Ice Storm To Intensify During Overnight Hours

'Ice Zone' To Stretch From NYC To So. Orange; 1/2 Inch Possible

Updated at 12:25 a.m. on Feb. 2, 2011

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As the eighth snowstorm of the season continues to bear down on the Tri-State Area, officials issued advisories and warnings in anticipation of dangerous conditions.  As much as a half-inch of ice is expected to fall during the overnight hours from New York City up to southern Orange County.

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A freezing rain advisory is in affect for New York City and Long Island until 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.  In addition, an ice storm warning for Passaic, Bergen, western Essex, western Union, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and northern Westchester counties is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The area is expected to see sleet and freezing rain overnight.  By Wednesday morning, the ice is expected to change over to rain in the city, Long Island and on the Jersey shore.  The changeover will be more gradual north and west of the city before transitioning to rain.

The icy system is expected to end by mid-day Wednesday, but will likely lead to downed power lines and power outages by the time it leaves the area.

“The potential for ice-laden trees, tree branches, limbs to come down are there.  If there are winds…the limbs could smack into the power lines,” Con Edison spokesman Chris Olert said.

Olert also cautioned that people should “treat any wire or cable that’s down as if it’s alive.”

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1010 WINS Reporter Sonia Rincon spoke with Orange and Rockland Utilities about the crews getting ready

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According to CBS 2’s Lonnie Quinn, the ice will become a serious problem from just south of the Big Apple up to southern Orange County during the overnight hours into Wednesday morning, with as much as a half an inch falling between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.

The northern suburbs — Sullivan, Dutchess and Ulster counties — will mostly avoid the ice but will be hit with up to an additional 6 inches of snow, bring their total to 8-10 inches by the time the system begins to move out of the region on Wednesday afternoon.

1010 WINS Reporter Carol D’Auria spoke with people outside Costco stocking up on supplies

The following is a breakdown of what to expect in New York City and its immediate suburbs through late afternoon on Wednesday:

* Round 2 of this storm was to start after midnight, with a moderate ice and wintry mix falling in the city and moderate snow in the northern suburbs. Expect mostly rain in Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey.

* From 2 a.m. until 7 a.m. expect more moderate icing in the city, but heavier accumulation in Westchester up to southern Orange. Heavy snow should be expected north of Poughkeepsie.

* After 7 a.m. the precipitation will begin to diminish in the city and will slowly come to a halt in points north with the last of the mix/flakes ending around 2 p.m. in the city and 4 p.m. north of Poughkeepsie.

Severe Weather Alerts:

Freezing Rain Advisory in CT – Southern Fairfield , Southern New Haven

Winter Storm Warning in CT – Hartford , Northern Litchfield , Southern Litchfield

Ice Storm Warning in CT – Northern Fairfield , Northern New Haven

Coastal Flood Statement in NJ – Coastal Ocean , Eastern Monmouth , Middlesex , Ocean , Western Monmouth

Freezing Rain Advisory in NJ – Eastern Essex , Eastern Monmouth , Eastern Union , Hudson , Northwestern Burlington , Ocean , Western Monmouth

Ice Storm Warning in NJ – Eastern Bergen , Eastern Passaic , Hunterdon , Mercer , Middlesex , Morris , Somerset , Sussex , Westerm Essex , Western Bergen , Western Passaic , Western Union

Freezing Rain Advisory – Bronx , Kings (Brooklyn) , New York (Manhattan) , Northeast Suffolk , Northern Nassau , Northern Queens , Northwest Suffolk , Richmond (Staten Is.) , Southeast Suffolk , Southern Nassau , Southern Queens , Southern Westchester , Southwest Suffolk

Ice Storm Warning – Northern Westchester , Orange , Putnam , Rockland

Winter Storm Warning – Eastern Columbia , Eastern Dutchess , Eastern Ulster , Sullivan , Western Dutchess , Western Ulster

Winter Storm Warning in PA – Pike

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  • Kenny

    Nycsuxnow, global warming can cause more snow. If the air is hotter on the part of the earth where it is summer, that will cause more ocean water to evaporate into the air and create more clouds and hence, more rain and snow on the part of the earth where it is winter.

