To: all - the following was received from NYC OEM. Please forward to other list-serves in the event some people aren't paying attention to TV or radio news.
BLIZZARD WARNING ISSUED FOR NYC
January 25, 2015 - The National Weather Service has issued a citywide Blizzard Warning, which is in effect from Monday, Jan. 26, at 1 PM, until Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 12 AM. The current forecast calls for 20 to 30 inches of snow, with locally higher amounts possible and snowfall rates of up to 2 to 4 inches per hour late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Northern winds of 30 to 40 MPH are forecast, with gusts of up to 65 MPH possible. Temperatures in the lower 20s are expected, with visibilities of one quarter mile or less at times. To find updated weather information, please visit www.weather.gov/nyc.
NYC Department of Sanitation: a snow alert has been issued for New York City beginning Monday, Jan. 26, at 12:01 AM. Trash and recycling collections are also suspended.
NYC Department of Homeless Services: the annual HOPE Count has been cancelled due to the forecast, and will be rescheduled at a later date.
NYC Department of Education: after-school activities are cancelled for tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 26. Schools likely will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 27, but a final decision on school closures will be made Monday.
Alternate Side Parking will be suspended citywide for Monday, Jan. 26 and Tuesday, Jan. 27, to facilitate snow removal. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city.
NYC Department of Parks and Recreation: New Yorkers are advised to stay out of New York City parks during the storm for their safety. The NYC Department of Parks & Recreation will be tracking downed trees and tree limbs throughout the city.
Winter weather information and information about City services and storm response - including the Snow Vehicle Tracker to find your roadway's snow removal progress - can be found by visiting the City's Severe Weather website at NYC.gov/severeweather or by calling 311.
Call 911 immediately for any emergency situation.
Call 311 or visit 311 online for any non-emergency situation or for information about the storm and/or services available.
New Yorkers are encouraged to sign up for Notify NYC, the City's free emergency notification system. Through Notify NYC, New Yorkers can receive phone calls, text messages, and/or emails alerts about severe weather events and other emergencies. To sign up for Notify NYC, visit Notify NYC online, call 311, or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter.