URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service New York NY 317 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2017 ...Powerful Winter Storm Late Tonight and Thursday... ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM EST THURSDAY... * Snow Accumulations...8 to 12 inches...locally higher. * Locations...New York City, Nassau County, Southern Connecticut, the Lower Hudson Valley and Northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard type...Heavy snow. * Timing...Late tonight through Thursday. * Impacts...Hazardous/dangerous travel due to snow covered roads and poor visibilities. Blowing and drifting snow is likely. Local power outages with downed trees and powerlines possible. * Winds...North 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...Falling into the 20s. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.