FROM LINCOLN PARK OEMto reply to this e-mail: MayorRunfeldt@bolp.org
The National Weather Services has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Warning for northern New Jersey starting this evening at 6pm through 2am Thursday.
The forecast data suggests that scattered light to moderate snow showers will move into our area this evening and last through Wednesday morning before steadier moderate to heavy snow begins to fall. The moderate to heavy snow will last through around midnight Thursday morning, with scattered snow showers possible through 5-6 am. The heaviest snow will fall from Wednesday afternoon/evening when snowfall rates will sit at or slightly above 1” per hour. Total snow accumulations is currently forecasted as 4-8” with the possibility of 10-15” in some models. Heavy winds are also expected.
It is possible that we may experience difficult travel conditions on Wednesday afternoon into the evening. In addition, significant reductions in visibility is possible. Roads in the hilly areas may become impassable if the 1”+ per hour snowfall rates develop. Please check the road conditions and forecast data BEFORE you make a decision to travel. Please know how long your commute will take so you do not find yourself on the roadways when road conditions may not warrant travel. During the last storm, we found many people on the roadways when they should not have been. We had plows and emergency vehicles impacted with roadways that were impassable because of motorists that should not have been out driving. We had to dedicate emergency resources to address issues that were easily avoidable.
Mayor / OEM Coordinator
Borough of Lincoln Park
to reply to this e-mail: MayorRunfeldt@bolp.org