URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 355 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013...MAJOR WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE TRI-STATE AREA FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY... NJZ006-104-106-108-NYZ071>075-176-178-080500- /O.UPG.KOKX.WS.A.0001.130208T1800Z-130209T1800Z/ /O.NEW.KOKX.BZ.W.0001.130208T1100Z-130209T1800Z/ HUDSON-EASTERN BERGEN-EASTERN ESSEX-EASTERN UNION- SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX- RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHERN QUEENS- SOUTHERN QUEENS- 355 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013 ...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY. * LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY...SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTY...AND COASTAL PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY. * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 10 TO 14 INCHES...WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS WITHIN DEVELOPING SNOW BANDS. * WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. * TEMPERATURES...FALLING INTO THE 20S BY FRIDAY EVENING. * VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. * TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR FRIDAY EVENING INTO SATURDAY MORNING. * IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND WINDS WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO IN WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION...SOME TREE LIMBS WILL BE DOWNED...CAUSING SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.
Bloomberg: Only 4-6" of snow, minor storm.
A lot of rain I hear.
Bloomberg: Monday will be a normal day of work in NYC. Sandy won't be anything major.
The storm is expected to be a blizzard by tomorrow afternoon/evening.
I would not expect the mayor to call school tomorrow.
Not after the days lost to Sandy.
But getting students home at 3:30 PM tomorrow afternoon after their day of Common Core test prep is going to be really interesting.
I would bet student attendance to be really low tomorrow.
The media is already saying that if you don't have to go to work tomorrow, you shouldn't, because by the time you have to go home in the afternoon/evening, it will be blizzard conditions.
Going to be a mess.