Monday, January 20, 2014

NWS Issues Winter Storm Watch


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
527 AM EST MON JAN 20 2014


...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY...METROPOLITAN NORTHEAST NEW
  JERSEY... SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER...LONG ISLAND AND PORTIONS OF
  SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES...LOCALLY
  HIGHER OVER EASTERN LONG ISLAND AND SOUTHEAST CONNECTICUT.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE TEENS TO LOWER 20S DURING THE DAY...AND
  SINGLE DIGITS TO TEENS AT NIGHT.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN LATE TUESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
  INTO TUESDAY NIGHT WITH HEAVIEST SNOWFALL EXPECTED 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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