Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Winter Storm - What you can expect today.....


What You Can Expect Today

Storm

Snow:  snow has already started falling and will continue through until about 4 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Accumulation(s):  Depending on the track and intensity of the coastal low, our area could possibly experience anywhere from 8 to 12 inches of snow. Heaviest accumulations will be during the evening/overnight hours.

Temperature:  Today's high will be around 23 degrees [F] with an overnight low of 12 degrees [f].

Winds:  This evening's winds will be from the north at 22-28 mph gusting to 35 mph.

Be Aware

Below zero wind chills are expected.

Care should be taken to protect domestic water lines to prevent frozen/burst pipes.

Once the temperature drops below freezing this evening, it will remain below freezing until Saturday so you should ensure an operable home heating system and sufficient heating fuel and a propane gas supply.

At this time it does not appear that coastal flooding or tidal street flooding will be a factor with this winter storm.

If you can, move your car off all side streets to the Cross Bay Boulevard median to allow DSNY sanitation snow removal operations which will commence later today.

If you or your family have airline travel arrangements, check with your carrier as flight delays and/or cancellations are probable.

If possible, utilize public transportation for travel today as this evening's commute will take place in the heaviest snowfall of the storm.

In light of the frigid cold that will accompany this storm, please check with your neighbors (especially the elderly/infirm) to ensure they have adequate heat and provisions.

Alternate Side of the Street Parking Regulations and all trash collections have been suspended for today and tomorrow.

Power outages should not be a problem with the light, powdery snow. 

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