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Englishtown Police Department
Friday January 22nd, 2016 :: 03:16 p.m. EST
Alert

Blizzard Warning now in effect for our area.

The National Weather Service issued a Blizzard Warning for our area.

Highlights

A major east coast storm will affect the area this weekend. Important
aspects of this storm are as follows:

 Blizzard Warning now in effect for the I-95 corridor, portions of
coastal NJ, and the eastern shore of MD. Outside of this area, a
Winter Storm Warning is in effect, except for the Poconos and far
northwest NJ, where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect.

 Snowfall ranging from 12-18 inches of snow is expected, with lesser amounts near the coast, in the Poconos, and far northwest NJ. There is the potential for localized amounts of snowfall in excess of 20 inches in the I-95 corridor. A tight gradient in snowfall amounts is forecast between I-78 and I-80, along the northern edge of the
storm.

 Widespread moderate to major coastal and back bay flooding is
expected along the DE and NJ coasts this weekend, including
Delaware Bay. A strong onshore flow will persist through three tide
cycles. Flooding is not expected along the Chesapeake Bay north of
Cambridge.

 Strong northeast winds gusting between 50 and 60 knots are
expected over the coastal waters of DE and NJ, including the
Delaware Bay. A Storm Warning is in effect for these areas from late
Friday night through Sunday morning.

 Strong northeast winds gusting between 50 and 60 mph are expected near the coast from Friday night into early Sunday
morning. High Wind Warnings are in effect for these areas. Northeast wind gusts in the 25 to 45 mph expected further inland.

 Strong northeast winds gusting between 50 and 60 knots are expected over the coastal waters of DE and NJ, including the Delaware Bay. A Storm Warning is in effect for these areas from late Friday night through Sunday morning.

 Strong northeast winds gusting between 50 and 60 mph are expected near the coast from Friday night into early Sunday morning. High Wind Warnings are in effect for these areas. Northeast wind gusts in the 25 to 45 mph expected further inland.

Hazards and Impacts:

 Snowfall will begin earlier and is expected to impact the Philadelphia – Wilmington metropolitan corridor, and points south, during the Friday evening commute. Accumulation of 1-2 inches possible in this time frame.

 The combination of heavy snow and gusty winds will make for white out conditions in the Blizzard Warning area, with roads becoming impassible, especially with snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour at times.

 Power outages possible due to heavy snow and/or wind.

 Widespread coastal flooding with property damage and road closures is expected, especially at the times of high tide on Saturday morning, Saturday night, and Sunday morning.

 Heavy and wet snow may be difficult to plow and shovel, especially for those with physical ailments.

Instructions:

A weather warning indicates a confirmed, current and present danger to this area.

Take necessary safety precautions.

Address/Location
Englishtown Police Department
15 Main St
Englishtown, NJ 07726

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-446-7001

Alert Details

Severity:
Extreme - Extraordinary threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Blizzard Warning

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