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Special Weather Statement

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-
141300-
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.


$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
343 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

CTZ005>012-NJZ002-NYZ067>071-140845-
NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-
NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-
SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-WESTERN PASSAIC-ORANGE-PUTNAM-
ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-
343 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON EST
SUNDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHERN
CONNECTICUT...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

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

   WIND CHILL WARNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

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

   WIND CHILL WARNING.

DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST WILL MOVE UP THE
COAST MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. THIS SYSTEM MAY PRODUCE
SIGNIFICANT WINTRY PRECIPITATION MONDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY
MORNING. PRECIPITATION SHOULD CHANGE TO HEAVY RAIN ON
TUESDAY...WHICH COULD CAUSE FLOODING. THERE IS A LARGE DEGREE OF
UNCERTAINTY WITH THE TRACK AND INTENSITY OF THE LOW PRESSURE SO
STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER UPDATES THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

&&

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.

$$



Wind Chill Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
343 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING...
...STRONG WINDS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING...

CTZ005>008-012-NJZ002-NYZ067>070-132200-
/O.EXT.KOKX.WC.W.0001.160213T1800Z-160214T1700Z/
NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-
NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-WESTERN PASSAIC-ORANGE-
PUTNAM-ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-
343 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...WIND CHILL WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
NOON EST SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS...INTERIOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...MUCH
  OF THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY...AND WESTERN PASSAIC COUNTY.

* HAZARD TYPES...DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING WIND
  CHILLS.

* TIMING...COLDEST WIND CHILLS LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY
  MORNING.

* WIND CHILL...FROM 25 TO 29 DEGREES BELOW ZERO DUE TO
  TEMPERATURES 5 TO 10 BELOW ZERO...AND NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25
  MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* COLD IMPACTS...THE FRIGID CONDITIONS WILL BE EXTREMELY
  DANGEROUS TO THOSE VENTURING OUTSIDE. PROLONGED EXPOSURE WILL
  CAUSE FROSTBITE. THE COMBINATION OF VERY LOW WIND CHILLS AND
  FRIGID AIR TEMPERATURES HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO RESULT IN FROZEN
  PIPES...FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.

* WIND IMPACTS...SCATTERED TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES DOWNED.
  ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF
PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. OUTDOOR EXPOSURE SHOULD BE LIMITED. IF
YOU ARE HEADING OUTDOORS...DRESS IN LAYERS AND KEEP YOUR HANDS AND
HEAD COVERED TO PROTECT AGAINST FROSTBITE

&&

$$



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