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National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning for Princeton Area Tuesday

jan21stormA winter storm warning is in effect from 10 a.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a winter storm warning for snow, with five to nine inches of snow possible, along with wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour.

Snow is expected to fall beginning late Tuesday morning. The heaviest snowfall is expected Tuesday afternoon and evening, with snowfall rates of up to an inch per hour. The snow is expected to continue through most of Tuesday night.

Travel will become hazardous due to snow covered roads and low visibility. Blowing and drifting snow will occur later Tuesday afternoon and evening as winds increase.

The Tuesday afternoon and evening rush hour “will be significantly impacted”, according to the National Weather Service.

New Jersey Transit will offer systemwide cross-honoring Tuesday.

Temperatures will be in the 20s Tuesday, then hit the single digits Tuesday night, The wind will will drop to about 10 below zero on Tuesday night. Exposed skin is such low temperatures can quickly become frostbitten and lead to hypothermia.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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