Could South Jersey Catch a Break From This November Nor’ Easter?
Reports on this “November Nor’ Easter” has been changing by the hour, and now the track may not hit South Jersey as bad as initially thought.
Reports are coming out that this storm that is heading our way by Wednesday afternoon is now expected to veer further offshore than earlier projections had predicted. This is a dramatic change from only around lunch time this Election Day – reports were seeing a possible brief mix of heavy wet snow that could cause some accumulations.
Despite this shift, South Jersey could still see winds getting to 50 MPH on Wednesday afternoon and evening. Long Island and Connecticut looks to be getting the worst of this system with its newest track.
Governor Chris Christie is warning Garden State residents that high winds could knock power out again, and this storm could slow the relief efforts down.
Reports from the National Weather Center says that storm surges coming Wednesday could reach 3 feet – that is about a third of what we saw during the “Super Storm”, but this can produce more erosion problems for South Jersey.
A Coastal Flood Warning is in effect for Cumberland, Cape May, Atlantic, Ocean and Monmouth Counties starting tomorrow (high tide will be 1pm on Wednesday). Rain that is expected is less than originally expected – down to 1-2 inches.
Right now we can only hope this storm with continue its offshore track and we get the bare minimum of damage – stay with SoJO for more details when they become available.