Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
435 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-
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NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-
NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-
SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-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-NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHERN QUEENS-
NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
435 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING...

* TEMPERATURES TONIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING WILL FALL TO ZERO
  TO 3 DEGREES BELOW ZERO IN AND AROUND THE NEW YORK CITY AND NEW
  JERSEY METRO...AND LONG ISLAND...AND COASTAL CONNECTICUT. TEMPS
  WILL FALL TO 5 TO 10 DEGREES BELOW ACROSS INTERIOR PORTIONS OF
  NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY...AND SOUTHERN
  CONNECTICUT. WIND CHILL VALUES DURING THIS TIME ARE EXPECTED TO
  REACH LIFE THREATENING LEVELS AS COLD AS 20 TO 30 DEGREES BELOW
  ZERO.

* HIGH TEMPERATURES ON SUNDAY WILL ONLY BE IN THE TEENS...WITH
  WIND CHILLS LIKELY NOT RISING ABOVE ZERO UNTIL MID TO LATE
  AFTERNOON.

* 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.


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