For the third time this winter, South Jersey capitalized on a snow event Friday. This followed in the heels of the Dec. 5 inverted trough and the Jan. 12-13 storm that put only the southern half of the state in snow territory.

The same high pressure that brought record breaking cold to the region on Thursday, led to an extremely dry morning Friday. However, the stationary front won out, putting moisture back in the atmosphere, giving the region an all day, light snow event. 

Not only was this system unusual in that South Jersey wound up with the powder, while the northern half stayed dry, but in that Ocean and Cape May counties both wound up with the highest totals. All Friday afternoon, two bands of snow kept dropping steadier snow in these regions, while Atlantic and Cumberland counties saw pixie dust flakes. 

See how many inches of snow blanketed your town, below. All numbers are taken from the National Weather Service's Public Information report. 


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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