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Heavy Rainfall Predicted for Hoboken + Jersey City — What to Know

by Danielle Farina
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They say that March comes in like a lion, and March 2023 is certainly roaring. This morning, weather forecasters announced that a “strong nor’easter” could bring the heaviest snow of the winter to parts of the Northeast — which means potentially extreme weather conditions for Hoboken + Jersey City. Tomorrow, March 14th, Hudson County could see up to 2 inches of rain, followed by 1-2 inches of snow with wind gusts up to 34 MPH. Read on for what we know about the upcoming weather conditions in Hoboken + Jersey City and how to prepare.

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The Forecast

This morning, Patch reported that a nor’easter could “impact the area north of Hudson County,” bringing heavy rain + extreme conditions on Monday, March 13th + Tuesday, March 14th. While Hoboken + Jersey City aren’t forecasted to see quite as much snow as more northern regions, forecasters expect rain on both days, and as much as “1-2 inches of snow on Tuesday, with wind gusts up to 34 MPH.”

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The City of Hoboken released a Nixle alert this morning at 11AM warning of potential flooding in low-lying areas. The Office of Emergency Management is “posting ‘No Parking Signs’ in low-lying, flood-prone intersections, which should be taken as advisories.” Additionally, cars will not be towed and barricades will be deployed near flood-prone intersections. The City asks that residents report flooded intersections and clogged drain inlets by calling the NHSA Hotline at (866) 689-3970. Additionally, you can prepare for the storm by looking at FEMA’s Hoboken + Jersey City flood maps. See how Hoboken prepares for intense rainfall here.

With wind gusts expected to reach 35 MPH, the City also urges residents to secure loose objects or bring them inside. If winds become damaging, winds could blow down trees + power lines resulting in outages.

While these conditions don’t seem anything too out of the ordinary, Patch cited Accuweather’s report indicating that “the storm has the potential to strengthen so fast from Monday to Tuesday that it could undergo what forecasters call ‘bombogenesis’ or become a ‘bomb cyclone.'” In layman’s terms, this is when a storm undergoes rapid strengthening, resulting in intense winds.

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