Central NJ's Donut Hole and A Potential Christmas Day Storm

By: CentralNJWX , 2:57 PM GMT on December 19, 2010

For us that live in central New Jersey, it's been a pretty snowless winter so far. That's not the case for our friends and family in other parts of the state and region. In fact, if you were to look at the current snow cover map issued by the NWS you'd see that our area is one of the only in the region without snow. Hence, we are smack middle in the donut hole of no snow.

As mentioned the on Friday, there are two more chances for snow between now and Christmas. Well, the second one is actually Christmas day and night.

The first one is a midweek clipper like storm that will probably put some decent snow in the Midwest. Unfortunately, today’s coastal storm that missed us will still be spinning around off the New England coast and will force this storm South and weaken it as it approaches the East Coast. So, this pretty much looks like a non-event for our area.

The Christmas day storm is looking promising this morning as most of the models show it steadily working its way across the country during the week and exploding on the coast just south of us. If this holds up, we would be in for a significant Christmas day storm and would significantly impact holiday travel for a large portion of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, Christmas Eve, day and then night.

Obviously since we’re still six days out, a lot can and will happen in the models. But it is remarkable how most of them show it including the ensembles.

Thanks and enjoy your Sunday!


The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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I am a lifelong resident of Central NJ. I live in Flemington and enjoy discussing the WX for our area including the tropics, severe and winter storms.