A massive Nor’easter is dumping snow, sleet, rain and high winds across New Jersey.
As of 5 am Tuesday, 3 to 6 inches of snow was reported in parts of Hudson County, including West New York.
Expect the storm to pick up in intensity — forecasters say fierce winds as strong as 50 to 60 mph will carry blinding snow that could fall at rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour.
More than 7,000 flights have been canceled and thousands of schools closed in anticipation of this historic storm.
Preparation was key as local and state authorities warned residents to avoid unnecessary travel since coastal-area winds could reduce visibility to zero.
Large moisture pockets flowing from the Gulf of Mexico started moving into South Jersey about 10 pm Monday and snow moved into central and northern Jersey a few hours before sunrise this morning.
Icy roads will be an issue in some parts of the county because of the mixed precipitation.
According to National Weather Service meteorologist Dean Iovino, even in the areas that don’t get a lot of snow, you’ll have to deal with those very strong winds all day.
“It’s still going to be a high-impact event for almost all of the state,” Iovino says.
The southeastern part of New Jersey is supposed to get some of the strongest winds, Iovino says — along with more rain and sleet, because the center of the storm is closer to the Atlantic coast, pushing warm ocean air over the land.
But here in Hudson County, we’re getting slammed with a far different scenario — extremely colder air and huge snow flakes.
By the time the storm moves out of the region Tuesday night, North Jersey could be hit with 1 to 2 feet of snow.
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