(ABOVE: Image from snowstorm on February 9, 2017)
Literally minutes after we posted our last update, the game changed considerably. The egg on our face will turn to freezing egg sometime after midnight.
As of 3:07 p.m. Wednesday, previous reports that the NY Metro Area will get little more than a trace of snowfall have now been shifted to the possibility of significant accumulation:
— Live Hoboken Weather (@HobokenWx) January 3, 2018
According to the National Weather Service:
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM THURSDAY TO 1 AM EST
* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
including during the morning and evening commutes on Thursday.
Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 4
to 8 inches are expected.
* WHERE…Hudson, Eastern Essex and Eastern Union Counties.
* WHEN…From 1 AM Thursday to 1 AM EST Friday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times. Winds may gust as high as 45 mph reducing
visibility and causing local areas of blowing snow.
A Winter Storm Warning for 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.
We are also facing a a Coastal Flood Advisory, which is in effect from 9 AM to noon EST
The City of Hoboken is reminding drivers that parking is prohibited on snow emergency routes when streets are snow covered or when a snow emergency is declared. Vehicles parked on snow routes are subject to ticketing and towing.
Meanwhile, the system will bring in wind gusts up to 36 mph, and rapidly declining temperatures, with lows in the single digits for Friday and Saturday.
Stevens Institute of Technology has canceled classes for Thursday and Friday.
The Hoboken Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 4th due to inclement weather. Stay warm and safe.
— Hoboken Schools (@HobokenSchools) January 4, 2018
As freezing pipes have brought this area to its knees over the past few days, please take all precautions.
Obviously we’ll monitor this for any further changes…