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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Northwest Suffolk (NYZ078) New York Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Tropical Storm Warning Tropical Storm Warning - Northwest Suffolk (New York)


Updated:07/10/2020 5:03pm
Effective:07/10/2020 5:03pm
Expires:07/11/2020 1:15am
Severity:Severe
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Northwest Suffolk
 
Message summary: ...tropical storm warning remains in effect...
* locations affected - huntington - smithtown - port jefferson
* wind - latest local forecast: equivalent tropical storm force wind - peak wind forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 50 mph - window for tropical storm force winds: until early saturday morning - threat to life and property that includes typical forecast uncertainty in track, size and intensity: potential for wind 39 to 57 mph - the wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - plan: plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force. - prepare: last minute efforts to protect property should now be complete. The area remains subject to limited wind damage. - act: now is the time to shelter from hazardous wind. - potential impacts: unfolding - potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.
* storm surge - no storm surge inundation forecast - threat to life and property that includes typical forecast uncertainty in track, size and intensity: little to no storm surge flooding - the storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - plan: there is little to no threat of storm surge flooding. Rough surf, coastal erosion, and life-threatening rip currents are possible. - prepare: little to no preparations for storm surge flooding are needed. - act: follow the instructions of local officials. Monitor forecasts. - potential impacts: little to none - little to no potential impacts from storm surge flooding.
* flooding rain - latest local forecast: flash flood watch is in effect - peak rainfall amounts: additional around 1 inch - threat to life and property that includes typical forecast uncertainty in track, size and intensity: potential for moderate flooding rain - the flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - plan: emergency plans should include the potential for moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are possible. - prepare: consider protective actions if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. - act: heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action may result in serious injury or loss of life. - potential impacts: significant - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and rescues. - rivers and streams may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and may overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks and canals may overflow. - flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures.
* tornado - latest local forecast: - situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes - threat to life and property that includes typical forecast uncertainty in track, size and intensity: potential for a few tornadoes - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - plan: emergency plans should continue to include possible tornadoes. - prepare: stay within your shelter keeping informed of the latest tornado situation. - act: move quickly to the safest place within your shelter if a tornado warning is issued. - potential impacts: limited - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - a few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.
* for more information: - http://scoem.suffolkcountyny.gov - https://weather.gov/nyc - https://ready.gov/hurricanes
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Flash Flood Watch Flash Flood Watch - Northwest Suffolk (New York)


Updated:07/10/2020 3:10pm
Effective:07/10/2020 3:10pm
Expires:07/11/2020 12:00am
Severity:Severe
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Bronx; Kings (Brooklyn); New York (Manhattan); Northeast Suffolk; Northern Nassau; Northern Queens; Northern Westchester; Northwest Suffolk; Orange; Putnam; Richmond (Staten Is.); Rockland; Southeast Suffolk; Southern Nassau; Southern Queens; Southern Westchester; Southwest Suffolk
 
Instructions: A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

Message summary: ...flash flooding possible through this evening...
...flash flood watch remains in effect until midnight edt tonight...
The flash flood watch continues for
* portions of southern connecticut, northeast new jersey, and southeast new york, including the following areas, in southern connecticut, northern fairfield, northern middlesex, northern new haven, northern new london, southern fairfield, southern middlesex, southern new haven, and southern new london. In northeast new jersey, eastern bergen, eastern essex, eastern passaic, eastern union, hudson, western bergen, western essex, western passaic, and western union. In southeast new york, bronx, kings (brooklyn), new york (manhattan), northeastern suffolk, northern nassau, northern queens, northern westchester, northwestern suffolk, orange, putnam, richmond (staten island), rockland, southeastern suffolk, southern nassau, southern queens, southern westchester, and southwestern suffolk.
* until midnight edt tonight
* heavy rain showers and embedded thunderstorms will continue through this evening. A total of 1 to 3 inches of rainfall is expected, with locally higher amounts possible. Torrential rainfall within a short period of time will be possible and this could lead to flooding of low lying, urban and poor drainage areas. Some smaller streams and rivers could exceed bankfull.
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Hurricane Local Statement Hurricane Local Statement - Northwest Suffolk (New York)


Updated:07/10/2020 11:56am
Effective:07/10/2020 3:10pm
Expires:07/10/2020 8:00pm
Severity:Severe
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Bronx; Kings (Brooklyn); New York (Manhattan); Northeast Suffolk; Northern Nassau; Northern Queens; Northwest Suffolk; Richmond (Staten Is.); Southeast Suffolk; Southern Nassau; Southern Queens; Southern Westchester; Southwest Suffolk
 
Message summary: This product covers southeast new york, northeast new jersey, and southern connecticut
**tropical storm fay to bring heavy rainfall, strong winds, and dangerous surf conditions** new information ---------------
* changes to watches and warnings: - none
* current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm warning is in effect for bronx, eastern essex, eastern union, hudson, kings (brooklyn), new york (manhattan), northeastern suffolk, northern nassau, northern queens, northwestern suffolk, richmond (staten island), southeastern suffolk, southern fairfield, southern middlesex, southern nassau, southern new haven, southern new london, southern queens, southern westchester, and southwestern suffolk
* storm information: - about 170 miles south of new york city ny or about 230 miles southwest of montauk point ny - 38.4n 74.5w - storm intensity 60 mph - movement north or 5 degrees at 12 mph situation overview ------------------ tropical storm fay, located just east of the delmarva peninsula, will continue to move northward along the coast towards the area today, making landfall near the new york city area tonight. The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding, and dangerous surf conditions today into tonight. Potential impacts -----------------
* flooding rain: protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant impacts across southeast new york, northeast new jersey, and southern connecticut. Potential impacts include: - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and rescues. - rivers and streams may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and may overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks and canals may overflow. - flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures.
* wind: protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across southeast new york, northeast new jersey, and southern connecticut. Potential impacts include: - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - a few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - scattered power and communications outages.
* tornadoes: protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts across southeast new york, northeast new jersey, and southern connecticut. Potential impacts include: - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - a few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.
* other coastal hazards: life-threatening rip currents are likely for all people entering the surf zone. Beach flooding and localized dune erosion along the atlantic ocean beachfront are possible during the times of high tide friday through saturday. Localized minor flooding, inundation of 1 ft or less, along vulnerable coastal and shoreline locales of the great south bay of long island and jamaica bay, lower ny/nj harbor, coastal ct, coastal westchester, and gardiners bay during times of high tide this afternoon into tonight. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and property in accordance with your emergency plan. Make sure you are in a safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding. Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly carbon monoxide poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly ventilated area. Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood prone area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded roadway. Remember, turn around don`t drown! If a tornado warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter options. If in a place that is vulnerable to high winds, such as near large trees, a mobile home, upper floors of a high rise building, or on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of strong winds or flooding. Closely monitor http://weather.gov, noaa weather radio or local news outlets for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather warnings.
* additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org - for additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org next update ----------- the next local statement will be issued by the national weather service in new york ny around 6 pm edt, or sooner if conditions warrant.
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