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"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning in effect from 1 PM Monday to midnight EST Tuesday night... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a Blizzard Warning...which is in effect from 1 PM Monday to midnight EST Tuesday night. The blizzard watch is no longer in effect. * 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 20 to 30 inches...with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour expected late Monday night into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 30 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph...strongest across eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...in the lower 20s. * Timing...light snow will begin Monday morning...with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible by the evening rush. Snow will pick up in intensity Monday evening...with the heaviest snow and strongest winds from about midnight Monday night into Tuesday afternoon. * Impacts...life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds...with whiteout conditions. Secondary and tertiary 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. , "Coastal Flood Watch" ...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 ft 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. -- Sunday Jan.25 15,05:48 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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