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Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
329 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...CRIPPLING AND POTENTIALLY HISTORIC BLIZZARD TO IMPACT THE AREA
FROM LATE TODAY INTO TUESDAY...

CTZ005-NJZ004-103-105-107-NYZ069-070-262100-
/O.CON.KOKX.BZ.W.0001.150126T1800Z-150128T0500Z/
NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-EASTERN PASSAIC-WESTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-
WESTERN UNION-ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-
329 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
MIDNIGHT EST TUESDAY NIGHT...

* LOCATIONS..NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY WEST OF THE GARDEN STATE
  PARKWAY...ROCKLAND AND NORTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTIES IN
  SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...AND NORTHERN FAIRFIELD COUNTY IN
  SOUTHWEST CONNECTICUT.

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

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 18 TO 24 INCHES. SNOWFALL
  RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES PER HOUR EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO
  TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

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

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 20S.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS MORNING...WITH ACCUMULATIONS
  OF 1 TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE BY SUNSET. SNOW WILL PICK UP IN
  INTENSITY THIS EVENING...WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW AND STRONGEST
  WINDS FROM ABOUT MIDNIGHT INTO TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* 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.

&&

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