New York (Manhattan) Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 3:34 AM EST on January 31, 2015

...Winter Storm Watch in effect from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in New York has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon.

* Locations...metropolitan northeast New Jersey...New York City and Long Island.

* Hazard types...snow with a period of freezing rain and sleet.

* Accumulations...snow accumulation of 5 to 10 inches...along with less than a tenth of an inch of ice.

* Winds...northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Temperatures...in the mid 20s to the mid 30s.

* Visibilities...one quarter to one half mile at times.

* Timing...Sunday night and Monday.

* Impacts...hazardous travel is expected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 5:46 AM EST on January 31, 2015

...Wind Advisory remains in effect until 10 am EST this morning...

* locations...southeast New York...northeast New Jersey and southern Connecticut.

* Hazards...strong winds.

* Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts 45 to 50 mph.

* Timing...early this morning.

* Impacts...the strong winds may down some tree limbs and power lines...and make driving high profile vehicles difficult... especially on elevated roadways and bridges.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph... or gusts of 46 to 57 mph...are expected or occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Special Statement
Statement as of 5:28 PM EST on January 30, 2015

The combination of strong winds and colder temperatures behind an Arctic cold front will result in wind chills values ranging between 5 below and 14 below zero late tonight into Saturday morning in the New York City metropolitan area.

If venturing outside...make sure to cover any exposed areas to avoid frostbite.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 3:49 am EST on January 31, 2015

...Winter storm preparedness information...

A Winter Storm Watch has been posted for the tri-state area. This means hazardous winter weather conditions...such as heavy snow or ice may affect the area in the next 24 to 48 hours...but its occurrence...location and timing are still uncertain.

Stay tuned to NOAA all hazards weather radio...your local media...or visit our web site at...weather.Gov/NYC as this watch may be upgraded to a warning.

Before the storm strikes...be prepared.

At home or work the following items should to be available...

* flashlights and extra batteries.

* Canned food and a manual opener...bottled water and essential medications.

* A first aid kit.

* Sufficient heating fuel.

* A working fire extinguisher and smoke alarm.

* Salt and sand.

* A battery powered radio.

Make sure your pets have plenty of food...water and shelter.

Make sure your vehicle is fully checked and winterized. Carry a winter storm survival kit including blankets...cell phone...a flashlight with extra batteries...a shovel and a map.

If you become stranded in your vehicle...ensure the tail pipe is clear...then stay inside...run the engine 10 minutes each hour for heat...keep your window open to avoid Carbon monoxide poisoning...and from time to time exercise body parts to keep blood circulating and to keep warm. Tie a colored cloth to your vehicle.

If caught outside...try to stay dry and cover exposed body parts.

For additional information on preparing for winter storms...please visit...weather.Gov/NYC/winterweather.Html