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Nor'easter Nemo Headed for Northern New Jersey

Carolyne Volpe Curley

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • 11:09pm

WEST ESSEX, NJ - Nor'easter Nemo is definitely headed toward New Jersey tomorrow from the Great Lakes region. According to the National Weather Service's Winter Storm Watch issued for Northeastern New Jersey into Southern Westchester, New York, the snow is expected to be combined with rain, sleet and high wind gusts.

Snow is expected to start early Friday morning at 2am and will continue all day Friday until 8am Saturday morning. Friday evening will be the most difficult time period with gale wind gusts and heavy snow adding an additional 4.5.”

Total accumulation for the area: 10 inches by Saturday morning.
Credit: The Weather Channel

The snow and freezing rain will make for dangerous travel and, combined with strong winds and wind gusts, could result in near blizzard conditions. As always, power outages could occur.

This is a breakdown as of 9:30am Thursday of probable storm periods:

FRIDAY

  • 2am to 5am
    Likely Snow
     
  • 5am to 11am
    Definite Snow
    New Accumulation: 1.0"
    Total Accumulation: 1.0"
     
  • 11am to 1pm
    Definite Rain mixed with Snow
    New Accumulation: 0.5"
    Total Accumulation: 1.5”


Credit: The Weather Channel

  • 1pm to 6pm
    Definite Rain mixed with Snow 
    Wind Gusts: Breezy, 20 - 24 mph - Fresh breeze
     
  • 6pm to 8pm
    Definite Snow
    Wind Gusts: Windy, 25–30 mph - Strong breeze
    New Accumulation: 0.3"
    Total Accumulation: 1.8”
     
  • 8pm to 9pm
    Definite Snow
    Wind Gusts: Very Windy, 36 mph - Moderate gale - Difficult to Walk
     
  • 9pm to 12am
    Definite Snow
    Wind Gusts: Strong Winds, 41 mph - Gale - Difficult to Drive
    New Accumulation: 4.5"
    Total Accumulation: 6.3”

SATURDAY

  • 12am to 2am
    Definite Snow
    Wind Gusts: Strong Winds, 39 - 40 mph - Gale - Difficult to Drive
     
  • 2am to 5am
    Definite Snow
    Wind Gusts: Very Windy, 37-38 mph - Near gale - Difficult to Walk
     
  • 5am to 8am
    Likely Snow
    Wind Gusts: Very Windy, 37 mph - Near gale - Difficult to Walk
    New Accumulation: 3.2"
    Total Accumulation: 9.5”
     
  • 8am to 11am
    Chance of Snow
    Wind Gusts: Very Windy, 36-37 mph - Near gale - Difficult to Walk
    New Accumulation: 0.5"
    Total Accumulation: 10”
     
  • 11am to 12pm
    Wind Gusts: Very Windy, 36 mph - Near gale - Difficult to Walk
     
  • 12pm to 2pm
    Wind Gusts: Very Windy, 33-34 mph - Moderate gale - Difficult to Walk

For a detailed forecast, read Thursday, Feb. 7, West Essex Weather. All forecasts are based on the National Weather Service’s station at the Fairfield, Essex County Airport.




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