SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Winter weather is tapering off in Northwest New Jersey, but the storm left its mark overnight from Friday, Jan. 23 through this morning.
Spotters in the Sussex County area, as reported on Weather Underground, have reported accumulations of nine inches of snow through this morning in Highland Lakes, eight inches in Vernon, more than seven inches in Sparta, Newton and Sussex, and close to seven in Wantage. In Morris County, Succasunna has reported more than seven inches, in Rockaway just under seven and in Randolph, over six inches. In Warren County’s Blairstown, a trained spotter has documented seven inches.
Snowfall for the storm will possibly accumulate to nine inches in some areas where it has not completely tapered off, before the storm is over and a trace of ice could be expected. Light snow and/or sleet and freezing rain may continue through early this afternoon.
According to Weather Underground, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect through 1 p.m. today. A Winter Storm Warning signifies significant snow, sleet and ice possible during a storm event. The Warning for this area pertains to Northern New Jersey and parts of Eastern Pennsylvania (Lehigh Valley and the Poconos).
As part of the Winter Storm Warning, Weather Underground has advised that travel may be difficult and hazardous until all roads are cleared and in some areas there may be power outages due to accumulations on branches and wires.
The forecast for tomorrow is expected to be partly cloudy, with a high of 30 and for Monday, Jan. 26, snow showers may return with a high of 22 degrees expected, with less than one inch expected.
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