Southern Fairfield Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Blizzard Warning
Statement as of 3:28 PM EST on January 26, 2015

...Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight EST Tuesday night...

* locations...New Haven...Middlesex...New London and southern Fairfield counties in Connecticut. Hudson...eastern Bergen... eastern Essex and eastern Union counties in New Jersey. Southern Westchester...New York (Manhattan)...Bronx...Richmond (staten island)...Kings (Brooklyn)...Suffolk...Queens and Nassau counties in New York.

* Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions.

* Accumulations...20 to 30 inches with locally higher amounts...especially across Long Island and Connecticut.

* Snowfall rates...2 to 4 inches per hour late tonight into Tuesday morning.

* Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Gusts up to 70 mph possible across extreme eastern Long Island.

* Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times.

* Temperatures...lower to mid 20s.

* Timing...snow will be heavy at times through Tuesday. The heaviest snow and strongest winds will be overnight into Tuesday morning.

* Impacts...life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds...with whiteout conditions. Many roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs.

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 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.

All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday afternoon...to allow people already on the Road to safely reach their destinations before the heavy snow begins...and to allow snow removal equipment to begin to clear roads.

Coastal Flood Advisory
Statement as of 1:33 PM EST on January 26, 2015

...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 1 am to 7 am EST Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in New York has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 1 am to 7 am EST Tuesday. The coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect.

* Locations...Connecticut coasts of the western Long Island Sound.

* Tidal departures...most likely 2 to 3 ft above the astronomical tide.

* Timing...1 to 7 am early Tuesday morning.

* Beach erosion impacts...2 to 4 ft waves and high storm tide may cause beach erosion locally.

* Coastal flooding impacts...potential for flooding of vulnerable shore roads.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.

...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for tonight...

Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ....................................(mllw)...................

Stamford CT.........436 am........10.0-11.0.......minor...... Bridgeport CT.......433 am.........9.5-10.0.......minor...... New Haven CT........432 am.........8.5-9.0........minor......