Monday, February 3, 2014

NWS - Winter Storm Warning (today) and Watch (tomorrow)


Event:Winter Storm Warning
Alert:
...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL EVENT TODAY... 
 
...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM POSSIBLE FOR ALL BUT EASTERN LONG 
ISLAND TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY... 
 
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS 
EVENING... 
 
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH 
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A WINTER 
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH 
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. 
 
* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY...NASSAU COUNTY AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS 
OF NORTHEASTERN NEW JERSEY. 
 
* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW TODAY. SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN TUESDAY 
NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. 
 
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 8 INCHES TODAY. 2 TO 4 
INCHES OF SNOW...ALONG WITH ICE ACCRETION OF A TENTH TO QUARTER 
OF AN INCH OF ICE...TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. 
 
* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES TODAY. 
 
* TIMING...A MIX OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW WILL CHANGE QUICKLY TO ALL 
SNOW AROUND DAYBREAK THIS MORNING. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT 
TIMES...IN PARTICULAR DURING THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON 
HOURS TODAY. SNOW WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY NIGHT AND MIX WITH AND 
CHANGE TO SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WEDNESDAY MORNING. 
 
* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL TODAY.
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. A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE

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