SNOW AND LOW TEMPS

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The snow is falling and the NYC area is expecting a low temperature of 16 degrees. That dreaded polar vortex appears to be returning.

***Arctic air-mass arriving to the Eastern U.S.***

BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)- KINGS (BROOKLYN) NORTHERN QUEENS-NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-
SOUTHERN NASSAU-

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY AND WESTERN LONG ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 12 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* WIND CHILLS...AS LOW AS 10 BELOW ZERO LATE TONIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE MID 20S THIS MORNING DROPPING INTO THE LOWER TEENS TONIGHT.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT.

* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN LATE THIS MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT...TAPERING OFF EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...FALLING...BLOWING...AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL AND WALKING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA...IMPACTING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING COMMUTE. SNOW REMOVAL WILL BE DIFFICULT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT.
PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO FRIGID COLD AND LOW WIND CHILLS COULD CAUSE FROST BITE. DRESS APPROPRIATELY.

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.