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  1. So much for 2-4" of additional snow, sadly. Got very little during the rest of the afternoon, with whatever fell mostly melting. However, since about 6 pm, we got another 1/2" or so, much of it in the last 2 hours with some occasionally moderate snow. 2.5" total now. Not quite 5-8", but it still looks nice and makes great snowballs! Could be another 1/2" or so is my guess, looking at the radar.
  2. As of 3:30 pm, still have just 2" OTG, as it's been snowing fairly lightly the last hour and my guess is the snowfall rate was matched by the melting rate for an accumulation rate of zero. Anyone who thinks this storm looks healthy is delusional: a few hours ago, 2/3 of CNJ/NNJ was under 20 DBZ+ rates, while maybe 1/10th of that area is under that kind of rate. We may still get pivoting and more snow, but the last few hours have underperformed for most. On the bright side, at 3:30 pm, while the NWS-Philly dropped the warnings for most of eastern PA, they kept them for Mercer, Somerset, Hunterdon, Warren, Morris, Sussex, W. Monmouth and Middlesex for 2-4" of additional snow. They also kept advisories for the tier of counties south of those counties for 1-2" more snow, but dropped all advisories for Philly Metro.
  3. Snowfall intensity the last hour has been light to moderate, so only got 1/2" in the last hourd with 2" OTG as of 2:30 pm. Temp ia at 33F (been bouncing between 32 and 33F, just warm enough for some melting). The 18Z HRRR only has another 2" for most of CNJ/NNJ so I'm thinking most folks in warning areas aren't going to make it to the 5-8" range predicted for many of us if the model is correct. I'm at 2" now and 2 more would be 4", which I'd be happy with - of course the HRRR is nowhere near being correct all the time. Radar really looking ragged though vs. an hour or two ago. Let's hope this thing cranks back up.
  4. Locations are included right on the screen under the poster's name without clicking, unless this is a phone issue.
  5. Snowing moderately and 1.5" OTG as of 1:30 pm at 32F. Roads are slushy, but not too bad, as long as one goes slowly, as I just made a food store run (an excuse to get out, lol); 287 and Route 1 are just mostly wet with a little slush so far, but will likely get worse by 3-4 pm, assuming the snow continues and as the sun goes down.
  6. Looks like this is where the band has set up. Could be 6" or more in these locations and travel is going to be rough. Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 1134 AM EST Mon Dec 2 2019 NJZ001-007>010-012-PAZ055-062-021745- Morris-Hunterdon-Sussex-Somerset-Middlesex-Warren-Monroe-Northampton- 1134 AM EST Mon Dec 2 2019 ...AN AREA OF HEAVIER SNOW AFFECTING NORTHEASTERN HUNTERDON... MORRIS...SUSSEX...WARREN...SOMERSET...MIDDLESEX...NORTHEASTERN MONROE AND NORTHEASTERN NORTHAMPTON COUNTIES... At 1132 AM EST, an area of heavier snow continues to slowly move across much of northern New Jersey. Snowfall rates up to an inch per hour will result in an increase in accumulations on untreated surfaces and also significantly reduce the visibility. Remember, bridges and overpasses tend to be colder and therefore be more slippery. Conditions can deteriorate rapidly in winter weather situations. Be prepared that untreated roads will quickly become slush to snow covered during heavier bursts of snow. Slow down and allow extra time when traveling. Locations impacted include... New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, Morristown, Somerville, Port Jervis, Newton, Montague, Mount Pocono, Somerset, Edison, Old Bridge, East Brunswick, Bridgewater, South Brunswick, Sayreville, North Brunswick, Carteret, Dover, Madison and Hopatcong.
  7. It's been said by many before, including me, but if you work in the area and are at work now and can head home, I'd highly advise it, since snow at this rate will accumulate even on major highways and we all know what happened on 11/15/18 in a similar situation. I just advised the emergency management Merck folks in Rahway, who I used to work with (I retired last week after 30+ years) to consider sending people home early: my weather notes continue to be sent to about 400-500 people there, even post-retirement, which is kind of cool.
  8. Snowing close to heavily now here at 32F with 1/2" on the ground as of noon. Gorgeous out there folks - go take a Jebwalk Accumulating well on all surfaces now, which is easy at this rate and with the low sun angle.
  9. Snowing moderately here now with 1/4" OTG as of 11:30 am - it took awhile to overcome the melting, especially with the very wet ground, but now all surfaces are accumulating, including paved surfaces; in addition, temps have dropped from 33F to 32F.
  10. Finally started snowing lightly here around 10:30 am; was mostly very light rain/sleet for the last couple of hours. 33F. Let the games begin. Would love to see the WSWarning verify here (5-8").
  11. Here you go - won't verify, but if it did, the NYC gang would never get over it...
  12. I find it odd that the NYC office would show snowfalls for parts of the Philly office area - and especially when there are major discrepancies - look how much less the NYC map has for Middlesex County than the NWS-Philly map has, especially for SE Middlesex (1-3" vs. 4-6").
  13. Sorry if it wasn't clear. Given the much lower amounts for the NWS-NYC for NYC metro (including Hudson, eastern Union/Essex and southern Bergen/Westchester eastward, vs. significantly higher amounts in adjacent or very close by areas for NWS-Philly, I was thinking those 1-3"/2-4" forecasts might end up being low if the banding hits them - and mesoscale banding is very difficult to predict accurately.
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