Here at hMAG, we thoroughly enjoy mocking sensationalist weather coverage—particularly when it comes to exaggerated click-bait reports of impending SNOBOKEGEDDOPOCALYZZARDs, intent only on driving online ad impressions.
Nevertheless, when there’s a legit chance of significant snowfall, we try to give you the head’s up.
It looks like Thursday could be such an occasion, with the chance of 4-8 inches falling on the greater Hoboken area.
* Accumulations…Snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches…locally
* Locations…Long Island…New York City…Northeast New Jersey…the Lower Hudson Valley of New York…and Southern
* Hazard types…Heavy snow.
* Timing…Late Wednesday night through Thursday.
* Impacts…Hazardous travel due to snow covered roads and poor visibilities. Blowing and drifting snow is possible.
* Temperatures…In the 30s.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow…sleet…or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
In other words, a Winter Weather Watch is the “CONSIDER BUYING BEER” stage of a storm’s development. If we upgrade to a Winter Weather Warning, that means “BUY BEER NOW.”
With a moderate amount of snow Thursday, we don’t anticipate the dreaded “BUY WHISKEY NOW” stage—but stay tuned, as we’ll keep you up to date on any developments.