SNOWSTORM BEARING DOWN ON CAPE, 12-16 INCHES

December 26th GraphicThe National Weather Service has continued the Winter Storm Warning for Cape May County for Sunday, and has added a Coastal Flood Advisory for this evening as well into Monday morning.  A major winter storm will be classified as a blizzard for areas from Philadelphia through New York City and travel in those areas will be impossible later in the day.

For us in Cape May County, we can expect three to five inches of snow during the daytime hours on Sunday, especially Sunday afternoon.  Snow will continue Sunday evening and the total snowfall amount will be between 12 and 16 inches of snow.  Winds will pick up during the day and the evening as well.  The storm will skirt slightly more to the north of our region, but it appears that a foot of snow is a lock for our area.

Snow began last night with a dusting to an inch in many areas, and will be widespread over the area today.  Winds will gust out of the Northeast to 30mph during the day and up to 45mph this evening.  The storm will wrap up early Monday morning with snow ending by daybreak, and party sunny skies for the balance of the afternoon.

Travel conditions are expected to be very difficult, especially this evening.  Flights will be cancelled throughout the northeastern United States.

There is also a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from Sunday at 9:00pm until Monday at 4:00am.  Forecasters are concerned about an overnight high tide event that could bring some minor to moderate coastal flooding in areas that typically see high water.  High tide will take place on local shorelines between 11pm and 1am during the overnight hours.  Seas should built to seven feet early this morning.  Minor beach erosion is also possible.

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