First Snowfall Totals For 2017

(Photo by Chris Lundy)

The January 7 snowstorm hit parts of the area with as much as 9 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS numbers show areas such as Lacey, Barnegat and Stafford among the most inches. Statewide, the record went to Port Norris in Cumberland County, with 10 inches.

Ahead of the storm, local offices of emergency management for Ocean County and towns such as Berkeley, Brick and Tuckerton all issued alerts, ranging from slick road conditions, to plowing notices, to asking residents to remove parked vehicles from side streets.

Check out the unofficial snow total. How did your area fare?

The snow fell hard and fast around the tri-state area. Here’s a shot down in Manahawkin. (Photo by Micromedia Publications)

Ocean County

Barnegat: 8.5 inches

Berkeley: 8.2 inches

Brick: 7.3 inches

Jackson: 7.0 inches

Lanoka Harbor: 9.0 inches

Point Pleasant: 6.5 inches

Pine Beach: 5.5 inches

Stafford: 8.6 inches

Toms River: 7.3 inches

Monmouth County

Belmar: 7.7 inches

Colts Neck: 6.5 inches

Freehold Twp: 6.0 inches

Howell: 7.3 inches

Long Branch: 8.0 inches

Marlboro: 6.8 inches

The National Weather Service said the totals are unofficial observations compiled from social media postings to the NWS Mount Holly Facebook page, trained Skywarn spotters and the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow network.

For a closer look at the previous storm and the current forecast, visit the NWS Mount Holly page at