Wednesday, February 8, 2017 -- 2 p.m.
Re: Prediction of a significant snowstorm with 6” to 12” Snowfall for early hours Thursday morning to 6 p.m. Thursday evening, February 9, 2017.
Dear Mamaroneck Residents and Business Persons:
“The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for late this evening, starting after midnight, with warning that a significant winter storm is due here starting Midnight tonight through Thursday evening. This storm is expected to bring heavy snow, strong winds of up to 20 MPH, and moderate coastal flooding.”
Since this has the potential to be a significant storm, with 1” to 2” snowfall per hour, please plan ahead and prepare accordingly. It is very likely that schools will have to be closed.
Travel under these conditions could be difficult, and snow-plows and salt-trucks everywhere will have an extremely difficult time of keeping the approximately 50 miles of Village and State roads in the Village of Mamaroneck free and passable.
The Village has begun brining our village-owned sidewalks and facilities.
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 for 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 today 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 steadily increased by the weather agencies, and as of this afternoon the predictions are for between six and twelve (6” to 12”) of snow. Depending on temperatures, the region that includes the Village of Mamaroneck will see early start of this storm as sleet, so it will make a large amount of sense to
pre-salt your sidewalks and driveways to prevent the underlying surfaces from icing up and to reduce the risk of injury.
Information from the National Weather Service as of this afternoon, February 8, 2017 is as follows:
National Weather Service:
This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph.
Tonight: Rain and snow after 11pm, becoming all snow after 3am. Low around 33. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. North wind 8 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Thursday: Snow, mainly before 2pm. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 33. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. Breezy, with a north wind 21 to 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 16. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. Blustery, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight.
Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 29.
West wind 8 to 13 mph.
Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of light snow after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 25.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.
Information from Accuweather predicts six to ten inches (6” to 10”) of snow tonight into Thursday morning:
We wish you and your family to remain safe, sound and warm before, during and after the upcoming storm.
The elected officials, staff and volunteers of the Village of Mamaroneck