Has it been almost 2 years since we last had a significant snowfall here in the Garden State? According to a NJ.COM article, it appears that is the case. "Forecasters are closely tracking the potential for a major weekend storm that could bring “the first significant snowfall in nearly 2 years,” according to the National Weather Service."


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Our state is an interesting place to live when it comes to weather. If you live in the northwest section of the state you probably get the most visits from Jack Frost, but if you live along the Jersey Shore you probably see the least amount of snow and ice during winter. Along the Jersey Shore, we often see the warmer air over the ocean move in and turn potential snow storms into rain.


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If you live in the south (inland) portion of the state you have a better chance of wintry weather because you are away from the ocean, that is if temps stay cold enough. So as you can see, our state has a lot of weather "variables" that can make a difference here in New Jersey. Some years we have seen lots of winter weather and other years it's been mild and more like an extended late autumn.


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Forecasters are watching a storm for this weekend that could "possibly" bring some accumulating snow to some sections of New Jersey. “There is a chance that accumulating snow can fall all the way to the Atlantic coast from this storm in the Northeast, depending on if cold air holds its ground to the north and the storm takes a track slightly more to the southeast, rather than right along the coast,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Brandon Buckingham said."



Our own Meteorologist Dan Zarrow will be watching the weather as we get closer to the weekend. If we see in climate weather it will be Saturday into Sunday.


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