Monday, January 20, 2014

NWS issues Winter Storm Warning for our area..forecast now 6-10 inches

Effective:15:32 EST on 01-20-2014
Expires:06:00 EST on 01-22-2014
Event:Winter Storm Warning
Alert:
...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT... 
 
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 6 AM EST 
WEDNESDAY... 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM 
WARNING FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 6 AM 
EST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. 
 
* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY AND WESTERN LONG ISLAND. 
 
* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW. 
 
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES. 
 
* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. 
 
* WIND CHILLS...AS LOW AS 10 BELOW ZERO LATE TUESDAY NIGHT. 
 
* TEMPERATURES...12 TO 22. 
 
* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. 
 
* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN LATE TUESDAY MORNING AND WILL 
CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...TAPERING OFF EARLY WEDNESDAY 
MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND 
EVENING. 
 
* IMPACTS...FALLING...BLOWING...AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE 
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL AND WALKING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE 
AREA...POSSIBLY IMPACTING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING 
COMMUTE. EXTREME COLD AND LOW WIND CHILLS COULD CAUSE FROST 
BITE. DRESS APPROPRIATELY.
Instructions:A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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