Monday, March 13, 2017

NWS - Blizzard Watch cancelled...Blizzard Warning now in effect

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
418 AM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017

...Major Winter Storm Late Tonight into Tuesday Evening...

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Northern Middlesex-Northern New London-Southern Fairfield-
Southern New Haven-Hudson-Eastern Bergen-Eastern Essex-
Eastern Union-Southern Westchester-New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-
Richmond (Staten Island)-Kings (Brooklyn)-Northwestern Suffolk-
Southwestern Suffolk-Northern Queens-Northern Nassau-
Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
418 AM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017

The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Blizzard
Warning, which is in effect from midnight tonight to midnight EDT
Tuesday night. The Blizzard Watch is no longer in effect.

* Locations...Metropolitan New York City and New Jersey, Western
  Long Island, Southern Westchester, Southern Fairfield, Southern
  New Haven, Northern Middlesex, and Northern New London
  counties.

* Hazard Types...Heavy Snow and Blizzard Conditions. Snow may mix
  with or change to sleet and rain across southern and eastern
  coastal areas late Tuesday morning into Tuesday afternoon.

* Snow Accumulations...12 to 20 inches...highest amounts to the
  north and west.

* Snowfall Rates...2 to 4 inches per hour early Tuesday morning
  into early Tuesday afternoon.

* Timing...Late tonight into Tuesday evening.

* Impacts...Dangerous travel due to whiteout conditions at times.
  Several roads may become impassable. Power outages possible.
  Damaging wind gusts possible across Long Island and coastal
  Connecticut.

* Winds...Northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts 40 to 55 mph on
  Tuesday. Highest winds across coastal areas.

* Temperatures...In the upper 20s.

* Visibilities...One quarter mile or less 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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