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Major Winter Storm to impact the area

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  • Matt Dragon
    Make sure you charge batteries, have food and water handy, and avoid travel if at all possible. If you cannot avoid travelling make sure you have food, water,
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 7, 2013
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      Make sure you charge batteries, have food and water handy, and avoid travel if at all possible.  If you cannot avoid travelling make sure you have food, water, blankets and appropriate clothing in your vehicle.

      Please note, this starts for 6am Friday, even thought the "strongest winds and heaviest snows will occur Friday evening"
      
      ...MAJOR WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE TRI-STATE AREA FRIDAY INTO
      SATURDAY...
      
      NJZ002-004-103-105-107-080500-
      /O.UPG.KOKX.WS.A.0001.130208T1800Z-130209T1800Z/
      /O.NEW.KOKX.WS.W.0001.130208T1100Z-130209T1800Z/
      WESTERN PASSAIC-EASTERN PASSAIC-WESTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-
      WESTERN UNION-
      355 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013
      
      ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 1 PM EST
      SATURDAY...
      
      THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
      WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW ...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO
      1 PM EST SATURDAY.
      
      * LOCATIONS...INTERIOR NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY.
      
      * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.
      
      * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 10 TO 14 INCHES...WITH
        LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS WITHIN DEVELOPING SNOW BANDS.
      
      * TEMPERATURES...FALLING INTO THE UPPER 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.
      
      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
      
      A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
      CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
      ARE FORECAST THAT WILL 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.
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