The Day After: The Big Dig Out
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Ridgewood is reporting 13.5 inches, while Wyckoff is reporting 6 inches and Hawthorne saw 12.4 inches. The big snow winner in Bergen County was Rivervale, with 15 inches. In Passaic County, West Milford was the winner with 13.2 inches.
UPDATE 8:15am Feb. 9: Blustery winds are in store for Saturday, as snowfall tapers off following Nor'Easter Nemo. The National Weather Service has not released official snow totals for Bergen County, however there is more than a foot on the ground in parts of Midland Park. Temperatures will remain in the low 30s and upper 20s throughout the weekend, and are expected to warm up to the 40s by Monday afternoon.
No power outages were reported in the Midland Park area. NJTransit is cross-honoring tickets today and just resumed bus service to the northern corridor at 8am today. Expect delays.
The Midland Park Fire Department reminds residents to dig out fire hydrants on or near their property and to leave a clearance of about three feet. In the event of a fire, every minute counts.
Friday Night Post: Warning: Stay Indoors, 'Nemo' Bearing Down
UPDATE 5pm Feb. 8: The National Weather Service issued a new Special Weather Statement, announcing snowfall in the Midland Park area will continue to increase in intensity over the next hour. Travel is not recommended and those who must travel should exercise extreme caution.
Local businesses, including Whole Foods in Ridgewood, have reported closing early, following the lead from the schools, borough offices and library.
The Weather Channel and social media has taken to calling the storm "Nemo" as part of its new storm coverage marketing campaign. The National Weather Service, however, refuses to play along. Additionally, the National Weather Service still has not declared the storm a Blizzard in Midland Park area.
In the event of a power outage, report it to PSE&G by calling 1-800-436-7734 (1-800-436-PSEG). Don't automatically assume your neighbor reported it.
Friday Morning Posts: Here Comes Nor'Easter 'Nemo'
UPDATE 12:30pm Feb. 8: Midland Park Borough Offices have closed early due to the Nor'easter, as have all schools. The Weather Channel and other media outlets are reporting a Blizzard Warning for Bergen County, however the National Weather Service has Midland Park and Western Bergen County under a Winter Storm Warning, with an estimated snow totals still at 10 to 14 inches and wind gusts of up to 30 mph.
Borough Officials and Emergency Services encourage everyone to stay safe, indoors and off the roads. Visibility is reduced to one-quarter mile or less, with near white out conditions. Stay safe everyone!
UPDATE 8am Feb. 8: Midland Park Schools have an early dismissal Friday due to the Nor'Easter Nemo, which is expected to drop 10 to 14 inches of snow in Midland Park over the next 24 hours.
In addition to the 12:30pm dismissal, afterschool activities, including the high school dance, have been cancelled. Midland Park Recreation Department has also cancelled in-person softball registration for Saturday. For more information about softball registration for girls in Pre-K to grade 9, contact Michael Sasso at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Meals, Inc., will be providing meals for shut-ins today on its regular schedule today regardless of the storm, thanks to its dedicated volunteers.
The Midland Park Fire Department would like to remind residents to shovel out fire hydrants in their neighborhood.
PSE&G is preparing in advance of the storm, with extra crews and equipment on hand to restore service in the event of outages, which are possible due to ice and winds. If your power goes out or you see any downed power lines, report it to PSE&G by calling 1-800-436-7734 (1-800-436-PSEG). Likewise, residents on life-sustaining electronic equipment should call in advance of the storm to ensure their neighborhood gets priority attention.
Here's the updated seven-day forecast from the National Weather Service:
Today: Snow. High near 35. Northeast wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches possible.
Tonight: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 23. Blustery, with a north wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
Saturday: Snow likely, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 30. Blustery, with a northwest wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 36. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Sunday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday: Snow showers likely before 1pm, then a chance of rain showers. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Wednesday Night: A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.
Thursday Posts: Nor'Easter Nemo To Hit Friday
UPDATE 4:25pm Feb. 7: The Midland Park School District will have an early dismissal Friday due to the storm. Schools will close at 12:30pm.
UPDATE 4:15pm Feb. 7: The National Weather Service has changed the Winter Storm Warning start time from Thursday evening to Friday morning and has increased the projected snow accumulation totals to 10 to 14 inches. As of 4pm Thursday, the warning goes into effect 6am Friday to 1pm Saturday. Blizzard warnings have been issued for parts of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, however, Midland Park is not included in the "blizzard zone" at this time.
Original Post: Nor'Easter Nemo To Hit Thursday
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Watch for Midland Park for Thursday night through Saturday as low pressure develops off the Mid-Atlantic Coast rapidly deepens its tracks. The Weather Channel has named the storm Nemo and says it is "now poised to become the latest example of a powerful, potentially historic, February storm."
According to the National Weather Service, light snow is expected to develop Thursday night, changing to freezing rain and rain on Friday, before changing back to snow Friday night. Moderate to heavy snowfall with near blizzard conditions and strong winds possible Friday night. Potential snow fall totals could ready six to 12 inches, with wind gusts up to 50 mph. Scattered power outages are possible.
Here's a look at the seven-day forecast from the National Weather Service:
Thursday Increasing clouds, with a high near 30. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night Snow likely, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 26. East wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday Snow before 9am, then snow and freezing rain between 9am and 3pm, then rain and snow after 3pm. The rain, freezing rain, and snow could be heavy at times. High near 35. East wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Friday Night Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 25. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Saturday A chance of snow before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 13.
Sunday Sunny, with a high near 38.
Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Monday A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Wednesday A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 30%.