SNOBOKEGEDDOPOCALYZZARD ’16 — It’s Real, and It’s Spectacular
So… it’s here.
Starting at about 11:oo last night, snow began to accumulate here in Hoboken. When it’s all said and done, we’re looking at the potential for 24 inches (a.k.a. TWO $*@%!^& FEET) of snow.
Parked on a snow emergency route? Please move car by tonight to avoid being towed. pic.twitter.com/j0AwkRsUzL
— City of Hoboken (@CityofHoboken) January 22, 2016
Hoboken is under a Blizzard Warning:
* Hazards… heavy snow along with strong and potentially
damaging winds. Blowing and drifting snow with near zero
visibilities expected Saturday morning through the afternoon
and into the evening.
* Accumulations… snow accumulation of 15 to 20 inches. Locally
higher amounts possible. Lesser amounts over The Forks region of
* Winds… northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
Isolated higher gusts possible.
* Temperatures… in the upper 20s to lower 30s.
* Visibilities… near zero at times.
* Timing… through tonight.
* Impacts… extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and
strong winds with whiteout conditions likely. Secondary and
tertiary roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down
power lines and tree limbs.
Hoboken and all of New Jersey are in a State of Emergency—which entails a TRAVEL BAN for non-emergency vehicles—as snow accumulations, high winds and potential for severe coastal flooding will persist throughout the night and into tomorrow.
Hoboken is under a Coastal Flooding WARNING until midnight tonight, which means that the threat is imminent—particularly at high tide Saturday night around 8:00 p.m., further compounded by a full moon.
Flooding also means an increased potential for power outages, loss of heat, etc. Please plan accordingly. To monitor potential flood threats here in Hoboken, check out the Stevens Flood Advisory System.
Meanwhile, hunker down and enjoy the ride.
Here’s a look at Washington Street, at around 9:30 Saturday morning:
And here’s the scene on the Waterfront:
Neither of these two photos were fun to take. It’s just windy, nasty Hoboken weather right now. Try to make the most of it.
Hell, we told you on TUESDAY to go buy beer…