Snow in South Jersey

The snow is over, but the cold is not.

Snow moved out of the region between 12 noon and 2 p.m. Saturday. Snowfall totals were generally 1"-3" across South Jersey, with lower amounts in southern Cumberland and Cape May Counties. The National Weather Service reported 2.5" at Ocean City and Galloway, the highest in the area. 

Moving into this evening, we watch for an isolated snow squall between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Like a thunderstorm, these are brief, but can be intense. While most, if not all, of us would be dry, a few may squeeze out a coating to even a half inch from this.

After 10 p.m., we clear out. A night in the teens is expected, par for the course given the past few days. However, true arctic air moves in from the Northern Plains for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Records are likely to be broken, with no real warm-up in sight. 

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This is my first newspaper but not my first forecast for NJ. I graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology from Rutgers. Two TV internships gave me a taste for the newsroom. Then, after nearly 4 years in private NJ weather, I'm forecasting South Jersey for you.

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