Sunday, December 26, 2010

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE FROM NWS

A blizzard warning is in effect until 6 PM Monday. A blizzard warning means that:

  • Heavy snow and strong winds. There will be blowing and drifting of snow at times with near 0 visability.
  • Acumulations of near 15-20 inches, with higher acumulations of near 2 feet  possible.
  • Extremely dangerous travel conditions this afternoon and heading into the evening due to significant snow acumulations. Strong winds will cause blowing and drifting of snow. Vizabilities will be near zero at times with whiteout conditions expected. Stong winds may blow down power lines, tree limbs and christmas decorations.
  • Snow will become heavy at times this afternoon and much into tonight. The snow will taper off west to east Monday morning, but strong northeast winds will persist into the afternoon.
  • During the height of the storm tonight, winds will increase to 25 to 35 MPH with gusts up to 40 or 60 MPH.
Here are some tips to be prepared for a blizzard:

A blizzard warning means that severe winter conditions are expected or happening. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visabilitys are likly. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. DO NOT TRAVEL. If you must travel, take a winter survial kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FROM THE NWS

For the following Counties in NY: Bronx county,  Hudson, Kings, Brooklyn, New York, Northeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Queens, Northwest Suffolk, Richmond, Southeast Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern Westchester, Southeast Suffolk, and Western Suffolk


For the following counties in Conneticut: Northern New London, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern New Haven,and Southern New London

Forthe following counties in NJ: Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Union, Western Essex, and Western Union


Bands of heavy snow will continue to impact Long Island and will move into the NYC area, Costal Conneticut and Long Island. At 2:06 Pm EST, NWS Doppler Radar was tracking bands of heavy snow moving northwest at 20 MPH. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hourand winds gusting up to 35 MPH. Visabilities of 1/4 and 1/2 miles are expected with the snow with near blizzard conditions developing. Motorists should avoid all unessasary travel and exercise extreme caution if you must travel.

A blizzard warning remains in effect.

Special Weather Report


 The Picture to your above shows the winds for today. Winds are supposed to be over 25 MPH.
This Picture shows the snowfall amounts forcasted for today. We expect 10-15 inches today with more tomorrow.


(The picture to that says current winds shows the gusts expected for today. The other picture shows the snow in the city as of 1:52 PM today.)

Good afternoon, I'm Brandon J. with this special weather report. The storm has made a direct hit at us, so expect the snow totals to be very high. According to the pictures that i have here, the storm is going to hang around for another 24 hours and mabye even more. Doppler 4000 shows that the rain and ice is ataying off shore and all we will get is snow. Expect 12-16 inches or more for all the snow lovers out there. But remember, the snow can change track at anytime and we can get more or less than what i have projected. For more info, check our radar, 7-day forcast, YoWindow and AccuWeather.com widgets for tracking the storm. I'm Brandon J. and have a good day.
The picture to the left shows the Severe Weather Alerts for the northeast. The picture above shows thw wind chills for today.

Alternate Side Parking Rules are Suspended on Monday, December 27

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) today announced the suspension of Alternate Side Parking (ASP) regulations Citywide for Monday, December 27 to facilitate snow removal. However, parking meters will remain in effect throughout the City.


The 2010 and 2011 alternate side parking (street cleaning) rules suspension calendars are available on the DOT Web site, along with other alternate side parking information, at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/scrintro.shtml. The calendar is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, and Russian.

For updated information, visit the DOT Web site at www.nyc.gov/dot or call 311.