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Dangerous Cold To Continue Into The Weekend

Now that the massive winter storm has exited the region dumping around a foot of snow with drifts of 2 to 3 feet, we face another brutal element...the frigid air behind the storm. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until Saturday as strong northwest winds will continue to howl keeping wind chill values below zero. If you are going out remember to bundle up. Exposed skin in these conditions will cause frostbite in less then 30 minutes! (continued...)

Blizzard Warning Issued As Storm Heads For Ocean City

A rapidly developing East Coast storm will wreak havoc from Northern Florida through New England Wednesday and Thursday. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Ocean City for heavy accumulating snow followed by strong gusty northwest winds that will cause blowing and drifting snow on Thursday. Most storms result in more snow accumulations towards Philadelphia and points N&W. However, the current track of this storm is far enough offshore that the heaviest snow will occur over our area. There will be a sharp cutoff of snow accumulations on the western side of the storm, so any slight shift in the track could result in increased snow amounts or lesser amounts than forecast...

Major East Coast Storm Theatens The NJ Coast

The threat of significant snow has now emerged for Wednesday Night and Thursday for the NJ coast. A low pressure system over the Bahamas will move up the coast and rapidly develop into a monster coastal storm. Over the past few days, forecasts have been mainly offshore keeping us from any significant effects of the storm. However, each new computer run has inched closer to the coast which has the potential to give us accumulating snow and possible near white out conditions as the storm deepens and strong gusty winds howl from the northwesterly direction...

Frigid Blast Continues With A Little Snow Too

A reinforcing shot of bitter cold air will come in time for the new year and we are looking at a little snow to coat the ground as well. High temperatures have been in the 20s most of this week with wind chills in the single digits. Now another, even colder, shot of air will be arriving on New Years Eve. A cold front will be moving through on Saturday which will bring a shot of some light snow. With ground temperatures below freezing, any snow will easily stick to the ground...

A Series Of Storms Expected For The Holidays

Christmas is almost here and even though we aren't expecting a white Christmas, a fairly stormy pattern is setting up coupled with very cold air that will be locked into our area Christmas week. This could spell a threat of some wintry weather before the year is out. First, a storm system will be moving in for the first half of the weekend. Temperatures will be flirting near 60 on Saturday, so occasional rain is expected to damper any last minute shoppers. The best chance of getting wet could be in the morning and again in the late afternoon and evening hours...

Say It Ain’t Snow!

Looks like our first snow of the season is coming a little early. A coastal storm will develop along a frontal system offshore and begin to spread moisture over us on Saturday. Meanwhile, cold Canadian air will be moving in at the same time making it cold enough for mainly snow to fall during the event. Computer models have trended closer to the coast over the last several days which increases our chances of some accumulating snow. The ocean temperatures are still quite “mild” which could also cause some mixing as well...

Winter Blast To Start The Weekend

Bundle up! An early Canadian blast of cold air has settled in and temperatures are expected to drop below freezing for the first time this season. Highs will only reach the low 40s on Friday but cold northwesterly winds gusting to 30mph at times will make it feel like in the low 30s during the day...

Jose Meanders Offshore, Maria Next?

Jose will continue to spin well off NJ coast which will keep battering the beaches through the weekend. Moderate tidal flooding will still be a problem Wednesday morning during high tide...

Jose Will Affect Our Area On Tuesday

Jose will pass well east of the NJ coast but the effects will still be felt in Ocean City. Jose looking more like a Nor'easter than a Hurricane, will make for a windy and wet Tuesday. As a result, a tropical storm watch is posted for the entire NJ coast for the potential of tropical storm force gusts. Even though Jose will pass over 200 miles offshore, it will be close enough to give us a some rain and gusty winds for Tuesday...

Jose Could Get Too Close For Comfort Next Week

Jose has been spinning out in the Atlantic for over 10 days caught between systems. As we move into the weekend, the upper air pattern will finally decide Jose's final path. Computer models have been showing that Jose would be far enough the coast to avoid any significant impacts to our coast. However, latest computer runs have been indicating that Jose could get close enough to get more than just rough surf and rip currents...