Winter Storm Warning in NYC and Southern NY State
Active for next 15 hours (as of 2pm)
Bronx; Kings (Brooklyn); New York (Manhattan); Northern Nassau;
Northern Queens; Richmond (Staten Is.); Southern Nassau; Southern
Merchant Info (Preparing Your Business):
Winter Storm to impact the region today into tonight.
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.
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.
From NYC.gov:Notification issued 1/21/14 at 9:47 AM
The NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has issued a Hazardous
Travel Advisory for today (Tuesday) and Wednesday due to anticipated
weather conditions that will result in wet, slick sidewalks. Roadways
could quickly turn icy. The National Weather Service has forecasted 8
to 12 inches of snow accumulation through Wednesday. Dangerously cold
temperatures expected through Friday. Residents should drive slowly,
monitor weather and traffic, use major streets or highways, and keep
the name and number of at least one local towing service. Pedestrians
should avoid slippery surfaces, dress in layers, and maintain a
heightened awareness of cars, especially when crossing intersections.
Please review the complete Hazardous Travel Advisory
for additional details about the impending storm and precautions to take.Notification issued 1/21/14 at 12:18 PM
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will remain
suspended Wednesday, January 22, 2014, to facilitate snow removal. All
other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.Notification issued 1/21/14 at 1:00 PM
From New York City Department of Education: Due to anticipated
inclement weather conditions, after school programs and PSAL activities
are cancelled today, Tuesday, January 21, 2014. No other changes
to the school schedule are being made at this time. Since severe cold
weather and snow are expected to make roads slippery, we urge New
Yorkers to exercise caution when traveling to and from schools. Safety
is a top priority for the Department.
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.
Excerpted from ready.gov
- Before winter approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit:
- Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency for a complete list of recommended products.
- Sand to improve traction.
- Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.
Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and
regular fuel sources may be cut off. Store a good supply of dry,
seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove.
- Adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm.
- More about:
- What to do before winter storms and extreme cold.
overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart
attack - a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow,
stretch before going outside.
- Keep dry. Change wet clothing
frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of
its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.
- Watch for
signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale
appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip
of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.
- Conserve fuel, if necessary, by keeping your residence cooler than normal. Temporarily close off heat to some rooms.
- More about:
- What to do during winter storms and extreme cold.
owners and property managers should be prepared to address conditions
in front of their properties, including keeping the sidewalk clear of
snow and ice with regular shoveling and salting.
- Increase snow clearing and salting frequency during the storm if your business will be open.
- Placing signs to remind and warn pedestrians passing, entering and exiting your place of business.
CleanStreets Ambassadors has salted many parts of Chinatown