Friday, January 10, 2014

NWS Issues Wind Advisory and Continues Flood Watch


Event:Wind Advisory
Alert:
...WIND ADVISORY FOR COASTAL SECTIONS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY 
EVENING... 
 
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM EST SATURDAY... 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A WIND 
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM EST SATURDAY. 
 
* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY...LONG ISLAND...SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX 
COUNTY AND SOUTHERN NEW LONDON COUNTY. 
 
* HAZARDS...STRONG WINDS. 
 
* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 50 MPH. 
 
* TIMING...GUSTS OVER 45 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THE ENTIRE 
ADVISORY PERIOD...BUT MORE LIKELY TO OCCUR LATE SATURDAY 
AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING. 
 
* 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.
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Event:Flood Watch
Alert:
...HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT... 
 
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH 
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT... 
 
THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR 
 
* PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND 
SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN 
SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...NORTHERN FAIRFIELD...NORTHERN 
MIDDLESEX...NORTHERN NEW HAVEN...NORTHERN NEW LONDON... 
SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD...SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX...SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN 
AND SOUTHERN NEW LONDON. IN NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...EASTERN 
BERGEN...EASTERN ESSEX...EASTERN PASSAIC...EASTERN UNION... 
HUDSON...WESTERN BERGEN...WESTERN ESSEX...WESTERN PASSAIC AND 
WESTERN UNION. IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...BRONX...KINGS 
(BROOKLYN)...NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)...NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK... 
NORTHERN NASSAU...NORTHERN QUEENS...NORTHERN WESTCHESTER... 
NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK...ORANGE...PUTNAM...RICHMOND (STATEN 
ISLAND)...ROCKLAND...SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK...SOUTHERN NASSAU... 
SOUTHERN QUEENS...SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER AND SOUTHWESTERN 
SUFFOLK. 
 
* FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT 
 
* LOW PRESSURE MOVING FROM THE MIDWEST INTO EASTERN CANADA WILL 
DRAG A COLD FRONT THROUGH THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS SYSTEM 
WILL TAP INTO GULF AND ATLANTIC MOISTURE TO PRODUCE HEAVY 
RAINFALL SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY NIGHT. 
 
* RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM 1 1/2 TO 2 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER 
AMOUNTS OF UP TO 2 1/2 INCHES...ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE SIGNIFICANT 
URBAN...LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING DURING THE WATCH 
PERIOD. IN ADDITION TO URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING...FLASHY 
SMALL STREAM AND RIVER FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. CONDITIONS ARE ALSO 
FAVORABLE FOR ICE JAM FLOODING.
Instructions:A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

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