Monday, March 25, 2013
Punxsutawney Phil is feeling the heat for wrongly predicting a short winter, but Milltown Mel comes out smelling like roses after predicting six more weeks.
It’s snowing today. It snowed a little over a week ago. It’s also been cold, below freezing, and there is no end in site, and while the internet is ablaze with anger toward Punxsutawney Phil, the famous prognosticating groundhog, for predicting a quick end to winter last month, some locals aren't so surprised. That’s because it seems that our very own Milltown Mel got it right when he predicted six more weeks of winter during a ceremony in the borough last month. It was the second year in a row that the Milltown groundhog got it right, and Jerry Guthlein, Milltown Mel’s close personal friend, said the critter is pleased that he’s not in the same hot water as his cousin from the north. Making matters worse for the critter, last week an …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Snow accumulation increases in latest prediction
The area is bracing for the second big storm of the season, with the National Weather Service calling for several inches snow, wind and rain between now and Friday. The Weather Channel forecast for tonight calls for clouds and a low temperature of around 34 degrees with some snow arriving after 6 a.m. Tuesday. The snow will give way to mostly rain with some snow and highs near 40 degrees during the day. Expect winds at around 25 mph and less than an inch of snow during the day. But don't get too comfortable, the forecast calls for between 2 and 4 inches overnight. On Thursday, expect wind and accumulations of between 1 and 3 inches of snow. The area could see more snow on Friday before the sun returns on Saturday with a high in the 50s.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The high school hill saw lots of activity this weekend. Where you there?
When Friday's snow storm was over, East Brunswick residents grabbed their saucers, sleighs and snowboards for some winter fun over at the hill at the East Brunswick High School. Show Patch how you spent the snowy weekend by posting your photos and videos to this story, or by emailing them to email@example.com. Follow Patch on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPatch and like us. You can also find us on Twitter at twitter.com/EBrunswickPatch.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
It may have taken all day to get started, but the snow eventually came.
After an afternoon of wondering when the snow would start in earnest, the area woke up blaneked by five or more inches of snow. It's early yet, but once you get out there send us your snow photos and we'll feature them here on the East Brunswick Patch. Just attched them to this article! Check out our snow map HERE to see how much snow actually fell.
Thanks to Winter Storm Nemo, East Brunswick is expecting 5 or more inches of snow this weekend! See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
Saturday, February 9
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day.
Friday, December 28, 2012
The central New Jersey area may receive a few inches of snow tomorrow.
We're in for snow this weekend, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), which has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Saturday for central and northern New Jersey. They are predicting snowfall starting here by mid-morning and continuing to as late as 7 pm, which they say may dump up from 2 to 4 inches in the area. A winter weather advisory means that the snow may cause travel problems, particularly on bridges and overpasses, which tend to ice up before regular road surfaces. Temperatures should be from the upper 20s to below freezing, the NWS advised, with visibility reduced to about half a mile at times during the snowfall.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Between 2 and 5 inches of snow are expected, starting early Saturday morning.
Winter will finally be felt on Saturday. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a weather advisory for Middlesex County residents to expect a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain starting at 1 am on Saturday. The winter blast is predicted to last a full 12 hours, ending in the early afternoon. The NWS is estimating snowfall amounts in the 2 to 5 inch range, along with a blanket of ice. They expect the snow to begin, turning into sleet and freezing rain as temperatures rise. The weather event is expect to end the day as rain. Motorists are cautioned to take care driving in the snow, especially with the sleet and ice mix in the forecast. Saturday's temperatures are forecast to hit a high of 36 and a low of 25. Sunday should be sunny…
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Technology will help NJDOT track and deploy plows and spreaders.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced a new weapon in the annual fight to clear snow and ice from state highways and keep motorists safe throughout the winter. The Department is introducing Global Positioning System devices in many trucks and supervisory vehicles to provide storm managers with constantly updated information on the precise location of the fleet of hundreds of NJDOT and contractor plow trucks and salt spreaders. Along with cell phone and email transmissions, the GPS data will arm managers with real-time information about roadway conditions and the progress crews are making in their assigned areas. “We are excited about this new technology and anticipate that it will improve the teamwork among our …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The National Weather Service is predicting light snowfall for the area this weekend.
In 2010, at least the winter weather had the common decency to wait until it was actually winter to arrive. Remember this? But if the latest forecast for East Brunswick true, we're in for an early preview of winter this weekend as a bit of snow looks to be headed to the area. Tonight's forecast calls for a chance of rain, mainly after 1 a.m. with a low of around 36 degrees and wind between 5 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent, with new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible, according to the National Weather Service. Saturday morning the forecast calls for rain and snow, likely before 11 a.m. and then rain between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. A mix of rain and snow could arrive after 5 p.m. Saturday with a high …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Road crews worked from early Sunday morning until the end of the week clearing roads and intersections.
Public Works crews were still working late into the week after a blizzard dropped almost 20 inches of snow on the township and forced the closing of all township offices on Monday. The blizzard, which began in the early afternoon Sunday, had dropped more than 17 inches of snow by 8:30 p.m. and clean up crews found themselves working until almost the end of the week. "My preparations actually started on the 21st and 22nd," said Emergency Management Coordinator Austin Kosik. "Last Tuesday and last Wednesday I started getting advanced notice of the possibility of getting some snow. As the week continued the probability went up, and then on Saturday we got a notice that we were going into a winter storm warning and getting 12 to 18 inches." A…