Is a Monster Storm Headed for the Jersey Shore This Weekend?


Reports on Facebook and Twitter are trending.  A “huge monster” storm is heading for New Jersey this weekend, but a local and trusted amateur meteorologist says maybe not.

Bob “Weatherman” Burger operates a popular Facebook weather forecasting page with over 30,000 followers.   Burger has become a trusted local meteorologist, routinely providing accurate weather forecasts when the major media networks and professionals blow more calls than NFL referees on Superbowl Sunday.

“I’ve been asked about a huge monster storm for next week apparently posted on other Facebook pages,” Burger said.  “As of now, I don’t see enough evidence to substantiate a monster storm.”

Burger said others who posted reports of a massive nor’easter bearing down on New Jersey are engaging purely in the hype.

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“I really wish some pages would wait for an accurate forecast before posting hype. And any credible weather page shouldn’t speculate, guess, or irresponsibly post something that s really unknown until all the data is in,” he added. “As of to this morning I see a chance for a low-pressure system over the weekend which could bring some rain.”

But is New Jersey going to feel the wrath of a monster nor’easter?

“As far as intensity etc ( monster) it’s to early to tell,” he said.  “I will keep an eye on the data and certainly update everyone. Check back here it’s real weather not hype.”

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You can follow Bob “Weatherman” Burger on Facebook.

PHOTO: A photo of the 1991 “Perfect Storm” as seen from space…not this weekend’s system.

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