Happy Nor’Easter! Spring is sprung, grab your shovel: Winter Storm Warning, March 20-21

snowfall forecast march 20 2018


Nothing says “Spring” like a Winter Storm Warning.

That’s the upgraded status of the impending calamity from the National Weather Service.

Greater Morristown may get another 12- to 18 inches of snow between Tuesday night, March 20, and Wednesday night, March 21, 2018. The worst of it is anticipated during the day on Wednesday, when the white stuff could fall at a rate of two- to three inches per hour.

“The snow will be wet and heavy, difficult to shovel, and it will collect on trees and wires,” predicts the Weather Service.

But wait, there’s more:

“Travel will be very difficult to impossible, especially Wednesday afternoon and evening. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Power outages and tree damage may occur owing to the weight of the snow.”

The Winter Storm Warning kicks in at 6 pm Tuesday and extends until 2 am on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

If you’re a betting person, here are the latest odds: There is a 90 percent chance that Morristown will get more than eight inches of snow…and a 10 percent chance we will be blessed with more than 17 inches.

Gusty winds are likely on Wednesday morning, with 50 mph blasts possible at the Shore and 25- to 40 mph for the rest of us.

Another cheery chart:

weather chart march 20 2018

As always, however, comedian Vic “Bread and Milk” Dibitetto says it best. So we’ll leave you with his video forecast.

Happy Spring!

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