The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Borough and all of Cape May County. The Winter Storm Warning is in effect from Wednesday, January 3rd at 9:00pm until Thursday, January 4th, at 7:00pm. Our region can expect four to inches of snow during this storm event, along with strong winds, and blowing and drifting snow.
A storm is expected to form off the coast of New Jersey that will be a traditional winter nor’easter. The location of the storm off our coast will result in how much snow our area could receive. Please continue to monitor the forecast over the next 36 hours for updates. Strong winds gusting as high as 45mph are possible during this storm which will cause blowing and drifting snow, and could result in tree limbs falling and power outages. Please exercise caution while driving.
If you have objects outside that are prone to strong winds, including trash cans and patio furniture, secure those objects or bring them inside. If you have any emergency during this storm event, please call 911. If you experience a power outage during this storm, please contact the Atlantic City Electric outage line at 1-800-833-7476.
The Borough continues to be in touch with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management and other agencies during this storm.
Here is the text of the Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service:
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 403 AM EST Wed Jan 3 2018 …High Impact Storm including the aftermath of wind driven record cold on its way to our area… …A rapidly intensifying ocean storm will produce significant snowfall and strong winds tonight through Thursday… NJZ020-022>027-032115- /O.UPG.KPHI.WS.A.0001.180104T0200Z-180105T0000Z/ /O.NEW.KPHI.WS.W.0001.180104T0200Z-180105T0000Z/ Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-Southeastern Burlington- Including the cities of Jackson, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest 403 AM EST Wed Jan 3 2018 …
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM EST THURSDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected. * WHERE…Portions of southeastern New Jersey. * WHEN…From 9 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow resulting in significantly reduced visibilities. Scattered power outages could develop Thursday and Friday which would force considerable hardship where heat would not be available. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.