Thursday, March 31, 2011

No Joke for New Jersey: Snow Storm on Tap for April 1 -- Expect 10 inches at least!

April Fool's! Or not.

Yet another spring snow storm is slated to hit New Jersey on Friday. Computer models indicate parts of Connecticut and New York may also be in Mother Nature's wintry path, but it's still too early to tell.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Passaic, Union, Bergen and Essex counties in New Jersey from late Thursday night until 8 p.m. Friday. The watch also applies to southwest Connecticut and New York's lower Hudson Valley.

The storm is expected to develop Thursday night off the Virginia coast and intensify Friday near the Jersey and southern New England coasts.

Heavy snow is possible at times, with accumulations amounting to up to 10 inches in parts of northeast New Jersey. Wind speeds up to 20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph are also expected. (read more)