Essex County, NJ: Brief, Severe Thunderstorms and High Winds This Afternoon

Carolyne Volpe Curley / West Essex Now
Radar 1:20pm, Sat., Nov. 13, 2021Accuweather

Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021

An area of strong thunderstorms will impact portions of Passaic, western Union, northwestern Bergen, West Essex. Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. Minor damage to outdoor objects is possible." ~ National Weather Service

Essex County Storm Forecast


Winds: Category 6: Strong Breeze: 31mph

  • 1pm to 2pm: Likely Thunderstorms
  • 2pm to 3pm: Strong Thunderstorms

Passaic River
Passaic River at Pine BrookNational Weather Service

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

  • The Passaic River floods at 19'
  • 11:15am, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021: Flood Level: 15'
  • The river is not expected to rise further
  • 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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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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