Blizzard Warning

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The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning, which is in effect from midnight tonight to midnight EDT Tuesday night. The Blizzard Watch is no longer in effect.

* Locations...Metropolitan New York City and New Jersey, Western
Long Island, Southern Westchester, Southern Fairfield, Southern
New Haven, Northern Middlesex, and Northern New London
counties.

* Hazard Types...Heavy Snow and Blizzard Conditions. Snow may mix
with or change to sleet and rain across southern and eastern
coastal areas late Tuesday morning into Tuesday afternoon.

* Snow Accumulations...12 to 20 inches...highest amounts to the
north and west.

* Snowfall Rates...2 to 4 inches per hour early Tuesday morning
into early Tuesday afternoon.

* Timing...Late tonight into Tuesday evening.

* Impacts...Dangerous travel due to whiteout conditions at times.
Several roads may become impassable. Power outages possible.
Damaging wind gusts possible across Long Island and coastal
Connecticut.

* Winds...Northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts 40 to 55 mph on
Tuesday. Highest winds across coastal areas.

* Temperatures...In the upper 20s.

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

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 are likely. This 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.

NYC Emergency Management advises New Yorkers to prepare for a nor'easter which is forecast to bring cold temperatures, 12-18 inches of snow, and winds of 20-30mph with gusts up to 50mph to NYC beginning late Monday night through Tuesday, 3/14. This will create dangerous travel conditions including slippery roads and visibilities of one-quarter mile or less at times. New Yorkers are advised to stay off the roads except in the event of an emergency. If you must travel, use mass transit.

The National Weather Service has issued the following:

Blizzard Watch in effect for NYC from 12A on 3/14 to 12A on 3/15

Coastal Flood Watch for BK, SI, & southern QN from 8AM-12PM on 3/14. Tides 2-3 feet above normal are possible for the south shore bays of Long Island and the lower New York Harbor. During a Coastal Flood Watch, minor flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or adjacent properties is possible due to the height of the storm tide, wave splash-over, and/or effects of the full moon.

NYC Department of Transportation has announced that Alternate Side Parking regulations are suspended on Tuesday, 3/14 and Wednesday, 3/15. Meters remain in effect.

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