Winter Storm Warning in New Jersey

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

Posted January 22, 2014 at 1:50:00 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.

Ways to prepare and stay safe now

  • During
    Stay indoors during the storm.
    Prolonged exposure to cold can cause hypothermia.
    Walk and drive carefully on icy sidewalks and roads.
    Many injuries and accidents are caused by slippery conditions.
    Before driving, let someone know your destination, route, and expected time of arrival.
    If your car gets stuck, it’ll be easier to find you.
    If you lose feeling and color in your nose, ears, hands, or feet, cover the exposed area, avoid rubbing your skin, and seek medical help immediately.
    You may have frostbite.
    When shoveling snow, take breaks and lift lighter loads.
    Working too hard can lead to heart attacks.
    Stay dry.
    Wet clothes make you lose body heat, increasing your risk of hypothermia.

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