Southwest Suffolk Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Blizzard Warning
Statement as of 10:02 PM EST on January 26, 2015

...Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight EST Tuesday night...

* locations...New Haven...Middlesex...New London and southern Fairfield counties in Connecticut. Hudson...eastern Bergen... eastern Essex and eastern Union counties in New Jersey. Southern Westchester...New York (Manhattan)...Bronx...Richmond (staten island)...Kings (Brooklyn)...Suffolk...Queens and Nassau counties in New York.

* Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions.

* Accumulations...20 to 30 inches with locally higher amounts... especially across Long Island and Connecticut.

* Snowfall rates...2 to 4 inches per hour overnight into Tuesday morning.

* Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Gusts up to 70 mph possible across extreme eastern Long Island.

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

* Temperatures...lower to mid 20s.

* Timing...snow will be heavy at times through Tuesday. The heaviest snow and strongest winds will be overnight into Tuesday morning.

* 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 Warning
Statement as of 7:26 PM EST on January 26, 2015

...Coastal Flood Warning now in effect from midnight tonight to 6 am EST Tuesday...

* locations...the South Shore bays of western Long Island...Brooklyn and Queens.

* Tidal departures...most likely 2 to 3 ft above the astronomical tide...with a worst case of 3 1/2 ft.

* Timing...midnight to 6 am.

* Beach erosion impacts...significant beach erosion and washovers along ocean facing barrier beaches of Long Island due to 7 to 12 ft waves and high storm tide. A few exposed water front structures may be damaged.

* Coastal flood impacts...flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and/or wave action. Vulnerable shore Road closures may be needed.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property.

...South Shore bays water levels for tonight...

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

Rockaway Inlet NY....105 am....7.4-8.0/............minor..... E Rockaway Inlet NY.1259 am....6.5-7.1/............moderate.. Jamaica Bay NY.......145 am....7.8-8.4/............minor..... Freeport gauge NY....143 am....5.8-6.4/5.0-5.6.....Moderate.. Point Lookout NY....1246 am....6.4-7.0/............moderate.. Lindenhurst NY.......326 am....3.7-4.1/............moderate..

Special Statement
Statement as of 9:45 PM EST on January 26, 2015

...Heavy snow will impact Bronx...eastern Putnam...Fairfield...Kings (Brooklyn)...Middlesex...Nassau...New Haven...New London...Queens... Suffolk and Westchester counties...

At 943 PM EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking multiple bands of heavy snow working west from Suffolk County and southeastern Connecticut.

Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour are expected with the snow.

Travel is not recommended

A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for the area.

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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 7:45 PM EST on January 26, 2015

The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 10 hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation is extended to Highway departments...cooperative observers...Skywarn spotters and media for these reports. This summary is also available on our home Page at weather.Gov/NYC

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments snowfall of /inches/ measurement

Connecticut

...Fairfield County... Bridgeport Airport 1.4 700 PM 1/26 coop

New Jersey

...Bergen County... Ridgewood 2.6 700 PM 1/26 trained spotter East Rutherford 2.6 350 PM 1/26 public Saddle River 2.6 700 PM 1/26 trained spotter Saddle Brook 2.4 400 PM 1/26 trained spotter Franklin Lakes 2.2 321 PM 1/26 public Midland Park 2.1 522 PM 1/26 trained spotter New Milford 1.8 400 PM 1/26 trained spotter Chestnut Ridge 1.5 617 PM 1/26 trained spotter Montvale 1.5 700 PM 1/26 trained spotter Englewood 1.5 400 PM 1/26 trained spotter Fort Lee 1.5 700 PM 1/26 trained spotter Ramsey 1.3 700 PM 1/26 trained spotter Woodcliff Lake 1.0 400 PM 1/26 trained spotter

...Essex County... Newark Airport 2.7 700 PM 1/26 FAA contract observer Cedar Grove 2.0 340 PM 1/26 public Maplewood 1.5 430 PM 1/26 public

...Hudson County... Hoboken 3.8 600 PM 1/26 trained spotter North Bergen 3.1 400 PM 1/26 trained spotter

...Passaic County... Hawthorne 2.0 600 PM 1/26 trained spotter Wayne 1.5 340 PM 1/26 trained spotter Ringwood 1.5 700 PM 1/26 trained spotter Woodland Park 1.0 400 PM 1/26 trained spotter

New York

...Kings County... Brooklyn 3.3 700 PM 1/26 trained spotter

...Nassau County... Mineola 6.0 430 PM 1/26 trained spotter Oceanside 6.0 606 PM 1/26 trained spotter Malverne 5.5 700 PM 1/26 trained spotter Hicksville 4.0 450 PM 1/26 trained spotter Bethpage 4.0 354 PM 1/26 public Plainview 4.0 330 PM 1/26 trained spotter Bayville 3.8 730 PM 1/26 trained spotter New Hyde Park 3.5 517 PM 1/26 trained spotter Bellerose 3.4 500 PM 1/26 public East Meadow 3.0 330 PM 1/26 trained spotter Bellmore 3.0 450 PM 1/26 trained spotter North Massapequa 2.9 700 PM 1/26 NWS employee Floral Park 2.0 345 PM 1/26 trained spotter

...New York County... Central Park 4.5 700 PM 1/26 Central Park Zoo

...Orange County... Greenville 2.0 330 PM 1/26 trained spotter

...Queens County... Middle Village 6.5 720 PM 1/26 public Fresh Meadows 6.0 700 PM 1/26 public Rego Park 4.8 514 PM 1/26 trained spotter Glendale 4.5 520 PM 1/26 public NYC/La Guardia 4.3 700 PM 1/26 FAA contract observer Bayside 4.0 449 PM 1/26 trained spotter NYC/JFK Airport 3.1 700 PM 1/26 FAA contract observer Richmond Hill 3.0 542 PM 1/26 South Richmond Hill Whitestone 2.0 230 PM 1/26 public Bellaire 1.1 200 PM 1/26 public

...Rockland County... Sloatsburg 1.5 500 PM 1/26 trained spotter Stony Point 1.1 700 PM 1/26 trained spotter

...Suffolk County... Huntington 4.3 630 PM 1/26 trained spotter Islip Airport 3.1 700 PM 1/26 FAA contract observer Islip 3.0 700 PM 1/26 trained spotter North Babylon 2.5 400 PM 1/26 trained spotter Farmingville 2.2 545 PM 1/26 trained spotter Smithtown 2.0 600 PM 1/26 trained spotter Patchogue 2.0 330 PM 1/26 NWS employee Flanders 2.0 700 PM 1/26 trained spotter Upton 1.8 700 PM 1/26 Post office Riverhead 0.9 700 PM 1/26 NWS employee

...Westchester County... White Plains 2.0 700 PM 1/26 trained spotter