Northern Westchester Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Blizzard Warning
Statement as of 12:56 PM EST on January 26, 2015

...Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight EST Tuesday night...

* locations...northern Fairfield County in Connecticut. Eastern Passaic...western Bergen...western Essex and western Union counties in New Jersey. Rockland and northern Westchester counties in New York.

* Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions.

* Accumulations...snow accumulation of 18 to 24 inches. Locally higher amounts possible...especially across northern Fairfield County in Connecticut.

* Snowfall rates...2 to 4 inches per hour late tonight into Tuesday morning.

* Winds...north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times.

* Temperatures...lower 20s.

* Timing...light to moderate snow will accumulate up to to 3 inches by sunset. Snow will pick up in intensity this 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.