Saturday, December 29, 2012
Steady snowfall on Saturday produced between 2 and 5 inches.
A winter storm brought several inches of snow to most of North Jersey on Saturday. The weather system, referred to as Winter Storm Freyr by The Weather Channel, was expected to drop 2 to 5 inches throughout the region. Snow began falling in most areas by late morning and started to taper off late Saturday night. The storm reduced visibility in some areas and caused treacherous travelling conditions. Skies are expected to clear on Sunday with temperatures in the low 30s. Initially forecasters were unsure if Freyr would track into Northern New Jersey or veer out toward the coast but their prediction was confirmed on Friday. According to a report on NJ.com, state Department of Transportation crews early Saturday morning pre-treated highways …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Northern New Jersey to see all snow and no ice or rain from fast-moving storm, expert says.
A low-pressure system originating from the Gulf of Mexico headed for the Northeast will make for a snowy Saturday in northern New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service. The fast-moving storm that has deposited precipitation in other parts of the country will likely produce 2 to 4 inches of snow in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Union and Essex counties Saturday, with areas to the north and west—Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties—likely seeing less, meteorologist Lauren Nash said. “We’re still somewhat uncertain about the absolute track of the storm,” Nash said, “but it seems very likely northern New Jersey will get just snow and no rain or ice.” The snowfall is expected to begin around 7 a.m. Saturday, Nash said, and should…
Track of storm still undetermined; snow could accumulate to several inches.
Just 30 miles could mean the difference between no precipitation and several inches of snow this weekend for Northern New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service. As a low-pressure system works its way to the northeast out of the Gulf of Mexico, freezing temperatures could create some severe weather and “plowable snow” Saturday into Sunday, National Weather Service meteorologist Joey Picca said. As of Thursday afternoon, however, the exact track of the storm was still uncertain, Picca said, and Northern New Jersey will have to wait to see if the system heads toward the coast or straight through this portion of the state. “It’s about a 30-mile difference (east or west),” Picca said. “Depending on that track, it could make a world …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
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Saturday, January 21, 2012
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Monday, December 5, 2011
Request comes after Bergen officials said “clerical error” prevented the county from getting aid.
State officials will ask the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend snowstorm disaster aid to Bergen and Passaic counties after the two counties were left out of last week’s federal disaster declaration, an emergency management official said. The state’s decision was based on newly collected damage costs, according to New Jersey Office of Emergency Management spokeswoman Mary Goepfert. Officials toured the area Monday as part of a reassessment of the federal assistance. In November, Gov. Chris Christie requested federal aid for eleven counties, including Bergen and Passaic, that were hard hit in the October snowstorm. However, when the aid was announced last week, the two counties were left out. Bergen County officials said a “…
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
As many as 5,000 still without power in borough; parents urged to use “extreme caution” if taking kids trick-or-treating
Schools in Fort Lee opened as scheduled Monday morning in spite of the damage done by the unexpectedly early snowstorm over the weekend, but Fort Lee High School was forced to close early, with PSE&G reporting that as many as 5,000 customers in the borough may still be without power as of Monday afternoon. Students at Fort Lee High School were dismissed early because power went out at about 9 a.m., school officials said; other schools reported power outages as well, including the Early Childhood Center and School No. 1. But school officials also said Monday afternoon that no other schools were likely to close early. The decision not to close schools in Fort Lee, in spite of many other towns in the area doing so as early as Sunday evening, …
Monday, October 31, 2011
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As late as Sunday night, thousands of Fort Lee residents remained without power after an unusually early snowstorm swept through the area Saturday, leaving downed tree limbs and power lines in its wake. Early Sunday, PSE&G was reporting the number of customers without power in Fort Lee at between 2,001 and 5,000, but later in the day, that estimate was increased to as many as 10,000 before being lowered again. “Because of the number of damaged trees and downed power lines, the utility is advising that full restoration may not occur until Wednesday,” PSE&G said in a statement Sunday. Meanwhile, borough officials said Saturday that DPW crews were “working diligently to clear roadways of snow,” and with temperatures in the mid- to upper-40s …
PSE&G: "Full restoration may not occur until Wednesday"
As many as 5,000 Fort Lee residents were without power Saturday night, according to PSE&G—the result of an unusually early snowstorm that created dangerous conditions for many New Jersey residents. Borough officials say the outages were due to downed trees, and that PSE&G was "aware of the situation," but offered no estimate on how long it would take the utility to make the necessary repairs and restore power. Borough officials also urged residents to stay indoors if possible Saturday night. “The Department of Public Works is working diligently to clear roadways of snow,” officials said at the time. “In case of any emergencies notify Police Department.” Thousands of Fort Lee customers remained without power Sunday, according to PSE&G's …
Friday, January 7, 2011
Bowling and wrestling fall victim to the newest snowstorm to hit New Jersey.
Just like in late December, a snowstorm is once more shifting the Fort Lee sports scene. Both the bowling and wrestling matches for Friday evening have been postponed. According to Fort Lee High School Athletic Director Patrick Ambrosio, the events have not been rescheduled yet and all games for Saturday are still on. The bowling team was scheduled to play Lakeland Friday at Bowler City beginning at 4 p.m., but the cancellation continues a whirlwind of events for the student athletes. Most of the Bridgemen bowlers were snowed out from practicing over the school break due to the most recent blizzard, then returned only to have no opponent on Tuesday and now are prevented from playing again. The snow also disrupts a reunion for the Fort Lee …