Northeast Braces for Heavy Snow: Blizzard Watch in Effect
A major winter storm is heading towards the Northeast. Expected with the storm are high winds and heavy snowfall. A blizzard watch in effect the Northeast from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening for most of the Tri-State area. The National Weather Service in New York has already issued a Blizzard Watch; which is in effect from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening.
Portions of Southern Connecticut and Long Island will be hardest hit. With heavy snow and blowing snow, with forecast accumulations for these areas of 12 to 18 inches. The heavy snowfall will be compounded by blustery sustained Northward wind of 25 to 35 mph with gusts as high as to 50 mph. The high winds will lead to decreased visibilities of less then one quarter mile or less at times. The heaviest snow and strongest winds will occur overnight Monday into Tuesday.
[box]UPDATE (1.25.15 11:25 AM): The National Weather Service has issued revised snowfall forecast figures with 1 to 2 feet expected of there greater tri-state area with greater amounts possible in isolated areas. [/box]
Travel will be severely impacted throughout the Northeast travel corridor, due to heavy snowfall and strong winds with whiteout conditions likely. Secondary and tertiary roads may become impassable at times due to the rate of snowfall expected during this storm. Strong winds and heavy snow may down power lines and tree limbs further contributing to the dangerous travel conditions.
Locations in the the Lower Hudson Valley, Northeast New Jersey, York City and Southwest Connecticut. Snow accumulations in these areas are expected to be between 10and 14 inches. Northward winds are expected these locations at a clip of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Blowing and drifting of snow with near blizzard conditions are expected due to strong winds.
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