National Weather Service: Blizzard Warning , Coastal Flood Watch

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  • 27 °F

    Light Snow

    Light Snow
    • Feels Like: 13 °F
    • Humidity: 74%
    • Wind: 18 mph NE
    • Sunrise: 7:09 AM
    • Sunset: 5:04 PM
    • Barometer: 30.02 in
  • Snow

    36°


    Snow

  • Snow

    36°


    Snow

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Long Island Forecast

  • Monday... Overcast with snow. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 16F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of snow 100% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

    Monday Night... Overcast with snow, then snow and a chance of a thunderstorm after midnight. Low of 30F with a windchill as low as 18F. Windy. Winds from the NNE at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of snow 100% with accumulations up to 13 in. possible.

    Tuesday... Overcast with snow and a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 32F with a windchill as low as 12F. Windy. Winds from the NNW at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of snow 100% with accumulations up to 7 in. possible.

    Tuesday Night... Overcast with snow. Low of 21F with a windchill as low as 9F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70% with accumulations up to 2 in. possible.

Blizzard Warning

  • Statement as of 3:29 am EST on January 26, 2015


    ... Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to
    midnight EST Tuesday night...

    * 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 18 to 24 inches... with
    locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches
    per hour expected late tonight into Tuesday morning.

    * Winds... north 20 to 30 mph with gusts 45 to 55 mph... .strongest
    across eastern Long Island.

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

    * Temperatures... in the lower 20s.

    * Timing... light snow will begin this morning... with accumulations
    of 1 to 3 inches possible by sunset. Snow will pick up in
    intensity Monday evening... with the heaviest snow and strongest
    winds from about midnight into Tuesday afternoon.

    * Impacts... life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous
    travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds... with whiteout
    conditions. Many 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

  • Statement as of 6:15 am EST on January 26, 2015


    ... Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect late tonight...

    * locations... coasts of lower New York Harbor and the South Shore
    bays of western Long Island.

    * Tidal departures... most likely 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 ft above the
    astronomical tide with potential for up to 3 ft.

    * Timing... 1 to 4 am early Tuesday morning.

    * Beach erosion impacts... beach erosion and washovers along ocean
    facing barrier beaches due to 6 to 9 ft waves and the high storm
    tide. A few exposed water front structures may be damaged.

    * Coastal flood impacts... potential for flooding of vulnerable
    shore roads.

    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.


    ... Most likely NY Harbor water levels for early Tuesday morning...

    Coastal... ... ... ... time of... ... forecast total... ..Flood... ..
    Location... ... ... ..high Tide... ..Water level... ... .category..
    ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..(Mllw)... ... ... ... ... ... ..

    The Battery NYC... ..137 am... ... ..6.2-7.2... ... ... None... ..
    Bergen Point NY... ..135 am... ... ..6.4-7.4... ... ... Minor... .

    ... South Shore bays water levels for early Tuesday morning...

    Coastal... ... ... ... time of... ... forecast total... ..Flood... ..
    Location... ... ... ..high Tide... ..Water level... ... .category..
    ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... (mllw/ngvd)... ... ... ... ... ..

    Rockaway Inlet NY... .105 am... .6.2-7.2/... ... ... ... none... ...
    E Rockaway Inlet NY.1259 am... .5.5-6.5/... ... ... ... minor... ..
    Jamaica Bay NY... ... .145 am... .7.1-8.1/... ... ... ... minor... ..
    Freeport gauge NY... .143 am... .5.2-6.2/4.4-5.4... ..Moderate..
    Point Lookout NY... .1246 am... .5.7-6.7/... ... ... ... moderate..
    Lindenhurst NY... ... .326 am... .3.2-4.2/... ... ... ... moderate..




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