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Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
1256 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

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

CTZ006>012-NJZ006-104-106-108-NYZ071>075-078>081-176>179-270200-
/O.CON.KOKX.BZ.W.0001.150126T1800Z-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-
1256 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...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 20 TO 30 INCHES WITH
  LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS..ESPECIALLY ACROSS LONG ISLAND AND
  CONNECTICUT.

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

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. GUSTS UP TO
  60 MPH POSSIBLE ACROSS EASTERN LONG ISLAND.

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

* TEMPERATURES...LOWER TO MID 20S.

* TIMING...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE UP TO 4 INCHES
  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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