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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
405 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-
131100-
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-
405 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...DANGEROUSLY COLD AIR THIS WEEKEND...

BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA THIS WEEKEND.

* TEMPERATURES SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING WILL FALL
  TO AROUND ZERO IN AND AROUND THE NEW YORK CITY AND NEW JERSEY
  METRO...LONG ISLAND...AND COASTAL CONNECTICUT. TEMPS WILL FALL
  TO 5 TO 10 BELOW ACROSS INTERIOR PORTIONS OF 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 30 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.


$$




Wind Chill Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
404 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...DANGEROUSLY COLD WINDCHILLS THIS WEEKEND...

NYZ071-122215-
/O.EXB.KOKX.WC.A.0001.160213T2100Z-160214T1700Z/
SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-
404 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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

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

* LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER.

* HAZARD TYPES...DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING
  WINDCHILLS.

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

* WIND CHILL...AS LOW AS AROUND 25 BELOW ZERO DUE TO TEMPERATURES
  0 TO 5 BELOW ZERO...AND NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 40 MPH.

* 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.

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.

&&

$$



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