Friday, February 13, 2015

Weather Update from the Bergenfield Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

 Potential for High Winds and Accumulating Snow Saturday Night into Sunday...and a Shot of Dangerous Cold to follow Sunday Night into Monday Morning

From the National Weather Service......
 Prepare for accumulating snowfall Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning along with developing high winds. In its wake...a shot of dangerously cold air Sunday Night into Monday Morning.  

For Saturday through Sunday, a low pressure system will approach the region and then rapidly intensify as it moves just south of the region Saturday evening then east of New England Saturday Night into Sunday.  Accumulating snow is expected Saturday afternoon through early Sunday. Strong to damaging winds may develop late Saturday Night and continue into Sunday. This will be followed by dangerously cold wind chills Sunday Night through Monday Morning.

Our most likely snowfall forecast for Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning is a general 2 to 4 inches across metro NJ/NYC...3-6 inch snowfall across the Lower Hudson Valley...Southwestern Connecticut...and Western Long Island...and 4 to 8 inches across Southeast CT and Eastern Long Island. The track of low pressure and evolution of heavy snow banding will determine if areas see snow accumulations near the lower or higher end of those ranges. In addition...the strong winds combined with the snow and dropping temperatures will result in considerable blowing snow late Saturday Night into Sunday Morning. 

For experimental probabilistic snowfall information, please go to:

For more information on the High Wind potential, please go to:

For more information on these forecasts, please read the Short and Long Term sections of our Area Forecast Discussion at:

Remain proactive and periodically check your latest NWS forecasts at:

Nelson Vaz
NWS Meteorologist

Thomas Rose 
Emergency Management Coordinator
Communications Officer

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