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Branchburg Rescue Squad, Inc
Tuesday January 11th, 2011 :: 07:52 a.m. EST

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NWS issues WINTER STORM WARNING for Branchburg area which will effect evening commute. Please drive safe if you must.

Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
451 AM EST TUE JAN 11 2011

...A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE AREA LATE TODAY INTO WEDNESDAY...

.LOW PRESSURE ORGANIZING OFF THE CAROLINA COAST TODAY WILL TRACK NORTHEASTWARD. MEANWHILE... ENERGY WILL ARRIVE FROM THE WEST LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT TO ALLOW THE COASTAL STORM TO STRENGTHEN. THIS STORM IS FORECAST TO RAPIDLY INTENSIFY TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY AS IT PASSES OUR LATITUDE.

NJZ001-007>010-012>015-020-026-111800-
/O.CON.KPHI.WS.W.0002.110111T2100Z-110112T1700Z/
SUSSEX-WARREN-MORRIS-HUNTERDON-Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
451 AM EST TUE JAN 11 2011

...A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE AREA LATE TODAY INTO WEDNESDAY...

.LOW PRESSURE ORGANIZING OFF THE CAROLINA COAST TODAY WILL TRACK NORTHEASTWARD. MEANWHILE... ENERGY WILL ARRIVE FROM THE WEST LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT TO ALLOW THE COASTAL STORM TO STRENGTHEN. THIS STORM IS FORECAST TO RAPIDLY INTENSIFY TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY AS IT PASSES OUR LATITUDE.

NJZ001-007>010-012>015-020-026-111800-
/O.CON.KPHI.WS.W.0002.110111T2100Z-110112T1700Z/
SUSSEX-WARREN-MORRIS-HUNTERDON-SOMERSET-MIDDLESEX-
WESTERN MONMOUTH-EASTERN MONMOUTH-MERCER-OCEAN-COASTAL OCEAN- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEWTON...WASHINGTON...MORRISTOWN...
FLEMINGTON...SOMERVILLE...NEW BRUNSWICK...FREEHOLD...SANDY HOOK...
TRENTON...JACKSON...LONG BEACH ISLAND
451 AM EST TUE JAN 11 2011

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO NOON EST WEDNESDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON EST WEDNESDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE: SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS: 6 TO 10 INCHES.

* TIMING: SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING... THEN CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF DURING WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW SHOULD OCCUR OVERNIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS: SNOW WILL STICK TO UNTREATED ROADWAYS. SNOWFALL RATES OF AROUND AN INCH PER HOUR CAN CAUSE THE VISIBILITY TO DROP TO ONE-QUARTER MILE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME... WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW OCCURRING OVERNIGHT. DRIVING WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS. THIS EVENINGS COMMUTE COULD BECOME SLIPPERY IN SPOTS... HOWEVER THE WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTE COULD BE RATHER HAZARDOUS.

* WINDS: ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE FROM THE NORTHWEST AND TURN GUSTY MAINLY AFTER THE SNOWFALL... WITH AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW OCCURRING WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU NEED TO TRAVEL... USE EXTRA CAUTION ESPECIALLY ON SIDE ROADS AND WHILE CROSSING BRIDGES AND OTHER ELEVATED SURFACES. REMEMBER... BRIDGES TEND TO ICE UP BEFORE THE ROADWAY DOES.

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Address/Location
Branchburg Rescue Squad, Inc
113 River Rd
Somerville, NJ 08876

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 908-722-4645

Bucky Buchanan
EMS/Rescue
bbuchanan@74rescue.org
908-722-4645

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