Lunchtime; posting during a workday due to the extraordinary nature of the weather today. Working at home – the office is closed and for good reason!
Woke up to several inches of snow. Thus began a strange weather day. The snow changed back and forth to ice pellets. The snowflakes varied in size from tiny to 20 minutes of snow flakes the size of tortilla chips (my wife verified this; could hardly believe it herself). Then, ice pellets like tiny ice cubes. As of 12:40pm, rain is starting mix in .
The barometer is 976mb, down 6 mb in two hours and falling 33mb in 12 hours.
It think the crazy mixes are from the storm developing so rapidly and warm and cold air getting streaked into the mix over us, like a marble swirl cake. Thunder reported at Newark. Some high wind gusts, scary at times, but not all the time.
With rain mixing into the ice pellets. May go back to snow for a couple of inches before ending. Radar has been interesting. Longer range radar reports precipitation ending in central NJ, but the storm may still be developing there and it may be a false back edge.
With the storm moving faster and mostly because it is a bit closer to the coast than predicted, about the same amount of precipitation, but less snow accumulation. That’s what happens sometimes. Looks like the forecast majorly busted, but with the storm substitutes ice for snow, accumulations are less than expected, but no easier to travel in.