... 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
* 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.
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.