Winter Storm Watch-Effecting Tuesday’s Commute

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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
527 AM EST MON JAN 20 2014

…WINTER STORM BECOMING MORE LIKELY TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT…

NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-
SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-HUDSON-
EASTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-
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-blizardwhiteout
527 AM EST MON JAN 20 2014

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT…

* LOCATIONS…NEW YORK CITY…METROPOLITAN NORTHEAST NEW
JERSEY… SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER…LONG ISLAND AND PORTIONS OF
SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT.

* HAZARD TYPES…SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES…LOCALLY
HIGHER OVER EASTERN LONG ISLAND AND SOUTHEAST CONNECTICUT.

* WINDS…NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE TEENS TO LOWER 20S DURING THE DAY…AND
SINGLE DIGITS TO TEENS AT NIGHT.

* VISIBILITIES…ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* TIMING…SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN LATE TUESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
INTO TUESDAY NIGHT WITH HEAVIEST SNOWFALL EXPECTED TUESDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* IMPACTS…FALLING BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL AND WALKING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA…
POSSIBLY IMPACTING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING COMMUTE.
EXTREME COLD AND LOW WIND CHILLS COULD CAUSE FROST BITE. DRESS
APPROPRIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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