Strong Winds to Diminish this Evening (Citywide)

Summary – Strong Winds to Diminish this Evening. 

WHAT:

  • The strongest winds of the day will begin to subside around 6 PM.
  • Current sustained winds are between 25-35 mph, with gusts of 35-45 mph.
  • Isolated gusts of 45-50 mph are possible until around 6 PM.
  • Tonight, winds continue to diminish, with sustained wind speeds of 10-20 mph, and gusts around 25 mph.

 

  • Winds should become calm by daybreak tomorrow.
  • There is a 30% chance of a light wintry mix early Friday morning. Northern sections of the City would be more likely to receive precipitation.
    • This event is not currently anticipated to result in frozen accumulation.

WHEN:

  • The strongest winds of the day begin to subside around 6 PM.
  • Wind speeds gradually diminish as the night progresses.
  • Winds become calm by daybreak tomorrow.
  • Should a wintry mix impact part or all of the City on Friday, it is expected to begin between 5 AM and 9 AM. Uncertainty remains as to the exact timing and likelihood of this event.

TEMPERATURES (High/Low) and WIND CHILLS

Today: 39/20 – Daytime wind chills of 25-30 degrees, overnight wind chills between 10-15 degrees.

Thursday: 43/32 – Daytime wind chills between 10-20 degrees.

Friday: 52/45

PRODUCTS:

  • The current Wind Advisory remains in effect until 8 PM this evening.

 

  • Tonight’s Wind Advisory may be extended by an hour or two if warranted.

Alert – PANYNJ Emergency

Notification issued 3/21/17 at 3:00 PM. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will conduct an emergency exercise at the World Trade Center (WTC) on Wednesday, 3/22, from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM. There will be an increased presence of emergency personnel around the facility before and during the exercise. Operations at WTC will not be impacted during this time.


Notify NYC – Mass Transit Restoration

Notification issued 3/14/17 at 5:05 PM. Following prior suspensions, MTA has announced the following mass transit restorations: – LIRR service continues to operate on a normal schedule with scattered delays – Staten Island Railway service has resumed as of 3:15PM this afternoon, 3/14 – MTA subway above-ground service will resume at 6PM tonight, 3/14 – Metro-North will resume limited hourly service starting at 6PM tonight until 11PM on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines. There will be no branch service. Full Metro-North service will resume tomorrow morning, 3/15, per the regular weekday schedule. – MTA bus service will begin running normally at 5AM tomorrow morning, 3/15 – Express MTA subway service will begin operating normally at 7AM or earlier tomorrow morning, 3/15 – Access-a-Ride paratransit service has begun taking reservations for tomorrow’s commute Commuters should expect residual delays on all mass transit and visit www.mta.info for details. For more information, please see the following press release: http://on.ny.gov/2nkXad7


Notify NYC – Mass Transit Disruption

Notification issued 3/13/17 at 7:45 PM. Due to the impending winter storm, the following mass transit disruptions have been announced: • MTA subway express service will be suspended citywide after tonight’s evening rush hour. • MTA above-ground subway service will be suspended citywide beginning at 4:00 AM tomorrow, 3/14. For more details, please view the MTA below-ground-only service map here: http://bit.ly/2mFjv3E. • NYC Transit, LIRR and Metro North commuters are encouraged to stay home tomorrow if possible as additional service changes are expected. Customers are encouraged to regularly check www.mta.info for service updates affecting the Tuesday morning commute. For the latest weather information, please visit www.weather.gov/okx.


Notify NYC – Planned Aircraft Flyover (BK/MN/SI)

Notification issued 1/12/17 at 7:00 PM. On Friday, 1/13, the New York Police Department Aviation Unit will conduct a multi-agency formation flight over St. Patrick’s Cathedral between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. The flight is in commemoration of the passing of Detective Steven McDonald. There will be approximately 10-15 aircraft during the flyover. The aircraft will fly over parts of Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Manhattan, including the Hudson River, Central Park, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Verrazano Bridge. The aircraft will be operating at an altitude of 1300-1500 feet.


Keeping you informed!

KEEPING YOU INFORMED!

As many of you may already know, there were events earlier today resulting in fatalities and injuries in: 1) Ankara, Turkey, 2) Zurich, Switzerland and 3) Berlin, Germany. We continue to monitor these events for any potential impact they may have for New York City. Help keep New York City safe. Remember, if you see something, say something.