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I think that was often true. But in 1979, I was working in Atlantic City and the island got 42 inches. Snow was level with the trunk of our Chevy Impala and Atlantic City was shut down for almost 3 days. Philly and NJ suburbs got far less snow.
Yes, I remember that. Back to back storms in February that year. I was living as a winter resident in Seaside Park. We got 22" and then two weeks later 24". I remember going up on the boardwalk by the log flume at night with the blowing snow. It was surreal.
 

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In 1979 we had just moved to a place in Central New York near Lake Ontario and I will never forget the first big storm, we got about 60 inches of snow. Looked out the window in the morning and only saw a bump in the snow where the car was parked! We had been hearing all kinds of wild stories about Lake Effect snow that I found hard to believe, but that sure turned me into a believer. No snowblower, I had to shovel out a 100 foot driveway.

But this was a different storm than you guys are talking about, it was towards the end of the year, November or December and the weather is very different up there due to the lake.
 
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I think that was often true. But in 1979, I was working in Atlantic City and the island got 42 inches. Snow was level with the trunk of our Chevy Impala and Atlantic City was shut down for almost 3 days. Philly and NJ suburbs got far less snow.

Yep. One of the exceptions, not the norm.

Looking out the window now, I'm thinking I have 4-6 out there right now. Port Republic being reported as the winner, so far, at 12.5 inches, but there's still a few more hours to go.
 

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I see maybe 3 or 4. Hard to tell with the blowing snow.
 

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Looks like maybe 8 inches here, they just reported 18" in Forked River on the news. Radar shows a heavy band hitting the shore.

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
657 AM EST Sat Jan 29 2022

Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Caroline-Western Monmouth-
Eastern Monmouth-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-Northwestern Burlington-
Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-
Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-Southeastern Burlington-
Including the cities of Dover, Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach,
Denton, Freehold, Sandy Hook, Pennsville, Glassboro, Camden,
Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Jackson, Millville,
Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City,
Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest
657 AM EST Sat Jan 29 2022


...Blizzard conditions continue near the coast...

Although the band of heaviest snow has mostly pivoted off shore,
areas of moderate snow continue across the coastal plains. In
addition, strong winds continue resulting in blowing snow and near
white out conditions especially near the coast. Web cams near the
coast indicate whiteout conditions. The conditions are expected to
persist through at least late morning. Please stay off the roads
as travel is strongly discouraged! If you must travel, make sure
you have winter survival kit in your car. If you become stranded,
stay with your vehicle.
 

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Just spent awhile digging out the car and driving up and down the driveway a bunch of times to "plow" it. Glad to have four wheel drive! Not gonna need the snowblower. With the drifts it's hard to say how much we got, seems to vary between about 10 to 14 inches... call it an average of 12? Hard to be certain, but it appears to be over here. Hasn't really snowed anymore since early morning and the wind has died down considerably. Radar shows most of it off-shore now, with one band apparently in northern Ocean County.

Looking forward to those 50-degree temperatures in a few days. :)
 
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Updated with new totals as of 4:30 PM on 1/29/22

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
356 PM EST Sat Jan 29 2022

...STORM SNOWFALL REPORTS SO FAR...

...Atlantic County...
 Absecon                      18.5 in   0324 PM 01/29   Public           
 Smithville                   16.1 in   1145 AM 01/29   Broadcast Media  
 Atlantic City International  16.0 in   0100 PM 01/29   ASOS             
 Northfield                   15.0 in   1016 AM 01/29   Public           
 Northfield                   15.0 in   1210 PM 01/29   Broadcast Media  
 Mays Landing                 14.0 in   0136 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Hammonton                    13.0 in   0100 PM 01/29   Public           
 2 SE Egg Harbor City         12.6 in   1210 PM 01/29   Broadcast Media  
 Egg Harbor Twp.              12.6 in   0956 AM 01/29   Broadcast Media  
 Estell Manor                 12.5 in   0126 PM 01/29   COOP             
 Egg Harbor Twp               12.0 in   1007 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Northfield                   12.0 in   1010 AM 01/29   Public           
 Egg Harbor Twp               11.7 in   1000 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 1 ESE Egg Harbor Twp.        10.0 in   1004 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Hammonton                    10.0 in   1005 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Hammonton                    10.0 in   1014 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Margate City                 10.0 in   1058 AM 01/29   CO-OP Observer        
 
 ...Burlington County...
 Burlington Twp               9.8 in    0130 PM 01/29   Public           
 Tabernacle                   9.6 in    1100 AM 01/29   Public           
 1 WNW South Jersey Regional  9.4 in    1240 PM 01/29   NWS Employee     
 Columbus                     9.0 in    0317 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Southampton Twp              9.0 in    1058 AM 01/29   Public           
 Mount Holly WFO              8.5 in    0100 PM 01/29   Official NWS Obs 
 Shamong                      8.5 in    1043 AM 01/29   Public           
 Delran                       8.2 in    0130 PM 01/29   Public           
 Marlton                      8.0 in    1100 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 2 NNW South Jersey Regional  8.0 in    0130 PM 01/29   CO-OP Observer   
 2 SSE Yardville              8.0 in    0130 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Hainesport                   7.5 in    0200 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Florence                     7.2 in    0121 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Delanco                      7.1 in    0126 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Moorestown                   7.0 in    1000 AM 01/29   Public           
 1 S Southampton Twp          6.8 in    0300 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Riverton                     6.5 in    0205 PM 01/29   Public           
 
