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Wind Chill Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
405 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...ARCTIC COLD AIR MOVING IN THIS WEEKEND...

CTZ005>012-NJZ002-103-NYZ067>070-120945-
/O.NEW.KOKX.WC.A.0001.160213T2300Z-160214T1700Z/
NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-
NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-
SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-WESTERN PASSAIC-
WESTERN BERGEN-ORANGE-PUTNAM-ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-
405 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...WIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING.

* LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...MUCH OF THE LOWER HUDSON
  VALLEY...AND PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY.

* HAZARD TYPES...EXTREME COLD.

* WIND CHILL...DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD TEMPERATURES
  AND STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS...WIND CHILL VALUES WILL BE AS LOW AS
  25 TO 30 BELOW ZERO.

* TIMING...COLDEST WIND CHILLS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY
  SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...WIND CHILL VALUES POTENTIALLY REACHING DANGEROUS
  LEVELS. THE COMBINATION OF VERY LOW WIND CHILLS AND FRIGID AIR
  TEMPERATURES HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO RESULT IN FROZEN
  PIPES...FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WATCH MEANS THE THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A
COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS TO CREATE
DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS
AND WARNINGS FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

&&

$$



Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
1127 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-
121630-
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-
1127 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...MAJOR OUTBREAK OF COLD AIR THIS WEEKEND...

BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA THIS WEEKEND.

* TEMPERATURES SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING WILL FALL
  CLOSE TO ZERO IN AND AROUND NEW YORK CITY...AND ZERO TO 5 BELOW
  ACROSS LONG ISLAND...INTERIOR NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...THE LOWER
  HUDSON VALLEY...AND SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT. WIND CHILL VALUES
  DURING THIS TIME COULD REACH LIFE THREATENING LEVELS AS COLD AS
  20 TO 25 BELOW ZERO.

* HIGH TEMPERATURES ON SUNDAY WILL ONLY BE IN THE TEENS.

* 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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