NJ blizzard: Where the most and least snow was reported in New Jersey

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New Jersey coastal communities took the brunt of the weekend nor'easter, with the Bayville section of Berkeley in Ocean County recording the greatest snowfall in the state — 21 inches reported Saturday afternoon.

The least amount of snow reported fell in Montague in Sussex County — 1.1 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service tallies from around the state were registered by volunteers with a national weather network, trained spotters, broadcast media and ordinary members of the public — the case in Bayville.

Only the coastal areas from Cape May to Monmouth counties experienced blizzard conditions during the nor'easter, the weather service said. For the weather to meet the definition of a blizzard, wind speeds must reach 35 mph and a significant amount of snow must be blowing or falling with visibility dropping to less than a quarter mile for three or more hours.

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But that was last week.

This week, the winter weather is due to become a little more Jersey-like, with temperatures threatening to hit the 50s in South Jersey by Thursday and in the high 40s up north.

Those temperatures will start creeping up on Tuesday, with the whole state expected to reach the 40s by Wednesday.

Rain is likely for much of the state Thursday into Friday, but Alex Staarmann, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, said this week's weather could defy the forecasts.

After days of freezing temperatures, the water surrounding the dock at the Ocean Beach Marina is iced over Monday afternoon, January 31, 2021.  The circle of clear water is created by an ice suppression system that keeps it moving.
After days of freezing temperatures, the water surrounding the dock at the Ocean Beach Marina is iced over Monday afternoon, January 31, 2021. The circle of clear water is created by an ice suppression system that keeps it moving.

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"It could change substantially," he said, possibly producing a wintry mix or snow in the northern parts of the state instead of rain.

The weather will flip flop again over the weekend with yet another blast of Arctic air dropping temperatures to the single digits in the north and the lower teens down south, Saturday into Sunday.

Here's the snow totals taken at various times Saturday and early Sunday:

Atlantic County

  1. Egg Harbor Twp.: 19.0

  2. Absecon : 18.5

  3. Smithville: 16.1

  4. A.C. Int’l Airport: 16.0

  5. Northfield: 15.0

Bergen County

  1. Wood-Ridge: 7.2

  2. Bergenfield: 6.9

  3. Closter: 5.0

  4. Westwood: 5.0

  5. Hasbrouck Heights: 4.8

Burlington County

  1. Evesham: 10.0

  2. Burlington Twp.: 9.8

  3. Tabernacle: 9.6

  4. Southampton: 9.5

  5. S. Jersey Airport: 9.4

Camden County

  1. Gloucester Twp.: 9.2

  2. Gibbsboro: 9.0

  3. Pine Hill: 8.5

  4. Winslow: 8.5

  5. Sicklerville: 8.0

Cape May County

  1. Ocean City: 15.5

  2. Avalon: 15.0

  3. Ocean City: 15.0

  4. Sea Isle City: 14.8

  5. Marmora: 14.0

Cumberland County

  1. Newport: 11.5

  2. Laurel Lake: 10.7

  3. Downe: 10.7

  4. Vineland: 10.0

  5. Millville: 8.5

Essex County

  1. Newark: 7.1

  2. West Orange: 7.0

  3. Livingston: 5.2

  4. Essex Fells: 5.0

Gloucester County

  1. Pitman: 11.0

  2. Malaga: 10.5

  3. Newfield: 10.1

  4. Williamstown: 10.0

  5. Glassboro: 9.5

Hudson County

  1. Hoboken: 8.5

  2. Jersey City : 8.5

  3. Harrison: 7.0

Hunterdon County

  1. Bethlehem Twp.: 6.3

  2. Ringoes: 4.9

  3. Cloverhill: 4.0

  4. Frenchtown: 3.9

  5. Readington: 3.7

Mercer County

  1. Hopewell: 9.2

  2. Hamilton Square: 8.8

  3. Yardville: 8.6

  4. Ewing: 8.5

  5. Woodsville: 8.1

Middlesex County

  1. Cheesequake: 10.5

  2. Hopelawn: 8.6

  3. North Brunswick: 8.3

  4. East Brunswick: 8.0

  5. Metuchen: 7.5

Monmouth County

  1. Manasquan: 18.4

  2. Spring Lake Heights: 17.0

  3. Avon-by-the-Sea: 17.0

  4. Oceanport: 16.0

  5. Tinton Falls: 15.0

Morris County

  1. Chatham: 6.3

  2. Budd Lake: 5.6

  3. Green Pond: 5.5

  4. Harding: 5.0

  5. Chatham: 4.8

Ocean County

  1. Bayville: 21.0

  2. Beachwood: 19.4

  3. Lacey: 18.3

  4. Point Pleasant Beach: 17.5

  5. Point Pleasant: 17.0

Passaic County

  1. West Milford: 5.1

  2. Wayne: 3.5

Salem County

  1. Elmer: 4.1

  2. Pennsville: 3.0

  3. Woodstown: 2.4

Somerset County

  1. Warren: 6.5

  2. Basking Ridge: 5.8

  3. Hillsborough: 5.0

  4. Martinsville: 5.0

  5. North Plainfield: 5.0

Sussex County

  1. Highland Lakes: 7.8

  2. Stockholm: 5.0

  3. Andover: 4.2

  4. High Point: 4.0

  5. Hopatcong: 4.0

Union County

  1. Elizabeth: 8.5

  2. Newark Liberty Int'l: 7.7

  3. Plainfield: 6.1

  4. Cranford: 5.9

Warren County

  1. Hackettstown: 4.5

  2. Marksboro: 3.5

  3. Asbury: 3.5

  4. Greenwich: 3.0

  5. Stewartsville: 3.0

Ken Serrano covers crime, breaking news, investigations and local issues. Reach him at kserrano@gannettnj.com.

This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: NJ blizzard: Where did nor'easter dump the most and least snow