Historic blizzard? Not for New Jersey. Looks more like another case of overhyped sensationalism struck our mainstream media causing uncalled for panic and fear in New Jersey residents where “Monster Blizzard 2015” was an embarrassing bust as forecasters cut snow amount predictions in half and apologized.
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It’s looking more and more like the Blizzard of 2015 is a bust.
While the first major snow event of 2015 should still have a substantial impact on New Jersey, a feared knockout punch was downgraded early Tuesday to a glancing blow for much of the state — to the embarrassment of forecasters.
“My deepest apologies to many key decision makers and so many members of the general public,” Gary Szatkowkski, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly, said via Twitter early Tuesday morning.
Blizzard warnings remained in effect early Tuesday for the coast and the northeast areas of the state, with Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex, Passaic and Bergen counties all forecast to see accumulations of between 8 and 12 inches through Tuesday.
Gusts of up to 45 miles per hour and whiteout conditions were still possible, as were power outages due to falling limbs. Travel along the I-95 corridor Tuesday is expected to be impacted as well, the National Weather Service predicted.