 ...Camden County...
 1 SSW Pine Hill              8.5 in    0200 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 1 NNW Gibbsboro              8.0 in    0136 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Sicklerville                 8.0 in    0112 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 1 N West Berlin              7.5 in    0130 PM 01/29   NWS Employee     
 Haddon Township              7.4 in    1225 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Sicklerville                 7.3 in    1000 AM 01/29   Public           
 Lindenwold                   6.6 in    0111 PM 01/29   Public           
 Haddon Heights               6.5 in    1011 AM 01/29   Broadcast Media  
 Audubon                      4.7 in    1230 PM 01/29   Public           
 
 ...Cape May County...
 Sea Isle City                14.8 in   1221 PM 01/29   Public           
 Goshen                       14.0 in   0230 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Cape May Court House         13.0 in   0230 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Cape May Harbor              13.0 in   1125 AM 01/29   Amateur Radio    
 1 N Petersburg               13.0 in   0318 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 2 NW Cape May                12.6 in   0253 PM 01/29   CO-OP Observer   
 Cape May                     11.5 in   1145 AM 01/29   Broadcast Media  
 Stone Harbor                 11.5 in   0230 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 
 ...Cumberland County...
 Downe Twp                    10.7 in   1210 PM 01/29   Broadcast Media  
 Vineland                     10.0 in   1200 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Millville                    8.5 in    1200 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Upper Deerfield Twp          7.7 in    1200 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Bridgeton                    7.0 in    1200 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 
 ...Gloucester County...
 Newfield                     10.1 in   0330 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Williamstown                 10.0 in   0145 PM 01/29   Amateur Radio    
 Mantua                       9.0 in    0305 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Glassboro                    8.0 in    1252 PM 01/29   Public           
 West Deptford Twp            7.1 in    0245 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 1 NNW Deptford Twp           7.0 in    1042 AM 01/29   Public           
 Sewell                       6.5 in    0100 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Monroe Twp                   6.0 in    0128 PM 01/29   Amateur Radio    
 
 ...Hunterdon County...
 Ringoes                      4.9 in    1245 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Flemington                   3.5 in    0130 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 
 ...Mercer County...
 Hopewell                     9.2 in    0255 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Robbinsville Twp.            9.0 in    0100 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Hamilton Square              8.8 in    0100 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Ewing                        8.5 in    0130 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Woodsville                   8.1 in    0230 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Hamilton Twp                 8.0 in    1249 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 1 NE Hamilton Square         7.5 in    0200 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Hamilton Twp                 7.5 in    0315 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Ewing                        7.1 in    0130 PM 01/29   NWS Employee     
 Hamilton Twp                 7.0 in    0248 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Princeton                    5.4 in    1147 AM 01/29   Public           
 
 ...Middlesex County...
 Manalapan Twp                10.0 in   1010 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 North Brunswick              8.3 in    0322 PM 01/29   Public           
 East Brunswick               8.0 in    0128 PM 01/29   Amateur Radio    
 Metuchen                     7.5 in    1230 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 1 SW Hazelton                6.5 in    0338 PM 01/29   Public           
 Carteret                     6.0 in    0200 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 South Plainfield             6.0 in    0127 PM 01/29   Amateur Radio    
 
 ...Monmouth County...
 Spring Lake Heights          17.0 in   0239 PM 01/29   Public           
 Tinton Falls                 15.0 in   0222 PM 01/29   Broadcast Media  
 Eatontown                    14.2 in   0245 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Holmdel                      14.0 in   0130 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Freehold                     13.0 in   1215 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Howell                       13.0 in   1214 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 1 NNW Shrewsbury             12.5 in   0945 AM 01/29   Public           
 Leonardo                     12.0 in   0230 PM 01/29   Public           
 Little Silver                12.0 in   0237 PM 01/29   Public           
 Middletown                   11.0 in   1200 PM 01/29   Public           
 Neptune City                 10.1 in   1002 AM 01/29   Broadcast Media  
 Aberdeen                     9.0 in    0315 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Manalapan Township           9.0 in    0230 PM 01/29   Public           
 
