Northwest Suffolk Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 4:11 PM EST on March 02, 2015

... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 3 PM Tuesday to 2 am
EST Wednesday...

The National Weather Service in New York has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow and freezing rain... which is in effect
from 3 PM Tuesday to 2 am EST Wednesday.

* Locations... New York City... Nassau and western Suffolk
County... as well as Union... Essex and Hudson counties...

* hazard types... snow and freezing rain.

* Accumulations... snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches... along with
a trace to a few hundredths of an inch of ice.

* Temperatures... starting in the mid to upper 20s Tuesday
afternoon... then slowly rising into the lower 30s to mid 30s
late Tuesday night.

* Timing... snow develops late Tuesday afternoon... then mixes with
sleet and freezing rain Tuesday evening before changing to
freezing rain by midnight... then to plain rain late at night.

* Impacts... snow covered surfaces... coated with ice... will make
traveling difficult at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow... sleet... or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.





Record Report
Statement as of 5:51 PM EST on March 02, 2015

... Record minimum monthly temperature set at Bridgeport NY...

A record average monthly temperature of 19.9 was set at Bridgeport
CT for February 2015. This is not only the coldest February on
record at Bridgeport... it is the coldest month ever recorded at
Bridgeport. The previous coldest average monthly temperature for the
month of February recorded at Bridgeport was 24.1 in 1978 and the
previous coldest average monthly recorded at Bridgeport was 21.9 in
January 2004.

Records at Bridgeport began on July 1 1948.


Public Information Statement
Statement as of 5:59 PM EST on March 2, 2015

... Record setting cold temperatures across the forecast area...

The average temperature for February 2015 at Islip NY was 21.6.
This breaks the old record for the coldest average monthly
temperature for the month of February of 27.1 in 2007. This also
breaks the record for the all time coldest average monthly
temperature of 23.5 set in January 2004.

The average temperature for February 2015 at Bridgeport CT was
19.9. This breaks the old record for the coldest average monthly
temperature for the month of February of 24.1 in 1978. This also
breaks the record for the all time coldest average monthly
temperature of 21.9 set in January 2004.