Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Precipitation expected to begin Wednesday, linger until Thursday, meteorologist says.
What many hope will be the final snowfall of the winter season is expected to be mild in accumulation but heavy in wind gusts, according to the National Weather Service. A low-pressure system making its way through the Mid-Atlantic is approaching New Jersey and will bring approximately two inches of precipitation to the northern portion of the state Wednesday through Thursday, National Weather Service meteorologist Mitchell Gaines said. Snowfall is expected to begin early Wednesday, then mix with rain in the afternoon and return to snow by night, Gaines said. Winds will gust between 20 and 25 miles-per-hour, Gaines said, but could climb to as high as 40 miles-per-hour at times. Lingering rainfall will end by Thursday morning, Gaines said.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Public and parochial schools plan early dismissal for Friday, Feb. 8 due to the winter storm warning.
With more than 12 inches of snow predicted Friday into Saturday, all RiverDell area public schools are planning ahead by having an early dismissal for all schools on Feb. 8 according to each district's website. River Dell Regional will close at 12:10pm, Oradell Public School will close at 12:13pm, and Cherry Hill, Roosevelt and New Bridge Center students will be dismissed at 12:4pm. St. Joseph School will close at noon and has cancelled its aftercare program, while St. Peter Academy is set to close at 12:30pm and has also cancelled both aftercare and afternoon chess club. Bergen Catholic is currently open but has announced all weekend athletics are postponed until further notice. All River Dell athletics have been rescheduled to next week…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Snow is likely to start hitting the area early Friday morning.
A "significant winter storm" is expected to hit Bergen County from early Friday until Saturday afternoon and could cause blizzard conditions, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS issued a winter storm watch from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon, predicting 6-12 inches of snow and some ice from sleet and freezing rain. Visibility could be limited to several hundred feet due to heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain. Driving conditions may be "dangerous." Winds are expected to blow at 20 or 30 miles per hour, with gusts hitting as much as 50 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The gusts may bring down some tree limbs and could cause power outages. The storm could be even worse, according to Mark …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Utility companies are working around the clock, but restoration will likely be slow-going, officials say.
Nearly 157,000 North Jersey residents are still without power due to the unseasonably early nor'easter that blanketed the northeast this weekend, and many are likely to remain in the dark until Thursday, authorities said. In Bergen County — one of the hardest hit regions, Governor Christie said during a press conference Monday —utility companies are working to restore power to some 83,000 residents. Public Service Electric and Gas and Rockland Electric reported a 30 percent improvement since Sunday, but despite ongoing efforts, the restoration will take longer than usual, Lt. Dwane Razzetti of the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management said Monday. More manpower is needed to handle individual customers with short circuit issues, …