White Christmas Weekend in Hoboken!

12/27/2010 Update:

Hoboken Blizzard Aftermath Photos

“Buried” is an understatement after the epic Blizzard Hoboken got socked with! Folks are starting to dig out from the mess – and cars, trucks, and more snow plows still getting stuck all over town. Below is Volume 3 of the reader photos submitted. Amazing stuff!

11:30pm Update:

Blizzard continues wreaking havoc; more reader photos!

I said it in a comment earlier – this has been the most fierce snowstorm I’ve personally experienced since moving to Hoboken 15 years ago. Insanity! It also may be the first time in 5 years my exposed legs (yes – I wear shorts all year) were close to frost-bitten.

Anyway – below is volume 2 of entries for the Hoboken Blizzard Photo Contest. Some shots getting more creative, too! I have another video in the works following this update. Any early-birds out there that can snap gorgeous (and peaceful shots) once the snow stops in the A.M. (might) get bonus points for the top prize! Next photo update will be on Monday.

6pm Update:

Fierce Blizzard Continues in Hoboken

Wow – the snow, wind and lightning is INTENSE – and getting stronger!

Added a few new images to the gallery, too.

12/26/2010 Update:

Hoboken Blizzard Photos & Contest Update!

Below are a few submissions for the Hoboken411 Blizzard Photo Contest. One winner will receive a $50 Wicked Wolf Tavern Gift Certificate.

I’ve also added a second prize – a $25 Wicked Wolf Gift Certificate! Not sure if the winner will be the “second best” picture – or “the most horrific” – or just plain “random.”

Send your photos in to Hoboken411 to be considered!

Previous updates after the jump!

12/26/2010 Update:

Snow has begun & a blizzard photo contest!

So the light snow has begun to fall in Hoboken (and is sticking right away). The Blizzard Warning is still in effect. Some late morning tidbits:

  • Weather nerds expect the snow to get fairly intense by 7pm.
  • All Hoboken Police Officers patrolling the streets have been advised to switch to SUV’s for the day – and to use their overhead lights at all times. Smart move.
  • Overheard that the city doesn’t have any rock-salt for the roads – and have requested assistance from Weehawken. Brilliant.
  • Finally – the snow is expected to end sometime early Monday – so send your photos in to Hoboken411 – and the best picture wins a $50 Wicked Wolf Tavern Gift Certificate!


12/25/2010 3:55pm Update:

Blizzard Warning Issued: Tons of snow & wind

The National Weather Service issued a Blizzard Warning for Sunday 12/26 and Monday 12/27.

12/25/2010 Update:

Merry Christmas Hoboken! Here’s the latest weather update…

Storm: Massive, mediocre, or not at all?

Like I’ve mentioned many times in the past – Hoboken411 is a bit of a weather aficionado – it’s one of the more interesting / dynamic things left in our society (that aren’t 100% predictable).

Still no certain path for snow attack

Several days ago – I mentioned that there was “chatter” about a big storm coming out way. And frankly, despite the fact that it’s still almost two days out – there has been quite a bit of activity amongst the (non TV-personnel) weather fanatics about the potential of this particular storm system. Here’s what I’ve gathered from the weather community (for the NYC metro area):

  • There is a massive storm headed our way
  • The potential exists to affect our immediate area
  • The range of potential outcomes are still quite varied:
    • Big Blizzard (over 12″ or more)
    • Moderate snow (2-8″)
    • A dusting (0-2″)

The bottom line is that there is plenty of time for this storm to “go one way or another…” but the key for most residents in the viewing area is to “be aware of what might happen – and at least know what to do if the worst scenario comes to fruition….”

So whether you’re a snow-lover or a snow-hater – just please pay attention to the next few days… it could be nothing – or a life-changing event!

Potential exists for white Xmas; will it happen?

12/21/2010:

Weather dorks across the country are debating on whether a “potential” Nor’easter will strike the Mid-Atlantic on or around Christmas Day this year.

Recent forecasting models have shown a wide range of possible scenarios – from a blinding blizzard with 1-2 feet of snow – to the storm system going completely out to sea. However, it’s not recommended to take any of the models with any certainty – because they aren’t too accurate this many days in advance. But be sure to check your forecasts closer to the weekend to see if there is any consensus in the forecasts.

A white Christmas would be great for those staying put – but horrible for travelers.

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35 Comments on "White Christmas Weekend in Hoboken!"

Stpaddygirl
Member

Living across from a Firehouse has its definite advantages of course while my road was cleared with a front end loader if there is a fire the trucks won;t be able to get down any of the surrounding streets like Adams or Jefferson..

boston1
Member

The Entire length of Willow has cars stuck in the street. A Camper with a trailer on the back of it (NY plates) has been stuck between 7th and 8th and willow for at least 4 hours(maybe longer, that’s when I saw it first). It doesn’t look like the town plowed at all during the night. Is this budget-cut fall out? I just heard they are going to start towing cars too, which they haven’t done in at least 7 years. Mine is on a snow route and half dug-out, but don’t see the point in getting it out now when there are cars stuck and abandoned for as long as you can see, no way a tow truck can get through right now anyway. I’ll have to keep a watch throughout the afternoon.

krewedetat
Member
krewedetat

Exactly. Some genius in city hall wants to tow cars on streets that are not plowed and impassable. This is the most inept snow emergency response ever. [quote comment=”201220″]The Entire length of Willow has cars stuck in the street. A Camper with a trailer on the back of it (NY plates) has been stuck between 7th and 8th and willow for at least 4 hours(maybe longer, that’s when I saw it first). It doesn’t look like the town plowed at all during the night. Is this budget-cut fall out? I just heard they are going to start towing cars too, which they haven’t done in at least 7 years. Mine is on a snow route and half dug-out, but don’t see the point in getting it out now when there are cars stuck and abandoned for as long as you can see, no way a tow truck can get through right now anyway. I’ll have to keep a watch throughout the afternoon.[/quote]

YipYap
Member

So glad I park my car in a nice heated garage. So when will the corner cars be towed for not clearing off the snow?

NorthKrissy
Member
NorthKrissy

Nice shots from Mary Anne, like a Christmas Village

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