The New York City Emergency Management Department today issued a hazardous travel advisory for Sunday, February 7. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for New York City in effect from 6 a.m. Sunday through 9 p.m.
According to the latest forecast, a winter storm is expected to bring steady light to moderate snow to the area beginning early Sunday morning through the afternoon, before tapering off in the evening. The heaviest period of snow is forecast between sunrise Sunday and early Sunday afternoon. Snowfall rates of an inch per hour are possible. A total accumulation of 6 to 8 inches of snow is forecast, with locally higher amounts possible.
Alternate Side Parking Regulations will remain suspended through Friday, February 12, to facilitate snow removal. Payment at parking meters remain in effect throughout the city.
New Yorkers are advised to refrain from unnecessary travel. If travel is necessary, use mass transit where possible, wear a face covering, and adhere to social distancing guidelines. If you must drive, allow for extra travel time and exercise extreme caution.
“Another round of snow is in the forecast for Sunday, and with snow still on the ground from last week’s storm, we encourage everyone to avoid any unnecessary travel,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Deanne Criswell. “We will continue to work closely with National Weather Service to monitor the forecast and coordinate necessary preparations for the impending weather.”