Thursday, February 11, 2016

NWS issues Special Weather Statement



Event:Special Weather Statement
Alert:
...MAJOR OUTBREAK OF COLD AIR THIS WEEKEND...
 
BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA THIS WEEKEND. 
 
* TEMPERATURES SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING WILL FALL 
CLOSE TO ZERO IN AND AROUND NEW YORK CITY...AND ZERO TO 5 BELOW 
ACROSS LONG ISLAND...INTERIOR NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...THE LOWER 
HUDSON VALLEY...AND SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT. WIND CHILL VALUES 
DURING THIS TIME COULD REACH LIFE THREATENING LEVELS AS COLD AS 
20 TO 25 BELOW ZERO. 
 
* HIGH TEMPERATURES ON SUNDAY WILL ONLY BE IN THE TEENS. 
 
* COLD SPELLS OF THIS MAGNITUDE BRING A RISK OF FROSTBITE AND 
HYPOTHERMIA FOR ANYONE WHO DOES NOT TAKE PROPER PRECAUTIONS. IN 
ADDITION...FROZEN PIPES AND OVERWORKED FURNACES COULD LEAVE YOUR 
HOUSE WITHOUT HEAT OR RUNNING WATER...AND CAR BATTERIES RUN THE 
RISK OF DYING. 
 
* NEVER VENTURE OUTDOORS WITHOUT WEARING GLOVES...A HAT AND 
SEVERAL LAYERS OF CLOTHING. WIND CHILL VALUES LATE SATURDAY 
NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING COULD LEAD TO FROSTBITE IN LESS THAN 
30 MINUTES IF PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. 
 
* RUN WATER AT A TRICKLE AND KEEP CABINET DOORS OPEN TO PREVENT 
PIPES FROM FREEZING. 
 
* NEVER USE A STOVE OR OVEN TO HEAT YOUR HOME OR USE AN OPEN FLAME 
TO MELT FROZEN PIPES. MANY HOUSE FIRES RESULT FROM THESE 
PRACTICES. 
 
* CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND YOUR CAR BATTERY. BE SURE YOUR CAR HAS 
A WINTER SAFETY KIT THAT INCLUDES A BLANKET...WARM CLOTHES AND 
GLOVES IN CASE YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN OR BECOMES STRANDED. 
 
* TAKE EXTRA STEPS TO KEEP YOUR PETS WARM AND KNOW THEIR LIMITS TO 
COLD.
Instructions:
Target Area:
Northern Nassau
Northern Queens
Southern Nassau
Southern Queens

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