Non-Blizzard Shuts Down Major Metropolitan Area

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 at 7:38 am

Boy, was this ever a non-event.

The threat of New Jersey being buried under two feet or more of snow is now gone, and the great Blizzard of 2015 is officially a bust.

Earlier this morning the National Weather Service dropped its snowfall projections sharply. And minutes ago, it lifted the blizzard warning that had been in effect for much of the state.

At 6 a.m., State Police said a travel ban remained in effect. NJ Transit remained shut down and Port Authority bridges and tunnels were also closed.

It was unclear when the ban might be lifted, or when NJ Transit might resume operations.

As of 6 a.m, much of New Jersey is under a winter storm warning. That remains in effect until 3 p.m., as the NWS says strong winds will cause considerable blowing and drifting of fallen snow. The 15 mph winds are expected to include gusts up to 40 mph.

The only counties not under the winter storm warning are Cape May, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic, Gloucester, Camden and Burlington. The latter two counties are under a winter storm advisory, however.

In explaining why the doomsday scenario of 30 inches of snow didn’t take place, the NWS says the storm passed further east than anticipated.

In North Jersey we apparently have a dusting of snow but pretty much everything is shut down. New York City, meanwhile, is apparently still shut down. People will surely trust the National Weather Service after this. Things look a bit worse up in New England, but still nothing historic.

If you need a laugh, you’ll be happy to know Al Sharpton has been hard at work fighting climate change, or something.

One Response to “Non-Blizzard Shuts Down Major Metropolitan Area”

  1. Neo on 27/27/15 at 9:56 am

    “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
    ― Yogi Berra

    The obvious fact that the great Blizzard of 2015 is officially a bust will probably be used to prove that Gorebal Warming is happening, instead of determining that weather prediction isn’t happening.