Gas up the snow blower: Another winter storm warning for Morristown

We could be in for another five- to nine inches of snow on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

snowflakeA winter storm watch is in effect from 10 am on Jan. 21, 2014, until 6 am on Jan. 22. As the afternoon progresses, an inch per hour of snow is possible. By Tuesday night, wind chills could feel like minus-10 degrees.

News 12 is predicting the heaviest snow for southern and coastal New Jersey.

From the National Weather Service:

AS THE STORM STRENGTHENS TO OUR EAST LATER TUESDAY, THE WINDS WILL INCREASE RESULTING IN AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

AS THE STORM CONTINUES TO EXIT, BITTERLY COLD AIR WILL QUICKLY SETTLE IN TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT.

TIMING… SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA TOWARD LATE TUESDAY MORNING AND THE MIDDAY HOURS, THEN CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF TUESDAY NIGHT.

THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING, WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF AROUND AN INCH PER HOUR.

IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND PERIODS OF LOW VISIBILITY. AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL DEVELOP ESPECIALLY LATER TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY NIGHT AS WINDS INCREASE, RESULTING IN SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES.

THE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING RUSH HOUR WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED. WINDS…

NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH TUESDAY AFTERNOON, BECOMING NORTH AND NORTHWEST TUESDAY NIGHT.

TEMPERATURES…MAINLY IN THE 20S TUESDAY, THEN FALLING THROUGH THE TEENS AND SINGLE DIGITS TUESDAY NIGHT. WIND CHILLS…MAINLY AROUND 10 DEGREES TUESDAY, THEN DROPPING TO AROUND 10 BELOW ZERO TUESDAY NIGHT. THESE VALUES CAN QUICKLY CAUSE FROSTBITE TO EXPOSED SKIN AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA.






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