Tuesday, January 21, 2014

NWS Updates Winter Storm Warning to 8-12 inches of snow


Event:Winter Storm Warning
Alert:
...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION TODAY INTO TONIGHT... 
 
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM 
EST WEDNESDAY... 
 
* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY AND WESTERN LONG ISLAND. 
 
* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. 
 
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 12 INCHES. 
 
* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. 
 
* WIND CHILLS...AS LOW AS 10 BELOW ZERO LATE TONIGHT. 
 
* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE MID 20S THIS MORNING...DROPPING 
INTO THE LOWER TEENS TONIGHT. 
 
* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON 
INTO TONIGHT. 
 
* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN LATE THIS MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE 
THROUGH TONIGHT...TAPERING OFF EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE 
HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. 
 
* IMPACTS...FALLING...BLOWING...AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE 
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL AND WALKING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE 
AREA...IMPACTING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING COMMUTE. SNOW 
REMOVAL WILL BE DIFFICULT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT. 
PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO FRIGID 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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