South Jersey weather: snow ends, frigid cold begins

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Temperatures dropped nearly as fast as the snow fell overnight into the morning hours of Friday, Jan. 3, leaving a crisp wintery landscape that forced many area businesses to open late and school districts to close./Rutgers Temperatures dropped nearly as fast as the snow fell overnight into the morning hours of Friday, Jan. 3, leaving a crisp wintery landscape that forced many area businesses to open late and school districts to close./Rutgers

Temperatures dropped nearly as fast as the snow fell overnight into the morning hours of Friday, Jan. 3, leaving a crisp wintery landscape that forced many area businesses to open late and school districts to close.

More than 6 inches of fluffy snow fell across South Jersey, according to National Weather Service radar estimates. Approximately 8 inches of snow fell across northern portions of Mullica Township.

Residents in Cape May and eastern Atlantic counties received slightly lower amounts because the storm began with a period of moderate rain around the time of rush hour on Thursday, Jan. 3

The National Weather Service had predicted 4-6 inches of snow for areas south of the Atlantic City Expressway and 6-8 inches of snow to the north.

One last band of snow was poised to cross New Jersey at 7 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3.

The same storm that struck New Jersey was forecast to "bomb out" and drop a foot or more of snow across portions of New York and Massachusetts.

Frigid Friday wind chills

South Jersey mainland temperatures are expected to reach only 18-20 degrees on Friday, Jan. 3, according to the National Weather Service. Combined with 24-mph wind gusts, an 18-degree temperature would feel like 0 degrees during the afternoon.

Snow closings

For a list of school district, business and government closings, see Jan. 3 snow closings

 

Philadelphia Eagles-New Orleans Saints game conditions

 

The New Orleans Saints, a squad that plays its home games in a dome, aren't a good team in cold outdoor conditions. Here's the latest forecast for Saturday's game:

 

Eagles-Saints game forecast

 

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