January 3, 2018
Winter Storm Watch in effect late Wednesday through Thursday evening
DSNY has issued a Snow Alert for Wednesday, January 3, 2018, beginning at 6:00 PM.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for New York City in effect from late Wednesday through Thursday evening. Snow is forecast to begin late Wednensday, into Thursday, with the heaviest snow expected to fall during the Thursday morning commute. Snow is expected to end Thursday evening. A total of 5 to 8 inches of snow is forecast, with higher amounts possible. High winds are also forecast Thursday, with 20 mph to 30 mph sustained, and gusts as high as 50 mph. Visibility of 0.25 miles or less at times. The National Weather Service has also issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 9:00 AM to noon Thursday for vulnerable locations along the shorelines of Staten Island and Southern Queens.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. New Yorkers should prepare for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, as high winds can cause blowing and drifting snow. Commuters are advised to use mass transit where possible, and to exercise caution when driving, walking, or biking.
Alternate Side Parking regulations are suspended Thursday and Friday to facilitate snow removal. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city.
All winter weather information and information about the city's response to the storm can be found by visiting the city's Severe Weather website at www.nyc.gov/severeweather or by calling 311. New Yorkers are also encouraged to sign up for the Notify NYC, the city's free emergency notification system. Through Notify NYC, New Yorkers can sign up to receive phone calls, text messages, and emails alerts about severe weather events and emergencies.