The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Borough and surrounding areas. The Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the evening hours of Wednesday, January 3rd through Thursday, January 4th.
A storm will intensify off the eastern seaboard of the United States and is expected to bring snow and gusty winds to the Jersey Shore. As of Tuesday afternoon, the current forecast calls for the potential of four to six inches of snow. The snowfall totals may be adjusted by the National Weather Service and are largely dependent on the track of the winter storm.
The strong winds associated with this storm may make driving difficult. Please exercise caution while driving during this storm event. Snow will likely to continue to blow and drift after the storm as windy, very cold conditions are in the forecast through the majority of the weekend. If you have any emergency, please dial 911. If you lose power, please call Atlantic City Electric’s outage line at 1-800-833-7476.
Please secure loose objects including trash cans and patio furniture in advance of the storm as they may be subject to strong gusty winds. If you own a property in Stone Harbor which is not properly winterized, it is advisable for you to have someone check your property for frozen or leaking pipes. Milder temperatures, when they occur, may result in some properties with broken or leaking pipes.
Continue to monitor this site and traditional media outlets for updated weather information. We are in constant communication with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management regarding future notifications and information.
Here is the text of the Winter Storm Watch issued by the National Weather Service:
Winter Storm Watch
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
1156 AM EST Tue Jan 2 2018
…A rapidly intensifying offshore storm may produce significant
snowfall later Wednesday night through Thursday…
.Strong winds are possible Thursday, however the actual impacts
including snowfall amounts will be highly dependent on the track
of the offshore intensifying storm. There is at least some
potential for significant snow amounts.
Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Including the cities of Freehold, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Hammonton,
Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City,
Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest
1156 AM EST Tue Jan 2 2018
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
including during the morning commute on Thursday. Total snow
accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are possible.
* WHERE…Portions of central and southern New Jersey.
* WHEN…Wednesday night through late Thursday afternoon.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Strong winds may result in considerable
blowing and drifting snow. Significant reductions in visibility
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.