Thursday, February 7, 2013
The watch begins 3 pm on Friday, with snow falling during the evening at a rate of one to two inches an hour.
4 PM UPDATE: A winter storm watch is now in effect from 3 pm Friday to 6 am Saturday for our area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Predicted snow accumulations are 6 to 10 inches. Snow early on Friday is forecast to change to rain during the daylight hours, then back to heavy snow late in the day on Friday and into the evening. A snowfall rate of one to two inches an hour may happen during the heaviest snowfall. Winds of 30 to 40 mph will produce drifts as well. There is also a small chance of a thunderstorm during the storm. Expect temperatures in the 25 to 30 degree range. --------------- It's still early, but the preliminary forecasts of snow from what could be the Big Storm of 2013 are in the five to ten inch range, …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Total snowfall depends on track of the storm
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm watch for much of the local area as a potentially powerful storm makes its way up the east coast. According to the watch the storm will likely develop near the Carolinas tomorrow and work its way to our area through Friday night. The storm will likely bring a mix of potentially heavy snow, sleet and rain as it moves on its path. The amount of snow could vary depending on the track and speed of the storm but the most recent forecast predicts between 5 and 10 inches. The heaviest snow will likely fall in northwestern New Jersey and into the Poconos according to the watch. Our area should start to see the snow Friday morning before mixing with the sleet and rain Friday night into …
Friday, December 28, 2012
The central New Jersey area may receive a few inches of snow tomorrow.
We're in for snow this weekend, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), which has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Saturday for central and northern New Jersey. They are predicting snowfall starting here by mid-morning and continuing to as late as 7 pm, which they say may dump up from 2 to 4 inches in the area. A winter weather advisory means that the snow may cause travel problems, particularly on bridges and overpasses, which tend to ice up before regular road surfaces. Temperatures should be from the upper 20s to below freezing, the NWS advised, with visibility reduced to about half a mile at times during the snowfall.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Up to two inches of rain possible, stream and river flooding expected.
The weather didn't exactly provide a white Christmas, but the final days of 2012 are expected to bring a quite a bit of precipitation to the region. A flood watch and high wind advisory has been issued for the area Wednesday evening into Thursday morning by the National Weather Service (NWS). Today will bring a high of 44 degrees before dipping down to around 29 tonight. Wednesday evening could bring a mix of rain and snow to our area. Up to two inches of rain is expected, which combined with recent heavy rain could overflow areas vulnerable to stream and river flooding. Roadways susceptible to flooding are expected to become affected late Wednesday afternoon, according to the NWS. A wind advisory is in effect starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Mostly nice weather for the week ahead
If the National Weather Service is right, a storm predicted to arrive tonight and into tomorrow should mean mostly rain for the region, while areas to the north and west could see at least a mix of rain and snow. The high temperature for today looks to be around 49 before dropping down to the mid 30's tonight with little to no snow accumulation expected for tonight. Tuesday morning will not bring a big increase in the temperature with a high of just 39 but more rain will fall throughout the day. Tuesday night should see more rain falling until just before midnight even with a low temperature of 31 degrees bringing the area close to more snow hitting the ground. Once Wednesday comes the National Weather Service is predicting the clouds …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Showers and thunderstorms likely to last through Wednesday.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch for the entire state, including Middlesex and Mercer Counties. The watch is in effect until 7 p.m. tonight After a beautiful start to the week, NWS is predicting plenty of wet weather for the next few days. Starting from Monday night into Tuesday, there is at least a 40 percent chance of scattered showers before the bulk of the storm is scheduled to arrive in our area. The NWS predicts the showers could develop into thunderstorms after 2 p.m., which could bring "gusty winds and heavy rain." With temperatures in the 80s and wind getting as high as 26 MPH, it should make for an interesting day on the roads. Wind gusts could also get up to 43 mph over the course of the day. The …
Monday, May 21, 2012
The class will be given 7 to 10 p.m. May 23 at Mercer County's fire academy in Lawrence Township. The class is free but registration is required.
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Monday, May 21, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the Mercer County administration. Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announces the Mercer County Office of Emergency Management will host a Skywarn Storm Spotter training course on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Dempster Fire Academy in Lawrence, 350 Lawrence Station Rd. This unique, free course, co-sponsored by the Mount Holly, N.J., Forecast Office of the National Weather Service, will teach interested residents how they can be a significant help to first responders and other authorities during severe storms. Skywarn is a nationwide program run by the National Weather Service for the past 35 years in which trained residents gather real-time, “ground truth” …