Northern Nassau Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Blizzard Warning
Statement as of 3:29 AM EST op 26 januari 2015

...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 conditions.

* 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

Coastal Flood Watch
Statement as of 6:15 AM EST op 26 januari 2015

...Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect from late tonight through Tuesday morning...

* locations...coasts of the western Long Island Sound.

* Tidal departures...most likely 2 to 3 ft above the astronomical tide with potential for up to 4 ft.

* Timing...3 to 6 am early Tuesday morning.

* Beach erosion impacts...2 to 4 ft waves and high storm tide may cause beach erosion along the north facing shorelines open to the Long Island Sound. A few exposed water front structures may be damaged.

* Coastal flooding impacts...potential for flooding of vulnerable shore roads.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings...and take action to protect property.

...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for early Tuesday morning high tide...

Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ....................................(mllw)...................

Kings Point NY......455 am........10.0-11.0.......moderate... Glen Cove NY........445 am........10.3-11.3.......moderate... Stamford CT.........436 am.........9.5-10.5.......minor...... Bridgeport CT.......433 am.........9.2-10.2.......minor...... New Haven CT........432 am.........8.0-9.0........minor......