Weather Service issues winter storm warning for South Jersey

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Forecasting what could become the largest snowfall of the season, the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center has issued a winter storm warning for much of New Jersey, Delaware, eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland./NWS Forecasting what could become the largest snowfall of the season, the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center has issued a winter storm warning for much of New Jersey, Delaware, eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland./NWS Forecasting what could become the largest snowfall of the season, the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center has issued a winter storm warning for much of New Jersey, Delaware, eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland.

The warning is in effect from 9 p.m. this evening, Sunday March 2, through 4 p.m. Monday, March 3.

South Jersey snow timing, totals

According to the National Weather Service, rain will begin falling Sunday afternoon before changing over to all snow while South Jersey temperatures drop from the 40s to the 20s during the overnight hours.

A stalled front will set up across the eastern portion of the country on Monday, March 3, setting up a line of heavy snowfall that ends in the Middle Atlantic States./NWS A stalled front will set up across the eastern portion of the country on Monday, March 3, setting up a line of heavy snowfall that ends in the Middle Atlantic States./NWS Weather maps indicate that a narrow 50-mile band of prolonged snow will fall along a front that straddles the Pennsylvania-Maryland border.

Recent forecasts show the front and area of heavy snow moving to the south with each round of weather model postings.

Nevertheless, there will be a sharp cutoff in snow totals to the north and south of where the band of snow sets up.

Between 7-11 inches of snow is forecast to fall, making it the largest snowfall of the season as measured at the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township, the Mount Holly Forecast Center said in a statement posted Sunday morning.

Models continue to disagree on just how much snow will fall on Monday./NWS Models continue to disagree on just how much snow will fall on Monday./NWS Weather maps, models agree and disagree

However, other Weather Service maps indicated that Atlantic County could receive 11-14 inches of snow.

For comparison, the Weather Channel is forecasting 5-7 inches of snow and AccuWeather is calling for 6-10 inches of snow across Atlantic County.

The European, GFS and Canadian Weather models all place South Jersey snowfall in the 7- to 10-inch range as of their Sunday postings.

While the NAM indicated the snow band would move further south, sparing South Jersey with less than 6 inches of snow instead.

Snowfall ends Monday 

The snow should end early Monday evening, setting up a overnight chore of clearing driveways, roadways and sidewalks yet again.


blog comments powered by Disqus