...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
MIDNIGHT EDT TUESDAY NIGHT... * Locations...Northeastern New Jersey, Rockland and Westchester New York, Southwest Connecticut and interior Southeast Connecticut, New York City, and Western Long Island. * Hazard Types...Heavy Snow and Blizzard Conditions. Some freezing drizzle late Tuesday afternoon into early Tuesday evening. * Snow Accumulations...12 to 24 inches. * Ice Accumulations...A few hundredths of an inch or less. * Snowfall Rates...2 inches to locally 3 inches per hour from very early Tuesday morning into Tuesday afternoon. * Timing...Late Tonight through Tuesday evening. * Impacts...Dangerous travel due to whiteout conditions at times. Several roads may become impassable. Power outages possible. * Winds...Northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. * Temperatures...In the upper 20s. * Visibilities...One quarter mile or less at times. 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.
Looks like it will be a little while longer before I head back to the
boatyard. But, "hope SPRINGS eternal" In the meantime it's time to hum to
a Randy Newman tune:
BLOG UPDATE: Looks like the dire warnings of Blizzard conditions failed to
materialize thanks to the storm moving more westward than planned. Fine with
me as that means less snow to melt and the sooner I will start spring
outfitting for the upcoming season.