Winter Storm Warning in NYC and Southern NY State

This alert expired on February 5, 2014 at 6:00:00 PM EST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Northeast Suffolk; Northern Nassau; Northern Queens; Northwest Suffolk

Posted February 5, 2014 at 12:01:00 PM EST

Winter Storm is winding down, but hazardous conditions continue.

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 pm EST this evening.

  • Locations: Northern Queens and the North Shore of Long Island, North of the Long Island Expressway.
  • Hazard types: intermittent freezing rain on top of earlier moderate snow and ice accumulation.
  • Accumulations: less than a tenth of an inch of additional ice accumulation.
  • Temperatures: Lower 30s.
  • Timing: into early evening.
  • Impacts: travel will remain extremely hazardous due to the the intermittent freezing rain on top of earlier significant snow and ice accumulations. The weight of the snow and ice could knock down tree limbs and power lines. Snow and Ice falling off trees, wires and buildings could also be hazardous.

Recommended actions

A Winter Storm Warning severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will continue to make make travel dangerous. Only Travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food. And Water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Ways to prepare and stay safe now

  • During
    Stay indoors during the storm.
    Prolonged exposure to cold can cause hypothermia.
    Walk and drive carefully on icy sidewalks and roads.
    Many injuries and accidents are caused by slippery conditions.
    Before driving, let someone know your destination, route, and expected time of arrival.
    If your car gets stuck, it’ll be easier to find you.
    If you lose feeling and color in your nose, ears, hands, or feet, cover the exposed area, avoid rubbing your skin, and seek medical help immediately.
    You may have frostbite.
    When shoveling snow, take breaks and lift lighter loads.
    Working too hard can lead to heart attacks.
    Stay dry.
    Wet clothes make you lose body heat, increasing your risk of hypothermia.

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