Friday, January 9, 2009

Something Winter This Way Comes

The real winter weather starts tomorrow (my birthday).

3 to 6 inches of snow (with a little ice) is expected for NYC. Then, it gets cold. I'm talking single digit cold. The arctic express will be pulling into the Northeast next week.

Bundle up.


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPTON NY
312 PM EST FRI JAN 9 2009

...WINTER WEATHER EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND...

.LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK UP THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY THROUGH
SATURDAY...THEN PASS JUST SOUTH OF LONG ISLAND SATURDAY
NIGHT...AND THEN MOVE WELL EAST OF THE AREA ON SUNDAY. THIS
SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE HEAVY SNOWFALL OVER THE AREA FROM SATURDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...MIXING WITH SLEET AT TIMES
SATURDAY NIGHT ACROSS SOUTHERN LONG ISLAND AND NEW YORK CITY.

CTZ005-009-NJZ002>006-011-NYZ067>073-076>078-100415-
/O.UPG.KOKX.WS.A.0002.090110T1600Z-090111T1600Z/
/O.NEW.KOKX.WS.W.0002.090110T1600Z-090111T1300Z/
NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-WESTERN PASSAIC-BERGEN-
EASTERN PASSAIC-ESSEX-HUDSON-UNION-ORANGE-PUTNAM-ROCKLAND-
NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-
BRONX-QUEENS-NASSAU-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-
312 PM EST FRI JAN 9 2009

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 8 AM EST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 8
AM EST SUNDAY.

SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND WESTERN
PORTIONS OF THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY AROUND MIDDAY BEFORE
SPREADING FROM WEST TO EAST THROUGHOUT THE DAY. SNOW WILL THEN
CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT AND BECOME HEAVY AT
TIMES. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF SHORTLY AFTER SUNRISE ON SUNDAY.

THE LOW WILL PASS CLOSE ENOUGH TO LONG ISLAND THAT THE SNOW WILL
MIX WITH SLEET AND POSSIBLY FREEZING RAIN LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT ACROSS NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND LOCATIONS...HELPING TO
LIMIT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS IN THESE AREAS.

TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FROM THIS SYSTEM WILL RANGE FROM 6 TO
9 INCHES ACROSS THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY AND INTERIOR
CONNECTICUT...AND FROM 5 TO 7 INCHES ACROSS NORTHERN NEW YORK
CITY...NASSAU AND NORTHERN SUFFOLK COUNTY...AND COASTAL PORTIONS
OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY.

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO OR VISIT OUR WEB
SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/NYC FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND UPDATES.

Happy birthday to me.


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