Hoboken Snow Event: January 7, 2011
How much snow will Hoboken get?
Hoboken and the NYC Tri-State area is slated to get *some* kind of snow precipitation starting either late tonight or early Friday morning.
Weather forecasters are having a tough time figuring out exactly where the “jackpot” for this storm will happen. Some weather agencies are expecting a few inches – while other models see amounts upwards of a foot. It’s one of those “tricky” narrow storms – where in your backyard you’ll have a dusting, and just 20-25 miles away, they get socked with much more.
The current model trend (as of early today) is that Southern NY State will be the bulls eye zone – and the general area south of Staten Island will receive less than a few inches. NYC Mets are saying 4″ to 6″ for our area. (which is what I wrote on Monday’s nuggets).
And as of 4:10am this morning, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm “Watch” – saying this:
“WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT. ACCUMULATIONS…GENERALLY 2 TO 5 INCHES. 7 INCHES OR MORE IS POSSIBLE WHERE SNOW BANDS DEVELOP. TIMING…LIGHT SNOW BEGINS EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. HEAVIER BANDS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING… AND COULD SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT THE EVENING RUSH. IT IS UNCERTAIN AT THIS POINT EXACTLY WHERE THE SNOWBANDS WILL DEVELOP… SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO MONITOR UPDATED FORECASTS.”
I’ll add comments to this thread if the situation changes. Enjoy the fresh coat of snow!
PS – Keep an eye on the middle of next week too – as another “model” is showing something possible for our area… in fact the next two weeks are “active” for the Northeast.