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Posted on: February 7, 2013

Source: NOAA – www.noaa.gov

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
355 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013

…MAJOR WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE TRI-STATE AREA FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY…

…BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY.

* LOCATIONS…NEW YORK CITY…SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTY…AND COASTAL PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY.

* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 10 TO 14 INCHES…WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS WITHIN DEVELOPING SNOW BANDS.

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

* TEMPERATURES…FALLING INTO THE 20S BY FRIDAY EVENING.

* VISIBILITIES…ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TIMING…THE STRONGEST WINDS AND HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR FRIDAY EVENING INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…HEAVY SNOW AND WINDS WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO IN WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS.

IN ADDITION…SOME TREE LIMBS WILL BE DOWNED…CAUSING SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

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 ARE LIKELY. THIS 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.

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