 ...Morris County...
 Budd Lake                    5.6 in    1100 AM 01/29   Public           
 2 N Green Pond               5.5 in    0106 PM 01/29   Public           
 Randolph                     4.8 in    0320 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Green Pond                   4.1 in    1200 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Florham Park                 4.0 in    0945 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Lake Hopatcong               3.7 in    0200 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Montville                    3.3 in    0100 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Butler                       3.0 in    1146 AM 01/29   Public           
 Succasunna                   2.9 in    1230 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 
 ...Ocean County...
 Bayville                     21.0 in   0212 PM 01/29   Public           
 Little Egg Harbor Twp        18.0 in   0200 PM 01/29   Public           
 Point Pleasant               17.0 in   0142 PM 01/29   Public           
 Brick                        16.8 in   0200 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Forked River                 16.0 in   1028 AM 01/29   Public           
 Manahawkin                   16.0 in   1000 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Toms River                   16.0 in   1245 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Tuckerton                    16.0 in   1000 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Manchester Twp               15.1 in   0200 PM 01/29   Public           
 Forked River                 15.0 in   1000 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Brick                        14.8 in   0324 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Bayville                     14.7 in   1000 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Brick                        14.7 in   1010 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Toms River                   14.4 in   1233 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 2 SSW Jackson                14.1 in   0312 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Bayville                     14.0 in   1000 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Manahawkin                   13.5 in   1000 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Whiting                      13.1 in   0140 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 1 SE Stafford Twp.           13.0 in   0200 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Barnegat                     11.4 in   0130 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Jackson                      11.0 in   1000 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Manchester Twp               11.0 in   0219 PM 01/29   Public           
 
 ...Salem County...
 Pennsville                   4.4 in    1220 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Elmer                        4.1 in    0230 PM 01/29   Fire Dept/Rescue 
 Pennsville                   3.0 in    0158 PM 01/29   Public           
 
 ...Somerset County...
 Warren                       6.5 in    0101 PM 01/29   Public           
 Basking Ridge                5.8 in    0209 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Hillsborough Twp             5.0 in    1200 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 North Plainfield             5.0 in    0130 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Middlebush                   4.5 in    0957 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Raritan                      4.1 in    1245 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 3 NNW Bridgewater            3.8 in    0100 PM 01/29   Cocorahs         
 Branchburg Twp               3.6 in    0230 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Somerville                   3.3 in    0120 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 
 ...Sussex County...
 Stockholm                    5.0 in    0116 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 High Point                   4.0 in    0100 PM 01/29   CO-OP Observer   
 2 S High Point               4.0 in    0145 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 Andover                      3.8 in    0956 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 4 WSW Wantage Twp            3.7 in    1230 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 High Point                   3.6 in    1000 AM 01/29   Public           
 Sparta                       3.5 in    1200 PM 01/29   Public           
 3 SSE Sandyston Twp          2.1 in    1000 AM 01/29   Trained Spotter  
 
 ...Warren County...
 Hackettstown                 4.5 in    1230 PM 01/29   Trained Spotter
 
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We got about 6 or 7. Just finished out there. Much nicer this year with a new driveway.
 
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We got an honest 10". Took an hour or two to blow out some paths for Murph and clear the driveway and then the wife and went to my gun club to clear the walkways. Another member ran our backhoe for a few hours to make some roadways across our parking lots. Hoping for a good meltdown.
 
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Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
310 PM EST Sat Feb 12 2022

DEZ001-002-MDZ012-015-019-020-NJZ013-014-016>022-026-027-131100-
/O.NEW.KPHI.WW.Y.0011.220213T0600Z-220213T2100Z/
New Castle-Kent-Kent MD-Queen Annes-Talbot-Caroline-
Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-
Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Southeastern Burlington-
Including the cities of Wilmington, Dover, Chestertown,
Centreville, Easton, Denton, Freehold, Sandy Hook, Pennsville,
Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Jackson,
Millville, Hammonton, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest
310 PM EST Sat Feb 12 2022

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 4 PM EST
SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow is expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3
inches.

* WHERE...Parts of eastern Maryland, northern and central
Delaware, and parts of southern and central New Jersey.

* WHEN...From 1:00 AM until 4:00 PM Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Expect slippery conditions on untreated roads and
walkways.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use extra caution if driving.

The latest road conditions for your state can be obtained by
dialing 5 1 1.
 

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I traveled to Wilmington Delaware on that snowy Sunday.
Some of my videos from the NJ Transit train near Trenton.




More on my YouTube channel.
 
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This is mainly for areas West of the pines, but we may get some snow later today. Right now there's heavy rain at my home.

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Winter Storm Warnings/Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for portions eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, northern Delaware, and the Eastern Shore of MD. This includes some expansions of previous Warnings and Advisories. Snow covered roads and hazardous driving conditions are likely.

Near blizzard conditions are likely for a time late this morning and early this afternoon especially in the Winter Storm Warning area.

A flash freeze on wet untreated sidewalks and roadways may occur on this afternoon and evening as temperatures drop rapidly below freezing.

Windy conditions are expected this afternoon and tonight. Gusts of 40 to 50 mph are likely, potentially leading to scattered power outages. A Wind Advisory is in effect.

A Gale Warning is in effect for the coastal waters of New Jersey and Delaware, and for Delaware Bay from this morning into Sunday morning.


 

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Raining hard here as well. Looks like around 10:00 it will slow and change to snow or at least lighter rain. It is still 47 here.
 
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