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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
1014 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

CTZ009>012-280315-
SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-
SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-
1014 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TUESDAY NIGHT...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST TUESDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   BLIZZARD WARNING.
   COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   BLIZZARD WARNING.
   COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

&&

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK PROVIDES A SUMMARY OF POTENTIAL
WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER EVENTS THAT MAY REACH NWS WARNING
CRITERIA. MOST LONG FUSED NWS WATCHES...WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES IN
EFFECT ARE HIGHLIGHTED.

PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST NWS FORECASTS FOR WEATHER NOT MEETING NWS
WARNING CRITERIA.

$$



Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
1002 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...CRIPPLING AND POTENTIALLY HISTORIC BLIZZARD INTO TUESDAY...

CTZ006>012-NJZ006-104-106-108-NYZ071>075-078>081-176>179-271115-
/O.CON.KOKX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150128T0500Z/
NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-NORTHERN NEW LONDON-
SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-
SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-HUDSON-EASTERN BERGEN-EASTERN ESSEX-
EASTERN UNION-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-
1002 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TUESDAY
NIGHT...

* LOCATIONS...NEW HAVEN...MIDDLESEX...NEW LONDON AND SOUTHERN
  FAIRFIELD COUNTIES IN CONNECTICUT. HUDSON...EASTERN BERGEN...
  EASTERN ESSEX AND EASTERN UNION COUNTIES IN NEW JERSEY.
  SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER...NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)...BRONX...RICHMOND
  (STATEN ISLAND)...KINGS (BROOKLYN)...SUFFOLK...QUEENS AND
  NASSAU COUNTIES IN NEW YORK.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WITH BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...20 TO 30 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS...
  ESPECIALLY ACROSS LONG ISLAND AND CONNECTICUT.

* SNOWFALL RATES...2 TO 4 INCHES PER HOUR OVERNIGHT INTO
  TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH. GUSTS UP
  TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE ACROSS EXTREME EASTERN LONG ISLAND.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...LOWER TO MID 20S.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH TUESDAY. THE
  HEAVIEST SNOW AND STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE OVERNIGHT INTO
  TUESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS
  TRAVEL DUE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS...WITH WHITEOUT
  CONDITIONS. MANY ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE. STRONG WINDS MAY
  DOWN POWER LINES AND TREE LIMBS.

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 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.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON...TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATIONS BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$



Coastal Flood Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
726 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...MINOR AND MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING OVERNIGHT DURING THE
HEIGHT OF THE BLIZZARD...

...HIGH SURF AND BEACH EROSION EXPECTED...

CTZ009>012-271200-
/O.CON.KOKX.CF.Y.0001.150127T0600Z-150127T1200Z/
SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-
SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-
726 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 7 AM EST
TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...CONNECTICUT COASTS OF THE WESTERN LONG ISLAND
  SOUND.

* TIDAL DEPARTURES...MOST LIKELY 2 TO 3 FT ABOVE THE ASTRONOMICAL
  TIDE...WITH A WORST CASE OF 3 1/2 FT.

* TIMING...1 TO 7 AM EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* COASTAL FLOODING IMPACTS...MINOR FLOODING OF THE MOST
  VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR BASEMENTS DUE TO HEIGHT OF STORM
  TIDE OR WAVE SPLASHOVER. MAJORITY OF ROADS REMAIN PASSABLE WITH
  ONLY ISOLATED CLOSURES. THERE IS NO SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO LIFE
  AND ANY IMPACT ON PROPERTY IS MINIMAL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

...MOST LIKELY WESTERN L.I. SOUND WATER LEVELS FOR TONIGHT...

COASTAL............TIME OF......FORECAST TOTAL.....FLOOD.....
LOCATION...........HIGH TIDE.....WATER LEVEL.......CATEGORY..
....................................(MLLW)...................

STAMFORD CT.........436 AM........10.2-10.8.......MINOR......
BRIDGEPORT CT.......433 AM.........9.8-10.4.......MINOR......
NEW HAVEN CT........432 AM.........8.9-9.5........MINOR......
NEW LONDON CT.......246 AM.........4.8-5.4........MINOR......

$$



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