More Than A Foot Of Snow Expected For Jersey Shore As Nor’easter Approaches – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There is a blizzard warning set for parts of the Jersey Shore as a major winter system — a Nor’easter — comes into view for the entire region. The warning is in effect for Cape May, Atlantic, and southern Burlington Counties.

A blizzard warning means there will be whiteout conditions with limited visibility. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph are also possible.

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New Jersey is now under a state of emergency.

Numerous counties are under a winter storm warning. Those counties include: lower Bucks, lower Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware, New Castle, Cumberland, Salem, Camden, Gloucester, north Burlington, and Mercer.

Confidence is high that we will be impacted by a major winter storm Saturday. Measurable snow and gusty winds are likely. The exact track will determine how much snow and how much wind different parts of the region will experience.

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We are currently in the heaviest part of the snow, between midnight and noon.Snow will end roughly around 3 p.m. Winds will diminish through Sunday.

As it stands now, the Jersey Shore and southern Delaware will see a foot to 15 inches of snow. Interior South Jersey and central Delaware will seen 8 inches to a foot. In Philadelphia and nearby northwest suburbs, there will be 4 to 8 inches.

Lehigh Valley and the Poconos will get up to 3 inches.

Temperatures plummet behind the storm, and wind chills for the first time this season dip to sub-zero values in Philadelphia. It will be colder North and West, in addition to locations with a fresh snow pack.

These brutally cold temperatures mean the snow will freeze solid.

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