South Jersey snow: Round two for Tuesday

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A second round of potentially heavy snow is headed toward South Jersey less than 24 hours after a surprisingly potent and disruptive early season snowfall caught nearly everyone off guard. A second round of potentially heavy snow is headed toward South Jersey less than 24 hours after a surprisingly potent and disruptive early season snowfall caught nearly everyone off guard.

A second round of potentially heavy snow is headed toward South Jersey less than 24 hours after a surprisingly potent and disruptive early season snowfall caught nearly everyone off guard.

Early weather forecast models all say snow is coming for the afternoon hours of Tuesday, Dec. 10. However, they can’t agree on how much we are going to get and some of the estimates could mean trouble for South Jersey

South Jersey Monday mess

Fortunately, the 7 a.m. temperatures across Atlantic and Cape May counties were well above the freezing mark to get a head start on melting away the snow that fell on Sunday, Dec. 9.

Monday morning temperatures were well above freezing on Dec. 9./Rutgers Monday morning temperatures were well above freezing on Dec. 9./Rutgers Snowfall totals ranged from 9-10 inches in Pennsville in the western portion of South Jersey to 4-5 inches around Hammonton and 1-2 inches closer to the shore.

Driveways and back roads will be a slushy mess today until the snow melts and gives in to warming temperatures.

Monday’s rain should begin to taper off during the afternoon hours while temperatures climb into the 40s.

South Jersey snow: Tuesday’s troubles

Cold air is going to combine with plenty of moisture to produce a west-to-east band of snow across much of northern Maryland, southern and eastern Pennsylvania an most of New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

The National Weather Service says there is a 70 percent chance of at least two inches of snow on Tuesday with a bulls-eye aiming for the western portions of South Jersey.

Areas along the coast of Atlantic an Cape May counties have less of a chance of receiving 2 inches of snow.

Sound familiar?

Some models target coastal South New Jersey

However, the Canadian and NAM weather models paint a different picture, coloring in heavier snow amounts for the coastal areas of Atlantic and Cape May counties.

According to the NAM, Cape May County becomes Tuesday’s snow targets the area with a blast of 6-8 inches of snow from North Cape May through Middle Township and possibly as far north as Woodbine.

Under the NAM’s outlook, snow totals fall off the further north you go. However, Atlantic County could still receive 4-6 inches.

Tuesday’s South Jersey snow: What to expect

Meteorologists always struggle with early season snowfall totals in New Jersey because so many factors come into play. How much moisture? How much cold? How much warmth? How much impact does the relatively warm waters of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean have on the storm?

Either way, snow is expected to fall between the late-morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 10 through the early evening. It will spread from the south to the north.

Like the Detroit Lions found out during their loss to the hometown Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Dec. 9, you have to play it out and see what happens. And yes, be prepared for a tough fourth quarter.

 

 


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