  • Kenny

    Global warming can cause more snow. If the air is hotter on the part of the planet where it is summer, that will cause more ocean water to evaporate into the air and create more clouds and hence, more rain and snow on the part of the planet where it is winter.

  • cormac828

    Crikey! We in London were griping and moaning in December about the blizzard and the four inches of snow that fell on us. Mind you, we don’t get snow more than once or twice a year so we’re just not used to it. So on those rare occasions when we do get snow, all our traffic grinds to a halt, even if it’s just a matter of an inch of snow.

  • alan foos

    No need to curb carbon dioxide emissions, Einstein, this is how God balances out the cycle of glaciers, the ice caps are disappearing at an exponential rate, thus the ocean picks up more heat, evaporation escalates, the rain and snow hit the fan, major flooding all over the world, and in a few short years you’ll be getting six feet a snow all over North America until you’re all sitting on top of a mile high glacier again. Well, maybe a lot of us will be frozen popsicles in reserve to feed the coming explosion of polar bears. A few hairy elephants head north, and mutant mastadons will be in style once again.

  • Ana Tavarez

    lol more like global freezing…hey guys lets all freeze.. sounds like fun to me:)

  • Igor

    any chance that city will closed public school today?

  • Christine Johnston

    I feel like we are living the movie “The Day after Tomorrow”

    • ignatz

      Great movie. Based on the book “The Coming Global Superstorm” by Art Bell & Whitley Strieber. Art & Whitley knew this was coming … I’ve heard them talk about this dozens of times.

  • ringo

    does anyone know what ever happened to mel waters (mel’s hole)? he seems to have disappeared about 8 or 9 years ago. what an incredible story of 2 endlessly deep holes he came across, not to mention the 1943 roosevelt dimes (with a B mintmark) he found on his property. he seemed so credible & honest, even though the story was amazing and difficult to believe. but he never made any money off his story, so it’s hard to find a motive for him to have fabricated the tale. i hope he is okay. i fear he was ultimately either silenced or eliminated by the military industrial complex.

    • alan foos


  • Eric C

    I like turtles….

  • Joe Sarcasm

    oh, this is going to be a serious ice storm?

    rats. i was hoping for a hilarious ice storm.

    • utah mattress

      stay inside!

  • brucie

    Ice is slippery

  • Bernie Sanders

    i like ice in my coffee

  • John

    Snow and cold are part of winter in the northeastern part of the country.While we have had above normal snowfall,it has not been that bitterly cold like it has been in the Northern Plains states.A ctate climatologist recently wrote in the Queens Chronicle that we are now in a 20 year cycle of colder and snowier winters.Another climatologist wrote that since there has been a marked increase in snowfall over Siberia,that this has altered the jet stream patterns over eastern North america and Western Europe,bringing colder and snowier weather .Climate change is a natural part of our planetary circulation,so we should get used to it, We cannot control the weather.

  • Woody

    The forecast for global heating and climate change is more extremes: drier droughts, wetter rainstorms, stronger hurricanes, and yes, even icier winters from time to time.

    Denying that we’re seeing evidence of repeated extreme climate events around the world seems pretty extreme, no?

    • ari

      global warming may be real, but whether its manmade is the debate. many scientists are deeply skeptical, and the email leaks a few months ago revealed despicable attempts to manipulate and suppress dissenting data. the earth has undergone many changes in weather over the millenia- no one can be sure if what we are seeing now is part of that pattern. scientists can only design computer programs to arrive at conclusions- those programs are far from accurate, and they are constantly being updated.


    hey people, be happy its not explosive ice…
    or at least, not 90 degrees outside

  • Jonathan Norman

    If global warming was such a farce, why are so many people speaking out against it?

  • Carol

    Where have the garbage trucks been since last Thrusday. There have been no salt trucks and no trash pick ups since 1/22 in Whitestone.

  • Tommy

    I like peanuts !!!!!

  • mari n.

    I LOVE WINTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bring on the snow ,sleet and ice………………!

    • Paul Polar

      Me too i want a blizzard!

