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New Jersey October Blizzard!

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by tls22, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    I got a inch of snow here in Edison, giving Grandview a run for his money!

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  2. Greg Aquila

    Greg Aquila Member
    Messages: 52

    Damn here in Woodbridge we got nothing,it snowed but it never stuck to anything though.
  3. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Yeah it was wierd down towards new brunswick they got more! Closer to woodbridge it was more light stuff!
  4. Greg Aquila

    Greg Aquila Member
    Messages: 52

    Yeah that is weird,usually all the northern cities get more hope thats not the case this winter though.
  5. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    we ony needed 38 more hours of that stuff to match GV:realmad:
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Has the National Guard been called in to help out with emergency snow removal?
  7. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

    Im sure school is cancelled for at least the rest of the week down there......

  8. highlander316

    highlander316 Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    they let our schools out around here if there's a chance of rain, and the forecasted temps are in the 50's :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Nice pictures tls
  11. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    yah I got some too I'll post....insane and two months too early IMO.....I haven't even started fall cleanups!!
  12. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    hey tim i had that much before 7am :waving: glad too see that you happy :D
  13. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Thanks guys, it was a great surprise! There has only been 5 times where measurable snow has been recorded in October for my area. This was tie for the most at 1.5 in New Brunswick! Last time it snow in october was way back in 1972! Can you tell us anything about that year grandview?
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2008
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Well Tim that was the first year Tom stared in the "Toby" stories!

  15. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    Where's the blizzard pics?

    Please tell me you don't call that a blizzard?
  16. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    cmon mark.... very a funny bunch :waving:
  17. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    cant you see the wind-driven snow!? in NJ as long as the grass is covered its a record breaking storm :D
  18. JeepPlow18

    JeepPlow18 Senior Member
    Messages: 658

    Yes actually I did. It was wind driven and probably snowing at an inch an hour for at least three hours:cool: o and got 4'' total
  19. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Im sorry i got you all excited for nothing! You can put ur sled away Mark!:waving: Snow in October has only happen 5 time in my area. It was cool seeing salt trucks out before Halloween! No Blizzard, just a joke how jersey has already seen snow!
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008
  20. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Article i Found!

    CENTRAL JERSEY —New Brunswick is experiencing measurable snow in the month of October for only the fifth time since records started being kept in 1894.

    "I'm usually the spoilsport saying, 'This weather is not unusual.' But no question, this is unusual,'' state climatologist David Robinson said.

    What made it even more unusual was that the sudden storm Tuesday is focused on portions of Central Jersey.

    At 11 a.m., it was 45 degrees in Bergen County, and it was raining in Vernon, Sussex County, Robinson said.

    However, from the window at his office at Rutgers University, Robinson was observing thick white flakes falling. While speaking to a reporter, he fielded a cell phone call from his son Doug in Hillsborough, who told him salt was being spread on the roadways.

    "Falling in daylight hours, this is really catching people's attention,'' Robinson said.

    Robinson labeled the storm an "intense early season nor'easter,'' with the core of the storm settling on Central Jersey.

    He will not have an official snow total until Wednesday, but it will be only the fifth October snow in New Brunswick's recorded weather history, and the fourth-earliest.

    • On Oct. 30, 1925, 1 inch was recorded.

    • On Oct. 20, 1940, one-half inch was recorded.

    • On Oct 26, 1962 1 3/4 inches were recorded.

    • On Oct. 19, 1972 six-tenths of an inch was recorded.

    What made the 1972 October snowfall so unusual was what followed. The winter of 1972-73 set a record for the lowest snow total, with only 2.8 inches falling that season.

    The winters of 1925-26 and 1962-63 had average snowfalls. The winter of 1940-41 was heavier than average in New Brunswick, with 38 inches.

    Robinson said the snow will have a brief lifespan. He predicted that by Wednesday morning, the snow will have disappeared from the ground.

    Robinson also predicted that the World Series will resume Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Play was suspended in the sixth inning Monday night, when a driving rain made the game unplayable.

    Whenever the game resumes, play will begin with the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays tied at 2-2.

    "They seem to really want to get the game in,'' Robinson said.

    While precipitation will likely end by 8 p.m., it will be unseasonably cold and windy when play resumes.