Winter Storm Warning in New Jersey

This alert expired on Jan 22, 2014 6:00 AM EST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Atlantic; Coastal Atlantic; Coastal Ocean; Eastern Monmouth; Ocean; Southeastern Burlington; Western Monmouth

Posted Jan 22, 2014 1:50 AM EST

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 am EST early this morning.

Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 11 am EST this morning.

  • Snow accumulations: 8 to 15 inches with the highest amounts generally along the Interstate 95 corridor.
  • Timing: snow gradually tapering off from west to east.
  • Impacts: Travel Is Hazardous due to snow covered roads and low visibility. Areas of blowing and drifting snow will continue through Wednesday morning, especially in open areas. The Wednesday morning commute will be affected by blowing and drifting snow.
  • Winds: north to Northwest at 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
  • Temperatures: dropping into the single digits.
  • Wind Chill, as low as 15 degrees below zero.

Recommended actions

This Winter Storm Warning means that significant amounts of snow will make travel very hazardous. If you must travel, drive slowly and be sure to leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the one ahead of you. Do not closely follow snow plows. Given them room to work.

Areas of blowing and drifting snow will greatly reduce the visibility at times, especially in open areas through Wednesday morning. Snow will drift back onto previously plowed roadways. Use extra caution while driving.

This Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate dangerously low wind chills values. Limit your time out of doors. Prolonged exposure to the cold and wind could result in frost bite and hypothermia.

Tips from

Excerpted from ready.govBefore:
  • Before winter approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit:
    • Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency for a complete list of recommended products.
    • Sand to improve traction.
    • Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.
    • Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources may be cut off. Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove.
    • Adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm.
  • More:
  • What to do before winter storms and extreme cold.
Excerpted from ready.govDuring:
  • Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack - a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside.
  • Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.
  • Conserve fuel, if necessary, by keeping your residence cooler than normal. Temporarily close off heat to some rooms.
  • More:
  • What to do during winter storms and extreme cold.

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