard conditions.
Christie said that public and private snow removal trucks are getting ready for Tuesday's storm. He says that the state's salt supply is at 75 percent of its capacity because of the mild winter.
Weather forecasters have issued a blizzard warning for parts of New Jersey as heavy snow and high wind is expected.
The blizzard warning is in effect for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic and Union counties.

More than a foot of snow is forecast in some parts of the state, along with wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour.
Coastal flood warnings are also in effect.

South Jersey
 TUESDAY► Rain and sleet at the shore, with rain, sleet, and snow farther inland during the morning.  Any mix will change back to snow before tapering off to scattered snow showers during the afternoon. Very windy with northeast winds around 25-35mph with gusts as high as 55-60mph, with winds shifting from the north by afternoon and northwest toward the evening and overnight.  Moderate tidal flooding is expected during the morning high tide, around 9:30 a.m. on the ocean, an hour or two later in the back bays.  In terms of snow accumulation, 1-4" is possible along and closer to the shore and through all of Cape May County, with 4-8" farther inland, more the farther northwest you travel.  The highest totals will be along and northwest of the New Jersey Turnpike corridor.

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