The first snowstorm of the season dumped less snow in Hudson County than meteorologists were anticipating.  While predictions were expecting as much as 12 to 16 inches in Hudson, that wasn’t the case.

After the nor’easter moved out of the county by mid-morning, totals were less than a foot.  As of 11 am, the high marks were recorded in the western part of the county, as Harrison totaled  9.7 inches on the ground, followed closely by East Newark at 9.5 inches.

Forecasters say the reason for the lower than expected totals was the sleet which fell.  Still, this was one of the biggest storms in Hudson County, in the state for that matter, in almost two years.

Meanwhile, Union City has announced that it has opened two Warming Centers from 4 pm through 9 am on Monday, December 21.  The centers are located at 3700 Palisade Avenue and at the Musto Center at 420 15th Street.

In Hoboken, parking on snow emergency routes is again permitted as of 2 pm.  Street cleaning in the Mile Square City is suspended today and Friday.  it will resume on Monday. Discounted parking rates for $5 a day in garages B, D and midtown has been extended through Friday, December 18 at 2 pm.  After that, regular rates apply.