Thursday, February 13, 2014

NWS issues updated Winter Storm Warning

Event:Winter Storm Warning
Alert:
...STRONG WINTER STORM CONTINUES THROUGH TONIGHT... 
 
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST FRIDAY... 
 
* LOCATIONS...ALL OF NEW YORK CITY...AND NASSAU COUNTY ON LONG 
ISLAND. 
 
* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. 
 
* ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 8 
INCHES...ALONG WITH A TRACE OF ICE. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 
14 TO 20 INCHES. 
 
* SNOWFALL RATES...1 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR TONIGHT. 
 
* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 
MPH...DIMINISHING THIS EVENING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO 
30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH LATE TONIGHT. 
 
* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S. 
 
* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. 
 
* TIMING...LIGHT RAIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON SHOULD TRANSITION TO 
SLEET AND SNOW THIS EVENING...THEN CHANGE TO ALL SNOW BY LATE 
THIS EVENING AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES. A FEW RUMBLES OF THUNDER 
ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
 
* IMPACTS...SNOWFALL WILL MAKE TRAVEL TREACHEROUS. HEAVY WET SNOW 
WILL LIKELY BRING DOWN SOME TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES. 
WEAK...FLAT ROOF STRUCTURES MAY ALSO BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO COLLAPSE 
IF NOT CLEARED OF SNOW AND ICE.
Instructions:A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW AND BLOWING 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 Nassau
Northern Queens
Richmond (Staten Is.)
Southern Nassau
Southern Queens

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