Spring snowstorm accumulation totals at the Jersey Shore

     On the beach in Lavallette Friday afternoon by JSHN contributor Denise Wirth.

    On the beach in Lavallette Friday afternoon by JSHN contributor Denise Wirth.

    Mother Nature played a cruel joke on us on the first day of spring.

    Some spots saw a half-foot of snow by yesterday evening, courtesy of an intense band that set up over portions of Monmouth and Ocean counties, according to the National Weather Service.

    But the benefit of spring snow is that the melt is already underway this morning.

    At 9:30 a.m., temperatures at the Shore are around the freezing mark and will rise to the upper 40s by this afternoon under partly sunny skies. 

    The totals from the National Weather Service:

     …MONMOUTH COUNTY…FREEHOLD 7.2 826 PM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTERCOLTS NECK 7.1 805 PM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTERCREAM RIDGE 6.5 800 PM 3/20 SOCIAL MEDIANEPTUNE TWP 6.5 957 PM 3/20 SOCIAL MEDIAOCEAN TWP 6.0 719 PM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTERMANALAPAN 5.7 951 PM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTERWALL TWP 5.5 745 PM 3/20 SOCIAL MEDIAHOWELL TWP 5.1 515 PM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTERSHREWSBURY 4.8 1130 PM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTERHAZLET 4.5 951 PM 3/20 PUBLICLONG BRANCH 4.1 949 PM 3/20 COCORAHSABERDEEN TWP 4.0 823 PM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTERENGLISHTOWN 3.8 747 PM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTERHAZLETT 3.3 633 PM 3/20 SOCIAL MEDIA

    …OCEAN COUNTY…WHITING 7.0 250 AM 3/21 SOCIAL MEDIABRICK TWP 5.7 919 PM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTERISLAND HEIGHTS 4.5 955 PM 3/20 SOCIAL MEDIABARNEGAT TWP 4.3 625 PM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTERBAYVILLE 2.8 746 PM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTERMANAHAWKIN 2.3 405 PM 3/20 SOCIAL MEDIATOMS RIVER 1.5 327 PM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTERLAKEHURST 1.3 235 PM 3/20 SOCIAL MEDIAWEST CREEK 1.0 1230 PM 3/20 SOCIAL MEDIALAKEWOOD 0.5 1234 PM 3/20 SOCIAL MEDIA

    …ATLANTIC COUNTY…HAMMONTON 3.8 520 PM 3/20 CO-OP OBSERVERESTELL MANOR 1.6 405 PM 3/20 CO-OP OBSERVERPLEASANTVILLE 0.3 800 PM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTERATLANTIC CITY INTL A 0.3 800 PM 3/20 ASOS

    …CAPE MAY COUNTY…RIO GRANDE T 945 AM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTERCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE T 944 AM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTERGOSHEN T 944 AM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTERGREEN CREEK T 945 AM 3/20 TRAINED SPOTTER

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