Freezing Rain Advisory South and East

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY

403 PM EST TUE FEB 1 2011

…A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM WILL BRING ICY CONDITIONS TO THE AREA LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY…

HUDSON-EASTERN ESSEX-EASTERN UNION-NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX- RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK- NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK- NORTHERN QUEENS-NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-

403 PM EST TUE FEB 1 2011

…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATIONS…NEW YORK CITY…COASTAL PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY…AND LONG ISLAND.

* HAZARDS…FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.

* ACCUMULATIONS…BETWEEN 1/10 AND 1/4 INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING…FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON WEDNESDAY BEFORE CHANGING TO PLAIN RAIN BY MID MORNING. THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY ON THE EXACT TIMING OF CHANGEOVER WEDNESDAY…WHICH WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON ICING AMOUNTS.

* IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL BE IMPACTED THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS TRAVEL DURING THE WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTE. ICE ACCUMULATIONS COULD KNOCK DOWN SOME TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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