The National Weather Service in Mount Holly said it confirmed a blizzard on the New Jersey coast - including the Monmouth County coast, Long Beach Island, Atlantic City, Cape May - and the Delaware beaches.
"A blizzard is defined as three or more hours of visibility reductions to one-quarter mile or less due to falling or blowing snow, and sustained winds or frequent gusts of 35 mph or greater," an update issued Saturday morning said.
The NWS said it will conduct further analysis in the coming days to determine if any inland zones reached blizzard conditions during the nor'easter.
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Atlantic City Response
After a long 24 hours of blizzard conditions at the Jersey Shore, officials called their storm response a success.
"We are in much better shape today than we were yesterday," Scott Evans, Atlantic City Emergency Management Coordinator, said Saturday.
The Jersey Shore got slammed by the powerful nor'easter, with Atlantic City getting 16 inches of snow. Many people said they were taken off guard.
"I was in shock," said Krystyna Sarno of Elmwood Park, NJ. "I said, 'Oh my lord, how am I getting home?' But hopefully, everything is going to turn out (OK)."
"Heck no, I don't like snow," said Gill Reid of Atlantic City. "Seventy (degrees) all year round, that's my type of weather."
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Snowplow drivers were at the ready; they told Action News they were working since early Saturday morning.
"Roads aren't too bad down this way; they're a little worse going north in spots, but not horrible," said Keith Smith, a plow truck operator working in AC.
After the sun went down, Atlantic City officials warned the storm may be over, but there were still very dangerous road conditions.
Just bc snow stopped doesn't mean you should be on roads! Here's why:— City of Atlantic City (@AtlanticCityGov) January 29, 2022
👉 Crews still working. They're also starting to salt to prevent what's on ground from freezing.
👉 More vehicles on road = less room to work.
👉 Wind formed snow drifts, some of which are several feet deep. pic.twitter.com/YBkycSO3X0
"Although the snow has stopped, hazards haven't stopped. It's still dangerous outside," said Evans. "Still very cold, roads are still icy."
It's snowing sideways with over a foot of snow on the ground. Conditions are brutal and dangerous. Help us help you! Do not make it harder on our first responders by venturing out! Stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary! @AtlanticCityOEM pic.twitter.com/L0URtuuYNb— AtlanticCityPD (@AtlanticCityPD) January 29, 2022
Road crews in Atlantic City were expected to resume salting and plowing at 6 a.m. Sunday.