Snowfall Totals New Jersey

December 20, 2009 by USA Post 

Snowfall-Totals-New-JerseySnowfall Totals New Jersey:A century-old snowfall record could be broken this weekend in southern and western New Jersey, with at least a foot of snow expected with totals up to 20 inches by Sunday.

Northwest Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, and Salem counties began experiencing snowfalls early this morning. By dawn Sunday, snow accumulation could approach the century-old record of 21 inches that fell on December 27, 1909, according to the National Weather Service.The agency said 1 to 3 inches was already on the ground in some southern areas. By the storm passes, the storm is likely to make the list of all-time top 10 snowstorms on record, they reported.

Speed restrictions are in place on the New Jersey Turnpike due to weather conditions, from the Delaware Memorial Bridge to Interchange 8 at Route 33 in East Windsor Township, according to the state Turnpike Authority.

The National Weather Service recommends staying off the roads today, and avoid shoveling if you are not physically capable of doing so.

The storm coming up from the South is expected to intensify as the day wears on, the agency said. Snowfall rates of up to two inches an hour are possible today in the Poconos and northwest Jersey, with an accumulation expected between four to eight inches.

Snowfall Totals New JerseyNorthern parts of the state can expect snowfall by midday. Five to ten inches of snow are expected in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union counties.

On top of the snow, northerly winds of up to 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph will cause drifting, according to the agency.

A winter storm warning was in effect for the entire state through early Sunday, while coastal flood warnings and high surf advisories were also in effect.

The last time New Jersey saw a foot or more of snow was February 2006, when a President’s Day weekend storm socked the state.

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