Wednesday, February 5, 2014

NWS Issues Updated Winter Storm Warning at 4:30 am.....

Event:Winter Storm Warning
Alert:
...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM TODAY... 
 
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS 
EVENING... 
 
* LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...THE NEW YORK 
CITY METROPOLITAN AREA...AS WELL AS NASSAU AND NORTHWEST SUFFOLK 
COUNTIES IN NEW YORK. 
 
* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW MIXING WITH AND CHANGING TO SLEET 
AND FREEZING RAIN. 
 
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 5 INCHES...ALONG 
WITH AROUND ONE QUARTER TO FOUR TENTHS OF AN INCH OF ICE. 
 
* TIMING...SNOW MIXING WITH SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN TOWARD 
DAYBREAK WITH MAINLY SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN BY LATER THIS 
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. 
 
* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS DUE TO 
SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS. THE COMBINATION OF 
SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL KNOCK DOWN TREE LIMBS AND 
POWER LINES. 
 
* WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. 
 
* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES. 
 
* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.
Instructions:A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW... SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS 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:
Kings (Brooklyn)
Northern Nassau
Northern Queens
Northwest Suffolk
Richmond (Staten Is.)
Southern Nassau
Southern Queens

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