The National Weather serviceadvises a major winter storm will impact the metropolitan region from today, Sunday through Monday afternoon.
The area to be effected includes Westchester County, among other immediate suburbs of New York City, Northeast New Jersey,, Long Island, and the coastal and interior southeast Connecticut.
The Blizzard warning is in effect from 6:00 am Sunday to 6:00 pm Monday.
Hazards: Heavy snow and strong winds predicted with considerable blowing and drifting of snow and near zero visibility at times. At the height f the storm, possible accompaniment by lightening and thunder.
Accumulations: 11 to 16 inches; exact locations of those areas expected to receive higher amounts has yet to be determined.
Impacts: Extremely dangerous travel conditions due to significant snow fall, near zero visibility, strong winds, drifting snow, and whiteout conditions expected, as are power lines, tree limbs, and Christmas decorations expected to fall.
Winds: During the height of the storm Sunday night, north winds will increase to 20 to 35 mph with gusts 40 to 50 ph.
Precautions: If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you to survive being stranded. Top up you gas tank. Stay with your vehicle.
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