Weather Service lifts winter weather advisory

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While a heavy, wet snowfall paralyzed portions of eastern Pennsylvania and central New Jersey this morning, leaving motorists stranded, and thousands of electrical consumers without power, South Jersey residents were dished out several hours of a bone-chilling rain./NWS While a heavy, wet snowfall paralyzed portions of eastern Pennsylvania and central New Jersey this morning, leaving motorists stranded, and thousands of electrical consumers without power, South Jersey residents were dished out several hours of a bone-chilling rain./NWS

That was close.

Coastal South Jersey communities may have ended up on the lucky side of the snow measuring ruler on Monday, Feb. 3.

 

While a heavy, wet snowfall paralyzed portions of eastern Pennsylvania this morning, leaving motorists stranded, and thousands of electrical consumers without power, South Jersey residents were dished out several hours of a bone-chilling rain.

However, there was no snow.

As a result, at 1:42 p.m. the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center canceled the winter weather advisory for Cumberland and Atlantic counties.

The National Weather Service also canceled the winter storm warning for Salem County.

Cape May County was never under any warning or watches.

At 2 p.m., the back end of precipitation had already begun to make its way into the Delaware Valley.

“The heaviest precipitation is beginning to taper off across the area,” the National Weather Service said in a 2:15 p.m. short-term outlook for Atlantic County. “However, a mixtgure of rain and snow showers will continue for a few more hours into this afternoon. A brief period of moderate snowfall is still possible, but the heaviest accumulating snowfall is ending.”

Snow stays west of Hammonton

The rain/snow line appeared to never drift beyond the Route 206/Route 54 “line in the sand” that seems to form in this area each year.

However, an area surrounding the New Jersey Turnpike and I-95 corridor had received between 3-7 inches of snow by 2 p.m.

Television, Facebook and Tweeter images showed wintry scenes of snow-burdened tries bending over onto electrical power lines.

Slipper conditions to move in

However, motorists are reminded that overnight temperatures will continue to drop well into the lower 20s across South Jersey this evening. Any remaining moisture will freeze up and create slippery conditions as a result.

More storms on the way

With one storm out of the way, South Jersey can prepare for a mid-week rain-making monster, and a possible two-headed creature over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

A slight snow accumulation that changes over to all rain is possible beginning Tuesday evening. Rain could be heavy at times on Wednesday.

A weekend storm could that will come in two parts could deliver a mixed bag of precipitation. While the coast will get little snow and some rain, the pair storms could deliver punishing snowfalls to areas to the the north of I-95, according to the National Weather Service. One storm starts on Friday evening and the other would hamper the area on Sunday.

 


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