Southeast Suffolk Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Blizzard Warning
Statement as of 3:29 AM EST on January 26, 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 8:31 PM EST on January 25, 2015

...Coastal Flood Watch in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday morning...

The National Weather Service in New York has issued a coastal Flood Watch...which is in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday morning.

* Locations...low lying coastal areas along the Twin Forks of Long Island and coastal southeastern Connecticut.

* Tidal departures...most likely 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 ft of surge above astronomical tide. A low probability of 3 1/2 to 4 ft surge above astronomical tide.

* Timing...during the times of high tide between 1 am and 7 am late Monday night into early Tuesday morning.

* Beach erosion impacts...significant beach erosion and washovers along ocean facing barrier beaches of eastern Long Island due to 10 to 15 ft waves and high storm tide. In addition...high wave action will cause beach erosion along north facing shorelines with open exposure to Long Island Sound and gardiners bays. A few exposed water front structures may be damaged.

* Coastal flooding impacts...potential for flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or basements due to height of storm tide and/or wave action. Several shore Road closures may be needed.

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 eastern l.I. Sound water levels for Monday night/early Tuesday morning high tide...

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

New London CT.......246 am.........5.2-5.8.........Minor.....

...Most likely Twin Forks water levels for Monday night/early Tuesday morning...

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

Montauk Point NY....214 am.........5.1-5.7.........Moderate.. Orient NY...........350 am.........5.7-6.3.........Moderate.. Riverhead NY........523 am.........6.3-6.9.........Moderate..

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