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Hudson County Office of Emergency Management
Wednesday February 20th, 2019 :: 09:00 a.m. EST


winter weather advisory is in effect for the entire area Wednesday afternoon through 6 am Thursday. The advisory begins at 12:00 pm Wed.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the entire area Wednesday afternoon through 6 am Thursday. The advisory begins at 12:00 pm Wednesday for NYC, northeast New Jersey, Lower Hudson Valley, and Nassau County on Long Island, and at 3:00 pm Wednesday for southern Connecticut and Suffolk County on Long Island.

Potential Hazards and Impacts:

• Light to occasionally moderate snow is forecast to develop Wednesday afternoon and gradually move across during the evening commute. The snow will transition to a wintry mix across NYC and Long Island around 7 to 8 pm. The wintry mix will lift north across the region through the rest of the night. A light glaze of ice is possible as the precipitation becomes a wintry mix after the evening commute. The precipitation will become plain rain for much of the region after midnight. Light freezing rain or drizzle may continue across the interior.
o Snow Accumulation: Total snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is expected across much of the area. Amounts may be closer to an inch across eastern Long Island and southeast Connecticut.
o Snowfall Rates: Snowfall rates of up to one half inch per hour are possible during the evening commute.
o Ice Accumulation: A glaze of ice is possible with a few hundredths across the interior where freezing rain may occur for a longer duration overnight Wednesday.
• Impacts:
o Travel will be hazardous during the Wednesday evening commute. Hazardous travel will continue Wednesday night, especially on secondary and untreated surfaces.

Additional Information and Resources:
NWS New York Website:
NWS New York Winter DSS Website:
River Gauges and Forecasts:
NWS New York Facebook:
NWS New York Twitter:
Online Severe Weather Reporting:


Governor Murphy has declared a state-wide emergency declaration, Colonel Callahan (NJSP-OEM) has declared a commercial traffic ban on several state roadways. Please stay off roadways until storm has passed and road crews have an opportunity to clear roads.

Hudson County Office of Emergency Management
830 Bergen Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 201-369-5200

Alert Details

Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Likely (p > ~50%)
General emergency and public safety
Severe Weather Watch

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