UPDATE NOON, NOV. 7, ATLANTIC COUNTY, NEW JERSEY:
Linda Gilmore, public information officer for Atlantic County sent out the following release regarding the nor’easter:
Updated forecast as of noon today. Threat for wintery weather has INCREASED.
• A strong coastal nor’easter will affect the region on November 7th & 8th.
• Storm force wind gusts (55-65 mph) are likely during this storm.
• Moderate coastal flooding is likely during this storm; the high tides of most concern are the ones around midday Wednesday, November 7th and the following high tide Wednesday night.
• There will be moderate to severe beach erosion during this event.
• This nor’easter will have greater impact than usual because of the serious impacts from Coastal Storm Sandy.
• There is a threat of snowfall with this storm; some locations may see over 3 inches.
This just in from AccuWeather.com, with regard to the Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 nor’easter:
[W]hile a powerful nor’easter lashes the Sandy-ravaged coast, snow will fall over a narrow swath of the Northeast today into Thursday.
A storm that slid off the East coast on Tuesday is now a powerful nor’easter spinning off the New Jersey coast.
The storm is unleashing high winds and a chilly rain with coastal flooding a serious concern.
Colder air across the interior Northeast will allow snow to mix in or fall alone through tonight. A narrow band of accumulating snow will develop on the backside of the storm along and just west of Interstate 95.
More wet snowflakes will fly east of Interstate 95 in the mid-Atlantic. Such snowflakes were sighted in Atlantic City earlier today.
The heaviest snow, with the potential for a half a foot of accumulation, is forecast to develop over eastern
Pennsylvania to part of southeastern New York and into northwestern New Jersey.
A separate zone with similar totals will unfold across central New England.
Enough snow can fall to make some roads slippery and dangerous.
The weight of snow, sleet and ice may be enough to down some tree branches onto power lines. Scattered power outages are not out of the question.
High winds could add further stress to tree limbs across the interior Northeast, while also contributing to wintry … temperatures.
Temperatures will be cold enough for accumulating snow in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Del., and New York City for a time this afternoon into tonight.
Motorists should use caution during the evening rush as roads will likely be turning slick as the snow falls and temperatures fall as the sun is setting.