Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Hudson County Office of Emergency Management: Winter weather advisory

Official release:

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Hudson County Office of Emergency Management

Alert: winter weather advisory is in effect for the entire area Wednesday afternoon through 6 am Thursday. The advisory begins at 12:00 pm Wed.

Dear MSV readers,

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the entire area Wednesday afternoon through 6 am Thursday. The advisory begins at 12:00 pm Wednesday for NYC, northeast New Jersey, Lower Hudson Valley, and Nassau County on Long Island, and at 3:00 pm Wednesday for southern Connecticut and Suffolk County on Long Island.

Potential Hazards and Impacts:

Snow/Sleet/Ice:
• Light to occasionally moderate snow is forecast to develop Wednesday afternoon and gradually move across during the evening commute. The snow will transition to a wintry mix across NYC and Long Island around 7 to 8 pm. The wintry mix will lift north across the region through the rest of the night. A light glaze of ice is possible as the precipitation becomes a wintry mix after the evening commute. The precipitation will become plain rain for much of the region after midnight. Light freezing rain or drizzle may continue across the interior.
o Snow Accumulatio n: Total snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is expected across much of the area. Amounts may be closer to an inch across eastern Long Island and southeast Connecticut.
o Snowfall Rates: Snowfall rates of up to one half inch per hour are possible during the evening commute.
o Ice Accumulation: A glaze of ice is possible with a few hundredths across the interior where freezing rain may occur for a longer duration overnight Wednesday.
• Impacts:
o Travel will be hazardous during the Wednesday evening commute. Hazardous travel will continue Wednesday night, especially on secondary and untreated surfaces.

Additional Information and Resources:
NWS New York Website: https://www.weather.gov/okx/
NWS New York Winter DSS Website: https://www.weather.gov/okx/emnew_winter
River Gauges and Forecasts: https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=okx
NWS New York Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NWSNewYorkNY
NWS New York Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/NWSNewYorkNY
Online Severe Weather Reporting: https://www.weather.gov/okx/SubmitStormReport

Instructions:
Governor Murphy has declared a state-wide emergency declaration, Colonel Callahan (NJSP-OEM) has declared a commercial traffic ban on several state roadways. Please stay off roadways until storm has passed and road crews have an opportunity to clear roads.