Tuesday, March 14, 2017

NWS - Blizzard Warning Updated @ 4:30 am

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
National Weather Service New York NY
425 AM EDT Tue Mar 14 2017

...Major Winter Storm Into This Evening...

CTZ005>010-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078-176>178-142030-
/O.CON.KOKX.BZ.W.0002.000000T0000Z-170315T0400Z/
Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-
Northern New London-Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-
Western Passaic-Eastern Passaic-Hudson-Western Bergen-
Eastern Bergen-Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union-
Eastern Union-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-
Southern Westchester-New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-
Richmond (Staten Island)-Kings (Brooklyn)-Northwestern Suffolk-
Northern Queens-Northern Nassau-Southern Queens-
425 AM EDT Tue Mar 14 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT
TONIGHT...

* Locations...New York City, Northeast New Jersey, the Lower
  Hudson Valley, Southwestern and interior Southeastern
  Connecticut, and Northern Nassau and Northwestern Suffolk
  Counties.

* Hazard Types...Heavy Snow and Blizzard Conditions.

* Snow and Sleet Accumulations...1 to 2 feet across interior
  areas. 8 to 16 inches of snow and sleet are expected across New
  York City, Northwestern Long Island and Coastal Southwestern
  Connecticut. Locally higher amounts are possible, especially
  over areas north and west of New York City.

* Snowfall Rates...2 to 4 inches per hour at times.

* Timing...The snow may mix with sleet at times across
  Northwestern Long Island and portions of the New York City
  metropolitan area later this morning into this afternoon. The
  precipitation will change back to all snow before ending this
  evening.

* Impacts...Dangerous travel due to whiteout conditions at
  times. Several roads may become impassable.

* Winds...Northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph,
  becoming northwest in the afternoon. Isolated gusts of 55 to 60
  mph are possible near the immediate coast.

* Temperatures...In the upper 20s.

* Visibilities...Near zero at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel...have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded...stay with your vehicle.

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