Blizzard Warning

Blizzard Warning in effect for Hoboken, NJ

2/7/2013 Update: Batten down the hatches, folks! A Blizzard Warning is now in effect!

Blizzard Warning in effect for Hoboken NJ

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY.

  • HAZARD TYPES: HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS.
  • ACCUMULATIONS: SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 10 TO 14 INCHES, WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS WITHIN DEVELOPING SNOW BANDS.
  • WINDS: NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.
  • TEMPERATURES: FALLING INTO THE 20S BY FRIDAY EVENING.
  • VISIBILITIES: ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.
  • TIMING: THE STRONGEST WINDS AND HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR FRIDAY EVENING INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

IMPACTS: HEAVY SNOW AND WINDS WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO IN WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION, SOME TREE LIMBS WILL BE DOWNED, CAUSING SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

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 ARE LIKELY. THIS 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.

Winter Storm Watch for Hoboken, NJ

2/6/2013:

Oh boy – looks like we’re not going to get through this winter unscathed like last year. A winter storm watch is now in effect through Saturday afternoon!

Winter Storm Watch for Hoboken NJ

From the National Weather Service:

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

  • HAZARD TYPES: HEAVY SNOW.
  • ACCUMULATIONS: SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES.
  • WINDS: NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.
  • TEMPERATURES: IN THE LOWER 30S.
  • VISIBILITIES: ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.
  • TIMING: FRIDAY EVENING INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

IMPACTS: HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION, THE HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS COULD RESULT IN NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AND BRING DOWN SOME TREE LIMBS, AND CAUSE SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

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.

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6 Comments on "Blizzard Warning"

YipYap
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Should I bring a sleeping bag to EWR if I am flying on Friday?

BklynHobo
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I predict a non-event based on nothing. Let’s see who gets it right.

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