Storm Advisory: “Bomb Cyclone” and Freezing Temperatures in Forecast

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for New York City, for Thursday, January 4 from 1:00 AM through 12:00 Midnight.

Three to six inches of snow is likely, with higher amounts possible, and wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph are expected. Roads may be dangerous, especially during Thursday morning’s commute. Strong winds may cause power outages and areas of blowing snow. Use caution when walking, biking, or driving.

This bombogenesis, or “bomb cyclone,” will affect most of the East Coast, and is considered similar to a winter hurricane. Although temperatures during the storm are expected to be in the 20s, forecasters expect a deep freeze to follow through the weekend, with temperatures in the single digits.

The hard-working members of our Clean Patrol (contracted through The Doe Fund) are already taking preventative measures, and have reviewed our Winter Snow Plan. They will make sure crosswalks and curb cuts are accessible (and able to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers), bus stops and fire hydrants are cleared, and the Park Avenue medians are salted and shoveled. Please do your part to keep the sidewalks in front of your property safe and clear.

It is possible that there may be power outages due to the storm. You can prepare for an outage by:

charging cell phones
gathering supplies
turning refrigerators and freezers to a colder setting

During an outage:

stay clear of downed power lines
turn off all appliances
keep refrigerator/freezer doors closed
do not use generators indoors
if you have a disability/access needs, or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) & need immediate assistance, dial 911.

For more information, visit the National Weather Service and the NYC Office of Emergency Management.


Source: East Midtown Partnership Storm Advisory

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