Hoboken Snow Event: January 11th & 12th
Latest Hoboken snow is as easy as pie: Next!
After the totally awe-inspiring Hoboken Blizzard of December 2010 – covering storms that are substantially smaller is quite a pedestrian task.
Unless we’re predicted to get 18 inches or more – how does one find the inspiration to get excited? Photos will be run of the mill, watching the city over-react (and over-spend) is painfully laughable, and considering this storm anything more than a nuisance is a total stretch. A typical winter snow event we should all easily be prepared for and be able to manage just fine.
After taking the dog on a walk shortly before midnight – and trying to snap some video (purely for historical and archival purposes) – I looked out the window and saw a few inches on the ground, nice big flakes, admired the beauty for a few seconds, shrugged my shoulders, and said “That’s it for tonight. There is no way to suck anymore excitement about this average event. Good night Mother Nature!”
PS – does look like a “healthy” average winter storm, however. With a couple hours of snow left – what do you think the totals will be? 8, 9 inches? Not bad for snow lovers!
See original “common sense” snow tips and Hertz on Demand Car nonsense after the jump!
Winter weather and more Hoboken nonsense?
Yep, we’re getting some kind of frozen precipitation – exactly how much still remains to be seen. Best bet for now is to expect 6″ and up – and snow for about 12 hours or so starting late tonight or early in the morning.
How involved is Hoboken with Hertz on Demand Corner Cars?
Hoboken411 is hearing that Hoboken City Employees (paid for with YOUR tax dollars) – are actually moving the Hertz on Demand Connect Corner Cars off the street before the snow storm. Wait a minute, isn’t that a private company who should be solely responsible for their property? Why is Hoboken getting involved with their cars using your tax dollars?
Is there more to the insider workings of the relationship between Hertz and City Officials than we know? Doesn’t sound right to me!
Hoboken411 reader Shannon may have figured out why Hoboken botched the snow emergency routes during the blizzard.
She said “Have you ever noticed the mistake on the Emergency Snow Route map? They have the “traffic direction” going the wrong way for 3rd, 4th and 5th Streets! No wonder they can’t remove the snow properly, they don’t even know what direction to go in.”
Common Sense Snow Tips for Hoboken
Since this past weekend – you’ve already known we’re in for some potential moderate snow fall for tomorrow night into Wednesday. With that being said – here are some helpful reminders to both residents and city officials:
- Since Hoboken failed miserably during the last snow storm – the city administration has another chance (albeit 10 times easier) to do their jobs properly. That means – please start salting the roads perhaps an hour before the snow starts. You can get updated radar info online. They have easy charts and tables to explain what those colors are – and what direction the storm is moving. Pretty cool, eh? This, plus the fact that we’re likely getting less than half the snow than the Blizzard – the number of stranded cars can be reduced to practically zero. So get the salt!
- Residents shouldn’t park on designated snow emergency routes. That now includes 9th Street (North side) and Vezzetti Way (Wash to Willow) as per the Hoboken Police. Other snow routes are: Washington Street (both sides), Willow Ave. (West side – 11th St. south), 3rd Street (North side – Jackson to Willow), 4th Street (South Side – River to Jackson), 5th Street (South side – Clinto to Hudson) and 13th Street (North side – Wash to Willow). If you’re brave enough to park as far as 17th Street – you might want to avoid that too – as some plowed snow will be stored there as well.
- If you don’t feel like shoveling your car out – try putting them in one of the many Hoboken parking garages in town. Worth the money to prevent the headache and hassle. The city is even offering $5/day parking at Garage B and Garage D for permit holders. Discount valid until 8pm Thursday 1/13.
- If parking in a garage isn’t up your alley – note that there will be no street cleaning on at least Wednesday… so that gives you a little time to sort out your priorities.
- And lastly – if the city somehow screws up this much easier storm, and botches the plowing again – call them at 201-239-6643 (or 6644, 6647, and 6648 too). The Hoboken Police Department (201-420-2100) is also an option.
Enjoy the winter weather! Maybe you’ll even have a snow day on Wednesday!
Next Hoboken snow event possible this week
As if today’s Water Main Break on Willow isn’t enough to worry about. The next thing on the “Crisis Agenda” is another potential whopper of a snow storm on it’s way towards the east coast.
As expected, the certainty of where & how much snow comes from this storm is not fully known – but something is coming, and everyone should watch closely. I’ll keep you guys updated with nuggets over the upcoming days.
Confidence increasing for significant snow for NYC area
Here’s the current forecast discussion from the National Weather Service:
“CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING IN A SIGNIFICANT TO POSSIBLY VERY SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY… WITH A COASTAL LOW FORECAST TO LIKELY TRACK NEAR THE 40 NORTH/70 WEST BENCHMARK LATE TUESDAY NIGHT. THERE IS ALSO SOME POTENTIAL FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING… ESPECIALLY OVER LONG ISLAND AND SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT… WHICH WOULD CAUSE THE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. CONFIDENCE IS LOWER IN THE STRONG GUSTY WINDS… THEN IN THE LIKELIHOOD OF SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL.
THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY IN THE EXACT TRACK AND TIMING OF THIS STORM… AND EVEN MORE UNCERTAINTY IN THE STRENGTH OF THE STORM. EVEN WITH THIS UNCERTAINTY… THERE IS GROWING CONFIDENCE THAT A SIGNIFICANT SNOW STORM LIKELY WILL IMPACT SOUTHEASTERN NEW YORK… SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT AND NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY FROM LATE TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. CONFIDENCE IS HIGHER IN THE EVENT EAST OF THE NEW YORK CITY METRO AREA… AND LOWER NORTHWEST OF THE NEW YORK CITY METRO AREA AT THIS TIME.”