Thursday, February 13, 2014

Updated NWS 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...HUDSON...SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER...BRONX...NEW YORK... 
RICHMOND...KINGS...NORTHERN QUEENS...SOUTHERN QUEENS. 
 
* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW. 
 
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 10 TO 16 INCHES...ALONG 
WITH AROUND A TRACE OF ICE. HIGHEST AMOUNTS FARTHER NORTH AND 
WEST. 
 
* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. 
 
* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S. 
 
* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. 
 
* TIMING...HEAVY SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND 
RAIN BY EARLY AFTERNOON...BEFORE CHANGING BACK TO MODERATE TO 
HEAVY SNOW 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 
COLLAPSING.
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
Forecast Office:NWS New York City - Upton (Long Island and New York City)

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