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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Weather Alert

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25-January-2015
   The following Weather  alert has been issued by the Bogtoa Office of Emergency Management , and the Bogtoa Police Dept.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
953 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...POTENTIALLY HISTORIC WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE AREA FROM LATE
MONDAY INTO TUESDAY....

NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-
WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-
WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-
SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-
RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHERN QUEENS-
SOUTHERN QUEENS-
953 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING.
* LOCATIONS...THE GREATER NEW YORK CITY METROPOLITAN AREA.
* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WITH BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS LIKELY.
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2 FEET...WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE
* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.
* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.
* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 20S.
* TIMING...HEAVIEST SNOW AND STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR
  OVERNIGHT MONDAY INTO TUESDAY.
* IMPACTS...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL DUE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL AND
  STRONG WINDS...WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS LIKELY. SECONDARY AND
  TERTIARY ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE. STRONG WINDS MAY DOWN
  POWER LINES AND TREE LIMBS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.
THE BOGOTA OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WILL CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THIS STORM AND ISSUE ADDITIONAL ADVISORIES AS CONDITIONS WARRANT. 

DEPARTMENTS AND RESIDENTS SHOULD BEGIN PREPARATIONS FOR A HIGH IMPACT SNOWSTORM. 

Advisory: Winter Storm Watch from Mon. afternoon - Tues. evening. Around 10-14" of snow, with near-blizzard conditions likely.

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM  Monday AFTERNOON THROUGH Tuesday EVENING... 

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. 
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 10 TO 14 INCHES. 
* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. 
* IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW WITH NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO STRONG WINDS. 

Instructions: 
A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

For addtion information go  to the National Weather Service web site at http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.Bogota, NJ


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