Sunday, March 12, 2017

NYC Emergency Management has issued a hazardous travel advisory for Tuesday


Via the EVG inbox this evening...

The New York City Emergency Management Department today issued a hazardous travel advisory for Tuesday, March, 14. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch in effect from late Monday night through late Tuesday night. A nor’easter is forecast to bring heavy snow along with strong and potentially damaging winds that will create hazardous travel conditions on Tuesday.

“We’re preparing for a significant storm on Tuesday, and New Yorkers should also prepare for snow and dangerous road conditions,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Besides the snow, it will be cold. We urge you to avoid unnecessary travel and help keep roads clear for Sanitation crews and first responders.”

“Heavy snow will make travel difficult on Tuesday. New Yorkers should avoid driving and use mass transit when possible,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito. “We are working closely with our agency partners to coordinate the City’s preparations for the storm.”

A low pressure system develops off of the Carolina coastline Monday before making its way up the East Coast late Monday night. According to the latest forecast, light snow is expected to begin late Monday night, and will intensify overnight into early Tuesday morning. The heaviest snowfall is expected Tuesday morning through the afternoon, with rates as much as 2 to 4 inches per hour possible. Strong winds are expected to accompany the heavy snowfall, with wind speeds 20 – 30 mph, and gusts 35 – 50 mph, creating hazardous travel conditions. The snowfall is expected to taper off Tuesday evening. A total accumulation of 12 to 18 inches is anticipated, but locally higher amounts are possible. New Yorkers should avoid driving and use mass transit where possible on Tuesday.

And in case you are playing NYC weather trivia...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

6-12 inches tops. More media hysteria. Snowsteria. Stormsteria.

The media making it more than it will be to boost slow winter sales.

John M said...

I agree with Anonymous. Seems to be the way things go oftentimes.

Giovanni said...

They just upped the forecast to 12-20 inches. Manhattan is right in the bullseye to get hit with the most snow. Don't listen to the naysayers and start preparing now. First, start stocking up on liquor. Drinking good wine is the best way to get through a long snow storm. Next, buy all the perishable food you can that you are going to eat anyway. Milk. Bagels. Bananas. Eggs. Pop Tarts, or Toaster Strudels if you prefer. Also, get your dog booties ready for Con Ed's annual free electricity giveaway. Finally, get ready to take lots of pictures and post them so that your friends who live in warm places with boring weather can see what they're missing. Stay safe and I'll see you at the supermarket.

Anonymous said...

Let's all act like morons and go clean out the grocery stores. Look, it's a one-day snowstorm. The streets will be cleared on Wednesday. Stores will be open. Life will go on. There is no need for frantic stockpiling. When did we become so hysterical. I think it happened over the last ten years or so. Technology facilitates the spread of information. Well it also facilitates the spread of groupthink and panic and other stupid mental conditions.

Anonymous said...

Hey, what's the Trader Joe's line like right (1.11 PM, 3/13/2017) now?

Mompocalypse said...

Via twitter: Trader Joe's this afternoon.

#snowmageddon2017 Panic line outside #TraderJoes at 12:45 ~ My panic's different: 95-yr-old #MOMPOCALYPSE "You didn't get goat cheese?"

https://twitter.com/bumpitmccarthy/status/841329701545246721