New Jersey is bracing itself for what forecasters call a "snow hurricane." This winter weather event is predicted to dump at least a foot of snow on Northern and Central New Jersey. The storm is expected to make its way to New Jersey tonight, lasting throughout Thursday, and ending at some point Friday.
The National Weather Service predicts a wintry mix of precipitation accompanied with wind to cause traffic delays, downed trees, and perhaps even a far reaching power outage. Northeastern New Jersey may receive 9 to 11 inches of snow within Bergen, Passaic, and Essex counties. Portions of Morris and Sussex counties could receive as much as 15 inches of snow. Middlesex, Morris, and Monmouth counties potentially receiving 13 inches of snow. Southern parts of New Jersey, in Mercer and Ocean counties, could see about 7 to 12 inches of snow accumulation.
Warm ocean air contribute greatly to where the rain-snow line will be.
Flights have already been canceled by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in anticipation of the storm.