... Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 1 PM Monday 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
* Accumulations... snow accumulation of 20 to 30 inches... with
locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4
inches per hour expected late Monday night into Tuesday morning.
* Winds... north 30 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph... strongest
across eastern Long Island.
* Visibilities... one quarter mile or less at times.
* Temperatures... in the lower 20s.
* Timing... light snow will begin Monday morning... with
accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible by the evening rush.
Snow will pick up in intensity Monday evening... with the
heaviest snow and strongest winds from about midnight Monday
night into Tuesday afternoon.
* Impacts... life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous
travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds... with whiteout
conditions. Secondary and tertiary roads may become
impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs.
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.