  • Joe

    Don’t you people ever give a long island forecast it is always jersey and upstate when on tv always city and jersey and north it is a serious issue lately with wcbs metorologistd

  • mike jones

    @SUNNI. who wants to go to Guyana…it’s poor as hellllllllllllllllllllllllll.
    I rather stay here and live above the poverty level!

  • Ziggy

    Global warming is a concept perpetrated on the naive public by Al Gore so he can financillly benefit from his efforts.

    Look how much Mr. Gore has profited from the Global Warming scare.

    • Michael H.

      Here we go again. Somebody else who doesn’t understand the science and evidence behind global warming. What we’re looking at with this storm is a LOCALIZED WEATHER SYSTEM. The reality behind climate change is GLOBAL AVERAGE temperatures over years or decades.

      Let me guess…you’re the type who runs around saying “if we evolved from monkeys then why are there still monkeys?”. Your ignorance of these widely accepted and well demonstrated theories (that’s right, theory doesn’t mean what you think it means) does not dismiss them.

      • Mr. Zenon

        Anything you say Michael, Oh great all knowing enlightened one!

      • Devenio

        Michael H> May I suggest that you are the one who doesn’t know the science behind the farce called global warming. The science was failed from the start. Your argument of widely accepted theories makes you seem to be the one running around talking about monkeys. Hitler has a widely accepted theory. Tobacco growers had widely accepted theories. Just because something is widely accepted does not make it so. Also. for every scientist with a belief in the farce of GW, there 50 who know the truth. Your ignorance of something you picked up on the evening news is astounding. Stop looking at the establishment side and see the truth. Oh yeah, check the polar ice.

      • Steve M.

        Gee Mikey, that so much different from the way you guys are looking at global warming. Forming a theory based upon on a minute amount of data, compared to billions of years of climate change we know nothing about…….How was that winter back in 1262 bunkie? …..lemme know..

      • Steve M.

        @ Micheal H…”Let me guess…you’re the type who runs around saying “if we evolved from monkeys then why are there still monkeys?”………..Let me guess, you’re the guy that looks through a keyhole and claims he understands the universe…

    • Jim

      So much ignorance…The fact that someone can not understand science, does not mean there is no global warming. very shallow comments…

      • Steve M.

        Oh, we understand science enough to know there’s simply not enough accurate information to decide definitively if these weather patterns are the product of man, or nature simply doing what nature does…That doesn’t mean the planet isn’t warming…. I think the truly ignorant are those claim to know how a 4.5 billion year old ecosystem works, based upon a microscopic window of data and time …….

    • Randy

      Better yet, look how much the oil companies profit from getting morons like you to refute reality

  • Schmellma Fingers

    When you get tired of the MTA and Dept. of Sanitation stroking your pole, just stay home and stroke it yourself for a while. It’s free and, as of now, tax exempt!

    • Devenio

      People like this idiot need to be taught a lesson. Okay, MTA and Sanitation – I call for a 2 week strike! This idiot can walk to work – if he had a job and burn his own garbage!

  • Sunni

    Take a holiday in Guyana. Its very cheap and never goes below 80. The air is so clean your lungs will think you’ve died and gone to heaven. Six nations living in harmony and everyone waiting to welcome you to our beautiful country.

  • jtorres

    Global Warming doesn’t mean the wole planet is getting warmer — just the Poles (particularly the North Pole). That’s melting the ice caps which throws off the whole climate control system the earth has built. So we get big swings in the weather: a scorching summer and a vicious winter. Sound familiar?

    • Devenio

      What melting ice caps?

    • Steve M.


  • Mr Armenia

    Boston got 20 inches

  • Ed Addison

    Hey Bob, I’ll be sure to remember that when the next hurricane bears down on you.

  • Ellen

    Bad here now in the Boston area. Was going out this mourning, but decided to stay in. Snowing and sleeting out. Very slippery right now.

  • New Jersey Rose

    Yesterday it was sunny and dare I say, “mild” outside. We got a tiny break and it was great ! It’s so depressing to plan your life around these snow storms! I think of being in Florida daily. You are so lucky Florida Bob, so lucky! Pray for us! Send some sun our way!

  • jack.jones

    mr gores global warming or is it global freezing going on around the world

    the picture above is not relevant to the article

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