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Wind Chill Watch

Statement as of 4:04 AM EST on February 12, 2016

Expires 12:00 PM EST on February 14, 2016


... Wind chill watch now in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Sunday morning...

* locations... coastal Connecticut... and western Bergen County.

* Hazard types... dangerous to potentially life threatening
windchills.

* Timing... coldest wind chills late Saturday night into early
Sunday morning.

* Wind chill... as low as around 25 below zero due to temperatures
0 to 5 below zero... and winds northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts
up to 40 mph.

* Impacts... the frigid conditions will be extremely dangerous to
those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure will cause
frostbite. The combination of very low wind chills and frigid
air temperatures have the potential to result in frozen pipes...
frostbite and hypothermia.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A wind chill watch means the there is the potential for a
combination of very cold air and strong winds to create
dangerously low wind chill values. Monitor the latest forecasts
and warnings for updates on this situation.





Special Statement

Statement as of 4:05 AM EST on February 12, 2016

Expires 11:30 AM EST on February 12, 2016


... Dangerously cold air this weekend...

Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend.

* Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall
to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey
Metro... Long Island... and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall
to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New
Jersey... the lower Hudson Valley... and southern Connecticut.
Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening
levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero.

* High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens.

* Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and
hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In
addition... frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your
house without heat or running water... and car batteries run the
risk of dying.

* Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves... a hat and
several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday
night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than
30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken.

* Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent
pipes from freezing.

* Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame
to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these
practices.

* Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has
a winter safety kit that includes a blanket... warm clothes and
gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded.

* Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to
cold.



405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016

... Dangerously cold air this weekend...

Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend.

* Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall
to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey
Metro... Long Island... and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall
to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New
Jersey... the lower Hudson Valley... and southern Connecticut.
Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening
levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero.

* High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens.

* Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and
hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In
addition... frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your
house without heat or running water... and car batteries run the
risk of dying.

* Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves... a hat and
several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday
night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than
30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken.

* Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent
pipes from freezing.

* Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame
to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these
practices.

* Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has
a winter safety kit that includes a blanket... warm clothes and
gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded.

* Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to
cold.




1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016

... Major outbreak of cold air this weekend...

Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend.

* Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall
close to zero in and around New York City... and zero to 5 below
across Long Island... interior northeast New Jersey... the lower
Hudson Valley... and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values
during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as
20 to 25 below zero.

* High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens.

* Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and
hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In
addition... frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your
house without heat or running water... and car batteries run the
risk of dying.

* Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves... a hat and
several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday
night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than
30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken.

* Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent
pipes from freezing.

* Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame
to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these
practices.

* Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has
a winter safety kit that includes a blanket... warm clothes and
gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded.

* Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to
cold.


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Arizona - Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
California - High Surf Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Wind Chill Warning , Wind Chill Watch , Special Statement
Delaware - Special Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement , Special Statement, Beach Hazard Statement , Beach Hazard Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning
Guam - High Surf Advisory
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , High Surf Warning
Idaho - Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flood Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement
Indiana - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Iowa - Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement
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Kentucky - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Maine - Wind Chill Watch , Wind Chill Advisory, Wind Chill Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Wind Chill Advisory
Maryland - Wind Chill Watch , Special Statement
Massachusetts - Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Warning , Wind Chill Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Michigan - Wind Chill Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
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Mississippi - Flood Warning
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New Jersey - Wind Chill Watch , Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning , Special Statement
New York - Wind Chill Warning , Wind Chill Warning, Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning, Wind Chill Warning , Wind Chill Watch , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement
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Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
Rhode Island - Wind Chill Watch , Wind Chill Warning
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
South Dakota - Special Statement , Air Quality Alert
Tennessee - Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Vermont - Wind Chill Warning , Special Statement
Virginia - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Watch , Record Report
Washington - Air Stagnation Advisory
West Virginia - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Watch , Record Report
Wisconsin - Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement

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