With the first snowfall of the year making its way to New Jersey, Meteorologist for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Mount Holly Walter Drag told NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider that various rates of intensity of snow will cover the state.
“Snow is overspread virtually over all of New Jersey now,” said Drag. “We will be seeing it through various rates of intensity through the night. Sometimes an inch an hour, sometimes a quarter inch an hour.”
Drag said that the snow is expected to stop by Friday morning and that the northwest wind will be gusting around 35 miles per hour. The wind chill throughout the state will feel around five to 15 degrees below zero.
With the snowstorm and wind chill expected to make its way to the state, Drag says that the storm will bring near blizzard conditions. There have been storms with worse conditions, according to Drag, but the storm will provide about five to eight inches of snow overnight.
Drag said that New Jersey will be able to recover quickly following the snowstorm because the snow should not weigh down any wires or trees and should allow for an easy cleanup.
Some areas will experience some larger snow accumulations overnight, according to Drag.