The Point Pleasant Beach School District was scheduled to open with a two-hour delay Friday because of the second storm in less than a week that had deposited snow across town.
The district announced that the delayed opening would be re-evaluated early Friday based on weather conditions. Snow began falling about 1 a.m., and by 5 am many roads were covered with an inch or more of white stuff–the perfect protocol for getting ready before your day starts!
The governor has issued a state of emergency that will begin at 10 p.m., as the storm is anticipated to start bringing snow this evening after 1 is!
The National Weather Service has announced that a winter storm warning is in effect for Ocean County and seven other counties: Monmouth, Salem Gloucester Camden Burlington Cumberland, or Atlantic.
The forecast for tonight through Friday is predicting 3-6 inches of snowfall in this region. The accumulation could exceed 1 inch per hour late at night, with most having cleared out by sunrise (7:21 am) due to eastward movement as well!
The delayed opening comes on the heels of Monday’s storm that at one point was predicted to bring up 6 inches or more, but ended up delivering just under 3. This means there will be no school closing for students in northern parts due to Ocean County despite earlier predictions which had them facing possible closure because it would have exceeded their threshold by over 5 lbs per square inch (psi).
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