Meteorological spring begins March 1, but there are three chances for snow in the first four days of March.
Murphy declared the emergency late Tuesday and it took effect at 5 a.m. Wednesday.
Of course, for New Jersey and the rest of the mid-Atlantic, the devil is always in the detail of how quickly this transition from frozen precipitation to rain occurs.
New Jersey will see two rounds of wintry precipitation beginning after dark Sunday.
The timing will be critical Tuesday, as the arrival of the cold will coincide with the drive home.
Colder and windy Wednesday behind the cold front
Light snow possible in northern New Jersey Friday morning
More substantial storm for the rest of the state likely on Saturday
It seems ...
Another nor'easter arrives Tuesday and more snow is expected to a wider part of the state.
Temperatures will dip even further before the state sees snow Friday night into Saturday.
The morning after the State of the Union -- still red and blue. Boosting the state's middle class. Our bridges: cross at your own risk. Burning illegal imports. And brace for it -- snow!
After seeing its salt supply dwindle last year, Belmar officials are hoping this winter season brings less snow.