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Coastal Flood Watch

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
615 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT FOR PORTIONS OF
THE REGION DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE BLIZZARD...

...HIGH SURF AND BEACH EROSION EXPECTED...

NYZ074-075-080-178-179-262100-
/O.CON.KOKX.CF.A.0001.150127T0500Z-150127T1000Z/
RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-KINGS (BROOKLYN)-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-
SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
615 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT LATE TONIGHT...

* LOCATIONS...COASTS OF LOWER NEW YORK HARBOR AND THE SOUTH SHORE
  BAYS OF WESTERN LONG ISLAND.

* TIDAL DEPARTURES...MOST LIKELY 1 1/2 TO 2 1/2 FT ABOVE THE
  ASTRONOMICAL TIDE WITH POTENTIAL FOR UP TO 3 FT.

* TIMING...1 TO 4 AM EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* BEACH EROSION IMPACTS... BEACH EROSION AND WASHOVERS ALONG OCEAN
  FACING BARRIER BEACHES DUE TO 6 TO 9 FT WAVES AND THE HIGH STORM
  TIDE. A FEW EXPOSED WATER FRONT STRUCTURES MAY BE DAMAGED.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OF VULNERABLE
  SHORE ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR
FLOODING ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP. COASTAL RESIDENTS SHOULD BE
ALERT FOR LATER STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS...AND TAKE ACTION TO
PROTECT PROPERTY.

&&

...MOST LIKELY NY HARBOR WATER LEVELS FOR EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...

COASTAL............TIME OF......FORECAST TOTAL.....FLOOD.....
LOCATION...........HIGH TIDE.....WATER LEVEL.......CATEGORY..
...................................(MLLW)....................

THE BATTERY NYC.....137 AM........6.2-7.2.........NONE.....
BERGEN POINT NY.....135 AM........6.4-7.4.........MINOR....

...SOUTH SHORE BAYS WATER LEVELS FOR EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...

COASTAL............TIME OF......FORECAST TOTAL.....FLOOD.....
LOCATION...........HIGH TIDE.....WATER LEVEL.......CATEGORY..
.................................(MLLW/NGVD).................

ROCKAWAY INLET NY....105 AM....6.2-7.2/............NONE......
E ROCKAWAY INLET NY.1259 AM....5.5-6.5/............MINOR.....
JAMAICA BAY NY.......145 AM....7.1-8.1/............MINOR.....
FREEPORT GAUGE NY....143 AM....5.2-6.2/4.4-5.4.....MODERATE..
POINT LOOKOUT NY....1246 AM....5.7-6.7/............MODERATE..
LINDENHURST NY.......326 AM....3.2-4.2/............MODERATE..

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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...

CTZ006>012-NJZ006-104-106-108-NYZ071>075-078>081-176>179-262100-
/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-
329 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

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

* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY AND SURROUNDING IMMEDIATE SUBURBS...
  LONG ISLAND...AND MOST OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT.

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

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 18 TO 24 INCHES...WITH
  LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES
  PER HOUR EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 55 MPH....STRONGEST
  ACROSS EASTERN LONG ISLAND.

* 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 MONDAY 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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