Meteorologist Says Heavy Snow May Cause Power Outages

With snow on the way in New Jersey, Meteorologist in Charge of NOAA Mount Holly Gary Szatkowski told NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider that the snow is expected to be heavy and wet, which may cause power outages.

Szatkowski said that the storm is a nor’easter and it is coming up the coast. He said that the main impact will be heavy snow. It will be lighter in the southern region of the state, with about only one to two inches of snow in Cape May County, but there may be more than a foot of snow in North Jersey with strong winds, causing blowing and drifting snow.

“It’s going to be a heavy, wet snow. This is the kind of snow that will stick to things, including tree limbs and power lines. We could see power outages,” Szatkowski said.

He said that along the coast, wind speeds may be up to 50 miles per hour.

The snow is expected to start around 9 p.m. tonight in South Jersey and it will be hitting North Jersey on Thursday, but will end by Friday, Szatkowski said.