Thunderstorms Likely This Afternoon, Tuesday, Sept. 28

Carolyne Volpe Curley / West Essex Now
Radar: 11:30amNational Weather Service

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021

"Isolated Strong to Severe thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon and evening hours as a cold front passes through the area." ~ National Weather Service

Essex County Storm Forecast


  • 12pm to 2pm: Scattered Thunderstorms
  • 2pm to 8pm: LIKELY Thunderstorms
Passaic River at Pine BrookNational Weather Service

Passaic River

The Passaic River continues to be monitored for flooding its banks.

  • The Passaic River floods at 19'
  • 10:15am, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021: Flood Level: 16'

Crest Forecast

  • The river crested at 16.5’ on Sunday, 11am

Highest on Record: Irene

  • Aug. 30, 2011: Flood Level: 24.12'


Storm Preparations

Plan in advance:

  • Have electronics fully charged
  • Be off the road before flooding occurs
  • Do not drive around barricades or through flooded areas.
  • Move Cars / Items away from Trees and Utility Poles

In Case of Power Outage

Check PSEG Status

  • On cellphone messages: Message 47734, Type: STAT, Press send
  • Or Call: 1-800-436-7734


  • Keep the Freezer closed as long as possible.
  • Freezer food stays frozen for 48 hours if the door stays closed.


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What follows is a recap of storm incidents that took place on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.

7:20am / Overcast / Category 5, 22mph Winds

Essex Fells

  • In expectation of the oncoming storm, Essex Fells Police contacted Comcast to alert them that Essex Fells DPW was clearing the area and Comcast wires were still on the ground at Oak Lane near Hathaway Lane since they fell during the previous storm on Sept. 14.


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Carolyne Volpe Curley, a Certified New Jersey Press Journalist since 2012, has appeared on nationally televised productions and interviewed by the international press. Volpe Curley publishes West Essex NOW, a hyperlocal news site covering Essex County, NJ. Volpe Curley graduated from Lafayette College in 1986, with a BA in both English and Government, and a minor in Women Studies and Religion.

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