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Snowfall totals for New Jersey

snowfall122710_optSnow accumulations already above the winter average

BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Does anyone remember a time when it rarely snowed in this area during the winter? A few winters were bad, but during others parts of New Jersey saw about six inches of snow in total.

Admittedly we got conditioned for this last winter. NJ.com reports that according to the state's climatologist, the past month has been the snowiest start to New Jersey's winter in 62 years. Wednesday's storm was the seventh time that at least 2 inches have fallen in parts of the state, climatologist Dave Robinson said.

Robinson additionally estimated that Wednesday's snow put New Jerseyans over the state average for the winter, which stands at a little over 24 inches.

According to the Asbury Park Press, the area is at about 52.5 inches so far this winter, or roughly twice the normal amount of snow for an entire winter based on snowfall counts over the last 30 years. And NorthJersey.com adds this blast was the state's 11th snowfall and the third time that more than six inches accumulated.

I never thought I could miss Al Gore and global warming.

Commuters have encountered delays, cancelations and roadblocks since last night. As of 9 a.m., State Police reported dozens of exits and lanes blocked by disabled vehicles along Interstates 295, 676, 280, 78 and 195, said State Police spokesman Lt. Stephen Jones. Jones said he slept last night on his office floor, unable to get home until about 11 p.m.

According to the Courier Post, PSE&G and Atlantic City Electric are reporting thousands of customers have been left without power in the region following the snowfall. Most of the power outages were in Medford, Cherry Hill and Voorhees, according to PSE&G. Repairs are underway but could take longer than usual, the company said.

The National Weather Service reported 15.5 inches of snow in East Rutherford and 12.5 inches in Paramus as of 4 a.m. In Passaic County, Clifton saw 19 inches by the early morning.

Some 1,900 plows and salt spreaders are working on the aftereffects of this storm. Most schools are closed and state government offices will open at noon Thursday. According to the Trentonian, Atlantic and parts of Cape May counties dodged the heaviest accumulations.

Snow accumulation totals in inches according to NJ.com:

Atlantic County:

Galloway 3

Atlantic City 2.9

Pleasantville 2.9

Burlington County

Mount Holly 11.8

Essex County

Newark Liberty International Airport 18.9

Bloomfield 16.5

Belleville 15.6

West Orange 14.2

Verona 14

Cedar Grove 13.2

Hudson County

Jersey City 16

Harrison 15

Hunterdon County

Frenchtown 17.9

Flemington 13.5

Mercer County

Ewing 15.2

Highstown 12.5

Princeton 10.5

Middlesex County

Edison 15

Milltown 14

Cheesequake 13.3

North Brunswick 13.1

Woodbridge 12

Monmouth County

Holmdel 13.5

Morris County

Morristown 14

Hanover 13

Ocean County

Barnegat 4

Somerset County

Hillsborough 14.2

Bridgewater 13.2

Franklin 11

Sussex County

Wantage 4

Union County

Roselle 17.9

Union 17

Elizabeth 14.6

Clark 12

Warren County

Stewartsville 15.5

Phillipsburg 11

South Jersey snowfall totals according to the Courier Post:

Gibbstown - 17.2

National Park - 15.1

Swedesboro - 14

Somerdale - 12.8

Sicklerville - 12

Lindenwold - 11

Maple Shade - 14

Mount Laurel - 13.1

Mount Holly - 12.6

Moorestown - 11.5

For those who need to know, spring begins this year on March 20. I'd like to leave a wake-up call for summer.


 
Comments (2)
2 Friday, 28 January 2011 11:16
Stewwie
Is there anything you can't blame on it? Too hot, global warming. Too cold, global warming. The bees are dying, global warming. The Mets failed again, global warming
fyi
1 Thursday, 27 January 2011 12:40
Dana Hunter
Just an FYI Bob, global warming results in climate change...all sorts of weather extremes are possible.

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