Monday, March 13, 2017
UPDATED BLIZZARD REPORT AND WARNINGS INCREASE IN INTENSITY
Lots of snow! Lots of wind! Lots of gusting! Low temperatures!
Garbage and recycling collections will be suspended once snow operations begin.
The National Weather Service has upgraded the Blizzard Watch to a Blizzard Warning for New York City. The Blizzard Warning will be in effect from midnight on Monday until midnight on Tuesday.
We're expecting 12 to 20 inches of snow, winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts of up to 55 miles per hour, and cold temperatures.
The snow could fall at a rate of 2 to 4 inches per hour, resulting in whiteout conditions and visibility of less than a quarter of a mile.
Stay off the roads, unless you have an emergency. If you have to travel, use mass transit.
Be prepared to potentially lose power. Charge your cell phone batteries, gather supplies, and turn your refrigerators and freezers to a colder setting.
Don't go near power lines that have been knocked down. That could be deadly.
If you're affected by a power outage, turn off your appliances and keep your refrigerator doors closed to prevent food spoilage. Don't use generators indoors.
If you lose power and you have a disability/access needs or if you use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) and you need immediate assistance, dial 9-1-1.
Reminder: The Department of Transportation has suspended alternate side parking regulations on Tuesday, March 14th, and Wednesday, March 15th, for snow removal. Meters remain in effect.
For the latest weather information, see www.weather.gov/okx.
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