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>Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE…UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
709 AM EDT SAT OCT 29 2011

…A HISTORIC EARLY SEASON SNOWSTORM FOR INTERIOR SECTIONS OF THE
LOWER HUDSON VALLEY…SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT AND NORTHEAST NEW
JERSEY…

NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-EASTERN PASSAIC-WESTERN BERGEN-ROCKLAND-
NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-
709 AM EDT SAT OCT 29 2011

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT SUNDAY…

* LOCATIONS…INTERIOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY…THE
  LOWER HUDSON VALLEY AND SOUTHWEST CONNECTICUT…MAINLY ALONG
  AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 287 AND THE MERRITT PARKWAY.

* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY WET SNOW AND STRONG WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS…8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.

* WINDS…NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE MID 30S.

* VISIBILITIES…ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TIMING…IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS…PRECIPITATION SHOULD BE
  NEARLY ALL SNOW…POSSIBLY BEGINNING AS OR MIXING WITH RAIN AT
  THE START. ELSEWHERE…A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW TODAY SHOULD
  CHANGE TO ALL SNOW FROM WEST TO EAST FROM MID AFTERNOON INTO
  EARLY EVENING…AND THE SNOW COULD BE HEAVY AT TIMES. SNOW
  SHOULD GRADUALLY TAPER OFF IN INTENSITY LATE TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS…WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW
  COVERED ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES. STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY
  WET SNOW WILL RESULT IN DOWNED TREES…TREE LIMBS AND POWER
  LINES. THE DAMAGE COULD BE QUITE EXTENSIVE WITH THE POTENTIAL
  FOR AN AREA OF WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW AND
STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS
OR IMPOSSIBLE. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…
KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN
CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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