Snow Day: Harrison & Kearny Public Schools Closed Tues. Feb. 13, 2024Feb 12, 2024
Northern New Jersey residents are on high alert as a significant snowstorm is forecasted to sweep through the area on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Meteorologist Anthony (Tony) Mondaro from the Harrison Weather Center provided a detailed outlook during a live appearance on "Live with The Observer" with Kevin Canessa, editor of The Observer Newspaper, on Monday night, February 12, 2024.
The storm is expected to begin with rain around midnight on Monday, transitioning to snow between 6 to 7 a.m. on Tuesday. The shift marks the onset of what could be a challenging weather event for the region. According to Anthony Mondaro, the accumulation will heavily depend on the storm's track, with predictions ranging from 3 to 6 inches of heavy snow. There's a possibility of totals reaching up to 8 inches, should the storm move more slowly than anticipated.
Anthony Mondaro highlighted a critical timeframe between 10 a.m. and noon on Tuesday. If residents observe an intensification of snowfall during these hours, it could signal accumulations at the higher end of forecasts, potentially reaching 8 to 12 inches. However, he noted there's a 10% chance that the West Hudson Area — encompassing Harrison, East Newark, and Kearny, NJ — could see as much as 12 inches of snow.
The community is urged to prepare for the inclement weather, with such forecasts necessitating precautions for travel, school schedules, and business operations. Both the Harrison and Kearny Public Schools have announced that Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.
In the Town of Harrison, the Department of Public Works has posted No Parking signs along the entire length of Frank E. Rodgers Blvd and Harrison Avenue. Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. and Harrison Avenue are Snow Routes and even without special No Parking signage being placed on those streets to remind residents, the regular parking signage states No Parking during Snow storms.
For those seeking the most current information and updates on the storm's progress, the Harrison Weather Center has made resources available online. Residents can follow the center's Facebook page or visit its website at HarrisonWeather.com for the latest advisories and guidance.
As Northern New Jersey braces for this winter's latest challenge, the emphasis is on preparedness and caution. With meteorological conditions subject to change, staying informed and ready to adapt to evolving weather scenarios is paramount for community safety and resilience.