January 3, 2018
From Deputy Commissioner Mitch Gipson
Division of Administration
-Upcoming Winter Storm-
New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) today issued a hazardous travel advisory for tomorrow, Thursday, January 4, 2018.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for New York City in effect from late Wednesday through Thursday evening. Snow is forecast to begin around midnight Thursday, with the heaviest snow expected to fall during the morning commute. Snow is expected to end Thursday evening. A total of 3 to 6 inches of snow is forecast, with higher amounts possible points east of New York City.
High winds are also forecast Thursday, with 15 mph to 25 mph sustained, and gusts as high as 35 mph to 40 mph. Further, NYCEM advises that temperatures are forecast to be in the upper 20s Thursday, with wind chill values between 10 and 15 degrees. Temperatures Thursday night will be in the low teens, with wind chill values as low as minus 5 degrees.
Your safety is our top priority. For tips on staying safe in inclement weather, click here.
Tips for Staff
Winter Storm Preparation for Facilities and Providers: