Snow emergency declared.
But you knew this.
From Mamaroneck Village, Saturday:
Due to the increase in snowfall predictions upwards to 10″ to 15″ or more by the weather services for lower Westchester, due to the northward shift of the winter storm and blizzard Jonas, including Mamaroneck Village, the Village of Mamaroneck is hereby declaring a snow emergency, pursuant to New York state executive law.
Effective 8 AM, Saturday, January 23, 2016, a snow emergency is in effect.
All residents with driveways are required to park your cars in the driveways and off of Village streets, to allow village snow removal crews to properly plow and clear snow from all Village streets. It is prohibited and against the law to shovel, snow blow, and plow snow into village streets as it creates health safety and welfare hazards to pedestrians and drivers, and hinders snow removal and clearing operations.
The village recommends everyone who does not need to be out on the road or traveling to stay home so that snow removal crews and emergency operations personnel make take place without need to respond or rescue person who may become stranded on the roads due to extreme snow conditions.
Dear Mamaroneck Residents and Business Persons:
“The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Saturday into Sunday, January 23 to 24 with warning that a major winter storm is possible Friday night into Sunday. This storm could produce heavy snow, strong winds, and moderate coastal flooding.”
Since this has the potential to be a significant storm, with blizzard conditions at times, please plan ahead and prepare accordingly.
Travel, especially on Saturday afternoon into Sunday, will be difficult.
If you are traveling long-distance, including by plane, you should allow for additional travel time to and/or from airports, and remain in contact with your carrier to determine if the flight is cancelled or delayed.
The following actions and precautions are recommended related to your home or business:
- Be prepared to shovel and/or snow blow the snow more than once to keep pace with the snowfall.
- do not shovel or snow-blow the snow into the street. It is illegal and creates hazardous and unsafe conditions for drivers and pedestrians alike.
- Clear safe pathways and push the snow to the side of the sidewalk, or shovel it to lawns or away from the streets and curbs as much as possible.
- Purchase your salt, calcium chloride or other ice-melting chemical before the storm hits.
- Pace yourself physically, bend and lift at the knees to prevent back injury or heart attack, and take breaks to warm up and prevent frostbite. Snow shoveling is heavy exercise and people should only undertake it if you are in proper physical condition.
- If you lose electricity, call Con Edison to report your outage at 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). Be sure to keep track of your complaint/service number.
Snowfall prediction totals for this storm have become more focused by the weather agencies, and as of this evening the predictions are for between eight inches and twelve inches (8” and 12”) of snow. Depending on temperatures, the coastal areas including the Village of Mamaroneck could see changes to rain and sleet, which would reduce overall accumulations, but which would make conditions messier.
Information from the National Weather Service as of this evening, January 20, 2016 is as follows:
National Weather Service:
Tonight: A chance of flurries before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm.
Thursday: Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 35. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 20. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 32. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. North wind around 7 mph.
Friday Night: A chance of snow, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 23. Northeast wind 6 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday: Snow, mainly after 8am. High near 29. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Saturday Night: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday: A chance of snow before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 20.
Information from Accuweather has set the prediction for eight to twelve inches (8” to 12”):
We wish you and your family to remain safe, sound and warm before, during and after the upcoming storm.
From the elected officials, staff and volunteers of the Village of Mamaroneck