Winter Storm Warning in Eastern New York

Active for next 1 day · National Weather ServiceThis alert has been updated.Posted 2 hours ago…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 20
inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE…Northwestern Connecticut, western Massachusetts, and
Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, and Columbia Counties in eastern New

* WHEN…From 4 PM this afternoon to 1 PM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The
hazardous conditions could impact the Thursday morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The snow will be dry and fluffy. Snowfall
rates approaching 2 inches per hour at times tonight into
Thursday morning. Blowing and drifting snow may reduce
visibilities below a quarter mile at times.Recommended actionsIf you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an

Ways to prepare and stay safe now

  • Stay indoors during the storm. Prolonged exposure to cold can cause hypothermia. Walk and drive carefully on icy sidewalks and roads. Many injuries and accidents are caused by slippery conditions.
  • Before driving, let someone know your destination, route, and expected time of arrival. If your car gets stuck, it’ll be easier to find you.
  • If you lose feeling and color in your nose, ears, hands, or feet, cover the exposed area, avoid rubbing your skin, and seek medical help immediately. You may have frostbite.
  • When shoveling snow, take breaks and lift lighter loads.Working too hard can lead to heart attacks.
  • Stay dry. Wet clothes make you lose body heat, increasing your risk of hypothermia.