Posted 566 days ago – National Weather Service
Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 7 pm EST this evening.
A Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 7 pm EST this evening.
- Storm total accumulations, 17 to 22 inches of snow.
- Timing: through this evening.
- Winds: north 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
- Visibilities: one quarter of a mile or less.
- Precipitation type: Heavy snow with extreme blowing and drifting snow.
- Impacts: Heavy snow and strong winds will create dangerous traveling conditions. Blowing snow will frequently cause Whiteout conditions. Drifting will be extreme, upwards to 4 to 10 ft.
Travel is not recommended. Stay tuned to NOAA weather radio or your favorite source of weather information for the latest updates. Additional details can also be found at www.weather.gov/car.
Excerpted from ready.gov Before:
- Before winter approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit:
- Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency for a complete list of recommended products.
- Sand to improve traction.
- Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.
- Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources may be cut off. Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove.
- Adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm.
- More about:
- What to do before winter storms and extreme cold.
- Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack - a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside.
- Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.
- Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.
- Conserve fuel, if necessary, by keeping your residence cooler than normal. Temporarily close off heat to some rooms.
- More about:
- What to do during winter storms and extreme cold.
What is a Blizzard Warning?
Issued for winter storms with sustained or frequent winds of 35 mph or higher with considerable falling and/or blowing snow that frequently reduces visibility to 1/4 of a mile or less. These conditions are expected to prevail for a minimum of 3 hours. Source: weather.gov