Southern Queens Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 3:56 AM EST on January 25, 2015

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

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

* Locations...the lower Hudson Valley...northeast New Jersey...New York City...and southwest Connecticut.

* Hazard types...heavy snow and near blizzard conditions.

* Accumulations...snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches.

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

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

* Timing...heaviest snow and strongest winds will occur overnight Monday into Tuesday.

* Impacts...blowing and drifting of snow with near blizzard conditions are expected due to strong winds.

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.

Record Report
Statement as of 1:26 am EST on January 25, 2015

...Record daily maximum snowfall set at Kennedy NY...

a record snowfall of 3.4 inches was set at Kennedy NY yesterday. This breaks the old record of 2.8 set in 1971.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 5:43 am EST on January 25, 2015

...Winter storm/blizzard preparedness information...

Winter storm and blizzard watches have been posted for the tri- state area. This means hazardous winter weather conditions...such as heavy snow and winds of 35 mph or higher with snow and blowing snow reducing visibility to less than 1/4 mile for at least 3 hours...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...ready.Gov