Wednesday, February 12, 2014

NWS Amends Winter Storm Warning to 8 to 12 inches of snow


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Event:Winter Storm Warning
Alert:
...STRONG WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE TRI-STATE REGION ON THURSDAY... 
 
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT 
TO 6 AM EST FRIDAY... 
 
* LOCATIONS...HUDSON...SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER...NEW YORK...BRONX... 
RICHMOND...KINGS...NORTHERN QUEENS...SOUTHERN QUEENS. 
 
* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW. 
 
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 12 INCHES. 
 
* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. 
 
* TEMPERATURES...LOWER 30S. 
 
* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES. 
 
* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE DURING THE 
DAY THURSDAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF THURSDAY NIGHT. SLEET AND RAIN 
WILL LIKELY MIX WITH THE SNOW DURING THE LATE MORNING AND 
AFTERNOON HOURS THURSDAY. 
 
* IMPACTS...SNOWFALL WILL MAKE TRAVEL TREACHEROUS. IN ADDITION... 
HEAVY...WET SNOW MAY CAUSE SOME WEAK...FLAT ROOF STRUCTURES TO 
COLLAPSE AND TREE BRANCHES WILL BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO FALLING.
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.
Target Area:
Bronx
Kings (Brooklyn)
New York (Manhattan)
Northern Queens
Richmond (Staten Is.)
Southern Queens
Southern Westchester

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