Monday, February 13, 2012
Our weekly forecast for week of Feb. 13
There were some flakes overnight and plenty others last week to slide around on, but how about the week ahead? Will our Valentine's get a snowy coating or are we in the clear for some President's Day's day off? We asked Toms River meteorologist Scott Derek, the National Weather Service, and our stunningly accurate Magic Eight Ball. Derek says only a slim chance. "For snow in Toms River this week it looks like a nay rather than yay ... but I don't think anyone is complaining!" NWS says rain, not snow on Tuesday and Thursday. Even a 50 degree, sunny Friday. Magic Eight Ball, what say you? "Maybe," is its prediction. Here's the complete forecast from Derek: "High pressure is still in control of our weather, but at least temperatures are …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Forecast for Jan. 23 to Jan. 30
So, the score in our weekly prediction of will it snow, is 0 for 1. Last week all our forecasters said it wasn't going to snow, but slightly more than one inch of snow to slush fell on Toms River. In our weekly poll, which closed early Wednesday morning, readers were split last week about whether they thought it was going to snow: 20 said it would be unseasonably warm, 19 said regardless of the weather they'd be hibernating, 17 predict bitter cold and four people voted it would snow. Well, it snowed. But how are things looking this week? More white stuff falling from the sky, or just wintery rain or dry skies? We asked the National Weather Service, the Old Farmer's Almanac, and our Magic Eight Ball. The forecast is mixed. The Old Farmer's …
Monday, January 16, 2012
The all-important question for week of Jan. 16
In the thick of winter, especially after a winter like the last one, the question of if, when and how much snow could fall is important. Each week, Toms River Patch will be asking some sources to weigh in on whether this week we'll get some flakes. For the week of Jan. 16, we asked Toms River native and meteorologist Scott Derek if Toms River will get some snow. We asked the head meteorologist of NY NJ PA Weather, Steven DiMartino, too. And we asked a Magic Eight Ball. (Hey, it can't hurt.) The verdict: none of them said it's likely we're getting snow this week. DiMartino: "Little if any threat for snowfall this week. The best shot for a flurry or two is on Monday night into early Tuesday morning with a warm front approaching from the …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Coldest temperatures of the season: an icy Tuesday and possible snow
The week will bring some of the coldest temperatures this winter. There are two areas of concern: a system coming into the area that will bring some very messy weather and dangerous roadways. The weather system should begin as snow overnight but transition to sleet and freezing rain for the morning commute on Tuesday, causing potentially icy roads. Friday may bring a possible plowable amount of snow as a low-pressure system rides along the coast. forecasters are uncertain what Friday's system may bring.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
After numerous near knock-out blows, winter will be providing another round of hazardous conditions this week.
If this were a boxing ring, winter has been throwing us punch after punch. After surviving winter’s near knock-out blow with its Dec. 26 massive blizzard and making it through a weekend full of disruptive snowfalls there is another powerful system heading our way. Currently, this storm system is producing crippling ice problems in the south as it has its eyes set on the northeast next. As this storm develops and strengthens along the New Jersey coast we will have to keep a close eye on the exact track of the storm. This will determine whether or not mixing of snow, sleet, and rain may be a factor. If no mixing occurs, snow totals will be higher (possibly around 6 inches or more). If mixing occurs, snow totals may be kept down to around 3-6…