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2 Hour School Delay & Weather Update as Nasty Nor’easter Continues

The Ocean City School District announced earlier this evening that all schools will be opening with a 2 hour delay tomorrow morning (1/24), as a result of the significant flooding and the timing of the high tide tomorrow morning. Students that ride the bus should report to their normal pick-up locations 2 hours later than normal. The strong coastal storm continues to pound the NJ coast. While the brunt of the storm is ending tonight, we not out of the woods yet. High Wind Warning until Midnight Strongest wind gusts have ended but it will continue to be windy through tonight and even tomorrow. A High Wind Warning will expire tonight as the low pressure moves north. Winds gusts still could exceed 50 mph Monday night. As the storm slowly pulls away on Tuesday, winds will still be busy from the northwest 20-25 mph with gusts over 30mph...

Miserable Monday: Coastal Storm Will Pack A Punch Along NJ Coast

It nasty start to the week as a strong coastal storm moves into our area. While this storm will not be like last year's January storm, heavy rain, high winds and tidal flooding will make travel difficult on Monday...

Coastal Storm Set To Bring Heavy Rain, Flooding

It was almost a year ago that we were dealing with a major coastal storm. The infamous Winter Storm "Jonas", as it was called, dumped heavy snow then heavy rain along the coast with strong gusty winds and significant flooding. Now another coastal storm is set to bring another dose of heavy rain, gusty winds and flooding for late Sunday into Monday. Only this time, you don't have to worry about the snow. Rain will arrive late Sunday as a low pressure system to our south will begin moving offshore. The difference between the High Pressure to our north and Low Pressure to our south will cause a tight gradient for a period of time over our area allowing strong onshore winds to increase rapidly late Sunday night into Monday...

Winter Takes A Break

So goodbye to bitter cold temperatures and snow..for now. Above normal temperatures have resumed and will be with us just about for the rest of the month. Temperatures will not reach the freezing mark until at least January 26th. The reason for the change, the Jetstream will remain to our north which will keep the Arctic Air from spilling into our region. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will set up along the East Coast allowing a South-Southwest flow to push daytime highs mainly in the 50s through the period.

Cold and A Little Wintry Mix Returns For The Weekend

A brief break in our mild stretch as we move into the weekend. A strong high pressure system is building to our north sending a cold shot of air our way. While it will not be nearly as cold as earlier this week, temperatures will return to around freezing early Saturday morning. Meanwhile, a weak disturbance will slide to our south which will spread a wintry mix during the afternoon Saturday...

Mild For Now…Wintry Mix For Saturday

A rollercoaster ride of temperatures as we head into the weekend. After a mild surge the last couple of days pushing temperatures into the 50s with gusty southwesterly winds, a stronger push of cold air will return for the weekend. In addition, we are also watching an area of low pressure which will slide to our south bringing the threat of some wintry weather for Saturday. Unlike last week, this system is weak and there is less cold air in place. Surface temperatures will be climbing above freezing during the day so any precipitation that falls could have a hard time sticking. As warmer air moves in aloft, a period of snow could change to sleet and then rain later in the day on Saturday...

Milder and Melting This Week

Now that the weekend winter storm is past us, it time to look ahead to this week. We will have one more day of frigid temperatures before the freeze eases. High temperatures on Monday will struggle to reach 30 degrees despite another bright sunny day. Watch for re-freezing at night as any melting that occurs during the day will ice up again after dark.

Winter Storm Update

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Cape May & Atlantic Counties for Saturday. Get ready for a significant coastal snowstorm to affect our area on Saturday. Models have generally come into agreement that the storm track that was once supposed to stay to our south and give us a brush with some snow has now inched closer to us. As a result, Snow amounts forecast from this morning have increased a bit. With temperatures in the 20s, snow will accumulate easily on roads and sidewalks. Snow will become heavy at times on Saturday with near-blizzard like conditions as winds will increase out of the north 20-25mph with gusts to 30mph+. Hazardous travel is expected especially during the late morning and early afternoon as the highest snowfall rates occur. Travel will be troublesome even after the storm ends by late afternoon and into the night as winds will cause blowing and drifting of snow...

Winter Storm Set For Saturday

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Ocean City for Saturday for the potential for several inches of snow. Now that the first system has moved away, the next storm is right on its heels. As I mentioned yesterday this 2nd storm is altogether different. Instead of a developing weak low pressure system with little moisture, like the first one, this one has plenty of moisture coming out of the Gulf of Mexico. This 2nd storm will cause major problems through the Southern States and up the Mid-Atlantic Coast. Highest snow total will be across Southeastern Virginia where 8”-12” of snow is expected. For us, the biggest question has always been how far north will the moisture get to our area...

Some Snow Is On The Way

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Ocean City from late tonight through 6am Friday for light accumulation snow which will make roads and sidewalks slippery. This week we have been following 2 separate snow events. The 1st low pressure system will develop off of North Carolina tonight and quickly move offshore. Precipitation could begin as rain especially if it starts before midnight. Steadier snow will fall after midnight and end just by sunrise...