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Blizzard Conditions Likely as Forecasts Predict Up to 4 Inches

By Jess Wisloski | February 15, 2014 9:06am
 In this map the dark purple indicates a Winter Weather Advisory region.
In this map the dark purple indicates a Winter Weather Advisory region.
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CENTRAL PARK — Blizzard conditions were set to sweep across the city adding to the already heavy snowfall week on Saturday, forecasters reported.

There was a high probability of new snow, with up to 4 inches accumulation, accompanied by high winds, expected to start developing after 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Hazardous conditions were expected throughout the lower Hudson Valley region, including New York City, Long Island and Connecticut, and winds up to 25 miles per hour, with gusts reaching 35 miles an hour, were expected to complicate travel, the report said.

Temperatures would remain in the high 30s, dropping only into the 20s overnight.

The precipitation was thought to taper off after 11 p.m. and less than an inch of new snow was predicted to develop overnight.

The city's plows and salt spreaders were dispatched in response to the snow alert issued Saturday, and the progress they are making can be tracked online at the Santitation Department's website.

Little flurries were considered possible Sunday, and heavier snow was likely to return Monday, the NWS said.