Blizzard Warning in New Jersey

This alert expired on January 4, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM EST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Atlantic; Atlantic Coastal Cape May; Cape May; Coastal Atlantic; Coastal Ocean; Eastern Monmouth; Ocean; Southeastern Burlington; Western Monmouth

Posted January 4, 2018 at 4:59:00 PM EST

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM FRIDAY TO NOON
EST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions occurring. Very cold wind chills
expected. Travel will be very dangerous to impossible,
including during the evening commute. Tree branches could fall
as well. Expect wind chills to range from 0 to 15 below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of central and southern New Jersey and
southern Delaware.

* WHEN...For the Blizzard Warning, until 7 PM EST this evening.
For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 1 AM Friday to noon EST
Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will
cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant
drifting of the snow is likely. The cold wind chills will
cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.
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 are likely. This 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. The latest road conditions for
the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.
ready.gov

Tips from ready.gov


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:

  • What to do before winter storms and extreme cold.


Excerpted from ready.gov
During:

  • 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:

  • What to do during winter storms and extreme cold.

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