With anywhere betweem three and five inches of snow expected to fall between Friday and Saturday, Long Branch-Eatontown officials are warning residents to prepare.
Boroughs are taking to Facebook and their web site sites to get residents up to speed on what they are doing to get ready for the storm. They are also offering advice on what residents should be doing to prepare.
Tinton Falls Borough Web Site
Monmouth County and parts of New Jersey are under a Winter Storm Watch issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). According to the NWS, “there is a potential for significant snow…sleet…or ice accumulations that may impact travel”. This storm is expected to affect our area Friday into Saturday.
The NWS is forecasting 4 to 8 inches of snow for Monmouth County with higher accumulations in northern New Jersey. Wind gusts of up to 40 mph inland and 55 mph in coastal areas are also possible. However, forecasters are not certain of the storm track or its intensity at this time. More will be known later this evening when the NWS releases an updated briefing package about the storm.
With the anticipated winter storm, the Public Works Department and the Office of Emergency Management are preparing to handle what Mother Nature sends our way. We are continuing to track the path of this storm based on the latest data provided by the National Weather Service.
If you or a resident you know have not already signed up for our Code Red Emergency Notification System please click here to signup.
Mayor Michael Skudera
Eatontown via Facebook
Here is an update from our OEM office regarding the approaching nor'easter. The storm will start hitting our area tonight and will continue until Saturday morning. Snow, coastal flooding and wind will affect our area.
Precipitation will begin as snow, then mix with rain, then turn back to snow. Blizzard warnings may be necessary as the event unfolds. Wind gusts will be between 40 and 55mph. Power outages can be expected.
We are under a winter storm watch and as of now the storm is expected to bring 4-6 inches of snow to our area. Stay tuned for updates.
Sign up for Code Red if you haven't all ready. Make preparations tonight to prevent the need to go out into the storm tomorrow or Saturday.
West Long Branch Police via Facebook
MOST models we've seen are indicating that we're in for a significant weather event. Please remember to remove your vehicles from the street when it begins to snow, not only due to the ordinances in your local communities (such as what we have here in WLB), but also to enable your local, County and State road crews to clear the streets.
If you haven't already done so, begin to prepare for power outages and the possibility of being temporarily stranded at your homes. If you need provisions to last you through the next couple of days, go get them now. Remember batteries for your DC devices and that you can charge your cell phones in your vehicles if you lose power in your homes. Check on your loved ones who may not be able to help themselves in the event of a significant snowfall.
If you haven't already done so, sign up for NIXLE and CodeRED if your communities offer those services. BE SAFE.
Patch will continued to update this story with the latest information from these towns. We will also keep an eye on school closures.