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NWS Weather Forecast: Winter Storm Warning, 4 to 6 Inches of Snow Expected, Jan. 4th

Report by Paula Antolini
January 3, 2018 6:39PM EDT

 

NWS Weather Forecast: Winter Storm Warning, 4 to 6 Inches of Snow Expected, Jan. 4th

National Weather Service Forecast: Hazardous Weather Outlook is predicted for southern Connecticut and southeast New York.  A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late tonight through Thursday evening.

Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning and evening commutes on Thursday. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts.

* WHERE…Northern Fairfield County.

* WHEN…From 1 AM Thursday to 1 AM EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will
cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

 

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New York NY
452 AM EST Wed Jan 3 2018 Northern Fairfield-Southern Fairfield-Southern Westchester-Northern Nassau-Southern Nassau-452 AM EST Wed Jan 3 2018

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING…

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Connecticut and
southeast New York.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

Winter Storm Watch.

.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 Watch.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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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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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
621 PM EST Wed Jan 3 2018

Northern Fairfield-621 PM EST Wed Jan 3 2018

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM THURSDAY TO 1 AM EST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult
travel conditions, including during the morning and evening
commutes on Thursday. Tree branches could fall as well. Total
snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected, with locally
higher amounts.

* WHERE…Northern Fairfield County.

* WHEN…From 1 AM Thursday to 1 AM EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will
cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe
winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep
an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are
calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

 

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Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Snow, mainly after 3am. Low around 14. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Thursday
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow before noon. High near 26. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. Blustery, with a northwest wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly before 9pm. Areas of blowing snow before 9pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values between -10 and zero. West wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny and cold, with a steady temperature around 7. Wind chill values between -10 and -15. West wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. West wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 9.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -5.
Sunday
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 18.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of snow after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 25.

 

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