Northern New Jersey Braces for First Significant Snowfall in YearsJan 15, 2024
Residents of Northern New Jersey, including Harrison, are preparing for a wintry mix as the Harrison Weather Station (HWC) forecasts the first significant snowfall in the region in the last couple of years. According to Anthony Mondaro of the Harrison Weather Center, today's weather (Monday, January 15, 2024) will see a mix of sunshine and clouds, with highs in the 30s and light winds. However, conditions are expected to take a wintry turn tonight.
Snow and Sleet on the Horizon
Weather Forecaster Anthony Mondaro of the Harrison Weather Center predicts snow developing before midnight, and continuing overnight into Tuesday afternoon. Accumulations are expected to range between 2 to 4 inches before the snow ends. Areas, especially east of the New Jersey Turnpike mainline closer to the water, might experience some sleet and rain mixed in on Tuesday.
Travel Caution Advised
The Tuesday morning rush hour is expected to be challenging, with snow likely covering the ground by that time. Anthony Mondaro warns that untreated roads, walkways, and other surfaces will be very slippery, urging residents to allow extra time for travel on Tuesday. Overnight temperatures will dip into the 20s, while Tuesday's high temperatures are forecasted only in the lower 30s.
Winter Weather Advisory
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for tonight and Tuesday in anticipation of the expected snowfall. Residents are advised to stay updated with the latest forecasts and be prepared for slippery roads and reduced visibility during this period.
Stay Safe and Prepared
As Northern New Jersey faces its first accumulating snow in years, residents are reminded to take necessary precautions. Keep warm, travel safely, and stay informed as the region navigates through this snowy spell.
Harrison Department of Public Works Snow Operations
The Harrison Department of Public Works (DPW) will be preparing for the snowstorm. It is anticipated that the DPW will be pre-salting the roadways in Harrison before the snowfall this evening. Residents are advised that vehicles should be moved from Snow Routes that have Parking Signage that State No Parking During Snow Storms. In Harrison, the length of Harrison Avenue and North & South Frank E. Rodgers are Snow Routes and Tow Away Zones during Snow Storms and after snow storms until snow is removed curb to curb. It is not clear whether the Town of Harrison will open up the Harrison Parking Garage for residents for this snowstorm.
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For updates on the snowstorm, Weather Forecaster Anthony Mondaro will provide periodic updates on the Harrison Weather Station website and the Harrison Weather Facebook page.