Monday, January 6, 2014

National Weather Service Issues - (1) Wind Advisory and (2) Wind Chill Advisory





Temperatures Monday night and Tuesday in our Broad Chanel area will be the coldest 
we have experienced in some time.
There will be a potential of frostbite and hypothermia for those not properly dressed.
There will also be a potential for dead car batteries and frozen/burst water lines.
Moisture left behind from recent rainfall may cause car doors to freeze shut and can produce patches of "black ice" on untreated roads and sidewalks.
The NWS has issued the following Wind and Wind Chill Advisories for tonight and tomorrow.

Event:Wind Advisory
Alert:
...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY ACROSS THE NEW YORK 
CITY METROPOLITAN AREA AND LONG ISLAND... 
 
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM 
EST TUESDAY... 
 
* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND PORTIONS 
OF THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY. 
 
* HAZARDS...STRONG WINDS. 
 
* WINDS...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. 
 
* TIMING...STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING AND 
CONTINUE INTO TUESDAY AFTERNOON. 
 
* IMPACTS...DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS IN STRONG WINDS.
Instructions:A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 31 TO 39 MPH... OR GUSTS OF 46 TO 57 MPH...ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Event:Wind Chill Advisory
Alert:
...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS EXPECTED FOR MOST OF THE TRI-STATE AREA 
FROM LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY... 
 
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 
6 PM EST TUESDAY... 
 
* LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...SOUTHWEST CONNECTICUT...AND 
SOUTHEAST NEW YORK EXCEPT FOR EASTERN LONG ISLAND. 
 
* HAZARD TYPES...BITTER COLD AND WIND. 
 
* WIND CHILL VALUES...AS LOW AS 20 BELOW ZERO IN ORANGE...PUTNAM 
AND WESTERN PASSAIC COUNTIES...AND 15 BELOW ELSEWHERE. 
 
* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 50 MPH. 
 
* TEMPERATURES...DROPPING TO THE SINGLE DIGITS TONIGHT...AND 
RISING ONLY TO 8 TO 13 ABOVE ON TUESDAY. 
 
* TIMING...LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY. 
 
* IMPACTS...PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE BITTER COLD AND WIND COULD 
LEAD TO FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.
Instructions:A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

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