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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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Coastal Flood Watch

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
831 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING FOR PARTS OF THE REGION DURING
MONDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE...

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

CTZ009-010-NYZ071-073-078-176-177-261515-
/O.COR.KOKX.CF.A.0001.150127T0800Z-150127T1200Z/
SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-BRONX-
NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHERN QUEENS-NORTHERN NASSAU-
831 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS...LOW LYING COASTAL AREAS ALONG WESTERN LONG ISLAND
  SOUND.

* TIDAL DEPARTURES...MOST LIKELY 3 TO 4 FT OF SURGE ABOVE
  ASTRONOMICAL TIDE. A LOW PROBABILITY OF 4 TO 4 1/2 FT SURGE
  ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL TIDE.

* TIMING...DURING THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE BETWEEN 3 AM AND 6 AM
  LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* BEACH EROSION IMPACTS...2 TO 4 WAVES AND HIGH STORM TIDE WILL
  CAUSE BEACH EROSION ALONG NORTH FACING SHORELINES OPEN TO LONG
  ISLAND SOUND. A FEW EXPOSED WATER FRONT STRUCTURES MAY BE
  DAMAGED.

* COASTAL FLOODING IMPACTS...POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OF VULNERABLE
  SHORE ROADS AND/OR BASEMENTS DUE TO HEIGHT OF STORM TIDE AND/OR
  WAVE ACTION. SEVERAL SHORE ROAD CLOSURES MAY BE NEEDED.

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 WESTERN L.I. SOUND WATER LEVELS FOR MONDAY
NIGHT/EARLY TUESDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE...

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

KINGS POINT NY......455 AM........11.1-11.7.......MODERATE...
GLEN COVE NY........445 AM........11.5-12.1.......MODERATE...
STAMFORD CT.........436 AM........11.1-11.7.......MODERATE...
BRIDGEPORT CT.......433 AM........10.6-11.0.......MODERATE...
NEW HAVEN CT........432 AM.........9.5-10.1.......MODERATE...


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