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NWS: Hazardous Weather, Winter Storm Warning, 8-12 Inches Snow Accumulation Expected

Report by Paula Antolini
February 8, 2017 5:48PM EDT

 

NWS: Hazardous Weather, Winter Storm Warning, 8-12 Inches Snow Accumulation Expected

The National Weather Service has predicted hazardous weather and a powerful winter storm warning for late tonight and Thursday, February 9, 2017, with 8-12 inches of snow possible for Northern Fairfield County and surrounding areas, locally possibly more.  Storm warning remains in effect from midnight tonight to 6:00 p.m. Thursday.  Poor visibility, blowing and drifting snow is likely with power outages possible.  Temperatures fall into 20’s.  The snow could be heavy at times.

View detailed NWS information below.

 

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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
317 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2017

...Powerful Winter Storm Late Tonight and Thursday...

Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-
Northern New London-Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-
Southern Middlesex-Southern New London-Western Passaic-
Eastern Passaic-Hudson-Western Bergen-Eastern Bergen-
Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union-Eastern Union-Orange-
Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-Southern Westchester-
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-Northern Nassau-Southern Queens-
Southern Nassau-
317 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 6 PM EST THURSDAY...

* Snow Accumulations...8 to 12 inches...locally higher.

* Locations...New York City, Nassau County, Southern Connecticut,
the Lower Hudson Valley and Northeastern New Jersey.

* Hazard type...Heavy snow.

* Timing...Late tonight through Thursday.

* Impacts...Hazardous/dangerous travel due to snow covered roads
  and poor visibilities. Blowing and drifting snow is likely.
  Local power outages with downed trees and powerlines possible.

* Winds...North 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times.

* Temperatures...Falling into the 20s.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for Heavy Snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food...
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.



 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
424 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2017

NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-
NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-
SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-WESTERN PASSAIC-
EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-
EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-ORANGE-PUTNAM-ROCKLAND-
NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-
RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHERN QUEENS-
NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
424 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM EST
THURSDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHERN
CONNECTICUT...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   WINTER STORM WARNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   WINTER STORM WARNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
 CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.



THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK PROVIDES A SUMMARY OF POTENTIAL
WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER EVENTS THAT MAY REACH NWS WARNING
CRITERIA. MOST LONG FUSED NWS WATCHES...WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES IN
EFFECT ARE HIGHLIGHTED.

PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST NWS FORECASTS FOR WEATHER NOT MEETING NWS
WARNING CRITERIA.


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Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Snow likely after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. North wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Thursday
Snow, mainly before 3pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow after 11am. Temperature falling to around 23 by 5pm. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. North wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 12. Wind chill values between zero and 5. West wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values between zero and 10. West wind 9 to 14 mph.
Friday Night
A 50 percent chance of light snow. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 23. Light and variable wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of light snow before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
Saturday Night
A chance of freezing rain after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 42.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 32.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 42.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38.



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